Friday, January 1

Here's one to ADD to the lexicon.

Lake Superior State University's Word Banishment Committee has issued its list of words to be banned in 2010 (staycation, sexting, maverick) and so has Driftglass (monetize, proactive, center/right). May I humbly ask that the blogs do whatever they can to promote the use of the following phrase of art in 2010? are being shagged by the rare parrot.


I expect this to have a defined political meaning by month's end, people. That is all.


  1. Ack! That man has a Democrat on his head! And a very friendly at that...

  2. Well, John Cleese compared Sarah Palin to a parrot, and she's rare in the sense of being half-baked... Also, every time I hear her speak it feels like my brain is being shagged by something... No, this is too good to waste on her.

    -Doug in Oakland

  3. taylorbad10:58 AM

    Definition: Being assailed by an over-reaching assertion or opinion coming from someone who has no business or right to offer it.

    Example, "When John Boehner said Republicans had the workable solution to national health care reform, I knew I was being shagged by the rare parrot.

  4. Those naughty parrots.

  5. Definition: an unpleasant surprise from an unexpected quarter.

    Example: "The Democrats were really shagged by the rare parrot when Senator Nelson sprang the Stupak Amendment on them."

    Also . . . beautiful plumage.


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