Tuesday, August 02, 2016

The Test 56: Politics, Naps, and Canine Mating Rituals


While the producers of The Test are certainly not as knowledgeable as Rob in the political arena, we do our best (and we could kick his pansy ass in the actual arena . . . Stacey is six foot one in flats and Cunningham is very, very sarcastic).

On this week's episode, Cunningham asks some pointed political questions, both general and germane, and Stacey and I do our civic duty (with some help from God) and participate in the ongoing discussion of who should run our country and how they should do it. We attempt to unravel how our political process works.

While we're not Tom Torlakson, we're trying (although we do get sidetracked by important issues of the day: napping, how to mate a great dane with a Boston terrier, the benefits/detriments of exercise . . . pretty much anything to avoid explaining just what the fuck a caucus is) and we hope our efforts will be helpful to the voters come November. And, remember: three more months of this shit!

Give it a whirl, keep score, and see how you fare.



36 comments:

Clarence said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4ZGKI8vpcg

rob said...

new rule: we need descriptors for links. i have no idea if i can go that video in a professional setting. or in my office.

Squeaky said...

Don't go there, Rob. Lots of skin showing, two planking and slow motion.

T.J. said...

Who wants to help me finish my final grad school project? This survey will take under 5 mins to complete, if you would like to help me out:

Click here to begin.

Squeaky said...

This might be a year late for OBFT. Maybe a little wiffle ball with the bat next year. SFW link

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/423469748/thirstbat?ref=nav_search

Clarence said...

My link was safe and a lame commentary.

rob said...

i'm in the midst of my annual poison ivy outbreak. thankfully, i'll be in the ocean in 42 hours or so, letting that salt water work its magic.

Mark said...

High level basketball game on ESPN right now. A bunch of professional basketball players playing for $2M. Winner take all.

rob said...

oh, that ending. that poor dude who dropped the ball is going to be kicking himself for a good while.

Dave said...

every episode of the test jumps the shark. i must admit that i watched that entire scene, and especially enjoyed how the fonze water-skied onto the beach, stepped out of the skis, and kept walking, all in one smooth, super-cool motion. if he jumped the shark, he did it with style.

rob said...

dave, since you're part italian, i'd like you to translate this release about marcus joining an italian serie a squad. danimal, you can help, too. between the two of you, you make up a whole italian. with extra cheese.

http://www.victorialibertas.it/index.php/news1617/1769-thornton-e-biancorosso

Squeaky said...

Google translation of that page has some highlights.

Dave said...

he just might be a 191 centimeter playmaker. what's that? a 4 foot 6 dramatist?

zman said...

I've got your 191 cm playmaker right here.

Clarence said...

Decimal place issues strike again.

zman said...

Nanometers?

rob said...

i've got poison ivy on my fucking face. demon weed.

Clarence said...

Rob, bummer about your chlamoison ivy.

TR said...

I am the most sensitive person to poison ivy that I know. I have been CRUSHED at least a dozen times. I feel your pain. But not literally.

Just watched last week's John Oliver. Made me smile when he called Trump "a fucking asshole."

TR said...

New candidate for 2016's "That's not a real name, is it?" award:

Football player Tren'Davian Dickson is transferring to Houston from Baylor.

TR said...

Action Bronson and Friends Watch Ancient Aliens is among the more preposterous things that has ever been on TV. Melissa Etheridge will be on one episode. Didn't see that coming.

Clarence said...

Dave went to bed super early. Mars also went to bed really early. Squirrel them out but still kind of. That is all.

zman said...

Squirrel them out indeed. Still kind of.

rob said...

kind of now, too

TR said...

A young guy on Manhattan was wearing this shirt today. Made me chuckle.

http://www.cafepress.com/mf/88105933/i-goat-this_tshirt?productId=1273375257

Mark said...

The new Action Bronson show is absolutely absurd. He and friends/associates are just getting super high and watching Ancient Aliens. I want that job.

zman said...

Guga!!

Mark said...

The Olympics are a great reminder how many Eastern European countries are loaded with hot girls.

zman said...

Macedonian mini summit!

TR said...

Chuck E Cheese really needs to serve alcohol. Whiskey is imperative.

rob said...

strong work on the posting, boys

TR said...

We're burning a $20 gift card to the Cheese that one kid got a year ago. It takes for-fucking-ever to burn through 80 tokens here. Our local carnival hoovers cash from your wallet, but this place tortures you with bad games, noise and sad people. But if you're looking to hit on lower income divorcees, this joint is the bomb.

zman said...

I spent a fair amount of time at the Cheese with my lower income divorced mom when I was a kid.

zman said...

SFO might be as bad as EWR. Wildly inefficient.

mayhugh said...

Women's Beach Volleyball is a lot of fun to watch, though the US second team seems to be on the older end of the age spectrum and nursing a bunch of injuries. I also miss Misty May Treanor. On the other side, I know it's hard and these people are very skilled, but cycling is not a great spectator sport (and there is a TON of coverage this morning). And the biggest thing I got out of the men's gymnastics last night was "there's a bunch of 5'5" dudes who could easily rough me up".

TR said...

New post up. Moose outside shoulda told you.