karl rove’s ladder

I don’t want to be morbid, but as I was sitting here, looking at this photo of Karl Rove’s garage, it occurred to me not only that the story was stupid and oddly timed, but that it would be strange if, after the indictments were handed down, he went home and used they very ladder to climb up into the rafters and hang himself. I guess it’s an OCD thing, but now I can’t get the thought out of my mind.

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  1. Brian
    Posted October 18, 2005 at 9:17 pm | Permalink

    Is that a sled I see in there? Citizen Rove might have a soul after all…err…maybe not.

  2. mark
    Posted October 18, 2005 at 9:31 pm | Permalink

    I think he does have a soul… It’s kept in that box marked “fragile.”

  3. Posted October 19, 2005 at 8:46 am | Permalink

    The last time i saw a wooden crate that big, it had swastikas on it and contained the Ark of the Covenant.

  4. be OH bE
    Posted October 19, 2005 at 9:33 am | Permalink

    Damn, Brett beat me to the punch!

    Does Mr. Blossom live by himself? Anyone ever heard about any romantic interests of his? Just curious.

  5. be OH bE
    Posted October 19, 2005 at 9:35 am | Permalink

    I hadn’t clicked on the link before I commented.
    disregard query.

  6. Posted October 19, 2005 at 10:06 am | Permalink

    Since I made my last comment, i can’t get the image out of my head of Karl Rove’s face contorted in a horrified scream, and then melting.

  7. Posted October 19, 2005 at 2:57 pm | Permalink

    It looks to me as though the coolers are actually on a shelf behind the huge crate rather than on top of it as the article states. Not that that matters or anything.

    Perhaps you should try to distract your OCD into focusing on what’s in the crate instead of on the ladder. Maybe it contains a RealDoll (http://www.realdoll.com/) or some spent hookers.

  8. mark
    Posted October 19, 2005 at 9:12 pm | Permalink

    If only we could all be as happy and content as this young man.

    I suspect that if there is one in the box, Collin, it has Bush’s head. (They do make male Real Dolls now, you know.)

  9. chris
    Posted October 19, 2005 at 9:13 pm | Permalink

    Wild…everyone’s line of vision went straight to the box marked “fragile”, as did mine. As a result of reading your jokes I got nothing. I think it was Brett’s that stupified me w/ laughter…damn! It would have been good too!

  10. Posted October 20, 2005 at 8:43 am | Permalink

    Chris, it was from that one movie where that Han Solo dude wears a fedora and bullwhips some nazi ass.

    If I may ask, and I mean no offense, what exactly were you doing in the 1980’s?
    I mean, beyond possibly mentioning the “Flux Capacitor” or calling a big colorful cardigan a “Huxley Sweater”, there aren’t many more obvious cultural references I can even think of from that period.

  11. chris
    Posted October 20, 2005 at 3:52 pm | Permalink

    Wait…what…me? I got the reference. I don’t get it. But I will tell you anyway, the 80’s? Developing vast amounts of fodder for a future of shame and seemingly endless therapy. Not to mention a dazzling array of half baked projects w/ which to embrace my mediocrity as I head over the hill.

    “Huxley sweater”, do you mean a Huxtable sweater? What were you doing in the 80’s?

  12. chris
    Posted October 20, 2005 at 3:52 pm | Permalink

    Oh yeah, and what I want to know is whose bike is that?

  13. Posted October 20, 2005 at 4:42 pm | Permalink

    Well, what I want to know is, why on earth are we looking in Karl Rove’s (oddly small) garage?

  14. chris
    Posted October 20, 2005 at 7:55 pm | Permalink

    Stella, the ladder. W/ the news of Cheney/Skippy being the Valerie Plame leak, some people are expecting the worst…and still others, the best.

  15. Posted October 21, 2005 at 8:17 am | Permalink

    damn, chris, you got me. I was suckling at the pop culture teat during the 80’s, but sometimes i clearly let the milk dribble down my chin.

    that was a horrible metaphor, i realize, but it was all i could think of this early in the morning.

    Maybe I was thinking that Aldous Huxley wore colorful sweaters, but I’m not sure. He did drop acid, though, so there’s a joke in there someplace.

  16. be OH bE
    Posted October 21, 2005 at 8:31 am | Permalink

    Maybe Aldous had a problem with excessive perspiration. That would also work. not really, though.

    And I’m with Stella; I wouldn’t have imagined that Karl Rove lived in a house with one tiny attached garage.

  17. Posted October 21, 2005 at 8:32 am | Permalink

    and chris, based upon your description, you spent the 80’s the exact same way i’m spending the current decade.

  18. Posted October 21, 2005 at 8:33 am | Permalink

    beohbe, my first thought, looking at the picture, was “This can’t be his ONLY house.” I’m sure he has a villa/cottage/lair elsewhere.

  19. Doug Skinner
    Posted October 21, 2005 at 8:35 am | Permalink

    I assumed Brett was referring to the sweater designs of Susan Huxley: see http://www.sewntellstudio.com/meetsusan.html.
    I believe her designs are more recent, however.

  20. Posted October 21, 2005 at 8:42 am | Permalink

    Nice, doug.

    I told mark recently, after the ottoman/automan debacle, that he really just needs to make more posts with typos, as it seems to generate some great discussions. Glad I could practice what I preached.

  21. Shanster
    Posted October 21, 2005 at 10:59 am | Permalink

    I think we all know about the 1986 Huxtable sweater: http://www.carseywerner.net/inflight/cosbyshow/cosbyshow_213.htm

    Wasn’t the 80’s the decade of the Izod?

  22. Original Letter Writer
    Posted December 1, 2005 at 2:11 pm | Permalink

    A one car garage for Rove? WTF?

    That box has three smaller boxes inside it:
    One full of ballots from 2000 marked Gore.
    One full of ballots from 2004 marked Kerry.
    And one where he keeps his pebble sized sense of human decency cozy and safe in a bed made of Haliburton money.

  23. chris
    Posted December 1, 2005 at 4:13 pm | Permalink

    This was worth clicking back to. EXTREMELY funny. Seen the front of this week’s New Yorker?

  24. mark
    Posted December 1, 2005 at 10:04 pm | Permalink

    I’ve got it here on the table somewhere… OK, here it is… You mean the one with the woman looking in to gigantic medicine cabinet full of pills and rubbing her chin in contemplation, Chris? Or the one before that?

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