Postponed duties have overtaken me

There will be a post later…

69 responses to “Postponed duties have overtaken me

  1. If the announcement had instead read “There will be a post earlier…” I bet you interest would be even higher. 😛

  2. So the post was a pre-post post, as opposed to a post-post post or the actual postponed post.

    • Is it safe to just post a pre-post post without a pre-pre-post post to warn other posters of the pre-posting?

  3. Thanks for continuing to feed our addiction to your relevant and witty observations.

  4. So the post is postponed.

    Would that be a (post^2)ponement?

    • Actually, that would be a “ponement”. Since
      post-postponement = (post-post)+ponement

      Unless, of course, you see it as more
      in which case the answer would be

    • BlondEngineer

      No, I believe that post(1-ponement) would be the correct parsing of those terms.

  5. For some reason I am reminded of a short story about the boy who very successfully employed the rhyme, ‘Rain, rain go away, come again some other day,’ that is until some other day arrived.

    It also makes me think of one of the first of the Red Queen’s conversations with Alice. The Queen had taken Alice by the hand and had led them on an exhausting run at full tilt. They finally came to a stop.

    Alice looked around her in great surprise. “Why, I do believe we’ve been under this tree the whole time! Everything’s just as it was!”

    “Of course it is,” said the Queen: “what would you have it?”

    “Well, in our country,” said Alice, still panting a little, “you’d generally get to somewhere else — if you ran very fast tor a long time, as we’ve been doing.”

    “A slow sort of country!” said the Queen. “Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!”

    Our Esteemed Hostess doesn’t have to say very much to get us thinking, does she?

  6. Post earlier, post later, but never post now.

  7. Yes we have no posts…..

  8. Does this count as a post hole?

  9. I’ll throw a question out into the post hole.

    How much legal immigration per year can we as a nation of roughly 350,000,000 take in that can be readily assimilated without causing major problems for the rest of us?

    • Depends on how much assimilation is needed (an Australian becoming an American would have a much smaller issue moving their mental furniture than, oh, a 15 year old North Korean kid.)

      • And it depends how much pressure is used to encourage assimilation. When the government, businesses, and employers where the immigrants settle offer everything in the immigrant’s language, there’s less pressure to assimilate. If the schools do little or nothing to introduce the young immigrants, or the children of immigrants, to American language and culture, then there’s less pressure.

        • Worse, if all of the above basically pressure people to stay in “their” culture, rather than joining America….

          • Changes in technology have also made a difference. When there was no transoceanic telephone, and mail as well as people-transportation was via sailing ship, the immigrant’s disconnect from his home environment was pretty sharp. Even, say, in the 1960s, with (expensive) jet travel and (expensive) transoceaning telephony, the break was a lot sharper than it is today.

            • This. I have wondered if people acculturate as I did. I mean, the expense of calling my parents was undergone, but it wasn’t enough to keep me, you know… there.

              • I suspect you were on the extremely fast acculturation end of the scale. I look at my great grandparents and I suspect it took 5 to 10 years to get to a proficient level, and a full 20 before they were comfortable as Americans. I’ll guess this was about average. This being 1890 to 1910 or so. And yes, they came legally, and applied for and were granted citizenship as soon as they were eligible.

        • Dorothy Grant

          Not only external pressure, but internal pressure. A professor arriving right after Tiananmen Square from mainland China with his wife and most of his kids (He couldn’t get them all out) is HIGHLY motivated to become an American. His main goals in life were 1.) Become an American. 2.) Learn enough English and accreditations to teach here. 3.) Make enough money to bribe officials sufficient unto getting his remaining family members free of “protective custody” by the state. (Otherwise known as “If you talk about Tiananmen square, we’ll kill your kids.”)

          On the other hand, a “refugee” who’s expecting free housing, meals, and income, and for the infidels to keep him in the style to which he wishes to be accustomed, while he encourages other poor bastards to keep fighting in Syria and attacking the great western devils in righteous jihad? No amount of external pressure may result in an American there.

    • Depends on who they are.

    • None.
      A nation that doesn’t defend its borders is not a nation. It’s a vague notion that it should be a nation.

  10. A Black Locust post is the premium for posts in this area. EXTREMELY resistant to decay, will last 30-50 years, even without any kind of treatment to protect it. These are very difficult to find, however, and most hardware stores with lumber departments carry Cedar posts.

    Unless you were looking for metal posts. Then there is a wide variety, from the utility to the decorative.

  11. Postporned? You mean, clad in cheap lingerie, with gel on the lens and cheesy background music?

    Tend to your duties, we have penty of popcorn and can enjoy the Weinstein Wevelations, pundit heads exploding over Trump’s repudiation of the Iran “It ain’t a treaty but it’s a treaty!” kerfuffle and such other delights as the news presents.

  12. Hey, how’d that turtle get on this post?

  13. It is a source of amusement to me that a non-post-post generates 50+ lively comments.

    It’s as if upon arriving at a shop that had a sign on the door from the proprietress reading “Temporarily Closed: Back Soon,” the folks started an impromptu party on the doorstep.


  14. A Toast! A Toast to the Posts, One, two, Three Post Toasties!!