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You Forgot Poland.
posted by reklaw (61 comments total)

 
Haha. These kids, they're quick.
posted by xmutex at 1:59 PM on October 1, 2004


how the heck did they get the DNS working so quickly?
posted by o2b at 2:01 PM on October 1, 2004


What a zinger!

That or the plutonium/enriched uranium mix-up FIASCO! HA! Because as everyone knows, enriched uranium bombs are deadly-serious, while simple plutonium bombs are mostly harmless.

I'm still waiting for someone in the UK to do a nice mashup using Bush's stuttering, stumbling "style".
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 2:02 PM on October 1, 2004


o2b: I was thinking the same thing, according to whois it looks like it was just registered last night.

Civil_Disobedient: There's a song Let's roll by Jonny L that samples him, but it seems to correct the timing making him seem more coherent.
posted by Flat Feet Pete at 2:11 PM on October 1, 2004


Is this something you need to have a TV to get? Because I don't have one. :)
posted by hughbot at 2:11 PM on October 1, 2004


actually looking at www.jonnyl.net under previews it seems like there's a let's roll (the revenge) feature the extremely deluded dude. How come he's not in a Jack in the Box commercial by now?
posted by Flat Feet Pete at 2:15 PM on October 1, 2004


network solutions now updates DNS tables every 30 minutes (started doing this last month).
posted by Mick at 2:22 PM on October 1, 2004


election time is a golden time for domain registrars
posted by mr.marx at 11:20 AM EST on September 30

posted by pardonyou? at 2:23 PM on October 1, 2004


Looking forward to treblinkasquare.com
posted by Krrrlson at 2:24 PM on October 1, 2004


that's the fastest DNS resolution i've ever seen... dang...
posted by moonbird at 2:24 PM on October 1, 2004


Well, that may not be the best of the web, but it's sure the funniest damn thing I've seen all day.
posted by Outlawyr at 2:34 PM on October 1, 2004


Oh come on dudes it's like whacking a baby seal ..and btw Poland sent more or less 2000 soldiers, brave and valorous and not completely useless , not mentioning the 32 from Estonia, they make a world difference. It's quite obvious that when one compares the minor armies to the more or less 120-130000 americans any other army looks insignificant.

They still are part of coalition of the willing, even if their support is (comparatively) quantitatively close to 0, the quality of their troops vastly makes up for the quantity I think. Obviously being little countries they can't send 100K troops, but they care about freedom.

Of course you can enlist right now so we'll be able to make up for the difference. Ask to be trained and sent directly to Iraq as demand for volunteers is forever high, expecially in this moment.
posted by elpapacito at 2:37 PM on October 1, 2004


Mexedmissages.com/net/org also registered already.
posted by Hlewagast at 2:43 PM on October 1, 2004


Yeah, I was more impressed with the dns resolving so quickly than anything else.
posted by adampsyche at 2:53 PM on October 1, 2004


Huh, WTF? He certainly mentioned Poland:
"My opponent says we didn't have any allies in this war? What's he say to Tony Blair? What's he say to Aleksander Kwasniewski of Poland. I mean you can't expect to build alliances, when you denigrate the contributions of those who are serving side by side with American troops in Iraq."

WTF?
posted by ParisParamus at 3:01 PM on October 1, 2004


So I guess this means PP didn't watch the debates.
posted by Outlawyr at 3:06 PM on October 1, 2004


Mick - Network Solutions may have updated it already, but unless everyone else has lowered their TTL from 2 days, it theoretically shouldn't have propagated yet. Weird.
posted by TungstenChef at 3:08 PM on October 1, 2004


Oops, I realized immediately after posting that you can't have a TTL if there isn't already a DNS record. Still, it's really strange that it's up already, the quickest I've seen that happen is about 36 hours.
posted by TungstenChef at 3:12 PM on October 1, 2004


i think its funny that everyone calls Paris, PP now
posted by Satapher at 3:31 PM on October 1, 2004


"So I guess this means PP didn't watch the debates."

Exactly what I was thinking.

Hey, PP... watch the debate!

If you pay close attention, you'll even see where Kerry says something nice about Israel and their security too... Mmmm. Israel!
posted by insomnia_lj at 3:36 PM on October 1, 2004


President Aleksander Kwasniewski of Poland: "They deceived us about the weapons of mass destruction, that's true. We were taken for a ride."
posted by rajbot at 3:38 PM on October 1, 2004


Given PP's well-known loyalties it's not surprising he didn't watch the debate... I would myself shrink from watching the slow-speed train wreck that is Bush attempting to think on his feet, were he my favored candidate.
posted by clevershark at 3:38 PM on October 1, 2004


I think Kerry was talking about countries actually involved in the invasion (rather than the occupation). Poland has a fairly major role in iraq (and a couple thousand soldiers) now, but only had a couple dozen or so involved in the invasion.
posted by kickingtheground at 3:38 PM on October 1, 2004


"i think its funny that everyone calls Paris, PP now"

I think I was the one who started it, over a year ago. I'm proud of that.

At least he can't complain that we don't treat him like he's #1...
posted by insomnia_lj at 3:41 PM on October 1, 2004


The latest Polish-led contingent will be supplemented by soldiers from a number of eastern European countries and comprise 1,640 Ukrainian troops, 500 from Bulgaria, several hundred from Hungary, 150 from Romania and Latvia, and 85 respectively from Slovakia and Lithuania.

May have told this tale before – The gift my brother brought me back from this Iraq War was a Polish Tank Commander’s jacket ;P
posted by thomcatspike at 4:05 PM on October 1, 2004


Oh, Kerry didn't mention Poland.

Of course I watched it; actually, I listened to it while doing other work.

But I'm not going to tell you what I think because I didn't get enough personal e-mail requests--HA!
posted by ParisParamus at 4:05 PM on October 1, 2004


I wish PP wasn't a derivative of ParisParamus. But I am so proud of my moniker--it was, orginally the title for a film I was going to make-- that it doesn't matter.
posted by ParisParamus at 4:08 PM on October 1, 2004


From what I understand, Poland was not in fact part of the original invasion force, but only sent troops later (correct me if I'm wrong). Secondly, see the quote from the president of Poland above -- Bush may not have heard it, mind you, but he's lucky he got away with bringing up Poland without Kerry zinging him with that.
Of all the dumb Bush lines from the debate, "you forgot Poland" is certainly in the top 5.
posted by uosuaq at 4:28 PM on October 1, 2004


Er...so who forgot Poland?
posted by Orange Goblin at 4:41 PM on October 1, 2004


That was the funniest bit... Kerry played dumb and trolled Bush so perfectly. You could see the bite coming. After Bush named Tony Blair and Aleksander Kwasniewski of Poland, Kerry responded by saying it wasn't a true international coalition with just Tony Blair.

Bush responded YOU FORGOT POLAND
posted by holloway at 4:44 PM on October 1, 2004


Would that be the same Poland which affirms that it was deceived over Iraq and seems to have one foot out the door already?
posted by clevershark at 5:09 PM on October 1, 2004


But I'm not going to tell you what I think because I didn't get enough personal e-mail requests--HA!

It's ok, Paris. There were so many Bush supporters who were surprisingly honest in their appraisal of his (non-)performance that your usual trolling technique wouldn't really have worked anyway. Better luck next time!
posted by Armitage Shanks at 5:14 PM on October 1, 2004


Would that be the same Poland which affirms that it was deceived over Iraq and seems to have one foot out the door already?

No no...the other Poland, from MagicalBushWorld. You know, the Poland that's cheering us on as we go from success to success in Iraq.
posted by uosuaq at 5:16 PM on October 1, 2004


Of course I know Osama Bin Laden attacked us! I know that!
posted by obloquy at 5:21 PM on October 1, 2004


Making it a domain name makes it funny.
posted by scarabic at 5:30 PM on October 1, 2004


So I guess this means PP didn't watch the debates.

He doesn't need to. He's voting for Bush because Kerry is bad looking. (If he ever found out there were OTHER canidates for President, well, having to look at all the pictures would take away from his posting to MetaFilter time.)
posted by rough ashlar at 5:33 PM on October 1, 2004


Poland is integral to Dubya's new advertising campaign!
The Poor Man can now reveal that, his confidence buoyed by his strong performance in Thursday's debate, George W. Bush has fired all of his political advisors, pollsters, and media analysts, and will now be bringing his message directly to the people.
posted by Zurishaddai at 5:43 PM on October 1, 2004


The President deserves at least a golf clap for remembering the name of Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski, thus (in this matter) exceeding expectations.
posted by clevershark at 6:13 PM on October 1, 2004


Poland's new marketing slogan: Unforgettable.

Bush is one funny monkey. Watching him squirm as Kerry used all those big words and facts was quite satisfying.
posted by fleener at 6:41 PM on October 1, 2004


maybe poland knows how to fight vociferously?
posted by jann at 6:47 PM on October 1, 2004


September 11 is hereby dubbed Remember Poland Day.
posted by fleener at 6:49 PM on October 1, 2004



Huh, WTF? He certainly mentioned Poland


makes all his posts worth having choked down to just let that one melt in my mouth. PP and his Presdinent. a match made in heaven.
posted by quonsar at 7:01 PM on October 1, 2004


Washington: I cannot tell a lie.
Lincoln: Four score and seven years ago...
Roosevelt: The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Kennedy: Ask not what your country can do...
Nixon: I am not a crook.
Bush: You forgot Poland.
posted by amberglow at 7:15 PM on October 1, 2004


Technically, it was "Well, actually, he forgot Poland!"
posted by bobo123 at 7:30 PM on October 1, 2004


The best thing about this line is that you know all the redneck dumbfucks in the world who were drinking beer and rooting for Bush know nothing about Poland except 8,103 Polack jokes.

Bush: You can't change positions all the time
redneck: Yeah! Motherfuckin' changing p'sishuns alla time!
Bush: It's hard work
redneck: That's right, hard work, faggot!
Bush: You're forgetting Poland.
redneck: Yeah, we love them Polacks! uh--wait, what'n the hell'd he jest say?

Of course, this assumes that these gorillas are able to connect "Poland" to "Polack," which is kind of a stretch, I know.
posted by scarabic at 8:15 PM on October 1, 2004


He forgot Australia. Both of them.

*shakes fist*
posted by cheaily at 8:21 PM on October 1, 2004


He also forgot about Dre.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 8:30 PM on October 1, 2004


50 Cent's got a purple heart, and he ain't never left the city.
posted by ph00dz at 8:42 PM on October 1, 2004


scarabic: you're an ass. Stereotype much?

Wait - upon checking your profile and seeing the word "BERKELEY," it all makes sense, you tofu-munching, dope-addled, pinko-commie hippie. In other words, you can't help the fact that you're an ass, so I hereby retract my earlier statement.
posted by davidmsc at 8:47 PM on October 1, 2004


chill, david..he was making a joke.
posted by amberglow at 8:50 PM on October 1, 2004


amberglow: Maybe...but that last bit about "gorillas" just got to me, for some reason. scarabic, if you were exaggerating for humourous effect, please forgive me.

Back on topic -- damn, but I love this here internet thingie. It just amazes/fascinates/tickles me that words and phrases -- simple, obscure, long, short, nonsensical -- can be turned "into" something.
posted by davidmsc at 8:55 PM on October 1, 2004


scarabic, if you were exaggerating for humourous effect, please forgive me.

These things never happened in a pre september 10 world. Now we're all gorillas ;(
posted by The God Complex at 4:25 AM on October 2, 2004


Being part Polish, I was going to write the President to thank him for remembering Poland. Saddly, the lightbulb in my office went out last night and I couldn't find enough people to turn the ladder to help screw it back in. The solar powered flashlight wasn't working last night, either. So I guess I'll have to wait!
posted by robocop is bleeding at 6:56 AM on October 2, 2004


That was the funniest bit... Kerry played dumb and trolled Bush so perfectly.

Washington: I cannot tell a lie.
Lincoln: Four score and seven years ago...
Roosevelt: The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Kennedy: Ask not what your country can do...
Nixon: I am not a crook.
Bush: You forgot Poland.

Saddly, the lightbulb in my office went out last night and I couldn't find enough people to turn the ladder to help screw it back in.




I love you guys.
posted by Laugh_track at 10:20 AM on October 2, 2004


Awwww....meanie took the piss out of one of davie's side.
posted by i_cola at 10:36 AM on October 2, 2004


Jenn:maybe poland knows how to fight vociferously?

or even: Frodo-ciferously.

;-)
posted by Skygazer at 11:11 AM on October 2, 2004


I want a t-shirt that says: YOU FORGOT POLAND.
posted by Skygazer at 11:17 AM on October 2, 2004


What's he say to Aleksander Kwasniewski of Poland.

"Who the hell are you?"
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 8:47 PM on October 2, 2004


Damn, Bush passed up a perfect chance to Godwin.
posted by orange swan at 6:09 PM on October 3, 2004


Poland pulling out troops by end of 2005.
posted by adampsyche at 8:27 AM on October 4, 2004


Poland forgets us.
posted by stbalbach at 4:02 PM on October 4, 2004


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