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Celebrated Yup'ik Iron Dog snowmobiler and father of five, Todd, has had an illustrious career in the oil and fishing industries. Now that his latest aspirations have been dashed, what will this well dressed man do now? (18 links)
posted by gman (46 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
Whoops. Second 'now' in that sentence.
posted by gman at 11:45 AM on November 8, 2008


Great post gman. I think Todd Palin's snowmachine is going to be sponsored like a Nascar.
posted by rageagainsttherobots at 11:50 AM on November 8, 2008


And we though we had it rough when the Beckhams tried to take America by storm...
posted by [NOT HERMITOSIS-IST] at 11:51 AM on November 8, 2008


"Look what former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole did for Viagra."

This is Martin Silver's argument in favor of a shirtless Todd Palin gracing the sides of buses?
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 11:52 AM on November 8, 2008 [1 favorite]


I heard he was going to move to Washington, DC and start a Dischord house. (TBSOWFMU at 1h, 33m)
posted by bunnytricks at 11:53 AM on November 8, 2008


18 links

Can't argue with that.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 11:59 AM on November 8, 2008 [2 favorites]


I still haven't heard the man say a word.
posted by Benjy at 12:07 PM on November 8, 2008 [2 favorites]


I still haven't heard the man say a word.

Todd doesn't need to use words; his eyes speak the language of danger and intrigue.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 12:09 PM on November 8, 2008 [21 favorites]


I love that there's an banner ad for Nuva Rig on the page calling for the Todd to be "shirtless and drunk" (the "now" link). No one should be thinking of Todd Palin as shirtless and drunk without also thinking about birth control.
posted by Heretic at 12:10 PM on November 8, 2008 [2 favorites]


guys like this are the reason i left hicktown and moved to the city. you can only go so far in a culture that thrives on gasoline, cheap beer and date rape.
posted by klanawa at 12:20 PM on November 8, 2008 [4 favorites]


Wow, all Palin-ness aside, an 1800 mile snowmobile race is pretty impressive.
posted by Stonestock Relentless at 12:21 PM on November 8, 2008 [1 favorite]


18 links

Can't argue with that.


Yeah, I just never know if two or more words are linked in a row, whether or not those reading will realize they are separate links.
posted by gman at 12:26 PM on November 8, 2008


This segues well with the previous thread. You came so close to having the wheels of government driven directly by cranks.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 12:28 PM on November 8, 2008 [3 favorites]


When I think of Tawd, this is all I can picture.
posted by gman at 12:47 PM on November 8, 2008


He looks kind of like Ricky Gervais in this photo. Cheeky!
posted by diogenes at 1:01 PM on November 8, 2008


Good call diogenes. In that photo Todd Palin kind of looks like a healthy Ricky Gervais.
posted by rageagainsttherobots at 1:10 PM on November 8, 2008


From the video in the "man" link: "A real solid marriage, a Christian marriage, where they shoot guns" - America, fuck yeah. Oh, and how was Hillary not a woman enough to defend on the feminist front? Remember the assessment of her "cackle" on Fox? Yeah, classy. Or is feminism only for pretty ladies?

I still haven't heard the man say a word. Strong and silent, just like Alaskan winter. I hear that ladies swoon over strong and silent, not meek and kinda nerdy (in reference to a comment on the "now" linked story). The little guy is one to talk with and maybe think about a future. A future where he's at least 18 years old, and might even have some facial hair. But in that future, you're not drinking rum, and you don't want the teen-age thinking boy to be shirtless and woozy from his watered down day at the beach.
posted by filthy light thief at 1:42 PM on November 8, 2008


Todd needs to dump the baggage!
posted by markkraft at 1:45 PM on November 8, 2008


Todd needs to dump the baggage!

Not sure who's more of a liability to who.
posted by gman at 1:49 PM on November 8, 2008


Admittedly, they're both jokes, but Todd's wife has made herself a bigger joke.

(Arguably though, that's not always a liability in this country.)
posted by markkraft at 1:56 PM on November 8, 2008


Take a look at the Palins' tax returns and you'll find that Todd writes off his snowmobiling "business" even though it doesn't earn them a reliable or significant income. Can I write off my hobbies too?
posted by nicwolff at 1:59 PM on November 8, 2008


(Arguably though, that's not always a liability in this country.)

Fuck. You're right about that!

Can I write off my hobbies too?

Depend if you have all of your I’s dotted and your T’s crossed.
posted by gman at 2:04 PM on November 8, 2008


I just never know if two or more words are linked in a row, whether or not those reading will realize they are separate links.

They won't. They also won't count to 18 just to see where the links are either.
posted by jessamyn at 2:41 PM on November 8, 2008


I thought Alvy was making a golf joke.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 3:18 PM on November 8, 2008


If I never hear the name "Palin" again, it will be too soon. Please make these people go away.

And the nickname "First Dude" makes me want to scream. There is only one Dude, dude, and his last name is Lebowski.
posted by leftcoastbob at 3:33 PM on November 8, 2008 [1 favorite]


I don't care what the MSM says, at least he see Africa from his snowmobile.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 3:37 PM on November 8, 2008 [1 favorite]


+can
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 3:40 PM on November 8, 2008


Anyone know which charity gets the used silk boxers?
posted by grounded at 4:08 PM on November 8, 2008 [5 favorites]


Wait, I thought the election was over? Or is this a petty nyah-nyah post?
posted by Eideteker at 4:18 PM on November 8, 2008


Also, First Dude? More like Worst Dude!
posted by Eideteker at 4:18 PM on November 8, 2008


> Yeah, I just never know if two or more words are linked in a row, whether or not those reading will realize they are separate links.

I believe it would be possible using CSS to put little grey dots next to each link. Readers could then immediately distinguish contiguous links in a phrase. Assuming they weren't so annoyed by all the dots everywhere that they stopped reading.
posted by sdodd at 4:26 PM on November 8, 2008


I hear his teenage daughter is pregnant.
posted by DU at 5:09 PM on November 8, 2008 [1 favorite]


Proof that abstinance-only sex ed works -- or it WOULD have worked, if it weren't for those meddling heathens...
posted by LordSludge at 5:22 PM on November 8, 2008


"If I never hear the name "Palin" again, it will be too soon. Please make these people go away."

As much as I hate to say it, I hope the Palins are here to stay, and become the absolute sweethearts of the Republican Party.

Why would I wish that on us? Because... the last non-incumbent president to win by the kind of margins we saw in this election was Ronald Reagan in 1980 -- who actually got only 50.7% support, and not 53% like Obama -- and what happened in 1984 when Reagan did relatively well in his first term, thanks largely to the economic policies of Obama economic advisor / Carter's Fed Chief Paul Volcker, combined with a short-term economic bonus due to higher government spending?

Something like this.



Imagine, if you will, a sea of blue, with Alaska, Utah, Oklahoma, and Alabama red... an election where Obama and his fellow Democrats campaign almost entirely in states which he lost this time around.

Palin = Republican for Mondale.
posted by markkraft at 6:18 PM on November 8, 2008 [2 favorites]


Hrm. Okay, okay. No images. Something like this, then.
posted by markkraft at 6:19 PM on November 8, 2008


what will this well dressed man do now?

he and his well dressed wife should kiss our asses and disappear back into the icebox they came from

i respectfully request that we just plain stop talking about them for awhile
posted by pyramid termite at 8:58 PM on November 8, 2008 [1 favorite]


is feminism only for pretty ladies

See, the pretty ones can choose to be feminists, but the ugly ones, well, what else do they have?
posted by nax at 5:17 AM on November 9, 2008 [1 favorite]


can I write off my hobbies too?

Actually, yes, you can. (supplemental to gman's link above)
posted by nax at 5:22 AM on November 9, 2008


I heard someone on the radio call Sarah Palin "Elly Mae Cheney".
posted by Bitter soylent at 6:29 AM on November 9, 2008


I've read various descriptions of Todd's Eskimo-ness. Over at Conservapedia they describe him as "part Yupik Eskimo." I've also heard him called "The Eskimo." According to Wikipedia his mother "is one-quarter Yup'ik" which makes him 1/8th. Is is fair to describe him as an Eskimo? Or a native? I've known people who revel in their Native American "roots" when those roots turn out to be a tiny fraction of their total genetic make-up, but I've always found these people to be tools.

I remember back in the massive "Metafilter vets Palin" thread that the issue of Todd cheating in one of races came up. There were a lot of hard feelings in the snow machine community, because he went on to win that particular race.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 7:03 AM on November 9, 2008


Back in Alaska, Sarah says "I want to be able to help also Americans to know that they can trust their media."

I think the correct transcription is 'Also-Americans' but Palinese is often ambiguous. Nonetheless, it's comforting to know that Palin has vetted the MSM and also too the blogosphere and finds it accurate.
posted by grounded at 9:12 AM on November 9, 2008


Today, we are all Also-Americans.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 11:30 AM on November 9, 2008 [2 favorites]


"According to Wikipedia his mother "is one-quarter Yup'ik" which makes him 1/8th. Is is fair to describe him as an Eskimo? Or a native?"

Maybe we can refer to him as an octoigloon!

But hey, isn't he well-dressed and well-demeanored? And isn't it *nice* that he basically stands there and generally keeps quiet?

Very appropriate for a Republican minority representative.
posted by markkraft at 12:05 PM on November 9, 2008


(Alternately, of course, you can refer to him as a rich white guy.)
posted by markkraft at 12:07 PM on November 9, 2008




Another site with some interesting reading.

posted by Jumpin Jack Flash at 12:22 PM on November 9, 2008


Where?
posted by longbaugh at 11:58 AM on November 13, 2008


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