I was extended, and have accepted, an invitation to join Burt Likko, aka Transplanted Lawyer, at Not a Potted Plant. NaPP is a more pointedly political blog, so there will be some more directly political stuff there than here. It shouldn’t be affecting Hit Coffee too much. There will be a little cross-posting. I plan to recycle and refresh some of my posts here for over there. But mostly, my wonky thoughts there, and other commentary here.

On a sidenote, the commenting rules that apply here do not apply there. We do fall under The League’s Civility Code, however. And, I should add, the commentariat over there is not going to be more hostile to certain points of view involving immigration and multiculturalism as you might find elsewhere in our blogging region.


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8 Responses to I, Too, Am Not a Potted Plant

  1. Mike Hunt says:

    I have an issue with your trivia question

    I would argue that JDQ doesn’t belong on the list. If you are going to argue that he does, then HHH belongs on it for the same reason.

  2. trumwill says:

    Humphrey does belong on the list (whether we include Quayle or not – Humphrey fits the criterion twice). The question got changed slightly between myself and TL (mine was looking at 20th century presidents and only recent vice presidents) and HHH must have been overlooked.

  3. Mike Hunt says:

    Well as long as you include HHH, then JDQ can stay. Personally I wouldn’t include them, but it is your question, not mine…

    Here is a trivia question for you. The following three men have exactly two things in common that no one else can lay claim to. What are they?

    Thomas Dewey, Alf Landon, Wendell Willkie

  4. trumwill says:

    Humphrey counts either way. {SPOILER FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NOT READ THE QUESTION} He has an undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota, in addition to his pharmacy education.

    Hmmm… no idea on your question. All three lost challenging FDR re-elections, but I don’t know Landon or Willkie all that well to know the other thing. Republicans who lost their home state?

  5. Mike Hunt says:

    SPOILER
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    I didn’t know that HHH went back to UMN to get his degree after graduating from pharmacy school. My bad.

    Did you know he went to LSU? That was shocking to me.

    As for my trivia question, obviously you got the first commonality correct. As for the second, I would like to give it a week or so, in case anyone else wants to play.

  6. trumwill says:

    Yeah, the LSU thing came as a surprise to me, as well. Of all the out of state schools to go to, why that one? The Russell Long connection is interesting, though.

  7. Mike Hunt says:

    They were the namesakes of the boys’ schools on Growing Pains…

  8. trumwill says:

    Yeah, I never would have gotten that one, ever. Haven’t seen that show in forever.

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