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Last updated on July 2nd, 2017 at 09:15 am

A secretive correspondent emails:

“Please keep my name off this (seriously), as I don’t want to give a heads-up of my future plans to any distant friends or family members.

“The WSJ today reports: ‘Sev and Nina Williams are swearing off flights and long drives in 2008—which will mean missing Ms. Williams’s sister’s September wedding in Spain.’

“What a great excuse. No longer will I need to fabricate a rationale to avoid pain-in-the-arse events I have no desire to attend. When an RSVP is required, I’m going to reply: ‘Sorry, but I’ve gone green.’”

Posted by Tim B. on 01/19/2008 at 11:21 AM
    1. bet they didn’t want to go anyway

      Posted by KK on 2008 01 19 at 11:30 AM • permalink


    1. I like that.

      I like that a lot.

      I’m going to have to steal that scheme too!

      Posted by Ash_ on 2008 01 19 at 11:35 AM • permalink


    1. That’s fecking brilliant.


      Posted by Spiny Norman on 2008 01 19 at 11:36 AM • permalink


    1. “‘Sorry, but I’ve gone green.’”

      Especially the bits behind the knees and armpits.  Moulder in your cave, Sev and Nina…

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2008 01 19 at 11:50 AM • permalink


    1. I am so going to steal that.

      Posted by ErnieG on 2008 01 19 at 11:51 AM • permalink


    1. Sometimes, the excuse won’t work.

      Needless to say the whole uncaring, irresponsible Bushitler clan will be flying out of Washington on a fleet of Gaia-raping aircraft to party hard in the Lone Star State.

      Jenna Bush sets date for non-White House wedding.

      Posted by C.L. on 2008 01 19 at 12:14 PM • permalink


    1. I don’t understand these people. They all come across as sheep. GW is just the latest fad.

      Posted by Redd on 2008 01 19 at 12:46 PM • permalink


    1. Good for Jenna to avoid the temptation of having it at the White House.

      Posted by rabidfox on 2008 01 19 at 12:46 PM • permalink


    1. UPDATE!
      Sev and Nina are actually putting the money saved toward two weeks in Australia, to escape the endless series of blizzards they’ve endured this winter.

      Posted by Harry Bergeron on 2008 01 19 at 01:36 PM • permalink


    1. I read that column this morning and cracked up. I’m sorry, but travel is one of my chief delights in life and I have no intention of giving it up. Passports were made to be stamped, dammit.

      So, Sev and Nina, feel free to stay home. More room for me on the plane.

      Posted by Dr Alice on 2008 01 19 at 03:41 PM • permalink


    1. None of my relatives would ever believe that excuse.

      Posted by Latino on 2008 01 19 at 04:02 PM • permalink


    1. “We just really looked at our whole life and said, what can we do to make an impact?” says Mr. Williams,

      End it.

      Goodness me, life amongst the wowsers. What a miserable, sorry lot they are these days.

      Bloody puritans.

      Posted by Nilknarf Arbed on 2008 01 19 at 04:07 PM • permalink


    1. I’m staying home today because of global warming. And because it was -6 F degrees out in Chicagoland when I woke up. But mostly because of global warming. You betcha.

      Posted by Rob C. on 2008 01 19 at 04:17 PM • permalink


    1. PS: Because I think globally, let me explain that
      ‘you betcha’ is Chicagoese for ‘You bet it is’, meaning ‘you’re damn right it is.’

      Posted by Rob C. on 2008 01 19 at 04:21 PM • permalink


    1. Travel helps us care more about our world

      Aaahh Moonbats.  A problem one day is rationalised the next

      Posted by PeterTB on 2008 01 19 at 05:03 PM • permalink


    1. Ignoring the future.


      Posted by J.M. Heinrichs on 2008 01 19 at 05:40 PM • permalink


    1. Michal Strahilevitz, a 43-year-old business administration professor in San Francisco, sold her car and cut back on leisure flying to reduce her carbon footprint, but she still flies for work. “Chances are you are just taking a seat, not adding flights to the schedule,” she says. Because of cuts she has made, she says, “I feel nowhere nearly as bad about all the long showers I take.”

      Good grief!  The things these people think of to make themselves feel guilty.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2008 01 19 at 06:50 PM • permalink


    1. Ah #14, NOW I unserstand Rob.C = Rob Chicago. Yes, it all makes sense now.

      Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2008 01 19 at 07:02 PM • permalink


    1. understand understand where’s the samn d samn it.

      Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2008 01 19 at 07:03 PM • permalink


    1. #14 I understood ‘you betcha’, now what about ‘-6 F degrees’?

      Posted by flying pigs over mecca on 2008 01 19 at 07:33 PM • permalink


    1. Unfortunately, online shopping doesn’t get you out of buying a present.

      I always make a point of inviting Donald Trump to our family functions.

      Posted by Dan Lewis on 2008 01 19 at 07:43 PM • permalink


    1. Thanks for running this because I need constant reminding that such collective toss potting exists.

      Expect to see a similar story in the AGE soon.

      Posted by mehaul on 2008 01 19 at 08:30 PM • permalink


    1. lolspiders. ugh

      Posted by flying pigs over mecca on 2008 01 19 at 09:24 PM • permalink


    1. bugger, wrong thread.

      Posted by flying pigs over mecca on 2008 01 19 at 09:24 PM • permalink


  1. #20 Kitsune:

    6 degrees below zero Fahrenheit = 21 degrees below zero Celsius = FARGIN’ COLD!

    Today it’s warmed up; only two degrees below zero. Great weather for the Green Bay – Giants football game, which is not played in a domed stadium.

    Posted by Rob C. on 2008 01 20 at 12:46 PM • permalink