Thank you very much

Don’t mind all the cars out front, they’re stolen.

When down in the basement there arose such a clatter, the gray lab coats at Blaska Policy Werkes awoke to see what was the matter. What to their wondrous eyes did appear, but Ol’ Sparky, their Eisenhower-era mainframe contraption. It was whirring and blinking, it’s four-cylinder engine a’ smoking. Then with a mighty heave, Sparky spat out this punch card for all to believe:

O.K., so Ol’ Sparky is a little confused. Cut him some slack!

Thanks for reading our short-circuited brain synapses all these years. Our analyst says it is good therapy. The head groundskeeper started this blogge in December 2016. We have inflicted 1,467 posts on an unwary public. (In roughly four years, that comes out to a blog a day!) We’ve been denounced by all the best people.  Our electronic bursts have elicited 27,762 comments (24,096 from Gotch alone). Now, if you don’t mind (or even if you do) the indentured servants have loaded the groaning board with a 12-pound turkey rubbed with herbs and butter, dressing and mountains of mashed taters running with rivulets of volcanic gravy, green bean/mushroom soup casserole (food of the gods!), Wisconsin cranberries on the side — tart as a spinster school marm!

Blaska’s Bottom Line: Yeah, it’s been a rough year but nothing a slice of punkin pie (more Kool Whip, please) and a few glasses of bubbly won’t fix. Number One Son, the Lovely Lisa and your dyspeptic host are still functioning at a fairly high level. Stock market is up, vaccines are on the way, fair judges on the bench, no more wars, socialism at bay.

Thank you all and to all a good night! Now get the hell out of here!

About David Blaska

Madison WI
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39 Responses to Thank you very much

  1. patrickmoloughlin says:

    Happy Thanksgiving Dave!

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  2. Balboa says:

    Happy Slapsgiving Dave. In the land of the blind the one eyed jack is king

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  3. Lynn says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours Dave!

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  4. georgessson says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to All. In retrospect we have a lot to be thankful for. The Blaska blog for one, and all those who are still & firmly sane in these crazy times…. And YES, mom always did the canned beans w/ the ubiquitous (for the 50’s) shoestring onions onna top..

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  5. Alfred E Neuman says:

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING ALL! Yes you brain synapses are most definitely short circuited.

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  6. Lars says:

    Thanking and praying for David and his family, as we enter our dystopian future.

    Quote  “Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real. If quantum mechanics hasn’t profoundly shocked you, you haven’t understood it yet.” — Niels Bohr (1885-1962)  Nonsense statement! The illogic has been upon us for centuries, God help us, as HE is the only one who can!

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  7. Amos Roe says:

    First started reading Blaska columns back in the 90’s when I was living out in the hills of Sauk County and he was a member of the Dane Co Board. Although I didn’t agree with some of his politics, it was obvious from day one that this guy could write and was a straight-shooter. No change in that assessment, just reinforced by every single post he makes.
    An honor and pleasure to subscribe to and read this blog on a daily basis.
    Thank you David.

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  8. Dejohnaise says:

    Good therapy indeed! Thank you, David. I love checking in every day.


  9. Gary Kriewald says:

    If Andrew Cuomo deserves an Emmy, where’s yours? A day late to wish you all a happy Thanksgiving, so guess I’ll have to settle for happy Native Americans Day.

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  10. fritzderkat says:

    Tip of the cap, Dave. You’ve created something here that is vital to the spirit of the city.


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