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Are you getting the visual? by d.- on 2004-07-09 14:45:00

I was listening to NPR (National Public Radio) earlier today and the topic of discussion was re: the current legal hoopla/ramifications of EVER having gone to war in Iraq. It was the opinion of one on-air guest that it was complete and utter GLOBAL LACK OF INTELLIGENCE!! (and by intelligence was meant all international branches of governments who gather information). The responding guest said: "What we have here is a self-licking ice cream cone."

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Re: Are you getting the visual? by Kid on 2004-07-09 16:12:38  |  Reply to this
  A self-licking-ice-cream cone?

OK, I apologise for my inebriated state, Wash and Ringo have much to do with that but things strike me about that.

1. It needs something to do the self-licking. I'm going to stop now. Because I don't know what I would say next. Sorry.
Re: Re: Are you getting the visual? by Kid on 2004-07-10 01:54:08  |  Reply to this
  Even now, in a more sober state I can't quite understand what the guy means. Does he means the world's governments are wholly self-serving? That's the best guess I can give.

Back to my above comment, and yeah, the self-licking ice-cream cone would need a mechanised tongue or something - and it'd end up looking like a flower, too, is my guess.
Re: Re: Re: Are you getting the visual? by I.D on 2004-07-12 01:51:51  |  Reply to this
  I think the guy means "self-consuming","self-reaffirming"and a bit of "hubris".
Re: Re: Re: Are you getting the visual? by JohnnyG on 2004-07-12 10:12:31  |  Reply to this
  It would be helpful if an explanation was asked for by the interviewer. The statement and the speaker seem to reside between non-sequitur and non compos mentis. However, the utterance of such a statement might qualify the speaker as genius in some folks opinion. I interpret that a "self-licking icecream cone" in reference to poor intelligence gathering on a global scale means a feeding frenzy on a spoiled food that tastes good and is shared by others who enjoy the taste but the substance of the food causes digestive collapse. Now,no need to ask for an explanation of that explanation's explanation anymore.

Re: Are you getting the visual? by JohnnyG on 2004-07-09 16:31:30  |  Reply to this
  Yes, there is a basic need for primal satisfaction melting all over the screen in this reference Kid. Understood!
Re: Are you getting the visual? by Wash! on 2004-07-09 16:41:51  |  Reply to this
  Johnny G. Are you still online?
Re: Re: Are you getting the visual? by JohnnyG on 2004-07-09 19:09:52  |  Reply to this
  Well, now I am. Neighbors having a kegger tonight. Heading in that direction(out the front door, left turn on the sidewalk(careful of the fatass dudes vomit patch) then 4 doors down and left again-->Cynthia the 40 something nympho divorced for the 3rd time residence) It's fun in all directions round here to include potatoe of course!
Re: Re: Re: Are you getting the visual? by JohnnyG on 2004-07-11 21:04:42  |  Reply to this
  Still recuperating from Friday night. If in Austin I'm known to be an above average host. Cynthia however is the hostess with the mostess! Can't get to Cynthia w/out me. Hahhahahhaa!