April 8, 2011

Little Miss Attila Will Be Enforcing Discipline at This Site

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As astute readers might have noted I am out of here for a bit. In my stead I have appointed Joy McCann (aka Little Miss Attila ) as first speaker, prime poster and enforcer. So play nice.

Besides her amazing blog and star-class word-smithing skills, Little Miss Atilla has sometimes been know to live a double life. Here are some other facts about McCann you may not know:

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Posted by Vanderleun at April 8, 2011 2:39 PM
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Posted by: Little Miss Attila at April 8, 2011 3:19 PM

...and on top of all that, she's an Emily Deschanel look-alike!

Posted by: Skorpion at April 8, 2011 3:21 PM

Welcome from a fellow Oztrian (Newcastle). So ... "American" Digest, eh? I once checked to see if www.australiandigest.org was available, and it was at the time, but I don't have the time or the talent to do it justice.

Posted by: Brett_McS at April 8, 2011 3:24 PM

She packs heat and has an Australian twang. Coolness in the utmost.

Posted by: Jewel at April 8, 2011 5:19 PM

May we continue to chew gum, or is that out?

Posted by: Diogenes Sarcastica at April 8, 2011 6:36 PM

You may chew gum or you may walk. You may not do both at the same time unless you last name is Ford.

Posted by: vanderleun at April 8, 2011 7:08 PM

With the Ozzie running the joint, now, we can feast on succulent baby lambs. Has anyone seen Woolcott, lately?

Posted by: Jewel at April 8, 2011 8:00 PM

I'd like to pick Joy's brain but wouldn't know where to begin! Such credentials! She doesn't need a weapon - I think she could mop the floor with anyone of us with her wit and intellect. I am curious what constitutes a "settler society" but I have a feeling I'm going to have an overwhelming case of settler-guilt if she defines it. Looking forward to delving into your blog, Joy! A.D. certainly keeps me challenged but mostly entertained. I've found myself on some unexpected tangents since tapping it. No regrets, thus far.

Posted by: RedCarolina at April 8, 2011 8:07 PM

Mr. Vanderleun - I hope that wasn't a dig at our ex-President Ford. Although he was much maligned for his clumsiness while in office, Pres. Ford was an all-city (Grand Rapids, MI), all-state (MI) and national football all-star as well as the Yale boxing coach. Also, he went through his formative years with the first name of Leslie, so it's probably a given that he got interested in boxing well before college, and had exceptionally quick reflexes and good balance. I am pretty sure that walking and chewing gum at the same time was well within his skill set.

PS - FYI He was also an eagle scout and honor student and was offered a position playing for the Green Bay Packers in the late 1930's.

Posted by: Roger Drew Williams at April 8, 2011 8:08 PM

Alas it was a dig even though I am aware of the facts that obscure the joke. I shall edit.

Posted by: vanderleun at April 8, 2011 8:11 PM

Welcome, ma'am. A hawt thing packing even more heat than we see at a glance. A sharp gal with a sharp wit. What's not to love.....

Subsunk

Posted by: Subsunk at April 8, 2011 8:27 PM

Mr. Vanderleun - I wasn't aware that you knew the facts of the matter, but I should not have underestimated your intellect. Mea culpa. Enjoy your richly deserved break.

Posted by: Roger Drew Williams at April 9, 2011 12:10 AM

Is that a Smith & Wesson Model 686 in .357 Magnum?

Posted by: DrDave at April 9, 2011 9:04 AM

As a fellow female, Joy... should I be afraid of you?

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Kidding! Welcome! :-)

Posted by: newton at April 9, 2011 9:48 AM

Walking and chewing gum ala Gerry Ford. I had former President Ford (he was spending his summers in Vail, CO) on a flight from LAX to DEN one day. He disembarked out the jetway door and down the stairs to the tarmac where Secret Service and a car were waiting. I watched with fascination as he reached the bottom stair rung and stumbled onto the tarmac. Yes, he was a big man and not light on his feet at that stage of his life. Now that I have reached the same stage, I feel a comradeship with President Ford. Alas, I'm no longer nimble and spry and seem to have grown two left feet that betray me from time to time. Moral: Be slow to criticise another until you have walked some distance in his moccasins.

Posted by: Jimmy J. at April 9, 2011 11:15 AM

President Ford was a naval officer assigned to an aircraft carrier during WW II, sorry can't recall her name. Anyway, he was assigned the Officer Of Deck bridge watch during general quarters which is a deserving complement to his leadership and ship handling skills. During a typhoon, he was summoned to the bridge and was almost washed overboard on his way to assume the GQ watch. Wish I could reference same, but I do recall the story from a magazine article.

Posted by: MadTnTaxpayer at April 9, 2011 1:21 PM

Oh, good on ya, mate! I'll be looking forward to those wine reviews on Yellow Tail.

Posted by: Gordon at April 10, 2011 5:57 AM

A really hot-looking woman with a gun causes men to act more gentlemanly.

Posted by: rickl at April 10, 2011 10:22 AM