leo and toby

Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics (1.21)
  • Toby: The question is asymmetrical.
  • CJ: That may be so, but the question originated 2 decades ago and has proven to be a consistent predictor of a voter's potential behavior. So it stays the way it is.
  • Josh: I have a problem with fourteen.
  • CJ: What's your problem?
  • Josh: "When making policy decisions, do you think that President Bartlet puts the needs of average people first?" "Average people" is a pejorative phrase and occurs about six times in the polling model.
  • CJ: This may come as a shock to you, but 80% of the people in this country would use the word "average" to describe themselves. They do not find the term deprecating. Indeed, being considered an "average American" is something they find to be positive and comforting.
  • Leo: CJ.
  • CJ: Yes?
  • Leo: "Jed Bartlet cares about people like me."
  • CJ: Leo, we went over this.
  • Toby: We need to talk about the asymmetry of question six.
  • CJ: We really don't.
  • Toby: Since when are you an expert on language?
  • CJ: In polling models?
  • Toby: Okay.
  • CJ: 1993. Since when are you an uptight pain in the ass?
  • Toby: Since long before that.
Riot Grrrl songs for the signs

Aries: L7 - Fast and Frightening 
Taurus: Heaves To Betsy - My Red Self
Gemini:   Lunachicks - Don’t Want You 
Cancer: Bikini Kill - Daddy’s Little Girl
Leo: Sleater-Kinney - I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone
Virgo: Bikini Kill - I Like Fucking
Libra: The Frumpies - Whathisname Hearts The Frumpies
Scorpio: Bratmobile - Brat Girl
Sagittarius:  Excuse 17 - Decatur H.S
Capricorn: Team Dresch - Fagetarian and Dyke 
Aquarius:  Fifth Column - All Women Are Bitches
Pisces: Heavens To Betsy - Complicated


I’ve been working on a portrait series of characters from The West Wing, all done in Mischief software on my Wacom Cintiq Companion 2.  There will be a few more before I’m done, and I’m going to work on some kind of poster with them all in it.


This guy’s walkin’ down a street when he falls in a hole. The walls are so steep he can’t get out. A doctor passes by and the guy shouts up, “Hey you! Can you help me out?” The doctor writes a prescription, throws it down in the hole, and moves on. Then a priest comes along and the guy shouts up, “Father, I’m down in this hole; can you help me out?” The priest writes out a prayer, throws it down in the hole and moves on. Then a friend walks by. “Hey, Joe, it’s me. Can ya help me out?” And the friend jumps in the hole. Our guy says, “Are ya stupid? Now we’re both down here.” The friend says, “Yeah, but I’ve been down here before and I know the way out.

-The West Wing, 1999 - 2006