Thursday, July 29, 2004
Later, a "celebrity," Sen. Kent Conrad of North Dakota, gets up and says a few words, among them: "I want to give a shout-out to my daughter." What in the devil is a "shout-out"? Our incomprehension makes us feel young again, as we realize that the 56-year-old senator must be using slang from the 1920s or '30s that didn't reach remote North Dakota until Conrad's youth.
We thought about getting into the spirit of things and shouting out, "Groovy, Daddy-O." But it had been a long day. The time had come to bid our fellow bloggers a fond 23 skidoo.
How can you not know what a shout out is, maybe there really are Two Americas. It looks like the brotherhood has a lot of work to do.