Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. – James Madison. You sure got that one right, Jim. North and South Vietnam? What? Ace posits a theory: Does Sheila Jackson-Lee’s knowledge of the Vietnam War (and its aftermath) come from The Watchmen?
In case of an environmental disaster, who else would you call other than James Cameron to develop ideas on how to solve the problem? “Top kill” didn’t stop the Gulf oil spill. How about something “titanic”? Federal officials are hoping film director James Cameron can help them come up with ideas on how to stop [...]
April 1, 2010 | 15 Comments
My wife told me she heard this this morning, and I really didn’t want to believe it was true, but alas we have more proof that enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm: It’s about a minute and a half in when Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) expresses his concern that the additional people [...]
January 13, 2010 | Comments Off
This might be the coolest thing ever. Writer Larry Granillo has gone back and calculated Charlie Brown’s playing statistics, including his team’s won-loss percentage. He’s got his 1950s stats here, and the stats since then here. I’m not sure what the greatest thing about this is: that’s he writing about one of my favorite childhood [...]
Speaking as a rookie father, I wouldn’t be psychotic enough to do what this dad did, mainly because then the crib would be shattered into a thousand pieces.
I challenge you to get through this entire video without busting out laughing or breaking into tears. H/t: Creative Minority Report.
I was going to make the title “Norton makes a fool of Ventura,” but Ventura’s been doing that so long to himself that it wouldn’t have been appropriate. Anyway, Jim Norton takes down the 9/11 Truther/aging hipping/general all around idiot in one glorious rant, and then the former Governor (what the hell is wrong with [...]
September 23, 2009 | Comments Off
The internet troll is one of the more annoying creatures in the blogosphere. Preternaturally arrogant, full of self-righteousness, and more intent on creating a ruckus rather than in engaging in meaningful conversation, they are the lowest form of intelligent life. But who was the first troll? The troll in fact dates back before the internet. [...]
There are no words that can adequately describe this: Brown spandex? Really Tom?
Courtesy of failblog, the sort of sight that makes me shake my fist in anger. I work on the 12th floor, which is the top floor of my building. I have seen people take the elevator from the 5th to the 4th floor (Lobby), from the 3rd (lower lobby) to the 4th, and many other [...]
September 4, 2009 | Comments Off
Because the key to long living: exercise and alcohol consumption: People who drink regularly seem to exercise more often than teetotalers, and those who average more than a drink or two a day may be the most active, a new study suggests. Using data from a government health survey of U.S. adults, researchers found that [...]
Robb Allen has the shocking memo that exposes the truth of Barack Obama’s place of birth. I’m not sure what’s funnier: the post, or the amazing number of idiots who have absolutely no ability to detect satire. Really, you have to read the comments.
July 13, 2009 | Comments Off
It’s time to spread the word about a condition that until now has escaped the public spotlight. It is First-Person Shooter Disease, also known as Duke Nukem’s Disease. Meet a young man struggling to overcome this horrible affliction. H/t: Neootarama
I received the following email today. Dear Zummo Paul [evidently Germans are unaware of American naming conventions], While researching publishable academic papers at the Library of The Catholic University of America [This really raised my suspicions. Who researches at CUA's library?], I came across a reference to a work entitled “Thomas Jeffersons America Democracy progress [...]
RS McCain with perhaps the greatest rant in the history of rants. It has it all: pointing out the complete idiocy of most drivers, and some good old-fasioned lawyer bashing. This part in particular is just classic: How do you become a lawyer? By being the kind of goody-two-shoes apple-polishing teacher’s pet who excels at [...]
Absolutely hysterical “misheard lyrics” video set to Pearl Jam’s Yellow Ledbetter. Heh. Potato Wave. H/t: Scott Keith.
Not only is this the title of a book, but it will soon be a major motion picture. I have to see this.
May 19, 2009 | Comments Off
Michelle Obama was at the re-opening of the American wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art yesterday, and relayed this anecdote. “Thank you for reminding me,” she said. “You know, after 20-some-odd years of knowing a guy, you forget that your first date was at a museum. But it was, and it was obviously wonderful; [...]
You almost have to feel sorry for Arlen Specter. Well, not really, but it’s amusing to think that right now he’s having a Lando Calrissian moment. The Senate dealt a blow tonight to Sen. Arlen Specter’s hold on seniority in several key committees, a week after the Pennsylvanian’s party switch placed Democrats on the precipice [...]
April 23, 2009 | Comments Off
As I may have mentioned in the past, my wife and I have a small (fe)ebay business. Mainly it involves a bunch of pottery and collectibles she inherited from her uncle. We’ve shipped as far away as Australia, and the buyers have been content to pay the fees associated with international shipping. Today we received [...]