Friday, February 29, 2008

So great it has become the new header for this blog.

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Snow Love

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Andrew Sullivan often invites his readers to submit "View From Your Window" pictures.

This shot makes me miss snow SO MUCH. Come on, NYC, a last storm for the road?

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Morbid

"If hamburgers were meant to be frozen, wouldn't cows come from Antarctica?"

- Wendy's Commercial

Simply Irresistible

"I am irresistibly drawn to anything the New York Times attacks, which is how I became hooked on tainted beef."

- Stephen Colbert, 2/27/08

Save Yourself 10 Months of News

How's it's gonna be.

Republicans: You're going to turn over Iraq to Al-Qaeda!?

Democracts: No, you fuckheads, its.....[words, words, words].

Republicans: You ARE! You ARE going to surrender!

One, Please

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badass robot from FFFFOUND!

Good While It Lasts

Given that the original remix-Garfield project, Arbuckle, now hosts only redrawn versions of the comics (with the thought bubbles of Garfield removed, but not the whole cat), it's hard to imagine that the Garfield Minus Garfield site (which removes the WHOLE cat) will last too long.

Still it's marvelous while it does!

Sesquipedalian Spark

Today's word of the day, via their obituary for William F. Buckley Jr., is "sesquipedalian."

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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Wisdom from Atrios

Eschaton:
Increasingly I've come to realize that John McCain is very good at convincing people that he agrees with them. I don't just mean members of the media, but also various interest groups (even more liberalish ones). It's a great skill for a politician to have if you can pull it off well, because everyone loves being flattered about the fact that they're correct and someone like St. John McCain recognizes it.

Esperanto

io9.com:
The announcements that come over the PA system in the Gattaca building are in Esperanto

Bigger Laugh-Out-Loud Cats

Yay!

HOBOTOPIA is posting larger graphics now!

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Reckoning

Tim F. at Balloon Juice:
Honestly, if you look at a guy and can’t think of a single criticism that doesn’t sound racist then maybe you are a little racist.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

So That's How It Works

No muss, no fuss. Goodbye, 1.3GB!

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How To Use the Internet

Step 1: Discover something interesting. In my case, it's a soon-to-be released camera from Panasonic, the Lumix DMC-FX35 - a compact point/shoot camera that can actually shoot 720p HD video, and apparently only has a list price of $349.

Step 2: Run a Google Blog Search on the term.

Step 3: Select the RSS feed of this search, and subscribe to it in the newsreader of your choice.

Step 4: Sit back and let the machines work for you!

Great headline from Ad Freak: Classical music enjoys brush with relevance

Monday, February 25, 2008

Virginia Horsen's Hot Air Balloon Rides

Virginia Horsen's Hot Air Balloon Rides, probably the funniest thing I've seen on Saturday Night Live in over a decade (it was on this past weekend).

Seriously. Click it. And watch the very short video. She's stunningly good in *everything* she does!

Indubitably!

The Associated Press, 2/25/2008:
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush predicted Monday that voters will replace him with a Republican president who will "keep up the fight" in Iraq.
Karl Rover, October 2006:
"I'm confident we're going to keep the Senate. I'm confident we're going to keep the House." A moment later he amended this to "pretty confident," and added, "I liked it better before Foley."

Hope We Can Believe In

Sadly, No! » Another reason to elect Hussein Obama X as Supreme Leader of Crackerland:
Hussein X’s first act in office should be to free Mumia and appoint him as the first official Secretary of the Kill Whitey Department.
And outlaw meat!

Fighting dumbfuckery with dismissiveness - the only option.

Advancing Food

Gothamist: Kraft Frozen Bagels Will Soon Come with Cream Cheese:
Kraft Foods, Inc. is here to blast you and your breakfast into the 21st century, with their new line of frozen bagels that come pre-filled with cream cheese!

They’re called Bagel-Fuls, and they’re expected to hit stores in April after an “integrated” marketing campaign that’s sure to feature commercials with New York “characters” hailing this new revolution in bageldom, maybe the way Domino's did with Brooklyn Pizza.
Always thinkin'. I wonder if they'll be as successful as the Crumbelievable Crumbles.

Fat Chance

I never had a chance to say this before, but...Feel the Mittmentum?!

Los Angeles Times : Breaking News: Mitt Romney to rejoin GOP race?

Go! Go! Go!

(seems beyond unlikely to me, though)

Oh Noes!

Obsidian Wings: Oh Noes! George W. Bush Is Teh Secret Vietnamese!

And more:
Note to wingnuts: there is no such thing as "Muslim garb," though there are particular costumes for certain religious orders, and descendants of the Prophet sometimes wear black or green turbans, none of which Obama is wearing in the photo that's all over the internet. Other than that, just the traditional clothing of various Muslim countries. You might as well call a tuxedo "Christian garb."

Kristol

A fall preview from Bill Kristol:
Barack Obama is an awfully talented politician. But could the American people, by November, decide that for all his impressive qualities, Obama tends too much toward the preening self-regard of Bill Clinton, the patronizing elitism of Al Gore and the haughty liberalism of John Kerry?

It’s fitting that the alternative to Obama will be John McCain. He makes no grand claim to fix our souls. He doesn’t think he’s the one everyone has been waiting for. He’s more proud of his country than of himself. And his patriotism has consisted of deeds more challenging than “speaking out on issues.”
"Preening," "patronizing," and "haughty." Collect Them All!

Not Quite Right

I wish I could grasp Ars Technica's explanation of the how actions in Pakistan yesterday ended up propagating to the rest of the internet to effectively block YouTube for the whole world. Maybe I'll try re-reading it a few times.

Sure seems like something's not quite right with the web architecture.

Date

Ken Levine:
Penelope Cruz was smashing as usual but I’m not sure about furry black gown. She looked like Barney Rubble ’s prom date.
She wasn't the only one with fur/feathers that looked out of place.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

The Technique

This is how you discount a wingnut.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Come On

The Swamp: Clinton: Obama untested, just like Bush was:
“Shame on you Barack Obama,” Clinton told reporters after delivering a speech at Cincinnati Technical and Community College in which she reminded voters that in 2000, an untested George W. Bush called for change--just as Obama is now--and “the American people got shafted.”
Hilary, we can hear you. That's a despicable tactic. Try something else.

Research

Thers writes:
The Wonder of the Internets

Note to Pundits: You know, Barack Obama does have a Web site with an extensive "issues" section. It's true. It's not even that hard to find!

Getting Back to Business

Hullabaloo:
I have been hearing for the past 24 hours how this NYT story has really been good for McCain because it finally brought the base back over to his side.

Can we get real here? The "base" meaning Rush, Fox and the lesser wingnut blowhards, were desperate for an excuse to get on board the Straight Talk Express. The man is the presidential nominee of the Republican Party, the electoral arm of the conservative movement. Did anyone really think their animosity for McCain was going to last through November? Please. They are all on wingnut welfare to one degree or another and there's no way in hell that they could continue to do their jobs in opposition to the Republican presidential nominee. It's ridiculous. I'm sure they all felt a huge sense of relief that they had finally found a hook to get back down to business, which is demeaning and destroying liberals on behalf of Republicans.

Asinine

A preview of the bullshit to come this fall:
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. Barack Obama's refusal to wear an American flag lapel pin along with a photo of him not putting his hand over his heart during the National Anthem led conservatives on Internet and in the media to question his patriotism.

Now Obama's wife, Michelle, has drawn their ire, too, for saying recently that she's really proud of her country for the first time in her adult life.

Conservative consultants say that combined, the cases could be an issue for Obama in the general election if he wins the nomination, especially as he runs against Vietnam war hero Sen. John McCain.
We'll see, you fuckwads, we'll see. It's not like "conservative consultants" have ever predicted anything that turned out to be wrong.

"And the Kittehs Did Begin"

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God Bless I Can Has Cheezburger.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Upshot

The upshot of this McCain hoopla is going to be that for the rest of the campaign, the rightwingnuts will assume that any criticism of McCain of any sort is wrong. Period.

But I should have known it would get to that by the summer, anyway.

Tyra Logic

I was home sick today, and caught 10 seconds of the Tyra Banks show. I pretty much expect her to be one of the worst people in the world, but had to remark on this comment. Sitting on her stage with several sad-faced hand-holding couples, she turned to one of them and said:
So he cheated and she cheated - it's like, two negatives make a positive...
No, you fuck-head.

Friday Star Wars YouTube Lego Posting

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Nightmare

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Gothamist: Chefs Raid Corner Store Shelves for Menu Ideas:
At Pamplona, Alex UreƱa renders the fat from cooked chorizo and uses it to pop popcorn. It is then sprinkled with a powder made from the ground, cooked chorizo while still warm. Pamplona serves the choriz-jiffypop as a complementary bar snack.
I didn't know I had to worry about meat in my popcorn. Duly noted.

Friends

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(via FFFFound...around and around we go...)

Kill Me

No one deserves supporters making videos as hideous as this new one for Hillary. Good grief!

The Future

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I love dinosaur comics.

With A Laugh

FoxNews reports on the McCain press conference:
“Since it was in The New York Times, I don’t take it at face value,” McCain said with a laugh.

Peanut Brittle

I'd totally watch a movie based on Candy Land.

Er, Um

Good paraphrase from the McCain press conference:
"Did you ever personally call the New York Times to attempt to get them to drop this story?"

McCain: "No."

"Mr. McCain - Mr. Keller at the New York Times said you called him directly regarding this story, is that true?"

McCain: "Oh, uh, Yes."
I'll try to confirm an exact quote.

Thought

The Right hasn't really had to face election loss since the real rise of the Internet. Sure, they got blown out of the water in 2006, but pretended it was because Democrats were more Republican than Republicans.

In the face of a true loss of the Presidency, I wonder what will happen to the rightwingblogosphere? Will it soulsearch and mature the way the Left has under Bush?

Favors

Digby, on the McCain Lobbyist story:
It's Not About The Sex....it's about the favors.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Not Playing

John Cole, at Balloon Juice:
You know one thing I am proud of- so far Barack and Michelle have not played the bullshit game. I have not seen them rushing to cameras wearing flag lapel pins dressed in red, white, and blue while singing the Star Spangled banner to demonstrate how much they love the country. All I have seen is a minor clarification from both when asked by reporters. More of that, please. Ignore these petty gasbags.
Great point.

Dimissive

The dismissive tone towards Barack Obama and his campaign ramped up a HELL of a lot overnight - mostly around this Robert Samuelson piece in the WaPo. This is, I suppose, a taste of what we can expect.

More from various wankers.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

More on Michelle Obama

Sadly, No! adds more on the Rightwing's reaction to Michelle's comments.

Just Don't Destroy the Universe, mkay?

Brad, at Sadly, No!:
I honestly don’t give two shits if either Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama wants to have a beer with me. I just want them to do their best to not destroy the universe. Needless to say, George W. Bush has failed in this regard.

Britain Acquiesces

Britain kow tows to China as athletes are forced to sign no criticism contracts | the Daily Mail:
British Olympic chiefs are to force athletes to sign a contract promising not to speak out about China's appalling human rights record – or face being banned from travelling to Beijing.

...

The [British Olympic Association ] BOA took the decision even though other countries – including the United States, Canada, Finland, and Australia – have pledged that their athletes would be free to speak about any issue concerning China.

To date, only New Zealand and Belgium have banned their athletes from giving political opinions while competing at the Games.


Deadly Creatures trailer

There's a new trailer out for the game I find a few weeks back called Deadly Creatures, which lets you play as a scorpion and a spider (ie, chelicerates).

In this still from the trailer, a scorpion is sneaking up on a spider that's sneaking up on a beetle. Oh yeah!

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Chuck Norris Blathers On

No joke needed - Chuck Norris is a fool. In discussing the recent school shooting at Northern Illinois University, he notes:
We teach our children they are nothing more than glorified apes, yet we don't expect them to act like monkeys.

Pride

Michelle Obama said the other day that
for the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country. And not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change. I have been desperate to see our country moving in that direction.


Right freaks out, falls to Fainting Couch.

I know exactly what she means.

Good To Know

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At The Book Design Review, via FFFFound.

Monday, February 18, 2008

No Prob

Can't imagine any way that this might turn out badly:
BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) -- The U.S. and the European Union's biggest powers quickly recognized Kosovo as an independent nation Monday, widening a split with Russia, China and some EU members strongly opposed to letting the territory break away from Serbia.

Wikileaks.org under injunction

Wikileaks.org under injunction - Wikileaks

Still available here:
http://88.80.13.160/wiki/Wikileaks.org_under_injunction

China Shames Itself on the Public Stage

Hey, China! You guys are looking like a bunch of chumps. Why are the Olympics in your country, anyway, with nonsense like this?
Athletes competing in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China, will be allowed to maintain personal blogs for the first time in history—if they can make it through the Great Firewall, that is. The International Olympic Committee made the decision and issued a set of guidelines late last week, saying only that athletes are free to post what they want—with a few caveats. But even as the IOC gives the go-ahead to bloggers, the Chinese government continues to filter and monitor its own Internet traffic, severely limiting bloggers within the country.
This is the Olympics! Shameful.
"The IOC considers blogging... as a legitimate form of personal expression and not a form of journalism," the IOC said in a statement issued on Friday.

Unfortunately, China's Public Security Bureau doesn't usually take such a liberal view of "personal expression." Blogs from common hosts, such as Blogspot and WordPress, have been blocked off and on within China for some time now, so Olympic athletes looking to post about their experiences may not even be able to access their sites without some sort of contingency plan. That's not the only place they'll have to compromise, either—other taboo topics include the local police, government, as well as the likes of Falun Gong, Nazi Germany, and Tiananmen Square.
Time will tell how China will treat the honor of hosting the greatest athletes on Earth.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Pathetic

Bush, asked about the excitement surrounding Obama:
Seems like there was a lot of excitement for me.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Fair Enough

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(via, of course, I Can Has Cheezburger?)

7th Grade

Digby:
This election is worse than being stuck in seventh grade for the rest of your life.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Highest Good

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I would have killed for this triceratops at age eight.

Real Hope

Tim F, at Balloon Juice:
If you’re already rich and powerful, Obama’s message of empowering ordinary Americans doesn’t sound very hopeful. Real hope for those guys is the prospect of passing on a hundred million dollar inheritance without paying taxes on it.

I Has a Dream

Dear Lord,

Please let Bush pardon Roger Clemens. That would be AWEsome.

Thanks,
me

Chance

Brad Linder, from Download Squad, on the new Yahoo! Video:
And if it had come out about 3 or 4 years ago it might have had a chance of competing with YouTube.

Relevance

John Cole:
So we are in a 12 day recess, Bush does not have his bill, and yet, life still goes on. But back to my main question- “Why are they lying about it?” I just do not get it. Do they really see some sort of political gain? Or are we finally at the end of the rope, they can not win any arguments, so the minority party and this failed President have only lies and bullying tactics to show that they are somehow relevant?

House Holds Bush Aides in Contempt - New York Times

New York Times:
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House voted Thursday to hold two of President Bush's confidants in contempt for failing to cooperate with an inquiry into whether a purge of federal prosecutors was politically motivated.

Angry Republicans boycotted the vote and staged a walkout.

The vote was 223-32 Thursday to hold presidential chief of staff Josh Bolten and former White House counsel Harriet Miers in contempt. The citations charge Miers with failing to testify and accuse her and Bolten of refusing Congress' demands for documents related to the 2006-2007 firings.

Republicans said Democrats should instead be working on extending a law -- set to expire Saturday -- allowing the government to eavesdrop on phone calls and e-mails in the United States in cases of suspected terrorist activity.
Oh, is that how democracy works?

Oh, My

This doesn't appear to be an official video. If Hillary wants to win, she should issue a cease and desist!

THQ Introduces "Deadly Creatures"

The game I've been waiting for!
The title pits you as both a Scorpion and Tarantula, and pits you in both predator and prey relationships.
They should have called it "Chelicerata Wars" instead of "Deadly Creatures," though. And I don't think I'd want to play as the Horseshoe Crab, anyway.

Fake Winter

As many know, I have not been impressed with NYC's winter this year. It has been the quintessential just-too-warm-for-snow weather that is always frustrating to me, but this year has been especially bad. Just about no snow at all, and every "winter storm" has been a disappointment. My father lives a few hours north of here, so he often has more success with snow than I, but even he is fed up with this year's "effort." He writes:
Now there is a 3" layer of frozen slush everywhere. Time for winter to end. It's lost its way.
Indeed!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Isn't He Supposed to Keep Quiet Now?

Eve Fairbanks:
Every time Congressional Democrats do something Bush remotely doesn't like, he puts out an angry statement. It's like writing a story about the Capitol burning down and headlining it, "Many Cameramen Gather at Capitol."
(via Drum)

Kids Love Coal

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Who's that nipping at the heels of the Oil Industry for the satan-award? The Coal Industry, and the kids in their new propaganda:
Viewers may encounter “Adam,” who says: “I’m pretty stoked about the future of energy in this country. One reason for that is that I’ve taken the time to learn more about American coal.”
(via ThinkProgress)

Elmo and His Scientific Handler Unnerve You

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Beautifully surreal videos of elmo dancing and singing. The dude behind him is kinda the best part.

Strangely, A Story About How Clinton Like Texas and Mexican Food

CNN "reports":
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (CNN) – Some people prefer coffee. Others, Red Bull.

Hillary Clinton, apparently, runs on hot peppers.

"I eat a lot of hot peppers," Clinton told a crowd in San Antonio. "They keep me healthy. They keep me going. And they remind me of South Texas."

Clinton was reminiscing about her time spent working for the DNC in the 1970s, when she signed up to register Hispanic voters in Texas.

"I lived in San Antonio for three months," she said. "I lived in San Antonio for three months. It's where I became addicted to Mexican food and mango ice cream."
CNN? Did Clinton also specify when this story would be posted? Sheesh.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Clemens

Balloon Juice:
Stunned. I really don’t know what else to say. The day after rolling over and giving the administration precisely what they wanted, congressmen up with puffed out chests, red-faced, screaming at a pitcher about whether or not someone shot him in the ass with steroids.

It is obscene and beyond absurdity. It has to be a sick fucking joke, but there it is, on the television.

Security Matter

BREAKING NEWS! Bush is an asshole:
“There is no reason why Republicans and Democrats in the House cannot pass the bill immediately,” [Bush] said in comments made at the White House, adding that the failure to do so “will jeopardize the security of our citizens.”

Effect

Matthew Yglesias:
If instead of Clinton or Obama, I were the one sitting in the White House, and I had some kind of appealing-but-controversial initiative I wanted to propose and for some reason I had to pick a Senator to be the 'public face' of the initiative I'd pick Obama in a heartbeat. He's the kind of person whose support for an idea makes the idea seem more compelling than it otherwise would have. You can imagine him getting people interested in things that didn't previously interest them, or convincing people that steps they used to think were too risky are, in fact, necessary.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Not Interested

Hey, Chris Matthews - I'm not really interested in how good friends you are with some folks in the Clinton caampaign, mkay?

Update: Show some fucking professionalism, kids. This isn't your damn treehouse.

Lobster Kid

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(via FFFFOUND!)

Quite

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(via DemFromCT @ Kos)

Monday, February 11, 2008

Gates Endorses Pause in Iraq Troop Withdrawals - New York Times

A "pause?" That's what leaving our soliders in harm's way for a directionless occupation is now called?

If you felt assuaged by a "surge," you're gonna love a nice "pause!" Nothing could be more temporary than a "pause!" Except, perhaps, a...surge.

Hillary and the Band

Excruciating new "I'm Young And Hip" ad from the Clinton campaign. Reminds me of Zune ads or Verizon me-too ads.

Winter Cleaning

So satisfying to get rid of all those little apps that you accumulate on the mac...Goodbye!

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Windows Media Player, of course, is especially nice to send on its way.

Fresh snow east of Fargo


Fresh snow east of Fargo, originally uploaded by TrespassersWill.

Incredibly beautiful photo from one of my favorite NYC (etc) photographers...

Son...

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(from I Can Has Cheezburger, of course)

Sunday, February 10, 2008

You Wouldn't Like Wil Wheaton When He's Angry...

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Wil Wheaton:
Oh and Mitt Romney? I just saw your drop-out speech, and I need to say, FUCK YOU YOU FUCKING FUCKER. Go to Hell, you pile of dogshit.
Right on!

For the record, here's what he's talking about:
Staying in the race, [Romney] said, “would make it easier for Senator Clinton or Obama to win.”

Mr. Romney, who spent tens of millions of dollars of his fortune on the race, added, “Frankly, in this time of war, I simply cannot let my campaign be a part of aiding the surrender to terror.”

Saturday, February 09, 2008

10.5.2 Can't Come Soon Enough

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We Love Golf: Vote For Capcom Costumes in We Love Golf

images.jpegI love the idea of a videogame where I can play golf as Dhalsim.

Friday, February 08, 2008

Little Bit of Luck

I can't explain it, and it's sort of embarrassing, but I kinda love this Little Bit of Luck guy.

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Thursday, February 07, 2008

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

FoxyTunes & Rhapsody, Huh?

Gruber provides a translation of a company-wide memo written by Yahoo's CEO Jerry Yang regarding the current Microsoft takeover move. I particularly like this little pair:
[Yang] yesterday we announced a digital music partnership with rhapsody and our acquisition of foxytunes, maker of the popular music toolbar plugin.
[Gruber] We are completely irrelevant in digital music.

"It's Sunday, it's 50 degrees, you could be in the mall, shopping"

Bruce Ratner's Enduring Contributions to Brooklyn.

Feelin' Groovy

Sadly, No!:
Anyway, the point being, I’d be happy with either Obama or Clinton winning the nomination. And it’s been very eye-opening to see Hillary up her game in terms of optimism and inclusiveness in the face of serious competition from a man who owns those rhetorical categories. I liken it to playing pick-up basketball, where an average player can rise to level of better players much of the time.

All of which is to say, I’m pretty giddy about our November prospects at the moment.

Monsanto Sucks

Ezra Klein:
Dean Baker catches Monsanto cowering in fear before the free market. Apparently, the agribusiness giant is lobbying state legislatures to outlaw that little line on ice cream cartons where some producers note that their cows aren't treated with growth hormones. Monsanto claims such labeling implies that growth hormones are bad for you, and there's no scientific evidence for this view (nor, should it be said, is there evidence against this view. For now, we just don't know).
Assholes.

Miniature Lego Star Wars Sets


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How beautiful are these?

Check them out all out.

(via GeekDad)

#1

I think I'm going to cry.

My site's the top hit for "Nazi Organic Farming."

Um, Other People?

Rush Limbaugh looks forward to blaming others:
CALLER:  True.  My thought, if it's McCain, I don't know -- I have the thought that I just won't even vote this time, and I never thought I'd say that.  You know, I'm the 'if you don't vote, don't complain.'

RUSH:  This is pure anecdotal, but I'm getting lots of e-mails over the course of weeks, lots of e-mails from people saying that.  I don't know how much faith to put in that, how much stock to put in the fact that people won't vote.  I'll just tell you, there's far more apathy or anger out there than the Republican establishment knows.  Look it, one question I asked myself, if, if, if, if down the road you think that the election of Obama, Hillary, or McCain is going to result in very bad things happening to the country, who would you rather get the blame for it?
Listen to the man! Stay home!

Magic Touch

"We are the ones we were waiting for" - Barack Obama

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

New Love

Just tried MarsEdit. I love it!

Go Away, Mencia

Thank you, The Editors.
Also, there was no ballot initiative for getting Carlos Mencia off my TV, despite the fact that’s he’s horrible. I have a pretty high tolerance for easy/borderline racist humor, but seriously: the guy does the retard voice. THE RETARD VOICE. That was hacky in fourth grade. If you are over the age of seven, and you think the retard voice is even remotely funny - and if you aren’t actually retarded - you need to kill yourself right now. Trust me on this. I’ll explain why later - first, kill yourself. There’s no time to lose. Thanks.

Demo-brities

I love this foxnews.com front-page promo image. Look at the Democracts! The party of out-of-touch rich celebrities!



Um, Mr. Fox, do we have to make one for Romney vs McCain? Huckabee?

(full story)

Friday, February 01, 2008

Give It A Try

Sci-Fi Blog io9 asks: "Can a Jedi Lightsaber Cut Through Superman?"

Two Strong Options

Very inspiring post on the current state of the Democratic ticket from Blue Texan:
I don't know about you, but after watching the debate last night, I'm pretty excited about our candidates. They were articulate, knowledgeable, passionate, reasonable grown-ups.

No idiotic calls to double Gitmo. No squabbling about who thinks Iraq is more awesome. No nativist demagoguery. And they both accept evolution!

I didn't think it was possible a couple weeks ago, but Hamsher is looking like the smartest one in the room -- again -- when she predicted a Clintobama ticket. In the throes of martinlutherkingjesseefairytalegate, I didn't think that was possible. I'm sold.

Kennedy and Johnson were a ticket, remember.

But even if that doesn't happen, I'm ready to go to war with either one of these candidates. I like Hillary on health care. I like Obama on the war. I like them both on a bunch of stuff.

If the GOP really wants to alienate their base and nominate St. McCain, in the words of John Kerry, Bring. It. On.

Sporting Competition

Fake Steve Jobs is brilliant.