Tuesday, September 30, 2008

No Kidding.

Kate Clinton, closing out a piece in Huff Post:

I predict gay marriage will stand in CA. The zeitgeist will be: Oh for god's sake, it's the end of the world, let the gay people get married.

JibJab On Our Pals John and Barack

I think these pictures pretty well sum it up, don't you?

See the video. It's a little dated now -- I can't wait to see what they'll do with Palin -- but still funny.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Cartoon from The Times

Friday, September 26, 2008

Future Shock and Sarah Palin

A very interesting little essay on Toffler's old concept of "Future Shock" and how it affects our political world.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Memo To Self: Avoid Flooding Road Culverts


This is worth watching, as an object lesson in case you ever were tempted to drive through floodwaters.

It's International Talk Like A Pirate Day!


You need to go to Woot and listen to today's podcast. Really. Trust me on this one.

It's a Bluetooth product today (of course).

And the podcast is another Bluetooth shanty (of course).

And the shanty is all about TLAPD! It's hilarious.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Nice Analogy To Use Against "Over-regulation" Whining

A commenter in Talking Points Memo sez:

One metaphor the Democrats don't use, that I think of over and over when I hear Obama speak about the need for regulation: the markets operate like team sports -- like say, a football game. Team sports don't operate well without referees, and that's exactly what's happened under the Republicans.

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Ow! Point...Obama

Yesterday, John McCain actually said that if he's president, he'll take on, and I quote -- 'the old boys network in Washington.' I'm not making this up. This is somebody who's been in Congress for twenty-six years -- who put seven of the most powerful Washington lobbyists in charge of his campaign -- and now he tells us that he's the one who's gonna take on the old boys network. The old boys network? In the McCain campaign, that's called a staff meeting.

-- Barack Obama, 17 Sept 2008, Elko, NV

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Lies and Lying Liars

A spate of columns in the MSM and blogosphere about the outright falsifications coming out of McCain-Palin (and their tenacious refusal to retract when called on them).

For me, Jared Bernstein in Huff Post nails it. Not moral outrage (though there's that), not our-guy-is-angelic, just this:

They're telling lies, and liars make fatal leaders.

Science fiction author John Scalzi also goes right to the heart of the matter: What does it mean when someone lies to you during a job interview?

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Ain't Your Momma The One Done Shot A *Moose*?!

Profane, yes. But hilarious.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Eepy Bird Does It Agai

The same guys who brought you Diet Coke and Mentos have a new video out, this one using Post-It notes.

280,000-plus Post-it notes.

Eepybird's Sticky Note Experiment from Eepybird on Vimeo.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Heinlein's Answer to Fan Mail: A FAQ

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Maher on Edwards' Infidelity

From "New Rules":

You know, today is the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. And to the people still struggling in New Orleans and places like it, John Edwards was to the poverty issue what Al Gore was to global warming. He was their voice. The author of the Democrats' health care plan, and a Marriott Rewards Points Leader.

And it's sad he could no longer represent them. It's also sad that one of America's best-looking politicians was getting lower-quality tail than the midget who plays "Mini-Me." But, that's another issue.

Look, there's no doubt that what Senator Edwards did shows a serious lack of judgment. But, just because a man, a married man, cheats on his wife with a younger blond he met in a bar doesn't mean he's not a patriot. Just ask John McCain.

But, that shouldn't disqualify McCain from the presidency. Being a crazy, clueless warmonger, that should disqualify him.

Call It A Day

This from Colleen Lindsay, commenting in John Scalzi's blog:

Best Sarah Palin comment I’ve seen so far comes from the Billings Gazette:

“Gun toting, bible thumping, failed beauty queen with a knocked up out of wedlock teenage daughter!!! Jesus Christ! Why don’t they just pull a double wide up to the White House and call it a day.”

Friday, September 05, 2008

Also from Engrish.com: New Addition to Skier's Responsibility Code

And it's a damned important one, too, even if Chicken Little doesn't ski:

Please, Where May I Order One Of These?

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Dare We Hope? Biden Promises Investigation of Bush Administration

Holy crap:

If there has been a basis upon which you can pursue someone for a criminal violation," he said, "they will be pursued, not out of vengeance, not out of retribution - out of the need to preserve the notion that no one, no one, no attorney general, no president, no one is above the law

-- Joseph Biden, 3 September 2008