hot new internet meme: "breading" cats →
theblueprint: all the cool kids are putting their cats in bread and taking pictures of them looking like little yeasty lions. Evidence of the decline and fall of western civilization.
Mandy says she would be afraid to go back without some proof that you were...– Letters of Note: To My Old Master “In August of 1865, a Colonel P.H. Anderson of Big Spring, Tennessee, wrote to his former slave, Jourdan Anderson, and requested that he come back to work on his farm. Jourdan — who, since being emancipated, had moved to Ohio, found paid work, and was now...
Sen. Janet Howell, D-Fairfax County, was dismayed enough by the bill’s progress...– At least someone gets it. (via muchlessmuchmore) Regarding Virginia senate bill SB484, which says “pregnant women must be given an opportunity to view the ultrasound image prior to an abortion and requires abortion providers to keep a copy in the patient’s file.” (via goodbyeolepaint) This, so...
Newt's woes →
Palin: vote for Newt: Annoy a liberal! Oooh, I am soooo annoyed by the prospect of Newt winning the nomination. So annoyed that I’m stamping my little pinko feet. Can you hear the stamping? On a more serious note, this is instructive. The advice isn’t: vote for Newt, because his policies are correct; or even vote for Newt, because he’s more electable. It’s all about...
Oh, Florida →
Shorter Rick Scott: if you are upset about income inequality, then you must be a Nazi.
What the hell is Evan Thomas smoking? →
Thomas: It was a pathetic speech, really. I mean, here he’s got, the President of the United States needs a mandate for rebuilding the infrastructure, for getting control of the deficit, for tax reform. So what does he talk about? Raising taxes on millionaires, which I guess you have to do, but it is a tiny problem compared to all the others. Marshall: I admit I was a little stunned by...
Mitt puts Newt in a crate, ties the crate to the roof of the car and starts driving the family all the way to the nomination. Hysterical.
Shorter Mittens: well, if you take my actual tax rate, and add to it this completely unrelated tax that I don’t actually pay, my tax rate would actually be like 50%!
Romney aims for loveless marriage w/ GOP voters →
But the marriage will end in screaming and tears. Lol. Via.
Ron Paul: shrewd businessman →
Shorter: Ron Paul isn’t really a racist! He’s just willing to say horrifically racist things for money!
Overheard at the concert...
Drug dealer at the Grateful Dead cover band show: Do you like nitrous?
Me: What are you, a dentist?
Drug dealer at the Grateful Dead cover band show: No.
Me: Then no.
Drug dealer at the Grateful Dead cover band show: What if I had said yes?
Me: I hate dentists.
Blowback: it's a bitch →
What's your score? →
Dems now know how to deal with Occupy: embrace it →
Well, I guess better late than never.
Was Brewer an ambush? →
Consider the possibility that Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s airport spat with President Obama was anything but ad hoc and instead a cunningly orchestrated - and stunningly effective - tactic to neutralize the President’s message of the day. Jesus, is there anyone on earth who thinks this WASN’T a totally premeditated effort to embarrass the President? Unfortunately, its...
Utterly clueless →
I know: let’s have a vote on whether Chris Christie ought to be able to be married!
This article is unbelievably misleading →
This thing is going to be capable of FLYING autonomously, not ATTACKING autonomously. The article starts with “it can do carrier landings autonomously” and then goes straight into “could usher in an era when death and destruction can be dealt by machines operating semi-independently”. 1) It could also usher in an era where monkeys fly out of my butt. Any particular...
Well This Pretty Much Explains The Contents Of My... →
Prejudice and conservatism linked to low IQ. Who would have thought?
In which case, you might as well call it the... →
placesweusedtogo: DO GO ON They had me at “So, colonics: no thank you”
Newt: the Moon, bitches →
The budgetary toll of a project like that would have to be massive. And I don’t think there are any strong near term business models for doing stuff on the moon. Nor are there any strong medium or long term business models for doing stuff on the moon. And sure, a moon base would be awesome. But I don’t think awesomeness is sufficient cause to spend what would surely amount to...
Taking hipsterism to the next level →
Going to the Apple store… on a penny-farthing.
The discharge will be dishonorable
jasencomstock: “A United States military court yesterday determined that the US Marine Corps sergeant who pled guilty to involvement in killing Iraqi civilians in a notorious 2005 massacre will serve no jail time, sparking outrage in Iraq. Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich will receive only a demotion to the rank of private for an event some compare to the My Lai massacre during the Vietnam War. In 2005,...
CATBAWSE: Re: the NPR thing about parents... →
misanthropologie: I can’t wait to see what stories people submit. At [redacted Big Four accounting firm], the problem was so pervasive that HR threw up their hands and started forwarding copies of offer letters to parents in addition to the candidates themselves. It’s so bad as to be… Wow. Anyplace I worked family members would not get the time of day when discussing employment matters...
As Romneymania has grown, the Republican candidate has crossed over from...– The Onion. (via evanfleischer)
Why the "free market" is not the answer to our... →
…And most people probably need their car to be fixed fairly quickly. Can get by for a few days without it, but…it’s somewhat pressing. The point I’m getting at is, for all the reasons shopping for a mechanic is actually quite problematic, shopping for health care is a lot more problematic. Especially if you’ve been just towed to the hospital in an...
Occupy: so difficult to understand what they want. →
Well, it’s certainly unfortunate that the Occupy movement doesn’t have “a coherent message” it can present in the context of conventional American politics. Maybe if it had one of those things, we’d now have a president who feels compelled to say things like: “Now, you can call this class warfare all you want. But asking a billionaire to pay at least as...
Goggle-eyed homonculus Scott Walker →
A wholly-owned subsidiary of Koch Industries, LLC. Lol.
So, so clueless →
Newt: He praised all of his Republican rivals personally, even Mitt Romney, and marveled at how they “reflected the openness of the American system…The fact is, if you look at the four of us, we are proof that you can come from a wide range of backgrounds.” Sure, a wide variety of old, rich, straight white guy backgrounds. How very inclusive of the GOP.
The Mixmag piece also talks to users of the drug, one of whom, ‘Jeremy’, recalls...– Users of club drug ‘Roflcoptr’ warned about unknown long term effects | News | NME.COM (via stryker) THIS STORY HAS MADE ME FALL IN LOVE WITH DRUGS ALL OVER AGAIN. (via edroso) I WANT TO DO THIS ROFLCOPTER RIGHT NOW Note: I looked up “roflcopter” in Wikipedia, was redirected to...
wilwheaton: “10 million people contacted Congress, Wales said. “That’s not an abuse of power, that’s democracy. [Dodd] had best get used to it.” — Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, responding to MPAA chairman Christopher Dodd’s claim that SOPA blackout was “an abuse of power.” It’s so inconvenient when the rabble get uppity.
I can’t believe I’m actually sticking up for Mittens here, but this remark actually makes some sense. If you believe that we need to keep undocumented foreign workers out of the country (which I don’t, necessarily), the way to do that isn’t by building more and better border fences. The solution to that particular “problem” would be to make it more difficult for...
“The bottom line is this: the more voters learn about Romney, the more unfavorably they view him.”
"If" conservatism becomes a movement of anti-media... →
jasencomstock: l3fan-o-rama replied to your post: Insider Advantage Poll, Florida btw - in Florida now & turned on the news this morning while pressing my shirt and the political ads are a riot. early voting states have all the fun. I think it’s extremely indulgent for the rest of the country to allow Florida to vote on things in the first place. Don’t worry, if they vote the...
WHY ALWAYS ME?: The Casual Fan's Guide to the... →
illustratedexample: Hey you, sort of sports fan. Are you unsure who to root for in the Super Bowl because you got too tied up in trying to keep Community and it’s unfunny jokes from going off the air? Or maybe you were hoping that Tim Tebow would make the Super Bowl so you could root for that classic Heisman Trophy… My favorite quote [extolling the Giants]: They kept the Cowboys out of the...
Another picture desperately in need of a caption →
Again, photoshop people: someone attach this face to a scene from Snow White. Possible caption: But to make doubly sure you do not fail, bring back her heart in this. (hands elephant a jeweled box)
Roast chicken, gnocchi with homemade tomato sauce, and baked squash (there was also supposed to be a salad but we were both too lazy to put it together).