Saturday, October 30, 2010


Dear John Stewart,

I appreciate the sentiment, but restorations can only be carried out on things that have already existed.

Some Asshole

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Undercover in the Asylum

I could find a few guys like this panhandling on Telegraph Avenue, I think. They'd be anarchists, not terrorists, though, so I guess I'm not a qualified FBI agent.

The FBI said the public was never in danger because its agents were aware of the man's activities before the alleged planning took place and monitored him throughout. Ahmed never bought any explosives and was never near carrying out a plot.
The most photographed subway stop in DC.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Really, Megan?

Figurative Curb-Stomping:

I notice it much more on left wing sites, but that's because I basically refuse to read angry right-wing sites, so I don't know what's going on there.
Can not soil her precious mind w/ any of those angry right-wing sites.
It's one thing to be angry; it's another when anger is the main force that binds a group together. Call me a vaporing language nanny, but I thought it was pretty creepy when Jon Chait described another liberal journalist, Michael Kinsley, another journalist, as "curb stomping" economist Greg Mankiw for, yes, daring to suggest that higher marginal tax rates might have incentive effects. Woo-hoo!

But why stop with curb-stomping? Wouldn't it be fun to pile ten-thousand gleaming skulls of supply-siders outside the Heritage Offices?  We could mount Art Laffer's head on a rotating musical pike that plays The Stars and Stripes Forever!  Then, in the most hilarious surprise ending of all, the mob could turn on Jon Chait, douse him with gasoline and set him on fire, and then sack the offices of the New Republic!

Somehow, that's not actually funny. Neither is curb stomping, as Ezra Klein pointed out.
When anger binds a group. Tea Party, anyone?

Actual curb-stomping, & not just men shoving each other, falling down & moaning.
Here's an angry right-wing site that thinks this is the funniest thing since, we'll guess, Emmett Till.

Do the Kentucky Head-Stomp!

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It’s the dance sensation that’s sweeping the nation:
How many of your mealy-mouthed words are these pictures worth, McArdle? Who's angry here?

Monday, October 25, 2010

The Revolution Got Televised

We interrupt your obsession with celebrity to bring you an important message, delivered to you by a celebrity.

Full disclosure, I learned about this when someone I went to high school with posted it on Facebook. Apparently he helped make it.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

All His Friends Were Doing It

He has accomplished more than most men...

Monday, October 18, 2010

Vote Wookie Party For NY State Governor

or he'll come to your home.

Humanity has had its day, vote Wookie.

Friday, October 15, 2010

In Case You Missed It

The dumbest libertarian quote ever;

"The family should be left to resolve it on their own," Biondolillo said. "Or private enterprise - private companies can contact the family and say, 'We heard you were hitting your kids. Can you stop that?' "
Sometimes I truly believe it'll be a good thing when our species causes our own extinction.

(via the wonderful Anne Laurie at Balloon Juice from a link whut I closed the tab of and am too lazy to search out)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Air Conditioning: Invention Of The 1980s?

Having seen the Muse Error-ato just last night (in the flesh) we were inspired to visit her log, & found something so inane it had to be shorterized:

"Shut up! You have air conditioning & you don't have to associate w/ poor people in public places any more."

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Our Children Are Being Ravaged... Burn Down the McDonalds

It occurred to me this morning that the war on Southwest Islamistan has proven nicely that even the hippies were only acting in their own self interest.

But it's ok. Activism is still going strong. The UC students walked out this week over the tragic loss of the rugby team. They reported that they liked it outside on a nice day without class.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Almost Never... OK. Fine. Never.

Heh, I love Glenn and all, but this cracked me up:

It doesn't happen often, but sometimes, something you read is so magnificent on its own that there is nothing to say about it.
No, doesn't happen often at all. Certainly not in that post, in which he writes a full paragraph and then updates twice.