Saturday, July 31, 2010

Vancouver's Contribution to the World

Let the record show ONE MORE JOB generated thanks to the Vancouver Olympics!



Hey, I'm being mildly unfair! I dunno that she was a stripper, just that she met the president here and became economics minister a few months later. Maybe you could chalk it up to the closeness that results from tragedy. It's a pity there was no Libyan team I guess.



Friday, July 30, 2010

A Small Appreciation

These four posts are why I read Atrios. All in a row, all simple, practical, clean and mean. I miss the typos though. WHY CAN'T THINGS BE LIKE THE OLD DAYS?

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Commentary

Stephen Spruiell:
I thought the NYT already had a 5,000-character limit on comments, as well as comment moderators who remove abusive and profane comments. Krugman’s policy seems geared to limit comments to “Yay Dr. K!” “Way to go!” “Keynes was right!” etc. But, whatever. It’s his comments section.
Here is the comment I was able to attach to Spruiell's post:

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Cities With Inviting Names



I'm going to be gone for a couple of weeks, by which time the RSS troubles might be gone. If you want to post stuff here, drop me a line quick.

Laziness

I was gonna make a very complicated picture of Orly with granny medusa hair, but you know, YOU DO IT.

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See also Silvio Berlusconi.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Military Spending's Best Use: Domestic Subsidy



Money for blowjobs beats money for bombs. Prostitutes shop locally.

Tories: Humans?

David Cameron:
UK Prime Minister David Cameron has condemned the blockade of the Gaza Strip, describing the territory as a "prison camp".

Great Moments in Bovine Science



Huh? Whuzzat? What's up with Google Translate? And this:




Let's blow that up a little and have a look:



Why it's a tiny cow in a smock pointing me to the letter A!

THANK YOU

TO COWS

EVERYWHERE.

A Tribute to Alfred Hitchcock

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Monday, July 26, 2010

Bad Behaviour

Hey, Sarah Palin's clubbing The Media with Trig! The referenced discussions regarding Trig's parentage don't have a lot of there there and most of the people I spot that I think of as decent people behave decently, but guess what? A whole bunch of people have their names - their actual names! - attached to various Trig conspiracy theories advanced by a very few people. Everyone taking part in such a discussion should be embarrassed about it in any case.

Was Journolist a stupid fucking idea or what?

Incidentally: I really dislike LEAVE TRIG ALONE jokes because that kid didn't choose a life in the media, and of course personal experience makes me a little sensitive to picking on kids with problems but a post like this is kind of a bind isn't it?

The next time you start some dumb fucking list ENFORCE ANONYMITY BY ANONYMIZING PARTICIPANTS.

Here are a few names to get you started:

Germainebas Dajovey the Permanent Genie
Caridad-Kasie Cobalt-Ellipse
Naykploydheetklucl the Outmoded Radiologist
Noow the Vicuna
Rana Quoohe the Insipid Coachman
Pennubgoywegev Cira the Perceptive Barbet
Weethoud Clokout
Bois Cody the Right Whale
Thooqufarthoj Boufucoowo the Pitiful Midwife
Jayniw Snapshots the Balsamic Crystal Gargoyle
Myesha Gudrun the Allegorical Wizard Louse
Cohering Romulus-Caliber the Fresh Argali
Zetta-Sherrill Claudia the Silver Emergency Medical Technician
Zeecoojpoolxag Vault the Able Turkey
Wilfredo Debacle the Everett's Ferret Badger
Johana Noble the Crimson Mooneye
Zefchan Derby the Batonist
Suzie-Louise Ranae the Diver
McCormick Dajocroful the Southern Curator
Shondabol Hermine the Sabre-Tooth Tiger
Mucker Recollect
Hobert-Missy Rumbles the Difficult Plaice
Youb the Corrupt Crane Fly
Eleonor-Liane Magnificently
Pool Siciliana Goddess-Improves the Absurd Half-Elf Bard
Senator Qumara Brendan the Outlandish Clerk
Dupont Bugging-Generalizing
Kemberlygut Bishop-Saunter the Werebear
Fidel Ungratefully the Accidental Vicious Skeleton
Suthoudwequfayth Uplink the Hornet
Wohcrystallizing Sidelights the Orthodontist
Cavalierlycule Xawmevrunployd
Quayroloria Leads the Mesmerist
Dutemarian Semi-Considerable
Tuthmarquetta Thessaly the Interior Designer
Loulexxoypldix the Difficult Roseate Spoonbill
Master Sergeant Blanche Pinkie
Terribly Payquwouj the Chemical Engineer
Brutalizedkay Islamizes-Assemblages the Mighty Necropolitan
Kejled Internationally-Chad the Steppe Barbarian
Ediebol Advocating the Generous Tomb Spider
Cubells Measured-Bewailing
Chantommye Felix the Egocentric Courier
Pehblanks Laureate the Comfortable Hamlet
Spike Spatula-Shovels the Police Inspector
Flexibleshood Jaylayvwook the Stellar Wyrm
Institutionpoho Unusable
Len the Numerologist
Markpe Danita the Numismatist
Naye Rhett the Lobbyist
Kloke Overlook the Landlord
Diklelera Kathyrn the Ostracod
Nurse Koutjeeptoonolay Ambulances the Jack Dempsey
Purposely Cool
Tisandie Proletariat the Complex Exterminator
Alanna-Fernande Enquire-Berliner
Barrel Obviation the Death Shark
Mister Jicoudgeroys Robbie-Regressing the Seatrout
Robin Docwowmakle the Freshwater Flyingfish
Squirm Frustration the Sandknight
Ardath Ployd Deliberators the Grumpy Gila Monster
Yaraquel Copekeekoy the Spiny Dogfish
Aleida Chinatown the Pathetic Radiologist
Cortneythuno Shylock the Orthodox Swimmer
Dayt Jenae the Nutty Fire Marshal
Chutreligiously Adrian
Salvadoransuw Quadrupled-Poppies
Sumac-Getters the Gulper Eel
Grandpa Freeda
Auditions Argumentation the Falling Internist
Specialist Tusrooster Dice the Mailman or Mail Carrier
Abstain Bouggesh the Childish Kelp Perch
Jaimee-Kip Tomiko the Ironmaster
Rodent Apologizing the Abundant Marketer
Iseladir Andrew the Biased Thatcher

Dear Google: Yes I Will Have Sex With You

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Free the Citizens of Cuba!

The other embargo:
U.S. Customs and Border Protection guards seized five computers donated by Vancouver residents that were bound for Cuba Wednesday as part of the 21st Pastors for Peace Caravan to Cuba.

[...]

Solanki, one of five Vancouver residents on the 85-person humanitarian aid caravan to break the U.S. trade embargo against Cuba, said the reasoning behind the seizure was the U.S. authorities wanted to investigate whether the computers could be used for military purposes.

“These computers are Pentium 4s that are five-year-old used computers, so it’s a bit of a ridiculous charge,” said Solanki. “So they took five of them to inspect them to see if they could be used for military purposes by Cuba. That doesn’t even make sense, because they confiscated five of them and left another 55 computers with us.”
Okay, my title's a little off, but hey, they're releasing political prisoners lately, so that's a good step. Um, HOORAY FOR THE CATHOLIC CHURCH!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Qualifications

Who the hell is AWR Hawkins?
AWR Hawkins is a military historian who holds a Ph.D. from Texas Tech University. His articles on battlefields and men of war have appeared in Vietnam Magazine, the Civil War Times, the CAF Dispatch, and other military periodicals. Politically conservative, he also writes columns that appear on HUMANEVENTS.COM, PajamasMedia.com, TheCypressTimes.com, and in The Liberty News.

Hawkins’ southern drawl is frequently heard discussing his take on current events on radio shows like America’s Morning News, the G. Gordon Liddy Show, the Ken Pittman Show, and the Inga Barks Show, among others. He is a Visiting Fellow at the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal, where his current research project is focused on the worldview of John Adams: a true conservative and the 2nd President of the United States of America.
Okay then, we can appreciate the man and his accomplishments, if gaining a whiff of big stinky asshole. Now that we know him, I think we can say with fairness that THIS IS THE MAN most qualified to write about matters concerning Lady Gaga:
When Stefani Germanotta, a.k.a. Lady Gaga, made news on July 16 by equating Jesus with a bisexual dancer in a performance in Cleveland, Ohio, she only reinforced the belief that there’s nothing she won’t do to sell a disc or a concert ticket. Moreover, she also proved that she is an example of that sick and degenerate type of human who is willing to trample the sacred in order to gain but a smidgen more fame from the secular.
OH DEAR GOD SHE EQUATED JESUS WITH A BISEXUAL DANCER! Let's follow the link and see what happened:
She flirted with religious controversy, too, declaring that a bisexual dancer of hers was like Jesus, because "Jesus loves everybody."
Gee, maybe a rabbi joke came after that. But anyway, sick and degenerate stand-up comics across the world take note! You are sick and deg- oh, said that already. Okay, are sickness and degeneracy interesting? NO. Look at AWR Hawkins's's's headline:
Lady Gaga Bores Us With Her ‘Bad Romance’ With Sacrilege
Therefore we can safely say that Hawkins didn't bother to write the following about Lady Gaga (who nobody is interested in and did not perform a concert because nobody showed up):
Gaga’s emphasis on bisexuality isn’t all that surprising for anyone who has watched her videos.
AHA!
But the listening public had long ago accepted this about her and simply chalked her up as one who was cut from a different cloth. Yet it now appears that her sexual fetishes were but gateway drugs to bigger things: like sheer rudeness and sacrilege.
Here it is clear that Hawkins does not hold a Ph.D. from Venn Diagram University as the sets of sexual fetishes and drugs and rudeness and sacrilege may overlap. In the creamy centre of those four circles? SEFEGADRUSACS! After a brief reprise of some other old guy complaining about Lady Gaga for giving the finger (IN KINDLY OLD NEW YORK!!!) here's the more-or-less finale:
Perhaps one more thing ought to be said about Gaga’s attack on Christianity in Cleveland (as well as in Toronto where she purposely perverted a prayer to Christ while covering herself in fake blood) and that is that she obviously doesn’t understand the very religion she mocks. For example, when she equated Jesus with a bisexual dancer she justified doing so by intimating that just as bisexuals love everybody – they love men, women, and blends of the two – so too “Jesus loves everybody.” I hate to rain on her parade, but Jesus actually talked more about judgment than about grace; more about hell than about heaven. The Bible actually presents God as a deity who loves some people, but hates others.
I'm sorry Dr. Hawkins, the evidence has been examined and Dr. Slayer has reached a conclusion with more support.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

IS SORRY NOT ENOUGH???

mikey:
You just kept using letters, numbers and punctuation like it was some kind of infinite, free resource, and there was no need for care or self-control.

British Photoshop

Here is a very very funny post from Boing Boing. Seriously.

God Gave Us Life

Monday, July 19, 2010

More Palin Markov Chains

Following "refudiate" the time seemed ripe for an artificial Sarah Palin to generate words she can write on her hand for when she needs 'em. JanusNode will chain characters as well as words, so sticking with characters that like to follow other characters in Palinblabber we get:
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A Publicist Earns Money

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Bye N__B's Blog

Nice to know you.

Word Salad

Conrad Black, writing (surprisingly) from a non-padded cell:
The Yalta Myth is no longer sufficiently credible to be flammable, and the argument that Roosevelt failed to end the Depression is too foamite-sodden for even so fiendishly persistent and endearing a pyromaniac as the delightful and otherwise rigorous Amity Shlaes to make any headway reigniting it. But, sensing the proximity of tinder with the feral olfactory acuity of a hob ferret detecting the invisible presence of a mate in heat, the Scorch Roosevelt Society has encroached, as softly as bats, on what the Republicans tried, without success, to sell 72 years ago as the “Roosevelt Recession.”
An agreeable sentiment, I suppose...

The Other Universe

Jonah:
In 2008, American liberalism seemed poised for its comeback. The pendulum of Arthur Schlesinger’s “cycle of history” was swinging back toward a new progressive era. Obama would be the liberal Reagan.

[...]

But what about when the rules change? For nearly a century now, the rules have said that tough economic times make big government more popular. For more than 40 years it has been a rule that environmental disasters — and scares over alleged ones — help environmentalists push tighter regulations. According to the rules, Americans never want to let go of an entitlement once they have it. According to the rules, populism is a force for getting the government to do more, not less. According to the rules, Americans don’t care about the deficit during a recession.
The rules didn't change, the government is not doing enough, Americans don't wanna let go of, say, unemployment benefits or social security or Medicare, I dunno what populism you're talking about, Americans don't care about the deficit.

Nobody with sense pays attention to Jonah except for yucks, but Mr. Obama might do well to be the demon the right thinks he is.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Don't Fuck With Beavers, Dawg

Important national news:
Six beaver attacks in the last two weeks have been confirmed at Three Mile Bend, an off-leash park in the central Alberta city. A husky died of its injuries, while other dogs are recovering from their tangles with the rodents.

Most dogs were swimming after the beavers in the park's ponds when the attacks occurred.

Newish JanusNode

The site was gone for a while, but it exists again. Mac and Windows...

Jeez, did World's Somethingest TV Shows come with the new version or did I do that? (All signs say it came with new stuff - I don't write the code so nicely.)



Dangerous stunt admen and the dogmatic ship's mates they love
World's feralest jailors
Frightening slug uncovered
Proud ladyfishes and their psychiatrists
World's most kindly debts
When interior decorators go absolute
World's most angelic witches
When admirable mojarras go arrogant
World's most nubile grandfathers
Earthy vampire bats who love engineers
World's most aristocratic cobias
World's most appreciative absences
Argumentative controversy uncovered
Pert practical nurses and the attorneys they love
Callous mechanic make-overs
World's most blue-eyed games
Nature's exemplaryest bellhops
Benumbed estimations uncovered
When exciting ore refiners go beautiful
Beautific epidermis uncovered
Simple minded sugar gliders wrestling with deathly writers
World's conscientiousest transportation engineers
Nature's sinfulest machine operators
When prizes go lemony
World's most cheap convictions
When eminences go biblical
Weary municipal engineers and the neighbours they love
World's most everlasting saigas
When joys go entire
World's fabulousest electronics engineers
World's most sultry zones
Occasional textile worker make-overs
Deranged driver uncovered
When blondes go strange
Mighty lover make-overs
World's most spread childbirths
Patriotic industrialists and the screenwriters they love
Pitiful tensions uncovered
Permissive California quails and their pleasant detectives
Bisexual shopkeepers and the surgeons who love them
World's obsoleteest engineers
Fluffy employment agent make-overs
When monstrous stonefishes go butterfingered
Hopeful toll takers and the nude railroad conductors they love
Obnoxious sound engineers and the acrobatic confectioners they love
Fictitious hawks who date chemical engineers
Convoluted publishers and the pretty blacksmiths who love them
So you think you can fall?

What She Knows

Mark Halperin:
Palin thrives on the unpredictable, and as her new video shows, she can adapt quickly. "What she knows, you can't teach," says Mark McKinnon, a top strategist for George W. Bush and McCain. "And what she doesn't know she can learn — and she's learning fast."
I saw someone say something very much like this in a documentary about - surprise! - a Russian beauty contest. First prize was a washing machine.

Run Sarah run!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Nostalgia

Remember this fine thread?

Someone reminded me of it.



That guy's a hall of famer. I wonder if he ever went toe-to-toe with the Troll of Sorrow. Maybe I should ask for a link.

History.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Pony Gusher 2

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Idea stolen from here.

Here is a backstage view of the sky plus an oil derrick:



Here is a stream of ponies getting ready to squirt: