Monday, December 31, 2012

Oh, ffs

Were I not in a better mood, this would've been another one of those "kill me now" posts. But seriously, New York Times … really?   REALLY??

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Rhetorical Question of the Day

Hey, anybody remember when the nascent Teabag Revolution was focusing laserlike on economic issues, and excluding all that Culture War stuff?
    -- Doghouse Riley

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Not that this'll come as any great shock to you ...

... but it's worth noting for the record, and, I suppose, encouraging that "[t]he report was welcomed by Heiner Bielefeldt, United Nations special rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, who said in a brief introduction there was little awareness that atheists were covered by global human rights agreements."

You can download a copy of the full report, Freedom of Thought 2012: A Global Report on Discrimination Against Humanists, Atheists and the Non-religious from the International Humanist and Ethical Union's website, or just click this direct link to the PDF.

(h/t: TC, via email | pic. source)

The Jon Swift Memorial Roundup 2012 #jonswift2012

Friend of lowly bloggers everywhere, Batocchio, the Vagabond Scholar, has once again put in a bunch of time soliciting and assembling "the best blog posts of the year, as chosen by the bloggers themselves." This is, of course, a tradition started by the late great Reasonable Conservative, and it is carried on in his memory. And you even get to start off with a cat pic!

You might thank Batocchio on Twitter, and join in the discussion using the hashtag #jonswift2012.

Happy reading!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Google Two-Factor Authentication Fail

Just noting for the record:

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Deep thought

In case the state of Arizona is casting about for a new motto ...

screenshot of a Google image search for 'Grand Canyon'

I got 99 problems, but a ditch ain't one.

(h/t: Jay-Z | blame: Takei | pic. source)

Mysteriously, December 20th has come and gone. This might explain everything.

Maybe it was all a simple spelling error.
    -- George Takei


[Added] Also.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Wingnut who scolds other Jews for not being Jewish enough is furious that Google says "Happy Holidays"

It's not easy feeding the insatiable thirst for manufactured outrage.

I hope K-Lo doesn't get mad that you're on her turf, Ben.

Shalom!

Also:

#waronchristmas

Monday, December 24, 2012

Wine snobs on wine snobs

I'm always up for a jargon list. "Battle of the Somm" lets us in on what those people with the long upper lips are saying about us in the back. And by "us," I don't exactly mean to include myself among the whales, however much I am in other contexts interested in deep oceans. I'm more of a cork dork, admittedly. And definitely an A.B.C.

Although certainly I could be persuaded to hang with someone who orders cougar juice. I don't judge.

(h/t: KK, via print edition)

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Weasels ripped from context

William Horman, the headmaster of Winchester and Eton, included the Latin form 'Mater artium necessitas' in Vulgaria, a book of aphorisms for the boys of the schools to learn by heart, which he published in 1519.

Which leads, just one screen later, to Frank Zappa, in a connection for which I have just begun to kick myself for never having made.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Congrats on surviving the Mayan Apocalypse. Now, here is your Skynet update.

X-37B!

A famously mysterious military space plane operated by the US Air Force has launched from Florida, the third flight in a secretive test programme.

The reusable, unmanned craft is designed to operate in Earth orbit for extended periods. Its prior missions in 2010 and 2011 lasted 224 and 469 days.

The US government kept the timing of Tuesday's launch secret and has not said how long the mission will last.

More links.

(previously)

Line of the Day: 2012-12-22

I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat.
    -- Rebecca West

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

May be!

Did you know there is actually such a thing as a "Hello Kitty" model of the AR-15 assault rifle? Thanks to Jesse Taylor, now I do!

Maybe the best way to control guns would be to require that they all be painted bright pink. What do you think, Conservative flake?

"Gangnam Style"

By Psy. Because sometimes, goofy is good. (15-sec ad first. Sorry.)

Discovered thanks to this Twitter exchange.

USA! USA! USA!

artist: Farley Katz | pic. source: The New Yorker


You might also have a look at the cartoon-off between Farley Katz and Randall Munroe.

[Added] Eleventy!

What, you don't need any differentiators?

But really, a gig as security guard at the Museum of Mathematics? DREAM JOB.



(h/t: MK, via email)

Breakfast Serial

New friend Doug recommended Portishead to me. My first reaction: I like them better than I like most bands upon first reaction, so, I will give a second listen. "Scorn" ("Embedding disabled by request") stood out, if you care about my tastes.

Meanwhile, the lead singer's voice, especially on some other songs, reminded me of an old favorite. (Song, I mean. The video may or may not appeal. I don't judge™.)

I think Howard Zinn might fail to see the humor in this

(vide | pic. source: The New Yorker/Michael Shaw | also? just sayin: top result.)

"Disaster Economics"

No, it's not actually about the Republicans in Congress. It's a short, smart piece by James Surowiecki from the 3 December 2012 issue of The New Yorker about what it costs to clean up after a hurricane versus what it would cost to build preventative measures.

Spoiler alert ...

... the latter is way cheaper than the former.

Of course the political realities will not change any time soon (for which, okay, it's fair to blame the Republicans, to a large extent), but this is a long-term problem and so it's worth trying to nudge the supertanker onto a slightly different course, as it were, starting now.



(pic. source: NJ.com)

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Line of the Day: 2012-12-15

TBogg on Joe Lieberman, a few days ago:

... that the people who knew him best and worked with him on a daily basis found other things to do and places to be when he was giving his farewell speech speaks volumes.

(previously)

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Kill me now

Had the remote control in hand and everything, ready to turn off the teevee for the night.

But just five seconds too slow to avoid the commercial wherein the lamest of the lame identifies himself as Jack Reacher.

As Jack Reacher.

You didn't need the money that bad, "Lee Child." And you're for sure not getting any more of mine.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Three words: conservative think tank

You go, Heritage Foundation.

Can't make this stuff up

Ah, the obliviousness of wingnuts. Glibertarians, especially.

(h/t: @vacuumslayer)

That uncomfortable feeling of, "Hey, are they talking about me?"

Good thing the steering wheel's on the wrong side.

__________


[Added] Belinda responds thus.

"Tsekalo and Puttin annealed at Sparrow Hills"

Or something like that. In any case, Цекало и Puttin` отожгли на Воробьевых горах is delightful.

(h/t: TC, via email)

Monday, December 10, 2012

So ... what's on the home page of The T®ustworthy En©ylopedia™ today?

Welp ... The Whore of Babylon, perhaps related to the bunch of stories in the right column following the lead one (Hosing the influence of evolutionist rats out of Britain before more British college women enter the sex trade!); recitation of line 1 of the The Creed (One thing you can be very sure of: The world is approximately 6,000 years old.[4]); some sports news (The liberal media continue to prefer failure rather than support playing the conservative Tim Tebow. Today the Jets barely squeaked by the 2-11 Jaguars.); and that's just the first glance.

Enjoy.

Or weep.

One of those.

Heh. That Krugman.

... while it’s true that the finance guys are still making out like bandits — in part because, as we now know, some of them actually are bandits — ...

(From "Robots and Robber Barons.")

Sunday, December 09, 2012

M.B. on 12/7

In Comments under this past Friday's post, M. Bouffant refers us to another one of his, posted five years earlier. It's about his father's experiences on that day in 1941. Definitely worth a read. Plus, more pix here.

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Gutsy!

The conclusion of a piece on how even his colleagues are now laughing at sad clown Dick Morris:

At one point, after Media Matters began seeking comment from Hill staffers, a "mass email" went out to the paper's reporters "specifically instructing us not to talk," according to one staffer who had agreed to speak, but indicated it would not be possible after receiving the email.

Managing Editor Bob Cusack then emailed Media Matters stating: "I am the best contact for any piece you are writing about The Hill. Thanks." He later requested questions via email rather than participate in a phone interview.

Media Matters emailed Cusack several questions asking about his view of Morris, the columnist's future at the newspaper, and what Cusack thought of staff members' concerns.

His email response: "We're not going to comment."

(h/t: Taylor Huffman)

At least she hasn't posted on Salon in over a year

I predict her downward spiral will continue until she lands a part-time gig as Ann Althouse's guest blogger.

Ah. One puzzle solved.

Her name ...

... is Mélissa Theuriau.

Thanks for the detective work, Ocean!

(previously)

__________


Ordinarily, here's where you'd find a link to the pic. source. However, I decided not to this time, because, come on ...

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

STFU

Lieberman Regrets Being So Negative on Obama

If you must.

Never forget.

McCain and Lieberman

Lieberman kisses Bush

Right on

Swiped from @bay_naam.

It's not the medium. It's the message.

Buy this shirt! Wear it! Show your support for the cause!

(h/t: Roy Edroso)

[Update] Boo hiss on Photobucket for deleting the above and substituting this.

From the annals of Our Christian Nation

Congressman’s Restaurant Refused To Serve Muslim Couple

We don't need to make clear that it was a Republican Congressman, do we?

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(h/t: Wonkette | pic. source)

[Update] Follow-up.

Line of the Day: 2012-12-05

From “The Conflict Against Al Qaeda and its Affiliates: How Will It End?”, a talk given by Jeh Charles Johnson, General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Defense, at the Oxford Union, Oxford University, on 30 November 2012.

“War” must be regarded as a finite, extraordinary and unnatural state of affairs. War permits one man – if he is a “privileged belligerent,” consistent with the laws of war — to kill another. War violates the natural order of things, in which children bury their parents; in war parents bury their children. In its 12th year, we must not accept the current conflict, and all that it entails, as the “new normal.” Peace must be regarded as the norm toward which the human race continually strives.

(source | via)

Bubble? What bubble?

Let me introduce you to my red state friends.

49% of GOP voters nationally say they think that ACORN stole the election for President Obama. We found that 52% of Republicans thought that ACORN stole the 2008 election for Obama, so this is a modest decline, but perhaps smaller than might have been expected given that ACORN doesn't exist anymore.

The exact question (PDF), in case you were wondering if these people were somehow tricked:

Q8 Do you think that Barack Obama legitimately won the Presidential election this year, or do you think that ACORN stole it for him?

Interestingly enough, 2% of those who voted for Obama also believe ACORN stole the election for him. (Don't tell Willard. It will just make him sadder.)

(h/t: Jack, via email | pic. source: plognark)

Pity that people have to die for us to appreciate them

Belated thanks, Willis Whitfield.

If you didn't already know:

Half a century ago, as a rapidly changing world sought increasingly smaller mechanical and electrical components and more sanitary hospital conditions, one of the biggest obstacles to progress was air, and the dust and germs it contains.

Stray particles a few microns wide could compromise the integrity of a circuit board of a nuclear weapon. Unchecked bacteria could quickly infect a patient after a seemingly successful operation. Microprocessors, not yet in existence, would have been destroyed by dust. After all, an average cubic foot of air contained three million microscopic particles, and even the best efforts at vacuuming and wiping down a high-tech work space could only reduce the rate to one million.

Then, in 1962, Willis Whitfield invented the clean room.

Which brings to mind a favorite piece of understatement, from the first article on nanotechnology that I ever read, thirty or so years ago: At these scales, a drop of oil is not a lubricant.

Gotta love this part:

Particle detectors in Mr. Whitfield’s clean rooms started showing numbers so low — a thousand times lower than other methods — that some people did not believe the readings, or Mr. Whitfield. He was questioned so much that he began understating the efficiency of his method to keep from shocking people.

“I think Whitfield’s wrong,” a scientist from Bell Labs finally said at a conference where Mr. Whitfield spoke. “It’s actually 10 times better than he’s saying.”

And of course, no blog post would be complete without a salute to the superiority of the free market, unencumbered by gummint regulation!

The clean room was patented through Sandia, and the government shared it freely among manufacturers, hospitals and other industries.

(pic. source: Sandia Lab News (PDF) | h/t: KK, via email)

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Oh, the irony

You'd think, with my love of science jokes ...

... I'd have thought of that before some suggestion bot did.

Also, I will never be able to say fey again.



(Got a hand from Shop Leondardo.)

Oh, daddy, not again.

Guess who just barely caught the caboose on the wingnut welfare gravy train?

Rick Santorum To Join World Net Daily As ‘Exclusive Columnist’



(h/t: Wonkette| pic. source)

Sunday, December 02, 2012

In other news ... Shape of Earth: Views Differ

Is this not classic New York Timesism?

Leaving questions.

In fairness, the hedging in the blurb is at least somewhat contradicted by the fact that they did the story at all.

Saturday, December 01, 2012

Two men break all-time record for least amount of sympathy generated

No, no. Not Willard and Dreamy. I'm speaking of Paul Marrick and Greg Arnold.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Can you stand the excitement?

Mark your calendars. Next week, we'll be announcing the pre-order for the Atlas Shrugged Part II Special Edition DVDs.

Any bets on sales figures?

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Saturday, November 24, 2012

I haz a vision

Some recent advances in really hard computer problems:

Deep-learning systems have recently outperformed humans in certain limited recognition tests.

Last year, for example, a program created by scientists at the Swiss A. I. Lab at the University of Lugano won a pattern recognition contest by outperforming both competing software systems and a human expert in identifying images in a database of German traffic signs.

The winning program accurately identified 99.46 percent of the images in a set of 50,000; the top score in a group of 32 human participants was 99.22 percent, and the average for the humans was 98.84 percent.

Getting better at listening, too:

Deep learning was given a particularly audacious display at a conference last month in Tianjin, China, when Richard F. Rashid, Microsoft’s top scientist, gave a lecture in a cavernous auditorium while a computer program recognized his words and simultaneously displayed them in English on a large screen above his head.

Then, in a demonstration that led to stunned applause, he paused after each sentence and the words were translated into Mandarin Chinese characters, accompanied by a simulation of his own voice in that language, which Dr. Rashid has never spoken.

The feat was made possible, in part, by deep-learning techniques that have spurred improvements in the accuracy of speech recognition.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Is this more math you do as a Republican to make yourself feel better?

John Boehner golfing Never mind what your lying eyes see on the tee.
I just hit a 350-yard drive that landed on the green.

Hate to pass along this sour note on what should be a day of good cheer, but denialism like this should not pass unremarked.

In an op-ed article for the Cincinnati Enquirer today, [Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Obvs.)] said that “we need to repeal Obamacare” because it adds to the debt and is unaffordable. As a result, he wrote, “the law has to stay on the table as both parties discuss ways to solve our nation’s massive debt challenge.”

That ignores the plain words of the most reliable and non-partisan judge of these things — the Congressional Budget Office — which said in July that the Affordable Care Act doesn’t add to the debt, it lowers the debt. Repealing the law would add $109 billion to the debt through 2022.

Oh, it gets better.

Never trust anyone over thirty

Who denies the reality of anthropogenic global warming, at least.

The National Climatic Data Center has just reported that October was the 332nd month in a row of above-average global temperatures. As the environmental Web site Grist reported, that means that nobody younger than 27 has lived for a single month with colder-than-average global temperatures …

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Wow. Her again.

Of course she is not, but I would like to imagine the woman in the ad to the right is getting residuals.

(Remember way back in 2010?)

UPDATE.




See NewsHounds and Wonkette if you would like to read about the latest stream of stupid squirting from Blowhard O'Reilly's cakehole.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Everything has a firesale point

'Official Atlas Shrugged Movie Brass Money Clip'And apparently, that point has come for Atlas Shrugged Part 2, Longer, Lamer, and Even More Expensive. Big sale in the online store! says their recent email. Get cool stuff like that thing over there on the right, for 25% off! Or 40%! Or more! And they also have lapel pins! (Comments are a must.)

You may remember a few weeks ago, when we celebrated the results of the first ten days. I was going to update the charts several times, but for some reason, Box Office Mojo never showed any more data after Day 24. So I guess this is the final report?

Data from Box Office Mojo: part 1 | part 2


Better get in line now for tickets to Part 3!



(title: cf.)

Ouch

Writers like Rod Dreher and Daniel Larison tend to be ...

On the other hand, Daniel, it was David Brooks doing the lumping together.

(If you don't already know those two names, this'll illustrate it as quickly as anything: Larison | Dreher.)

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Probably you do not eat at any of these restaurants ...

... (your good taste already in evidence from your choice of online reading material) but sometimes, when you're traveling, especially for work, say, in a place like Orlando, Florida, you might be presented with main streets filled with corporate franchise Neighbo®hood ®estau®ants. I am speaking of places like Papa John's, Olive Garden, Red Lobster, and Applebee's. You don't want to, but there doesn't seem to be much choice, and hey, one's pretty much like another, right?

In many ways, yes. But maybe not all. So if you're a patron of any of the above, however reluctantly, I encourage you to read "A Children’s Treasury of CEOs Throwing Very Grown-Up Tantrums Over Obamacare."

Job creators? Nah. Plutocrats. And that's how they do.

(pic. source)

Saturday, November 17, 2012

PHEW

Set that bad news (#obamasfault) aside. Thanksgiving is saved!*

RECIPE
Homemade Twinkies

Already on the NYT's Top 10 Most Emailed list! Thank you, Leite's Culinaria!

HOWEVER. Let this not diffuse the important effort pointed out to me by KK.



* (Until the copyright trolls come along, of course.)

Strange bedfellows

The Environmental Protection Agency declined on Friday to relax its requirement on the use of corn ethanol in gasoline, rejecting a request from several states related to a steep decline in the nation’s corn production.

A summer drought that withered crops led to a spike in prices, hurting the livestock industry and others that depend on corn for food. Estimates indicate that as much as half of the nation’s crop will be used to produce ethanol this year to meet the federal renewable energy standard for transportation fuel.

[...]

That would put some environmentalists in rare alignment with the oil industry, which is required to use an increasing amount of ethanol in its fuel production but complains that its system is glutted with the substance.

Since Congress specified a year-by-year gallon quota for biofuels in 2007, total fuel demand in the United States has dropped, so the percentage of ethanol fuel in gasoline has reached unexpected highs.

I don't know enough about the issues to comment, beyond agreeing with the environmental point of view that ethanol made from corn isn't much of a clean energy alternative, but I thought both the article excerpted above and the link in the blockquote were interesting enough to pass along.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Email reply of the day

Since there are some parts of being a 14 year old boy I've never outgrown, you will be unsurprised what my first question was for my niece, the new EMT. Her answer:

... and no, I haven't driven more than 100 mph yet. I tried! But there's a safety feature on the ambulances - you can't go over 90, so I've done that a few times.

(Hope her mom is still boycotting my blog.) ;)

I'm gonna say no, categorically, but it's still fun to dream

Evidently, the post-election giddiness has not quite subsided.

MUST BE PART OF OBAMA'S MIND CONTROL.

Line of the Day: 2012-11-16

(h/t: George Takei, via MK)

Thursday, November 15, 2012

A Nate Silver post that is not about politics

And he even gets through it without mentioning WAR.

For baseball nerds only: "The Statistical Case Against Cabrera for M.V.P."

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[Update 2012-11-17] Nate's argument evidently did not persuade the voters.

Cabrera, the third baseman for the Detroit Tigers, won 22 of 28 first-place votes in the American League, a somewhat surprising margin of victory over Mike Trout, the electrifying rookie outfielder for the Los Angeles Angels.

Headline of the Day

Man Who Gave Nation Sarah Palin Opines
On Someone Else’s Lack Of Intelligence, Qualifications





Yep. John McCain is back in the news.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

New leader in the Post-Election Butthurt Sobfest

A few of you may remember my pointing out this Nate Silver post from last week:

So guess who is now whining long and loud?

Line of the Day: 2012-11-14

When Ohio was called, it really caught me off guard: Right in the middle of furtively scanning the returns from Virginia, or wherever, I heard them announce in the background, "Obama has won Ohio, and with it, is reelected." I could finally stop worrying! It was over! We won! Yeehaw! By that time I had 25 tabs open in my browser and was refreshing 10 of them at a time and flipping back and forth between them like a hyperactive gerbil. (Can gerbils use mice?)
    --Jack, via email

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Actual ad seen on some wingnut blog that
claims to have proof of how Obama stoled the 'lection.


Nothing against his actual biological offspring, mind. It's just that this is the image that comes to mind when I hear the phrase "Breitbart's Children."

(pic. sources: J.O'K. | Bobbsey Twins)

So mean. So good.

"Watch Mitt Romney's Facebook Likes Decrease in Real Time."

It's really amazing when you consider how furiously Jennifer Rubin is creating fake Facebook accounts just to keep liking him again.Willard

(h/t: Neetzan Zimmerman)

Now, who will clean
up his Twitter account?

It was 70° yesterday, but piles of snow remained, and hence, driving conditions were still hazardous



And here's an early-morning shot of vestiges from the storm before that:

Driving to work was an amazeing experience for a few days there.



[Given all the new sudden dead ends and the
winding path I eventually figured out, I mean. -bjk]

Monday, November 12, 2012

#slatepitches are so yesterday

Because now there's Room for Debate!

(?)

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Needz Moar Ghey

Other than that, this is a perfect image of what a lifetime inside the wingnut echo chamber makes you see as you watch the results of the election roll in:

(h/t: Doktor Zoom)

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Line of the Day: 2012-11-08

In 2009, White House communications director Anita Dunn called Fox News "either the research arm or the communications arm of the Republican Party.” I don’t know about the “or” part. With massive funds and infinite air time, Roger Ailes’ little network that could spent the past four years demonizing president Obama (after a year of demonizing candidate Obama), and obsessively churning up non-news to scare the shit out of white guys and feed into the GOP bloodstream: from the Black Panthers’ remarkable rise to political power to that thing about the guns and Mexico named after an awesome Vin Diesel movie to the multifront war on Christmas/Christians/Christ to The Great Benghazi Conspiracy of 2012.

And what do they have to show for it? Not a Republican president. Not a Republican Senate. Not a repealed health care law. Adding insult to Tuesday’s injury, Eric Holder is still a free man.
    -- Allison Benedikt

Too good!

Swiped from a Tumblr you will love: White People Mourning Romney.

(h/t: David Weigel)

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

The GOP? They've come a long way, baby.

A few months ago:

A few years ago:

(pic. sources: top | bot)

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

I suppose I should be glad they didn't say they were Working Hard to bring me this Awesome feature

While I think Mozy is a fine company ...

Dear Mozy Customer,

We’re pleased to announce an exciting new way of managing your Mozy account and accessing your files. Effective later today, when you log into mozy.com, you'll go directly to your files.

Increasingly, our MozyHome customers have told us that they come to the Mozy website to quickly access their files. We've facilitated this by updating the default "log in" location as your backed up and Stash files, instead of the "Account Home" details page. [...]

... I do not think saving me one mouseclick is "exciting."

Monday, November 05, 2012

THANK YOU, CAPTAIN OBVIOUS

That Jeff Zeleny, he has got it covered!

In other news:

Shape of Earth: Views Differ.

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Okay, that hurt a little bit

Write what you know. That should leave you with a lot of free time.
    -- Howard Nemerov

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Corporate email received

In addition, the Bank of America Charitable Foundation has pledged $1 million dollars in support of relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Sandy …

How nice.

But next time, spend ten bucks on a proofreader.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Deep thought

Yesterday, I watched an SUV pull into a handicapped parking spot. It had a Ron Paul bumper sticker. I wonder if the driver enjoyed the irony as much as I did.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Auto-responding is hard

First bits of an email just in:

Dear Brendan Keefe<(>,<)>

Great news! Your Crucial memory order is packaged and ready to ship

On second inspection, though, that's almost cool enough to think about deploying in the same spirit as those typey things I've heard that the kids use, with their instant AOL messages and such. You know, lalcatz, or something?

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Just in case you're still not convinced


Full link here, if you're leery of those shortened ones.

Does it matter? I mean, he's going to bomb, uh, all of them, anyway.

Still, it's worth noting that our boy Willard is about as good at geography as he is at math.

The really weird part is, he keeps saying this same thing, despite strenuous efforts by fact-checkers to get him to stop.

In conclusion, if by some chance he should lose this election, I hear there's an opening that he'd be perfect for, in the cartography department at FoxNews.

(pic. source)

This is way cool

Have a look at "Scratching the Surface, Two Picassos Revealed."

Outrage!

Lap dance fail (due to obesity of lap dancer)



Court Upholds the Taxation of Lap Dances

[...]

The state’s highest court, the Court of Appeals, ruled on Tuesday that the lap dances performed at Nite Moves [a strip club in Latham, N.Y.] were not “dramatic or musical arts performances,” as Nite Moves had argued. The 4-to-3 decision said that Nite Moves did not qualify for the kind of tax exemption that ballet companies and Broadway producers are allowed to claim.

Elitists.


Save us, Mitt Romney!

Sign outside a strip club: 'Register to vote here/Get a free lap dance'







Diamond Jim’s Isabella Queen strip club … is located in vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan's home town of Janesville, Wis.

(pic. sources: Shipment of Fail | MSN)

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