Showing posts from June 13, 2010

Watch it for the hotlap

Pure awesome. The absolute deadpan makes it perfect. The hotlap at the end is simply brilliant. Simply brilliant.

I have to admit the first line made me laugh

Wannabe New Jersey Jihadist Was An Internet Meme
Great, now our nation is under attack by memes.

I'm sure his defense will be; "Death to Jews!? What? No! I just hate liquefied fruit. I must have been at the wrong rally."

Crazed Violent Redneck Racist Export Their Ideology

Tea Party clones are popping up in Russia, Israel and Holland

How can that be? The Tea Party is about hating Obama, or black people, or Mexicans or whatever. Isn't it? Or could it be, that as they've been saying all along, it's about liberty. It's about controlling the government rather than letting it control you. It's about fiscal sanity. It's about lifting the yoke of regulation and tax and bureaucracy from citizens.

It has broad appeal. International appeal because everybody wants to breathe free. Wants to be left in peace to conduct their own affairs as they wish so long as they do not harm others. I have always believed that the core defining principle of (small l) libertarianism animates most Americans. Hell, even most people.

I think people everywhere are finally seeing that enough is enough and they're getting very little return for their money.

My fear is that after the next election cycle the Tea Party will fizzle out. That the f…

From the "Who Exactly Is Surprised By This" file

The IPCC consensus on climate change was phoney, says IPCC insider | Full Comment | National Post
The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change misled the press and public into believing that thousands of scientists backed its claims on manmade global warming, according to Mike Hulme, a prominent climate scientist and IPCC insider.

So that "Eleventy Billion Nobel Scientists Agree" that I've been hearing is a total lie? Got it. We knew as much but I'm glad they've come clean. This, of course, didn't make the news. Not one story. It is a huge, huge story but it doesn't fit the narrative so out the window it goes.

Brevity is the soul of wit

I think someone finally found an appropriate use for Twitter:

Barack Obama Embraces His Inner Jimmy Carter
The best summation of the speech comes from our own Caleb Howe, who tweeted, “Let me be clear. Some oil spilled. But Katrina. And make no mistake. I’m having meetings. In conclusion, something about China. Windmills!” That, ladies and gentlemen, is the President’s whole speech in 140 characters.

I am not making this up

Puppy thrown at German biker gang

A German student "mooned" a group of Hell's Angels and hurled a puppy at them before escaping on a stolen bulldozer, police have said.

I swear this sounds like a Monty Python sketch.

The worst thing about World Cup

Give me a break. And no, this is not "part of the game". It's cheating, it's poor sportsmanship and it makes you look like a pussy. Man up and play the damn game. I'm glad they've been booking the for this crap this time around. Last World Cup had more acting than Summer Stock.

When the Internet Generation meets paleopoliticians

See more funny videos and funny pictures at CollegeHumor.

I love this one. The guy sits down for what he thinks is going to be a fluff interview and boom goes the dynamite! At first he laughs, and shifts in his chair. He can't believe this isn't a softball interview. Then he tries to bamboozle the kid by asking which committee and the kid delivers. Boom Goes The Dynamite Part Deux. Then he feigns ignorance on the vote he supported. Then, he runs away. Yes, this State Senator ran away from an interview with a High School Student. He couldn't handle the hard hitting journalism of a teenager. That can only mean the "real media" in that area is falling down on the job. Kudos to this kid. More please.

Coke n' Mentos Rube Goldberg Machine


Simultaneously cruel and hilarious


Holy Flaming Jesus!

I swear I'm not a Godblogger but this was just too awesome not to post.


Skip to the 2:00 minute mark and see how long you can last.

Dear Sweet Lord. That was painful. The worst part is it gave me flashbacks. See, when I was kid (late 70's) the Catholic Church (at least my parish) was a little bonkers. They were co-opting the Hippy/Free Love thing in hopes of keeping the younger parishoners from fleeing. It didn't work and mostly it drove away the other sane people (like my parents). Why? The above video is why. I remember being seven years old and sitting in the pew when the Priest was reading something and the band (that should be a clue to Catholics how far gone my parish was) started playing some sort of background music. I noticed some movement on my left, in the aisle. A young woman, probably in her twenties, was doing some sort of interpretive dance like the one above. She was dressed in a one piece spandex thing. I was literally agape. I had never seen anything like it and haven't since. Our weekly church attendance fell of…

Jon Stewart FTW

I am not Jon Stewart's biggest fan but this is great:

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10cRespect My Authoritahwww.thedailyshow.comDaily Show Full EpisodesPolitical HumorTea Party

Give him credit for intellectual honesty even if he's late to the party. Obama is losing even his most dedicated supporters. The tipping point is going to be whether LGOMB have another purge after someone hints that Obama may not be, in all ways, perfect.

Angry Clown Union Leaders

No, not this group of angry clowns, this one:

Angry clowns decry armed robbery by imposters -
Clown-union leader Carlos Vasquez says he plans to issue IDs to all real clowns and urge police to detain those who do not have them. (Emphasis mine).

Clowns have a union. I...a union? Really? Are there scab clowns taking up all the plum clowning jobs somewhere? If there's any group of people that I imagined needing a union, clowns are most emphatically not on that list.

Do you think they only mime signing their union dues check? Cause that would be awesome.

In Praise of ESPN

I'm not ESPN's biggest fan.  There, I said it.  The main reason why is the programming.  They over-cover the big three (Baseball, Basketball and Football) to the detriment of all the other sports.  They rerun the same thing over and over rather than throwing a bone to people like me who want to see the other stuff too.  Let me be clear:  what they do, they do very well.  When it comes to analysis, reporting and recaps, ESPN is second to none.  That said, their web coverage of the World Cup has been amazing.  That's just for the opening round.  For people like me who want to watch the cup but have these pesky "jobs" we have to show up for it's been a boon.  I'm able to keep an ESPN window open with the gamecast.  It tells me shots, substitutions, goals, fouls etc.  They have been adding highlights of goals inside of 10 minutes.  It's amazing.  If you're in the GameCast window, click on the icon for goal that has a video highlight and you get the cl…

Tech Bleg

OK, so I'm going build myself an HTPC. The plan is to buy the components from Tigerdirect or newegg and assemble it myself. I want to use the Mythbuntu build. In terms of specs I think I need about 2GB of RAM, ~250GB, Intel/Athelon dual core motherboard, 512MB NVIDIA card, generic dvd r/w, wireless card and an IR blaster. So far I'm having trouble finding a microtower case to hold it all and I'm concerned about heat with the smaller case sizes. Additionally, I have 1TB of NAS storage on the network which is Windows and I'm not sure how to get the Mythbuntu build to talk to the Windows NAS. Does anyone know if that's possible? I may end up making the NAS not really a NAS but just physically moving it from A to B when I need to move things on/off. I'm also looking to put in a hybrid card because from what I'm reading you can then stream from the interwebs to your TV much better than physically capturing then watching it later. Any help appreciated on …

Stupid politicians

New Jersey’s crazy war on oysters

So here's your choice: Polluted waters that NO ONE can use for swimming, fishing or whatever but those 1 in a thousand people who would otherwise eat these oysters will be safe. Or we have less polluted (and eventually clean) waters for everyone and polluted oysters that nobody can eat. Which would you pick?

I understand what the fear is. They fear that someone will either unwittingly take them and sell them or will knowingly do so (evil bastard) and someone will get sick and sue and blah blah blah.

Look, life has risks. We can mitigate them but not eliminate them. Just put these oysters in an area that makes them difficult to cultivate or cost prohibitive to do so. We need clean water more than we need fear bad oysters.

About that Congressman...

Dems defend Etheridge, attack Breitbart

In other news, water is wet, sun rises in the east

The Democrats' talking points:

1. There is always the part of the story that you can’t see in these gotcha style videos — what were these folks doing, how did they approach him, how were the cameraman and/or others off camera acting?

Uh...standing on the sidewalk. What form of "acting" would have, in any way, justified the mans behavior? I suppose assaulting a small child or something but I doubt that was happening.

2. Why would any legitimate student doing a project or a journalist shagging a story not identify themselves. Motives matter — what was the motivation here? To incite this very type of reaction?

Perhaps they're journalism students. Or Political science majors. Or Psyche majors. Their motives, whatever they were, never entered into the equation. The man was asked one simple question on camera in public and he went bonkers. Does the author ever ask after Mi…

Yanks Win 1-1!

Awesome game. Fantastic goalkeeping and Donovan played well. The second half the team looked better than the first. They held their own despite blowing two good opportunities in the first half. The unsung hero of the game was Demerit who kept Rooney buttoned up. At this rate we're going to tie for first in the group and it will be decided on goals. Look for both the US and England to try and run up the score on both Slovenia and Algeria.


This man is crazy

Seriously!?  He assaults this kid after he said "Good morning Congressman" and then asks him if he "fully supports the Obama agenda".  That's enough to get a Congressman that fired up?  WTF?  I think he saw the camera and freaked out.  Note the demand; "I have a right to know who you are."  No asshole, you don't.  You don't have that right at all.  If I were this kid, I'd dog this guy with a camera every time he was in public.  I have no doubt he'd call the police and file a restraining order and so on. 

Sorry, any Congressman who gets that testy that fast is either arrogant or filled with rage.  Either way, he needs to be kicked out.