Jaybird Is Unclear On The Concept

I need a legal explanation, please. A family in Washington is on trial for medical marijuana use and they are being forbidden by the judge from using the argument that their plants were legal under state law. I don’t understand how this is consistent with “The Truth, The Whole Truth, And Nothing But The Truth.”…

Monkeying Around

A new app — Monkey Parking — allows San Franciscans to auction off public parking spots they’re occupying to the highest bidder.  Personally, I find this appalling.  But more important than my own personal feelings on the matter, this situation strikes me as a strange case where traditional political ideologies might not make for an…

Risk Management?

CBS is apparently hiring Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman. One: I bet Stephen took this at least partially because he’s tired of playing a caricature every day. Two: Did the CBS Network Suit Guys not see the Correspondent’s Dinner?  Part of me hopes this ends in a brilliant disaster.  Like, a contract cancellation and…

Je suis confus

I thought the narrative was that anything that is “Koch-funded” is inherently evil and should be dismissed out of hand as corporate astro-turfing because (unlike George Soros, who’s totally ok) they only give money to causes that benefit them financially. Now the positions of anything “Koch-funded” should be dismissed out of hand because the Kochs benefit…

A Brilliant Deconstructive Comparison Again Proves That Which No Longer Needs Proving

A fine critical analysis of this week’s demonstration that the best show on television has eroded into a pale, unfunny, and indeed macabre shadow of itself.