Ricky Jay has died at age 72.
If God decided to destroy the earth with a flood in 2018… Noah is tapping away furiously on Twitter when he hears a thunderous voice with reverb – like he’s maxed out his Beats headphones:
This post is not serious commentary.
Welcome to the conspiracy, Mr. President. Glad to have you on board.
Here’s a study. Can you guess the result?
In the age of participation trophies and 9th place ribbons, it only seems appropriate that every state be the best at something.
Really, this is not only sweet and moving (and yes, I laughed…I cried…) it’s also entirely unfair. For those poor saps not yet married, there’s simply no way they’ll ever top this. For those of us already married, we must hang our heads in shame. It’s not just the creativity of the proposal, either—for me,…
Because I have had nothing to say about politics lately, and because we have been accused of being too white and too male, I give you this. I do hope Romney gets a chance to watch it.
I do love A Bit of Fry & Laurie. This is quite a brilliant sketch, whatever you make of its politics. Maybe not quite as good as their free-market-police bit, but right up there.
This is from The Dish: Somebody has way too much time on their hands.
Via. Which reminds me of this: Consider this an open thread.
~by Jon Stonger This is the first in a selection of short stories from The Adventures of the Delineator. These tales follow the clueless Captain Dave as he guides the small crew of the Delineator thru the misadventures of space. Decker is the ship’s engineer: good with computers and only slightly clumsy. Doc is the…
Vote early, vote often: Is anthropogenic global warming actually happening? Did I leave anything out?
Another fun TSA fail via Cory Doctorow (note, this is not Cory speaking, it is a letter from an anonymous soldier): So we’re in line, going through one at a time. One of our Soldiers had his Gerber multi-tool. TSA confiscated it. Kind of ridiculous, but it gets better. A few minutes later, a guy…
A disgraced Congressman apologizes for his poor choice of costumes.
Michael Dougherty’s simultaneously funny and pull-out-your-hair frustrating letter to the conservative movement is worth your time.
Who comes up with this stuff, anyway?
via Greg Mankiw:
Update. I’m moving this to the front page for a bit because I think people should check it out. It’s good for a laugh, and what with all this madness surrounding the cops picking on that poor, sweet old professor and all, I thought we could all use a laugh. ;) This is pretty funny…
Via Cascadian in the comments:
The Guardian is reporting that it’s ditching ink and paper in favor of Twitter. From now on all news stories will come in the form of tweets, propelling the newspaper way, way ahead in the race to adopt new technologies: Consolidating its position at the cutting edge of new media technology, the Guardian today announces…
I think Joaquin Phoenix is a good actor but honestly what the hell is going on with him?
Stephen Colbert’s rap was pretty funny, but the clips of Michael Steele that his video editing team put together is priceless…
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves…
…medicine, or at least dentistry. I was in the dentist chair today and thinking to myself how much worse this would be without things like novacaine and modern fillings and so forth. I was thinking about the alternatives – wooden teeth; gold teeth; no teeth. At one point in time, you could very well die…
….when you’ve got “Twit?“
Jack Gillis proves that sometimes less is more: Dear Abby: I’ve been in a long-term relationship with Benry. Bank cheated on me back in the 1930s but I put my foot down at the time, threatening to kick him out. To my surprise, he’d been faithful ever since and seemed very contented. So I loosened…