Truly the gift that keeps on giving.
Oh, man, my sides!
#politics #michaelsteele #gop #lolz #vid

Go away, Japanese id! You are scary! I am scared of you!*

This is yikes.

*  Title is from a brilliant travelogue by Seth Stevenson several years ago.

[Update:  Link fixt.]

#vid #glark #sethstevenson #japan #weird

Flash of Brilliance? Or Insanity?

Hey, maybe the Feds should condition Title I funding on teaching evolution in schools.  I mean, no state would be crazy enough to turn down a boatload of federal money, right?

#politics #science #evolution

TV Deathmatch: Chuck vs. The Predator (Chuck) v. Old King Clancy (HIMYM)

(The premise of TV Deathmatch is explained here.)

Decision: Chuck > HIMYM

My reason for decision (as well as some thoughts on the strengths and weaknesses of the shows generally), after the jump.

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“Ow, my freakin’ ears!”

(Apologies in advance for the profanity and general shrillness.)
Douchebags (and the Nerds Who Love them). Okay, so I get that the Administration has decided that it would be counterproductive to alienate Wall Street completely.  And I don’t necessarily disagree with that.  But this sort of stuff really fucking pisses me off.  Who the fuck do these Wall Street douchebags think they are?  Basically, they really appear to have adopted the position of the action-movie villain, summarized nicely on This American Life by Simon Johnson thusly:  “That sure is a nice global economy you’ve got.  Be a shame if anything happened to it.”  Time to bring down the hammer, Barry.
Assholes.  Nino Scalia is a fucking homophobe.  That is not news.  But good on Barney Frank for saying so.  It’s about time we start treating him and the rest of his nutjob fellow-travelers with the respect they deserve.
Retards.  Since Fire Joe Morgan went on permanent hiatus, I’ve had to go out and actually seek out really retarded baseball commentary on my own, and as a result, it’s been quite a while since I’ve read something this eye-poppingly stupid.  Kudos, “ETVal.” (whoever that is! omglol!!!!!!!111)
#politics #sports #meltdown #wallstreet #douchebags #simonjohnson #thislife #scalia #barneyfrank #gays #fjm #baseball

Customer very agitated… customer began screaming…

The Website Is Down” really took me back to my days doing in-house tech support for what can only have been the least computer literate office in history.

#vid #lolz #techsupport #feliciaday

2 quick hits

C’mon, Josh, everyone knows volcanoes are totally in the tank for Obama.
Ezra Klein’s blog has made for interesting reading all day today, but this, on the AIG bonus stuff, is a real jewel:
What we’ve got, however, is an economic hit-and-run, with one wrinkle: The collar-popper peeking out of the bloodied Porsche is willing to stick around if we pay him for his time. Give him a bonus and he’ll dirty his hands with CPR.
#politics #science #jindal #meltdown #aig #douchebags

Doc Review Fail

Apparently there were some real doozies among the victim impact statements submitted into the record in the Madoff case.  Probably safe to say someone at the US Attorney’s office is having a bad day today.
Any time I hear about email scammers I am reminded of this awesome story about email scammer vigilantes from This American Life.
#meltdown #madoff #fail #thislife #lolz

Musings: The Sack of Vegas

(That’s what she said!)

I was in the process of composing an email recapping IdesVegas for a friend and it started getting pretty involved, so I thought I’d post it here.

Read about every bleary, vomitatious, epically disgusting, and otherwise epic moment, after the jump…

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Spitzer on GPS

Watching Spitzer on GPS talking about the Wall Street stuff, I was reminded of all the reasons why I liked him.  Those pleasant memories were, in pretty short order, completely displaced with renewed annoyance over how incredibly arrogant and stupid he was about the whole high-priced hooker thing.  (Also wonder if Yglesias is right about the non-impossibility of a Spitzer comeback.)

On the other hand, my mancrush on Fareed Zakaria grows.


#spitzer #politics #meltdown #yglesias #fareedzakaria