August 31, 2009


This, apparently, is not some parody or joke. This is the honest-truth cover of Glenn Beck's next book. In which he appears to be dressed as a Nazi.

There really no end to madness with this guy.

August 28, 2009

No End to the Horror

Reading Rainbow coming to an end thanks to a ‘shift’ in priorities during the Bush administration.

Bush killed Reading Rainbow! Now I'm pissed!

August 25, 2009

Everything Has a Purpose

Even the humble appendix, long thought to be useless and even dangerous, has a purpose.

So I should be just fine.

August 24, 2009

Say Anything, As Long as It Hurts

It is as if Joe Lieberman had a chip put in his head, that triggers whenever a tv camera is present, that compels him to say the least helpful thing possible.

August 23, 2009

Win a Wall

Usain Bolt, the stunningly fast Jamaican won himself a brace of medals at the World Championships this week in Berlin. In addition to all the gold medals the city fathers have given him a section of the Berlin Wall. A three ton section. Do you think that they are keeping whats left of the Wall in a warehouse somewhere, breaking off chunks as needed? Little chunks for souvenirs, big chunks for great honors?

Rock On

Today's Moment of Zen

Fully functional transformer costume.

August 21, 2009


The Bush Administration did, in fact, play politics with terror alerts. Get me my tin foil hat.

August 20, 2009

Quick Switch

Here's Jon Stewart, having some fun with Fox News now becoming everything that they denounced back in the Bush years.

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The truly amazing thing is how quickly and effortlessly these guys switched modes. One day criticising the President is unthinkable, the next day it's required. Should Sarah Palin beat Obama in 2012, every single one of these guys will once again claim that protest is American and to criticise the President in a time of war is treason.

August 19, 2009

Show How You Do This

Barney Frank shows us how its done.

You do not carefully explain how the health care proposal being offered up is nothing at all like Nazi Germany and gently point out that Obama is not Hitler.

You tell a crazy person that they are crazy.

Kick Em While He's Dead

Robert Novak is dead. Not to speak ill of the dead, but the man was a blight on journalism and a black hole void of all ethics.

August 17, 2009

End Days

Tom DeLay is joining the cast of "Dancing with the Stars."

Too many jokes...head can't hold them...

August 15, 2009

District 9

Kick Ass.

What you want more?

Kick Ass tale of displaced alien refugees, living in a Johannesburg slum, trying to be relocated by a nasty bunch of private military contractors. The whole thing is very South African, which gives the allegory of destitute aliens living among us extra punch.

Sharlto Copley gives a wondrous performance as the bumbling functionary in charge of the effort, like an Afrikaans version of Michael Scott from The Office, as he gets in horrifically over his head.

First time in a long time special effects really got to me. The alien weapons in play here are shocking in their power. When was the last time you were awed by a movie ray gun?

All and all well worth your money

Or like I said:

Kick Ass.

August 14, 2009

Bash the Base

Of all the people who shouldn't take to pages of the Wall Street Journal to bash health care reform, I'm thinkin the CEO of Whole Foods. The man does know who shops at his store, right?

I myself have only been to Whole Foods the one time, price shock has kept me away ever since. So my own threat of boycott carries little weight.

August 13, 2009

Take it All

If government is so bad, why not take it all. At least she follows through. I'm sick of conservatives, especially old conservatives who I'm supporting with Social Security and Medicare, lecture on the need to get government out of our lives.

August 12, 2009

August 11, 2009

Of Course Its a Lie

Honestly, you can't say the things that you are saying about Obama and also say that we should be polite. If Obama really is the next coming of Hitler and is really setting up "death panels" to kill downs babies and the elderly, then we should riot in the streets, at the very least. But Obama isn't a dictator, the "death panels" are a wild and crazy lie. And the conservatives who say that, know that. But the people they talk to don't

August 10, 2009

Fight for Your Right

So here's the sad tale of a guy, who is literally fighting health care reform, has no health insurance.

Why is this guy fighting so hard to make the system better? I just don't understand sometimes.

August 8, 2009

I Got Debts No Honest Man Can Pay

I always love Bruce best when he's being grim, and this is what I mean:

August 7, 2009

RIP John Hughes


Job losses were a mere 247,000 in July and the unemployment actaully dropped a little bit. Things still suck, but could this be the turn?

August 6, 2009

Back Online

Thanks to the friendly neighborhood nerds down at Allocate Tech, I have a working computer again. Normal blogging to resume shortly.

August 4, 2009

Notes from the Road

I drove across 5 different states and every single one of them had better roads than California.

Sadly, I missed out on my chance at viral video immortality when a Yellowstone buffalo failed to charge a pair of bikers who walked right up and tried to pet it. I was ready with the camera, but the buffalo apparently was just feeling mild that day.

Eastern Utah – Salt. Lots of Salt. And nothing else. Also the area where I came closest to running out of gas. Yikes.

Old Faithful is not actually that faithful. Its eruption schedule is +/- 10 minutes. The rangers are sure to point out that they only predict, they don’t control the geysers.

Never heard the Glenn Beck radio show at any length till now. Man is off his nut.

All of Salt Lake City is laid out on the LDS Temple. The streets are numbered in relation to the temple. 800 South Street is eight blocks south of the temple, 2400 east is 24 blocks east of the temple and so on.

I can still put up a tent in the dark. The old boy scout skills are still with me.

You know when you have to decide something and a little angel and a little devil pop up to tell you to do the right or wrong thing? Well, if you walk into the right bar in Reno you can meet the little devil who leads you astray in person. She’s a brunette.

I-50 through Nevada is quite easily the most desolate piece of highway I have ever been across. About 200 miles in, and with only a crazy preacher-man on the radio, I’ll admit I started talking to myself a little bit.

However, the I-50 run did include a roadside dinner in Eureka, NV where I ate what was easily the greatest hamburger of my entire life. The service was surly, the order took forever to fill, but I’m considering starting my own religious movement centered on that hamburger.

My skill in comforting a crying baby needs work.

A bar in Utah can’t serve alcohol in a container larger that 4.5 ounces, but a “private club” can serve as much as it likes. Therefore, every bar in Salt Lake City is actually a “private club” They sign you up at the door, membership costs a dollar. I’m now the proud member of no less than four “private clubs.” They don’t seem to have very high standards for members.

At a certain spot in Idaho, you can hit scan on the AM dial and hit four stations in a row all of which are broadcasting Rush Limbaugh.

You can’t buy a beer at a county fair in Wyoming. And they call themselves Americans.

Discussion question. You are driving on the open road, which song do you want to hear?