"Monica Goodling is a horrible human being, and the fact that we haven’t spent the last year talking about how horrible a human being she is makes for an indictment of our entire system. Denying promotions to a lesbian? Taking an experienced anti-terrorism prosecutor off a case because his wife’s a Democrat? Watch the news for an hour tonight and count how many less consequential things you hear. Have a calculator handy."
“What most people don’t know, however, is that Koko was an avid Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood fan. As Esquire reported, when Fred Rogers took a trip out to meet Koko for his show, not only did she immediately wrap her arms around him and embrace him, she did what she’d always seen him do onscreen: she proceeded to take his shoes off!”—
“- “Barack Obama, the Democratic presidential nominee-to-be, has called for an end to the Iraq war and otherwise adopted a leftist’s dream agenda.” - Like fuck he has. Believe me. I’m a leftist. I have a dream agenda. It involves single-payer health care, electric cars powered by orbital solar power stations, and a whole bunch of people, from Dubya on down, wearing orange jumpsuits and making custom license plates with pro-gay messages on them. Obama’s nowhere near that. Being willing to settle for a guy who won’t lose is not my dream, trust me.”—Sleeping Dragons and Lies | You Are Dumb
“The results: Subjects in the high-dose vodka group zapped their nonexistent opponents with stronger shocks and were much more likely to repeatedly select the highest possible voltage. In post-test questioning, the high-dose vodka group was also more likely to impute hostility to the opponent than the low-dose group, whereas the high-dose bourbon group was less prone than the low-dose group to describe the opponent as hostile.”—The Straight Dope: Does drinking gin make you mean? Can you get intoxicated quicker via alcohol enema?
“I was thinking about the upcoming Batman movie, and I suddenly realized: Batman and Richie Rich are basically the same character.
They both have butlers (Alfred, Cadbury), they both have sidekicks (Robin, Dollar), they both dress in ridiculous outfits (bat costume, short pants with bow tie) and they both have adventures in which problems are solved by the appropriate use of incredibly expensive material possessions.”—Alt Text: Grading Batman’s Gear
I have good news and bad news for you.
The good news is I found your weevil!
No more wondering where he got off to this time! That curious little ragamuffin. Always running off and getting himself into a jimmy jam! That darn weevil.
The bad news is I boiled him alive. At least I think he was alive at the time. He might have slowly suffocated weeks ago in the package. Either way, he’s definitely boiled now, and in a plastic baggie. I didn’t do it on purpose. I was just trying to prepare some delicious (looking) Kashi Instant Oatmeal this morning.
“A new study by researchers at the University of Colorado at Boulder, University of Pittsburgh and Duke University, examined Census data from more than 15,000 neighborhoods across the U.S. in 1990 and 2000, and found that low-income non-white households did not disproportionately leave gentrifying areas. In fact, researchers found that at least one group of residents, high school–educated blacks, were actually more likely to remain in gentrifying neighborhoods than in similar neighborhoods that didn’t gentrify — even increasing as a fraction of the neighborhood population, and seeing larger-than-expected gains in income.”—Gentrification: Not Ousting the Poor? - TIME
“you can make a life longer, but you can’t save it
you can make a clone and then you try to enslave it?
stealin’ DNA samples from the unborn
and then you comin’ after us
‘cause we sampled a James Brown horn?”—Oh My God - Michael Franti And Spearhead