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20100830

Honoring excellence in American primetime television programming




It's not easy being a Dem.



You've got to give it to the Prez though, the leather bomber jacket was a nice touch...



I know what you are thinking; I disagree; a corn pipe would have been way over the top.

Besides, how can you ever hope to top anything like that:



I mean, this is one tough act to follow...and...er...

Uh ... I don't think so.


As I said before, way over the top.












It's not easy being a Dem.


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20100827

"I'm a liberal"

"I'm confused when that became a bad word..."



"...the liberal movement morally, you know, has stood on the right side of an awful lot of issues. We thought that blacks should be allowed to sit at the front of the bus and women should be able to vote, McCarthy was wrong, Vietnam was a mistake."
---George Clooney, Larry King Live, 02/16/2006

"My dad, who went after OPEC for raising gas prices and Gerald Ford for pardoning Richard Nixon, believed it's your responsibility---not just your right---to question authority."
---George Clooney, 2005

The choice is clear:



I'd vote for him in a heartbeat.

About the possibility of him ever running for office, Clooney has said: "Run for office? No. I've slept with too many women, I've done too many drugs, and I've been to too many parties."

And that's a real shame---not the part about the women, the drugs and the parties, but the fact that he won't run.

As Kin Hubbard said..."we'd all like to vote for the best man, but he's never a candidate."
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I didn't ken what the Dem was saying



The words felt pretty good, but like I said before, Dems are always trouble. And I was knee deep with this one.

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20100826

Gingersnaps anyone?


Ginger can be quite versatile as you can see in this Ginger Snap martini recipee:




Put your wallet away, Sir. Your money is no good here.

This round is on the Gentlelady from Vanuatu ;-)

Her treat!


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20100825

The Morning After A Full Moon

A naked American man stole me balloons.

The next round is on me, folks. Drink up.


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20100824

No. 5 is alive




Plot Summary:

Number 5 of a group of experimental robots undergoes a sudden transformation after being struck by lightning.



He develops self-awareness, consciousness, and a fear of the reprogramming that awaits him back at the factory...



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“Functioning robots are all alike."





It's a good point, wouldn't you say?


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20100819

This nice and subtle happiness of reading...

...this joy not chilled by age,
this polite and unpunished vice,
this selfish, serene life-long intoxication.
  ~Logan Pearsall Smith



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20100817

20100816

Unstated Assumptions


It always cracks me up when I read about the Los Angeles Times "subtle and inadvertent" bias. Especially when it comes to the usual suspects:



The technique is, of course, neither "subtle" (not inasmuch as the above reporters are concerned), nor "inadvertent."

There is a name for it:



And apparently it's considered good journalism at the LA Times---I wonder whether they learn it in school? Notice how Peter Nicholas and Janet Hook didn't say that "Obama's plan" was a "costly plan." That would've been incorrect. Some would call it a lie.

What they said instead is that "Obama's plan" could be a tough sell "with lawmakers skeptical of sweeping and costly plans to revamp healthcare."

See the difference?

Here is another more recent example from today's edition of the LA Times from an article by Peter Nicholas and Richard A. Serrano: Mosque dispute takes Obama off-message on Gulf Coast. The whole article is a study in propaganda techniques; it should be required reading in any High School level class on propaganda.

I'll only focus on the last paragraph:

Notice how the reporter doesn't say that Obama speaking of "the mosque" is "a gaffe." Nor does he say that it is a "gaffe" on par with another remark (yet another presidential "gaffe" are we to assume?) that Obama made more than one year ago about the Cambridge arrest of Henry Louis Gates Jr.

No, the author would never say anything like that. What he said instead is:



I don't know, everything is relative. So maybe it could be considered "subtle" by Fox News standards.

The technique is the same though.



Think they all go to the same school?
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The Time of your Life




Don't sulk, Quinty. It's unbecoming in a man of your age. And sit up straight; you're slouching again.



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20100810

would to that this 'twere so



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Are the eyes really windows to the soul?




It says here that the shape of the eyes as well as their size may also show the character of their owners:



Stay tuned and don't miss the next exiting installment of Animal Planet, in which some of our best and brightest will explore the age-old question:


Matter does size?


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20100809

The Age of Innocence


They're so cute at that age.



I am sorry. What part of Corporatocracy exactly is it you don't understand?

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I'm jist a girl who cain't say no

I'm in a turrible fix

It ain't so much a question of not knowin' what to do.
I knowed whut's right and wrong since I been ten.
I heared a lota stories and I reckon they are true
About how girls're put upon by men.



I know I mustn't fall into the pit,
But when I'm with a feller, I fergit!



I'm jist a girl who cain't say no,
I'm in a turrible fix
I always say "come on, let's go"
Jist when I orta say nix!




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Laugh for the day

That is if you can stop groaning......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKflKzmfRCw&feature

Sense the gravitas! The depth and basic nobility of character! The range and sweep of understanding and intellect...... ah, what an opportunity we missed.

Sarah Palin for president!!!

PS - notice how her supporters tried to block out the video......

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20100807

Don't Blame Obama




After all, what is a New Democrat to do?



Shush! Senator Palpatine is speaking...

Let's try and see if we can overhear what he is saying to his young Padawan.






"But...but what of the grassroots movement, what of the deep vein in the contemporary American psyche that the Obama campaign had tapped into?" you ask.

"What happened to all that?"

Good question.

I reckon you must be referring to the f&*king r%!ards.

The same thing that happened to Howard Dean and Dennis Kucinich, I suppose.

I suspect foul play.



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