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20110222

Good ole "man on dog," always associating himself and his party with honor...

This needs to go viral as widely and as fast as possible.


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20110216

Funny...


...you should say that :-)


If you ask me, it goes back to Paleolithic Europe, 80,000 years ago.

Or so suggested J.-H. Rosny aîné in his novel, "Quest for Fire."

No, not THAT quest:



THAT QUEST (Jean-Jacques Annaud directed the 1981 film adaptation of it):



Most of it is purely speculative, of course.

Was the Neanderthal man taught humor? Did he ever get it, or did it remain purely an early Homo Sapiens Sapiens thing which first manifested amongst the Cro-magnons (the woman's tribe, in the movie)?

Current genetic evidences do suggest that the movie was not too far off about one thing: it would appear that interbreeding did take place between Neanderthals and Homo Sapiens between roughly 80,000 and 50,000 years ago in the Middle East resulting in 1–4% of the genome of people from Eurasia having been contributed by Neanderthals.

But then again, some people do not believe in Evolution.


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20110215

Proof yet again that conservatives should never try to be funny

It's just not their métier.

Andrew Breitbart, at it again?

The conservative blogger – who is at the center of a lawsuit over a video his site posted depicting a government official as racist – now has a cartoon on his Big Government site portraying First Lady Michelle Obama as a plump, hamburger-scarfing glutton.

In the cartoon, posted over the weekend, the First Lady is sitting at a dinner table with President Obama.

"I've stepped up my efforts to control America's eating habits by telling restaurants to lower portion sizes and fat content," a double-chinned Michelle Obama says, referring to her anti-obesity campaign
, which celebrated its one-year anniversary last week.


I've seen one or two people comparing this to the hay that was made from Nancy Reagan's "Just Say No" campaign, in the '80s. Thing is, people who made fun of that did so because they felt it was an overly simplistic slogan that didn't take into account the realities of addiction as a sickness. IIRC, that was usually made clear by the comedians who made fun of it..

Cartoonists James Hudnall and Batton Lash' motive, however...well we have to consult the article linked above to know that because otherwise there's no way we would, based on the work. But they say they're making fun of the First Lady's anti-obesity campaign because
"We find the 'do as I say, not as I do' approach of the Obamas hypocritical and ripe for ridicule. The First Lady seeks to enforce healthy eating on the nation, while indulging on snacks in public appearances," said Lash, pointing to the recent White House Superbowl menu, which included deep-dish pizza and buffalo wings.


I suppose there might be a case to make for that. But I also feel that the cartoon is both unfunny, which may be a matter of personal reaction, but at least as importantly doesn't make that case, I defy anyone to tell me that's what they got out of that cartoon, like it or not.

Also I think Lash, sadly, apparently misunderstands the difference between enforcing and encouraging. So far as I know, no police are raiding homes because children reported their parents for eating hamburgers and pizza. Unlike what happened in the Reagan '80s with one or two stoner parents.

I'm just saying is all.
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What do you mean this place is a maze?




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20110214

Alas, poor Solveig . . .


Perhaps, it was this:



Who knows?



Hard to tell.



Some networks reward them with badges.



But clearly the practice predates the World Wide Web.


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20110213

What dreams may come




Alas...!


...That retard had never learned to swim.

Via the Grimm brothers (The Frog Prince),
via Walt Disney Animation Studios (The Princess and the Frog),
via Becca (No Smoking in the Skullcave),
via Dany+Delporte (Idées Noires)




Via Mirusia Louwerse (Solveig's Song),
Via Edvard Grieg (Pier Gynt Op. 23)

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20110207

What Dreams May Come






The truth of the matter is, the experience is actually fairly common.



Like any dream, recurring dreams have invited many interpretations.



What makes these unique is that the same events, the same theme or even a series of episodes that occur much like a soap opera, are experienced by the dreamer. Hence the eerie feeling of disconnect from ordinary reality.

Whatever it is, one word of caution: DO NOT LISTEN IN A MOVING AUTOMOBILE,
or when you need to remain fully alert.


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20110203

Year of the Rabbit







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Wait...




What do you mean, I don't want to know?


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20110202

The arrogance of some people




Oops! My apologies. The above news report is a mistake, of course. So sorry about that, sir; quantum fluctuations such as this one do sometimes cause news from one dimension to crop up from one reality to another.

Theorists who have studied the phenomenon say it happens all the time. Something to do with the location of The Wulfshead. Especially on Groundhog Day.

No, not terrorists; "theorists," sir. The gentleman may safely put his gun away, now.

For each distinct way the world could have been, there is said to be a distinct possible world in existence somewhere in some other dimension. Or so they say. I wouldn't know, sir.

The actual world, sir?

Why, for the gentleman's purpose, it would have to be the reality the gentleman in fact lives in. At that particular place and time. And in that particular dimension. In that particular manifestation of The Wulfshead — wherever or whenever that may be, at any given place or time.

And, ah, here comes the actual report that should have been presented to the gentleman today.



Please, do disregard that earlier release, sir. I apologize for any inconvenience it may have caused.

The hors d'oeuvres are on the house.



In celebration of the Lunar New Year...

Rabbit Wings, sir! —— You don't want to know.
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