I wrote a sort of poem-like thing for you. You're welcome.
(image credit -- KC Green, Gunshow)
They just don't make cartoons like they used to. Also, get off my lawn.
If you want to skip ahead, the best part is a very surreal rendition by Cab Calloway of "St. James Infirmary" at the 4:18 point.
I'm gonna check out for a while. I've recently discovered it's way more healthy both mentally and physically for me to wonder around outside and catch imaginary monsters with my phone, instead of obsessing about the real-life monsters involved in this stupid fucking election. I'll be back... oh I'd guess about Wednesday, November 9th. Yeah, that sounds like a good, completely random day.
Ok, this actually is from Tuesday, but I just got around to reading it. From Harper's Weekly Review:
President Barack Obama gave a speech in which he said that he saw “Americans of every party” pledge allegiance “under the same proud flag,” and a protestor outside the convention attempted to stomp on a burning American flag and lit herself on fire. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump announced that he wouldn’t endorse Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan for reelection, kicked a crying baby out of a rally in Virginia, asked Russia to steal U.S. State Department emails, reportedly asked three times during a national-security briefing why the United States shouldn’t use nuclear weapons, and said he wanted to hit a “little guy” so hard “his head would spin.” Researchers in the United Kingdom discovered an orangutan that mimics human conversations.
The emphasis is mine — usually they end with a clever non sequitur. I wonder why they didn't this time...?
Used to be able to get this at the local bottle shop any time, then it caught on and became sought after and (more) expensive. Happy to have been able to grab one today when given the chance.
I just saw this unclassified OSS (CIA) document about sabotage techniques during WWII and although it's not new, it's new to me, so I figured I'd share.
If you don't feel like reading a PDF (or visiting the CIA website), I've provided a screenshot of the best part, page 28/29:
I've also taken the liberty of cleaning up the OCRed text for easy reading:
If any of it looks familiar, you too have worked in a modern American office. From sabotage to standard operating procedure in 70 short years. PROGRESS!
Obligatory soundtrack for this post:
I'm sure you've all heard the exciting news that InBev is renaming Budweiser to America!. What some of you may not have heard is that they've got an innovative new can coming too. For the first time ever, a manufacturer has been able to boldly leverage the synergies of cheap, flexible LCD screens, thin, disposable/recyclable batteries, and an innovative new bonding agent, to come up with the first animated GIF beer can!
Oregon Beer Snob Industries, LLC®™©☺ is proud to announce a sneak preview of the first can that will be released:
Other designs may be forthcoming, but it'll be hard to top this classic embodiment of the 'Murican spirit. Drink up, assholes!
I can't resist an I told you so for all the naysayers. I even won a beer bet on this -- the only good thing to come of it.
Also, too: this felt good. Futile, but good:
So, what are everybody's plans when Preznit Trump is elected? I think I'mma build a wall around my house, and make my neighbors pay for it.
I watched some of Maddow's one-on-one with HRC last night. Among a generally-quite-good exchange about guns, this bit jumped out at me at the time:
I am determined we're going to save lives and we're going to do it by taking on the gun lobby and getting common sense gun safety measures. But we're also going to do it by addressing the gun violence culture. Too many young in particular are turning to guns to settle disputes, grievances, resentments. We have got to help our young people understand guns are never an answer and there have to be other ways. And that's going to take all of us working in our schools, working through our churches and our houses of worship.
'Cept when they're the answer to every single international conflict, ever, right?
Mrs. Clinton's slightly-more-hawkish-than-Obama tendencies are one of the only things that bothers me about her being president. We're already way too deep in the world's shit, I'd rather not we keep jumping in new shitpiles every chance we get. I wish Bernie were as good at pulling her left on that as he seemingly has been on the economy.
Normally, a "Shorter" from me would be addressed at some right wing hack and nobody should get out of the boat to read the original. But today, since this person doesn't allow comments I have one from the good side, and you are encouraged to get out of the boat:
Shorter, The Rude Pundit:
"Hey, Marco! It is the Ides Of March..."
Do it Li'l Marco, you know you want to.
It's absolutely inconceivable that a Republican candidate's not-so-subtle racism would lead to big wins in the Southern primaries!
No, I've never heard of Lee Atwater, why do you ask?
Of especially delightful idiocy, we have Peggy Fucking Noonan of all people flipping out over the GOP's "new" racism and calling it a "Civil War." Which leads me to this bonus alternate shorter for Pegs:
Yes, I know Philadelphia, Mississippi is a nice place to visit this time of year. What exactly are you getting at?
Chill the fuck out Hillarybots and Berniebros, m'kay? There's an ongoing trainwreck called "The GOP" that's way more fun to watch, so let that entertain you instead.
Sad news this morning. Have some (relatively) obscure stuff from his early career in memoriam.
Drive In Saturday, in which post-apocalyptic folks forget how to have sex:
Oh! You Pretty Things -- make way for Homo Superior:
Width Of A Circle -- gods and demons and sex.
Finally, somebody comes up with a proper hypothesis:
Also, too: today this blog reached 77,777 page views. Woo.