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Friday, July 20, 2012

Before the Batcave, There was the Bat Barn!

A Visual History of the Batcave, via Neatorama.

The Onion: Sadly, Nation Knows Exactly How Colorado Shooting's Aftermath Will Play Out

While admitting they "absolutely hate" the fact they have this knowledge, the nation's 300 million citizens told reporters they can pinpoint down to the hour when the first candlelight vigil will be held, roughly how many people will attend, how many times the county sheriff will address the media in the coming weeks, and when the town-wide memorial service will be held.

Poster of the Day

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Obama ’08: Yes We Can! Obama ’12: No You Didn’t.

Treacher: Are you going to believe the evidence of your own senses, or the tortured logic of panicked leftists watching their world fall apart?

Unearned success is the central theme of Obama's life story.

Taranto in the WSJ.

IRS, Labor Dept go after man on Obama’s enemies list

In April, 8 private citizens were singled out for their donations to Romney.

Hezbollah Website Posts Iranian Attack Plan on US Carrier Group

Nice infographic.

Military members allowed to wear uniforms in parade for the first time

As long as it’s a gay pride parade.

via GatewayPundit.

Excellent Krauthammer column

Did the state make you great?

Friday links

10 Essentials for Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse.

The 18 Worst Things For Left-Handed People.

Real World Value of Wayne Manor.

Photographs of 12 Extinct Birds.

Al Capone's armored car up for sale.

Mona Lisa's bones found (maybe). 

City of Berlin Owes Small Town Trillions of Euros.

Restaurant to avoid

The Beijing Penis Restaurant doesn't just serve cock. You can get Stewed Deer Face. Sheep fetus in brown garlic sauce. Peacock claws. (maybe NSFW)

Record 150K condoms handed out to Olympic athletes

You'd think they might want to save their energy.

Jonah Goldberg on "you didn't build that"

This is the great irony of Obama and his defenders. He is a progressive ideologue and a passionate believer in “social justice,” and that’s a large reason why his fans love him so. But if you ever say that he is what he is — if you take his words seriously — they ridicule you for believing he’s anything other than a pragmatist and a moderate.

15 dead in Colorado movie theatre shooting

50 injured.  Turn on Fox or CNN. 

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Thomas Sowell on the Pious Talk about Giving Back

Making the absurd sound not only plausible, but inspiring and profound.

And this: Freedom is seldom destroyed all at once. More often it is eroded, bit by bit, until it is gone. This can happen so gradually that there is no sudden change that would alert people to the danger. By the time everybody realizes what has happened, it can be too late, because their freedom is gone.

via Carpe Diem

After 25 years trapped in woman’s stomach, lost pen still writes

They should make a pen commercial out of this.

Bionic Eye Update

New surgery turns Colorado woman's damaged eye into a telescope.

via Geekpress.

MA gov. wants road fixed for Michelle fundraiser

The Princess and the potholes,

Allies hoping for Obama loss

Those abroad who help the United States the most economically and in national defense think matters will improve drastically with change in the White House.

Suicide bomber in Bulgaria was former Gitmo detainee

Released because he was no longer considered a threat.

FBI Did Not Investigate Fort Hood Shooter Despite Clear Warning Signs

Due to Political Correctness.

Smarter Way to Hide Booze in Your Crotch

And the spigot is there when you drop your fly!

Awkward: Obama’s job council agrees with Romney’s corporate tax plan

Pethokoukis has links and comments at AEI.

Romney, Obama Tied in Virginia

Per Quinnipiac: deadlocked 44 – 44 compares to a 50 – 42 lead for Obama on March 20 and a 47 – 42 Obama lead June 7.

via The Corner.

600 year old bra

In use centuries earlier than originally thought.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Accused licker of kids' feet blames Obama

"I'm being set up by the President Barack Obama and the city and federal government."

The Ultimate Takedown of Obama’s ‘You Didn’t Build That’ Speech

Zombie at PJM.

Happy birthday, air conditioning!

100 years ago.

The Squeaky Wheel Gets the Grease: A short history of whining.

Frank J. writing at PJM.

The Rising Cost Of The Olympics

2012 wins, which means the British people lose.

‘You Didn’t Build That!’ … Oh Yeah?

American industry and ingenuity built the most successful nation in history — and all, somehow, without HUD, Fannie, Freddie, the EPA, OSHA…

The "government worker"* vote

Subset of recent Gallup poll.

*Yeah, I know it's an oxymoron.

Weiner’s not up for it

Running for mayor, that is.  Treacher at Daily Caller.

Brazil uses pedaling inmates to generate electricity

Three eight hour shifts equals one day off of a sentence.

Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series made into a TV show

by Ron Moore of Battlestar Galactica.  I love these books.

Wednesday links

You can yell at a bum for 50 cents/minute

Gallery of Lenticular Clouds.

19 Regional Words All Americans Should Adopt Immediately.

What are the optimal siege tactics for taking Magic Kingdom's Cinderella Castle?  Read the comments section.

Ray Bradbury’s predictions fulfilled.

7-Eleven selling mashed potatoes and chicken gravy from Slurpee machines.

Green energy crony capitalism

Obama Official Was Like “A Hooker Dropped Into A Prison Exercise Yard.”

via Instapundit.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Sad Readers

Links and trivia here: Donald J. Sobol, the creator of Encyclopedia Brown, passed away on July 11 at the age of 87.

Obama weaning himself from teleprompter?

Will TOTUS be out of a job?  Interesting gaffes ahead.

Man with world's largest penis frisked by TSA

because of the suspicious bulge in his pants.

Pink Floyd: Kids Rehearsal for Another Brick in the Wall

Rehearsal for a live concert version of The Wall:

Sierra Club Sues to Stop Offshore Drilling, and Guess Who Is Funding the Defense

Article and links at PJM: A little known US law called the Equal Access to Justice Act, signed by President Jimmy Carter in 1980, allows the groups to use lawsuits against government as revenue sources. When they sue, the government has to incur the costs of defending itself against the lawsuits, and also picks up the expenses for the groups suing the government.

via Newsalert.

France's proposed tax hikes spark exodus of wealthy

Gallic super-rich moving to 'wealth-friendly' nations like Britain and Switzerland.

Brilliant, excellent Hiawatha parody

This must have been a huge effort.

One of the verses:

Far from loving fields and flowers
And the odor of the forest
As one reads in all the textbooks
Hiawatha hated woodlands
And the animals one finds there,
Whom he felt were always pooping,
And the plants the critters fed on
Down in dank and swampy bottoms,
Nearly perfect grounds for breeding
Mighty hordes of great mosquitoes
Who were always lean and hungry
And equipped with maps and radar
Could detect where you were hiding
To inflict their bites and torments,
With their sneaky friends the black flies,
And their angry friends the green flies,
And the rocks ensnared by tree roots
That existed just to trip you
And would look improved as concrete
In foundation for a condo.

Challenger to the British throne

The son of an Australian forklift driver may be the rightful heir to the British throne.

50 shades of classic novels

Making over Austen, Bronte and many more with steamy sex scenes.

Excellent satirical 1865 letter from freed slave to former master

A timeless kiss-off to a hated boss.

Monday, July 16, 2012

IPCC Admits Its Past Reports Were Unreliable

But where do we go to get our money back?

US Navy Fires on Ship in Persian Gulf, One Dead

Small motor vessel that was "approaching at a high rate of speed" and "on a deliberate approach." 

Single mom is better off with a $29K job and welfare than a $69K job

Disincentives - the welfare cliff.

Law of the Sea Treaty is Sunk

PJM: 34 senators now pledging “no” votes - need 2/3 to pass.

Pac-Man as a Live Action Horror Film

via Neatorama.

Monday links

Coffee ad from the 1650s.

10 Fascinating Facts About the Ancient Olympic Games.

Why Does Getting Hit in the Testicles Hurt So Much?

Funny giraffe pictures.

Famous Literary Characters Based on Real People.

Single-colored towns.

Two Classes, Divided by ‘I Do.’

Changes in marriage patterns may account for as much as 40 percent of the growth in certain measures of inequality.

via Instapundit, who has comments and more links.

NHS cuts cataract surgery by 25%

Rationing.  via Lucianne.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Monday links

Coffee ad from the 1650s.

10 Fascinating Facts About the Ancient Olympic Games.

Why Does Getting Hit in the Testicles Hurt So Much?

Funny giraffe pictures.

Famous Literary Characters Based on Real People.

Single-colored towns.

Navy’s New Gender-Neutral Carriers Won’t Have Urinals

Accommodating female sailors.

At least they're not (yet) required to run away like the Border Patrol.

Hints from Fringe's future

From the Comic-Con Fringe panel.

Collection of violent endings from choose-your-own-adventure novels

You Chose Wrong.

via io9.

Celeste Holm Dies at 95

RIP.

Man uses piranha as scissors

Video.

Effect of Shakespeare on EEGs

The Shakespeared brain: powerful writing can literally change the ways in which we think

Cannibal cuisine update

Soup made from the penises of evil sorcerers.

Key quote: "the cannibalism [of this group] goes beyond the local culture."

FICO Credit Scoring is racist

Remember the government-coerced affirmative-lending crusade that plunked minorities into massive subprime loans?  

11 of the Best Customer Service Stories Ever

Palate cleanser.