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Friday, November 2, 2012

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Blogging will be (and already is) light to nonexistent for the next few days...

While I'm in Florida for a wedding, staying at a motel where there's theoretical wifi, but not actual wifi.

As my dad used to say: In theory there's no difference between theory and practice, but in practice there is.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Hurricane Storm Surge May Flood New York With Toxic Poo

Sandy Could Be a Toxic Shitstorm in Gowanus

Why penis worm anuses are getting evolutionary biologists all hot and bothered

Gotta be the headline of the day, although it's from a couple of days ago.

A relatively obscure Michigan referendum could shape the future of the public sector reform movement.

Michigan’s Prop 2 is a desperate power grab.

In Wisconsin and elsewhere, government employee unions are on the ropes as a result of a public sector reform movement led by governors and fed-up taxpayers. But in Michigan, these unions are fighting back with Proposal 2, a ballot initiative that would amend the state constitution and solidify unions’ control of the state budget.

Mark Steyn: Rain of Terror

No dictator will ever need to declare martial law in America. All he’ll need to do is issue a “severe weather advisory” and everyone will stay indoors until they’re told it’s safe to come out.

Misinformed Man Riding Out Storm In Bathtub Filled With Batteries

BROOKLYN, NY—Saying that “you can’t be too prepared,” Brooklyn resident and seriously misinformed man Jason Randolph told reporters today he plans to get through Hurricane Sandy by riding out the storm in a bathtub full of batteries. “With a storm of this magnitude, safety is key, so I’ve made sure I’m prepared by first filling my sink with flashlights and then climbing into a tub full of AA batteries,” the woefully misled man said as he burrowed beneath the pile of Duracells. “The more precautions you take, the better off you are. That’s why I’ve taped dozens of cans of soup to the windows and weighed down all my possessions with sandbags.” At press time, a hungry Randolph was planning to snack on some of the candles he had stocked his pantry with.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Joss Whedon endorses Mitt Romney for president of the zombie apocalypse

Body painting meets contortion

More, plus information and links, at Oddee.  Related:
Painted Alive: 12 Amazing Pieces of Body Painting and 15 Amazing Body Paintings.

Another creepy Obama ad - with children singing about an America where "sick people just die" and "oil fills the sea"

You can't parody this stuff - they're going to put The Onion out of business.  And how offensive is it to use kids in this kind of thing?

Comments and links, and the complete lyrics, at Newsbusters:

The Future Children Project from FutureChildrenProject on Vimeo.

Imagine an America
Where strip mines are fun and free
Where gays can be fixed
And sick people just die
And oil fills the sea

We don't have to pay for freeways!
Our schools are good enough
Give us endless wars
On foreign shores
And lots of Chinese stuff