Friday, July 29, 2011

The Daily Show Rock

This is the best Schoolhouse Rock homage I've seen since the episode of the Simpsons where Itchy and Scratchy were banned from television and Krusty had to show educational cartoons on his show.

Plus, I've managed to retain a surprising amount of information about the Dodd-Frank Act.

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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Don, Mess With Texas.

Tropical Storm Don could bring some much-needed rain to Texas this week, although the actual rainfall may prove disappointing.  Maybe Rick Perry should pray harder.

At the very least, Don should provide some relief from triple-digit heat.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Lewis Black in Wisconsin

Since Dan was unfamiliar with the work of Lewis Black when he blogged about the coverage of his Las Vegas show, here is a classic routine (warning, R-rated language):

(h/t The AV Club)

Sunday, July 24, 2011

This Is "Breaking News"?

Amy Winehouse has joined the 27 Club. This has to be the least surprising celebrity death in years. It would have been more surprising if Winehouse had lived to be 28.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Shorter* David VanderLeest

Since just-defeated State Senate candidate David VanderLeest wants to extend his 15 minutes of fame with a ridiculous 10-Commandments-in-the-Courthouse campaign (h/t JB), we may not have heard the last of his ridiculous claims of persecution.

This about sums it up:

* For those who are unaware, "shorter" is a blogosphere term for a humorous paraphrase that captures the spirit of a statement, not a direct quotation.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Cheap Trick Survives Canadian Adventure

While performing at the Ottawa Bluesfest, Cheap Trick literally had the stage blown out from under them. Fortunately, the stage collapsed away from the crowd instead of on top of it, and no one was seriously injured. Two years ago, a similar incident at the Big Valley Jamboree in Alberta turned deadly.  Outdoor Canadian music festivals appear to be more dangerous than previously believed.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Quote of the Day

From Tim Morrissey:

Your simple act of voting sends a message far stronger than just determining which candidate will win.  Voting scares the hell out of a lot of politicians, whose job security depends on hordes of voters not caring enough to vote.
My father often told me that voting lets the politicians know we're watching them.

If you don't like any of your choices, write someone in. Staying home is not an effective protest; it just tells our representatives that they can count on you staying out of the process.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Let Them Drink Merlot...

...if they can't afford $350/bottle pinot noir.

Paul Ryan has been in Washington so long that he doesn't even understand why ordinary Americans find this tale of Beltway privilege so offensive.
"I was an economist so I started doing the envelope calculations and quickly figured out that those two bottles of wine was more than two-income working family making minimum wage earned in a week."

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

It's Past Time to Kick Brandon Underwood to the Curb

Classy. He continues to be an embarrassment to his family and to the Packers organization. How many times must he be arrested before the organization dumps him? Maybe they need to wait for a new CBA before they can trade or cut him.

I wish Mrs. Underwood well in her divorce proceedings. I hope she eventually finds a decent man to provide a good example for her kids.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Gloves will be a popular accessory this year

I predict that we'll soon start seeing the return of gloves as a fashion accessory for men, with padding to lengthen the ring finger.

This is why.

Monday, July 4, 2011

No More Kings

This video is a favorite from my childhood. It seems appropriate to play it today, even if it does perpetuate the myth that the Boston Tea Party was in protest of the tea tax.