Friday, October 24, 2008


This made me laugh the first time I saw it.

The second time just got a crooked smile.


This has to be a joke.

I mean, what the fuck is this?

Spencer Pratt drinking a Bud and cradling a rifle? Heidi Montage actually reading a book, a book titled "You Can Profit From Monetary Crisis." And they're both wearing McCain-Palin shirts!

I'm not sure if this is funny, in a clever satirical way, or is this like that mirror in the Never Ending Story that reveals your true face. "Confronted by their true selves, most men run away screaming!"

Either way...ick.

(Oh, and Heidi...why didn't you cut off the pockets too? The pockets hanging out of jean shorts look just doesn't work. You don't need those pockets anyway. Anything you'd ever need to carry could fit in your bag.)

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Right Wing Freuds

Wow, just when you think Glenn Reynolds can't be any more daft, he goes and posts this nonsense:APPARENTLY, Pol Pot wasn't the only one with that line of thinking. Good reason to own a gun or ten.My eye brows raised. Pol Pot? Reason to own guns?

I've been looking for a good reason -- you know, a real good reason -- for a civilian like me to own guns. And if there's folks out there thinking like Pol Pot, I want to know about it.

Turns out, Glenn just links to some nonsense from the Confederate Yankee about the Weather Underground.

He starts off with this quote:
I want you to imagine sitting in a room with 25 people, most of which have graduate degrees, from Columbia and other well-known educational centers, and hear them figuring out the logistics for the elimination of 25 million people.
Sounds scary, huh? But then we get the big reveal.
The 25 people plotting the extermination of the 25 million Americans who would bitterly cling to the American way of life?

The Weather Underground, led by Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn.
Jesus H. Christ. A few things.

1) The Weather Underground effectively folded in the mid-70s, roughly around the time I was born. In a couple weeks, I'm going to celebrate my 32nd birthday. Yeah, you see where I'm going here. The Weather Underground hasn't been planning shit , much less the elimination of 25 million people, for three decades.

What kind of pussy do you have to be to be scared of an organization that only exists in history books?

2) 25 million people? Eliminated by the Weather Underground? The same Weather Underground that is as known for blowing themselves up as they are for launching terrorist attacks? I don't mean to piss on anyone's birthday cake, but seriously, 25 million people?

The Nazis, with their industrialized slaughterhouses, couldn't even dream of that number. That's more than the total number of people who went through Soviet gulags, including the survivors. That's twelve times the number of people who died in Pol Pot's killing fields.

The proper response to the 25 radicals who think they can kill 25 million people is a long belly laugh followed by an incredulous, "You and what army?"

3) Stop with the Weather Undergound nonsense, right-wingers. You guys are trying really hard to make yourself look stupid, and why would anyone do that?

While you have been successful in demonstrating that Obama had a relationship with Bill Ayers, you have not been able to demonstrate that Obama committed any of Ayers' crimes, or that he should be held accountable for them.

Instead you seem intent on psychoanalyzing the man based on this one relationship, which doesn't even seem to be that important of a relationship in the first place. Yes, I said psychoanalyzing. Because that's what it is. Instead of "Tell me about your mother," it's "Tell me about Bill Ayers," as if this will give us any insights into his personality or character.

And really, dudes, if it's not guilt by association or amateur psychoanalysis, what else could this fascination with Ayers be all about?

Cough. [Naked partisanship!] Cough.

Updated: Forget Glenn Reynolds and Confederate Yankee. They're just getting their marching orders from the heroic fool running on the Republican ticket.

Here he is complaining about Barack Obama in an interview with NBC:
“And Senator Obama has not been forthcoming. He has not told the complete truth to the American people, nor did he tell the truth to the American people when he said he would take public financing and signed a piece of paper if I look back when he was a long-shot candidate.”
The complete truth? John, if you know the complete truth, then by all means, please share it with us.

If you're just spouting off about conspiracy theories and guilt by association nonsense, then...maybe you shouldn't say anything at all.

My Man

Plays fantasy football too.
He is taller, grayer and quicker to laugh than I expected. Moves sort of like an athlete—cool and smooth. "Now, you're the expert," he began. "And I'll gladly be the junior partner in this, but I really think we should take Drew Brees. He could have a big week. Oakland's secondary is a wreck."

Ohhhh, so that's how it's going to be. "Well, I like Carson Palmer," I said. "He's due for a big week, plus he plays in Ohio and I figure that's a state you need, so …"

He looked at me like I'd stuck my elbow in his soup. "Man, this is more important than politics!" he insisted. "This is football!"

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

A Few Things

1) Al Qaeda endorses John McCain. Surprisingly (or not) they like his pro-war stance.
"This requires presence of an impetuous American leader such as McCain, who pledged to continue the war till the last American soldier," the message said. "Then, al-Qaida will have to support McCain in the coming elections so that he continues the failing march of his predecessor, Bush."
I had no idea that Al Qaeda was so pro-American.

2) The GOP bought Sarah Palin 150K worth of clothes. Don't scoff, though. John Edwards could have foregone the $400 haircuts and embraced the shaggy look (I'm doing it right now), but no one (except for possibly Rich Lowry) expects Sarah Palin to run around the country naked.

Marc Ambinder makes the obvious joke:
If Palin's wardrobe were a family of four, they'd get a kick-butt tax cut from the Obama campaign....
If Palin's wardrobe was my checking account, my mortgage would be paid off and I could put in new windows and carpet.

3) Roger L Simon, who is still dead to me but also still a source of annoyed amusement, admits that he's a hack:
I feel badly writing that [the movie sucks] about An American Carol because its director David Zucker and co-screenwriter Myrna Sokoloff are terrific people and I very much wanted for their movie to work for admittedly political reasons. Almost no “conservative” films are made by the movie industry and when one slips through you root for it fiercely, so I waited until the film mercifully disappeared from the marketplace before making this opinion known.
Withholding your true opinion because you wanted a movie to succeed "for admittedly political reasons?" Yes, that's hackery.

4) It's business time.

"And then you tell me that you want some more. Well, I'm not surprised. But I am quite sleepy..."

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Too Many Motha'uckas uckin With my Shhhh

Some of the guys at work got me into Flight of the Conchords, the "novelty" band from New Zealand. The band is real, but their show on HBO is fictional. Jermaine and Brett play themselves as mumbling nitwits from New Zealand living in New York and trying to build an American fanbase.

So far, they've only succeeded in one, Mel, a married stalkeress with an unhealthy obsession with the nerdiest band this side of Weezer. Their manager, Murray, doesn't count as a "fan," but he's perhaps the band's biggest fan, and the biggest fool.

In the show, the guys aren't very good at communicating, but then they break into song. This one's pretty funny.

We were singing this back and forth all day today. "Motha'ucka 'uckin with my shhhhh."

I have to say, though, my favorite character is Murray, the hapless band manager. He's a great guy, but he's just a little dumb. I'm so glad someone put together this clip of him.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Scott's New Deck

For my nephew's 13th birthday, I got him a new skateboard deck.

So of course we had to take it to the skate park for a session. And of course, he had to do it shirtless.

The drop-in.

Some air.

He's getting pretty good.