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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Lindsey Let Down

When word of Lindsey Lohan's Playboy shoot hit, my reaction was similar to what other insensitive straight males thought: Finally.

I let my subscription lapse and haven't really missed it too much. Truth be told, I read the interviews and the advice column, but not much else. I hate flipping to page 134 for the rest of the story. Sometimes they'd have perfume ads and smell funny. The pictorials are tame and obviously over-processed, the print job half-assed. (They joke about Playboy pages sticking together. I can assure you, it's because they use too much ink on cheap ass paper more than any purported dick glue alleged to drip on its pages.)

But I was going to buy the Lindsey issue. Until the pictures leaked.

First, I thought they said she'd go full-frontal.

Second, ewwww.

Keanu Reeves - Gentleman

I don't think I'd post this were it not for the fact that Keanu Reeves gives up his seat on the train to a lady.

Yes, he's taking the subway. By himself. And then he offers his seat to a fairly unattractive lady for no good reason other than to be nice.

Now that's one cool dude.

The Internet Rules

Rick Perry produces a lame ad hyping his Christiness and dogging on gays and liberals. Parodies across the globe spontaneously erupt.


Here's the original, which I include for documentary purposes. (Almost didn't post it because I don't want to give Perry free adspace, but let's face it...Rick Perry ain't going anywhere but back to Austin and this dumb ad should dog him for the rest of his days, regardless.)

Friday, December 09, 2011

Kitties!

They don't try too hard.
They do cute stuff like this all on their own. I don't even have to tell them.

Monday, December 05, 2011

Newt

The Republican nomination process has been, for someone outside the bubble and opposed to the agenda, quite humorous to watch. The flameout of Donald Trump was the first embarrassment. Then came Bachmann, Perry, Cain, and now Newt?

Conor Friedersdorf is as confused about Newt's resurgence as I am. He asks:
Are they [Republican primary voters] ignorant of the true Gingrich, perhaps due to the propagandistic media universe they inhabit? Or are they in fact not all that committed to authentic conservatism?
Can't it be both?

The "propagandist media universe" is most definitely a problem, in that it relies on misinforming people, but it doesn't explain the Newtmentum. With very little tilting, the propagandists can be used to crush Newt in favor of Romney just as easily as they can be used to elevate Newt over Romney. (Of course, it goes without saying that the propagandist right-wing media universe circa 2011 makes it impossible for any reasonable candidate to get traction on the right. Things are so bad that the clowns make fringey characters like Ron Paul sound near-reasonable.)

The second question, I think, is the most salient. Are modern Republicans committed to "authentic conservatism?" Not really. This is why they're so desperate to kick out a fairly moderate president so they can install a whacko.

Update: It's occurred to me several times over the last few years that if conservatives, true conservatives, want to implement a conservative agenda in this imperfect democracy of ours, they are better served by voting for conservative Democrats. Yes, they may be Democrats, but they at least have the benefit of not being crazy.