The Arkanssouri Blog.: 08/01/2007 - 09/01/2007

Friday, August 31, 2007

Sigh. Am I gonna hafta create a "Why [insert name of state here] Sucks" tag for EVERY state?

Colorado school bans tag.

This is the state, I remind you, where it's football team gets five downs and it's opponent only gets four.

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Why "Everything's Bigger In Texas" isn't necessarily a good thing.

Build spiderwebs giant, the Texas Way!

Think how creepy it feels to get a spiderweb in your hair.

Now magnify that feeling by, like, a billion.

Assumption, then question.

So, assume Larry Craig was soliciting the undercover entrapper/policeman for sex.

Is it a certainty that he wanted to do it there, in a semi-public place, and not go back to a motel room?

No, it is not.

ASIDE: Instead of resigning, Craig should switch parties (perhaps to the Libertarians.) That would certainly teach the Republicans who are gleefully throwing him under the bus a lesson. Then, whether or not he stays in Congress would be none of their business.

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To channel the late, great (?) Marvin Zindler . . .


[H/T 2 memeorandum.]
[ expands on Marvin Zindler's catchphrase (without the courtesy of mentioning him, I might add) here.]


Song of the Day: We'll dress like Minnie Pearl.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Song of the Day: It's easy to deceive.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Song of the Day: If there was a me for you.

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Monday, August 27, 2007

Can't we all just get along . . .

. . . without ripping each other's 'nads off?

OU, UT fans are apparently very serious about their school rivalry.

God help 'em if anyone shows up in a Bartlesville Wesleyan shirt.

[H/T 2 Drudge.]

Time to ruin the doughnuts.

Dunkin' Donuts goes trans-fat-free.

No word on whether or not they'll change the chain's name to Dunkin' Cardboard.

[H/T 2 memeorandum.]

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I say trap 'em and turn 'em loose in downtown Little Rock.

From our Animals Are More Important Than People desk . . .

But some government agencies haven't appeared to be concerned with the principles of being a neighbor or looking after the health of the neighborhood.

We've listened to landowners complain for a decade that elk were destroying their gardens, trampling fences and eating crops. The complaints started on Gaither Mountain and have reverberated down the Buffalo River into Searcy County.

The landowners are powerless to confront or control their neighbors. Game & Fish authorities ban residents from shooting nuisance elk, regardless if the "game" animals are destroying their livelihood.

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Hillary Romney-Clinton

romney Morphed with Hillary -

Song of the Day: He ate my motorboat.

I may have put this up before, but now it has excellent subtitles!


Friday, August 24, 2007

Big Brother is whacking off.

Feds plan database containing every porn star in America.

Tell me something.

How does keeping tabs on Frank Martini's little side job help the children?

And are they going to chase down and identify every peckershot on the Internet?

And how does one sign up to be the Official Government Porn Looker-Atter?

[H/T 2 Kippy. (He LOVES it when I call him 'Kippy.')]

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Oh, shut up, Grandma!

flash1969 appoints him or herself the Volume Police.

Song of the Day: Throw myself into the Sunday sun.

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Thursday, August 23, 2007

Harry Connick Jr. he ain't.

Say what you will about George Bush. At least he keeps his shirt on.

[H/T 2 Drudge.]

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Apparently, Atlanta's biggest problem . . .

. . . is exposed bra straps.

The proposed ordinance would also bar women from showing the strap of a
thong beneath their pants. They would also be prohibited from wearing jogging
bras in public or show a bra strap, said Debbie Seagraves, executive director of
the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia.

Just what America needs -- the Bra Strap Police.

[H/T 2 Drudge.]


I'd better fix this . . .

. . . before Kevin sees it and has a seizure.

From this article in the Springfield Mis-Leader on eminent domain that doesn't mention the abuses of the power that Missouri State University, also located in Springfield) has committed (Remember Ebbets Field!*):

The coalition would amend the Constitution to not allow [to bar] the taking of private property for the use of another private entity, would narrow the definition of what are legitimate uses "for the public good" and force government entities to negotiate buyout prices based on all aspects of a business' worth — such as Bryant's 15-year rental contracts.

Split infinitives make Kevin foam at the mouth. We mustn't have that.

* - And by Ebbets Field, I mean the real one, on East Cherry, the one stolen by the communists, not the Walnut Street Yuppie Fern Palace they have now.

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It's not my fault; it's the poop's!

Minnesota bridge collapse blamed in part on pigeon poop.

Nat Taggart would have forseen the probability of pigeons pooping on his bridge and taken appropriate measures to keep it from being a problem.

Blame It On The Poop
Milli Vanilli

You said you didn't need her
You told her good-bye (good-bye)
You sacrificed a good love
To satisfy your pride
Now you wished
That you should have her (have her)
And you feel like such a fool
You let her walk away
Now it just don't feel the same
Gotta blame it on something
Gotta blame it on something

Blame it on the poop (poop)
Blame it on the stars (stars)
Whatever you do don't put the blame on you
Blame it on the poop yeah yeah
You can blame it on the poop
Ooh, ooh (ooh)
I can't, I can't. I can't, can't stand the poop
I can't, I can't. I can't, can't stand the poop
Yeah, yeah
Should've told her you were sorry (sorry) huh
Could have said you were wrong
But no you couldn't do that. No, no
You had to prove you were strong ooh
If you hadn't been so blinded (blinded)
She might still be there with you
You want her back again
But she just don't feel the same
Gotta blame it on something
Gotta blame it on something

Blame it on the poop that was falling, falling
Blame it on the stars that did shine at night
Whatever you do don't put the blame on you
Blame it on the poop yeah yeah

You can blame it on the poop
Cos the poop don't mind
And the poop don't care
You got to blame it on something
(Blame it on the poop)
(Blame it on the stars)
Whatever you do don't put the blame on you
Blame it on the poop yeah, yeah
You can blame it on the poop

Ooh, ooh (ooh)
I can't, I can't. I can't, can't stand the poop
I can't, I can't. I can't, can't stand the poop

(Whatever you do...)
(Blame it on the poop yeah, yeah) x 3
You can blame it on the poop, blame it on the poop,
blame it on the poop baby
(Blame it on the poop yeah yeah)
Blame it on the stars that did shine that night
(Blame it on the poop yeah yeah)
Blame it, blame it on the poop
I'm walking
I'm walking

Walking in the poop
Walking in the poop

(Poop, poop)
(Stars, stars)
Whatever you do don't put the blame on you
(Blame it on the poop)
yeah yeah
(Blame it on the poop)
that keeps falling, falling
(Blame it on the stars)
that did shine that night
Whatever you do don't put the blame on you
Blame it on the poop yeah yeah
Blame it on the poop (poop, poop )

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Song of the Day: Eating pudding.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Having trouble getting into blogger today.

Here's the song of the day.

Maybe it'll get better tomorrow.

Monday, August 20, 2007

How to spend your blogchips.

After a long hiatus, I just checked in with Blogshares. After answering a bunch of silly survey questions, I had 640 blogchips to spend.

I spent 500 of them on a Ron Paul ad to be put on the site's front page.

With your help, he COULD be the next President of the United States!

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Douchebag Dan's email.

First, a refresher course.

Start this video at 5:30. It'll tell you all you need to know.

Now, write to Dan Rutherford and ask him why he thinks he has the right to suppress the political speech of others, using . Maybe he'll post them all on his "blog." Those of you in Illinois may want to take the Presidential poll on his site. (Hint: Republican candidates, bottom row, right column.)

And you can poke around his "new" webpage, where I found another email addy:

Of course, if you want to give flood his phone with calls or his office with snail mail, here are a couple of brick'n'mortar addys you may find interesting:

District Office
320 N. Plum Street
Pontiac, IL 61764
(815) 842-3632
(815) 842-2875 Fax

Springfield Office
105B Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-6597
(217) 782-0116 Fax

Also, you can question the Romney campaign about whether or not they support such jackbooted tactics as suppression of political speech and if not, why is Dan Rutherford still his Illinois campaign chair by filling out the Romney camp contact form here. I just submitted the following letter there:

1. Does Mitt Romney support jackboot-type tactics such as ripping signs out of the hands of opponents' supporters and stomping on them?

2. If not, then why is Dan Rutherford still the Romney camp's Illinois campaign chair?

3. When does Mitt Romney plan on holding a press conference assuring the public that he does not support such behavior and apologizing to the Ron Paul campaign?

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Bonus song of the Day.

Dunno if I'ma make it in tomorrow, so here is what Bill and Ted would call BONUS!

Turn the sound down (via the little slidey-thing) to halfway on this one:

Then start the two simultaneously and watch this one:

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Anne Rice: Back to being pro-gay-vampire.

[H/T 2 Drudge.]

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Song of the Day: Eating barbecued iguana.

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Friday, August 17, 2007

Allow me a Columbo moment.

Oh, and just one more thing -- after the Iowa straw poll, the media were collectively wee-weeing all over themselves, declaring Huckabee the "real" winner for getting 18.1% of the vote.

In the Illinois straw poll, Ron Paul got 18.9%.

Last I checked, 18.9% was more than 18.1%. I am assuming that is still the case.

Although with Outcomes-Based Education, you can never be certain.

So why aren't the media wee-weeing all over themselves about Ron Paul now?

Okay. I've had my fix of Ron Paul soapbox-shouting for the day.

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Remember 1988? Michael van der Galien doesn't.

Straight from our "No Shit, Sherlock!" desk comes this helpful suggestion to Ron Paul from The Moderate Voice:

The problem is that Paul will not be able to get on many tickets if he leaves the GOP now. The only possible solution would be to join forces with Unity08. However, it seems to me that Paul and Unity08 will not exactly be a perfect fit. The reason: Paul is too libertarian for U8. If he would join a party, he would be best at home in the Libertarian Party (which is actually quite a good party).

Gee, ya THINK?

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And his ass wasn't thrown in jail *why*?

Romney camp's running scared.

[A]t one point, Romney's Illinois chairman, state Sen. Dan Rutherford (R-Chenoa), ripped a sign out of one [Ron] Paul supporter's hands and threw it on the ground.

Bet THAT's one you won't see on CNN.

His email addy is, if you want to ask him why he supports destroying other people's property for the horrible offense of holding a different view than he does.

Dan Rutherford has a strong possibility of winning the August '07 Douchebag of the Month award.

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Why Minnesota Sucks, 8/17/07 edition.

Just moved Minnesota from the "Rocks!" column to the "Sucks!" column.

AND added the Twins to the list of Landthieves.


The Minnesota Twins will break ground Aug. 30 on a new $522-million baseball stadium, though first a moderating panel will decide Monday how much the current property owners will be compensated for the site, on Third Avenue between Fifth and Seventh streets. Hennepin County has acquired the site, a former parking lot and rail line, through eminent domain, but is arguing before the panel that the land is only worth about $14 million, and not the $65 million the owners claim.

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Song of the Day: There's a battle ahead.

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Thursday, August 16, 2007

Why Minnesota Rocks, 8/16/07 edition.

Where else can you find articles with titles that begin with the words "Tubby's Gophers"?


Why Wisconsin Sucks, 8/16/07 edition.

They rob nuns there.


Spidergator, Spidergator, does what ever a spidergator does!

Reggie, the alligator who eluded trappers for nearly two years at an urban lake, managed to escape Wednesday from his new home at the Los Angeles Zoo, climbing a mesh-covered wall of his exhibit and crawling several hundred yards (meters).

They can climb walls now ?!?!!???!!!

Ye gods!

For a brief moment, FORTUNE catches up with ARKANSSOURI.

You've no doubt noted how I point out that certain catastrophic failures caused by our "Reward Failure/Punish Success" government dovetail with events depicted in Ayn Rand's magnum opus Atlas Shrugged.

Just this morning, I was thinking that maybe the only thing Ayn Rand got wrong in the book was that it seems the John Galts haven't gone on strike at all. They've retired instead.

Adam Lashinsky of FORTUNE/CNNMoney notices the parallels, too.

Then proceeds to retreat into his comfort zone of blaming the rich for not allowing themselves to be subjugated as a resource to be mined to feed the machine of bureaucracy and the appetites of the looters.

We'll get through this. We always do. As a country we'll become outraged at our crumbling infrastructure and demand that our leaders fix it. By punishing their stock prices - what they really care about - lenders and home builders who duped people into spending beyond their means will get their comeuppance. And then the stocks markets and the economy will be just fine. Plutocrats will realize that their limos travel over bridges and that their employees take the subway.

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Al Borlund's been dethroned.

It's taken, what, a decade? More?
But the inevitable has happened.
Al Borland has finally been unseated.

Matt Rogers is now the Sexiest Man on Television.

He hosts a show on the Discovery Channel called *ahem* "Really Big Things."

Not to be cynical . . .

. . . but isn't a trip to the hospital kind of just desserts for anyone who wants to eat something that came from Dog Poop Barbie?

(If, however, you MUST have a Dog Poop Barbie, there's loads of 'em on ebay.)

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Song of the Day: Elvis is in your Mom.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

California: A is not A.

California Board of Equalization (now THERE's a concept straight out of Atlas Shrugged!):

War is Peace.

Freedom is Slavery.

Zima is hard liquor.

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Modern Day Boston Tea Party.

It's just like the Boston Tea Party.

Except it's in Muncie, Indiana, not Boston.

And he used coins and dollar bills instead of tea.

And he was protesting property taxes, not tea taxes.

And he dumped it at a teller's window, not in the harbor.

But other than that, it's just like the Boston Tea Party. adds an excellent little twist of the knife:

Malchow's protest prevented the office from making its daily bank deposit, costing the county an estimated $1,135.90 in interest that would have otherwise accrued overnight,

Somewhat tangential question: Why aren't coins imprinted with "This coin is legal tender for all debts, public and private."?

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Why are Mike Hendricks' kids porkers?

If you believe him, the choices his kids make are the fault of everyone in the universe except him and his kids:

Only don’t blame the schools alone. Let’s not forget that Congress, state legislatures and the anti-tax lobby also share blame.

Yeah. The anti-tax lobby. THAT's why your kids are fat. SUURRREE it is.

Update: In an email, Mike Hendricks rightfully points out that earlier in the article he says "We parents are often lousy role models. Somebody buys those Ultimate Double Whoppers." I honestly did not see that on my initial read-through. While I regret the error, it does sound more like a cop-out than a legitimate taking of the blame on oneself. It sounds too much like the old "I'm incompetent; you shouldn't expect any better of me" defense the Clintons used so much in the 90's.


This dude for governor!

Who decided that we are no longer capable of responsibility for our own individual destiny? And when did we surrender the freedom to decide what is right or wrong?

Quote of the day.

This one sounds like something that would come out of the mouth of one of the looters in Atlas Shrugged:

"Various things fall off airplanes from time to time."

Oh, well. It's just one of those things that happens. Nobody can do anything about it. Why ask questions nobody can answer? Who is John Galt?

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The difference between right and left.

Two stories, one from the left, one from the right, on different facets of Wikigate:

From LGF: Someone at the New York Times contributed the following edit to the Wikipedia page for “George W. Bush:”

From Open Left: Fox News Caught Editing Al Franken's Wikipedia Entry

See the difference? One tries to be fair an point out that an individual or individuals within an organization participated in the activity.

The other insists the entire organization committed the offense.

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Diebold, with the help of the Romney camp, steals another one.

Okay, this one doesn't really count for anything (unless you're Tommy Thompson) but you gotta admit, it looks awfully fishy.

...Diebold voting machines once again malfunctioned and caused significant delays in the count, coupled with the fact that a Mitt Romney team member was placed in charge of overseeing the voting procedure.

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Song of the Day: Does the message get to you?

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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

But I thought spontaneous combustion was an urban legend.

Fatwa Patty would see this as proof that God hates children.

Song of the Day: Gotta make you understand.

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Monday, August 13, 2007

How would YOU strengthen America?

It's awfully telling that Steven D. Levitt of the NY Times blog would rather ask people how they'd attack America.

I suggest we flip the script on him. How would you strengthen America?

If you had a network comparable to Osama bin Laden's in size and wealth, how would you use it to build up our country?

A couple of ground rules.

1. You and your network would have to remain relatively anonymous, at least until after the deed is done.
2. You have $50 million in untraceable money to work with.
3. Your network includes about twenty hard-core followers and multitudes of hangers-on.

My plan to strengthen America is in the comments. Submit yours.

One of the Thompson Twins drops out; other not in yet.

Tommy go bye-bye.

I wonder where his dozens of supporters will go now. Come, my friends, you will be welcomed into the Ron Paul Revolution.

Think of how good it will feel to be in a campaign that's not disoriented and as confused as E.T. was that time he tried to give Pac-Man a prostate exam.

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Song of the Day: In the evening, floating in the soup.


Friday, August 10, 2007

MLB teaches Roger Clemens a lesson.

From Myway:

Roger Clemens was suspended for five games Thursday and New York Yankees manager Joe Torre for one, the fallout from the Rocket hitting Toronto's Alex Rios with a pitch this week.

During a testy three-game series, the Blue Jays' Jesse Litsch threw behind Alex Rodriguez's legs in Monday's opener and Josh Towers hit A-Rod on his calf with a pitch in the third inning Tuesday.

The benches and bullpens emptied twice, but no punches were thrown. Clemens then hit Rios in the middle of his back in the seventh inning. Clemens and Torre immediately were ejected.

The lesson?

Nail the other bastard FIRST.

Quote of the Day.

"Fag butts are everywhere."


Well, Mommy TOLD him not to eat with his FINGERS!

Another reason Minnesota rocks (Note the 'Twins' shirt) is that it provides us with pictures like this!


Sounds like a good name for that AL team from Boston.

The sports announcer on the radio this morning meant to say Tiger Woods was six shots behind the leader.

Instead, he tripped over the sentence and it came out "Tiger Woods is shit socks . . ."

Things like this amuse me.

And, by extenstion, amuse you, my minions.

Now laugh!

And you better mean it.

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Ankiel pulls a Reverse Dascenzo*.

Cards pitcher becomes outfielder.

* - For those of you wondering what a Reverse Dascenzo is, take a look at outfielder Doug Dascenzo's 0.00 ERA when Zim would put him in to pitch during throwaway Cubbies innings. The best pitcher in the league that year was an outfielder. This is the stuff of legend. If he was a Klingon, songs would be sung about him.

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Song of the Day: In case God doesn't show.

Another video dedicated to my speaker-impaired minions.

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Thursday, August 09, 2007

I wonder if he was wearing one of those pointy hats.

Priest Accused of Jogging Naked.

That's almost as bizarre as the debate during that time I was running for mayor of Fire Island against Peter Griffin.

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Why Minnesota Rocks, 8/9/07 edition.

Esera Tuaolo's back on the market!!!

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Why Wisconsin Sucks, 8/9/07 edition.

If you go there, a diaper-wearing monkey will bite you.


Someone else . . .

. . . is calling it the U.S.S.A. now.

It's taken the rest of the world more than two years, but I'm glad to see they're finally catching up to me.

[H/T 2 Libertarian Zebby.]


Snippet of the Day.

Jeff Proctor has an interesting response to the "Voting for the lesser of two evils is still voting for evil" argument:

[I]f you are a slave, and are given the choice to vote for one of two masters, are you legitimizing your master by voting for the one that will beat you the least[?] I think not! Ron Paul will beat you the least.

[Found via An American Front Porch, which in turn was found via Libertarian Zebby.]


Guns don't kill people . . .

. . . COWBOY BOOTS kill people!

Mr. Whited would call this "Sudden Ranchhand-Footwear-Induced Acceleration Syndrome."


Except that they were doing it on PRIVATE PROPERTY!

Pat McWilliams objects to the Mattress Chuck (an event where "teams of two slam a 12-pack of beer, get in a pickup truck and start driving, then climb into the bed and throw the mattress as far as possible")at the Redneck Games:

"I'm an old fuddy duddy and all that, but you got a vehicle, you got alcohol, and you got illegal dumping, and you're making a contest out of that?" said Lt. Pat McWilliams, public information officer for the sheriff's department.

Isn't there something in the 2nd Amendment . . .

. . . about the right to keep and bear spinning ducks?


Song of the Day: The politicians are now DJ's.

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Tuesday, August 07, 2007

No bitching about Ho-Ho's allowed in NYC.

[H/T 2 memeorandum.]


Song of the Day: I've always been the one to blame.

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Monday, August 06, 2007

Thread Nazis.

Jumping Jesus H. Fucking Christ on a Pogo Stick! They're getting damn picky (not to mention rude) about who can post what threads on RTVP.

Especially considering my banner-thread predated the other one by almost a freakin' month.

It didn't used to be like this. There didn't used to be a bunch of unaccountable, self-important mods with power complexes who'd get all pissy, arbitrary, and subjective at you for asking a question about the show.

Fine. I can get my spoilers elsewhere. Fuck you, RTVP. And fuck you, too, Missy.

I'm gone.

Hello Felon!

But what do the lawbreakers who are FANS of "Hello Kitty" wear?

This is more absurd than that time when Beat Kernan worked at Blockbuster.


Song of the Day: Why are those dudes hopping?

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Saturday, August 04, 2007

Show of hands, people.

Anyone else notice how CNN and the rest of the liberal media keep referring to "crumbling infrastructure" as if it's an objective fact instead of the subjective characterization that it is?


Song of the Day: Don't struggle like that or I'll only love you more.

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Two Princess Points* . . .

. . . to the first minion who identifies what's wrong with this yard sale ad that came out in the local paper last Wednesday.

* - Princess points may be redeemed at your local DMV office at the following exchange rates for the following prizes.
10 Princess points -- Blank stare.
50 Princess points -- Blank, uncomprehending stare.
100 Princess points -- Blank, uncomprehending stare with mouth open.
500 Princess points -- Blank, uncomprehending stare with mouth open and an "Uhhhhhh....."
1000 Princess points -- The calling of security to remove you from the premises.


Friday, August 03, 2007

No.5 ; He's ALIVE!

Apparently, some time after Short Circuit 2, he had both his gold plating AND his rights as a fully-recognized citizen of the U.S. stripped away.
Because according to the Constitution, people are not property.
Piece of corn! Can of cake!
[H/T on the first to memeorandum.]

Song of the Day: Put the needle on the (rhythmatic, systematic) record.

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Looks like . . .

. . . Mr. Hanna has reworked his site.

One omission in his subtitle - "From the field notes of Tom Hanna, Nighttimer, Commentator."

He left out "Ghostbuster." :)

God has sent me a Zen koan.

I got here this morning and found a piece of paper sitting here at station 5. At the bottom, it says

"When sign makers go on strike, who makes the picket signs?"

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Song of the Day: Dedicated to our speaker-impaired listeners.

There ought to be a law forcing the rich to buy you speakers. Write your Congressman.


Weary of harassing Big Tobacco, Congress goes after Big Clove.

The committee adopted an amendment by Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., that would ban clove cigarettes, reversing a controversial decision by Kennedy to allow the FDA to make that decision.

Kennedy, the panel's chairman, said he was responding to several senators who contacted him with concerns that a ban on cloves would not be compliant with World Trade Organization rules. But Kennedy agreed to the ban after several senators objected.

Most cloves are marketed in Asia, and Philip Morris, a unit of New York-based Altria Group Inc., recently launched a Marlboro cigarette flavored with cloves in Indonesia.

Kennedy said at the meeting that Philip Morris had "nothing to do with our decision" and he supported the clove ban as long as it is WTO compliant.

Because, you know, SO MANY AMERICANS DIE FROM CLOVE POISONING EVERY YEAR! And there are all those studies that conclusively prove cloves are harmful to your health! Look out; the clovey menace will get you! It's Clove Madness, I tell you!

Sick of Big Brother and his absurd, irrational, foaming-at-the-mouth histrionics yet?

Try homegrown.

Or catnip, which kind of smells a little like marijuana.

I know what marijuana smells like only because I've seen shows about it on TV.

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That's not very enlightened of them.

Shouldn't it be African-Americanle? Or le of color?

[H/T 2 Kippy.]


But I thought all heterosexual marriages were inherently legitimate.

And why did he have to resort to a sham marriage to keep his boyfriend in the U.S.?

Anyone? Anyone?

Because his boyfriend can't be his husband.


Could it happen here?

These pictures were taken this morning of bridges in the Thayer area.

Sorry about the poor quality of these pictures. My camera is cheap and I never claimed to be a crack photographer.

These first two were taken at the Warm Fork Park, looking up at the bridge that spans over it.

In this one, look through the second sideways triangle of the cross beams, next to the big center beam. You can see a couple of patches where the concrete is missing.

In this one, look at how the concrete around second and third drainage holes (the rectangles) from the left is falling away from the bottom up.

The last four were taken on the Highway 19 bridge between Front Street and Wyandotte, over the railroad tracks.

Again, the pictures are not great -- I had to stand on a rickety pedestrian walkway on the side of the bridge with some boards that felt a little too springy for this acrophobic. So when I felt a panic attack coming on, I tucked my tail between my legs and headed back to the car. The last place I want to have a panic attack is on a rickety walkway on the side of a bridge I'm estimating some thirty feet over the railroad tracks.

Here you see the concrete completely gone around the two drainage holes in the middle.

Here, at the seam, you see one end of the concrete worn away. What you might not be able to see clearly are the ends of a couple of pieces of rebar sticking out.

Here is the "near" side of the same seam. If you look through the chain-link you can see the concrete worn away on this side too.

You have to look closely on this one, but on the other side of the chain link, you can see that the concrete has fallen away from the bottom up almost all the way through to the roadway.

Granted, it's unlikely a bridge collapse here would be on the same scale as the one in Minneapolis. But it's not that unusual to find ten cars at a time on that first bridge.

[Xposted to TTA and pics emailed to the Hill n' Holler.]


Wednesday, August 01, 2007

They needed a study to tell them this?

Why do people have sex?

It feels good.

No shit, Sherlock.

College-aged men and women agree on their top reasons for having sex - they were attracted to the person, they wanted to experience physical pleasure and "it feels good," according to a peer-reviewed study in the August edition of Archives of Sexual Behavior.

Look for upcoming studies on Why Water Is Wet (Answer: It's made of water) and Why Pain Hurts (Answer: It's made of pain.)

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Come on, baby, do the Tardis-motion!

Kylie Minogue gonna be on Dr. Who.

I tell you this only as an excuse to remind you how damn fiyunnn she looked wearing that roll of toilet paper.

And to suggest that she might be George Michael recorded on a 33 but played on a 45.


Song of the Day: I'll keep you overemployed.

This amvid is kind of lame, but this one's about the song, not the visual.

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