Category Archives: Humor

Wednesday Linkorama

So much going on the internets, so little time.

  • Ah, the irony. Pat Buchanan never fails to embarrass. This was the conference where he said that Sonia Sotomayor was obviously an affirmative action baby because her English was less than stellar as a law student.
  • And speaking of racist fucktard “conservatives”, here’s Nixon, saying abortion should be reserved for rape and mixed-race babies.
  • If you want to know why I’m so hostile to unions — or more precisely, their cozy relationship with politicians — here’s another reason. 700 NYC teachers are paid to … not teach.
  • Kick. Ass.
  • I’m been blogging enough on Iran at the other site, so I’ll post some updates here. The Iranian government is charging $3,000 bullet fees to the families of people they’ve murdered. Obama is slowly toughening his language, to depressing and predictable “there you go” condescension from “conservatives”. The reformist candidate may have been involved in the Beirut bombing, although that hasn’t stopped us from working with Khadaffi. And finally, a portrait of the woman murdered by the Basij. Oh, and the Iranian government is banning the soccer players who wore green armbands.
  • Only in America. Birds hit plane. Pilot saves all passengers aboard by landing in Hudson. Passengers sue airline. Media backs passengers.
  • This has to be deliberate.
  • Super

    I used to be superstitious as all hell. Seriously, a bad hand of cards would seem like an omen to me. Fortunately, I’ve (mostly) outgrown that. So Cracked’s look at dumb superstitions is a great read. Here’s there explanation of why cats are bad luck:

    It didn’t help that a number of pre-Christian peoples such as the Norse, Celts and Egyptians had cat gods, or at least considered the animal sacred. Once Christianity became the sexy new religion in town, old beliefs were branded witchcraft and cats found themselves guilty by association. Often simply owning a cat was considered proof of witchery. There was even widespread extermination of cats during medieval times, which kind of backfired when they were no longer around to kill plague-infested rats, which in turn wiped out half of Europe. Whoops. But hey, at least they were safe from those goddamn witches.

    We had nothing but black cats when I was growing up. Of course, maybe they were the reason I couldn’t get lucky in high school.

    Wednesday Linkorama

  • Only the Americans with Disabilities Act would require doctors to pay $100-150 for the privilege of seeing a deaf patient.
  • These sorts of stories break my heart. I don’t know how people lived in the days before modern healthcare.
  • What do you do when you need to make homelessness seem a bigger problem than it is? Lie.
  • Cracked strikes again. Describing Gargamel:

    In addition to being an alchemist, he has the godlike ability to create life, and once created Sassette, a female smurf. If he can make his own smurfs, why does he continue to hunt the free ones? Because he’s fucking Gargamel, that’s why!

  • Let it not be said that the GOP is the one bloating the defense budget. Who knew the biggest defenders of the Military Industrial Complex would be democrats?