Thursday, February 08, 2007

Will getting busted while driving a white Ford Taurus hurt Eminem's street creds?

When knocking over mailboxes while driving drunk and naked in a white Ford Taurus is outlawed, only outlaws will knock over mailboxes while driving drunk and naked in a white Ford Taurus.

Most Unflattering WSJ Pencil Drawing Award

I don't think I'd want to get held in contempt by Judge Higbee. (That's the Sarlacc Pit, for all you non-lawyers out there.)

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Boston needs to watch more Aqua Teen...bigtime

Looks like all of Boston shut down because of the Mooninites. As Carl might say, that's just so sweet!

Jeebuz, anyone who watches the Cartoon Network could tell you that no terrorist would make a bomb that looked like a Mooninite. For one thing, you pretty much have to be stoned geek to even know who Ignignokt and Err are. And I just don't think stoned terrorists are all that motivated to make improvised explosive devices. Elaborate bongs, maybe. But not IEDs.

So maybe Boston's finest needs one or two stoner Adult Swim fans to help them identify the pranks from the terrorists. There's bound to be one or two on the other side of the river. Aqua Teen Hunger Force: Showing the world you can have someone say "shithead" in a cartoon, provided you say it in German.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

When gender equity smacks into socialized medicine

Oh, what will the Swedes think of next? Choosing sex of gynecologist to be banned.

How to inflate your silver currency

I thought this article was cool. (Historic Discovery: Spanish Funny Money) So colonial-era Spanish inflation wasn't just due to an influx of gold and silver from the New World. They were also punching their own slugs.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Recent CNET review of the "Boomberry" feature

A recent news "exclusive" from CBS says that cops are worried about a gun that looks like a knife. Personally, I don't see the point. (See CBS 2 Exclusive: A Weapon That Even Scares Cops)

But what I actually found interesting was the "gun that's disguised as a Blackberry". I want that feature. Because every day I get an email that causes me to think, "Gee, I wish my Blackberry had a gun attachment, so I could just shoot myself!" Many days I get several of those emails.

I'm willing to bet it would be a very popular feature. Probably the best thing since cyanide-flavored memo paper.

Monday, January 22, 2007

The UN's role in setting international law/poppadum standards

I've been wondering exactly what the United Nations' proper role in the world should be. Deterring war? Yeah, it and what army! Promoting democracy and human rights across the world? You guys crack me up!

But I finally found it! Poppadum standards! See, some are like crackers, some are like bread...there's just no consistency! Somebody has to step in to make sure our poppadums are up to par, and I can think of no better somebody than the United Nations.

See article here.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Chait on overlearning the lessons of the last war

Jonathan Chait has an interesting article in the LA Times, repeated in the New Republic, on why it doesn't matter if you were right about the Iraq war. (An interesting side point: only Al Gore is batting 100.)

See We can't surrender to the doves

Sunday, January 14, 2007

The Great Molasses Flood

Over dinner conversation with friends tonight I learned of the Great Molasses Flood of 1919. The horror...the sweet, sticky horror. Seriously, 21 dead.

(See here, if you don't believe the first link.)

Since it's called the "Great" Molasses Flood, does this imply there have been lesser molasses floods?

(Image from the Boston Public Library.)

Friday, January 12, 2007

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

I'm not suggesting anything here

...but Donald Trump wasn't by chance born in Brazil or Argentina, was he?

I'm just saying his signature on the recent Rosie-Donald tiff missive (see here) looks a little like someone else's... who was also a megalomaniac.


(Oh, yeah, and props to Mary-n-Texas...even if she can't figure out how to get herself a legitimate blog display name.)

Monday, January 08, 2007

Today's Princeton Review analogy test

Fill in the blank:

Tokyo is to Godzilla as Japanese ship is to [ click here ].

Sunday, January 07, 2007

A prime example of [fill in the blank] run amok

I'm really not sure what to make of this UK story about some poor gambling shmuck who died from a heart attack because the ambulance drivers were in the middle of their European Union-mandated lunch break and it was illegal for them to put down their sandwiches and drive to the emergency. Is this an example of regulation run amok? Labor unions run amok? Socialized medicine run amok? Euroclerosis run amok? Lack of common sense run amok?

So many choices.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Oh, my gawd...did you see the rock BPM 37093 gave her??

Yeah, and you thought she was going to be impressed with that little chip you bought her down at the mall. (Think 10 billion trillion trillion carats.)

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Happy Gangsta Feet

Crap, when Smooth B took the niece to see Happy Feet, I really should have gone along. He didn't tell me it was a gangsta flick!

No wonder Little E has started calling me "Uncle Dawg" (Click the picture)