Archive for August 27th, 2007

The Payoff

It’s always nice to be recognized…

Never was a big fan of checkout mags. I really discovered the WWN in… the blogosphere, namely,, which does regular “Why I Love The Weekly World News” postings. I started buying the thing, reading parts of it aloud to my fella, usually hysterically. It was always fun to leave lying out on a coffee table, too.

Thanks to ::matthew for the tip.

1 comment August 27th, 2007 at 09:33pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Coolness,Weekly World News

Burning Questions

1) If Republicans and cultural conservatives oppose gay marriage because it somehow damages The Sacred Institution Of Marriage, then what is their objection to civil unions? Is it possible that they’re not worried about the institution of marriage at all, and simply hate gay people?

2) What’s the difference between a nook and a cranny?

2 comments August 27th, 2007 at 08:33pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Republicans,Teh Gay

A Modern Metamorphosis

I was just thinking about an updated version of Kafka’s Metamorphosis. I’ve got the first sentence all worked out:

Karl Rove awoke one morning and discovered that he was no longer an enormous cockroach.

The rest of the story would be about how all his Republican friends would recoil from him in horror and try to destroy him.

Obviously, it would be as much of a fantasy as the original, just… happier.

August 27th, 2007 at 06:10pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Politics,Republicans,Rove

Gonzo Reactions

My two favorite reactions so far to Gonzo’s resignation are both in the WaPo.

First off is Adam Cohen, who is, ahem, no fan of Gonzo’s. I won’t even attempt to excerpt it – it’s all gold.

Next up is Joel Achenbach. I just love this part:

Next to resign: Laura Bush. She’ll announce that, although she’s enjoyed her tenure as First Lady, she is stepping down so that she can spend less time with her family.


Also can someone please tell me if Cheney is still the Vice President? And whatever happened to Karen Hughes? She’s still a special envoy for State, trying to get other countries to hate us less, right? I know Condi is still around, going to golf tournaments and whatnot. But otherwise the Bush Administration seems to be evaporating before our eyes, and soon the president will be rattling around the empty hallways trying to scare up an intern for a game of Go Fish.

Heh heh heh. I like it.

August 27th, 2007 at 02:42pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Bush,Corruption/Cronyism,Media,Republicans

Simple Answers To Simple Questions

The front-page blurb for Douglas Brinkley’s op-ed about New Orleans asks:

Is the Bush administration leaving Katrina-ravaged neighborhoods to die on the vine?


Actually, this is Brinkley’s conclusion as well, and it’s definitely worth a read. As if we needed any more proof that the Bushies are horrible, awful people.

1 comment August 27th, 2007 at 01:46pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Bush,Corruption/Cronyism,Katrina,Republicans,Wankers

Quotes From The Future

Before all is said and done, I predict that Chuck Schumer will say something very similar to the following:

While we have had our differences in the past, his intellect and integrity are beyond question. And this is why I believe that Newt Gingrich will make an excellent Attorney General.

Can you prove it didn’t happen?

August 27th, 2007 at 11:46am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Corruption/Cronyism,Democrats,Republicans

Headline Of The Day

In today’s Washington Post:

Custom-Made Mice Have Served Men for Decades

Now I’m picturing them dressed up like wee little rodent butlers…

1 comment August 27th, 2007 at 11:37am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Great Headlines

And Yet Still More B&W NMAIBlogging

Some more pics from NMAI, to be followed by a brief Air & Space interlude:

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Maybe if I don’t look at The Hypnotic Vortex Of Doom directly…

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No… can’t help myself… it is… too strong…

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I think I’ll just go outside and contemplate for a little while.

August 27th, 2007 at 11:23am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: NMAI,People,Photoblogging,Washington DC

Another One Bites The Dust

Holy crap! Gonzo’s Gonzo:

Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales, whose tenure has been marred by controversy and accusations of perjury before Congress, has resigned. A senior administration official said he would announce the decision later this morning in Washington.

Mr. Gonzales, who had rebuffed calls for his resignation, submitted his to President Bush by telephone on Friday, the official said. His decision was not announced immediately announced, the official added, until after the president invited him and his wife to lunch at his ranch near here.

Mr. Bush has not yet chosen a replacement but will not leave the position open long, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because the resignation had not yet been made public.

Considering that Dubya has a strict policy of not replacing anybody unless he can find someone worse (Rumsfeld/Gates being one of the few exceptions), I shudder to think who he’ll come up with. I’ll bet money they’re not named Fitzgerald, Comey, or Iglesias, though. (Also: Is the reference to a quick turnaround code for “recess appointment”?)

But not to worry: Chuck Schumer is one the case:

Senator Schumer said that “Democrats will not obstruct or impede a nominee who we are confident will put the rule of law above political considerations.”

No word on whether they plan to obstruct or impede a nominee who doesn’t inspire confidence. Then again, considering their performance on the Roberts and Alito nominations, this is probably a moot point…

Here’s my favorite part, though. Whoever NYT’s anonymous source is, he (or she) the King (or Queen) Of Chutzpah:

“The unfair treatment that he’s been on the receiving end of has been a distraction for the department,” the official said.

Yes, he’s almost as big a martyr as that nice Mr. Scooter…

Speaking of which, with Bush’s Brain and Bush’s Firewall now gone, is it possible his black heart could be next?

August 27th, 2007 at 09:14am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Corruption/Cronyism,Republicans

Monday Media Blogging – Weekend Blog Roundup

Since I saw a bunch of cool videos while cruising through my blogroll this weekend, I thought they might make for a good MMB post of their own:
“I My Me Mine,” courtesy of The Kenosha Kid.

“Songs Of Praise,” with very helpful subtitles, courtesy of whig.

And for Holy Grail fans…

An impeccable Lego re-enactment of “We’re Knights Of The Round Table,” courtesy of Ol’ Froth.
King Arthur vs. Darth Vader, courtesy of Dan Vera.

August 27th, 2007 at 07:14am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Monday Media Blogging

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