Archive for February, 2013

It All Depends On What Your Definition Of “Prominent” Is

Mr. Pierce spots a very simple difference between “Republicans” and pro-Marriage Equality “Prominent Republicans” – can you guess what it is?

P.S. Surely President Obama wouldn’t want to find himself to starboard of so many PROMINENT Republicans, right?

(h/t Teddy)

February 26th, 2013 at 08:23pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Media,Obama,Politics,Republicans,Teh Gay,Wankers

Monday Media Blogging

Did you know that Salvador Dali worked on a cartoon for Disney?

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February 25th, 2013 at 07:13am Posted by Eli

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Monday Media Blogging

Ninja battle starts out lame, ramps up to completely incoherent and insane, then turns mournful and contemplative.

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February 18th, 2013 at 12:19pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Monday Media Blogging

Friday Quote & Sloth Blogging

This week’s quote is from the Rod-Steiger-as-anti-Hitler-German-sergeant movie Breakthrough, which I have absolutely no recollection of seeing:

I have some doings back at my apartment. There, if you’d like to get drunk, it will not hurt so much.

And, of course, there’ll be other people’s sloths…

Bucket sloths, my favorite kind.

February 15th, 2013 at 07:25am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Friday Quote & Cat Blogging

How To Fix Unemployment

There’s a lot of charts and technical economic talk, but the gist of it is “create enough jobs to satisfy the preferences for work of those who haven’t any” – who knew?

As an aside, excluding the long-term unemployed from the unemployment rate is a huge scam that was almost certainly designed with the specific goal of obscuring the true scope of the problem.

February 13th, 2013 at 07:49am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Economy,Politics,Unemployment

Monday Media Blogging

Thing X is the entity on which I rely on for all my blah blah something needs.

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February 11th, 2013 at 11:14am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Monday Media Blogging

Friday Quote & Puppy Blogging

This week’s quote is from Six Days Seven Nights with Anne Heche and Harrison Ford, which yes, I actually did watch…

Hey, I don’t go to the gym every day just to watch old guys shower!

And, of course, there’ll be other people’s wee pugs…

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Now with more exciting bump-n-go action!

2 comments February 8th, 2013 at 11:52am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Friday Quote & Cat Blogging

The Spots Look The Same To Me

What Mr. Pierce said.  The saner elements of the GOP may recognize that the party has an image problem, but they’ve conditioned their base to believe, expect and demand so much hateful madness that they can’t back away from it.

All they can do is talk about how they’re not really as crazy as all that and they’re going to rein in the loonies, and hope that that sounds enough like responsible maturity that normal people won’t be appalled by them anymore.

February 8th, 2013 at 07:28am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Politics,Republicans

Left & Right Are Not The Only Directions

There’s also up & down, and inside & outside (although they tend to correlate with each other pretty closely).  Which is why you can have a bipartisan consensus among the outsiders at the lower income levels that has absolutely zero influence on the bipartisan consensus among the elite insiders at the higher income levels.

Unfortunately, the 1% (or .1%, or .01%) are the ones who get to set policy, and they don’t have much interest in what the rest of us think, except insofar as they desire it to conform more closely with their own Beltway/millionaire worldview.

February 4th, 2013 at 06:10pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Corruption/Cronyism,Democrats,Politics,Republicans,Social Security,Taxes

Monday Media Blogging

I was actually in an SNL commercial when I was a kid. That’s me right around the 42-second mark, right before the Nixon lookalike:

February 4th, 2013 at 11:23am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Monday Media Blogging


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