Archive for March, 2013

Sunday Mr. Deity Blogging

Lucy and her dainty chaplain try to talk Mr. Deity out of Hell.

Also probably the best begging segment ever.  Neat-o!

March 31st, 2013 at 12:28pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Monday Media Blogging,Mr. Deity,Religion

Friday Quote & Puppy Blogging

This week’s quote is from David Wong’s inexplicably-JDATE-spelling John Dies At The End:

I saw a semi truck zip by, hauling rows of caged turkeys.  The thing was hauling ass, going at least eighty miles an hour, a cloud of feathers in its wake.  Some kind of turkey emergency.

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

I expected them to be fluffier.

March 29th, 2013 at 11:45am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Friday Quote & Cat Blogging

Shocking News That No One Expected

No!  Really?

First and foremost, rich people care about the deficit. More than 85 percent of the survey participants said they considered the nation’s budget deficit to be a “very important” problem facing the country, the researchers found. In addition, nearly one-third of those surveyed said the budget deficit and too much government spending is the nation’s biggest issue.

That stands in contrast to the rest of the country, only 7 percent of which focused on the budget deficit, instead zeroing in on jobs and the economy, according to a 2011 CBS survey cited by the researchers.

“Why did policymakers focus so intently on the deficit issue?” Page and Bartels wrote in an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times. “One reason may be that the small minority that saw the deficit as the nation’s priority had more clout than the majority that didn’t.”

Rich Americans also have ideas about how to cut that deficit that differ from the less wealthy. Compared to others, the survey found the rich are more likely to want to cut government-subsidized health care and social welfare programs like Social Security. They’re also less supportive of initiatives that help the unemployed and raise the standard of living for low-wage workers than the rest of the country.

Wow, if it weren’t for this study, I would have had no idea that rich people have completely different priorities and far more political influence than everyone else.  Thanks, Science!

March 26th, 2013 at 11:25am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Corruption/Cronyism,Economy,Politics,Wankers

Word Choice Question

So would it be more appropriate to say that Cyprus is strengthening its bank deposits, or that it’s reforming its bank deposits?

1 comment March 26th, 2013 at 07:04am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Economy,Social Security,Wankers

Monday Media Blogging

A belated happy 85th birthday to Mr. Rogers.

Mercy.

Also, this.

March 25th, 2013 at 11:31am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Monday Media Blogging

Try This Instead

Yves makes a good case for calling the billionaires who control our country “oligarchs” instead of “elites” – my only hesitation about endorsing the switch is that it clears the field for the right to continue accusing progressives of being “out-of-touch ivory tower elitists”.  I think it’s valuable to point out who the real elites are in this country, but I do agree that “oligarchs” is a better descriptive term, and immediately conjures up all the right overtones of power, avarice and corruption.

March 25th, 2013 at 07:31am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Economy

Friday Quote & Puppy Blogging

This week’s quote is from the Samuel Delaney classic Dhalgren:

But the six minutes here, the twenty seconds there, the forty-five minutes how-many-weeks later – the real time it takes to commit the “heroic” or “villainous” act – are such a microscopic percentage of my life.  Even what can be synopsized from this journal… are things that have happened to me, not that I have done.  What you look like you’re doing and what you feel like you’re doing are disparate enough to mute any mouth that might attempt description!

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

Cranky!

March 22nd, 2013 at 11:49am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Friday Quote & Cat Blogging

The Internet Is Not An Orange

Wow.  Just… wow.  Okay, admittedly Google’s counsel could have done a better job of explaining that internet advertising isn’t really all that different from traditional advertising, just with better and more dynamic targeting, but in all fairness he probably didn’t think he’d need to.  My condensed transcript for those of you who don’t have time for videos or Louie Gohmert:

Gohmert: “Isn’t it true that you sell your Gmail users’ data to your corporate customers so they can send ads to them?”

Salgado: “Well no.”

Gohmert: “So couldn’t you therefore sell the same kind of data to the government BENGHAZI BENGHAZI BENGHAZI?”

Salgado: “Wait… what?”

Gohmert: “HuffPo reporters are simpletons.”

Sensenbrenner: “My son is a HuffPo reporter.”

Gohmert: “Oh.  Mumble grumble mumble.”

And one direct quote because there is no way I can do it justice:

Salgado: “Sir, I think those are apples and oranges.  The disclosure of the identity-”

Gohmert: “Well, I’m not asking for a fruit comparison.”

Your Congress at work.

(Crossposted at MyFDL)

1 comment March 21st, 2013 at 07:44pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Politics,Republicans,Technology

Monday Media Blogging

Well, this certainly isn’t the Hell-spawned stuff of nightmares or anything…

March 18th, 2013 at 07:41am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Monday Media Blogging

That’s All Well And Good, But…

Wouldn’t it be nice if more Republicans could have empathy for gay people without having to have a gay family member first?  Sure, it’s great that Rob Portman finally tapped into “the Bible’s overarching themes of love and compassion and [his] belief that we are all children of God,” but he didn’t bother to have that conversation with himself until he had to think about his own kid not being able to get married.  As long as it’s someone else’s gay son or daughter, who cares, right?

March 15th, 2013 at 08:39pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Politics,Republicans,Teh Gay

Friday Quote & Puppy Blogging

This week’s quote is from the Bela Lugosi classic White Zombie, from back in the days when there were only voodoo zombies:

How do you think those eyes will regard you when the brain is able to understand?

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

The constant panting is definitely part of their charm.

March 15th, 2013 at 05:48pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Friday Quote & Cat Blogging

So it Has Come To This

Our media landscape is now so thoroughly debased that Rupert Murdoch buying up the Tribune Company is apparently the best outcome we can hope for.

March 12th, 2013 at 07:44pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Media,Republicans,Wankers

Monday Media Blogging

Because Japan.

March 11th, 2013 at 07:05am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Monday Media Blogging

Friday Quote & Cat Blogging

This week’s quote is from the underrated comedy classic, Ernest Goes To Camp:

No, I can’t eat on an empty stomach.

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

EPIC STRUGGLE!!!

March 8th, 2013 at 06:28pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Friday Quote & Cat Blogging

Monday Media Blogging

Nicolas Cage loves robot pachinko hoedowns.

March 4th, 2013 at 07:57am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Monday Media Blogging

Friday Quote & Cat Blogging

This week’s quote is from the disappointing low-budget sci-fi Recon 2022: The Mezzo Incident:

I’m gonna stab you with your own bones.

And, of course, there’ll be other people’s adorable sleepy kittens…

Aww.

March 1st, 2013 at 07:49am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Friday Quote & Cat Blogging


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