Saturday, October 24, 2009

Since I need to post something, howzabout some funny friends' videos?

Forget it that it's funny, but Mr. J. Chris Newberg's "Morningwood" could air on pretty much any decent college station:

And my new BFF, the adorable and funny Jordan Elizabeth:

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Why is a public service "socialism" only when you object to it?: Non Sequitur of the Day

I'd been thinking along these lines, and then Nicholas Kristoff wrote it in the NYT:

"If they object so passionately to “socialized health,” why don’t they block their 911 service to socialized police and fire services, disconnect themselves from socialized sewers and avoid socialized interstate highways?"

And this. . . this. . . is so hi-larious:

There's a fine line between smarmy hypocrisy and bat-shit crazy

We've mentioned in the past an animus toward the Republican wingut Congressman from Detroit's western suburbs, Thaddeus McCotter.

While he touts his supposed deficit hawkishness (to various degrees of failure), his new deficit building initiative is "HAPPY."

"HAPPY" is proposed to be an annual $3,500 per household deduction for pet expenses.

Now, I love my pets to an extreme, and I certainly respect understand pandering for votes on the backs of a huge special interest group.

However, this kind of political hypocrisy is just . . . a bitch. Get it? Ahhh-hahahahahaha.

Cheers to NPR's ATC for the lead. Thad's interview pandering follows:

Monday, October 12, 2009

Non Sequitur of the Day: Football Phrase Co-opting Edition

As we've discussed, words mean something. So, it always interests me when a usage seemingly comes out of nowhere to be everywhere.

Today's example: "Pick six."

The phrase originally meant this.

And it has now begun to mean this.

(An all-too-rare Detroit Lions' example can be found here).

Happy Dual Purpose Holiday: Who knew that turkeys were Italian?

To my fellow Americans -- especially on the East Coast, and super especially, Italians on the East Coast (though this suggests you might want to re-think that) -- Happy Columbus Day.

To my fellow North Americans my near and dear Canadian friends, Happy Thanksgiving.

Alas, without access to Canuckian cable, we in The D can no longer watch the traditional holiday CFL doubleheader games.

So, back to work, eh?

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

If all dogs didn't go to heaven, this one would head the line

One of our two dogs, Buster, died yesterday.

It sucks, but like all loves, the rewards were absolutely worth the costs and unavoidable risk of inevitable separation.

I hope the start of Buster's time off this mortal coil is an entertaining as this take from "All Dogs Go To Heaven."