June 23, 2006

The internet is the greatest thing ever created

Via reader Louisa McMurray: Hitler Cats - a weblog devoted to cats who look like Hitler.

You know, the internet is really the only place in the universe that promises you anything and actually delivers.

Posted by August J. Pollak at 12:04 AM

June 22, 2006

It would be irresponsible NOT to report on it

Apparently, a few blogs are speculating that Glenn Reynolds is a crystal meth addict. I disagree.

Posted by August J. Pollak at 11:46 PM

No hope

The Voting Rights Act.

Seriously. Republicans held up the Voting Rights Act today.

In what I'll admit is the somewhat silly analogy of the week, I think I've figured it out: we are officially experiencing the Star Wars trilogy of elected officials. Year after year we spend all our time convincing ourselves that there's no way, no way the next movie will be even worse than the previous, and like the morons we are we shell out another ticket and then... it's awful. It's yet another awful movie.

Look, this even a Democrat/Republican issue. Even if you support the move, you have to admit that it's nearly unbelievable that a handful of elected officials would actually oppose the Voting Rights Act. It's like filibustering, well, the America Loves Soft, Fuzzy Kittens Act.

The Voting Rights Act.

Holy cow.

Posted by August J. Pollak at 11:40 PM

June 21, 2006

Why I am glad I don't have to worry about the New York City housing market, Pt. 847

Oh.

Oh, my.

Posted by August J. Pollak at 4:01 PM

June 20, 2006

Extending protected works, indeed

After years of refusing to allow the Australian government to use the image of Taz for marketing purposes, Warner Bros. has now agreed to let Australia sell Taz-themed merchandise with proceeds going to the preservation of Tasmanian Devils.

There's a metaphor here about the trademark debate, isn't there? Kudos to Warner Bros. for realizing that protection of copyright isn't as important as protecting the original works they've made billions on derivations of.

Posted by August J. Pollak at 10:28 PM

June 19, 2006

Latest comic - "America loves soft, fuzzy kittens"

Yes, I know, insert Bill Frist joke here. Yes, and of course it's important to also note that Tony Snow has proven capable of going from 0 to douchebag in less than a few weeks. Bravo, Tony. And what can I say, people love the kitties.

Now please, buy some crap.

Posted by August J. Pollak at 12:07 AM

June 18, 2006

Okay, kinda funny

Via reader Matthew Connors. Keep in mind it's the New York Post, where credibility exists perhaps in the crossword puzzle, but still, funny:

Who knew they got Comedy Central in Iraq? The cable network's honchos were shocked when they got a request from Iraqi army troops stationed in Baghdad for merchandise from the spoof cop show "Reno 911!" So the obliging folks at Comedy Central sent over a whole load of stuff, and they're sponsoring a photo-essay contest that apparently involves placing the short-shorts worn by the Lt. Dangle character on old statues of Saddam Hussein. Even weirder: "The show is shown on an Arab station with Arabic subtitles," said a rep for the network, "and the Iraqis think it is a serious police drama."
If this is true, I'm guessing there will eventually be photos up of this weird contest...

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