March 26, 2010
It's like the Kobiyashi Maru except no matter what, an impotent racist loses
Rush Limbaugh promised to move to Costa Rica if health care reform passed. (No word if he'll be smuggling in his Viagra like on his previous South American
sex tour vacation) So there's a fundraising drive to send him on his way. The best part? If Limbaugh refuses, then Planned Parenthood gets a few thousand bucks.
So, basically, give what you can, folks. There's no way to lose here.
March 25, 2010
This happens very rarely, and by rarely I mean this is maybe the third or so time in ten years, but the odds are close to definite that there won't be a comic Monday. A combination of job-related activity and computer issues that need to be resolved have forced my hand.
Sorry about that, guys. Enjoy this instead I guess.
March 23, 2010
Deadliest Catch 2: This Time We Mean All The Crystal Meth
Yeah, it's sort of disappointing that Discovery wants to give Sarah Palin a TV show about Alaska considering the closest thing Sarah Palin ever did even remotely connected to science was Jesus I can't even think of anything, but let's be fair here: Discovery sort of bailed on being respectful of legitimate educational inquiry when they decided to start making documentary shows about pretending you can see ghosts with a Pringles can wired to an iMac.
The biggest curiosity for me here is, honestly, what the hell does Discovery need with another show about Alaska? It's a state with fifteen people in it and between the truckers, the fishermen, the Iditarod, and the moose ranchers on the Mythbusters special they all already have their own show on Discovery. All that's left is an hour-long shot of lemmings frothing around and dying in spastic convulsions, and if that's gonna be a show did they really need to tape new footage of Palin for that?
Admittedly, Richard Cohen never answered my eVite
Im sure it will amuse my newspaper-industry dad above many others that the recent employment upgrade of Dave Weigel means that I have now attended a rap concert with a Washington Post columnist. Just throwing that out there.
March 22, 2010
"The Best Joke That Could Actually Pass"
Ultimately, I'm happy something was done. And frankly, if it's pissing off both right-wing and left-wing nutjobs, it's gotta at least be a little good. But I'm really sick of being told that I should be happy about something watered-down. It could have been a lot better. It should have been a lot better. And it took sixty years to get just this. Pretending we're going to get improvements by next Saturday is ridiculous.
In other words, blah blah better than nothing blah harumph work in progress blah blah change can come down the road blah blarg glorp.