Wednesday, October 30, 2013


thanks imao for the recent linkage:

to tantra
to miley

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

three more questions

monday evening pointed to 76 questions to ask of any technology, which inspires a couple more questions:
  • how much worse will things be when the government abuses it?
  • when will everyone realize that technology is almost entirely neutral, and that any ethical considerations are created by the people who invent, manufacture, and use said technology?
  • why do people still pay attention to french philosophers?


dustbury corrects a conflation:
The conflation of "health care" and "health insurance."
It should be obvious that these are not the same thing and never can be; if anyone over the age of seven with an IQ above room temperature believes that they are, it has to be due to the ongoing bipartisan effort to suck as much money as possible out of the middle class for the alleged benefit of the poor and the ill-concealed benefit of the wealthy. My own insurance, which costs somewhere on the wrong side of $5,000 a year, makes it possible for my own doctor to collect $30 from me for an office visit and some minor lab work, followed by $47 from the insurance carrier, once he's filled out several tedious forms. You can't tell me he wouldn't be happier doing this for a flat $60; for one thing, he could probably afford to lose one or two staff members who do nothing but tedious forms, and for another, if you're not spending upwards of $417 a month for insurance, you can presumably pop for that extra thirty bucks yourself. And since my knees are giving me no small amount of grief at the moment, let's say I have to have both ACLs repaired. I can give these guys $13,600; or, I can run up a six-figure tab at the local "non-profit" (a legal term, not a financial one) hospital and be responsible for only twenty percent of it, which ultimately will cost me twice as much. Who benefits by this? Hint: not me.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

ray stevens

in case you didn't know, that novelty singer is still not very p.c.

obama budget plan & god save arizona

Friday, October 11, 2013

is "tantra" the plural of "tantrum"?

here are some of the less profane items about president hussein found on iowahawk's twitter page:
Are you President of the US, or a 7 year old having a meltdown after not getting their allowance raised?

Please lecture us more about "overheated rhetoric," Poindexter.

You know who had awesome poll numbers? Every Detroit politician since 1960.

Difference between Obamacare and a time share condo sales pitch? Time share condo salesmen can't arrest you for not buying.

I hope the Obamacare website gets fixed soon, so I can laugh at more idiots discovering they actually have to pay for it.

10 PRINT HappyPeople.jpg
20 PRINT "What is your name?"
40 PRINT "Send $2500" A
50 GOTO 40

Let's hope the drones aren't programmed by the same people who wrote the Obamacare website

How many essential government employees does it take to put steel barricades around a light bulb?

See these orange cones? Every single one is the President's middle finger pointed at you.

So when does the White House scramble fighter jets to enforce no-fly zones over National Parks? Airline passengers might peek at them.
found via imao

Thursday, October 10, 2013


Identical twins Bill the Cat and Miley Cyrus get back together to sing a duet to benefit the Cure Shameophobia Foundation.

And it sounds so bad.
What a passing fad.
We twerk and we hiss, baby,
We both smell like fish.
Ain't nobody excited that we're


Update - overheard after the concert: "What's the difference between Bill the Cat and Miley Cyrus? Bill doesn't need autotune."

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

parasitocracy, too

failure of leadership indeed...


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Add a Word Ruin a Movie

so there's this new twitter meme, #AddaWordRuinaMovie. since i don't twit, here are my contributions - which are hopefully more arcane than the rest:
  • Butterflies are Free Loaders
  • Martin Lawrence of Arabia
  • Time Magazine Bandits
  • Gerald Ford Fairlane
  • The Longest Day Bed
  • 2001 A Parking Space Odyssey
  • Children of the Corn Chips
  • Dawn Detergent of the Dead
  • Laundry Pod People
  • Pink: Floyd The Barber's Wall
  • Great Balls of Fire Ants
  • Spies Don't Like Us
  • Ugly Little Women
  • Taco Bell, Book, and Candle
  • Punky Brewster McCloud
  • Enemy Mine Craft
  • Less Than President Zero
  • Swiss Cheese Family Robinson
  • Not All Dogs Go To Heaven
  • Jason Bateman and the Argonauts
  • The Fresh Prince of Egypt
  • The Fifth Element: Boron
  • George Will of the Jungle
  • Tom & Jerry Maguire
  • The English Muffin Patient
  • Total Cereal Recall
  • Three Men and a Baby Hippo
  • My Left Foot Itches
  • Don't Say Anything...
  • Obama's Idiocracy

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Two Americas

There are two Americas, all right. There's one that works -- where new and creative things happen, where mistakes are corrected, and where excellence is rewarded. Then there's Washington... One America can launch rockets. The other America can't even launch a website.
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Government Shutdown Survival Guide

He's from IMAO and he's here to help.

Sunday, October 06, 2013

into the woods

i am not a fan of musicals, but this performance at howard payne was great. i wonder if the movie version will live up to it...