October 31, 2005

Your turn

Outside the Beltway hosts what is quite possibly the best caption contest in the history of the Internet. OUtside of midget pr0n sites, that is. Anyway, go be creative. Or perverted. Your choice.

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Don't piss of the Queen

You don't want to make her mad; you wouldn't like her when she's mad. Excerpt:


A weak President Bush would never have nominated Alito. Never. As I said earlier, it doesn't matter if YOU think he is weak, it's what Bush thinks about Bush that matters.

He doesn't think he's weak. He doesn't think he needs to work with the Dems. They fucked him when they suggested Miers and then didn't fight for her. Bush won't be listening to Harry Reid's bullshit advice anymore.

Okay, she isn't really angry in this post, but you get the idea.

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When the cat's away...

It's comment party time!

Harvey, you know not what you've done. Mheh.

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Uh oh

Someone's been leaking Senator Feinstein's private notes to Jeff Goldstein. Mheh.

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Time waster

Via the Corner comes this little game: Tetris with cats.

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October 28, 2005

Wanna see something really scary?

Ace posts some images which I'm sure everyone has seen. However, I've posted a couple new ones below the fold. Not necessarily safe for work. more...

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Help Meryl find a job

Meryl Yourish is now looking for work. Having been in that unfortunate position before, I'm willing to do what I can. I've forwarded the link to her online qualifications to a few friends of mine in the area, and am posting a link here as well.

Anyone else out there think that they can help? Click here.

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'Till we kill the white people

The recent comments by the brain donor from N.C. State reminded me immediately of a classic SNL skit starring Eddie Murphy. He was the "last minute replacement" at what looked like, if memory serves, an American Legion get together. Can't find the video online yet(although it's available to purchase at Amazon), but I did find the lyrics with guitar chords. Good stuff.

Update: Found a copy of the video, but it's huge(around 40Mb), which is a ton if you're still using dial-up. However, it's not TOO bad on broadband, so check it out if you if you're into that sort of thing.

Probably something smaller to be found on BitTorrent. Just an FYI.

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My real, absolute, final words on Miers

I'll admit that I was glad to see Miers withdraw her name. However, I think that the reaction of some is over the top. Jonathan Hawkins, one the of the bloggers I've read the longest, put a dancing Snoopy image at the top a post and, essentially, posted a "Yippee! She's gone! Good riddance!" type blog entry. I disagree with the tone. While I don't believe that Miers was a good choice for SCOTUS, I do however believe that she's a fine attorney, a decent person and a good friend of the president, the last item being obvious by her willingness to pull her name from the hat and limit the damage being done to Bush. Gloating over her withdrawal is petty and serves no purpose. Yes, conservatives should be glad that we're likely to get a strict constitutionalist with a paper trail and stronger credentials nominated and confirmed now, but I don't like it that some on the right are gleeful and giddy at what is likely a disappointment to Harriet Miers. She deserves better.

Update: Dale Franks takes Hugh Hewitt to task for his uncharacteristically whiny response to Miers' withdrawal. Excerpt:


Was it unfair to point out her dearth of experience, or lack of writing on Constitutional issues? Was it unfair to point out that a stellar host of law professors, judges, and long-time public officials with impeccable credentials were passed over in order to nominate her? Was it unfair to wonder, since no evidence of a fixed judicial philosophy could be found, if she was another Souter or Lewis Powell in the making?

Apparently Mr. Hewitt's position is that, since the president spoke, mutatis mutandis ex cathedra, in declaring her to be the candidate of choice, our responsibility was to remain silent little serfs, and if milord assures is that she is the person for the job, our proper role is to ignore any doubts about her qualifications and lack of clear judicial philosophy, and doff our caps and tug our forelocks.

Well, here's a little whack with the clue-bat: I have a perfect right to express my opinion on the president's nominees. I can call for the nominee's withdrawal. I can call on senators to vote the nomination down. Fortunately, I still live in a free country where can express my opinions, and if Mr. Hewitt doesn't like it, tough.
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Well, anyway, at least that's over. I'm sure Mr. Hewitt will stop sulking over Ms. Miers the second the president announces a replacement nomination, just as I'm sure Mr. Hewitt will provide the president's nominee with unqualified support. No matter who it is.

Update: John Cole weighs in:


There was not going to be a defeat on the Senate floor. She was not going to get out of committee, and she was going to humiliate everyone in the process. And that is what Senators were relaying to the White House all week.

As to Hugh’s suggestion that this was somehow an ‘unconstitutional’ result, I would suggest Hugh doesn’t know what is in the Constitution if he thinks anything unconstitutional happened. The President nominated Miers. It became clear that she was unqualified and would not pass a vote. She withdrew her name from consideration. I will leave it to Hugh to demonstrate how this is a violation of either principle, precedence, Senate Rules, or the Constitution. Good luck with that, Hugh.

In short, Hewitt is simply lashing out at people who chose not to ‘trust’ the President to the degree that Hugh did. His charges have no merit, and his animosity is carelessly targeted. If he wants to be mad at anyone, it shouldn’t be the people who pointed out the flaws in this candidate. Perhaps after he cools down, Hugh will stop tilting at windmills and recognize that the person he should be mad at is Bush, who made this flawed nomination in the first place, putting his allies and poor Harriet Miers in an unfortunate position.

What he said.

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Words that do not belong in the same sentence, in this particular order

The Healthy Human Flesh Alternative. WTF? I mean really, WTF?! Not to go into too much nausea-inducing detail, here's an excerpt from the FAQ:


What does Hufu ™ taste like? Does it taste like human flesh?
Hufu™ is designed to resemble, as humanly possible, the taste and texture of human flesh. If you've never had human flesh before, think of the taste and texture of beef, except a little sweeter in taste and a little softer in texture. Contrary to popular belief, people do not taste like pork or chicken.

People: the other white meat. Ugh.

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A costume for everyone

The Halloween outfit pictured below is one that might best be suited to a nudist colony. Or Jennifer Lopez, if you catch my drift. more...

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Quote of the day

And it's from Bill Quick: The Bush Administration: Cutting its throat to spite its base.

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October 27, 2005

Test your coordination

Interesting little hand-eye test found here. Made it to 19.358 seconds on my third try and decided to stop

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Gag me with a spoon

Or a donut; whatever it takes.

Tip of the bile to Ace.

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Redneck piggy bank

No double-wide is complete without one.

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October 26, 2005

The search has ended

If this is where the leprechaun is hiding his gold, I think that I'll pass.

more...

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This could be trouble

For all you men out there who, like me, hate shopping with a passion, there's a new invention that may one day force you to utter the words, "Sure, honey. I'd love to spend all day in frilly little boutiques instead of watching football."

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The answer should be obvious

The question is this: how in Hell did Universal expect to recoup the cost of making Serenity by limiting it's release to less than 900 theaters. I checked the average box office receipts for several movies(ones that have been out at least 3-4 weeks), the number of theaters and box office gross. Some of the numbers leap out at you:

Serenity: 887 theaters, $1.2k/theater, $24.2 million

Tim Burton's Corpse's Bride: 1702 theaters, $1.1k/theater, $50.5 million

In Her Shoes: 2237 theaters(WTF?), $1.7k/theater, $26.2 million

Corpse's Bride is in week 6, so it's first run price per theater has leveled out; In Her Shoes will likely continue to plummet, probably dropping to around the $1.2k/theater mark this week.

Anything leap out at you? Do you notice the most pronounced difference between Burton's movie, which will likely be considered a box office success, and Serenity, will may end up looking like a box office dud? Survey says.... DING-DING-DING! Why yes, that IS the number one answer: double the number of theaters and you might double the box office gross. Crap, even The Fog, which looked like it would suck, got released in almost 3000 theaters.

Maybe next time, if there is a next time, Universal will go with a wider release.

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New Law

With the high rate of attacks on women in secluded parking lots, especially during evening hours, the Minneapolis City Council has established a "Women Only" parking lot at the Mall of America. Even the parking lot attendants are exclusively female so that a comfortable and safe environment is created for patrons.

Below is the first picture available of this world-first women-only parking lot in Minnesota. more...

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Dr. Seuss for grownups

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