April 28, 2006

Sounds about right

From VW Bug comes this:

Your Famous Last Words Will Be:

"I dunno, press the button and find out."

Aparently my friends are somewhat at risk simply by hanging out with. Crap, I knew that already. I'm not certain that they know yet. But they will...

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April 27, 2006

A lost cause

I'm with Jonah on this one:

Irrespective and regardless of numerous objections from readers, I stand by my position that irregardless is not a word. As this explains it is at best "nonstandard" English. The most I am willing to concede to my critics is that the war to keep irregardless out of common usage is surely a losing one.

For a longer explanation of the "word's" controversy check out World Wide Words

I grit my teeth every time that piece of claptrap dribbles from someone's mouth. Gah.

Update: Derbyshire has more:

---Irregardless. A lost cause. I saw the wonderful movie Hester Street soon after it came out in 1975. At the point where the smart-aleck lawyer says: "Irregardless, as we lawyers say..." everyone in the movie theater laughed. Today, nobody would see the joke.

I'm reminded of time back in the 1990s when Websters essentially said fuck it and stopped to point out the distinctions between imply and infer, finally listing them as synonyms. I knew then that the end times were upon us.

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April 26, 2006

This week's sign that the Apocalypse is upon us

Beer manufactured specifically for dogs.

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Say it ain't so!

Experts claim that astrology doesn't have any "connection between the traditional sun signs of the zodiac and characteristics of individuals."

No shit.

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April 25, 2006

Important announcement

Gregg Easterbrook and TMQ return to ESPN's Page 2 after a two year hiatus at NFL.com.

That is all.

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April 19, 2006

Food resource

An infomercial coming soon to a TV near you:

Cue the music. The curtain rises and it's Tom Cruise!


Tom: I'd like to thank everyone for coming today.

Host: Tom, we're so happy to have you on today. You're here to show us your new cookbook, right.

Tom: That's right, and here it is: After Lunch. After Dinner. Yes, Afterbirth!. Placenta, one of the great untapped food resources in the world today.

Host(clapping): That's great, Tom! Isn't it, audience?

::crickets chirping::

Put it on right after one with the spray-on hair. It'll be huge.

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April 17, 2006

Free grill

You can get a free BBQ grill from any of the following stores:




Food Lion






Sam's Club





I especially like the higher shelf which can be used for keeping things warm!


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The sky is fallying!

Then again, maybe not. Chresten Anderson links to an open letter to the Canadian Prime Minister. I'll excerpt briefly:

The problem is very clear since “observational evidence does not support today’s computer climate models, so there is little reason to trust model predictions of the future. Yet this is precisely what the United Nations did in creating and promoting Kyoto and still does in the alarmist forecasts on which Canada’s” as well as all of Europe’s “climate policies are based

The 60 experts, many of whom are European, go on to say that “even if the climate models were realistic, the environmental impact of Canada delaying implementation of Kyoto or other greenhouse-gas reduction schemes, pending completion of consultations, would be insignificant. Directing your government to convene balanced, open hearings as soon as possible would be a most prudent and responsible course of action.”

That must have been a BIG check from the fossil fuel industry.</sarcasm>

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April 14, 2006

Up your's!

I've noodled over the whole Mohammed cartoon issue for a while. I believe that it's more complicated that most people seem to think. Do we have the right to publish them? Unquestionably yes. Does that translate into must publish? Survey says: BZZZZZ!. And I understand why some companies would choose to err on the side of caution. Gerard provides a great illustration of this with regards to Borders. To wit:

Is it really the case that your guys expect me, after months of watching this global governmental cowardice in the face of Islamic intimidation go down, to pin a big "Kick Me" sign on the backs of every one of my employees? Dudes, I worked in the grocery business for most of my career and if I am the last line of defense here, log off and head for the mountain redoubt with a box lunch because the terrorists have won.

However, I believe that, in other cases, capitulation to the Islam uber alles crowd is the order of the day. Patterico understands Borders's position, but finds Comedhimmi Central's cowardly groveling might damned pathetic:

Which brings us back to South Park. One of the most dangerous ideas in the world right now is Islamic exceptionalism. The pernicious notion that Islam is a force above and beyond all human law–and above all human rights–drives terrorism, empowers fascist movements, and immiserates a huge swath of the world. What insufferable airs. What an indefensible pretense. What a ridiculous pose.

What a laugh. Its consequences are tragedy and atrocity, but radical Islam’s source is a farce.

The same is true, to a much lesser degree, with Scientology, which hasn’t killed anyone but still regards itself with all the touchy, priggish self-importance of a bunch of new-age Ayatollahs. What a bunch of censorious ninnies. Get over yourselves.

If ever there were creeds that needed taking down a notch, these are the ones. Good for South Park for laughing at them. I don’t like South Park because they are indiscriminate with their scorn and insult things for the sake of being insulting, but they sure got this one right. And jeers to Comedy Central for shutting them down. Not only does Comedy Central scorn the things that don’t deserve it, but unlike South Park, they turn away from insulting the things that really do deserve it. As a civic institution, they’re a complete failure, and they’ve misused this important freedom we are fighting to defend.


Update: Michelle Malkin posts some proposed new logos for the network that fellates camels. And although these images are probably copyrighted, I feel certain that their creators won't mind if I share them with both of my readers. So here are two from the Maker of Worlds:



I was hoping for an image of Mohammed screwing a camel bearing Cowardly Central's logo, but that's probably a little too disgusting for Michelle Malkin to post.

Update: Kudos to Damien Penny for coining the prhase Cowardly Central.

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April 13, 2006

Max Dugan Returns

Or maybe Michele. I can't remember which. Regardless, it's good news.

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April 05, 2006

Cool news

Everyone else probably knows, but Heather and Brian are expecting, so Yay. Heather's thinking about dropping her blog, which isn't so cool, so go let her know that you'd like her to stick around.

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April 04, 2006

Dewey beats Truman. Again

Looks like Amazon.com employs some rabid UCLA fans.

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A bit of sanity in an insane world

An Op-Ed in today's Washington Times. Excerpt:

We reprint this false alarm not to suggest that the current arguments about global warming are wrong. We don't know them to be right or wrong; there is too much scientific uncertainty clouding the issue. Rather, we simply wish to point out that scientists and the journalists and government agencies who cite them have been wrong on the subject of climate change before, quite recently in fact.

The judgment of the scientific community -- much less the judgment of international political entities or scribblers who cite them as authorities -- should not control this debate. "The science is settled," say the proponents; the consensus exists. But too often the disclaimers and scientific qualifiers get edited out of those press releases. And science is not about consensus in any event. It is about testing hypotheses and building evidence through experimentation.

No shit.

Update: Related links found at the Corner: here and here.

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