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Archive for August, 2006

Bush Administration Thinks You’re Stupid, Confused, And/Or Treasonous

Thursday, August 31st, 2006

L.A. Times [registration may be required] I find Keith Olberman predictable, smarmy and boring/annoying but last night he was in top form. Too bad The Daily Show is on two-week hiatus; I’m sure they’d have a pointed segement or two regarding this. Rumsfeld really did ace the subject: In the Administration’s typically myopic, cynical and [...]

Many Internet Users Lack Common Sense, Part 34,437: Money

Thursday, August 31st, 2006

Pump and dump chumps.

Kill The Pig

Tuesday, August 29th, 2006

Why teach Lord Of The Flies when you can live it?

If Air America Fails, It Will Be Because (whispers) it’s not funny

Sunday, August 27th, 2006

Why did it take someone so long to articulate this? It needs some editing (content, spelling, grammar, etc) but the point is there, and it’s a good one. And no, Al Franken doesn’t count.

Christopher Hitchens Salutes The Audience on Real Time With Bill Maher, 8.25.06

Friday, August 25th, 2006

A particularly cranky Mr. Hitchens flipped off Bill Maher’s audience when they booed him on last night’s program. Twice. [Click the image on the left to enlarge]. Here’s a better screen capture than mine, along with further (and endearingly slanted) details. A more elaborate rundown can be found at Althouse. Naturally, Crooks and Liars has [...]

Junk Science: Where It Hangs Out, What It Likes Best

Thursday, August 24th, 2006

Clive Thompson’s Collision Detection points to a recent ad in The Economist and links to this list of The Seven Warning Signs of “Bogus Science.”

Clearing Brush and Clearing Cobwebs

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006

Bush seems tired. Who wouldn’t be? But take a look at the video linked from this Metafilter entry, beginning, as suggested, around 1:34 into the clip. This is more than just GWB’s usual inarticulateness.

Sumner Redstone On The Paramount/Cruise Split

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006

cnn.com story “It’s nothing to do with his acting ability, he’s a terrific actor,” Redstone said. “But we don’t think that someone who effectuates creative suicide and costs the company revenue should be on the lot.” [UPDATE 10:54am PT: TheSuperficial.com contributes its unique take on the matter]

The Scene That Celebrates Itself: Now More Pointless And Self-Serving!!

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006

Yawn.

Absurdity And Greed 2.0

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006

Better Bad News looks at bubblicious startup VC.