Saturday, November 06, 2010

The Bohemian Flow Chart

You'll need to click on this to see it all, but it's worth it. Start in the upper left corner.

BTW, this comes from a collection of funny photos at

Friday, November 05, 2010

Jesus, what a brave dog!


Quote du jour

"Fundamentalist American Christianity means believing that Jesus wanted us to help the poor by voting against helping the poor." --John Fugelsang

Thursday, November 04, 2010

More wrongness (hehehehehehehehe)

I discovered this today. It's from Jim Benton, who does very funny stuff. I'm going to plan to go romping around his site soon.


Evil clown cake

This is wrong. So very, very wrong.

For complete instructions on how to make this, check out the instructions at

Video from a homemade spacecraft

Luke Geissbuhler built a weather balloon spacecraft in Brooklyn and let it go. It flew up to 100,000 feet, the upper stratosphere. The curve of the earth and the blackness of space are plainly visible. Wow.

Homemade Spacecraft from Luke Geissbuhler on Vimeo.


The Old Weather project

I'd not thought of this, but it's a wonderful use of people's time and interest. The Old Weather project has people looking at Royal Navy ship's log books from around the time of World War I to recover worldwide weather observations. The project then uses the transcriptions for climate model projections. There's an historical element, too: the website says that historians will use this information to track past ship movements and the stories of the people on board.

Repost: "My son is gay."

"Or he’s not. I don’t care. He is still my son. And he is 5. And I am his mother. And if you have a problem with anything mentioned above, I don’t want to know you."


Wednesday, November 03, 2010

What the fuck has Obama done so far?

I mentioned in the previous statement that the Dems haven't done a good job of blowing their own horn. Here's a website that does just that. It's called "What the Fuck Has Obama Done So Far?" and it's wonderful. I like the interface, too.

Republican gains in the election

I'm a bit sad that the GOP won so many seats in the house, but I can't say I'm that surprised. The Dems did a poor job of banging their own drum about all the amazing things they did and I think it bit them. It's not to say they didn't do a lot of cool things, but not enough people knew about them. Obama, I think, made a mistake in overestimating the intelligence of the American people. It's the kind of mistake an intelligent man would make, and I must say it's nice to have a politician who's trying to appeal to me rather than to the Teahadists or people equally dumb.

So, as I say, I'm not particularly surprised that the GOP made such massive gains in the house, but I'm not taking it (as Fox is putting it repeatedly in that "lets all repeat that key phrase as if we each just thought it up" way they have of doing things over there) as a "referendum on Obama's policies." I'm rather looking at it as the impatience and general cluelessness of the American electorate, who can't figure out that it takes a lot longer than 2 years to get out of a hole that took 8 years to dig... particularly when the worst of things only started happening 3 years ago.

More to the point, though, if this had been a real victory for the teabaggers, they would've elected even one of the bigname candidates that Sarah Palin had backed: O'Donnell, Tancredo, Angle, Miller. All of them ate a bucket of fail last night. It's still amusing that the teabaggers cannot figure out that they've already been totally co-opted by the GOP, who are writing their marching orders. If they really dislike the GOP so much--and many of them do--they'd have created their own party. No, they're clearly bought and paid for and they don't realize it.

I read a very interesting article by Alvin McEwen about what the election means.

My favorite quote from this article: "Now that the Republicans have Congress, they can now reveal that incredibly, wonderful master plan to cut taxes, bring down the deficit, and increase the work force. Apparently the plan is so awesome that none of them wanted to reveal it to the media or each other." I will truly be listening for that, because if they could do all of that, I and much of the rest of America would be interested. (Why stop there? Add hair restoration and erection enhancement to the label and go for the clean sweep.)

BTW, it's been 12 hours since becoming the Heir Apparent to the Speakership of the House, and John Boehner is already touting how good they're going to make it for America by... putting their energy into repealing Obama's healthcare package. Because, yeah, when I'm out of work and my unemployment's running out and the economy sucks, I really want someone telling me that they're going to fuck with my health insurance. I'm sure that's what the marching morons who voted for these people wanted. (But, oh, no, they won't touch Medicare or Social Security. What hypocritical jizzbags!)

Monday, November 01, 2010

Stupid joke du jour

This one's in honor of my friend, Brian Chinn:

Q. Lobster, crab, oyster, Chinese man under a 16-ton weight: which does not fit?

A. The oyster, being a shellfish, is the odd one. The rest are crushed-Asians.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

BC: Still funny and really evil today :)

Today's BC (for Halloween) is a complete hoot and downright icky, as you'll see.


Repost: Star Wars travel posters

Here's something wonderful from John Struan's blog, Super Punch. It's a series of travel posters for Star Wars, done by Steve Thomas (who actually has his own blog called Rocket Tours).

I think my fave is this one:

Go look at all of them, though. They're fun!

Quote from my family

One of my favorite nieces said this today:
While I do often think of my pets as my children, I really hope that if I ever do have kids, I never have to utter a phrase similar to this one: "Bello, for the love of God, STOP HUNTING YOUR SISTER!"


Quote du jour

"When you’re born on this planet you get a ticket to the Circus. When you’re born in America, you get a front row seat." --George Carlin