Wednesday, January 30

Today's weirdness

Found via the Coilhouse blog, which has an important story up if you're considering travel to Dubai.

"Is this testing whether I'm a Replicant or a drunkard, Mr. Deckard?"

Sean Young to rehab.

Related post.

When the first lady smiles

Hillary Clinton is apparently tapping into the musical power of Golden Earring. Her campaign is using "When the Lady Smiles," a 1984 song by the Dutch rockers.

The choice is raising eyebrows because of the song's lyrics and weird video. It's a mix of sex and violence with a bit of "rock stars are crazy" thrown in.

Sunday, January 27

Thursday, January 24

D-Kuce is done

Dennis Kucinich has withdrawn from the presidential campaign. He won't endorse anyone else in the Democratic race.

His wife will comfort him.

Wednesday, January 23

Sushi: Now with extra mercury!

Great. Why does every day lately seem to bring a brand new ballpunch? NY Times Tests find hazardous levels of mercury in tuna sushi in New York restaurants. Likely to be similar problems with all bluefin tuna, worldwide.


I enjoy my Mac desktop and laptop, and I can't imagine going back to the world of Windows. The people in this documentary, however, are bit extreme for me. Then again, it is perhaps telling that Windows has no parallel community who worship Vista or Bill Gates.

I do like the woman who says, "I have never knowingly slept with a Windows user. Ever. That would never ever happen."

Tuesday, January 22

Heath Ledger is no longer with us

Dead in Manhattan at age 28. So it goes.

His appearance as the Joker in the next Batman movie is now spooky in its similarity to Brandon Lee in "The Crow," as noted in comments here.

Monday, January 21

John Stewart is no longer with us

John Stewart has died at age 68. So it goes.

This is the John Stewart who wrote "Daydream Believer" and "Gold," which I thought was a cool song when I was 12.

Happy MLK Day, Dullards!

Refresh your knowledge about the man, or take this hint from "Hi and Lois" and just sleep in.

Monday, January 14


Your friends and neighbors -- the top 100 wacky Fundamentalist internet postings.

Cruising with El Ron

"We are the authorities on the mind." — Tom Cruise.

More about the actor's thoughts on Scientology in this clip. He has a scary laugh.

UPDATE: The clip keeps getting pulled and then put up somewhere else. At the moment, it's available on Gawker, which says it plans to keep it there.

FURTHER UPDATE: Scientology deploys its lawyers.

Freedom of speech?

Not around the Constitution, please.

Saturday, January 12

One of the world's great gourmands is no longer with us

Bozo Miller, a record-setting eater (or "trencherman," as the Guiness Book called him), is dead at age 89. So it goes. Key quote: "His hobby was getting people drunk."

Thursday, January 10

Orlando's tacky side

All you Dullards who have connections to Central Florida will likely enjoy A Guide To All Things Tacky Fabulous in Orlando. There's even a post about the World's Largest Board, which has apparently lost its title but still exists for all to behold.

Here are some tacky landmarks yet to be mentioned from past and present:

Tuesday, January 8

Campaign roundup

— Larry David goes to work for Barack Obama. Kind of.

— Ron Paul supporters clash with Bill Clinton and pursue Sean Hannity through the icy streets of New Hampshire.

— We could see a record turnout in New Hampshire.

Friday, January 4

RIP, Andy Olmsted

Andy Olmsted was a soldier and blogger killed in action in Iraq this week. He left behind a final post to be published in the event of his death, and it merits reading.

After the caucus

Iowa's moment in the political spotlight is over for another four years. Here are some items of note:

  • Rudy Giuliani didn't put much time or money into Iowa, so he's not concerned about his feeble showing there. "None of this worries me — Sept. 11, there were times I was worried," he says.
  • Ron Paul followers are giddy about how their man drew 10 percent of the vote, seemingly oblivious to the fact that 9 out of 10 Republicans rejected his candidacy.
  • John Edwards made a compelling case for why he'd be a good Secretary of Labor in the Obama administration. And Joe Biden might be good for the State Department.
  • Mike Huckabee talked a lot about the need for change. Change? He's a Republican and so is the incumbent. Is Huckabee running against Bush?
  • Hillary Clinton talked a lot about change too. But she's running against herself in doing so.
  • Whither Kucinich?

Kinks reunion

I'll believe it when I see it, but I'm totally there.

Is waterboarding torture?

I'll go with "Yup." A Straight Dope Message Board regular waterboards himself and describes the experience.

Thursday, January 3

Whisper to a scream

Hard to believe it's already been four years since this moment...

Wednesday, January 2


The next Batman movie is going to rock, if this trailer is any indication.