Friday, April 30, 2010


Fox News: Mr. Rogers an "Evil" Man

Their argument goes, Mr. Rogers was always telling children how special they were; these children grew up with humongous egos and a vast sense of entitlement; and now they feel entitled to health care.

Like getting routine wellness care is something you get for outstanding achievement.

Wait: Do the Fox News folks seriously see as one of their lives' achievements the fact that they can afford not to die of something preventable?

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Someone Robbed This Woman Of The Fruits Of Her Labor

This poor young woman has spent several years earning one of the highest GPAs in her class, and at this moment captured on film she believes that she has spent that time committing the grave sin of "worshiping the intellectual mind:"

She then asserts that there are people in the audience who have not lived as Jesus has called them to live, prays that they will come to see the error of their ways, breaks into tears, starts shaking uncontrollably, and finally collapses. The video ends with one of the officers of the school asking someone to call an ambulance, and announcing the processional.

The note on the YouTube page says this occurred at Midwestern State University, Texas, and the video was posted to YouTube on January 26, 2010; but there is no other indication of when it occurred.

It is unclear from the video whether the girl in question was the salutatorian or the valedictorian. She's giving a "benediction."

Who messed with her mind so much? It seems a cruel and heartless thing to do, to rob this girl of her achievement and wind her up so much she collapses in public.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Then There Was The Time...

... when Superboy decided, "Oh, to hell with it."

Image: The cover of Superboy #32, in which the Boy of the Future walks along a red carpet towards a throne, an elaborate crown atop his black-with-blue-highlight hair, and is adored by a crowd, prominent among them Ma and Pa Kent who apparently did not foresee this moment and are not, contrary to expectation, utterly appalled.

Monday, April 26, 2010

I Doubt It

There was a little-known, ill-fated, and short-lived attempt in the early 1970s to revive Star Trek as an intergalactic racing show.

Heavily influenced by popular movies such as Cannonball Run and Smokey and the Bandit, and the latest fad from Japan, Speed Racer, the new show would feature Kirk, Spock and McCoy solving mysteries and getting girls along the illegal Federation muscle car street racing circuit.

But then they decided to make the franchise into a Saturday morning cartoon, and it was largely acclaimed as the better choice.

Picture credit: Retrospace Zeta. Sometimes NSFW.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Shorter John Tierney, New York Times

For Earth Day, 7 New Rules to Live By
John Tierney, the New York Times

Foolish Greenies, don't you know that your efforts to forestall Armageddon has ironically made the world a worse place?

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Ha Ha Commie Lois Made Corner Bookstore Employees' Children Starve

This might be one iota more amusing if you couldn't imagine Glenn Beck* making this exact same argument in the future.

*To pull an example out of my hat at random.

Stolen from the Comics Curmudgeon.