by Damozel | Hilarious parody by one creative Spongebob-lovin' British genius (who, as he says, is really really British). Warning: the Brit version (naturally) contains explicit language not found in the original. After the jump!
by Teh Nutroots | The Daily Show's wily Brit, John Oliver, wants to know why anyone would want to recreate the Big Bang; thinks he knows what a kelvin is; and is pretty certain that Walter Wagner is on to something when he says there's a one in two chance that the LHC will convert the earth into a black hole. He asks, because somebody's got to: "Why the fuck would you recreate the big bang? Does that not sound a bit fucking dangerous?"
During the Reagan Administration, the Department of Justice prosecuted a Texas sheriff
and three deputies for waterboarding suspects to obtain confessions, and
won convictions. The sheriff was sentenced to 10 years in prison, and the
deputies to 4 years.
The jury in the Texas
case rejected the arguments that the torturers “didn’t know it was illegal” and
were only following orders.
Via Politics After 50. "This is a song I will be singing for a while, not just because it's funny, or true. But because it's snappy," she says. It is snappy. But the footage is so true it's terrifying. Incidentally, Paul Krugman has to be the only economist ever to be so widely celebrated in song...
by Damozel | Amusingly, those who believe that only those who can claim to be "the total package" deserve fame or admiration, are shocked -- shocked I tell you! -- that 47 year old Susan Boyle managed to enchant the judges of the Britain's Got Talent and everyone on the internets with her amazing voice.
I love to hear media hairdos exclaiming over how "interesting" it is that even the likes of Simon Cowell and Piers Morgan know a remarkable talent when they hear it. "You look lovely Susan," burbles one of them because what higher praise has life to offer? (PS. I can't stand the song from Les Miserables she sings in the first clip, but if you scroll down after the jump, you can hear her unleash that voice on "Cry Me a River," a song that is worthy of it.) Lovely or un-, after years of caring for her late mother, and now that
she's in her late forties, she's suddenly the gal everyone wants.
by Damozel | Cramer is annoyed with Jon Stewart, among others. You will want to read this 6-page piece(though maybe not all on the same day). It begins, "Suddenly, bloggers, opinion people, columnists and, yes, pundits who
haven't paid attention to anything I have been saying or writing for
the past 18 months are all over me." (emphasis added) Well, what TV personality wouldn't be annoyed by 18 months of inattention? Jon Stewart, ever fair and balanced in the manner of Fox News, apologizes and puts his remarks in context: