March 31, 2009

Who is Richard Alpert?

I just caught up with "Lost" for the season and I have no one to talk to about it, so I'm gonna talk to you all below the fold.

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Taken out of context

"To see the look on the faces of the kids as we were handling and weighing the toads and then euthanizing them was just...The children really got into the character of the event."
Uh, no, actually, that's pretty much in context. I'm not sure if Australians are budding psychopaths at an early age or if this particular city councilman needs to have his basement checked for a layer of limestone covering a bunch of dead bodies.

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March 30, 2009

Zombie Hooker Nightmare!

Best game ever?  I dunno.  Haven't played it yet, but the title is promising

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Has Australia finally found a workable solution to the cane toad?

The cane toad has been a serious ecological problem for Australia for a long time.  They introduced the toads as a predator for a certain type of beetle that was destroying sugar cane.  Turned out that the toad wasn't a very efficient killer of these beetles to begin with, but it was however killing a lot of the native species that were trying to eat the poisonous toad.  Interesting solution they're offering up.

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No, Patterico doesn't hate Rush

I never thought he did, but apparently he felt it necessary to prove it.  I think, all the personal drama between him and Goldstein aside (and I mean every last grisly bit of it), Pat's overall a good soldier.  Occasionally he throws out a weird one, but at least he isn't endlessly antagonistic to conservatives or conservatism.  Certainly he should get credit for how relentlessly he hounds the LAT. 

I don't think we should dismiss Patterico, and if you're on Patterico's side, you shouldn't dismiss Goldstein either.  Jeff has a lot to bring to the table regarding classical liberalism, individualism, language and intentionalism.  I think ugliness of the personal drama is starting to eclipse the original debate, which was of critical substance.  As I said in my first commentary on the whole thing, we need both of them.  I meant it.  I don't think it serves any of us well to have Pat and Jeff completely destroying each other, or their readers trying to do the same by proxy in comments and elsewhere.  I'm hoping they call a truce at some point, and this goes back to being solely a philosophical argument.

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March 29, 2009

Gender reassignment

There's a local chain of sporting goods stores called Chick's that's shutting down.  Wanna guess what it's becoming?

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March 28, 2009

Blech!

Cracked has a roundup of "14 Horrifying Soft Drinks Around the World."  Try to guess which one I've actually tried!

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How many pills will it take to get me to January 20, 2013?

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March 26, 2009

Economic Freedom and the NFL

The intertubes are all abuzz with the latest from the NFL, namely the coming shift to an 18-game season and dropping two preseason games.  The consensus among sportswriters, their commenters, and drooling idiots (but I repeat myself) is something along these lines:
 
"Good, because charging full price for preseason games is a total ripoff, man.  Those games totally suck!"
 
Let me be blunt:  the NFL will charge whatever they want for the preseason games, and so long as somebody pays it, it's not too much, and the price is not a rip-off.  If you feel spending for preseason games is a waste of money, use the tried-and-true method that other consumers use with the Shamwow, New Coke, and the Segway Scooter:  don't buy the damn thing.
 
But please, spare me the faux-populist outrage against "exorbitant" ticket prices.  For one thing, most of the simpering nimrods doing the bitching can't even spell exorbitant.  For another, nobody forces you to go to preseason games.  In fact, if they suck so bad, you should be thankful to have a reason not to attend.
 
If the NFL started auctioning off used jock straps (complete with ball sweat!) on E-Bay, I'd not only steer clear but have to clean my E-Bay account with bleach.  But you know that some wannabe's somewhere is willing to pay $110 plus shipping and handling for a used TO jock strap.  Maybe even more if it was worn in a big game, or had authentic "battle stains" on it.
 
And that is right, and good, and the natural state of capitalism.  Exercising our economic liberty to make stupid choices about sporting events and memorabilia is a form of freedom, and we should encourage people to do that. 
 
Because freedom in abundance is never a bad thing.

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Help a Moron out

I'm trying to get my head around the currency shenanigans and Turbo Tax Timmy's comments.  I would appreciate anyone who could point me to/give me a brief primer as to what the deal is.  I *think* I understand it but I freely admit that currency trading goes whizzing right over my head most of the time.

Look, I like to pretend I know what I'm talking about when I kick people in the shins.  Help me, Morons, you're my only hope!

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March 25, 2009

Where the Wild Things Are

The trailer for Spike Jonze's new film was just released today (I think).  Can't. Friggin'. Wait.

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March 24, 2009

Feel like beating me up/wishing me well?

You can do so here.

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March 22, 2009

Words to live by

How not to eject a live possum from one's trash can


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March 18, 2009

Insert Bob Dylan Joke Here

But keep it toilet related.

A family living near the 67-year-old folk and rock icon's house in the posh California beachside community of Malibu have complained to city officials about an outdoor portable toilet, which is apparently used by guards on Dylan's compound.

Cindy and David Emminger say the toilet wafts fumes from waste treatment chemicals, and that the smell makes their family feel ill.

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March 17, 2009

Happy Saint Patrick's Day, Morons!



P.S. - This mug is HUGE.  It currently holds two full 12 oz beers and, as you can see, is not remotely full.

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March 16, 2009

Public Fister

Public Fister.  That is all.

P.S.:  The Memory Hole has not dropped into same and is being developed as we speak.  Certain limitations of the crawler originally developed are making the scraping of large sites more troublesome than originally anticipated. 

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March 15, 2009

Well, at least he gives good haircuts

Read the reviews here. This is from one of my favorites:

A point-breakdown of my ranking.

+5: Great Haircut
+1: Close attention to detail/wet-shave
-5: Frotteurism / Sexual Assault
As an added bonus, it's in Palo Alto. Suck it, Stanfurd!

(Thanks to mesa.)

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March 12, 2009

I agree with Karol

This is an incredibly unfortunate tattoo. 

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March 11, 2009

You know...

I'm not a big fan of the government issuing mandates to individuals and businesses, but I'd make just one exception, it'd be...



...no more of this March only bullshit, Shamrock Shakes all year long!

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March 10, 2009

Comment of the Day

On the soundbite culture.  It gave me a serious case of the LOLs.

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