I'm in Walmart
So I was in Walmart when I heard the Old Spice whistle. This is caused a Pavlovian head whip and then I saw these on the in store displays. There may have been squealing, I admit nothing.
Now, this isn't confirmed but the Supreme Court traditionally doesn't confirm anything at all. If this is true, I think it's a great thing on both their parts. Look, it's no secret that I'm not a fan of Kagan's and she's expressed some hostility to gun rights. So I think it is commendable on her part to actually go and learn about guns. I also think it's a good thing of Scalia to offer to teach a fellow justice about guns. Credit where credit's due.
Election Night 2010 Drunken Chat
So, unlike the last several election cycles, this one seems it will provide something to celebrate. This means we'll be having an open Moron chat hosted right here starting around 7:00 PM on election night (central time, you elitist East Coast pricks).
Make sure you stock up on alcohol because we're doing a shot every time a Republican wins an election.
We Still Do Awesome Things
I often complain privately (often in reference to our pathetic excuse for a space program, etc) about humanity having given up on DOING SOMETHING AWESOME. Going to the moon may have been caused by competition with the Commies but no matter why it happened, it caused a billion people's jaws to drop with wonder at what we as a species could accomplish.
What was the last thing we did like that? American history was filled with the biggest this and the most amazing that because we had the drive to connect the Atlantic with the Pacific or the audacity to Dam the Colorado river.
In mid November, the Hoover Dam Bypass will be open to traffic, substantially reducing the drive time from Las Vegas and California to Grand Canyon West, home of the world famous Skywalk glass walkway.
I travel through the area roughly once per year so I've had the pleasure of discovering this amazing project by accident (I believe my words were, 'holy shit, what the fuck is that') to its near completion this past year.
It may be just a bridge but having watched them build it, I can say the ambition of the men building it was well off the charts. The bridge absolutely TOWERS over the canyon and the engineering nearly overshadows the Dam.
Disclaimer: My dad is a civil engineer so this shit is probably way more awesome to me than it is to the average person.
Also, the reason this needed to be built is almost 100% 9-11 related. The (warranted) security precautions enacted for the Dam reduced traffic to a virtual standstill and a much higher capacity was needed, especially because your alternatives to that road are almost exactly zero.
The match pitted President Evo Morales against political rival La Paz Mayor Luis Revilla to inaugurate a new field. Each led their teams in a bitter, foul-filled match that ultimately ended in a 4-4 tie.
The best part?
One of the president's bodyguards reportedly sought to arrest Cartagena, who was ultimately kicked out of the match, but Revilla intervened on his behalf.
Cartagena's the dude writhing on the ground. There's a lesson to be learned in handling your opponents there, I'm thinking.
The Onion: Now in the Prophecy Business
From the first Tuesday in November, this story:
Sweet, creamy death swept through this small Illinois town Monday, when nine 300,000-gallon storage vats violently burst at the local Snak-Tyme pudding factory, burying hundreds of residents in a rich, smooth tidal wave of horrifying pudding goodness.
The death toll from the lip-smacking tragedy currently stands at 350 and is expected to rise.
"After hearing a series of loud explosions, I looked out the window and saw the great taste of Snak-Tyme engulfing everything in its path," said barber Bill Cangelosi, who barely escaped with his life when his shop was devastated by a lethal dollop of butterscotch.
Oddly, it seems that the entirety of the Democratic congress lives in the same small town. Strange.
Operation Combat Boot Comfort was in 1st place to win until a day or two ago. You can vote at the link or you can text 100569 to Pepsi (73774). Vote early, vote often.
Seriously, go look at what else is in the running. There is nothing else as important as taking care of our troops, as we won't have children's playgrounds or schools or hospitals if we don't have our military to defend our country.