The Radiolab show on Me, Myself, and the Muse. The deals we make with ourself to make the words come out. With Oliver Sacks and Elizabeth Gilbert. A the liner notes states, "(she) explains why she believes your muse wants you to fight back."
And 29 problems only writers will understand. Ha. (Grokked from Cat Rambo)
FX is developing Redshirts into a limited series. Well done, sir. Well done.
The beach art of Andre Amador. (Grokked from Jay Lake)
Mmmm, magic mirrors in ancient Japan. Now there's a story detail. (Grokked from Mrs. Tadd)
Were there trained assassins in Medieval Europe? No, Virginia, there weren't. But with some historical info on the hashishiyyin and poisons. (Grokked from Saladin Ahmed)
"Dmitry Kozak, the deputy prime minister responsible for the Olympic preparations, seemed to reflect the view held among many Russian officials that some Western visitors are deliberately trying to sabotage Sochi's big debut out of bias against Russia. 'We have surveillance video from the hotels that shows people turn on the shower, direct the nozzle at the wall and then leave the room for the whole day,' he said." Sometimes the jokes just write themselves. (Grokked from John)
Talkin' (or not) about the deficit. Yea, it's been going down. Not many people are noticing because a deficit that's going down without major spending cuts or reforms doesn't fit into the narrative, the stories we tell ourselves. Sort of like when gas prices go down, nobody thanks the President, but they sure do complain when the prices go up.
Giant jellyfish washes up on shore. Wow, that was a huge loogie. (Grokked from Matt Staggs)
When some of us talk about how Republican and conservatives don't want you to have healthcare, we say this because conservatives are actively campaigning to keep you from having healthcare. So it makes it easy to say, the Republican version of health reform is to say to poor patients, "Die quickly." And for those of you who actually managed to get healthcare, conservatives are actually working hard to take it away from you.
Perkinsnacht… Liberal vituperation makes our letter writer's point. Oh, for fuck's sake. "(The Kristallnacht) comparison was unfortunate, albeit provocative." No, it wasn't unfortunate, it was a dick move, made by a dick extraordinary. Okay, fuck it, you want this, fine. Every 1%er should be required to wear a yellow "$" sown into their clothes. They should have the state confiscate (note, not tax, not fee, not any of that shit, I mean, come in with the jackboots and toss the idiots out on the lawn, take their possessions by force, sell some of them, burn the rest form of confiscation) their property (all of it). We should force them into camps. For good measure, we'll call them "Gault Camps". And then, we'll start gassing them. Seem ridiculous? See, that's what it means to be persecuted by Nazis. If that isn't happening, there is no "well, it's just like…". No, mother-fucker, it isn't "just like." Okay, maybe I'm going too far (and I'll agree). How about we do a little French Revolution then? We'll drag them into jail, have kangaroo courts, and lop a few heads off. Oh, and let's not forget to take their entire accumulated wealth. Also note how the idiot editor of this "see, see, we told you!" piece then falls into, "it's all this persecution against conservatives" thing. Dear WSJ, you seem to be besieged by dicks and people of low IQ with paranoidal fantasies. Paranoia is one of the side effects of severe drug use. Might want to see to that. (Grokked from Jay Lake)
Freeze-dried whackaloon quotient goes up. Oh yes, it's so terrible to be a billionaire in this country. Here's an open invite to any of them. I'll trade you places. It's almost if they're all reading off the same bullet pointed list. And why do they feel like they'll be persecuted if they speak out? Because they have built their careers and fortunes on persecuting those who spoke out against them. The difference now is they no longer have direct control over those who are speaking out against them. You have to put me in your will before you can use "dropping you from the will" as a threat.
And speaking of imagined persecution, Mississippi is passing a bill to stop something from happening to Christians because they may be oppressed in some way. Sigh. Whackaloon quotient is skyrocketing. (Grokked from Matt Staggs)
Oh, and to Sam Zell, I've actually have seen how hard the 1% work. You're engaged in mental masterbation. No, you really don't. And there's a reality based TV show that proves it. Or, tell you what, I dare you, triple dog dare you, to follow a head floor nurse around for her/his 12 hour shift and then tell me you work harder. I dare you, fucker.
So, just how much does it cost to try and steal the national elections. Turns out the Koch Brothers know, because they have the receipts. (Grokked from Jay Lake)
The armed attack on a power substation in California that you never heard about. Notice the amount of planning and knowledge that went into this attack. Good thing we're all worried about Obamacare so we don't notice these things.
"What was extraordinary about… Cantor's presentation (that most people in the US just want a job, not being an entrepreneur) was not that it was out of place -- it was entirely on-target for a political party hoping to win elections in 2014 -- but that it came six years into the economic downturn, and decades into a protracted decline in middle-class standards of living." Strange how facing abject defeat can bring a modicum of sensibility. (Grokked from Jay Lake)
Jim Bridenstine, um, you may remember how John McCain handled a supporter when she started spewing bullshit about Mr. Obama (not president yet). You, on the other hand, told your commentator she was "sweet" to you. And then you say you don't condone that kind of speech? You're an unconscionably bad liar. When will politicians realize people are actually recording them? You are part of the problem.