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But what if we just wanna complaaaaaain?

Riffing off the Knee Defender controversy, Matthew Yglesias says if you don't like how much space you get on a plane, you should pay more.

In the past, though, he's said that airplanes have gotten crappier because of deregulation. But even then, the quality was better because the prices were fixed at higher levels, so you were still paying more.

By fnord12 | August 27, 2014, 6:14 PM | Liberal Outrage & Ummm... Other? | Comments (0)| Link

Kevin Drum is feeling peak-ish

He and John Cole of Balloon Juice are coiners of phrases, apparently. I actually find it hard to believe. The "We've reached Peak X" phraseology feels like it's always been around.

By fnord12 | August 27, 2014, 6:11 PM | Ummm... Other? | Comments (0)| Link

Did Thomas Friedman Write This?

A friend was telling me about a ride at Great Adventure called the Zumanjaro. It's essentially a bigger version of Freefall - you ride up in a car to some tremendously impressive height and then the car drops. As i was reading through their list of "facts" about the ride, i came across this line:

Plummet back to Earth as fast as a female cheetah stalking her prey

Stop. Go back. Read that again. I guess because...they both achieve top speeds of 90 mph? But stalking means to creep up stealthily. And why does the cheetah have to be female?

Oh, and also

The name Zumanjaro has African influences

Ow. My brain.

By min | August 18, 2014, 12:55 PM | Ummm... Other? | Comments (0)| Link


Protectors of gravity or just great dancers?

By fnord12 | August 10, 2014, 3:30 PM | Comics & Ummm... Other? | Comments (6)| Link

You Should Appreciate My Efforts

I am keeping myself so well in check, you just don't realize.

FIRE DRAGON - 1916, 1976, 2036

The most righteous, outgoing and competitive of all Dragons, the Fire Dragon will expect a lot from everyone. But while he may be demanding and aggressive, he is also blessed with enormous energy and has a lot to offer in return. The trouble is that he may go around with an air of superiority plus authority and make people fear or shy away from him. His leadership qualities are often marred by his desire to be treated like the Messiah. Fire matched with his forceful lunar sign will give him overzealous and dictatorial inclinations. He pushes too hard even where there is little resistance.

In reality, he is an open and humane person given to impartiality and uncovering the truth at all costs. His criticisms are objective and he has the power to arouse the masses with his vibrant personality. A natural empire builder, he will look toward the supreme order of things, with himself at the helm, of course.

Because the Fire Dragon is often enveloped by insatiable personal ambition, he is short-tempered, inconsiderate and unable to put up with anything less than perfection. He also overgeneralizes or jumps to conclusions, frequently lumping people into categories without allowing for or even perceiving their individual differences.}

Nonetheless, here is a performer of the highest degree who could easily be a source of inspiration to his fellowman and a personality who will catch the public eye - when he learns to master his negative traits and communicate more humbly with others.

That's right. It says "the Messiah". Still working on the "communicate more humbly with others" part...

By min | August 5, 2014, 8:01 AM | Ummm... Other? | Comments (0)| Link

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