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June 30, 2010

It doesn't even matter what the topic is

Ezra Klein, not exactly a raging liberal:

I'd say the key comment is Kerry's admission that "we believe we have compromised significantly, and we're prepared to compromise further." They should engrave that on the dome of the United States Capitol.

By fnord12 | June 30, 2010, 11:13 AM | Liberal Outrage| Link


Can we just drop the Supreme Court nominee hearings?

SPECTER: I will put into the record what the justices have had to say. I've questioned almost everybody about this subject, and I've had the opportunity to question all of the people on the court now.

But there's a lot -- there are a lot of those who have been favorably disposed to it -- or at least have acknowledged its inevitability -- and remind them that they all appeared on television this year on C-SPAN, and most of them -- many of them have appeared over the years selling books and being in a variety of situations.

KAGAN: It means I'd have to get my hair done more often, Senator Specter.

SPECTER: Let me commend you on...Let me commend you on that last comment. And I say that seriously. You have shown a really admirable sense of humor, and I think that is really important.

By fnord12 | June 30, 2010, 10:13 AM | Liberal Outrage| Link

June 28, 2010

Hopefully gets him away from writing comics, anyway

The Beat:

TV and comics veteran Jeph Loeb has been named to a new position within Marvel, according to a press release, below. As Executive Vice President, Head of Television, Loeb will work on bringing Marvel's characters to television and oversee both development and distribution of their series efforts, both animated and live-action.

By fnord12 | June 28, 2010, 11:56 AM | Comics | Comments (2) | Link

June 25, 2010

Recap #33

An Undead Army - Imagine the Stench

By min | June 25, 2010, 11:14 AM | D&D| Link

Tell that to the magic-users and monks who use them for hit dice

From the May 8th issue of the Economist:

I just think it's funny that they used a picture of some D&D dice without any explanation as to what they are. Because everyone recognizes a d4, right?

By fnord12 | June 25, 2010, 10:13 AM | D&D| Link

June 21, 2010

I always liked this ad

Don't really have anything to say about it. I just think it's cool.

By fnord12 | June 21, 2010, 12:26 AM | Comics| Link

June 18, 2010

Marvel Sales


By fnord12 | June 18, 2010, 1:59 PM | Comics| Link

Good name for a tongue-in-cheek retro-60s style band

The Chortles

By fnord12 | June 18, 2010, 9:49 AM | Good Name For a Band| Link

June 16, 2010

Drunk Flies Through Toll

This video has made the rounds by now, but fnord12 hasn't seen it yet, so here you go.

Yasmine Villasana, 22, failed to brake at the gate and sent her Chevrolet Impala flying into the sky.
She landed on the other side, leaving half of her undercarriage lying on the charred booth but miraculously she and the toll booth operator walked away from the wreckage.
According to police she was so 'sober' the officer even had to stop her getting back into her car when it burst into flames.


By min | June 16, 2010, 1:11 PM | Ummm... Other?| Link

I Coulda Been a Contender

And another reason to be upset my parents didn't teach me Chinese...

Chinese entrepreneurs are renting random white guys to pretend to be visiting businessmen, and to lend an aura of general Being Connected to the West to business meetings, conferences and receptions

Not only could i rent out my white guy, my white guy would totally be able to set up fake websites to look even more legit. Goddammit!

By min | June 16, 2010, 1:02 PM | Ummm... Other?| Link

June 15, 2010

Jesus struck down by lightning


By fnord12 | June 15, 2010, 3:47 PM | Ummm... Other?| Link

Hey, i'm bored too

NYT: Justice Clarence Thomas seems bored. Why doesn't he run for president in 2012?.

By fnord12 | June 15, 2010, 2:28 PM | Liberal Outrage| Link

June 9, 2010

Give the Gift of Ninja

That's just awesome.

By min | June 9, 2010, 3:36 PM | Ummm... Other? | Comments (1) | Link

Scott Pilgrim: The Video Game

Looks pretty good. Eventually downloadable via XBox Live, but Playstation is getting it first...

By fnord12 | June 9, 2010, 12:03 PM | Video Games| Link

Something we all should try?


Alvin Greene is an unemployed veteran who has never held political office. After filing for the Democratic primary in the Senate race from South Carolina, his campaign seemed to stop. There is no Alvin Greene web site, no Alvin Greene bumper stickers, no Alvin Greene yard signs. There's not even an Alvin Greene FEC filing.

Nonetheless, Greene won last night's Democratic primary, beating Vic Rawl, a judge who served in the South Carolina legislature for four terms. A judge who had gathered $186,000 for the campaign.

By fnord12 | June 9, 2010, 11:55 AM | Liberal Outrage| Link

June 8, 2010

Good Name for a Band

The Oxford Comma Imperative

As per Strunk & White's The Elements of Style:

In a series of three or more terms with a single conjunction, use a comma after each term except the last.

Thus write,

red, white, and blue
honest, energetic, but headstrong
He opened the letter, read it, and made a note of its contents.

This is also the usage of the Government Printing Office and of the Oxford University Press.

In the names of business firms the last comma is omitted, as

Brown, Shipley and Company

The abbreviation etc., even if only a single term comes before it, is always preceded by a comma.

So quit dropping the last comma, you lazy gits.

By min | June 8, 2010, 1:15 PM | Good Name For a Band & Master of Style | Comments (1) | Link

Ukraine Drops NATO bid

NATO, geniuses that they are, only now have come to the conclusion that trying to get countries like the Ukraine and Georgia to join just might cause some conflict, "notably with Russia".


By min | June 8, 2010, 1:09 PM | Liberal Outrage| Link

June 5, 2010

Arizona is a terrible place


A group of artists has been asked to lighten the faces of children depicted in a giant public mural at a Prescott school. The project's leader says he was ordered to lighten the skin tone after complaints about the children's ethnicity ....

R.E. Wall, director of Prescott's Downtown Mural Project, said he and other artists were subjected to slurs from motorists as they worked on the painting at one of the town's most prominent intersections.

"We consistently, for two months, had people shouting racial slander from their cars," Wall said. "We had children painting with us, and here come these yells of (epithet for Blacks) and (epithet for Hispanics)."

By fnord12 | June 5, 2010, 11:20 PM | Liberal Outrage| Link

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