As for that V.P. talk all the time, I’ll tell you, I still can’t answer that...– Sarah Palin presumptive Republican nominee for Vice President of the United States (Via Dailykos.com) (via biteofpythias) (via soupsoup) LOL
EPIC VP FAIL
soupsoup: spiegelman: The first serious female candidate for executive office was just undercut by a younger woman with a fraction of the experience, who will enjoy her candidacy soley because an old white man picked her out of a lineup. If I were a Hillary supporter, I’d be really pissed off right now. I hope you’re right, but I can see it going the other way, too. There are some...
I wish tumblr would just let me at the html, but I...
kleache: So, when are you leaving boston?
me: saturday morning, via trusty old amtrak, to my sister's place in New Jersey
you know, for all his somewhat unseemly qualities, it's pretty damn adorable that Joe Biden takes the train home every night
Apparently he's kind of obsessed with trains as a result
better obsessed w/ trains than obsessed with lane-widening interstate construction
me: i can kind of picture him in his garage or basement, dressed like an old-timey conductor, looming over a super-elaborate model set
kleache: I know. that was kind of the impression I got.
Or the guy next toyou on the bus
that just wants to keep talking to you
about the latest pro-FAA conspiracy theory.
me: well, he'd have plenty of fodder today, what with that crazy computer bug that happened
kleache: oooh, yeah. it was a bug?
I only heard the slightest bit about it
me: yeah they're saying it was a bug!
me: it made everyone in the country delayed
kleache: could have just as easily crashed all the planes into each other, i bet
think i just got us on another watch list
me: dammit kat
GOD BLESS AMERICA AND HER SUPREME LEADER GEORGE BUSH
just in time
ackshully, the software is probably sophisticated enough to pick up on sarcasm these days, at least when it pertains to the supreme leader--
NO ONE is saying that sincerely these days!
me: yeah maybe the all-caps was too much
how about this -- "you know, when i look back, maybe he wasn't entirely a fuckup and douchebag"
kleache: but then you'd be lying. There's got to be a section of patriot act code that prohibits lying about the supreme leader
“Supervillian Fanfare” from...
We are on the same team, and none of us can afford to sit on the sidelines. No...– Hillary Clinton on unity and John McCain. She did her job in her speech at the Democratic National Convention. (via election08)
"Getting" the new Stills Album
1. At the warehouse where I recently used to work: “What, Steven Stills has a new album out? Is that dude still alive? Why’d we get so many? Whatever.” 2. On seeing the actual album art: “Ooooooh it’s some sort of goth/metal thing. I guess that stuff’s still pretty big, especially around Boston. Huh. Whatever.” 3. On getting the mp3 for...
What men and women did to each other was beyond comprehension.– Charles Bukowski, Hot Water Music (via taylorlong) No, Bukowski, it was totally comprehensible you were just wasted all the time.
Socrates, Sophocles, Aeschylus, Thucydides, Pericles, Xenophon, Demosthenes...– Jason Armagost, stealth bomber pilot, from “Things to Pack When You’re Bound for Baghdad,” collected in When War Becomes Personal: Soldiers’ Accounts from the Civil War to Iraq, edited by Donald Anderson, excerpted In the September ‘08 Harper’s Magazine.
Photography as a Weapon - Errol Morris - Zoom -... →
I found this via someone I follow on tumblr (I think?), but couldn’t find the link. I seriously like Errol Morris. Like, could name a kid after him like him (or at least a favorite pet).
Zack Exley: Will the Real Pro-life Party Please... →
frangry: I cannot watch this movie no matter how hard I try. And try I have, THREE FUCKING TIMES. In my most recent attempt, I made it about 15 minutes in and then went to bed. That was a week ago, and I decided today that I should just give up and send it back to Netflix. I will never see this movie. Ever. I’ve finally accepted that. Am I missing anything? It’s definitely not...
xkcd - A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and... →
CENTCOM = Senor Frogs?
howsyrface: In addition to the various documentaries about Abu Ghraib that I’ve been watching, I recently recorded the PBS “Frontline” special Bush’s War that originally aired in March (though, apparently, it was a two parter and my DVR did not indicate that. Bummer! Can someone spoil the ending for me??? What happens!?) The whole thing is pretty enlightening, though one sort of wishes they got...
Sometimes the best way to catch a film is just to tune in without being aware of...– Anti-Populism and Indie Antiquity: Interview with Whit Stillman | SpoutBlog Whit Stillman’s first movie Metropolitan is on Hulu now. I have it on dvd, so it’s kinda whatever, but I strongly encourage you to see it if you haven’t before. It’s one of my favorite movies. (via perpetua) It is a good...
My "Real" Blog →
The comic I talk about really is pretty good, but the rest is kind of aimless. But, hey, here’s a link to it!
Oops, Sorry Elizabeth Edwards
frangry: I was drunk when I wrote this, and now I want to delete it, but then I’ll just look like a jerk. So, with that said, while I was pissed at EE last night, this morning, I don’t really give a shit about her, or her husband, or what she did or did not know. The lesson is here to stay away from Tumblr when you’re drunk. It’s not worth the angry re-blogs the next morning. xo, Frangry Okay I...
Dear Elizabeth Edwards,
barthel: frangry: FUCK YOU. I’m sorry you have cancer and your kid died, etc. But to be honest, everyone has gone through shit like that in their lives. But not everyone sits there and lies and pretends that they are someone they are not. That they are married to someone who doesn’t exist. Fuck you for sitting by a man who you knew was cheating on you, in a time in your life when what you...
they’ve succeeded only in shining a light on the fact that the John McCain of...– Senator John Kerry responding to McCain’s new ad where Kerry and other leading Democrats praise McCain as bipartisan. It’s responses like this that make you wonder where Kerry was when he got swiftboated. (via election08)
Miss. Senate Race Duked Out At County Fair : NPR →
Aw, the Fair! I kind of wish I was on a front porch, shelling butterbeans, somewhere. Go Musgrove!
“Strange Overtones” That tired...
election08: The best campaign ad of the season. Not even a Paris fan/defender, but come on this is pretty funny.
Whoah, Radiohead with real drums! This is from...