August 31, 2014

Posted: August 31, 2014 10:00 pm


[PEELING A PINEAPPLE CLEAN AND EASY] (Viewer #928,450)

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Posted: August 31, 2014 8:00 pm

A new report shows that the Obama administration released more than 600 illegal immigrants with criminal convictions.

So… they’re still just “undocumented”, even though their crimes weren’t?

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Posted: August 31, 2014 6:00 pm

[High Praise! to Neatorama via Parade]

It’s the 75th anniversary of “The Wizard of Oz”, so:

75 Weird, Wonderful Facts About The Wizard of Oz

Speaking of which, the IMAO Podcast once did a Wizard of Oz parody, which is still available free for listening or downloading.

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Posted: August 31, 2014 5:11 pm

It seems that the denizens of the political left in our country are tired of hearing about Obama golfing so much and don’t understand why everyone seems to be so upset about it. I encountered one such confused person on the internets the other day and explained it to him thusly:

Maybe this is just me, but if I were the President of the United States and there was a rampaging horde of maniacs cutting people’s heads off in the Middle East and threatening to spread that into Europe and heaven knows where else, I’d probably postpone all golf trips, fundraisers, vacations, and dinners until, at the very least, I had some kind of strategy to deal with it. Then, once the plan was in action, I might do 9 on the course to relax a bit, having actually done my job and all.

Somehow I doubt that will make sense to someone who’s first reaction to any criticism towards Obama is to bring up Bush. But hey, I tried.

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Posted: August 31, 2014 3:00 pm

Everyone’s out barbecuing instead of captioning photos (can’t say as I blame anyone on that score), so round-up’s delayed until next week.

Meanwhile here’s a little Apple-bashing that made my weekend complete. Actually, not bashing Apple so much as noticing a specific trend in Apple’s advertising.

CAUTION: Contains a few swears:


[Why Apple Clearly Thinks You're Stupid] (Viewer #451,353)

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Posted: August 31, 2014 12:00 pm

Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes said that President Obama has deployed a “limited number of advisers” to northern Iraq.

Uh oh… did he remember to check YouTube for offensive videos first?

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Posted: August 31, 2014 8:00 am

[High Praise! to Wrong Hands]

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August 30, 2014

Posted: August 30, 2014 10:00 pm


[Abiogenesis (Short Film)]

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Posted: August 30, 2014 8:00 pm

A new study claims that the preferences of the average American have only “statistically non-significant impact upon public policy”.

That’s the thing about Americans, though. When times get tough, we stop being average.

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Posted: August 30, 2014 6:00 pm

Feed the Head

Don’t try to understand it. It’s just a timewaster.

But if you decide to waste your time on it, feel free to chat about it in the comments.

Me… I ran out of ideas about the third time I shaved off his ear hair & gave up.

But if you’re determined to finish, here’s a walkthrough

UPDATE: Yeah, I confess, I went back and finished it with the walkthrough. I needed the closure.

BONUS LINK: Springeraz of Nuking Politics [High Praise!] reminds us that today is the world’s most important holiday:

BACON DAY!

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Posted: August 30, 2014 3:00 pm


[Silo]

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Posted: August 30, 2014 12:00 pm

HHS paid $747,000 to develop a video game to teach to mothers of pre-school age kids how to get their children to eat vegetables.

Really? Last I checked, saying “no dessert until you finish them” is still free.

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Posted: August 30, 2014 9:00 am

A few months ago, I was speaking with local (to the Columbus area) author Larynn Ford, and mentioned that I was seriously looking at going to DragonCon. She certainly knows me well enough to generate that “What? You?” look.

Same look I got when people who knew me a long time saw me using a Mac. Same look I got when someone saw me eating a salad. Same look I always get when I do something that makes people wonder if I was replaced with a Pod Person. Because I’m not the DragonCon type.

Anyway, I mentioned that Colin Baker — the Sixth Doctor for those that need that explained to them — would be there. She was one that needed that explained. She’s never seen an episode of Doctor Who, whether the new series of the old series. She knew it existed, and wasn’t really surprised that I would like the show, since it’s one of those “really weird British shows.”

Though the explanation of who Colin Baker was helped her understand why I would consider going to DragonCon, she still wasn’t convinced I was in my right mind. Until she suddenly changed the subject.

“Oh, did I tell you about this weird dream I had?”

“No,” I said. Then I thought better. “Maybe.” That way, if she started telling me about it, and I really didn’t want to hear about it, I could say, “Oh, yeah, you told me.” Then maybe she’d stop.

“Well,” she said, “I dreamed I was asleep…”

“Are you sure that was a dream? Maybe you were really asleep,” I offered.

“Shut up. I was dreaming that I was asleep. Then I hear a strange noise, so I got up. It was coming from down there.” She pointed down the hall toward her daughters’ old bedrooms. “There was this strange woman there.”

“That makes two that were in the house,” I thought. I knew better than to say that out loud. Aloud, I said, “What do you mean, ‘strange’?” I figured this would be the inspiration for another one of the characters in one of her books.

“She had curly blond hair and a really odd dress. It was made up of a bunch of different colors. Red, green, blue, all kinds of patterns and checks. Really odd looking dress.”

I thought for a second. “Hang on.” I reached for my iPad and typed something in the search box, and found the result I wanted. “Was this her?”

TheDocctor6

“THAT’S HER? Wait. That’s a guy. Who is that?”

“Colin Baker. That’s the outfit he wore as The Doctor.”

We bought DragonCon tickets that night.

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Posted: August 30, 2014 8:00 am

[High Praise! to Freedom Is Just Another Word]

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August 29, 2014

Posted: August 29, 2014 10:00 pm

I used to pull to the left a lot until someone pointed this out to me.

[High Praise! to Freedom Is Just Another Word]

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Posted: August 29, 2014 9:00 pm

I don’t know if what this video has to say is all that important in the grand scheme of things, but I recently caught up on “Sherlock”, and had the exact same thought the video’s creator did, which made me really appreciate his other points, as well. Hope you do, too.


[A Brief Look at Texting and the Internet in Film] (Viewer #145,786)

UPDATE: I replaced the Vimeo version of the video with the YouTube version, so it should play better now.

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Posted: August 29, 2014 8:00 pm

In Texas, a teenager managed to secretly live behind a stack of boxes for 3 days inside a Walmart.

I’m surprised Obama doesn’t grant him amnesty and declare him an employee.

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Posted: August 29, 2014 7:00 pm

[High Praise! to Liberal Logic 101]

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Posted: August 29, 2014 6:00 pm

Pig Out at All-Bacon Bar Coming to Montreal

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Posted: August 29, 2014 5:00 pm

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