Just wanted to share this mp3 of a clip from the 3-31 Fred Thompson Show (starts at the 11:50 mark, if you want to go to his site & download the whole episode. Which is free because, unlike Rush Limbaugh, Fred cares more about spreading ideas than about skimming your wallet).
Ann Althouse is getting married to a blog commenter, and the feminists at Panadagon and the usually rational and carefully thought-out Andrew Sullivan thought this marked a good occasion to ridicule of her.
I got married to a blog commenter, and it worked out horribly. All she does is nag me all the time. Plus, I’ve gotten to the point where I reflexively apologize anytime I hear a loud noise, like a car backfiring. It’s weird. But maybe things will work out better for Ann. So I wish her the best and want her to know not to let the mutants get her down. The best revenge is to live well (actually, it’s to strand someone on a barren planet like Kahn did to Captain Kirk, but that’s infeasible for most people and it didn’t even work out that well for Kahn).
So FOX News has this new FOX Nation website in which I guess they’re trying to take over the conservative blogosphere. Basically, it looks like you can just comment on any news story. I like IMAO’s system better where you can comment on any news story we decide to let you comment on.
Anyway, my default attitude is to be suspicious of anything new that hasn’t linked to me. It could become the right-wing version of the Huffington Post, filled with conspiracy theorists and malcontents. Probably better to stick with more mainstream thought like IMAO.
Discussion question for today: How large a dinosaur with rocket launchers would it take to destroy the sun?
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When T.S. Eliot rejected Animal Farm, he noted that in his reading of the book that the pigs still seemed the best qualified to run the farm and all that was needed was “more public-spirited pigs.” Now isn’t that a good name for the Democrats these days?
Apparently, CNN has now fallen to third place behind MSNBC. The problem the FOX rivals are going to have is that there have always been more conservatives than liberals in America, so by ceding the conservatives MSNBC and CNN are fighting over the smallest piece of pie — and I guess MSNBC has won by being more earnest about it. Still, FOX News has higher rating than both CNN and MSNBC combined since it’s the only one smart enough to go after the larger viewer segment. I guess that’s an indication of how leftward journalist skew that they’ve ignored basic economics for so long because giving a fair showing to conservative viewpoints was just too anathema for them. Thus they go the way of the dodo and the newspaper.
* I’m gonna play a CD. Look! I’m making music… with LIGHT!
* My cell phone… actually, I’m gonna turn that off because you’re busy reading, and having it pop off with “It’s Raining Men” right now would probably annoy the crap out of you.
* SIT! my domesticated dog, son of wolves who weren’t hunted from airplanes.
* Twitter… is just self-indulgent twaddle. The hippies can shut that down if they want. Of course, if they did, they might get bored and do stuff that leaves big, carbony footprints. You know, like work or bathing.
PS – Regarding the last Earth Hour post… I wasn’t able to rework the Earth Hour video with appropriately ominous background music, because I still don’t have video skills or software. However, if you have some time to kill, you can do a manual mashup that I thought worked pretty well.
Load up the Earth Hour video, pause it at the 30 second mark, and mute the sound (click the speaker icon to the right of the time stamp).
I knew we couldn’t trust the sun! Ends up it could destroy all our technology at any moment with a solar storm. Yet here we sit stupidly dependent on the sun. So why would the sun attack us like this? I don’t know, but what I do know is that nuking it only makes it stronger. We need like an anti-nuke to take out the sun, and that’s technology we don’t have. And what’s the Obama administration’s policy on this? They like the sun. They’re not even working on a defense! We need to be figuring out how to fight the sun now, but they’re too busy trying socialize the country to save us from our plasma-filled oppressor. Don’t worry; I’ll figure out how to destroy the sun. It’s my job as a blogger.
Keith Olbermann blasted Twitter for allowing a phony account in his name to be run by FOX News… except it was actually MSNBC who is running it to help his show. Here’s Keith Olbermann explaining how social networking sites work: