* Well, my book has done really well. It’s still number one for political humor which hopefully I can hold for a while. Also, it’s got 29 reviews so far, all five star. And as an extra bonus, I’ve finally learned to be entertaining on the radio thanks to the help of Michael Medved. Instead of trying to be me but funny — which just doesn’t work — I just be someone ridiculous (such as someone who think Obama is a demigod) and argue that seriously. Anyway, hopefully I can get audio from my Medved appearance to put up (I was on for most of his second hour) or one of my other radio appearance (completely forgot to mention I was on the 55 KRC Morning Show in Cincinnati this morning; hopefully some people caught that).
Also, Scott Ott (bless you, Scrappleface) reviewed my book. He also has a book out which is now $0.99 for a Kindle download. I wouldn’t mind it also getting ahead of Bill Maher in the political humor charts as long as it stayed behind mine.
* The supercommittee was a complete failure at coming up with an agreement on spending cuts. Anyone surprised by that? No hands?
And what were they trying to accomplish anyway? $1.2 trillion in cuts in ten years? Hasn’t the deficit been increasing by more than that per year? Even if the supercommittee was a rousing success, we’re still only letting up on the gas a little on that car heading towards the spending cliff. At some point, we have to think of bailing from that car. Try to roll when you hit the ground.
Stephen Hawking says human survival depends on space exploration. Which got me thinking: Know what’s not deeply in debt? Mars. We can go live there.
* Nancy Pelosi says she’s going to do for child care what she did for health care. What’s it with liberals and threatening children.
“There’s only so many slots for government child care Timmy; I guess you’ll have to make your case to the death panel. We call it the ‘Happy Clown Panel’, but let’s be frank about what it is. So make a good case for yourself.”
* Business leaders could face jail time in Europe for claiming that water cures dehydration. I guess Science! hasn’t concluded that in a double blind study, so, you know, jail if you say it. And really, maybe this whole “all life needs water to live” urban legend was just cooked up by Aquafina.
Or maybe Europe is just too dumb to live. Hey, you can lead the EU to water, but you can’t make them conclude it’s necessary to drink after a multi-year study.
* The other day, Michael Moore wrote this on Twitter:
“What would you like to see Occupy Wall Street accomplish? Tweet your ideas!”
So here are some of my ideas:
– A drum sphere.
– Replace electronic voting with twinkles/down twinkles.
– Fry and eat a chupacabra.
– Make 60s hippies look reasonable in comparison.
– Develop an exit strategy.
– Tar and feather the fattest member of the 1%.
– Learn to ask this question before starting a movement.
* Wisdom of the Day: “If OWS’ fabled ‘revolution’ ever comes, we have guns and they have bongos. I like our odds.” –Jon G.
* It’s more bad lipreading, this time with Ron Paul. Listen to him sound the sanest he’s ever been: