Go Inside and Play, Kid

[High Praise! to XKCD]

[Alt text from XKCD: “We watched DAYTIME TV. Do you realize how soul-crushing it was? I’d rather eat an iPad than go back to watching daytime TV.”]

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Never a Giant Around When You Need One

The International Space Station was recently forced to fire its maneuvering thrusters to avoid a piece of space-junk.

Or are we calling those “undocumented satellites” now?

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Not Sure How This Rule Fits Dr. Who

[High Praise! to Basic Instructions]

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Link of the Day: One More Season and We Get a Movie

[High Praise! to Neatorama]

Go to Graph TV, type in the name of a TV series, and it will return a graph that looks something like this (I’m using “Community” as an example):

X-axis is the episode number.

Y-axis is the IMDB rating for that episode.

Each season is a different color, and it has a trend line drawn through the data points, telling you whether people thought the season got better or worse along the way.

Apparently “Community” Season 4 really stunk (and I have to admit, it kinda did). I’m glad to see that season 5 seems to have found the old groove again.

Anyway, click the link, plug in your favorite TV series, come back here, and tell us what you learned.

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Wisdom of the Day: Meeting Interrogation Power Dog Periwinkle

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Foolproof

A new report shows that it costs Detroit $32 to process a $30 parking ticket.

I’m sure the city’s leaders will go for the obvious solution: writing more tickets until people stop parking illegally.

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Obama Warned Us – Chip In

Chip in $5 to help more people get the information they need to get covered: http://ofa.bo/fIV

@BarackObama

“Because the $1 trillion you’re already coughing up for Obamacare isn’t enough lipstick for this pig.”

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Straight Line of the Day: A 5.1 Magnitude Earthquake Hit Los Angeles. Liberals Are Upset Because…

Works like this: I feed you Moon Nukers a straight line, and you hit me with a punch line in the comments.

A 5.1 magnitude earthquake hit Los Angeles. Liberals are upset because…

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Little Worlds art, No. 6

A while ago, I received some art from 4of7, regular visitor and commenter on IMAO. He is an artist, and has his own blog, Little Worlds, where you can view some of his art.

Here’s another one of the pieces of art 4of7 shared, and that I’m please to now share with you.

Fun With Cubes #6 – Christmas Cubes. Copyright © 2013 Don Scholand. Used with permission.

Fun With Cubes #6 – Christmas Cubes. Copyright © 2013 Don Scholand. Used with permission.

Be sure to visit his Website to see more of his art.

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You’ve Been Judged Again! Yay!

Anonymiss of Nuking Politics picked her favorite punchlines to “Overheard during Obama’s meeting with the Pope…

Click here to see if you made the cut.

If you did, you should probably email Keln about becoming a guest blogger there.

If you didn’t, Anonymiss has got another straight line for you to practice on.

UPDATE: Someone tell Frank & Basil that Anonymiss is talking about them behind their backs.

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Random Thoughts: Colbert, Writing Tips, and Vulgarity

We’re surrounded by miraculous things, but rare is the person who get to see them for what they truly are.

The reason you see such joy in small children is they see the world for what it truly is, with no preconceived notions.

Since no one asked me, I don’t really find Colbert funny, but I don’t care about this controversy either.

My main tip on being a good writer is to somehow come into possession of skills you were born lacking. Like consume a soul or something.

This leads to a number of obvious jokes, but I can’t print any I came up with because they all involve vulgarity.

Yes, I don’t speak vulgarity, but I think them constantly. I’m a raging cuss storm inside.

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Faux Pas Are Relative

In an interview with Ryan Seacrest, President Obama complained that he was “unfairly maligned” for wearing mom-jeans at the 2009 MLB All-Star game.

Well, I guess he has a point. I have to admit that they aren’t as bad as that dunce cap and clown nose that Putin is making him wear right now.

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A Miracle of Science! That I Would Pay Good Money For

Researchers have developed a device for your car that can read your emotions and prevent road rage.

So… it mutes your GPS if you drive past your turnoff?

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Link of the Day: First-World Rebels

[High Praise! to Bored Panda]

33 First-World Anarchists Who Don’t Care About Your Rules

The one below the “Do Not Enter Unpaved Area” sign is in questionable taste, but the rest are SFW.

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lolbama! Part 178

Submit entries to lolterizt@gmail.com

Meanwhile, pass ’em around, spread the love, and if you make your own, don’t be shy about dropping a link to your pics in the comments. The more, the merrier.


From Kris:

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From Travelwise42 of Wise Up:


My favorites from the submissions using last edition’s uncaptioned picture:

From Dan:

From Fatwa Arbuckle:

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From Hunter of Nuking Politics:

From Hunter of Nuking Politics:

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From Travelwise42 of Wise Up:

From Travelwise42 of Wise Up:

From walruskkkch:

From walruskkkch:

From walruskkkch:

From walruskkkch:

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From walruskkkch:


This week’s uncaptioned picture for you to play with:

Not sure which way has more potential. With the kid:

Without:

Use either or both as your muse directs.


Hunter, who – rumor has it – knows every kids’ song ever written.


PRODUCTION NOTES:
#1: When creating lolbama! pictures, please caption with either black or white text, as colors like red and yellow tend to blur badly when I compress the images.

#2: Standard image size for these posts is 350px wide by whatever high. If you can have your images 350px wide before you caption them, I won’t end up shrinking your captions into illegibility when I re-size the images.

MAKE YOUR OWN: The free lolbuilder from I Can Has Cheezburger.

STYLE NOTE: Short captions are usually better. Your goal is 10 words or less, with humor value tending to increase exponentially as the number of words approaches 1.

IMAGE SOURCES: Lots of great Obama pics to be found at the White House Flickr page.

Send your submissions to lolterizt@gmail.com and – if they aren’t obscene (IMAO is a PG-13 site) and don’t suck too terribly bad – I’ll post them for you. Remember to include your name (and blog URL, if applicable) so I know who to thank.

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