April 13, 2014

Posted: April 13, 2014 8:00 pm

At a congressional hearing, the IRS’s commissioner admitted that – a year later – his agency was STILL withholding approval of 19 Tea Party groups’ nonprofit status.

You’ve GOT to be kidding… someone from the IRS didn’t take the 5th?

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Posted: April 13, 2014 6:00 pm

[High Praise! to Gang Aft Agley)

Hey Michelle - Stop Making Our Kids So Damn Fat!

NOTE: He's commenting on teens who are commenting on Michelle-approved school lunches. There's some frustrated swearing from the teens.

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Posted: April 13, 2014 3:00 pm

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 Travelwise42 of Wise Up:

From Travelwise42 of Wise Up:

From Kris:

[reference link]


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

From Hatless in Hattiesburg:

[reference link] (Obscury!)

From Richard:

From tanstaafl44:

From walruskkkch:

[reference link]

From walruskkkch:

From walruskkkch:

From walruskkkch:

From walruskkkch:

[reference link] (Obscury!)

BONUS VIDEO (Bacon to Kris):

Feminists brag how open and inclusive they are.

Until they find out our intrepid reporterette is a conservative.

Things get cold & spitey in a hurry:


[Female Reporter Bullied by Feminists at the National Young Feminist Leadership Conference] (Viewer #136,065)


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


Awards to both Hatless in Hattiesburg for being up on the high-water mark of Weird Al’s cinematic career, and to walruskkkch for being up on the mediocre-water mark of Heinlein’s noveling.


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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Posted: April 13, 2014 12:00 pm

Cuba is considering passing a new law that would give huge tax breaks to foreign investors.

Somewhere in the world, there’s a small watercraft company that’s about to make a killing.

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Posted: April 13, 2014 10:00 am

DoctorWhoCast16The 16th season of the classic Doctor Who show was a bit harder to watch than the previous seasons. One of the hardest in a while. And that kind of surprised me.

I first saw Doctor Who episodes on PBS back in the late 1970s and 1980s. In late 1982 or early 1983, I first saw The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy on PBS. I discovered it because I occasionally watched some of the shows the network carried, on GPTV (in Georgia, now GPB) and FPB (in Florida). And, though I can’t be sure, I think I saw some Doctor Who episodes before I saw The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Certainly, though, around the time Hitchhiker’s Guide aired, I was watching more on PBS, particularly GPTV.

What’s Hitchhiker’s Guide got to do with Doctor Who you ask. Really, go ahead and ask.

I’ll wait.

Oh, well, since you asked, it turns out that the new Script Editor for Doctor Who beginning with Season 16 was Douglas Adams, creator of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy franchise. When I discovered that, I just knew I’d love Season 16 of Doctor Who. I didn’t.

Oh, I didn’t hate it. But I didn’t love it. It was, at best, Mostly Harmless.

Maybe the problem I had with the season was K-9. I never did like that character. Or, maybe it’s Tom Baker’s habit of occasionally looking at the camera and laughing. I don’t care for that kind of stuff.

The season introduced a new character, Romana (Mary Tamm), as well as the new version of K-9, which looks to me like the same character. Romana was a Time Lord (Time Lady) from Gallifrey who was sent on a quest with The Doctor by the White Guardian. The White Guardian is … heck, I don’t know. I never could figure it out. Maybe it’s supposed to be the Gallifrey version of God.

Anyway, the White Guardian sends The Doctor and Romana on a quest to secure the parts of the Key To Time, which is … a MacGuffin, as far as I can tell. The Doctor and Romana spent the entire Season 16 searching for the thing because it was so important, and then, in order to keep it out of the hands of the Black Guardian, The Doctor scattered it back across space and time. Which is where it was to begin with.

Tom Taker sported an injury for much of the season. He was bitten on the lip by a dog belonging to one of the guest actors in the first serial, The Ribos Operation (4 episodes). They covered it with makeup for the remaining day’s shots, and wrote a rough landing into the next serial, The Pirate Planet (4 episodes), so that The Doctor would injure his mouth, creating a reason in the storyline for the wound.

The series’ 100th serial aired during the season. The Stones of Blood (4 episodes) was the milestone serial, and it aired during the shows’s 15th anniversary.

The Androids of Tara (4 episodes) appears to have been based on The Prisoner of Zenda. There’s a scene where, after he is told of the plan to have a look-alike, an android in this story, act as a decoy, The Doctor says, “It’s been done before.”

The final serial of the season, The Armageddon Factor (6 episodes) introduced yet another renegade Time Lord. Drax knew The Doctor at the Academy, and knew his as Theta Sigma. The Doctor insisted on Drax not calling him by that name, but by “Doctor” instead.

The serial concluded the season-long arc of The Doctor and Romana searching for the Key To Time, finding it, then dispersing the parts. Except for the last part, which was actually a person, the Princess Astra. Actress Lalla Ward, who later married Tom Baker, played Astra. She’d play another character in later seasons. With the dispersal, Princess Astra was restored. The Doctor installed a randomizing unit in the TARDIS, meaning he’d never know where he was heading, in order to avoid the Black Guardian, who was now after The Doctor, after the dispersal of the Key.

And that pretty much wrapped up the first season with Douglas Adams as Script Editor. I expected more. Silly me.

Maybe things will improve in Season 17.

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Posted: April 13, 2014 8:00 am

[High Praise! to Doghouse Diaries]

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April 12, 2014

Posted: April 12, 2014 10:00 pm

Wrap it around this:


[Ten dimensions] (Viewer #256,113)

(Submitted by Jimmy [High Praise!])

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Posted: April 12, 2014 8:00 pm

Ocean City, Maryland, is putting signs up and down its boardwalk saying “no profanity, please”.

Well, that’s ONE way to keep Joe Biden from stopping by to talk about Obamacare.

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Posted: April 12, 2014 6:00 pm

[High Praise! to Hunter of Nuking Politics])

$Trillions on a Roll of the Dice

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Posted: April 12, 2014 3:00 pm

[High Praise! to Freedom Is Just Another Word]

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Posted: April 12, 2014 1:12 pm

Liberty Island has a new story contest. Their previous one was “Can You Write Better Than Maureen Dowd?” (the answer is “Yes,” BTW). This one is in reaction to the USDA releasing a kids book to promote approved dietary standards, so now Liberty Island is accepting 400-1000 word stories in the form of federally approved children’s books. Sounds like fun; I might write one if I get some time.

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Posted: April 12, 2014 12:00 pm

A professor of Computer Science predicts that by 2030, 90% of all news stories will be written not by human reporters but by computer algorithms.

I don’t get why they don’t do that now. How hard can it be to get a computer to reprint the White House talking points?

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Posted: April 12, 2014 8:00 am

[High Praise! to Liberal Logic 101]

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April 11, 2014

Posted: April 11, 2014 10:00 pm

[High Praise! to After Math]

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Posted: April 11, 2014 9:00 pm


[The Nicest Neighborhoods in the Universe] (Viewer #585,492)

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Posted: April 11, 2014 8:00 pm

During a press conference at The Hague, President Obama said there is “precedent” for not using military force against Russia.

Set, I believe, by Neville Chamberlain.

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Posted: April 11, 2014 7:00 pm

[High Praise! to Hope n' Change Cartoons]

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Posted: April 11, 2014 6:00 pm

(Submitted by HokieGomer [High Praise!])

Habanero Peppers To Blame For Evacuation Of Jeffco Open School

The article is just news. Skim it quickly until you get the gist of it.

Then… enjoy the comments…

UPDATE: Looks like they turned the comments off or something, so that link just lost its entertainment value.

So… try creating your own solar system:

This online simulation was created by Stefano Meschiari (a postdoctoral fellow at The University of Texas at Austin) and allows would-be gods to create their own solar system of planets orbiting a central star. As you add more planets — with masses ranging from that of Earth to a giant planet with 300x the mass of Earth up to a dwarf star with 30,000x Earth’s mass — the gravitational forces between the planets may lead to your solar system’s doom. Earn points for the length of time your solar system survives, with bonuses for having more planets, habitable planets, and even a double-star system.

[MightyMega]

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Posted: April 11, 2014 5:00 pm

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Posted: April 11, 2014 4:00 pm

Researchers say that the forward-leaning posture that many people adopt when using mobile devices increases the risk of an early death.

*sent from my iPhone*

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