April 15, 2008

Paging news editors: "There's no rule that says your "red vs blue" maps have to be colored the way they were in 2000 and 2004. So why not flip the colors around? After all, you had no agenda when you decided upon those two colors. Right?" - Lou Minatti

Man steals truck, dies when it runs over his head

It's Still Warm By The Stove: "I take one look at you and know that you never spent one moment in squalor, but your life is squalid. You're a gilt-edge leather-bound thirty-dollar Bible with all the pages written by Beelzebub." - Sippican Cottage

Consumerist: New York State To Start Taxing Amazon Purchases

The Jane Galt Tax Plan: "Eliminate all deductions. Period, end of statement. No mortgate, student, child, etc. All causes are equally worthy in the eyes of the person who possesses the deduction; it is a waste of our time as a nation to sit around arguing about who deserves what." - Megan McArdle, Taxes Revolt

Clothing from the Killing Fields: "The most disturbing piece of evidence that I encountered was a child's shirt that pictured a cartoon character playing soccer. The shirt was very small and heavily stained with blood." - Bogolan to Baghdad: Textiles Tell the Story of Genocide in Iraq

Dress for Distress: "While I have long been aware that the bow tie acts as a ferocious irritant upon the politically immature, it is only recently that I have noticed that the combination of a bow tie and a dissenting perspective on some contentious subject produces instant frenzy." - Roger's Rules

The Postmodern Campaign where "the medium is the message." Well, it's more than that: it's performance -- performance art, as John Dickerson suggests. And it's feelings. Or as Julio Iglesias, Sr., once crooned, "Nothing more than feelings." - American Thinker

The Devil's Delusion: Atheism and its Scientific Pretensions by David Berlinski - "Dawkins suggests that God must be more improbable than the universe, which again makes no sense. Anyway, improbable is not impossible, as Dawkins often argues with respect to evolution by natural selection, arguments he has apparently forgotten." - Reviewed by William M. Briggs, Statistician

How Asians became white: The Volokh Conspiracy

The Geyser Riders: "If you were walking along the shore of the east river on March 27th 1905, you would have seen an entirely singular spectacle. A geyser some forty feet tall shot from the east river, and atop that geyser, like a cowboy on a bucking bull, rode Dick Creedon." - Curious Expeditions

We drive, they starve. Global warming rage lets global hunger grow - Telegraph. Next step? Stop driving so all may starve equally, of course.

Earth to Advertisers: The evidence is clear: "Man as idiot" isn't going over very well these days.

Gay and Christian and Married: "As long as the primary context in which sexuality is discussed in the binary terms of is what is right and wrong, pure and impure, acceptable and unacceptable, Christians will continue to flounder aimlessly and joylessly, flirting with disaster, often unwittingly." - The Soul of Sexuality @ Missional

The Belmont Club: Understanding the fight against Iran inside Iraq.

What's in a name?: M.H. Abrams is an iconic name. It appeared as "general editor" for 40 years on nearly nine million copies of The Norton Anthology of English Literature, and has also, in a detail that only scholars would know, led the indexes of many a critical book for a half-century. - M.H. Abrams: A Life in Criticism - ChronicleReview.com

Bill Cosby, Race Traitor?: "This is the audience that flocks to Cosby: culturally conservative black Americans who are convinced that integration, and to some extent the entire liberal dream, robbed them of their natural defenses." -- 'This Is How We Lost to the White Man'

"Hello, darlin', this is the killer speaking."

Posted by Vanderleun at April 15, 2008 7:25 AM
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Outstanding Killer. I'm not sure many people realize what a great country artist he was. His musical peak was not during the rock years, but the country years between about '68-'81.

Posted by: Gagdad Bob at April 15, 2008 9:41 AM