Wednesday, July 20, 2016

HolyJuan: Church Wine


There was a time in my life when I was Catholic.  As a kid in a Catholic family, we sometimes got to sit up on the altar with the priest du...  

HolyJuan: Church Wine

Chaon raises eyebrows with racially charged comments


Chaon is no stranger to racial controversies, buhis appearance on ICRT yesterday afternoon managed to even surprise his critics.
Defending his blogroll’s reputation of consisting mainly of “old, tall people,” Chaon questioned where “any other subgroup of people” contributed more to society than in Western civilization. “This ‘very tall people’ business does get a little tired,” Chaon said on ICRT Monday. “I’d ask you to go back through history and figure out, where are these contributions that have been made by these other categories of people that you’re talking about – where did any other subgroup of people contribute more to civilization?”

When ICRT’s Joseph Lin, taken aback, asked, “Than tall people?” the Buccaneer Duke kept going, adding that he believes the greatest contributions of civilization have come from “Croatia, the Upper Nile, and Brobdingnag, and every place where the average height for males is over 190cm.”

It has been argued that Chaon is a fringe figure, whose ugly rants in no way reflect contemporary pirate thought. However, it is difficult for the world to ignore such offensive tirades.


Friday, July 15, 2016

Idioms


"In an idle, awkward, and/or out-of-place state; being ignored, abandoned, or left to wait awkwardly."





Thursday, July 14, 2016

You guys aren't going to believe this one either

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The term "bogart," as in "Don't bogart that joint," was not invented by Generation X. The term was first coined right about the time Gen X was being born.

Monday, July 11, 2016

They're all alike

"That's not the way the world really works anymore," he continued. "We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality—judiciously, as you will—we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that's how things will sort out."
-Karl Rove, 2004              

It's true. You'll be sitting there with your friends, having a beer and trying to address a serious issue. And some guy named Karl will start spouting a bunch of post-modern bullshit. Every. Single. Time. And nobody will call him on it because it's his turn to buy the next round.


Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Hey CNN

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Looks like you're scraping the bottom of the expert barrel there.




This guy was about as articulate as an angry Sleestak.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Brexit

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A lot of my American and Taiwanese friends don't know what to make of the Brexit thing, because they lack context and perspective. Fortunately, I'm real knowledgeable about British politics, history, and culture, and this can be easily verified by my use of the Oxford Comma in this sentence.

Here is the situation: In order to resolve the current political crisis, the House of Lords will need to petition the Queen and ask her to invoke the Magna Carta. This will cause the Tories and the Conservatives to form an alliance, and the Labor Party will move to bolster its public image by increasing funding for the NHS. This will be done by increasing taxes on tea, and will be met with stiff opposition by Professor McGonagall.

Then things will get messy. As the BBC and Buckingham Palace trade accusations of impropriety, the Roundheads will ambush Wimbleton, getting 236 runs and losing 5 wickets. The plans for a new referendum will be vetoed by Churchill, while Northern Ireland takes move to stockpile its precious reserves of haggis.

The most likely conclusion to these events will be bloodshed, with Alfred, Lord Tennyson being beheaded by Lancelot in Trafalgar Square.