“First of all, “honorary knighthood”? Aren’t all knighthoods honorary? Does that adjective signify that Mugabe, strictly speaking, did not meet the course requirements? Does it mean he did not slay enough dragons or rescue enough damsels?”—Jacob Sullum at Reason, wondering why the Queen of England suddenly cares about Mugabe’s brutality.
“In 1989, Manuel Noriega, classical-music aficionado and then-dictator of Panama, was bombarded by such choice cuts as XTC’s “Mayor of Simpleton” and Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” (the first-ever Rickroll?) when he was hiding out in a Vatican chapel.”—Radar - No. Way.
I can’t relate to people who argue that this new super weapon is inhumane. They are essentially arguing that it is too effective.
Human Rights Watch argues they are “particularly brutal” and that their blast “makes it virtually impossible for civilians to take shelter”.
Probably makes it tough for targets to take shelter too. It reduces collateral damage and offers an almost instantaneous death. I guess a slow and painful disembowlment by grenade shrapnel is more dignified?
I hate the quixotic war on terror as much as the next post-graduate douchebag, but if you’re gonna fight, then fight.
“We edited our newest D&D podcast to remove a couple of uh…inappropriate remarks. At one point someone said that “rape is a minor action.” He did not mean to imply that the act of rape was not significant. He was simply saying that if, in the course of a D&D adventure you were to rape a goblin, that would be considered a “minor action” thus still allowing you to move and propose an attack.”—Gabe - Penny Arcade
It was like 1984 for lil’ sister, with a dash of Pleasantville. Perhaps you’ve never heard of it because you grew up in a school district run by these enormous cameltoes (to borrow an amazing turn of phrase). Or maybe you’re just an old coot?
“HERE’S MORE DISTURBING INFORMATION! He doesn’t want his middle name used — (‘Hussein’). Why not just use the first letter of his first name (Barack), and the first letter (Obama), of his last name! That would be ‘B.O!’ That means, ‘HE STINKS!’ Perhaps, if we would just add the word ‘nation’ to his last name, we would get the true meaning of who he is — ‘OBAMA-NATION!’ That’s something to think about.”—
“Consider the eco-conscious automobile par excellence, the Toyota Prius. As it turns out, manufacturing the Prius’s battery is extraordinarily carbon-intensive. Paying off this carbon debt through fuel savings will take 46,000 miles, according to Wired . Only after 100,000 miles would the Prius catch up with carbon savings offered by a ten-year-old Toyota Tercel. And the Prius would never catch up with a 1994 Geo Metro XFi. By now the Prius is a cliche. Tooling around in an ancient, airbag-less deathtrap, by far the greener choice, is not.”—The Atlantic - Life on Planet Green
“Yeah sure the cast of Scrubs makes it look like its all hairspray and lip gloss but just you wait until you get to the end of the script and it aint just a coffee stain you lookin at its your stillborn baby’s placenta.”—a random dude from a forum
On the evening of August 29, 1959, the Vampires arranged a fight at a playground located in Hell’s Kitchen. A friend of theirs had been beaten up on by an Irish boy and a rumble was arranged. Agrón and Luis “Tony” Hernandez took a taxi downtown to meet five other members of the gang. Agrón wore a cape and held a 12-inch Mexican dagger, both borrowed from another gang member. Hernandez carried a black umbrella with a sharp metal point. They arrived at the playground ready to attack, but the Nordics, the gang they were set to fight, didn’t show. Instead, six teenagers who weren’t affiliated with any gang sat in the playground. The Vampires descended on the area with the battle cry, “Where’s Frenchy?” Three of the teenagers escaped without harm; one was seriously wounded. Anthony Krzesinski and Robert Young were killed that evening, beaten with sticks, pipes, and fists and stabbed with a knife and an umbrella.
This is awesome. Pointy umbrellas and capes? Other gangs included The SB Devils, The SB Angels, The Wanderers, Sackett St Boys, The Butler Gents, The Gowanus Boys and the Kane St. Midgets. Going back even further, we have The Slaughterhouse Gang, The Swamp Angels, The Tub of Blood Bunch, The Molasses Gang, and the Dead Rabbits.
To all modern gang members: Bring back outlandish weaponry, names, and outfits. This is the kind of gang warfare I can get behind.
"I absolutely can’t believe that they’re going to put these United Colors of Benetton kids into a high-rise in the middle of downtown brooklyn. Talk about some post-apocalyptic shit. I grew up BLACK in New York, and even I didn’t set foot in Downtown Brooklyn until I was 30…"
Now they got some camera-ready glossy-ass Real Dolls™ living in a rotating health club above where the old Church’s fried chicken used to be.
…it’s times like this I wish I was a real black guy, a thick darkskinned brotha from east flatbush with a big-ass ‘fro pick, instead of my little software engineering over-educated ass, so that I could summon a crew of like-minded ignorant black gentlemen with nothing to live for such that we could go and beat the FUCK out of these little survivor wanabees and take a dump in their hottub.”
Amazing. There is even a full page synopsis of a hypothetical reality show called Dead Dog Island, in which celebrities are asked to name their favorite dog, and are subsequently given a dead dog which they must cook and eat. One of many money quotes:
"But hopefully not one of those sandwhiches from Subway with beef and alfalfa sprouts sticking out, like a Florida retiree’s bikini bottom."
“I slept in my clothes, because the last time they came, I was in my underwear with my dong hanging out and shit," Defiant said of a past raid.”—Teens await arrest after Comcast attack I love web journalism.