Monthly Archives: March 2011

Abandon all shame, ye who enter here

A few days ago, I highlighted a couple of examples of Republicans (Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum, in this case) saying things that didn’t quite make sense, if one defines “making sense” as “having anything whatsofucking ever to do with … Continue reading

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Abandon all sense, ye who enter here

Two examples from just the last news cycle of how the current Republican party has passed beyond the reach of satire, not to mention sanity. First up is Newt Gingrich: “I have two grandchildren — Maggie is 11, Robert is … Continue reading

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The most lucid conversation I’ve heard all day

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So, um, did you like the movie?

An excerpt from Pajiba’s review of Zach Snyder’s Sucker Punch: It’s as if Snyder spent a weekend dropping acid and playing every video game he could find, and developed a series of hallucination-based short films. Then, he came up with … Continue reading

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Pakistani actress shuts down cleric

Shame and repression are the same the world over. Here, Pakistani actress Veena Malik holds her own against a Muslim cleric excoriating her for supposedly shaming Pakistan with her appearance on India’s Big Brother clone, Bigg Boss. I love this … Continue reading

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Cry me a river (of sweet, sweet crude)

Let’s all cry a sad little tear over the poor*, misunderstood Koch brothers. Over at Salon, Glenn Greenwald dissects the deluded self-pity of the Koch brothers. I take particular delight in Glenn’s thorough dismantling of the idea that Obama is … Continue reading

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More campaign ads like this, please

Ian Murphy is running as the Green Party candidate in NY-26, which has been vacated by Republican Chris “Shirtless Joe” Lee. Ian Murphy is the editor of the Beast. [Props=Balloon Juice]

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