Monthly Archives: February 2007

Conservapedia

Because anything that isn’t explicitly Conservative is automatically biased against Conservatives, there is now a Conservapedia to balance out Wikipedia.

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The Upper Limit of Awesome

 The Upper Limit of Awesome

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George Takei Responds to Hatred with Love

This video of George Takei (Mr. Sulu) responding to Tim Hardaway’s “I hate gays” comment is fucking awesome.

Also, here’s a completely bizarre quote from Michael Medved:

Tim Hardaway (and most of his former NBA teammates) wouldn’t welcome openly gay players into the locker room any more than they’d welcome profoundly unattractive, morbidly obese women. I specify unattractive females because if a young lady is attractive (or, even better, downright “hot”) most guys, very much including the notorious love machines of the National Basketball Association, would probably welcome her joining their showers. The ill-favored, grossly overweight female is the right counterpart to a gay male because, like the homosexual, she causes discomfort due to the fact that attraction can only operate in one direction. She might well feel drawn to the straight guys with whom she’s grouped, while they feel downright repulsed at the very idea of sex with her.

I just wish we really could live in a world where gay men and fat chicks weren’t oppressively lusting after poor basketball players. 🙁

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The Police Reunion

I’m probably going to skip the Police reunion tour. I’m interested, but stadium shows suck. The New York Times has an article about the old and new tensions, and I found this bit about their recent rehearsals pretty funny:

The Vancouver rehearsal studio where they eventually reunited was a long way from the Police’s do-it-yourself beginnings in punk-era London. A film crew was on hand to make the inevitable documentary, with bright lights, makeup for the band members and a camera on semicircular tracks rolling around their setup. A caterer served lobster for dinner.

For pre- and post-rehearsal workouts there was a Pilates trainer who brought along with her a machine called, coincidentally, a Group Reformer. A beat-up guitar that Mr. Summers is playing isn’t the one that toured the world with him in the early 1980s; it’s an exact replica made by Fender, copying every nick, chip and scrape as well as the pickups (made by Fender’s rival, Gibson) and custom electronics inside. It’s part of a limited edition of 250 that sold out at $15,000 each — a measure of Mr. Summers’s lasting reputation among musicians and guitar geeks.

(My emphasis)
via Idolator

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10 Words Regarding Mr. President

Every year, Pew runs a poll where they ask people which one word best describes the President. This year’s top ten:

1. Incompetent
2. Arrogant
2. (tie) Honest
4. Good
5. Idiot
6. Integrity
6. (tie) Leader
8. Strong
9. Stupid
10. Ignorant

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Wet Cats

 Wet Cats Wet cats.
via Cynical-C

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The Himalayan Surge

A giant chunk of rock is sinking under the Earth’s surface. It used to be connected to the bottom of the Himalayan mountains, and when it broke off, the mountains rose up by as much as 2 kilometers.

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A Highjacker Goes Down

A fast-thinking pilot, with the help of passengers, fooled a gunman who had hijacked a jetliner flying from Africa to the Canary Islands, braking hard upon landing then quickly accelerating to knock the man down so travellers could pounce on him, Spanish officials said Friday.

Rarely is my heart so warmed by a story about regular people throwing boiling water on a man’s face as they beat him.
via Boing Boing

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Pakistani Clerics Take Polio’s Side

The parents of 24,000 children in northern Pakistan refused to allow health workers to administer polio vaccinations last month, mostly due to rumours that the harmless vaccine was an American plot to sterilise innocent Muslim children.

The disinformation – spread by extremist clerics using mosque loudspeakers and illegal radio stations, and by word of mouth – has caused a sharp jump in polio cases in Pakistan and hit global efforts to eradicate the debilitating disease.

Nice one, clerics. You really nailed those fucking Americans with this one. I mean “the enemy of my enemy…” and all that.

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Painted Mountain

Villagers in southwestern China are puzzled by a county government’s decision to paint an entire barren mountainside green.

via The Morning News

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