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And Now For Some (Almost) Porn

It’s probably a sign that there’s something wrong with me, but somehow I find this video charming. It’s composed entirely of just-before-things-get-naughty scenes from porno movies. I guess that knowing what happens next produces a certain tension with the innocent music and images. Warning: In and of itself, it’s safe for work, but technically these […]

Make Them Stop Taking Our Computers

There are many things wrong in this story, but let me focus on this one for the moment: That’s right, not only were they forced to live under the accusation of being child pornographers, but the FBI naturally had to seize all their computers, since they contained all the evidence.  Like nice pictures of their […]

Hail to the King, Baby!

After one final delay (see Gearbox studio head Randy Pitchford’s gracious apology), the long, long, long awaited video game Duke Nukem Forever (a.k.a. “The Chinese Democracy of video games”) is scheduled to ship on June 14, and it’s already gone gold in pre-orders. Check out the latest trailer: I think I actually prefer this older […]

Libertarianism and the Need For Compassion

A few weeks ago, Peter Moskos asked the folks at The Agitator to explain a few things about libertarianism and the need for compassion. Now, in a fit of shameless self-promotion, I’d like to link to my three part answer at Nobody’s Business: Part 1: Ideology Part 2: Force and Freedom Part 3: Compassion Taken […]

Disappointed!

What a friggin’ waste of my time! It’s now 6:22 pm local time and still no Rapture. It was supposed to start at 6:00 pm and I was all ready for it. I had my camera with a basic theodolite setup, and pointing directly towards a local church. Being in a typical American city, there are […]

See Ya

So I hear that someone somewhere is saying the rapture will happen tomorrow. Of course, for my Jewish and Muslim readers this is no big deal, since everyone knows that only Christians are eligible for rapture. Actually, as my co-blogger Ken pointed out to me the other day, only the really good Christians will be […]

TYMURS=UNABOM?

Well…I sure didn’t see this one coming: CHICAGO — The FBI has requested a DNA sample from “Unabomber” Ted Kaczynski as part of its investigation into the 1982 deaths of seven Chicago-area people who took cyanide-laced Tylenol from packages that had been tampered with, officials said Thursday. Wouldn’t that be something? Damn. I remember the […]

Gaming Alexa Blawg Rankings

About a month ago, although he expressed some doubts about the meaningfulness of blog ranking systems, Jamison Koehler published a list of 26 legal blogs along with their ranks according to the Alexa traffic rank tool. His blog’s Alexa rank of 2,011,842 put him at number 12 on the list, just behind me at number […]

Dozer R.I.P.

My big fluffy Ragdoll cat Dozer passed away this morning. We got him from an amimal shelter in 2002 when he was about seven years old. We discovered him in a cage outside the adult cat room. He hadn’t been brushed regularly, so he was the fluffiest cat I had ever seen. I remember the […]

Mayor Daley’s Turning Points

For most of my life, there’s been a Mayor Daley running Chicago. I remember that as a little kid, I didn’t even realize that “Mayor” was a title. When Mayor Richard J. Dailey died in 1976, there was a succession of short-term mayors, including Michael Bilandic (appointed by the city council), Jane Byrne (an insider […]

Exclusive WindySat Imagery!

In an effort to keep you up-to-date, Windypundit has sent its spy satellite (WindySat) to check out the Abbottabad compound in Pakistan to see if we could spot the downed Black Hawk helicopter. Sure enough! There it is. That black “X” shaped object to the left of the building. OK, I admit it. WindySat is down […]

Best Osama Death Reaction Ever

I know this is very, very wrong, but… (Hat tip: Matt Welch)

Trump Craziness Is Deeper Than Birtherism

You’ve all heard about Donald Trump’s weird obsession with Obama’s birth certificate, right? Pretty crazy, huh? You ain’t seen nothing yet. The real crazy shit will come when Trump starts explaining his policy proposals. That’s not a prediction. It’s a memory: CNN November 9, 1999 Billionaire businessman Donald Trump has a plan to pay off the national […]

Death To Tyrants

I’m generally opposed to the death penalty, for what I think are pretty good reasons. But in my heart, I’m not completely opposed to it. That’s because there are people I really want killed — people like Osama bin Laden. Ordinary criminals don’t have that effect on me. Oh, If I read about someone who […]

Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead!

Yes, the Wicked Witch is dead. The world is certainly a better place without Osama Bin Laden in it. I would have preferred that Bin Laden had been captured and put on trial, but I suppose he had no intention of allowing that to happen. A capture and trial would have highlighted the difference between […]

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