Back at Work and Dreaming of Vacation…
Posted on December 29th, 2008 at 12:58 pm by Steve

Taken from this hilarious and time-wasting set of images of Star Wars figurines in… unexpected tableaux.

Yep. I’m back at work!

Yes We Can Make LOLCats
Posted on December 26th, 2008 at 2:42 am by Steve

Message from Detroit
Posted on December 21st, 2008 at 4:37 pm by dr.hoo


It Had to Happen: Sock and Awe
Posted on December 19th, 2008 at 10:43 am by Steve

Click to play!
I love the interwebs.

My Current View of Obama
Posted on December 18th, 2008 at 1:04 pm by Steve

Looks a lot like this:

Yes, that’s the underside of a bus. Meaning, I’m pretty sure I just got thrown under it:

President-elect Barack Obama’s swearing-in ceremony will feature big names like minister Rick Warren… Warren, the prominent evangelical and founder of the Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California, will deliver the ceremony’s invocation.

Rick Warren isn’t just anti-gay, he’s one of the key organizers supporting the ban on gay marriage in California. He’s a bully with a pulpit, who consistently spews lies and bigotry towards gay people, cloaked in the language of his religion. Here’s Pastor Warren on gay marriage:

“The issue to me, I’m not opposed to that as much as I’m opposed to redefinition of a 5,000 year definition of marriage. I’m opposed to having a brother and sister being together and calling that marriage. I’m opposed to an older guy marrying a child and calling that marriage. I’m opposed to one guy having multiple wives and calling that marriage.”

Obama defended his choice of Pastor Warren by saying, “it is important for America to come together even though we may have disagreements on certain social issues.”

I’m assuming that means he’ll be inviting David Duke to speak at next year’s Martin Luther King Day celebration? After all, Duke is opposed to interracial marriages, and it’s important to “come together even though we may have disagreements on certain social issues.”

I can’t tell you how good it feels to have the President-elect tell me that my civil and human rights are nothing more than “certain social issues” on which people of good conscience can “disagree.”

Apropos of The Great Leap Forward, Below
Posted on December 18th, 2008 at 10:36 am by Steve

The Great Leap Forward!
Posted on December 16th, 2008 at 12:50 pm by Steve

Chairman Meow

More Signs of Progress in Iraq
Posted on December 15th, 2008 at 4:01 pm by Steve

Sometimes it’s hard to tell when the New York Times is being ironic:

Mr. Bush’s arrival in Iraq during daylight hours was one measure of progress; his first visit on Thanksgiving Day 2003 took place entirely at night.

Sneaking into the country five years after the invasion during the day instead of at night and having shoes thrown at him during a press conference… yes, indeedy, those are sure signs of progress!

Unlike America, Where Shoe-Throwing Is a Sign of Respect
Posted on December 15th, 2008 at 11:52 am by Steve

All the news orgs doing it. BBC:

The soles of shoes are considered the ultimate insult in Arab culture.


Hurling shoes at someone, or sitting so that the bottom of a shoe faces another person, is considered an insult among Muslims.

The New York Times (from an earlier shoe-throwing episode):

During the argument, heated words were exchanged and shoes were thrown, a severe insult in the Arab world.

This persistently stupid meme has been harped upon by The Angry Arab for quite some time now.

Branding the Candidate
Posted on December 14th, 2008 at 3:17 pm by MiniTrue

The logo for Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign was brilliant– adaptable, simple, striking, iconic. LogoDesignLove has a look at the other ideas floated that were not used. This, I should note, is for real- it’s not a bit.

Here’s the page.


(Spotted on Americablog which you should also be reading regularly.)

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