This post is in response to a rather heated argument I had with a friend today about the merits of American global hegemony, such as it exists. I tried to convince him that it was generally a good thing to have a generally good country like America exerting its influence across the globe in its [...]
Combine this image with text in the LolCat Builder, post the results somewhere, and add a link to them in the comments. There’s a prize for the lulziest entry.
With such a selfless devotion to the greater good, ants are the model citizens of any repressive totalitarian society. They even use their bodies to span any gaps in their little routes. Quite remarkable stuff. This video is required posting when blogging about anything to do with ants. It has the totalitarian, selfless theme in [...]
I first saw this after I’d had a few beers, and watching it now I still find it funny, so I thought it was worth blogging.
1. Gain access to desktop PC 2. Open internet browser 3. Go to http://www.meatspin.com 4. Leave
According to RTÉ’s One O’Clock News, Fianna Fáil may well have an overall majority. The Irish electorate ought to be ashamed of itself.
I’m not a natural Green party supporter. They’re instinctively lefty on economic issues, and their ‘think about the children’ election campaign left me cold, given my mortal fear of ever being a father. However, I do not doubt their sincerity on the issue of the environment, and they are the party most likely to try [...]
Mine are: 1. Green Party (Dan Boyle) 2. Fianna Fáil (Micháel Martin) 3. Fine Gael (Deirdre Clune/Simon Coveney) / PDs (John Minihan) The first preference is hardly surprising. I don’t like their socialism-lite economic policies, but at least they’re serious about the environment. As for the second, I’m by no means a dyed-the-wool Fianna Fáiler, [...]
“Once you’ve got Baghdad, it’s not clear what you do with it. . . . It’s not clear what kind of government you would put in. . . . How much credibility is [that] government going to have if it’s set up by the United States military?. . . . To have American military forces [...]
Two heartfelt tributes to the departed fat man by Christopher Hitchens. “If you gave Falwell an enema he could be buried in a matchbox.” Haha, eat it Fox News! Expert IRL trolling from Hitchens…
John Hodgman is one of the few funny comedians on The Daily Show besides John Stewart. He has a blog here.
Old, but still the best candidate (from either party). His position on the Iraq war is going to ruin his chances though, and in any case I doubt he’ll get through the primaries. His ‘we do not torture people’ message didn’t seem too popular in Fox’s South Carolina debate during the week. A light-hearted synopsis [...]
There’s a campaign under way in some quarters of the world to boycott the Olympics because of China’s compliance with the genocide underway in Darfur. I don’t think it will succeed, but Beijing is none too happy about it. The real issue here is, I think, who watches the Olympics anyway? I’ll watch every World [...]keep looking »