Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Zombie's Homework Assignment

This is a response to the gauntlet thrown down by the intrepid Zombie, who is unable to post all 500 submissions at zombietime.com.

These are the five submissions that didn't make the cut (one did).

This one is a parody of LOLruses.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Monday, May 21, 2007

The attractions of defeat

I've been meaning to transcribe this for awhile, and I finally got around to it. It's part of an interview from Pajamas Media's Blog Week in Review for 19 Apr 2007. Col. Austin Bay interviews Jeff Goldstein from Protein Wisdom. The whole podcast is worth listening to (it also includes Neo-Neocon), but this one little bit resonated with me quite a bit:
AB: The title of this topic [is] "The Attractions of Defeat." Why does the Left seem to enjoy defeat? Or is that an unfair question?

JG: Well, I'm not sure I agree with the premise. I don't think think that they love defeat, they just have a different definition of victory than maybe you and I do.

AB: What would be their definition of victory be, then, in this case?

JG: Any kind of hamstringing of US military power, for instance. Getting rid of the US as the lone hyperpower, promotes, I don't know, if you want to call it transnational progressivism or whatever you want to call the kind of world government movement. But either way, you see from progressives a desire for an erosion of sovereignty, and for the ascendancy of a kind of world government led by bureaucratic elites, international criminal courts, things like that. You know, the kinds of things where problems are solved by treaties that are signed over extensive hors d'oeuvres. So, solidifying domestic power, and making it impossible for the US to act muscularly on the world stage, I think, would by many progressives be seen as a victory.

Ooh yes. A One World Government, ruled by the types of people the currently populate the UN. Does that make you salivate for the future or what?

Thursday, May 17, 2007

If you like John Bolton

You'll love this.

And here's a comparison between the questions the Republicans got asked on MSNBC versus FoxNews.

100 Movies 100 Quotes 100 Numbers, on YouTube. h/t Ace

Someone cobbled together movie quotes that contain numbers, from 100 to 0. See how many movies you can name.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

The fallacy of requiring proof

Now I've heard it all. A lefty who ridicules people for doubting anthropogenic global warming refers to "the fallacy of requiring proof."

I guess that's related to the fallacy of believing your own lying eyes instead of what the profs tell you in your Womyn's Studies class.

Also at Protein Wisdom.

"Up is down, black is white, Potsie is the Fonz." — Jeff Goldstein