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Thursday, July 05, 2012

This Search Engine Kills Fascists

While we in Canada had a crown-wearing Beaver for our national birthday Google Doodle, our neighbours to the south were treated to the work of one of their greatest patriots,  who would have been 100 years old on July 12 14.

Naturally, this did not sit well with the very people Woody claimed his guitar killed. Mainly because, as one of the commenters at Tbogg points out, these people are nuttier than squirrel poop.
And so, we have a little song from Woody for Twitter users @MarciDPorter @DeusVult1911 @PL1776 and @JammieWF


Fingerprints or laziness?

I am enjoying Aaron Sorkin's new series The Newsroom. He pretty much had me at "It's not"

however, I will be listening for Sorokinisms


Wednesday, July 04, 2012

I'll bet your day seems a lot better now, doesn't it?

WARNING: extremely foul video, do not watch while eating, digesting, considering eating, or thinking about using a bathtub, ever.

I woke up yesterday morning to find the toilet overflowing and the bathtub half filled with raw sewage. No, that is not the opening line in a new blues song, that was my July 2nd.
"The horror, the...horror" as Col. Mistah Kurtz would say. I'm not sure anything will ever smell good to me again, ever. And I am definitely sticking to showers from now on.
I know, I know - some people in Attiwapiskat don't even have indoor plumbing. I will be the first to admit that bitching about turd-water in my whirlpool tub is a very very middle-class first-world problem, but a bathtub full of shit is a bathtub full of shit -- and it's not something you want to wake up to, ever.
Our ace superintendent/fix-it guy WS dropped everything and charged over the hill like the Light Brigade, but 4 or 5 hours later his independent entrepreneur plumber guy was a no-show.
Thankfully, WS whistled and BAM! Those "lazy, overpaid union thugs/parasites on the public purse" you hear so much about on SUN TV, who work for the city public works department here were able to come by within an hour on a statutory holiday and unclog the drain at no cost to me. Hurray for public employees!
It turns out a root from our neighbour's maple tree had grown into the old clay sewer line connecting our older home to the street.
Somewhere there's a political joke in here about maple trees, shit and Stephen Harper, but I'm too tired and just plain grossed-out to come up with it right now.

In other news:

Digby asks "Who would Jesus Taser"


Tuesday, July 03, 2012

we stand on guard for theeeee

If the video is acting buggy or has vanished, go look here on YouTube