Monthly Archives: December 2010

Rip Torn Allowed to Do As He Likes, for Comedy

They should’ve given him a Medal: LITCHFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Prosecutors say actor Rip Torn has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from allegations he broke into a Connecticut bank while drunk and armed… the Emmy Award-winning actor pleaded guilty Tuesday to … Continue reading

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When in Doubt, Emulate Jay Leno

http://www.saatchionline.com/art/view/artist/16192/art/61024 Tero Nurminen doesn’t seem to be lacking in technical proficiency, he just has bad ideas. All of this Thigh-Master kitsch would have been tiring had it been done sometime in 1991, but this piece was done in 2009! Are … Continue reading

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Colossal Idiot Makes the Most Idiotic Argument He Can Think Of

(Marine Commandant Gen. James Amos is the one who looks like David Broder, not doing a Nazi salute, on your right.) Did you know that United States Marines were mentally deficient big babies, unable to protect themselves or others in … Continue reading

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Everything Old is New Again

Did you think this sort of thing had been settled back in 1966 or so, when Naked Lunch was finally declared protected speech? Nope: http://arstechnica.com/media/news/2010/12/amazons-latest-kindle-deletion-erot… Self-published author Selena Kitt was first notified that the print version of one of her … Continue reading

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When Having Your Own Highway Isn’t Enough

http://thinkprogress.org/2010/12/15/muslim-hotel-workers-israelis/ The Washington Post reports today Muslim workers at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, DC “said they felt discriminated against after being barred over the weekend from floors where an Israeli delegation was staying.” One supervisor reportedly explained to … Continue reading

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An Endorsement of Those Who Are Already in Agreement

The always amicable Amelie Gillette is, of course, correct that Peep Show is worth watching (although less this season than in the past– the writing seems sort of directionless– we’ve seen Mark urinate in retaliation previously, and SuperHans has tried giving … Continue reading

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Sorry, Your Religious Commercial is Getting in the Way of Our Scientific History

A truly excellent, thoughtful review from Edward Rothstein of the “1001 Inventions” on view through April 24 at the New York Hall of Science, Queens: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/10/arts/design/10museum.html There aren’t 1,001 inventions on display, but those that are, along with the ideas described, … Continue reading

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