Archive | July, 2008

You Will Travel Far, My Little Kal-Al

You Will Travel Far, My Little Kal-Al

Posted on 30 July 2008 by Ed Z

The Onion is awesome.

Photo taken from The Onion.

Al
Gore Places Infant Son In Rocket To Escape Dying Planet

 

Former vice president Al
Gore—who for the past three decades has unsuccessfully attempted
to warn humanity of the coming destruction of our planet, only to
be mocked and derided by the very people he has tried to
save—launched his infant son into space Monday in the faint hope
that his only child would reach the safety of another world.

Via The
Corner

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Lohan Doesn’t Like Smelly Homeless Guy

Posted on 29 July 2008 by Ed Z

Why? Because it is frickin funny!!

Scent of a Man
Interrupts Lohan and Ronson

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Something We’ve Seen Before

Something We’ve Seen Before

Posted on 25 July 2008 by Ed Z

This looks familiar.

Hmmm….

 

Reader GK wonders if there is room for one more on images of what he referred
to as the Saint
Threesome: Marx, Engels and Lenin
.

Though, he is glad that old masters of state propaganda were able to find
employment.

 

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T4: Terminator Salvation

T4: Terminator Salvation

Posted on 22 July 2008 by Ed Z

Maybe I’m late to the party, but I just found out there is a fourth
Terminator movie due out in May, 2009 called Terminator
Salvation
.

In the highly anticipated
new installment of "The Terminator" film franchise, set
in post-apocalyptic 2018, Christian Bale stars as John Connor, the
man fated to lead the human resistance against Skynet and its army
of Terminators. But the future Connor was raised to believe in is
altered in part by the appearance of Marcus Wright (Sam
Worthington), a stranger whose last memory is of being on death
row. Connor must decide whether Marcus has been sent from the
future, or rescued from the past. As Skynet prepares its final
onslaught, Connor and Marcus both embark on an odyssey that takes
them into the heart of Skynet’s operations, where they uncover the
terrible secret behind the possible annihilation of mankind.

Bale has successfully resurrected the Batman franchise so I’m
going to be cautiously optimistic about this one.  I think he is a great
actor and hopefully he chose wisely in making this film.

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Obama’s Backdrops

Posted on 18 July 2008 by Ed Z

Hot
Air’s Ed Morrissey comments
on Charles Krauthammer’s article, The
Audacity of Vanity
.  Krauthammer’s point: Obama has done nothing to
deserve that backdrop for his campaign.  Krauthammer writes, "It’s as
if a German pol took a campaign trip to America and demanded the Statue of
Liberty as a venue for a campaign speech", and is on the money.

Morrissey adds Obama’s now famous quote, "So it’s not surprising then
that they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who
aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way
to explain their frustrations."  And calls this "the elitist
opinion that God only exists for people when the State fails".

The two pieces above are a great lesson in the arrogance that is Obama. 
Obama’s existence is defined by backdrops. Like that photo you take at an
amusement park with fantastic things going on in the painted background.
Interchangeable to suit his mood, yet when he steps away, he’s nothing.

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Our Beautiful Planet

Our Beautiful Planet

Posted on 18 July 2008 by Ed Z

Earth,
pictured from 31 million miles away
.

NASA’s Deep Impact
spacecraft has created a video of the moon transiting (passing in
front of) Earth as seen from the spacecraft’s point of view 31
million miles away. Scientists are using the video to develop
techniques to study alien worlds.

"Making a video of
Earth from so far away helps the search for other life-bearing
planets in the Universe by giving insights into how a distant,
Earth-like alien world would appear to us," said University
of Maryland astronomer Michael A’Hearn, principal investigator
for the Deep Impact extended mission, called EPOXI.

I just hope this guy isn’t taking a peek.

Where is Sam J. Jones when you need him?

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Chico’s Bail Bonds

Chico’s Bail Bonds

Posted on 16 July 2008 by Ed Z

Here’s a quickie.  After reading this headline on Drudge, World’s
Greatest Dad’ Arrested As Predator
, I was reminded of The
Smoking Gun’s mug shot t-shirt gallery
, which was also linked.  It is a
wonderful trip through the world of regret.

I like how several of the photo subjects have bail bond shirts.  I can
only guess that you get a free t-shirt when you use their services.

 

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Be Back Soon!

Posted on 15 July 2008 by Ed Z

Been terribly busy lately.  Hope to be back at it soon!

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Independence Day

Independence Day

Posted on 04 July 2008 by Ed Z

“I
am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding Generations as the
great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of
Deliverance by Solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be
solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells,
Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this
Time forward forever more.”
– John Adams

Enjoy the day. God bless America.

 

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Faceless People

Faceless People

Posted on 03 July 2008 by Ed Z

File
this under "weird"
.

Photo taken from Daily
Mail Online
.

With the blankest of blank
expressions on their faces, these mysterious figures have been
popping up in the most unlikely of places.

Close inspection of the
pictures rules out an alien invasion – small perforations around
the eye areas of the masks allow the people beneath to see the
world outside.

But nobody knows who the faceless figures, who often appear as
motionless couples are, or why they are turning up at high profile
events.

Theories include the
possibilities that they are limelight-seeking pranksters,
performance artists or that they are at the centre of a viral
marketing campaign for an as-yet unknown product of forthcoming
horror film.

Some speculate it is an ad campaign for Lotus
as they have a domain set up called facelesspeople.com.

Clever.

 

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