The fifth season of The Americans starts on FX tonight. Pro-tip: stop watching the news to avoid spoilers.
Category Archives: politik
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
The tragic tale of alt-right patriots who seek to secure economic security through religious iconography but are thwarted by a liberal academic and his Muslim friend. Sad.
What did you think of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade?
A non-comprehensive list of things people are allowed to do in America
A non-comprehensive list of things people are allowed to do in America:
1) Own a gun
2) Fly flags that might offend others
3) Marry someone of the opposite sex
4) Participate in monotheistic religion
5) Act as though any of the above have changed when they have, in fact, not
Quantifying American Arrogance
As a scientist, I’m always looking for ways to quantify the seemingly unquantifiable. I think it’s safe to say that Americans are, whether justifiably or not, arrogant. But what portion of Americans are arrogant? A recent CBS poll finally revealed the answer:
That’s right, 76% of Americans think they can decipher the capricious whims of Sarah Palin. The best I could manage was something about the industrial revolution and a puppy.
In other news, by CBS News math, 52 + 24 + 14 = 100. Furthermore, showed their financial prowess by ritualistically setting more than $732,000 on fire.
Let’s visit Wasilla!
Let’s go on a journey to Wasilla, Alaska, home of Republican Vice-Presidential candidate Sarah Palin, with Jason Jones of the Daily Show.
And now let’s all throw up.
I love this country
Maybe I don’t live in the mostest pro-Americaist state in the land, but guess what, Gov. Palin,
I vote that you’re an idiot.
Lipstick on a pig
To all of the pigs out there, sorry for this very offensive post.
Thoughts on the Democratic Convention
My favorite two moments: 1) When Michelle Obama said, “Who names their kid Barack Obama?” 2) During the Hillary Clinton video, there was a clip of Bill Clinton speaking with the caption “Hillary’s husband”, like we wouldn’t know who it was.
McCain’s advanced internets techniques
I’ll give McCain one thing: he’s a fast learner. It was only earlier this year that he became aware of the internets, and then he said he’d learn how to use email.
Apparently he learned all about blogs also, and that people can leave comments on them. He also discovered that he could set up a reward program for everyone that made positive comments about him!
Later, he used the interwubs to search for information and came across Wikipedia. It had all sorts of good information about Georgia (formerly of the USSR) that he could use for writing speeches!
I can’t wait until he finds YouTube!
Experience isn’t all it’s cracked up to be
Despite the fact that Hillary Clinton has only held elected office for seven years compared to about ten for Barack Obama, she is championing herself as the experience candidate. Recently she’s been touting her role in foreign policy during Bill’s presidency. FactCheck.org breaks it down, it doesn’t sound all that impressive.
One also wonders if “experience” is a useful quality for a president. Electoral-vote.com takes a look at that question, leading off with this comparison:
How good Are experienced presidents, anyway? Suppose you had to choose between two Presidential candidates, one of whom had spent 20 years in Congress plus had considerable other relevant experience and the other of whom had about half a dozen years in the Illinois state legislature and 2 years in Congress. Which one do you think would make a better President?
If you chose #1, congratulations, you picked James Buchanan over Abraham Lincoln.