May 31, 2010

Foxsuckers R' Funny

This is so ridiculous that it should probably be included with my Sunday Funnies. 

Joe McGinniss may be acting silly and behaving badly by renting that house, but the man shown on that balcony, even in the most drug-induced hallucination, isn't posing any threat. Binoculars? Don't see any. Looks like he's on the phone. Even my bad eyes can see he's facing the opposite direction. 

So help me out here... how many of Mercedes' and Kelly's insane charges would apply not just to Joe McGinniss, but to any renter in that particular house? 

Looking in her windows? Yep anyone could, if she had them open.

Seeing the children in the pool? Yep, anybody looking that way.

Overhearing conversations in the back yard? If they were loud enough, yep.

Intruding on private affairs? Aw, give me a break. The houses are next door to each other.

The bimbo even went to the point of predicting McGinniss would be watching through the imaginary binoculars. 

Bloody hell. What a maroon. 


Monday Rememberance

In 1968 Congress passed the Uniform Holiday Act, moving Memorial Day from it's traditional, fixed date of May 30th to the generic last Monday in May. This act, while creating nice 3-day holidays for American workers, had the unintended effect of trivializing the meaning of this day. 

So long as we have wars we will require warriors, and must never forget those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. The following represents a sample offering from some of America's editorial cartoonists, and how these often very astute visual artists see the meaning of the day.

I dream of a day without war...

May 30, 2010

Sunday Funnies

May 29, 2010

Billy bought it

Dennis Hopper, that oh so iconic actor of the 50’s and 60’s, Born May 17, 1936 in Dodge City, Kansas, died Friday at his home in Venice, California.

Billy is dead. RIP Easy Rider.


Monday Music on Saturday

I've got a little something else planned for Monday, so I figured I should do my weekly music feature today. Hope you don't mind. The following needs no commentary, and it does relate to Monday, in a very large way.


May 26, 2010

The price of it all

The traveling wall arrived in my neighborhood today. I hope the turnout is massive, but I can't do it. There are too many names I know. Once was all it took for me to recognize that I couldn't do it again.

The history is important to learn for those young enough and fortunate enough never to have had the experience, but for my generation the emotion is difficult.

The vets from today's wars will likely suffer something similar. One of these days, maybe, we won't have to fret over war memorials.

May 25, 2010

Texans for Rick Perry?

This little reminder is mostly for Texans planning to vote for Rick Perry, but the rest of y'all should remember that Gov. Goodhair has presidential aspirations...

10 Grand a month is only the rent. Once you add in the utilities, communications expenses, security, transportation cost, and those little tea parties, ol' Goodhair is fleecing Texas taxpayers for close to $100K monthly... just for his digs.

Yep, certainly a better choice than those old tax and spend Democrats.



Rational conversation with irrational people

Young earth creationists are an animated lot. Of course not all of them are exactly the same as any other. In fact I don’t think I’ve ever found two Xtians with totally identical beliefs. Like all mythologies, Xtianism is a cafeteria system. Don’t like beets? Try the cabbage with bacon. Oh, and I’ll have a little of that mac and cheese too.

Anyway, as I was saying, the young earth lot appear more animated than your stodgy, run-of-the-mill creationist. It seems easier to offend a young-earther with even the simplest of logic.

Take science. Young-earthers deny most science. They especially deny anything remotely Darwinian in nature. Evolution is a direct threat to young earth myth, and bible thumpers do not like their simple minds to be threatened. They tend to react in remarkably un-christ like fashion.

Don’t you find that odd? Gandhi’s insightful words come to mind.

Anyway, I was talking about how young-earthers deny the scientific disciplines. But even this is like I said before… a cafeteria-like situation. They deny physical, biological, chemical and geological evidence of evolution, yet they are perfectly willing to use physics, biology, chemistry and geology when the product can be twisted to support the delusion of the day.

Take the Shroud of Turin. It was perfectly okay to accept carbon dating as evidence of the age of the shroud, but using the same method to determine the age of fossils is dismissed as god testing our faith. The results of the first are sound, those of the second somehow altered by the hand of god to see if we are on our toes.

Guess I flunked that test.

So, you might wonder, what exactly was the muse for this bit of musing…

Well, you see, when I got home today I found a book in a plastic bag hanging from my door. It was a book I had loaned a neighbor a few days ago.

We’ve had something going on in the neighborhood that has caused neighbor to visit neighbor a bit more frequently than in the past, and a few days ago this neighbor came by. We had coffee and a conversation that led to me deciding to loan him a book. The book was Carl Sagan’s, The Dragons of Eden.

Today I found it hanging from my door in a plastic bag, with a typed note stuffed between the pages. Oh, and I do mean typed. Like on an old fashioned manual Royal or Underwood.

This is what the note said, reproduced as accurately as I can manage.

Dear M. Breath,
I am returning your book “The Dragons of Eden” simply because I am not in agreement with this “Darwinian hogwash.” I read approximately one and a half pages and came to the conclusion; this book is totally the opposite of what I strongly believe. Whatsinaname?????
DRAGONS: Devils/ iniquity
EDEN: God’s creation
Each individual human being has been given free will. He or she has the freedom to choose what they want to believe. I choose to believe “In the beginning, God created man in his own image.” (GENESIS 1-1) The Earth is only 5790 years old!!! The fossil record was formed in the great flood of Noah’s day. Notwithstanding, this is my choice of what I’ve accepted to believe. If you want to believe this evolution crap, that’s your choice and I’ll respect your choice. Furthermore, I also believe that dinosaurs walked the earth with humans. (Why do you think there are so many dragon legends?) “Behold new, Behemeth…” (JOB 40:15)
     It is my opinion that Sagan’s book is what the Apostle Paul prophesied in his first epistle to Timothy 4:1 “But the Spirit explicitly says that in latter times some will fall away from faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons.
     B. Thumper

This particular neighbor is one with whom I’ve been quite friendly, and have helped him out in the past when he fell on hard times. Over the past year or so he’s gotten involved with a new “cowboy” church that popped up a few miles away. Apparently he was in some sort of substance abuse situation and used the church as a crutch to heal himself. In the past months he has turned into quite the religious man. I guess I hadn’t correctly gauged just how religious.

The ignorance of this note is palpable, which doesn’t sound like him at all. I’m still digesting it all, but right now I’m leaning toward outside influence. I’m thinking my neighbor visited with his preacher, and Mr. Preacherman guided him to the good Xtian evaluation of a book that challenged Mr. Preacherman’s kingdom.

The rest of the story is yet to come. I’m sure I’ll learn more in days to come.

News you can't use - and the reason why

In a rather astute evaluation of the reasons finding hard news has become difficult, journalist Tom Foremski points to the quest for the elusive page view.


A stake through the heart?

In a move that may signal the eventual demise of the military's obscenely discriminatory DADT rules, President Obama has indicated support of a compromise that may pave the way for repeal.

About time, don't you think?

May 24, 2010

Monday Music

For anyone who might be wondering, Jerry Samuels is alive, well, and living on the East Coast. He runs a talent agency in the Delaware Valley.

Don’t recognize the name? Jerry is a former singer-songwriter with a one-time top-10 hit song and huge album sales. Perhaps you’ll recognize some of his work…

Don’t recognize that one? Well, maybe this one is more familiar.

Still no? Lets try another…

Or this one?

Okay, by now surely you’ve figured out that Jerry is also known as Napoleon XIV, but perhaps you still don’t know this rather creative dude. As I said earlier, he had only the one hit. In 1966, “They’re Coming to Take Me Away” hit number 3 on Billboard’s top 10.

If you don’t know this one you’ve lived a seriously sheltered life.

May 23, 2010

Well, there you have it

Over and over again I've asked...

What is the difference between them and us...


Here is everything you ever needed to know about Christianity.

And now we know...

There is no difference.


Sunday Funnies