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11 Aug, 2010

The Ballad of Steven Slater

Posted by: Dave In: Current Affairs|Travel

This song was inspired by a recent event on a Jet Blue airline where a male flight attendant got fed up with the actions of a passenger and cursed out the passenger over the intercom system and then activated the inflatable emergency slide and exited the plane. According to the New York Times article: Mr. […]

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29 Jul, 2010

Amish population boom

Posted by: Dave In: Current Affairs|History

According to a recent Wall Street Journal blog post: The number of Amish in North America has doubled since 1991 and their distinctive communities can now be found in Canada as well as 28 U.S. states, including unlikely ones like Texas and Maine. The full article has an interesting chart with Amish population by state. […]

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Video link Underground comic book pioneer, Harvey Pekar, died today. He was 70 years old. His most famous series “American Splendor” was an autobiographical chronicle that started in the late 70s and lasted several decades. Actor, Paul Giamatti, played Pekar in the 2003 movie adaptation of Pekar’s “American Splendor.” If you haven’t seen it, you […]

06 Oct, 2008

Fox News Lil’ O’reilly

Posted by: Dave In: Current Affairs|Humor|Political

Video link. “Your dirty sex makes God send hurricanes.” Genius. – Dave

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Video link This interview of Sarah Palin by Katie Couric is almost too painful to watch. I can only imagine Palin during the vice presidential debates with Joe Biden. It will be like Godzilla stepping on Bambi. -Dave

George Carlin died yesterday of heart failure.  He was 71 years old, but had the mouth of a 18 year old sailor. Famous for his 7 words you can’t say on TV.  Well, since I’m paying for bandwidth and hosting here, I can say anything I want.  So, this is for you George: Shit, Piss, […]

Diebold Accidentally Leaks Results Of 2008 Election Early

09 Jan, 2008

A tank cozy

Posted by: Dave In: Current Affairs|Design|DIY|Weird

From http://www.marianneart.dk/ A combat tank which was used in World War II was the setting for this work of art. As a protest against the Danish (USA´s, UK´s) involvement in the war in Iraq the tank was covered from the canon to the caterpillar tracks with knitted and crocheted squares made with pink yarn The […]

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From The Onion I love the Onion. -Dave

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  • Dave: Not sure, Bryan, but I'd love to know where Craig lives.
  • Bryan Hanks: What city were those in?
  • Kevin David Anderson: check out our other wreaths at: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150452725264516.391111.360128594515&type=3
  • epiphenita: Like Tom Waits without the music.
  • epiphenita: Reminds me of my good friend's artwork: http://victoriacarlson.blogspot.com/2009/06/untitled.html
  • Dave: I think someone should make some dance music from those "WHOAHs."
  • epiphenita: Oh, Dave. That was tonic to my soul. Perfect. I vote for an exorcism.
  • Dave: Hmm, looks sober to me.
  • Scott: I'm thinking that the guy with the hat might have had a drink or two before this picture was taken. Just a hunch...
  • Scott: There's a roleplaying scenario just waiting to be written based on these pictures. :-)


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