Saturday, November 15, 2014
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Air New Zealand takes you to Middle-earth in safety.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
This is really cute.
When Talia Maselli envisioned her perfect prom date, one man immediately sprang to mind: Vice President Joe Biden.
“Joe Biden makes me laugh,” Maselli said. “He just cracks me up.”
So she mailed Biden a handwritten note last fall asking him to escort her to the Newington High School prom.
“I am inviting you so far in advance because I’m sure many 17-year-old girls send you prom invitations, and I had to beat them to it,” Maselli said in her letter. “I could only tolerate a high school dance if I was to be escorted by the most delightful man in America.”
Maselli, who says she’s interested in politics, considered the invitation a lark and never expected to hear back. A staff member would glance at the note and toss it, she figured.
At about 10 a.m. Thursday, on the eve of the prom, Maselli got a shock. Her doorbell rang, and a deliveryman handed her a wrist corsage. Inside was a handwritten note from Biden.
“I am flattered, but my schedule will not permit me to be in Connecticut on Friday evening,” the vice president said in the note. “But I hope you will accept this corsage and enjoy your prom as much as I did mine.”
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
I’d like to think that Snowball would do the same for me.
Thursday, May 8, 2014
I’ve only seen a couple of episodes of Game of Thrones, but even I get it.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Guess what happens.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Come celebrate TOTAL FREEDOM at BUNDYFEST, just across the road from the Cliven Bundy Ranch, in Bunkerville, Nevada! 240 bands, 24 hours a day, for a SOLID ROCKIN’ MONTH!!!!
*NO PERMITS REQUIRED
*CAMP ABSOLUTELY ANYWHERE
*FULL NUDITY NOT A PROBLEM
*PENIS ERECTION CONTEST: Erect the largest penis in the open desert, win valuable prize! (tbd)
BACKGROUND: For years, we paid permitting fees to hold Burning Man on the beautiful Playa in Northern Nevada. But now, Cliven Bundy has shown us a NEW WAY! ABSOLUTE FREEDOM! Bundy has declared the entire area surrounding Bundy Ranch as a TOTALLY RULES-FREE ZONE! ANYTHING GOES! WOO-HOO!!!
Why should Burning Man end on September 1st? Swing down to Vegas for a few days for some R&R, a few good buffets, and then HEAD ON UP TO BUNDYFEST! All 50,000+ Burning Man participants are invited to attend — and as many more as can make the trip from anywhere in the world! 100,000? 250,000? THE SKY IS THE LIMIT AT BUNDYFEST! The desert surrounding Bundy’s ranch is LIMITLESS!
(PS: BYO outhouse.)
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
More snow and cold hits the Midwest and Northeast.
Pro-government faction leader shot in Thailand.
10,000 or Nothing — Those are the choices for U.S. forces in Afghanistan.
Edward Snowden denies getting help from Russia.
A little late — Retrial sought for 14-year-old executed in 1944.
Fun fact — This is the 2,000 edition of Short Takes.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Okay, so it’s gotten over 18 million hits on YouTube. What’s a few more?
Monday, December 30, 2013
Via Andrew Sullivan.
Dogs would so fall for “Pull My Finger.”
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Via Random Pixels.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Via Andrew Sullivan:
Yes, they’re adorable until the little buggers slash your screens, break into the house, and steal your chocolate.
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Can you identify the make of this car based on the photo below?
Here’s the answer.
Saturday, October 12, 2013
This was my first computer. I still have it in boxes in the garage.
The “get the hook” cane was a nudge against IBM, who was using a Charlie Chaplin lookalike to sell their personal computer.
Friday, September 6, 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Leonard Nimoy and Zachary Quinto face off for a car commercial. Stand by for lots of inside Star Trek references.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Last night at the White House Correspondents Dinner.
Friday, March 22, 2013
CLW and I were chatting about how to fend off obnoxious trolls and this little scene from Star Trek – Voyager came to mind.
That would be so cool.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
…in a galaxy far, far away… the destruction of the Death Star did not happen the way you think.
Via Will Femia at The Maddow Blog.