Puerto Rico

If we admit them, we’ll have to admit a slave state too. It’s more complicated than it looks.

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the best age

The twenties were the best. Hardly anyone you knew was dying.

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Oh my God, look at these six people

OH MY GOD LOOK AT THESE SIX PEOPLE

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“Damn he is playing the hell out of that jug”

Also, that may as well be Wolfman Jack on the keyboard.

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Clocks ticking slowly dividing the day up

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Memo to termites

If you’re so attracted to light, there’s a god damn sun on all during the daytime you can feel free to mob. 

Fucking things.

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thank you for being a friend

Each and every one of the five guys in this video, including Andrew Gold who I assume is the responsible party, had to try to find something in himself that would make doing this alright.

And I think they succeeded. Every face is at peace with the schmaltz.

It’s a sweet song.

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This is not my favorite version of Radiation Vibe

but it’s still awesome. 

Hem’s cover is my go-to version. 

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100 years ago. It is startling how much we’ve lost.

Theda Bara, Cleopatra, 1917.

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Dolores O’Riordan

I love Dolores O’Riordan’s story. I’m a sucker for poor Irish lasses.

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Smoke em if you got em

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Saddle up

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Why go half way?

It’s a singalong, everybody!

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A Given

It is the Lord’s will that you not remain sober all the days of your lives. It pleases Him that you do not.

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Never stood a chance

The Hispaniolan Edible Rat became extinct no later than 1546 AD.

Other species that were wiped out shortly after European settlement include the Cucumber-faced Lumbering Delicious Sloth of Massapequa and the Flightless Ham-sandwiched Lardbird of Nova Scotia.

The world has become less tasty for their loss.

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Who are the adults of the adult world? Lawyers. That’s why everybody hates them, and nobody can do without them.

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$151,000, just sitting there in a market-tracking account, makes as much money every year as a full-time minimum-wage worker.

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Trump is a moron.

insurmountablerat

In a Vanity Fair story:

Recent allegations made by media commentator Judge Andrew Napolitano about G.C.H.Q. being asked to conduct ‘wiretapping’ against the then president-elect are nonsense,” the British spy agency said in a notably pointed statement. “They are utterly ridiculous and should be ignored.”

 

This is the first evidence I’ve seen that foreign governments think Trump is an authentic moron, and they have no qualms with politely saying so out loud. Good for foreign governments!

 

Q: “What do you think about the people who came up with this crazy-ass conspiracy idea?”

A: “They are utterly ridiculous and should be ignored.”

 

Later in the story, Trump refuses to apologize, and says he was only quoting someone:  “All we did was quote a very talented legal mind.” Hey, you can probably walk fifty paces in any direction from your chair in the Oval Office and find somebody standing there who knows the answer, and will tell it to you. You god-damned moron. This “I don’t know, I read it somewhere” shit is horrifying  coming from the president of the United States and needs to stop.

 

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Let’s keep one thing straight

People, the only reason we know about things is the press. People.
We wouldn’t know about Russia or China or global warming or Trump or Wikileaks without the press. We wouldn’t know fuck-all. The press is *how* we’re free.

People, people, people.

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selfie

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