Wednesday, October 29, 2008

My Brother Singing "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun"

Posh Nosh

I saw this cooking show parody while staying up late and watching public television in the Untied States, where I live.

From the show's BBC2 website:
Welcome to the world of POSH NOSH. For me, this is a dream come true. All my life, I've wanted to bring extraordinary food to ordinary people.

This website contains some of the recipes featured in our award-waiting BBC2 series. You may find some of them difficult at first. The techniques are complex, true. And, yes I agree, the language is unusual and hard. But I know you wouldn't want it any other way. Extraordinary food should never be simple. And it certainly mustn't be cheap. One of the lovely things about having a website is that it keeps out people who can't even afford a computer!
[via BBC2 Posh Nosh]

Here are all eight (there may be nine), 10 minute episodes on Your Tube and My Space:
1. Architect's Fish and Chips.
2. Birthday Parties.
3. Paella.
4. Beautiful Food.
5. Bread & Butter Pudding.
6. Leftovers.
7. Sauces.
8. Comfort Food.
9. (which allegedly exists, according to the imdb, but I doubt it) Gilled Sole.

Also and Lastly: Here's an unusually thorough Wikipedia entry. (Bless you, Wikipedia.)

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The Discreet Charm Of Anonymous People Online

I pinch your cheek, whoever was playing with Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst's Wikipedia entry. [Via Me!]

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Warren Sinclair (as Kevin McAlister)

Way back in summer 2001, one of the original visual inspirations for how I would draw Warren was Home Alone-era Macaulay Culkin. It's never really felt obvious to me, until I saw him tonight drawn in a holiday sweater. "Aaaaaahhhhhhhhh!"

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Monday, October 20, 2008

Thing I Didn't Know I Loved With All My Heart: Heavy Sarcasm

I guess it's a sign that I'm getting older, but sometimes when I look at party photos of cool hipster parties, it just seems like the kids are younger and younger. I think one of those signs that you're getting over the cool hill is when you start noticing you're older than anyone in a band worth listening to. I feel geriatric for being old enough to rent a car. At this point in my life, I might as well throw in the towel and start wearing Clarks and talking about the produce I bought at the farmer's market. I mean, this kid barely looks out of high school, right?
[Via Sorry I Missed Your Party]

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The Most Important Question About Full House

Full House was a show that was done for ten-year-olds. The critics hated it. They said terrible, terrible things about it. But it should have been reviewed by ten-year-olds. That’s who it was made for. They loved it. And if they loved it, great. Why the hell does a fifty-year-old guy working at a big newspaper have to tell me I’m a piece of crap?—Bob Saget via Shut Up Internet, which provides literally zero support on when, where or in what context Saget said this. Thanks for nothing, guys.

[Update: It's from this article in Esquire. Rahul figured it out, because "He genius."]

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Thing I Didn't Know I Loved With All My Heart: Indeep

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Weirdly Accurate And Topical

Thursday, October 16, 2008

I've Got A Game Changer For Obama/Biden

A Saturday photo-op where Joe Biden shows the American people that he also can field dress a moose.

(Amirite, ppl?! Huh!? Amirite!?)

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Chanel Guitar Bag

I am often appalled and delighted by deftly executed opulence: for instance this (very cool-looking) Chanel guitar bag wherein form follows function only to pants function and run off laughing, "All art is quite useless!"

Image: Matteo Volta for

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This Was My Major Impression Of The 3rd Debate

Stop placating your base, McCain, and lunge for the youth vote! Less Joe, more Zeke!

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Monday, October 13, 2008

I Need Something Not Political Up Here

I Swear These People Are About To Make Me Ignorant Up In Here.

What they heck is wrong with you West Plains, Missouri? [Via the Springfield, Missouri News-Leader]

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Sunday, October 12, 2008

When Chuck Norris plays Monopoly, it affects the actual world economy.

And when Chuck Norris incoherently repeats a factually inaccurate story about China drilling oil off the Florida coast, it's punditry.

[Via, Mike C. at Politico| Also: Rahul owns this comment thread, it's super good!]

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Friday, October 10, 2008

Diagramming Sarah Palin's Sentences

I recognize this Slate article is both mean and unfair. (Anyone who has ever transcribed a verbal interview with anyone recognizes how totally syntactically fuzzy conversational speech is.) However, I love diagramming sentences—and, honestly, these are some choice (tortured) specimens. [Thanks, Alex!]

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Thursday, October 09, 2008

I Want To Know Where I Can Find This Larger!


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Some Kind Of Monster

I know maybe this isn't James Hetfield, but isn't it? In spirit?

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Wednesday, October 08, 2008

October 31st is coming up and that means Goth Christmas

I think this is a solid costume:

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Albino Alligator

Okay, I'll level with you guys.

I am only posting this to move that post off the main page with the (otherwise great) video from "The Real News"—the one that starts automatically.

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Can you technically even be a "maverick" and espouse something other than a classically liberal, progressive ideology?

That's the question posed by John Swartz in this NYT's column that delves not just into the etymology of the term—which began with a 17th Century member of the Maverick family, who "got into trouble with the law over his agitation for the rights of indentured servants"—but also the current low opinion the Maverick family has of McCain and Palin using their family name today.

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Sunday, October 05, 2008

Uh Oh! Secret Muslim!

[Via WSJ]
The Republican Party cited a large amount of money coming to the Democratic presidential candidate from overseas, and a small amount of money that he has returned from foreigners, in explaining their complaint.

The party's lawyers also pointed to news reports of foreigners giving money to Sen. Obama, although the Obama campaign says it has either rejected or returned the money.

"We see this as a wide-scale problem for the Obama campaign," said Sean Cairncross, chief counsel for the Republican National Committee. "This is more money than has ever flowed into a presidential campaign."

Ignoring for a second that this audit may have some degree of validity, I think that given the McCain campaign's recent level of restraint we're in for some particularly ugly attack ads.

"Seckrit Musalim Terrorizer!"

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Thursday, October 02, 2008

I Won't Buy This Vodka, But I Love Its Pitch

Dan Aykroyd intentionally conveying total bullshit with (false) conviction is always hilarious.

[Uh, maybe he does believe what he's talking about.]

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Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Would Biblical Prophecies Influence Palin's Foreign Policy Positions? [Holy Crap]