Links that have made me laugh recently:Two Straight Boys Explore the Intricacies of Grind Dancing Together
: "This is soooo appropriate right now."And now... every "Extreme horror" story ever written
: Begin to scream.I love Josh Brolin
: "Josh Brahlin," he drawled when he took the podium at the National Board of Review awards ceremony, mimicking host Whoopi Goldberg's mispronunciation of his name. "That's how fucking famous I am... I just whispered in her ear, I said, 'What the fuck is the matter with you?' And she goes, 'I don't know. I'm high.'"Fuck Yeah Ryan Gosling
: I think I'm giving you the biggest hug ever.Fuck You Penguin
: I know I've posted this site before, but the funny has dramatically increased in the wake of FUP losing a Weblog Award
. A personal favorite
at the moment. Relevant to my interests: baby pandas
.7 Badass Animals Presidents Have Kept As Pets
: The Brent Spiner lookalike was able to acquire a couple of grizzly bear cubs which he promptly sent to President Jefferson as either a gift or an assassination attempt.
Speaking of the love of my historical life, I've been reading my Christmas presents and I learned something interesting already. I knew that after the British burned down the Library of Congress, Jefferson sold his entire personal library to the federal government below cost to start the restocking (almost 6500 books). What I didn't know is that he was so offended by the destruction that he suggested hiring goons
to burn down a few British buildings in retaliation. Wait, did I say "a few"? "Our present enemy will have the sea to herself, while we shall be equally predominant at land, and shall strip her of all her possessions on this continent. She may burn New York, indeed, by her ships and congreve rockets, in which case we must burn the city of London
by hired incendiaries, of which her starving manufacturers will furnish abundance." Whoa. He let his rage go, though, out of loyalty to James Madison. And this has been Salomé is a giant history nerd.
Other links I have enjoyed:HRC on the subject of female empowerment
: "If half the world's population remains vulnerable to economic, political, legal and social marginalization, our hope of advancing democracy and prosperity is in serious jeopardy. The United States must be an unequivocal and unwavering voice in support of women's rights in every country, on every continent." I had to smoke a cigarette after watching that.
Speaking of politics, Mr. Stewart has been on point lately
. "You didn't need to--you sold ours." Hang on, I need another cigarette. Anyway, like I told Tanis,
I really want some lemon cookies right now
it feels very Frost/Nixon: "I'd like to give Richard Nixon the trial he never had." Oh, if only. However, I was reminded earlier that we are now in the last 100 hours of GWB
, so praise the Lord and pass the ammunition. By the way, don't miss the collection of Jon's impressions of Bush
PEBO had dinner with George Will, Charles Krauthammer, Bill Kristol AND David Brooks
?! Oh, good Lord.
ETA: Chocolate in my peanut butter, pandas in my politics: DC Pandas Celebrate Inauguration With Early Orgy