Quote of the week

From cosmo_drazi:

“I know what you’re thinking. ‘Did he send six pings or only five?’ Well, to tell you the truth, with all this packet loss I kind of lost track myself. But being as this is an ICMP echo request, the most straightforward protocol in the world, and would DDoS your server clean off, you’ve got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel laggy? Well, do ya, punk?”

No, this doesn’t count as my daily post. That will come later. But this is still awesome.

Return of Van Voorhees

Iowahawk is back with another brilliant piece from T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII, this time addressing the latest drama within the Conservative movement. (I hear it in my head as being read by Colin Firth, in his role as Jack Worthing.)  The money quote, in my opinion, is this:

Let us conservatives take comfort in that assurance, and in the fact that no matter what new taxes he has in mind, Mr. Obama has certain assembled a cabinet with no personal enthusiasm for paying them.

Brilliant, as always.

Please be joking

I love how last time I posted I talked about being more consistent in writing, and then a week went by without me doing anything here. I’m awesome like that.

So I’ll be starting off today with gaffes and appalling statements made by famous people! Yay! Let’s get started.

President Obama: “[The] nation that invented the automobile cannot walk away from it.”  Except it was Germany that invented it, not us. Oops!

Vice President Biden: “I’m embarassed, I don’t know the website number… I should have it in front of me…” I’ll steal Ace’s comment on this one: “Thank God we dodged that idiot Palin as VP, huh?”

And my personal favorite:

A Senior White House Official: “President Obama has accomplished more in 30 days than any president in modern history.” How high are these people, and what are they on? And where can I get some?

The People vs. George Lucas

As a long-time Star Wars geek, I thought the prequel movies were terrible. The 3rd was the best of the three, and my initial reaction was “that was actually pretty good,” but after rewatching it I realized that the evening’s Starbucks coffee must have been laced with hallucinogens, because the steaming pile of dog turds presented to me on the screen was nothing compared to the Star Wars I remembered. I remember telling someone that I felt like George Lucas had raped my inner child with those films, and I still view anything he touches with a certain distrust.

And it’s because of people like me that a group of fans have decided to explore the phenomenon that is George Lucas Hatred, with a documentary called The People vs. George Lucas. There’s a trailer up on there to get an idea of what you’re in for.

But my irritation with Lucas comes nowhere near that of this fellow, who may have just secured himself a spot in the film:

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