The news of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision to rescind an Obama era directive that discourages enforcement of federal laws against marijuana in states where marijuana is legal has confounded many. Jimmy Kimmel has done the research and shares with us his discovery of the real motive behind Sessions’ latest action. [Read more…]
Seasons Greetings from the Trumps (including an animatronic Trump!) — Courtesy of the folks at Bad Lip Reading [Read more…]
“You may say to yourself ‘How did I get here?’” and boy, lately I’ve been doing that a lot. Still not sure I know the answer, but I do know it’s important to keep asking …
Talking Heads fans will instantly recognize the work, but it’s been given a twist by skillfully replacing David Byrne with another iconic figure. [Read more…]
How do you know when your media outlet has made the big time? Why, when you become the target of one of Project Veritas’ sting operations! Samantha Bee can dream, can’t she?
And to better appreciate the Full Frontal effort, here’s the original Washington Post episode: [Read more…]
Trump Administration Season Ending – Warning! Spoiler Alert! It’s Mueller Time! (Well, we can at least dream, no? It’s certainly my fervent wish.)
My gratitude goes out to the talented soul who cleverly doctored the Daredevil Season 1 ending montage and mashed it up with the Matt Munro version of “From Russia, With Love”. Well done! Especially enjoyed the occasional little background flourishes, e.g. the brick wall stencil “Comey is my homey”. [Read more…]
I’ve been exposed to so many medical prescription drug advertisements now that I routinely tune out all of the incredibly nasty and life-threatening side effects as they’re enumerated. “Ask your doctor” is about the only element that cuts through now, and I just can’t imagine actually doing that. Except maybe for Weedinol. The side effects for this one sound so much less hazardous … [Read more…]
Leonard Eiger / The Loose Nukes
Remember the Armageddon 2000? The Armageddon 2000 Nuclear Hardened Travel Trailer is the only travel trailer that you can enjoy all year long and, when the mushroom clouds start to appear on the horizon, instantly converts into a bomb shelter.
We introduced the Armageddon 2000 way back when President Trump was about to take office, and since then sales have gone through the roof. There is a one-year waiting period to get one (humanity should last that long)! And you can bet that all those people on the waiting list are getting nervous as Trump’s days in office seem to go on forever and his Tweets keep pushing the world closer to the coming Trumpocalypse. [Read more…]
By P. Staley
A tweeter named Donnie was mad.
He ended each message with “sad.”
When asked who he hated
he huffed and berated:
“If you dare question me then you’re bad.”
A golfer named Donnie did tweet,
“Another tough round I won – sweet!” [Read more…]
When I hear talk in the news of when we might expect to see a GOP tax bill, the time frame appears to be “two weeks”. Chris Hayes on his MSNBC program “All In” even had a segment that featured multiple news clips showing how often that unit of measurement is used by our current president. I suspect our contemporary grifter is channeling the 1986 comedy classic “The Money Pit”. Tom Hanks or Shelley Long fans will remember the scenes where estimates by the Shirk brothers crew of how long any particular event would take were always “two weeks”. [Read more…]
There’s been a lot of troubling news from Texas lately, and thinking of Texas reminds me of a sad anniversary, the passing of Texan Molly Ivins in February of 2007. But as sad as the anniversary is, reflecting on Molly Ivins herself is irresistibly uplifting. Here’s a brief sample of Molly’s irreverent wit that ran as a tribute on PBS’s MacNeil/Lehrer Newshour after her passing. It’s all you need to know about Texan art. [Read more…]
Time once again for a culture break, this time a two-fer. Here’s not only a taste of musical heritage (Light Opera), but some history also tossed in the mix! It is the Very Model of a Modern Roman Empire Fall! [Read more…]
IOIYAR (It’s OK If You’re A Republican; i.e. Republican Hypocrisy) How many times have you asked yourself, after reading or hearing reports about the latest inane, inflammatory or insulting utterance of No. 45—How would Republicans have reacted if Obama had been the speaker? Would they have shown the same deference, the same equanimity to him as they’ve been showing to the current POTUS? Sometimes the power of imagination can be tested by this kind of thought experiment. To make it easier, Bill Maher arranged for Barack Obama (well, pretty darn close) to deliver a few of the more mind-bending pronouncements of the current occupant of the Oval Office. Now, just try to imagine Republicans being cool with this state of affairs. [Read more…]