This is not new. It’s irrelevant to everything happening in the world today. It is also hilarious and one of the few SNL bits in history that is truly funny from beginning to end. (Disclaimer: the views and opinions of the devil expressed herein are not espoused or supported by this blog or its authors.)
Imagine for a moment that your bank had its entire database of customer information raided: Social Security numbers, account numbers, passwords, past transactions. Good news: they only stole a limited segment of customers, only those with credit ratings below 600. Bad news: your credit has taken a pretty big hit in the last year, and you’re pretty sure you’re on the list.
It’s been so long since I started making this list of 10 Things to Like about Twitter, I forgot to list them all in one top ten list. But to call this a top ten is a misnomer. It’s hardly the definitive 10 best things about Twitter. I haven’t even touched on the commercial possibilities Twitter presents, the potential for social change, or anything all that much bigger than my own private Twittersphere.
For about two hours this morning, the big story among Cubs fans was the announcement that ESPN has commissioned a Steve Bartman documentary. The small matter of Ortiz and Ramirez getting leaked on, or something, took a lot of the focus off of things that happened in 2003. Giggle.
Racism or Intellectualism?
Obama’s “stupid” comments costing him; but why?
Barack Obama said that the police officers who arrested Harvard prof William Henry Gates acted “stupidly,” a word he later wished he had calibrated differently.
Now the news is out that the way he handled his comments (and the comments about the comments about the comments) are costing him where it hurts a president most: his approval rating.
Most reactions seem to categorize this flap as a matter of racism. I see it as something different. Stupid is not just a bad word for kids to say anymore. Now the president can’t even say it. If he had calibrated his thoughts as, “The police would have been wiser to approach matters differently,” Obama probably would have been okay. But he called the police “stupid,” and that will land anybody in time out.
Yeah, I think Obama’s big mistake was offending stupid people. While that may be fun here at trivia, the White House isn’t just supposed to defend Harvard professors. The Constitution begins, “We the people,” not, “We the smart people.”
Let’s not use stupid as an insult any longer. Don’t judge on mental might. Everybody has the potential to improve their intellect; even the prez.
What is the youngest school in the Ivy League?
And the people who knew it
Karen M (the M stands for My Prince Better Be Tough) alone knew that the Grimm Brothers’ princess didn’t kiss the frog; she tossed him against the wall to transform him. Congrats! (And frogs, look elsewhere for a smooch.)
It’s game day today. I’ll admit, I don’t make it to a lot of Cubs games. Ever since they became
good ridiculously marketable, the price of tickets (and fees and taxes and fees on taxes and the overwhelming convenience of it all) has exceeded my desire to have beer spilled on me watch frat boys act like they’re running the place enjoy the sound of 30,000 texts being tapped into cell phones while as many heads bow in ignorant worship of the wireless devices of their own destruction see the games live on a regular basis.
Colin: Sing “Poppy the Puppy” song!
I don’t want to ruin this with a lot of talk, but I was wrong. This video will change your life. William Shatner reads Sarah Palin’s resignation speech . . . to bongos. Live on Conan.