Amazon.com: Playmobil Security Check Point.
Be sure to check out loosenut’s review of this wonderful toy – more funny and sarcastic and damning than anything I could come up with…
And thanks to Roger Ebert for tweeting about this…
Panic Time at Fox News as Glenn Beck loses 50% of his Viewers: “The Beck fad appears to be over, and what Fox News has left is redundant, repetitive, one trick pony of a host…. (via Politicususa.com.)
Towel Day – Celebrating the life and work of Douglas Adams: “Towel Day is an annual celebration on the 25th of May, as a tribute to the late author Douglas Adams (1952-2001). On that day, fans around the universe proudly carry a towel in his honour.”
I rarely leave the house without a towel – usually a highly portable pack towel from REI, though, and I don’t think this really cuts it in the serious Hitchhiker community…
(via Scratch! Media Cartoon Archive – International current affairs – 2010.)
Here’s another great piece by David Pope – editorial cartoonist at The Canberra Times, of whom I’ve written before. I missed this when it first came out – otherwise I would have posted it then – but it’s too good not to share. You can find this and other examples of his terrific style and incisive commentary at Scratch! Media.
“Rest assured that he’s in Washington.
I think there’s a high chance he’s there.”
— Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Osama bin Laden.
Central to Ahmadinejad’s argument is the idea that bin Laden might be hiding out with his old pal and supporter, George Bush. But since the Bushes have largely decamped from DC, maybe we should be looking up in Kennebunkport, Maine or, given bin Laden’s presumed preference for hotter weather, deep in the heart of Texas – Dallas County or Crawford. Of course, if bin Laden gets wind of the hunt, he might flee. But given his skin tone and the way he dresses, I wouldn’t recommend going through Arizona. Talk about your illegal alien…
Or perhaps this is a genius piece of viral marketing, cooked up by Morgan Spurlock to hype his new movie:
Which would raise the question: What kind of deal did Spurlock cut with Ahmadinejad for the marketing coup of the century?
Can New Labour cling on?: “As the campaign hits warp factor 10, John Harris heads south to test the government’s record on three key issues: jobs, housing and equality…”
Watch the video of everyone’s favourite sexy bald captain tell you why you should vote Labour in the upcoming election (assuming you’re in Britain) at Comment is free | guardian.co.uk.
(thanks to Ken Macleod at The Early Days of a Better Nation for pointing me at this)
Blaxploitation Pride: The Boondocks [Season 1] (2005).
Another ranting revolutionary… because we can’t be serious all the time – and “I know you don’t read.”