Meathead of the Week: Sen Criag. He grabbed instant meathead status when he tried to use the excuse that he’s got a “wide stance”. Hehehe; it’s the new “the dog ate my homework”.
Where is South Carolina?
We need more maps! Why didn’t we think of this before? Oh it’s just too good, such as. Now, Miss America is a bit of a joke so why don’t they just skip the pretense, stop asking questions, get the women out there in hot pants. Because, as this clip shows, it’s clearly not about being well-rounded. (hat tip to reader TimG)
The best response I’ve seen to this Maps For Us. My favorite is currently the Generic Names for Soft Drinks map.
Another excellent response is the Tube Map for Miss South Carolina below (via morningtoast)
Russia is wonderful land of opportunity, eh comrades?
Russia took out a special advertising section yesterday in the Washington Post to brand their country. Among other things it trys to teach you that paranoia is good for you (and that old TU jets are more fashionable and reliable than a Boeing or Airbus). Who are they kidding here? Well, it’s worth a laugh, anyway. I hope our US attempts at branding our country overseas don’t come off this lame, but I’m afraid they do.
Weekly Aural Pleasure.
A good song for the end of summer. Don’t Lose Yourself by Laura Veirs. If you like this at all you should check out the Saltbreakers album. It’s fantastic (I should note that the video is fan-made, not band-endorsed, and not fantastic, but decent for a fan-vid).