Mike the Mad Biologist

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More Brutal Turkey Terrorism

On this Patriot’s Day, we must never forget that the Heroic Struggle Against Our Demonic Turkey Overlords has not abated. Now they are assaulting the basic workings of our government: click to embiggen (from here) Preventing the Boston Transportation Department from the appointed rounds! (and Intelligent Designer knows, we need the revenue). Have they no…

Heavy Metal Zebra Finches

Admittedly, that would be a great name for a band, but, by way of Yves Smith, I came across this hysterical video of zebra finches (it gets really good past the one minute mark):

Jon Swift, RIP

We are saddened to report, by way of Blue Gal and Tom Watson, that faux conservative blogger and brilliant satirist Jon Swift passed away. I corresponded with him a few times, and I always found him to be a complete delight (not to mention a riot). My favorite Jon Swift: Jon Swift’s Complete Amazon Reviews…

Best Defense of Pseudonymity EVAH!

Last week, I defended pseudonymity. Well, the Epicurean Dealmaker has the best defense of pseudonymity EVAH!: …in the United States, schizophrenic home to both the largest number of elite universities in the world and the broadest-based strain of anti-intellectualism known to Western democracy, the aggressive debating style of lobbing witty insults at your opponent only…

Best Commercial Spoof EVAH!

By way of Mocha Mama, we find a superb spoof of that really annoying Super Bowl commercial–the Dodge “Last Stand” one–which described how men are supposedly being emasculated (here’s a helpful hint for you if you’re feeling emasculated: stop watching so much fucking television, and go do something useful. Just saying). Anyway, this is brilliant:…

Saturday Economics Snark

The Economist responds to economist Eugene Fama, who said: I didn’t renew my subscription to The Economist because they use the world bubble three times on every page. The Economist:

Onward, Anti-Christmasian Soldiers! (from here) “Hello, this is Liberal Controlled Media, coming to you with a breaking report on the War on Christmas.” [Camera angle narrows in on anchorman] “Today, Anti-Christmasian forces launched a decisive assault on the remaining pro-Christmas Arctic stronghold. Our LCM teams are on the story, and will bring you round-the-clock coverage…

Quote of the Day

Robert S. Khuzami, the Securities and Exchanges Commission enforcement director: “If you find yourself chewing the memory card in your cellphone to destroy any record of your misconduct, something has gone terribly wrong with your character.” Indeed.

TEH SWINEY FLOO! Gets a Good Rap

Bestest public service announcement EVAH!: Seriously though, has some good information. And someone at HHS was being very clever when he or she thought of soliciting videos for a public service announcement.

Lions, Tigers, and…Tax Cut Snark? Oh My.

Economist Brad DeLong criticizes an economics reporter from ProPublica who claims “his job is looking for ‘gotcha’ stories about stimulus money going for ‘lion cages at the National Zoo.’” In DeLong’s comments, I asked: