Thursday, July 30, 2009

The Benefits of Living in a Society With a Free Press

"During the Cold War, the Semipalatinsk Polygon, located in the steppe of northeast Kazakhstan, was the site of a secret Soviet nuclear testing programme. Over the course of forty years, over four hundred nuclear weapons were test detonated in the atmosphere and underground. The locals were used as guinea pigs to test the effects of radiation on human populations." (No imagery in this link, I promise)

I take back everything bad I've ever said about capitalism. Though I am of the opinion that profanity is the mark of one who lacks sufficient vocabulary to express themselves, all I have to say is:

Holy Fucking Shit.

(There is a series of photographs linked on Metafilter that accompanies this, but I will not link to them seeing as how certain readers of the blog (myself included) lie awake at night in terror of this sort of thing.)

Thursday, July 16, 2009

No, THEREin Lies the Source of All Our Woes

Sorry for another Fox post, but I thought that that guest referring to Mr. Rogers as an "evil, evil man" was the stupidest thing that could have ever been said on Fox. It appears that this comment has not just been exceeded, but lapped.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Thoreau: the Original Hipster?

The case for:

1. Despite an Ivy-League education, chose to practice the affectations of poverty. This segues directly into:

2. Wrote a book about self-sufficiency and solitude in the wilderness while regularly visiting town and entertaining guests. In other words, he wrote an entire book ironically.

3. Participated in a futile act of protest, the repercussions of which his relatives bailed him out of.

4. Spent far more time writing about and justifying aforementioned act of protest than actually protesting.

5. Neckbeard.