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February 17, 2012

Overnight Open Thread

With The Walking Dead back on TV last Sunday night, The Washington Post had some thoughts on Red-Neck Jedi And How They Bridge The Red-Blue State Divide. Now supposedly, a redneck Jedi is a "red-state action hero with blue-state sensibilities". Say what? And what exactly are these blue-state sensibilities? Evidently they are this:

Dixon’s main selling point — for liberals, at least — is that he’s capable of changing his mind. Because he can accept leadership from other characters on the show, he defuses the central anxiety that liberals tend to hold about conservatives: that they are calcified in their opinions and deaf to logic.

That's just too rich. It is liberals that are calcified in their opinions and are deaf to logic. Global warming climate change ring a bell? Democrats in Congress were not known for being bi-partisan when they were in the minority now were they? No, they weren't. How many times have we seen Democrat leaders hold to their talking points and budget/tax plans while the facts and logic say otherwise? We see that all the damn time. It is ALWAYS the Republican's that cave, give in to Democrats on legislation.

But the Redneck Jedi flips the script. Unlike the Magical Negro, the Hero Priest and the Gay Best Friend — who, however imperfectly, sought to counter ill will against African Americans, Catholics and homosexuals — the Redneck Jedi helps supposedly open-minded liberals unmake their stereotypes about the right. When faced with a choice, he mulls over the facts and decides that, except when it comes to a zombie’s or vampire’s right to an afterlife, the left-most decision is correct.

Oh please. The left-most decision is correct? Left-most? Really? Left/right does not matter in these situations. The decisions he makes are based on survival. It's not because off some new profound discovery of his hidden inner liberal. Ridiculous. As is the writers intent to say outside of the Redneck Jedi TV character, all of the right is bigoted.


Adventures In The Modern Day Army

WTF??? Soldiers Don Fake Belly, Breasts To Better Understand Pregnant Troops' Exercise Concerns. I know I wouldn't have to wear this crap to figure out pregnant women are gonna have some exercise issues. I shudder to think what comes next so we better understand something else.

Friday Night Fight

In one corner, we have a doggeh. The other one, a monkeh. Ready, fight!

This Day In History

On this day history, Thomas Jefferson Was Elected President Of The United States. It's sad when you look at what we have now. Compare his credentials to the current occupier.

By 1800, when he decided to run for president, Thomas Jefferson possessed impressive political credentials and was well-suited to the presidency. In addition to drafting the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson had served in two Continental Congresses, as minister to France, as secretary of state under George Washington and as John Adams' vice president.

It would be nice if we went back to having candidates with awesome credentials instead of hey, it's my turn to run BS or hey, I can run a campaign.

B-52 War Pron

Carpet bombing anyone?

The Top 10 Selling Beers In America 2012

Good lord. I don't drink a single beer on this list of Top 10 Selling Beers In America. That's not beer. That's flavored water. Is this a sign of the crappy economy or just bad tastes?

Granddad was the honey badger of his time. He didn’t give a shit if his beer tasted good. He'd drink straight from the bottle of Kessler and whisper to me "each one takes 5 years off grandma."

I didn't know what he meant back then. I do now. But I wish I didn't.

Grandma always told me to steer clear when "grandpa took his medicine.”

Back then, you drank to get DRUNK. End of story. You also drank because “America is great” -– so, in other words, you didn’t drink those rat bastard Commie beers like Yanjing or Nazi beer like Löwenbräu. You drank Budweiser and Pabst Blue Ribbon… GO GO ‘MERICA!

I'd like to think (hope) that, as beer-drinkers, we've matured to something a little more pleasing to the palette.


Evidently not.

Speaking of beer, there is a new entry in the brew aisle taking aim at the frat boy favorite Beer Pong gaming crowd. It's called Pong Beer. It comes in a 30 pack and includes 2 balls for your gaming pleasure. I have a feeling that taste wasn't a factor in the brewing process.

Survival Situation

Alright morons, pop quiz. Your friend is taking a dump out in the woods and gets bitten on one of his testicles. What do you do? Turns out, this was a real life situation this week. Man Bitten On Testicle By Killer Snake.

A BRITISH tourist was bitten "down under" by a killer snake while answering a call of nature in the bush.

The reptile sunk its fangs into Jackson Scott's testicle as he squatted in the dark.

But when he begged best mate Roddy Andrews to suck the venom out, his pal refused, reports The Sun.

PETA Trouble

Well, PETA has managed to piss off some women's group across the pond for a pretty controversial ad. PETA Ad Claims Going Vegan May Make You So Good In Bed You'll Injure Your Girlfriend. I guess the message is that violent sex is good sex as long as it saves the animals.

Chinese Sex Toy Factory

Kinda freaky. No, strike that. It IS freaky. And maybe NSFW. Surreal Pics Of A Chinese Sex Toy Factory. I don't even want to know the QA process.


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