"The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing."


Glenn Reynolds:

Barack Obama:
"Impossible to transcend."

Albert A. Gore, Jr.:
"An incontinent brute."

Rev. Jeremiah Wright:
"God damn the Gentleman Farmer."

Friends of GF's Sons:
"Is that really your dad?"

Kickball Girl:
"Keeping 'em alive until 7:45."

Hired Hand:
"I think . . . we forgot the pheasant."

I'm an
Alcoholic Yeti
in the
TTLB Ecosystem

Monday, December 29, 2008

You Know?

It's a good thing she doesn't hunt moose, and can't shoot straight, or the New York Times would be foaming at her dangerous ignorance and lack of experience:


Sunday, December 21, 2008

Luke 1:26 - 38

And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, to a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.

And the angel came in unto her, and said, "Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women."

And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be.

And the angel said unto her, "Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Jesus. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end."

Then said Mary unto the angel, "How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?"

And the angel answered and said unto her, "The Holy Spirit shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren.

"For with God nothing shall be impossible."

And Mary said, "Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word."

And the angel departed from her.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

All The News That's Fit to Print

There's funny. And there's clever.

And then there's just plain sublime.

Like this full-depth (all the links work) version of the on-line New York Times for next July 4.


Detroit: Industry in Crisis

NPR reports on Detroit's newest innovation: the Desperado.


Caturday Morning


Thursday, December 18, 2008

Common Man's Advice re Financial Panic

From Uncle Michael.


California Approves Interspecies Nuptuals

Story HERE.


Monday, December 15, 2008

Because Everyone Has a GMail Account


Pretty Good Reflexes for an Old Man

Who knew Keith Olberman was in Baghdad?

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Saturday, December 13, 2008

Happy 19th

Uncle Michael reminds us that today is Taylor Swift's birthday.

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Thursday, December 11, 2008

Soft, Pliable, Healthy Teats

Seriously: Who could ask for anything more? We actually have a can of this stuff on our desk. It's great -- chapped lips, dry hands, hard, stiff, sick teats -- it's good for what ails you.

Ad thanks to the Big Green Cardinal.


Wednesday, December 10, 2008

We Knew That

Because the Beard Makes the Man.


Let the Free Market Work

Current bid is $53. Original HERE.

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Paglia Perfect

Camille wonders:
As for Obama's appointment of Hillary Clinton as secretary of state, what sense does that make except within parochial Democratic politics? Awarding such a prize plum to Hillary may be a sop to her aggrieved fan base, but what exactly are her credentials for that position? Aside from being a mediocre senator (who, contrary to press reports, did very little for upstate New York), Hillary has a poor track record as both a negotiator and a manager. And of course both Clintons constantly view the world through the milky lens of their own self-interest. Well, it's time for Hillary to put up or shut up. If she gets as little traction in world affairs as Condoleezza Rice has, Hillary will be flushed down the rabbit hole with her feckless husband and effectively neutralized as a future presidential contender. If that's Obama's clever plan, is it worth the gamble? The secretary of state should be a more reserved, unflappable character -- not a drama queen who, even in her acceptance speech, morphed into three different personalities in the space of five minutes.

Given Obama's elaborate deference to the Clintons, beginning with his over-accommodation of them at the Democratic convention in August, a nagging question has floated around the Web: What do the Clintons have on him? No one doubts that the Clinton opposition research team was turning over every rock in its mission to propel Hillary into the White House. There's an information vacuum here that conspiracy theorists have been rushing to fill.

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Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Gun Safety PSA

Plaxico Burress' PSA on Gun Safety
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Monday, December 08, 2008

Everything's Amazing, Yet Nobody's Happy

Comedian Louis C.K. on Conan:

Finally, a video from Uncle Michael without a single naked woman.

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Saturday, December 06, 2008

Lemurday Morning


Friday, December 05, 2008

We Need One


Sigh . . . . .

NSFW language:


We Want One

Order HERE.

H/T R2D2.


Thursday, December 04, 2008

News of the World

"A Vero Beach man is accused of assaulting his girlfriend multiple times with a McDonald's cheeseburger, according to his arrest affidavit."

"Violence erupts in Fort Pierce as women bake cookies."

"Student arrested for passing gas, turning off classmate's computer."

"Woman says ex-boyfriend rides up on bike, snatches wig."

"Church Uses Devil To Rebrand Prayer Channel."

"Man Says Wife Was Accidentally Shot During Sex."


Economics Lesson

Here's how things were done in the Old Economy, if you were interested in remaining solvent:

Google Gears Down for Tougher Times

And here's how it's done in the New Economy where, every day in every way, things get better and better:

Big Three Seek $34 Billion Aid

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G&S Still Likes Taylor Swift

We confess we're suckers for this sort of thing. But fear not, we'll be back to grumpy by noon.


Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Mid-Week Pastoral Message

“Lord, make me chaste — but not yet.”


Tuesday, December 02, 2008

You're Doing it Wrong

"All right, the entertainment may be in the form of nude or semi-nude performers, but it's not sexually stimulating."


Just Kill Me Now

"The first and only action figure with the power to transform a nation."


Monday, December 01, 2008

Obama: No Half Measures

WASHINGTON DC - Ending weeks of speculation and rumors, President-Elect Barack Obama today named Bill Clinton to join his incoming administration as President of the United States, where he will head the federal government's executive branch.

"I am pleased that Bill Clinton has agreed to come out of retirement to head up this crucial post in my administration," said Obama. "He brings a lifetime of previous executive experience as Governor of Arkansas and President of the United States, and has worked closely with most of the members of my Cabinet."

Clinton said he was "excited and honored" by the appointment, and would work "day and night" to defeat all the key policy objectives proposed by Mr. Obama during the campaign.

"I am gratified that the President-Elect has entrusted me with this important responsibility," said Clinton. "I'm looking forward to getting back behind, and under, the Oval Office desk again. As I have told the President-Elect, I pledge to do whatever I can to serve his historic administration by making sure that none of that bullshit he talked about during the campaign will ever see the light of day. Americans can rest assured that he will be safely confined to the East Wing, as far away as possible from any potentially dangerous office equipment or nuclear buttons."

More HERE.


Rough Men

George Orwell said: "People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."

Here's one of them.

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". . . to the Shores of Tripoli . . ."

HEH: "If the 21st Century nation-state can’t even fight pirates, what’s it good for, exactly? Collecting taxes? What happens when taxpayers decide they’d rather be pirates?"