"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

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

And She Can Actually Sing

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Friday, January 16, 2009

Internet Pranks?

Some so-called pranks are amusing, but most we just don't understand.

For example: is this really Taylor Swift?


Thursday, January 15, 2009

Change You Can Believe In

"America needs a tax code simple enough for the Treasury secretary to figure out."


Wednesday, January 14, 2009

"I Know My Rights!"

In posting a video of this sort, recommended by that infallible connoisseur of the absurd, Uncle Michael, we would ordinarily use the money quote as the title of the post. Certainly "I know my rights!" qualifies in this instance. But this clip -- from the dashboard video camera of a cop -- overflows with such material, to wit:

"Oh, man. Not this guy."

"Pullin' over Steve; stop the lawnmower."

"Hey, turn the lawnmower off."

"Steve, how many times I gotta' tell you you can't be driving down the road, drinkin', on a lawn mower?"

"I'm just goin' down to the Oyster Shack, man!"

"Where your whiskey at?" "I just got this, man!"

"I'm not goin' to jail today."

"I'm dead! Goddamit!"

"I think I crapped my pants."

We pause here, before our feature presentation, to reflect on Uncle Michael's inerrant instincts respecting matters of this sort. It is not only that he recognizes the inherent absurdity of a fellow, drunkenly piloting a lawnmower down a country lane, only to be pulled over, tazed, and arrested.


To grasp the quintessence of Uncle Michael's judgment one must realize this: Uncle Michael sees this video and realizes, "Hey, man. I been there." Indeed.

More: in recommending this item to your humble and obedient servant, Uncle Michael implies (correctly): "Hey, man. We both been there. And you know it."

Just so.


Radiohead? We Don't Think So

Lesley Gore (Lesley Sue Goldstein) will be 63 in May. She was sixteen when she recorded It's My Party in 1963. Here's a live performance in 2007:

Our favorite was the "proto-feminist" You Don't Own Me, released in 1964:

Sigh . . . .


MacBook Wheel

While attendance was down at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, there was no lack of innovative products on display. Apple Computer, always on the cutting edge, introduced the MacBook Wheel:


Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Change You Can Believe In


Monday, January 12, 2009

Cash & Carry

"It's shocking that men will pay so much for someone's virginity, which isn't even prized so highly anymore."

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Where Did the 17 Points Come From?

I'm an embarrassment to Barack!

I only scored 17 on the Obama Test

But we knew that.


Saturday, January 10, 2009


For bad writing, bad acting, and bad special effects, you just can't beat bad Japanese science fiction movies:

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Friday, January 09, 2009


G&S expresses its solidarity with Israel and the IDF. Something about a young woman who can field strip your Galil gets and holds our attention.


Thursday, January 08, 2009

Our Patience is Officially Exhausted

Please just make it stop. More HERE.



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Saturday, January 03, 2009

Caturday Morning: Dramatic Cat


Friday, January 02, 2009

What To Do In A Zombie Attack

A series of educational Civil Defense shorts that I'm pretty sure I saw in about 1961. Today we tend to discount the zombie menace, and concentrate on more trendy threats, such as reality television, Paris Hilton and speed cameras. Presented as a public service: