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Badassiest Mascots 2013 – The Winner Revealed!

March 19th, 2013 · 2 Comments

Here we go into the final stretch – let’s see which mascot will wear this year’s Badass Crown! Sweet Sixteen The (16) Liberty Flames over the (5) Oklahoma State Cowboys There are times when not giving a crap any more can be what you need for a final badass push.  But not when it comes […]

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Tags: Silliness · Sports

Badassiest Mascots 2013 – The Third Round

March 19th, 2013 · Comments Off on Badassiest Mascots 2013 – The Third Round

We’re underway, and the creme is starting to rise to the top of the chaffe, or something.  Let’s find out just how badass these mascots can be in the third round! Midwest The (16) Liberty Flames over the (9) Missouri Tigers

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Tags: Silliness · Sports

Yeah, I’m “Judgeing”

April 26th, 2012 · 2 Comments

So there we were, watching a nice PSA on how not to judge or bully our fellow high school kids (or maybe it was Terminator: 90210), and BAM! Sigh. Remember, folks. We borrowed money from China to pay the people who put this together, edited it, and cleared it for the airwaves. Maybe next time […]

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Tags: Deficits and Debt · Silliness

Badassiest Mascots 2012 – The Winner Revealed!

March 13th, 2012 · 4 Comments

Without further ado, let’s trace out the rest of the badassiest bracket! Sweet Sixteen The (16) Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils over the (5) Wichita State Shockers The Shockers had a great run, but dirty-minded chutzpah can only take you so far.  You can’t out-dirty-mind the devil, after all.

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Tags: Silliness · Sports

Badassiest Mascots 2012 – The Third Round

March 13th, 2012 · Comments Off on Badassiest Mascots 2012 – The Third Round

The badass wheat is starting to be separated from the lame-ass chaff – but who will be the badassiest of them all? South Region The (16) Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils over the (8) Iowa State Cyclones A fire manipulating Cajun Imp is pretty badass, but one of the most destructive and unpredictable forces of […]

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Tags: Silliness · Sports

Merry Christmas!

December 25th, 2011 · 1 Comment

On this Christmas Day I come bearing the gift of Cuteness!  If this little video doesn’t help put you in the Holiday Spirit, I just don’t know what can. And just for fun for the nerdier amongst my readership, here’s a theoretical astrophysicist with the scientific background of Lillian’s story. Merry Christmas and a wondrous […]

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Tags: Housekeeping · Silliness

The Night Halloween Got #Occupied At My House

November 1st, 2011 · 4 Comments

My family and I love Halloween.  Every year we get bigger and better decorations for the house, and I’ve discovered that trick-or-treating is even more fun as an adult passing out candy or going around with a toddler than it ever was when I was a little Freddy Krueger or Orko. Last night was the […]

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Tags: Class Warfare · Hippies · Silliness

Over-Inflated Cheese Heads

September 20th, 2009 · 2 Comments

The Wisconsin Legislature is preparing for disaster!  I wonder if they could rent out Dick Cheney’s old Secret Bunker… The [Wisconsin] Legislature is getting ready to pass a bill that allows lawmakers to designate secret successors.  The bill would allow each legislator to name three to seven successors. They would come into play if an […]

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Tags: Big Government · Silliness

Quote of the Day

June 10th, 2009 · 3 Comments

As a former sailor, I have to appreciate this line from Instapundit: Drunken sailors generally spend cash that they’ve already earned themselves, rather than running up debt to be paid by others. If our politicians started spending like drunken sailors, it would in fact represent a dramatic improvement. I can only imagine the damage we […]

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Tags: Quotes of the Day · Silliness

How Not To Be a New Big Law Firm Associate in a Bad Economy

May 20th, 2009 · 2 Comments

This E-mail thread is too damn funny not to share.  The short version is that the law firm in question had just won a years-old case defending the Washington Redskins against a claim of “disparagement.”  A partner sent out an E-mail applauding the firm’s win, and a junior junior junior associate decided to offer a […]

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Tags: Lawyers and the Law · Silliness

Does This Count as Torture?

April 13th, 2009 · 1 Comment

I don’t know.  But if it does, sign me up. During his captivity, US marines forced Saddam, who was executed in 2006, to repeatedly watch the movie South Park: Bigger, Longer And Uncut, which shows him as gay, as well as the boyfriend of Satan. Sweet.

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Tags: Foreign Policy · Hollywood · Iraq · Movies · Silliness

So Close!

April 7th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Oh, perfidious North Carolina, rolling like a ruthless steamroller over all who stand in your way!  Who could have known you’d be so unstoppable after losing in your own conference tournament!?!  I was all set to crow about the brilliance of my Badassiest Mascot method, and you had to go and ruin it!  You, a […]

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Tags: Silliness · Sports

Fun With Fractions

March 24th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Via Instapundit, this chart is just downright scary.  And it shows how you can tell a multi-billion dollar lie by hiding it in the literal truth. Barack Obama said again tonight that he intends to half the deficit by the end of his first term, and this chart makes clear that this is the literal […]

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Tags: Economy · Obama · Silliness · War on Terror

Badassiest Mascots ’09 – From the Sweet Sixteen to the Championship Game!

March 18th, 2009 · Comments Off on Badassiest Mascots ’09 – From the Sweet Sixteen to the Championship Game!

Who is the badassiest of them all?  What team should you pick to beat out your Final Four Pool office mates?  Read on for all the answers, and prepare to be awed by my eerie prescience when the games begin tomorrow!

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Tags: Silliness · Sports

Badassiest Mascots ’09 – Second Round

March 17th, 2009 · 5 Comments

The top half of badassity has risen, and those wanting in their awesomeness have fallen by the wayside.  Who will be the Badassiest Mascot of them all?  The Dance and the debate continues!

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Tags: Silliness · Sports

Badassiest Mascots ’09 – The First Round

March 16th, 2009 · 11 Comments

It’s time once again for my favorite sporting event of the year, the NCAA Basketball Tournament.  And my favorite part of that (besides all the drinking and gambling) is making my picks based on the badassity of the mascots. An explanation and history of this tradition can be found preceding last year’s badass picks here.  […]

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Tags: Silliness · Sports

Change I Can Finally Believe In

March 2nd, 2009 · 1 Comment

A friend of mine sent me this: These communist dictator Obama posters creep me out generally, but this one just made me smile.  Part of it was that Optimus Prime was such a hero to me as a kid, but there was something else about it.  I couldn’t quite put my finger on it until […]

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Tags: Liberal Fascism · Obama · Silliness

If Only The REAL Bailout Was This Funny…

February 15th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Via Instapundit and a bunch of other people, a Calvin & Hobbes take on the “stimulus”: Read the whole strip here.

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Tags: Economy · Silliness · Socialism

A Tree’s Response to his Huggers

February 10th, 2009 · Comments Off on A Tree’s Response to his Huggers

A few months back I posted this video of hippies crying over a dead tree.  In this video too hilarious not to share, a tree responds:

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Tags: Hippies · Silliness

O Brother

January 22nd, 2009 · 1 Comment

Maybe it’s just because I just finished reading the original, but this spoof on Homer’s Odyssey from Iowahawk (via Big Hollywood) is one of the funniest things I’ve read in a long time. But Obamacles was only momentarily dissuaded from his task, for he knew the people of Demos longed to return to the White […]

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Tags: Obama · Silliness