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  Break Out The Carrot Cake

Bugs Bunny Is 75, And Now You Feel Like An Old

Hero of our nation
Here’s your Pop Culture Milestone for the day: Today marks the 75th anniversary of the release of the very first Bugs Bunny cartoon, “A Wild Hare,” directed by the great Tex Avery. Oh, sure, we could bore you with a lot of history, like Time Magazine does, about the disputed origins of the character’s name: Read more on Bugs Bunny Is 75, And Now You Feel Like An Old…
  Get Your Nerd On

NASA Discovers Earthlike Planet For Donald Trump To Be President Of: Your Saturday Nerdout

But is it a 'Class M' planet?
It’s Saturday, and time to be ridin’ Nerdy. We really wanted to show you an allegedly cool video of Neil deGrasse Tyson explaining the history of the universe in under eight minutes, but it got “removed as a violation of YouTube’s policy on repetitive, misleading or inappropriate metadata.” So there you go: Not even NdGT can sneak “live nude girls” into metadata on a science video. Once those metadata issues get fixed — shouldn’t Neil have his own personal Mr. Scott? — we’ll give that sucker another try. Read more on NASA Discovers Earthlike Planet For Donald Trump To Be President Of: Your Saturday Nerdout…
  Also Something About Ponies Because It's Saturday

Ted Cruz Loves ‘The Simpsons.’ It’s Not Mutual.

None of these people would vote or Cruz. (Vader's endorsed Santorum)
So it seems that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Moose Jaw) fancies himself something of a Simpsons fan, as he told The Federalist’s Ben Domenech in a recent podcast. He even did lines from his two favorite episodes, proving that he can relate not only to country music aficionados, but to rabid animation fans, also too! Read more on Ted Cruz Loves ‘The Simpsons.’ It’s Not Mutual….
  Your Morning Maddow

Morning Maddow: Who Is This Charlie Hebdo Guy Anyway? (Video)

Wednesday’s Rachel Maddow Show was, understandably, all about the Paris massacre. This segment is a brief look back at the history of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and its penchant for tweaking the powerful and the self-important, which is apparently something people get killed for now. Maddow interviews American cartoonist Jeff Danziger, who will forever have a place in Wonkette’s heart for his unpublished cartoon of Dick Cheney flushing a condom with George Bush’s face on it. Danziger puts it nicely: If these guys sought to terrorize anyone, they failed, since Charlie Hebdo kept publishing even after being firebombed in 2011. Murderers, definitely, but they’re only terrorists if we let them terrorize us. Read more on Morning Maddow: Who Is This Charlie Hebdo Guy Anyway? (Video)…
  annals of free speach

Un-Racist, Un-Hateful Murrieta Will Totally Sue You For Calling It A Bigot

Cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz, who does both political cartoons and the LA Cucaracha comic strip, has incurred the wrath of Xavier Hermosillo, the Public Relations schmuck for the City of Murrieta, who knows that the Constitution protects free speech, but not for people who say mean things. You see, Alcaraz has been tweeting with the hashtag “#murrietahatecityusa,” and posted a violently anti-American cartoon showing two kids calling Murrieta’s protesters “racist,” which is the most racist hateful slur available in America today. See the terrible slur, after the jump! Read more on Un-Racist, Un-Hateful Murrieta Will Totally Sue You For Calling It A Bigot…
  all the Pretty Princesses

Here Are Some Additional Disney Princesses For Fox News To Worry About

It’s awfully nice of Fox News to take a break from bashing the socialist tyranny of Michelle Obama’s insistence that children try eating the occasional carrot and getting some exercise, so that Fox News can worry that a petition urging Disney to create a plus-sized princess will encourage girls to become obese and get diabetes. That’s just the kind of Deep Thinking About Issues that we’ve come to know and love from Fox. Read more on Here Are Some Additional Disney Princesses For Fox News To Worry About…
  we must we must we wust bust the trust

Sundays With The Christianists: American History Textbooks For Free Enterprise No Matter What

The Progressive Era presents a tricky challenge for our rightwing Christian U.S. History textbooks. On the one hand, they are firmly in the pro-capitalism cheering section; on the other hand, they can’t entirely deny that by the turn of the 20th Century, there was a lot about the free market that wasn’t working so great. Happily, they have something of an out, because if  capitalism fails to make everyone happy and prosperous, that can be blamed on Sin — so regulation of business would be unnecessary if only more people turned to Jesus. In any case, both of our textbooks grudgingly admit that Progressives did some good, but also warn that a lot of scary liberal ideas lurked in the background. As usual, our 8th-grade text America: Land I Love (A Beka, 1994), is happy to explain exactly what students should think about this stuff (and that will be on the test): Teddy Roosevelt did more than anyone else to popularize the Progressive Movement, a widespread effort to make changes in the American political system. Some of these changes were good, because they introduced reforms to take corruption and inefficiency out of government. But some led to government intervention in business and industry. Which of course, can only be a bad thing, because FREEDOM. But far worse for Land I Love is the dangerous notion that government can solve problems, which everyone knows is just wrong: Progressives often made the mistake of believing that government regulation of private property could solve poverty, crime, and other problems of human nature. Why is believing such a thing a mistake? Didn’t you see the sacred words “private property?” We’ve got our eye on you; don’t make us call your parents. Read more on Sundays With The Christianists: American History Textbooks For Free Enterprise No Matter What…
  i don't want the world -- i just want your half

Sundays With The Christianists: American History Textbooks For Your Homeschooled Imperialist

Welcome back, time-tourists, for another visit to the strange world of the past as viewed through a couple of textbooks for the Christian school market. You might recall that last week, we were genuinely impressed to see that some actual history somehow sneaked into our 11th/12th-grade text, United States History for Christian Schools (Bob Jones University Press, 2001), in its discussion of the USA’s treatment of Native Americans — it was actually critical of U.S. America! (No telling if the editor for that section has since been sent to the re-education camp.) This week, as we discuss turn-of the century imperialism, U.S. History is back to its usual place in this series: the slightly saner older brother to the completely unhinged 8th-grade text from A Beka, America: Land I Love, but still prone to weird proselytizing at the dinner table. Where Land I Love pretty much denies that there was anything “imperialistic” about U.S. expansion beyond North America — because we were just helping, you know — U.S. History at least makes a stab at nuance, acknowledging that “even the history of American imperialism, probably better than average among imperialist nations, has its darker side of acquisition by conquest and duplicity.” But on the whole, both books agree that it was a pretty sweet deal for the places America took over, because we brought those folks the chance to be brought to Jesus and a bunch of other blessings of civilization, even if they were bestowed at the point of a bayonet. Read more on Sundays With The Christianists: American History Textbooks For Your Homeschooled Imperialist…
  yes that's american they're speaking

Huckabee Makes Cartoons To Teach Kids Reagan Destroyed Disco Blacks

Hey, kids! Do you like learning history but hate it that your teacher never tells you the story of the time Ronald Reagan and Jesus Christ teamed up to defeat the Nazis? Of course you do. America’s Original Fat Governor Mike Huckabee is here with a series of horribly animated cartoons featuring his team of time-traveling kids learning the facts of history the “blame America first” crowd doesn’t want you to know (America should not be blamed for slavery?). Look at that scary black man in the “DISCO” tank top with the knife in the clip below, for example! Ronald Reagan bombed him and made sure disco dancing and black people wouldn’t bother the government ever again. Because our government is for real Americans like you, kids! Read more on Huckabee Makes Cartoons To Teach Kids Reagan Destroyed Disco Blacks…
  he's invading your teevee

Donald Trump To Reveal Some ‘Very Interesting Things’ About Obama

Leading fake presidential candidate Donald Trump, who is best known for his work in television in the role of “Montana Max” on Steven Spielberg’s animated series Tiny Toon Adventures, notified CNN he’s still keeping a team of sexy investigators on the sexy beaches of Hawaii to track down President Obama’s sexy past. “At a certain point in time I’ll be revealing some interesting things,” Trump said. Cool! Was it that the president played a lot of basketball growing up? Probably! That’s pretty interesting! Was it that he took drugs as a young man? We’d bet that’s it. We’re glad Trump is doing the country this tremendous public service. The news media have never looked into finding any details about Obama’s life, and it’s about time we learned a thing or two about his biography. Read more on Donald Trump To Reveal Some ‘Very Interesting Things’ About Obama…
  the power is yours

Voters: Here’s the Trailer For Arnold Schwarzenegger’s New Cartoon

If the Constitution had been changed, this man could be a Republican frontrunner for the presidential nomination right now. Instead, we just have a few boring small time governors in the race, and he’s making cartoons about hiding teens in some high-tech sex dungeon in his house. Read more on Voters: Here’s the Trailer For Arnold Schwarzenegger’s New Cartoon…
  anti-clown-meat superheroes

Animated Michelle Obama Superhero Kills McDonaldland Clown With Dildo

This is the story that finally almost broke the computers at Next Media Animation, because these Chinese animators have an incredibly hard time making fat people — everyone in the NMA animated video world looks like a 15-year-old skinny kid, even teabaggers. And instead of a worn-out makeup-crusted jowly grandma in a real-estate wig, the NMA team makes Sarah Palin look like some hot piece of Russian tail off the Internet. So, watch as these foreigners — who live in a magical land where people in their 40s really do have the same basic bodies as they did when they were 15 — try to animate obese American children. It’s such a surrender! Read more on Animated Michelle Obama Superhero Kills McDonaldland Clown With Dildo…
  we have a winner

Insightful Colorado Billboard Contends There Are Four Obamas

Here is a great work of American art: A billboard from Grand Junction, Colorado, featuring some sort of editorial cartoon inviting voters to “Vote DemocRAT” and hang out with this booth full of offensive Obama caricatures. That actually sounds like it would be rather interesting! This thing was sent in an e-mail to the National Review, which doesn’t openly endorse this for some reason, probably because the artist didn’t sign up for their gay cruise. A somewhat clearer version of this cartoon is after the jump. Read more on Insightful Colorado Billboard Contends There Are Four Obamas…
  death to america

What If … Teabaggers Took Over the Funny Pages

Here is a thought experiment that requires a number of unlikely assumptions. What if Tea Party people had any artistic abilities, instead of being perhaps the most artistically challenged people in History? What if lots of Americans still got a Sunday newspaper and enjoyed a collection of witty, well-drawn comics such as Peanuts and Calvin & Hobbes and The Far Side? And what if, somehow, the Tea Party people took over the comics syndicates and filled America’s beloved Sunday Funnies with a bunch of ham-handed racist troglodyte fringe-right idiot nonsense? Read more on What If … Teabaggers Took Over the Funny Pages…
  nation of bored idiots

America’s Only Thriving Industry: Internet Terrorism

Have you heard about this nut lady? She’s not even religious, or Muslim, or whatever. She is just a nut who finally found a purpose/job, on the Internet. Well everybody needs a Mission, right? Read more on America’s Only Thriving Industry: Internet Terrorism…
  somebody's angry again

OBVIOUS THING HAPPENS: Two things we don’t like, The Family Guy and Sarah Palin, met in the most expected way over the weekend, with the full-time Facebook Anger Bear getting all fake-outraged over the unfunny Fox cartoon’s actually doing that thing she always fake-acuses the entire world of doing: mocking Palin’s retarded child. Why does Rupert Murdoch hate the troops, etc. [Daily News] Read more on …