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Cosmos Recap: The Big Damn Climate Change Episode

We are down to the last two episodes of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, already. You can pretty much bet that this week’s episode, The World Set Free, is going to be the one that gets talked about the most, and probably shown in more classrooms than any other, because after making passing mentions of it in several previous episodes, this is the one where Neil de Grasse Tyson brings out the Big Science guns and talks for the full hour about climate change. This is the episode that you can tell has probably had the most editorial meetings behind it to plan out how to make the case, firmly and clearly, that climate change is real, it’s already here — not off in some distant future — and not only is the science not in dispute, but none of the “alternate” explanations hold water. And for the most part, it works impressively well. Read more on Cosmos Recap: The Big Damn Climate Change Episode…
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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal Bores GOP To Tears In Castro-Length Veep-Tryout Speech

Oh Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal. Why do you still try to talk at people? Don’t you remember the last time you had an audience, when you skulked around corners in your haunted mansion to give the hilarious response to the State of the Union, the unkind comparisons to Mr. Burns, and a skeleton, and Mr. Burns’s skeleton? Remember how everyone mocked you for trying to score cheap political points on spending money on — get this haw haw! — volcano monitoring about five seconds before that terrorist Iceland volcano shut down Europe? Because you are an asshole? Well apparently in addition to being an asshole, you are also super boring and not very self-aware and make people wait 45 minutes listening to you yammer about yourself and your transformative changes before you will let them eat their vittles, and everyone makes fun of you and people laugh. The governor had also requested a 45-minute speaking slot, which he used to talk about everything from the failings of President Obama to his immigrant upbringing and the surprising wisdom of his father’s advice, to the free-market ways to clean up an oil spill, to his own tranformative changes to education policy. Some people liked it. Haha not really. Read more on Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal Bores GOP To Tears In Castro-Length Veep-Tryout Speech…
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Demon Volcano Trying To Kill Obama In Indonesia

Yes, maybe the United States didn’t explode yesterday from all the alien bombs like that lady said they would, but that doesn’t mean the Lizard People won’t SHOOT LAVA IN THE AIR TO COOK BARACK OBAMA. Read more on Demon Volcano Trying To Kill Obama In Indonesia…
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Things To Electrocute And/Or Screw

By the Comics CurmudgeonIs there any more poignant word in the English language than “avuncular”? Literally meaning “in the manner of an uncle,” it has come to denote the sort of interactions that you might have with a relative of an older generation, a relative that you’re fond of, but not really close to: there’s a certain chummy pleasantness, combined with perhaps more license than one expects from someone your parents’ age, masking an underlying lack of true intimacy. Thus it is not inappropriate that our national symbol is not a father or mother figure, but rather a stripey-pantsed Uncle, with whom our relationship might be somewhat ambivalent. It’s still sad to see him get tasered or sewn to a French dude, though! Read more on Things To Electrocute And/Or Screw…
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Remember the Idiot Republican Bobby Jindal Mocking ‘Volcano Monitoring’?

It’s unfair to blame only Bobby Jindal, the boy exorcist of the bayou, for this asinine response to Barack Obama’s first State of the Union address. Why? Because the entire national GOP leadership shares the blame for this dumb bullshit. But doesn’t Bobby look smug while he consults his illustrated Bible for proof that American manufacturing, high-speed trains and geological disasters are all simple tricks of the Devil? Read more on Remember the Idiot Republican Bobby Jindal Mocking ‘Volcano Monitoring’?…
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Bobby Jindal Enrages Volcano Monitoring People By Mocking Volcano Monitoring People

Bobby Jindal’s speechwriters, they are Gods. Check out this little one-two he pulled on the Democrats. See, he sets it up all good-like by saying that the stimulus package included “$140 million for something called ‘volcano monitoring,'” like wtf is that right, and then KA-CHING: “Instead of monitoring volcanoes, what Congress should be monitoring is the eruption of spending in Washington, D.C.” Get this guy a Washington Post column! He’d fit right in, because everyone already despises him. Read more on Bobby Jindal Enrages Volcano Monitoring People By Mocking Volcano Monitoring People…