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When you’re the the cool aunt, you dress up like a T-Rex and take a kid to a protest.

Happy belated Earth Day, Wonkers! Did you celebrate by walking around our dirty mud ball picking up trash and garbage, or did you traipse around some urban hellscape with signs for science yesterday? More than 600 cities, from Washington DC to Sydney, to Tokyo and Kampala, Uganda, people all over the planet came out in support of science and education. In Chicago 40,000 nerds turned out to dodge bullets and bodies while they shuffled around in the apocalyptic nightmare town dressed in goofy costumes with their kids and puppies.

BUT WHY MARCH FOR SCIENCE? Well, the Trump administration refuses to acknowledge climate change, and EPA chief Scott Pruitt is A Idiot. Pruitt has gagged the EPA, and is gutting the agency while the administration pursues energy policies that are inefficient and detrimental to the environment. They’re peeing all over the bathroom wall while you’re still in the middle unclogging the toilet from the last group of assholes.

With or without help, there’s still some people trying to do what they can. Whether it’s some olds teaching kids about the rotating rock ball that flings itself around our solar system every few hundred days, or volunteering to dig in the dirt to find dead reptiles, there’s literally thousands of different things you can do after you make your voice heard. But while you do that, here’s some of the people who strapped on their marching shoes and stomped around Chicago in the name of science! All pictures by me, Dominic the Intern.

These two were ADORABLE! The little one was wearing her Elsa costume, and kept talking about polar bears.
CPD was uncharacteristically calm and nice. They even let me slip past the barricade to take this photo.
Thanks, science!
The Fields Museum! It’s so pretty, and the have many sciences in there.

This guy is the epitome of Chicago fashion, but he was still cool.
They’re “volunteer archeologists.” They spend their own money to go to places, like the Badlands, and dig around in the dirt!
Seriously, these two were the best! They were all, “OMG, science and history!”
This is what it feels like when you talk about international climate policy.
These were some BAD local students who were DEFINITELY NOT doing their homework on Saturday morning! Terrible! Complete failures!
*sigh*
This lady. Wow. She was by herself and marching with such pride and stoicism.
I don’t know what these ladies were talking about, but this was around the time that George Soros was distributing our checks.
These filthy hippies threw their trash on the ground when the recycling bin filled up. The nerve of some people!
Viva la #Resistance!
Yo mama so dirty because Congress continues to deny evidence-based conclusions!
Dad Mode: ENGAGE
MORE science dads!
And here’s some nice time, SCIENCE DOGGOS! Their mom is a biologist who works on many sciences!

Hey, if you liked these, and smiled, and want to science some stuff, maybe click the donate button and send us a few dollars!

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  • boredcatlady
  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨
    • snigsy

      Triple up-vote!

    • Werewolf

      Anyone who didn’t expect Rangers to lead the resistance to evil has obviously never read The Lord of the Rings.

  • BloviateMe

    I’ve peer reviewed the article, and agree with the conclusions.

    • weejee

      Would you like some more? I have four to edit today.

      • BloviateMe

        I totally would, but I have this six pack that needs review.

  • BloviateMe
  • weejee
    • Truthiness2U

      I was one of them! Happy to be marching near the musicians, made the marching that much more enjoyable. More marches should have bands. I mean we know all the good musicians are liberal, so we should ask them help out in further marches. I’m only kinda joking.

  • Alt-dog

    We rode our bikes 20 miles to Southside Park for the march to the Capital in Sacramento:

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/60db147d60653d74ae4bbc1553ea6125978b14e9b5f25f90e665c0445823fed9.jpg

    • efoveks

      Nice hat, too! :)

    • Anna Elizabeth

      You have a nice smile. :)

      • Alt-dog

        Haha. Thanks. I had to sustain it for about 5 minutes while my fellow curmudgeon figured out how to take a picture with his smart phone.

        • Anna Elizabeth

          Then you also have a remarkable ability to not look crazy while holding a pose for a camera. XD

          If I hold my smile too long, my selfies are insane-looking. XD

      • janecita

        A nice mustache too!

    • Panika MCD

      capitOl? (is the only one that is different and refers to the building.)

      • Alt-dog

        Thanks, I’ll fix it. Although if one considers the occupants of that building, the capital might be the more appropriate word.

        • Panika MCD

          capital is the city and the currency. capitol is the building. you can look it up.

          • Alt-dog

            Yeah, I got that. I just blew my attempt to make a joke about my original stupid mistake.

            Frank Zappa once said “There is more business than music in the music business.”

            I was trying to convey that the capital (currency) is more important than the capitol (house of governance) to some of that building’s occupants.

    • tinker12

      Nice hat!!

  • BloviateMe
  • Alt-dog

    Turnout in Sacto was pretty good:

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2108a7155ab0c39fbb7b623f1727e919e3b8fa9e668a2591687006956b79e497.jpg

    Click to embiggen and get the full effect.

  • Chadwells
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    • Panika MCD

      love it!

  • The Librarian

    Thank you for this, Dominic!!! I didn’t protest march yesterday (except in my head), but I marched large puppy around the park and picked up trash.

    • Sister the Resister

      Your mother (this mother, any mother, Mother Earth) thanks you for that!

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  • TJ Barke

    Why are the pics so color saturated?

    • They came out little dull, and I decided to over-science them in photoshop.

      • ifyalikeityashuldaputasw19onit

        YUO MEAN THEY WAS FAKED!@!@!!!!!!!

        • Check back tomorrow and I’ll post all the video footage for my broadcasting class

      • BloviateMe

        If God wanted color in your photos, he would’ve miracled them colored, heathen.

      • You’re trying to blind us with SCIENCE!!??

  • snigsy

    I just learned that Environment Canada has issued a weather alert for a snowstorm tonight for my area. I guess that disproves global warming, right?

    • TJ Barke

      Definitely. Local weather events totally disprove global climate trends.

      • kareemachan

        Hey, meteorology, climatology, they’re all the same right? They both end in “ology” after all…

    • ifyalikeityashuldaputasw19onit

      The UK is supposed to get that cold snap later in the week.

    • Ummmmm….where? And are we really Canadian if we are not bitching about the weather?

      • snigsy

        Manitoba. 5-10 centimeters.

        • bupkus231

          5 – 10 centimeters is not a “snowstorm” – even in mid-April ( and certainly not in middle Canada )

          • snigsy

            In November, no; in April, yes.

        • Celtic_Gnome

          Centimeters? I’m ‘Murican. The only thing I understand about the metric system is two liters and one gram.

  • Alt-dog

    We encountered many young ladies who were very fond of a particular nerd:

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d7e0dfc4ef4179f2ca9d29dd01f735d5e6629d7ebb2a6ee321512b4ca009f256.jpg

    • snigsy

      They are smart young ladies with very good taste.

    • Bec Jenn

      Okay, the nerd in me is looking at the sign on the left and wondering if that is a rocket on her sign or a rod. Though the purple is about what it would show after gram staining.

  • ifyalikeityashuldaputasw19onit

    FRANCE UPDATE:
    From the Guardian…
    Initial vote estimate: Macron and Le Pen through to runoff

    The official first vote estimate for the first round of France’s presidential election shows the independent centrist, Emmanuel Macron, has scored 23.7% of the vote and Marine Le Pen 21.7% and have qualified for the second run-off round.

    Remember, this is not the official result and those figures could yet change.

  • memzilla Ω
    • tinker12

      Dave Horsey is THE BEST!! I’ve seen him on a couple of electric teevee machine news-type shows lately.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Nobody expects the Pruitt Imposition!

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    • BloviateMe

      That made me legit LOL.

    • MizzMazz

      Those goddamn assholes! Increasing our quality of life, keeping us healthy, giving us knowledge, well just fuck them in the ear!

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    • Me The People

      Where does the ‘personal gain’ bit come in, for taking away someone’s faith?

      • Me The People

        I might like to get in on that action if it’s true.

      • George Kaplan

        They live in a Zero-Sum Universe.

        If someone else gains something, then (in their minds) it’s at the expense of ME.
        Alternatively, if I lose something, then it must be because someone else is profiting from it.

        Of course, at the bottom of it all, you can’t take away someone’s faith … or beliefs. They have to give it up.

    • (((fka_donnie_d)))

      Last I checked the only idiot in the room trying to “prove” God is Ray Comfort

    • Panika MCD

      science is more than scatology.

      • snigsy

        The shit you say.

      • Tell that to the bowel cancer screeners

        • Panika MCD

          they’re just techs who refer to the gastroenterologist.

    • DainBramage

      I don’t think I’ve ever seen a scientist try to prove that god doesn’t exist. But what repeatedly happens is that scientific findings show how old the Earth and the universe are, how evolution works and stuff like that. People with puny little “biblically literal” gods think this is a direct challenge to their faith.

      • SayItWithWookies

        If religion doesn’t want to be thought of as anti-science, then they should refrain from making testable statements, much less ones that have been demonstrably false for a while. In fact, to draw some lines around Stephen Jay Gould’s “separate magisteria” idea: science should have everything that’s testable, quantifiable, tangible, subject to some sort of examination. Religion can have everything else.

        • Riley Whodat Venable

          I tell students that Science is for explaining the natural. Religion is for explaining the supernatural. What maters is where the line is drawn between the two.
          That said, I’m still not convinced that wifi isn’t magic.

          • Opalescent Riddles

            Oh, it’s totally magic. The data go in, the data go out, you can’t explain that. You say it’s radio waves? How’d the radio get there? How’d the radio get there?

          • Riley Whodat Venable

            Some clock radios have hands. They could wave I guess. My computer doesn’t have hands. My phone even has a “no hands” app.

          • Opalescent Riddles

            Which Bill O’Reilly quote are you invoking?

          • Lamashtar

            Ooo, I casually made a religion = magic comment in Atlantic once and the trolls came out of nowhere. Apparently, magic is bad witchy Satan stuff and God miracles are superscience that scientists are being bad by disproving with their bad faith-y testing and measuring.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Faceborged. Thanks.

      • SterWonk

        I too. Trying to resist the urge to share awesomeness really is futile.

    • willi0000000
      • Opalescent Riddles

        Science is like being in a dark room and turning on the light switch, because before you came along, a whole lot of people analyzed and experimented with darkness and how to overcome it with electricity.

        • willi0000000

          i would . . . but the damn cat knocked over the lamp and it blew the fuse.

  • Mystery_Poster

    About 1000 in Chattanooga. I looked for Atlanta’s turnout and couldn’t find it anywhere. The AJC just had a general AP story, nothing local.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0206ca021e6c13a077fe073f729cbaf3ce92ada58ae271d7d6783e789326dc68.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ca4b37728aa1b53c5226e604e7b9d4c0a821430ffa69c2a0e47c4d3e741fbf2e.jpg

  • CogitoErgoBibo

    I’m at the IndyCar race in Birmingham, AL right now where they’re (sort of) honoring Science March Weekend with the call to start your engines being given by a mechanical huminoid. So there’s another job taken by a robot.
    https://twitter.com/BarberMotorPark/status/856206723673198592

  • janecita

    In the meantime, CNN is doing its best to become the new Fox, by giving equal air time to a Climate Change denier. Fuck CNN!

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/bill-nye-cnn-climate-change-denier_us_58fc08a6e4b06b9cb91767f1

  • ifyalikeityashuldaputasw19onit
    • MizzMazz

      Well, who hasn’t done that at least once?

    • Msgr_MΩment

      I cook my granola at 350. I wonder if -10 would work, too.

  • TimJ

    I love the totally amped color on these pics!

  • boyblue122

    Am i bad for wanting one of those loose icebergs that is floating around the Atlantic to meet up with the Mar-a-largo so that Drumpf gets to meet climate change head on

  • ifyalikeityashuldaputasw19onit
    • Trolling, trolling, trolling…
      I love it!

      • snigsy

        Another Obama bugg.

    • willi0000000

      same point, a bit shorter.

      “NO, sir. You have the right to an informed opinion!”
      – Harlan Ellison

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  • ifyalikeityashuldaputasw19onit

    ‘Gérard Collomb, the Socialist mayor of Lyon and a Macron supporter, has told France 2 television:

    He has succeeded in doing what few people expected. When, a year ago, we launched his movement En Marche!, people said: ‘It’s impossible, someone who does not belong to a political party can’t reach the second round.” It reveals a serious malaise in society, with people who don’t recognise themselves in the traditional parties. We are, without doubt, beginning a new era.’
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/60afefd58a8815baa15f94028c4532849a7a86f7d5c3bcdfc8e11e8e324df16a.gif

    • Lamashtar

      Isn’t it funny that the centrist moderate is the nontraditional politician?

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  • Alt-dog

    Local fishwrap estimates yesterday’s turnout in Sacramento at 10 to 15 thousand: https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/232dd9820dd0ad28ddd48bfb57d119f7c36544ce97b7686931cc8b298dbba3d2.jpg

  • weejee

    While we are feeling warm and fuzzy over the marching yesterday, let’s not forget…

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ad709ea364492dd6025378f92f56432c285174bf9a08523d4b4b8af39440bb64.jpg

    • ifyalikeityashuldaputasw19onit

      A lot will hinge on the Melenchon Purity Bernies, I fear.
      Vast majority of Fillon votes will go straight to Le Pen.

      • MilwaukeeKent

        For what it’s worth, Fillon just endorsed Macron.

        FILLON CONCEDES, ENDORSES MACRON

        “There is no other choice but to vote against the National Front,” a chastened Fillon said. “I will vote in favor of Emmanuel Macron.”

        per Politico live blog

        • The Wanderer

          Vive Macron!

          • MilwaukeeKent

            If it’s him or the National Front, hell yeah.

          • The Wanderer

            If it’s the National Front or a pile of moldy croissants and a bottle of soured Merlot, vive le Merlot.

          • Lamashtar

            ..That is the way merlot always tastes.

        • ifyalikeityashuldaputasw19onit

          Ayup, posted up top, also too.

    • Panika MCD

      this does not mean the Melenchon Bros get to sit at home being smug and trading memes about their purity in political choices.

    • boyblue122

      yeah, but who is leading the French electoral college

    • jowgajen

      Yay the French get to do their own left of center vs. fucking crazy.

      • ifyalikeityashuldaputasw19onit

        You mean the Democratic Primary?

        *runs away very fast*

  • boyblue122

    Gee, I wonder who the Russians are pulling for with that hashtag

    https://twitter.com/zvezdanews/status/856147503598710785

    Russian ministry of defense twitter account

    • memzilla Ω

      “Media: Macron and Le Pen lead in French presidential elections”
      “Read more: [link]”

    • Lamashtar

      The far right trolls keep using Pepe the frog images. Apparently, no one told them “frog” is an offensive nickname for the French.

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨
    • Shoto

      The only surprise is that we didn’t hear this a long time ago.

  • Shoto

    “Libtards unite in defense of the hoax of science!”

    — Fox News

    • Claire

      You mean rioting. Any gathering of more than two libtards is a violent riot in Fox News world.

      • Shoto

        Good point. I stand corrected.

  • LiPao

    The science deniers are all out in the parking malls and shopping lots.

  • BloviateMe
    • snigsy

      It’s certainly nonstandard spelling but, according to Strunk & White, acceptable nonetheless.

      • Msgr_MΩment

        Alt spelling. Period.

    • i think it might be deliberate. you know, to match protons, neutrons, etc.

  • Jamoche
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    • efoveks

      Must have been missing that corn byproduct.!

    • in other news, cat a ate cat b’s barf this AM.

    • puredog

      Wait — that doesn’t look at all LIKE my dog!

  • Nounverb911

    Are the oceans rising fast enough to wipe away Mar-a-Lago before trump’s impeached?

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/09092b4e59ec582ffb59cd6deb69600b14348f3ffd0bca129329eabe5da732b8.jpg

  • Nounverb911
    • jesterpunk

      He has to go play golf with Shinzō Abe again that one time.

    • Another $2 – 3 million down the spout

      • Nounverb911

        Nah, this course is in Virginia somewhere…

        • boyblue122

          Hes still going to charge the secret service to follow him around and use his golf carts

    • The Wanderer

      But of course.

    • snigsy

      He’s sure getting jowly.

      • Doug Langley

        Holy Richard Nixon.

        • The Wanderer

          Saint Richard Nixon, Patron Saint of Dirty Tricks and Five o’Clock Shadow?

          • Nounverb911

            And flop sweat, too, also.

          • The Wanderer

            No, he was replaced by Trey Gowdy for the flop sweat honors.

          • snigsy

            And dogs and cloth coats.

          • The Wanderer

            Good Republican cloth coats. Oh, and Checkers libel; that poor dog was innocent.

          • Doug Langley

            Yeah? Rumor was he was lookout for the Plumbers at Watergate.

          • The Wanderer

            Far from it. He was, though, a front dog for NORAID’s canine section during The Troubles.

          • Nounverb911

            FUN FACT: Back in the early 80s when I took the Long Island Railroad to work, I drove past the cemetery where Checkers is buried twice a day.

          • The Wanderer

            Interesting!

          • BloviateMe

            Seems like overkill to bury the dog twice a day.

          • Doug Langley

            More lives than Rasputin.

          • The Wanderer

            Doggy Time Lord.

          • Toomush_Inferesistance

            How does he keep digging out?…

          • puredog
          • Shoto

            “I am not a crook useful idiot for Russia.”

      • The Wanderer

        Job stress is already getting to him.

      • puredog

        I read somewhere that he has put on like 43# (?), I think, since the election? The inauguration? At any rate, it’s not your imagination. Anyway, I am just happy for Melania that she does not have to absorb all that blubberic thwapping on a regular basis. Not that I care on her account, particularly, I am just glad that I do not have to contemplate a universe where it takes place.

      • Mike Verkaufer

        You’d think that with all his money he could buy a chin.

        • Celtic_Gnome

          Imagine how much money he’d make if he sold all his extras.

    • IOnlyLikeCats

      Shouldn’t someone playing golf that often be in better shape? He’s starting to look like a Steve Bannon clone.

      • puredog

        Well, MAYBE if he (a) played daily, and (b) walked instead of using a cart, and (c) carried his own bag, it would have a muted, yet still positive, effect. What I don’t get is why you might be rooting for his good health. I find my darker thoughts tend towards the other direction.

        • IOnlyLikeCats

          I look better than he does and I’ve been so anxious the only exercise I’ve been getting is walking the tiny dog during the week.

    • ariel_gee_398

      Between that photo and this tweet, what’s in worse shape at this point – his cognitive function or his body? https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/856172056932700164

    • SayItWithWookies

      There’s ol’ Assmouth, doing what he does best: whatever he criticized the last president for doing less of.

    • gene108

      But he’s wearing a USA hat, so clearly he loves America and is working for our benefit.

      • vivian

        It’s so he can remember where he is.

    • Shoto

      Unhinged orange monster baby is not at Douche-a-Lago, but still…

      https://istrumpatmaralago.org/

  • ifyalikeityashuldaputasw19onit

    France Update:
    Fillon (right wing) concedes and immediately endorses Macron (centre-left) to cockblock Le Pen.
    “We didn’t have a campaign, we had a trial,” says Bruno Retailleau, a surrogate for Fillon, adds to the Républicain voices endorsing Macron. “She is the candidate who would lead to chaos and bankruptcy.”

    • ifyalikeityashuldaputasw19onit

      FILLON CONCEDES, ENDORSES MACRON

      “There is no other choice but to vote against the National Front,” a chastened Fillon said. “I will vote in favor of Emmanuel Macron.”

      • The Wanderer

        I believe the correct phrase in French is “A bas le Front National!”

        • Grumpy Twat

          No. The correct phrase in French is, “Fuck off, Le Pen”, but very loud and with very clear rounded English vowel sounds.

          Otherwise one risks associating oneself just a little too closely with foreigners. And that would never do.

          • The Wanderer

            LOL

      • snigsy

        Serious question: do you think Fillon’s supporters will follow his endorsement?

        • IOnlyLikeCats

          Most of Bernie’s did. Most.

          • ifyalikeityashuldaputasw19onit

            Indeed. Probably learned from Bernie’s inability to herd his cats.

        • ifyalikeityashuldaputasw19onit

          Enough to make a dent in her bottom line. But yeah, probably why he came out so quickly.

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨
  • ifyalikeityashuldaputasw19onit
    • snigsy

      Les Flics?

    • The Wanderer

      Next week on The Hound and the Whore!

      • ifyalikeityashuldaputasw19onit

        Wait, which one’s which again?

        • The Wanderer

          Hee! I predicted that someone would ask something along those lines.
          I ain’t tellin.’

          • ifyalikeityashuldaputasw19onit

            He hee! I was thinking of it in French too, aussi.

    • IOnlyLikeCats

      This is the one time I hope the cliche of the woman partner being disgraced or dying holds true. (EDIT: To make it clear, I hope she loses, not dies.)

    • Shoto

      So that’s probably going to be the runoff, right?

      Don’t fuck it up, France.

  • tegrat

    Around 3K in sleepy little Santa Barbara (our oil-spill in 1979 partly inspired Earth Day).

  • ifyalikeityashuldaputasw19onit
    • The Wanderer

      I wish we had the Total Perspective Vortex. We need to stick a few people in there to broaden their horizons a tad.

    • BloviateMe

      Look how flat it is.

    • Shoto

      I can almost see the rings around Barstow.

  • The Wanderer

    Cher Marine le Pen: Je vais dans votre direction générale. Votre mère était un hamster, et votre père sentait des baies de sureau. J’égale mes organes génitaux à ta tante.

    • ifyalikeityashuldaputasw19onit

      “C’est seulement une légère blessure de chair”
      Le Pen, later tonight.

      • The Wanderer

        (giggles)

      • phoenix00

        I understood that!

  • Nephilim
    • The Wanderer

      “Look what you’ve done! I’m melting! melting! Oh, what a world! What a world!”

      • Toomush_Inferesistance

        Who poured water on that ocean?!….

        • The Wanderer

          “Just a drop of water in an endless sea . . . “

          • The Witch of Endor

            All we do…

  • Claire

    Politico has Fillon trailing Le Pen by two percentage points as of 2:50. I don’t suppose there’s any chance he’ll catch up but I can hope. I hate him, but Marine Le Pen, what the fuck.

  • Shoto

    The signs above were (are) really good. Buncha damn smartass libtards.

    • OrG

      Smartass > Dumbass. Science fact.

  • kareemachan

    My kid was there! But I didn’t see her in any of the photos – I hope she took some herself.

  • ifyalikeityashuldaputasw19onit

    “Marine Le Pen’s best chance to beat Emmanuel Macron is fundamental anger at the French political system, translated into high rates of abstention among dissatisfied voters, including by ambivalent supporters of François Fillon in particular. Today’s turnout of around 80 percent shows that high abstention rates are unlikely. Also, unlike with Brexit where the Leave and Remain campaigns swapped poll leads, and the U.S. election where Hillary Clinton only ever achieved single digit poll leads, Emmanuel Macron is leading Marine Le Pen by 20 to 30 percent in head-to-head match-ups.”

    — Ryan Heath

    • ifyalikeityashuldaputasw19onit

      Today in ‘Tear Gas: You’re Doing It Wrong.’
      “Police have fired tear gas on the Place de la Bastille in eastern Paris as crowds of young people, some from anarchist and anti-fascist groups, gathered to protest at Marine Le Pen’s second-place finish and her hardline, anti-immigrant policies.”

      • aux armes citoyens!!

        • ifyalikeityashuldaputasw19onit

          sans culottes, en avant!

          • MilwaukeeKent

            Sans culottes! Sans pantaloons!

          • ifyalikeityashuldaputasw19onit

            Avec votes!

      • ifyalikeityashuldaputasw19onit

        Meanwhile, true to form, the fourth-place, Bernie-esque Melenchon is refusing to concede…

  • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance
    • ariel_gee_398

      Has someone photoshopped Comey into one of those “but her emails” photos yet? I’m thinking him, on the bow of the Titanic, shouting “But her emails!” just as it hits the iceberg.

  • ifyalikeityashuldaputasw19onit
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  • The Witch of Endor

    Gorgeous photos, Dominic. The writing and the captions are pretty damn good, as well.

  • jesterpunk

    So Bernie is now defending Ann Coulter and saying she should be allowed to speak. Funny I dont remember him telling his supporters to STFU and stop acting like children at the DNC especially the California group.

    https://reason.com/blog/2017/04/22/bernie-sanders-says-ann-coulter-has-righ

    • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

      Remember the “Eat beans for Bernie” idiots?

    • ifyalikeityashuldaputasw19onit
    • Shoto

      Oh, for fuck’s sake.

      Hey Bernie: You’re not being helpful. Yes, you’re very good on income inequality, but for the good of the constituency you’re purporting to represent, you need to stay in that lane. More specifically, everyone needs to be rowing in the same direction as we approach the 2018 elections (and beyond). If you ain’t part of the solution, then you’re part of the problem.

      • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba

        Or part of the precipitate.

      • Thanks to Bernie, I’ve gotten to the point where I think the DNC needs to pass a rule that no candidate for President can run on the party line unless they’ve been a member of the party for several years. Oh, and close the primaries, and do away with the caucuses. He’s been very much someone who wants his cake and eat it too.

      • Undocumented Skwerl!

        Sometimes silence is the best position Bernie.

    • Prof. T. Green Bastard

      “People are saying you’re regressive on women’s rights, sir. We need to change the perception.”

      “Alright. I’ll defend a woman’s right to be as much of a bigoted, myopic, privileged shitbag as any man. Next.”

    • boyblue122

      Defends Ann Coulter, finger wags Jon Ossoff.

      Bernie needs to go away

      • jesterpunk

        That would be nice if he went away and was never heard from again.

        • Snopes Shop

          He can stay in the Senate where he belongs and where he does some good.

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      Berkeley is in a damned if they do, damned if they don’t pickle. If they do let her speak, there will be demonstrations and protests and disruption. If they don’t, then she and the people sponsoring her have a very strong First Amendment case (even hate speech is protected speech so long as there is no incitement to violence, as the various cases protecting Neo-Nazis and entities like the Westboro Baptist Church in their right to parade or speak in public places demonstrate) against the University for imposing “content-based restrictions”.
      That said, he really should not be wading into this discussion.

      • jowgajen

        Berkeley has consistently held the correct position between allowing the far right to speak and ensuring the safety of their community. At this point, these events are being scheduled with the express purpose of using Berkeley as a punching bag. They don’t want to speak. They want attention and national headlines.

        • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

          Then it comes down to not rising to the obvious bait.

        • Bitter Scribe

          Really. Why do those asswipes insist on coming to Berkeley?

          I’m a Stanford alum and Berkeley is the enemy. Except for now. Go Golden Bears!

      • Undocumented Skwerl!

        As for the law: If there is a public safety issue Berkley will win, but also remember if Ann says anything remotely inciting and violence erupts, it’s on her.

        • Lamashtar

          The solution is simple: require people to pay for the necessary security and insurance in case people get hurt. There is already online evidence that there are agents provocateurs who deliberately start violence at Berkley events. Berkeley is a famous leftwing symbol, and this is *intentionally* tarnishing it, so that the RWNJ can point to leftie protests and accuse us of violence.

    • PressSecretaryCaptainHowdy

      Calling hate speech “somebody’s two cent’s worth” is pretty fucking clueless and tone deaf in a certain very specific way.

      • jesterpunk

        But Bernie is only worried about white middle class men, dont you know trying to help anyone except for them is identity politics and bad?

    • Truthiness2U

      Berkley isn’t impeding Coulter’s right to speak, they just reconsidered hosting her while doing so. She can speak all she wants…just not on their campus/property, with security/facilities paid for by them. Berkely should have stuck by it’s guns, and not hosted her.

  • Shoto

    We lost the brilliant, influential guitarist Allan Holdsworth just one week ago today. I still can’t quite get my tiny little pea brain around the loss. At least there remains a significant body of recorded work, which will undoubtedly be studied and enjoyed for years to come.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/18/arts/music/allan-holdsworth-virtuoso-guitarist-dies-at-70.html?_r=0

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yll1FS-YcT0

    • Alt-dog

      Saw him with Jean Luc Ponty in the mid-70s. He played some unbelievably beautiful and intricate solos.

      And to bring things full circle, I’d seen Ponty a couple years earlier playing with Frank Zappa, who I saw again a few years later playing with Chad Wackerman, who is the drummer in this video. It’s a small world.

  • Martini Ambassador 🍸

    Macron did better than expected, and both Fillon and Hamon have thrown their support behind him in their concessions. It’s looking less rosy for Trumpy’s favorite French racist trollop.
    https://twitter.com/lemondefr/status/856227945576321026

    • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

      “Another big “R” win in France today. Marine will defeat ultra-liberal guy next month. Glad to help.” #DeletedTrumpTweets

      • Martini Ambassador 🍸

        Hehe! In reality though, Macron isn’t particularly liberal, calls himself and his newly-formed political party centerist. Although in general, France tends to swing more liberal than France, so my take is that he’s sort of Hillary-esque.

        • The Witch of Endor

          Help me out here. Did you mean to write “France tends to swing more liberal than France,…”?

          I’m only asking because I’m just a little bit toasted.

          • Martini Ambassador 🍸

            Ha, no! I’m 3 full wine glasses into the evening. Make that “France tends to swing more liberal than the US.”

        • ifyalikeityashuldaputasw19onit

          Nah, he’s former socialist party, moving towards the centre, but pro-business, cosy europhile and so probably rather neoliberal in practice.
          The fact that the Euro has jumped up – even with Le Pen making the second round, says it all, business-wise.

    • TJ Barke

      Trollop libel!

      • Ms.MLG on Maui

        I love that word. Trifling trollop!

    • Me The People

      Fuckin’ A! A Le Pen victory would have been a disaster for Europe and probably the world as well as France.

      • Martini Ambassador 🍸

        Well, we still need to do the 2nd round runoff, so no certainty yet. But I agree, she would be catastrophic.

        • Me The People

          Yeah it’s not a done deal yet, and I’m sure Russia will be doing it’s part to try to turn it in her favour. But so far so good.

        • ifyalikeityashuldaputasw19onit

          Just waiting for Melenchon to stop being a little bitch, and it’ll be a full-house endorsement of Macron.

  • canes_pugnaces

    Whomever used the color filter on these photos needs to be punished.

    • The Witch of Endor

      I didn’t realize that a filter was used, but I still like them.

      But now that I think about it, it’s a good way to make sure the signs are easy to read.

    • TJ Barke

      That would be the Wonkintern.

  • notaten

    The doggie in the last photo: “Say something about my Mom, I dare you.” So freekin cute!

  • The Wanderer

    Hmm. Just lovely: NBC’s reporting that the DPRK is now threatening Australia with nukes for its continued alliance with, and support of, the US.

    • ifyalikeityashuldaputasw19onit

      I thought Trump hated the Aussies?

      • boyblue122

        Pence went there and apologized for Trump

        • puredog

          Yeah, but passive-aggressive city. Some apology. “We made the deal. We’ll stand by the deal. But that doesn’t mean we admire the deal.” Fuckwad.

    • Nounverb911

      The Aussies should just send the DPRK a ship load of Vegemite… That’ll nauseate them into submission.

      • PressSecretaryCaptainHowdy

        And Men At Work solo projects.

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      A little over 8500 kilometers between Pyongyang and Sydney. I think at the moment the Aussies are out of range (assuming the thing doesn’t blow up on the pad).

    • Martini Ambassador 🍸

      Jesus. The world can’t handle two unhinged baby-men leaders at he same time.

    • Anna Elizabeth

      It used to be the DPRK did it’s Dumb threats to remind China that if they don’t keep propping the DPRK up, then China will have many millions of starving NK refugees on their hands.

      But I cannot fathom what this latest round of insanity is motivated by.

  • boyblue122
    • Me The People

      Many of us still dream of moving to the country, but seriously – the people.

      • ifyalikeityashuldaputasw19onit

        I almost bought a little apartment in Paris, way back. Only a fucking idiot would buy a house out in the country. Especially if you speak English.

        • Martini Ambassador 🍸

          It sort of depends where on the country, though. I’m in the rural southwest these days, and my neighbors, for the most part, are libs. But not all. Uneducated assholes exist here too.

          • ifyalikeityashuldaputasw19onit

            Agreed, sorry, my reply was specifically about the French.
            You don’t get that sort of shit in Italy or Spain, or Germany, for instance.

          • Martini Ambassador 🍸

            To be clear, I’m in France. As per the maps I’ve seen, the right-wing voters are in the north and southeast. The country folk aren’t all bad.

            http://www.slate.fr/story/143195/vote-fn-cartes-france

          • puredog

            Still, it helps if you studied French and had a knack for languages.

          • Martini Ambassador 🍸

            Oh, I totally suck at languages. But my neighbors are patient with me. I think they are generally amused at the effort. And for some reason, they think American accents are sexy. LOL!

          • ifyalikeityashuldaputasw19onit

            Looks like you fell on your feet there!

          • ifyalikeityashuldaputasw19onit

            Sure, then they’re just snarky and sarcastic with you and your stupid accent and mispronounced words. :)

          • puredog

            That was not my experience. As in most countries, if you make a credible attempt to communicate in their language, people are supportive. Oh, sure, there are assholes, but there are always assholes. I still remember an employee at a Paris news kiosk complimenting me on my French. YMMV, and probably will.

          • Claire

            I went to Paris last year. I haven’t spoken French since high school, but every person I talked to was so supportive of my fumbling and willing to speak French with me – airport workers, waiters, sales staff in high-end boutiques, police, people on the street, cranky old people running booths by the Seine, everyone. It was one of the best things about my trip.

        • The Witch of Endor

          As beautiful as Paris is, I wouldn’t live there on a bet. My god, the prices!

          • ifyalikeityashuldaputasw19onit

            Compared to London, anywhere is cheap!

          • Claire

            If I had the money I’d live there in a heartbeat, prices and all. Prices are only low in places no one wants to live.

        • Me The People

          I think the countryside is like that everywhere though. America, France, the UK. It’s where you find most of your Trumpkins, Brexiters and Euro-fascists.

      • Ms.MLG on Maui

        There were many, many good things about growing up rural. It’s where I belong, but there are downsides. One of the things I love about Maui is that it’s rural AND diverse. That’s something I didn’t have growing up. It’s a nice combination.

        • Me The People

          Sounds great – yeah I guess if a little research is done, it’s possible to find a lot of rural places with mostly normal people. Shame it’s not generally like that though.

          • ifyalikeityashuldaputasw19onit

            I was really lucky finding my place, which is a ferry ride from Vancouver. But it’s British Columbia, and the entire province is pretty chill (compared to Alberta)

          • Suttree

            The Texass del Norte?

          • Suttree

            It’s called Vermont

          • Ms.MLG on Maui

            I don’t know if there’s anywhere with mostly normal people!

          • Actually, most of the people here are pretty nice. Conservative as all get out, but nice. In fact, we tend to be reflexively nice, since it makes a nice contrast with NYC’s attitudes.

            One of the things you find out is that there’s a sort social stratification, which isn’t based so much on wealth as it is on “how long your family has been around.” It goes:
            Native>local>new here>seasonal.
            Natives are people whose family has been here for a couple of generations, locals are people who live here year-round, the “new here” is self-explanatory, and seasonals are the snowbirds. I’m both a native and a local, so even though I’m what passes for a wild-eyed liberal Democrat up here, it means that I can get along quite nicely. Of course, my family’s reputation also helps… “Don’t fuck with us” was our unofficial motto.

        • Suttree

          I am glad that I lived in Vermont for high school. Getting stoned, driving the backwoods logging trails, and swimming at all kind of lakes and ponds. Plus jumping off of the cliffs at the old mine.

          • ifyalikeityashuldaputasw19onit

            Ah! Reminds me of a road trip, I did a little low cliff-type jumping at a place called Rainbow Rocks or Pool or something, near Yosemite. That was fun.

          • puredog

            You mean quarry? I have very fond memories of the quarries of Bloomington.

          • Ms.MLG on Maui

            I have to live somewhere with lots of nature and space. That’s what I love.

        • When I was getting ready to move out to Colorado, the woman I was moving in with tried to warn me. She said “This area is very rural and clannish. It’s not as cosmopolitan as you’re used to.” She wondered why I broke out laughing… she’d described exactly where I’d spent most of my youth. Six months later, she said “What the hell is it about you? I’ve lived here for four years, and most of these people will barely say hello to me. You come rolling in, and they treat you like a long-lost relative!” My response? “I know how they think.”

          • Ms.MLG on Maui

            Exactly. You know the language!

    • OrG

      So, do they call fascism/racism economic anxiety there also too?

    • Suttree

      I am an unemployed blue-collar worker. I want to punch fuckers like this. With Nazi votes of course.

      • The Witch of Endor

        The operative word that you leave out (because you’re not) is “uneducated”.

        That is the problem that needs to be addressed.

        • ifyalikeityashuldaputasw19onit

          needz moar economic distress also too

  • Suttree

    Nice Dom. Thanks for the pics!

  • Nounverb911
  • President in Exile Firefly
  • Undocumented Skwerl!

    So I just bumped into my first anti-scientist troll. His beef is that scientists are arrogant and hide behind peer review and won’t engage in open debate with “the public” about their beliefs.

    I gave him a piece of my mind.

    • Ms.MLG on Maui

      Beliefs? Lol…

      • PressSecretaryCaptainHowdy

        The valorization of “belief” as such is problematic, is it not.

      • Prof. T. Green Bastard
        • PressSecretaryCaptainHowdy

          Oh wow what is that I must see it.

          • Prof. T. Green Bastard

            Silicon Valley

        • OrG

          Jump off of a sky scraper you’re gonna go splat whether you “believe” in gravity or not.

    • jesterpunk

      “Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread
      winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the
      false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.’”

      Isaac Asimov

    • Prof. T. Green Bastard

      “Validate my ignorance!!”

      • Claire

        They complain about participation trophies for everyone else, but they expect their uninformed opinions to be given just as much weight as an expert’s.

    • boyblue122

      Why do only qualified scientists get to peer review scientific studies. Boggles the mind

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      Uh-huh. So how exactly is say, a geophysicist, supposed to argue at a level that is accessible to “the public” (by which I mean the people who still think this hunk of rock is about 6000 years old)?

      • Undocumented Skwerl!

        Oh he can, but as those of us who have had those conversations know they just suck up all cognitive function. “The public” will just keep moving from one debunked theory to another until they exhaust them, when they just return to the first one.

        “But how come smoke blows out of the collapsing towers? It’s a controlled demolition, compressed air doesn’t act that way!!!!*”

        *a.k.a. Moving from high to low pressure to arrive at equilibrium.

        • FukuiSanYesOta

          See also the “Gish gallop”

    • puredog

      Insert Isaac Asimov quote here.

    • Um… wow, that’s weapons grade stupid right there. Scientists do not debate “beliefs” they debate the data. Tell him he’s always welcome to repeat the experiments himself (the methods and materials are in the papers), and then discuss why he agrees or disagrees.

    • Ωbjectifier

      Maybe cuz their beliefs are based on the myths of iron age goat herders.
      Some of us have moved on.

    • SnarkON

      Jesus Christ. Fuck those idiots and their “open debate,” which just means, “You have to respect me for believing utter bullshit.”

    • Claire

      The new right seems to be defined by their complete refusal to, among other things, recognize the meaning of words. “Fake news” is now “news I don’t like.” “Smug” and “arrogant” mean “people whose mere existence makes me feel bad about my lack of intelligence,” or “people who have the gall to be happy and productive while my life is a rotting septic tank,” depending on context. “Patriot” means “Person who hates American government, institutions, culture, and at least 75% of the American population.” “The public” means dumb-as-a-post conservative white people who get their ideas about the world from the Bible and Alex Jones. It’s exhausting keeping up with their neologisms.

      • artem1s

        they also willfully ignore that peer reviews works exactly right in that it keeps the ideas of blithering idiots out of scientific and academic discourse. Science isn’t a fucking feel good survey.

  • phoenix00

    WITH ANIMALS!!!! Thanks Dom!

  • PressSecretaryCaptainHowdy
    • puredog

      Where’s the GoFundMe? I’m in.

    • Martini Ambassador 🍸

      Start the GoFundMe, stat!

    • artem1s

      Can we reseal his ass in the Crystal Cave too? Arthur will be back any minute now and they can both save England together, I promise.

  • I am eating baguette with chevre and spicy pepperoni. I has a happy

  • Bitter Scribe

    Cool photos.

    Only what have we come to, when science needs defending?

    • Little Doll–MOAMF

      The brink, Bitter, the brink. :(

      • Bitter Scribe

        OrG, SnarkOn and Little Doll: Oh I know. It’s just so fucking depressing to have the same stupid argument, over and over and over, one generation after another. Is it ever going to stop?

    • SnarkON

      Not that this makes it OK, but science has always needed defending. #Galileo #ScopesMonkeyTrial #Darwin

      • artem1s

        getting rid of CFCs, leaded gas, cancer sticks…

    • OrG

      Really not new. Intelligent design etc. been around for awhile.

  • Little Doll–MOAMF

    Gorgeous and inspiring! Thank you Dominic!

  • Nounverb911
    • Prof. T. Green Bastard

      “…So there!”

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      Okay, so what’s he deflecting from?

      • Nounverb911

        Everything?

      • ifyalikeityashuldaputasw19onit

        The fact he’s going to prison?

      • Prof. T. Green Bastard

        Trying to spin a 40% approval rating as good, Nat’l Enquirer is running headlines proclaiming him ignorant of all the Russian dealings in his admin…

        The whole plan is imploding & he’s trying to pivot to innocent & naïve. Poor American President, duped by app his underlings. He’s abt as skilled @ covering his lies as a 4 year old.

        • artem1s

          so do I get this right? his defense is going to be that he would have totally beat Hillary anyway, even if he hadn’t colluded with the Russians? OMG what a fucking moronic tool this asshat is. Congratulations GOP, you went out and found the biggest patsy in the history of the universe. Well fucking done.

        • miss_grundy

          The National Enquirer is dissing him? But he and the owner of that fish wrap are BFFs. Could it be that his buddy will throw him under a bus?????

          • Prof. T. Green Bastard

            I think they’re actually trying to paint him out as the only clean one in the whole mess, completely oblivious to what was being plotted around him.

            They’re also selling slightly used bridges on page 7.

    • ifyalikeityashuldaputasw19onit

      Desperate need to be legitimate says what?

    • Little Doll–MOAMF

      WHO! GIVES! A! FUCK! ABOUT! YOUR! FUCKING! ELECTION! RESULTS! ANYMORE?! STFU, you twat!

      No one! Fuck off and die with votes! Dumbass!!!

      JFC.

    • boyblue122

      Trump feels like Al Bundy talking about his High School Football glory days at this point

    • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

      What a fucking dipshit.

    • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

      “Wrong big”!?!?? Seriously, you fucking moron? BTW, you had your flaccid orange ass kicked in the popular vote, douchnozzle.

      • miss_grundy

        This is the same clown who had to have German chancellor Angela Merkel explain to him eleven (11) times that he could not have a trade treaty with Germany. That it had to be with the European Union. She had to explain this to him ELEVEN TIMES!

        • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

          But not twelve! The glass is half full! #Winning!

    • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

      I have seen more intelligent, well-informed people than Donnie squeegeeing windshields at intersections for a buck a throw.

    • Ms.MLG on Maui

      The person who wrote that was obviously suffering from a concussion…oh, wait…it’s Donnie.

    • jesterpunk

      Can we have a new election just to prove Trump wrong?

    • The Wanderer

      Your winner of the 2017 Spot The Looney contest, ladies and gentlemen.

      • Can we enter him in the How Not To Be Seen contest, next?

        • The Wanderer

          Only if we can convince him to hide in the middle bush.

    • miss_grundy

      Anyone who thinks this clown in a strong leader is either suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia. And they should be institutionalized.

  • Paperless Tiger

    Trump and them will cause an epidemic. I hate being a prophet. Reagan slashed public health funding and caused a TB epidemic. They never learn.

    • Courser_Resistance

      Oh, there is so much shit out there waiting to kill us the moment we drop our guard….

      • Well, if it doesn’t kill us, it just leaves permanent disfiguration and other problems…

    • artem1s

      probably gonna be another round of TB to go with HIV (already happening in Indiana, thank Pence) and Hepatitis from all the Oxy addicts switching to heroin. And that’s not counting Zika moving north of the Mason Dixon because of climate change. If, it turns out that there are no long term affects of Zika infection in adults we will only have to deal with a Thalidomide type of epidemic that will be forgotten when the current crop of infected infants die off. If Zika hides out in the human body like Herpes or HIV, then there is no telling devastating it might be or how long it will be with us.

  • Wellstone En Resistencia, Coño

    Fox News attacking the march in 3, 2, …

    • JohnBull

      Real Americans were at home, on their computers, driving their kids to church, eating out at restaurants–NONE of which require science.

  • Wild Cat

    SCIENCE gave Ann Coulter her sex change op, and made her a curiosity on a show MC’d by a ‘liberal.’
    SCIENCE gave Tom Cruise his facial-reconstruction surgery, and hence 35+ years of horrible Hollywood/Scientology productions.
    SCIENCE gave SE Cupp bigger boobs.
    SCIENCE gave Rupert Murdoch the ability to spread lies across seven continents in a nanosecond.
    SCIENCE gave Vladdy Putin the ability to fuck on his wife at an old age.
    SCIENCE made Glenn Greenwald’s lisp sputter out of your computer.
    SCIENCE has kept Dick Cheney alive for an extra fifty years.

    Fuck Science.

    • Snopes Shop

      Glenn Greenwald’s lisp FTW

      • Wild Cat

        His lisp and corruption has aided in fucking the world over.

    • The Witch of Endor
    • doktorzoom

      While it’s not in the official rules, we don’t do “Ann Coulter is a dude” jokes here, because they’re insulting to trans people. The entire premise of the joke is that there’s something wrong or shameful about being trans, and that is not OK here.

      You’ve been around here long enough to know there are several trans readers. You should know better.

      — Dok Zoom, Yr Friendly Neighborhood Comments Moderator

  • Anna Elizabeth

    OT – Anna;s still got it. XD I walked to the little store in blouse, miniskirt, fishnets, and mid-heel boots. Some honking, but I always get that. But, back in my apartment complex, two young men leaving the basketball court were checking me out, and the cutest was Big Smile and told me he likes my outfit. :D

    They were *really* young tho, like I’d need to see I.D. XD I love when males actually approach and compliment me tho.

    • SnarkON

      Anna, I’m so happy you’re out there being your true self, and I completely support your right to do that–and to pee in any goddamn bathroom you want, and to marry whomever you want. I want to say this as gently and without judgment as I can because this has been on my mind lately. As a cis woman, sometimes I do wonder if newly transitioned people get that being a woman is more than just cute clothes. It’s spending your whole life as a second-class citizen. It’s dealing with the risk of pregnancy for the 30+ years of your reproductive life. It’s being subjected to constant possibility that you will be harassed, abused, raped or murdered at the hands of a man. It’s breast cancer and uterine cancer and 77 cents for every man’s dollar. It’s becoming completely powerless and invisible the minute you turn 50 and lose your attractiveness to men. I love that you’re enjoying the clothes and the fashion, but I wonder if the trans community truly gets the big picture. PLEASE DON’T FEEL INSULTED BY THIS. I am truly an ally and mean no harm, and I feel safe in my anonymity that I can even bring up this topic. I have trans friends IRL and don’t know how to ask them.

      • Prof. T. Green Bastard

        2 thoughts:
        -trans people are 4 times more likely to be murdered than the ‘general population’, so I say yes, most all of these folk are aware of the violence.

        -77 cents is for white ladies. For WOC, it’s down around 50¢.

        • SnarkON

          Yeah, I know trans and gay people are much more subject to violence. But if you’re biologically born with male parts you at least have the option to appear male ***in specific situations where you might fear for your life***. As for the money…even worse. [Stuff between the asterisks added for clarification.]

          • Prof. T. Green Bastard

            So, the decision to live as you feel comes w incredible risk. You have to want it bad enough & be strong enough to walk into a fire.

            Or you can shove it away & hide it for fear of being abused. It’s a sad, horrible choice that drives a lot of good ppl to all sorts of self-destructive behavior.

          • SnarkON

            I agree with all of those things. Maybe read my original post before you get furious at me.

          • Prof. T. Green Bastard

            I’m cooler than Freddy Jackson sipping a milkshake in a snowstorm. & I’ve been nothing but civil.

            Your post was a bit insensitive. If you disagree, go ahead n read it out to your IRL trans friends, see what they think.

          • SnarkON

            I’m deleting it. It’s not worth getting into a flame war over. But I also think you two are very thin-skinned. What I said in that post is true, and it wasn’t mean.

          • ifyalikeityashuldaputasw19onit

            FTR I’m sorry that anyone read it in a hostile manner. It clearly wasn’t meant that way IMO. But hey, I’m the only one typing now, so I’ll shut up too! :)

          • SnarkON

            Thanks. (Not for shutting up, but for not flaming me.)

          • PressSecretaryCaptainHowdy

            What you said was unfuckingbelievably clueless, condescending, insulting, and offensive, and it is not the first time you have done that. I am blocking you.

          • SnarkON

            Right back at you. No room in my life for thin-skinned anonymous commenters.

          • ifyalikeityashuldaputasw19onit

            TBH I’d say it was pretty sensitive. It’s a post on a forum/comments section. You aren’t going to get perfect score in sentence structure and tone, and there were some honest questions there.

          • Prof. T. Green Bastard

            Most of it was fine, I thought. I pointed out two spots that rankled a bit & its a huge dog pile, apparently.

            The suggestion to read her comment out to her friends wasn’t snark. Probably better than anonymously online, tbh.

          • ifyalikeityashuldaputasw19onit

            It’s all good, I think. Especially from my end. IME everyone gets really antsy discussing the topic. I am all chill with the milkshakes too.

          • ifyalikeityashuldaputasw19onit

            That’s the thing, it isn’t actually an option.
            That way madness (and suicide) lies.

          • jowgajen

            I was willing to defend you as at least trying to understand until here. You can fuck right off.

            We do not have a goddamn choice between authenticity and death. Telling someone they can hide as a man or a straight person is asking them to live a little death. It has a shocking tendency to become actual death.

            Not gonna take any more time to school you, though. That’s on you.

          • SnarkON

            Oh FFS. I’m the fucking patent of a gay kid. Fuck you.

          • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

            How about you take a walk? Like right now. Walk away. You are throwing stones and then blaming people for being hypersensitive or thin-skinned because the things you are saying are borderline transphobic (and throwing up the “I have a child that is gay” as a defense is no better than the bigot saying “Hey, I have black friends!” in my opinion).

            Take.

            A.

            Walk.

        • Anna Elizabeth

          He’s just pissed because I blocked him.

          • Prof. T. Green Bastard

            Oh. I thought this was a genuine person.

            Saving the rest of my breath for bong rips.

          • SnarkON

            If you blocked me, I’m not pissed but am sorry to hear that, and I”m a woman.

          • ifyalikeityashuldaputasw19onit

            Okay, well look, I’ll continue the side discussion. Yes, the cute/sexy clothes thing seems to be a process of settling on one’s own style/fashion sense.
            Is it the ‘sexy outfits’ thing that bothers you? Because I don’t thing anyone thinks it’s just ‘cute clothes’, otherwise that’s just your common or garden variety transvestitism.
            Transexuals really, honestly do feel trapped in the wrong body – and often it’s supporessed and they don’t get to have the teenage girl sleepover, make-up and fashion tips stuff. It’d be like dropping a woman, who’s been forced to act conservatively all her life, into a mechanic’s garage and expecting her to merge straight away.
            It’s part of a long process of refinement AFAIK IMHO ETC… HTH :)

          • SnarkON

            The sexy clothing thing doesn’t bother me at all. I love sexy clothing, and if I were trans and finally living as my true self, I would be all over the sexy clothing. All I was saying is that being a woman is more than just being pretty. It actually sucks a lot of the time. I think of Caitlyn Jenner and how her definition of womanhood seems to be mostly about fashion.

          • ifyalikeityashuldaputasw19onit

            I agree, it is a term of reference – but without the internal bits and the cycles, maybe fashion is even more of a crutch?
            Again, just thinking out loud.

          • jowgajen

            Or perhaps she has a clear view from the margins of how important appearances are in how you are viewed and treated in our society.

          • jowgajen

            I feel that Caitlyn gets to explore her sense of womanhood from whatever framework she has. Like all of us, she is an evolving human and should be granted the space she needs to grow within.

          • SnarkON

            Again, I agree.

          • ifyalikeityashuldaputasw19onit

            Hmm… not sure that’s productive, but I understand your sensitivity.

      • ifyalikeityashuldaputasw19onit

        Buttinsking, and speaking only in my capacity of working _with_ someone for a long time: they have hated their body/self for decades and is only now transitioning at a late stage (and with the added caveat that I don’t understand the sexy times stuff anyway) I think it’s about wanting to be accepted as a woman: i.e. an attractive/pretty/etc…
        So, the attention is a validation, more than a sexualisation?
        Also, a lot of trans people get untold shit, in small and large ways. I think they get that. And you need all the confidence boosts you can get.
        Also, too, relevant maybe:
        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b699e75fb8489a363ac6c8f837a77f34fd08ff2150b3bc6278e48fbd37f75fff.jpg

  • Jamoche
    • The Witch of Endor

      I shouldn’t laugh. But I did. LOL!

  • Courser_Resistance

    That’s awesome Dominic! Loved all the signs.

  • Claire
  • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

    Chuck Todd: It’s Becoming Hard To Ignore Trump’s Conflict Of Interests Anymore

    Keep trying Chuck. Based on your history, I’m sure you’ll manage it somehow…

    http://crooksandliars.com/2017/04/chuck-todd-its-becoming-hard-ignore-trumps

    • OrG

      Becoming?

      • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

        Ik, r?

    • Don’t worry, Chuck. Trump will read a speech as written soon, and you can go back to gushing how presidential he was.

      • artem1s

        or bomb some more brown people

    • Bitter Scribe

      It’s not hard at all to realize that you and your fellow major media reporters paid no attention until it was too fucking late.

    • SayItWithWookies

      Would it hurt Chuck’s reputation as a journalist if he suddenly started paying attention to obvious and disturbing issues?

      • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

        No…but it might piss off his bosses.

      • OrG

        He has a reputation as a journalist?

        • miss_grundy

          Forget the reputation! He’s a journalist? I doubt it. Perhaps he majored in “Communications” in college but that doesn’t make him a journalist.

    • Anna Elizabeth

      I don’t think Choad could pour piss out a boot if the heel said “Here’s How To be a Smug TV Asshole” on it.

    • Ms.MLG on Maui

      If only there had been information regarding his conflicts of interest BEFORE the election!

      • Martini Ambassador 🍸

        Still, ain’t nothing compared to emails.

        • natoslug

          I hear it was a sharpened sheath of emails that she used to murder Vince Foster.

        • PressSecretaryCaptainHowdy

          There was serious suspicion of pay to play, so serious, in fact, that the Los Angeles Times had to do a front page lead story on it. Why do people keep blaming the media?

          • miss_grundy

            Because most of the media chose not to investigate those conflicts of interest, or the perving of beauty contestants, or the grabbing of the p*ssies, the multiple bankruptcies, the thousands of lawsuits because he didn’t pay blue-collar contractors for the work they performed on his properties, the use of dodgy undocumented workers on his properties, the real estate scams, and those are just a few off the top of my head. Actually, if the media had sat down with New Yorkers who worked in construction, real estate and banking this clown’s goose would have been cooked long before the summer of 2015 was over. But no, Leslie Moonves and the other CEOs of broadcast and cable networks chose to go with “what is good for my network is good for the country” business philosophy and we got stuck with this Bozo. The media should never be forgiven for what they have done. Ever. And it should forever have this thrown in their corporate faces until the end of time.

    • Wild Cat

      Chuck Todd: (n) Corrupt Spineless Twerp (Webster’s).

      Chuck Todd: (n) Namby-pamby fool. (Oxford)

      Chuck Todd: (n.) White-person drink made of santorum, McCain bile, lynch rope, and torpedo juice. (Urban Dictionary)

    • The Wanderer
  • Martini Ambassador 🍸
    • FukuiSanYesOta

      Yes, most acceptable.

    • phoenix00

      One down, how many fuckwits to go?

    • The Wanderer

      If it’s true, of course.

    • SayItWithWookies

      It’s all “fuck the voters” until someone’s gerrymandered sinecure is threatened. This could be Assmouth’s greatest achievement in his first hundred days — pissing off all his allies in record time has to count for something.

      • miss_grundy

        He has allies??????

    • miss_grundy

      Well, I wish a good two dozen would lose their seats because of the Tangerine Toddler’s tweets and their own stupidity.

  • Suttree

    Guess who just vacuumed the entire house? I also used that carpet powder stuff, so I need every window open now. I deserve a cocktail.

    • SnarkON

      And a sammich

      • Suttree

        I’ll have to break into the neighbor’s house for that.

        • puredog

          That’s cool, go for it, we’re all here doing lookout.

        • Master Contrail Program

          I don’t know about that. How powerful is the suction on that vacuum and how long are the attachments?

    • phoenix00

      https://media.giphy.com/media/xXSBkMpJbU9dC/giphy.gif

      And I’ll go do my taxes……. sometime

      • Suttree

        I just did my taxes yesterday, Woohoo! I am getting shit done, At6 least for a moment. Then I will turn back into sleeping beauty.

    • natoslug

      I vacuumed the house this morning, then unclogged the kids’ bath tub (girl-child uses WAAAAAAAYYYYYY too many weird-ass homemade bath bombs and oils and things that are basically just coconut oil and glycerin and gunk delivery systems), took a walk, and am now trying to convince myself that I want to mow and whip the lawn, not just open up a bottle or two of wine and sit on the deck for a few hours.

      • Little Doll–MOAMF

        Um…I sat on the internet a lot, and cross stitched. Yeah.

        Saaaad.

        • Suttree

          It’s 5 pm now. You can start drinking.

          • Little Doll–MOAMF

            :D If I could I would.

          • Suttree

            I’ll have one for you then.:)

          • Little Doll–MOAMF

            Woot! :)

      • jesterpunk

        Its a nice day outside, sitting on the deck with wine sounds like a great plan for today.

      • Suttree

        I miss having my own house, but you have to be into it! I really like tilling the areas to grow veggies, and cutting the lawn, and patching that bit of concrete on the bulkhead, and so on.

      • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

        I’m too damn sick to do much of anything besides sit on the computer drinking hot tea and rum.

        • The Witch of Endor

          Because I’m right there with you cold-wise, I feel entitled to point out that sitting on your computer, regardless of what you’re drinking, is, what we of the chaotic world call, A Bad Thing.

          I’m not sayin’ nothin’, I’m just sayin’…

      • tapp_my_wire,please

        Try out Doctor Bannon’s Tub Acid product next time.

    • The Witch of Endor

      A cheaper (and easier on your lungs) solution to the carpet powder stuff is a couple of boxes of baking soda. Best odor reducer (especially if you have the kittehs) I know of.

  • The Wanderer
    • Little Doll–MOAMF

      Love it! And the audience’s reaction–the way they often react to the “Pizzicati Polka.”

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CAXpuPqfv0

      • The Wanderer

        Nice and lively!

    • I am far too young to recognize that strange contraption on the table and therefore this did not delight me or make me feel in any way nostalgic at all.

      (…Was that convincing?)

      • The Wanderer

        (not really, but that’s okay)

    • The Witch of Endor

      That was delightful!

  • mancityRed6

    http://crooksandliars.com/2017/04/trump-congratulates-purple-heart-recipient
    “Donald Trump summoned Melania from her gilded tower this week to go visit vets at Walter Reed Hospital, his first such visit. Hoping to have some good press to distract from all the “What has Trump achieved in his first 100 days?” articles being written, he arranged to bestow a Purple Heart on Army Sergeant First Class Alvaro Barrientos, who was gravely wounded in Afghanistan, losing a leg in a bombing attack.

    It’s a little difficult to make out in the press pool footage, which didn’t have appropriate mics on any of the participants, but Trump’s plaudits are not the typical response to the sacrifice made by Sgt Barrientos. “When I heard about this, I wanted to do it myself,” Trump said as he pinned the medal on the soldier’s collar. “Congratulations … tremendous.”

    • The Wanderer

      “Congratulations . . . tremendous.”
      Damned shame that SFC Barrientos didn’t still have that leg to kick Trump with (with votes).

      • jesterpunk

        He could still beat Trump in an ass kicking contest.

        • The Wanderer

          Fuck yeah.

          • jesterpunk
          • The Wanderer

            No. No, he does not.

          • dshwa

            He’s thinking: This Orange Asshole pinned a Purple Heart to my collar. Where it goes is In The Fucking Name you feckless ignorant weasel cock.

          • The Wanderer

            Feckless Ignorant Weasel Cock libel. Trump’s a complete hoofwanking bunglecunt.

          • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

            I dunno, I think if Trump had tried it would have ended up like Wilton Parmenter.

          • miss_grundy

            I’m sure SFC Barrientos would give him the smacking the Tangerine Toddler’s parents never gave him because the look on his face says it all.

          • jesterpunk

            He looks like he is ready to rip Trump’s arm off and beat him with it.

          • JustDon’tSayFlatEarth

            ‘Get your tiny hands off of MY honor. ‘Sir.”

          • jesterpunk

            “SFC Barrientos did you know I did something impossible for a republican and won the election? I had the biglyiest crowd ever at my inauguration too but the Fake news wont report that. I also have a purple heart but I got mine the easy way and deserve a congressional medal of honor for my personal Vietnam.”

      • My thought exactly. How tone deaf can you possibly be?

        • Old Man Yells at Cloud

          There is a scientific term that I can’t remember and am too lazy to look up for when a toddler realizes that others don’t perceive the world exactly was they do. Trump never achieved that level of development.

    • artem1s

      Has no one in this shit show of an administration learned the phrase, “thank you for your service’? WTeverlovingF? Never mind. I’m sure none of them have ever said thank you to their servants serfs either. supposed to be invisible ya know. Assholes.

  • mancityRed6

    and we have a sexual harassment accusation against Hannity:
    http://crooksandliars.com/2017/04/debbie-schlussel-accuses-sean-hannity

    • The Wanderer

      About flippin’ time. The skeevy fucker’s probably been doing it for his entire career.

    • ariel_gee_398

      If pulling a gun didn’t get him fired, would threatening to pull out his dick?

      • Master Contrail Program

        It’s just a l’il pee shooter afterall.

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    • TJ Barke

      Oh please god, let this kill fox fucking dead.

      • Master Contrail Program

        Nope, the right-wing Hydra has many heads and roughly four hairstyles.

        • Alt-dog

          I just startled the cat when I laughed at that comment. Good one.

          • Master Contrail Program

            Apologies to the cat.

      • OrG

        The fux cult will not care as long as they “stick it” to the Liberals.

      • dshwa

        What is dead inside may never die, but rises again harder and hornier, and with a better time slot.

        • The Wanderer

          The long version of the Greyjoy motto?

          • dshwa

            The more Nazi version of it.

          • The Wanderer

            A bit of Nietzsche, a bit of Lovecraft.

      • miss_grundy

        What would kill FNC dead would be if the FCC took away their license to broadcast. It will never happen but it is a sweet thought since they do not broadcast news or information only extreme Republican propaganda.

        • Old Man Yells at Cloud

          They are on cable so I don’t think there is an actual FCC license or do they actually broadcast for tax purposes?

      • Old Man Yells at Cloud

        Apparently we have learned “what does the Fox say”:

        Touch-a touch-a touch-a touch me
        I wanna be dirty
        Thrill me, chill me, fulfill me
        Creature of the night

      • Little Doll–MOAMF

        You have to wonder how many women they can pay off, then pay the pervs off by twice as much to get them to leave, before they run out of money. Especially when advertisers are deserting like rats.

    • miss_grundy

      Only one? He seems to be as much of a masher as O’Reilly and he seems to think he is one of God’s gifts. (He isn’t.) Just another Queensborough racist with a microphone.

    • IOnlyLikeCats

      Is there a single person at Fox news who doesn’t harass or hasn’t been harassed? Their sexual violence record is worse than the theocracies they want to nuclear bomb.

      • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

        Maybe the guy who has to sit in the control room from 1-3am on Sunday mornings pushing the buttons?

  • mancityRed6

    also, is that a sheep or a goat I hear?

  • Carpe Vagenda

    The still it moves sign gave me joy. You tell ’em, Galileia.

    • Sedagive ’em Hell

      That was my sign as well. So powerful.

      Great thing about the March: most people looked at it and said “Ah, Galileo!”

  • Anna Elizabeth

    Ima take a break from this site before I seriously lose my cool.

    Please note Everypony – I need no, Zero, lectures on how to be a woman. I further need Zero lectures on anything else.

    I’ll be back by Thursday, cos I promised Nick. C Ya.

    • Carpe Vagenda

      Yeah, I think we’re all getting a little tired of those.

      Do what you need to.

    • You cannot be other than who you are inside your head

      Stay safe

    • Prof. T. Green Bastard

      Be well, play lots.

    • puredog

      We want to be a place where you can come and be happy. Come back when you can!

    • Little Doll–MOAMF
    • PressSecretaryCaptainHowdy

      Ain’t splaining grand? Be well.

      • Panika MCD

        there’s stuff down thread and over on the furries thread.

    • doktorzoom

      You know, Anna, the PROPER way to take a break is to….

      (ur doing it rite)

    • jesterpunk

      Be safe Anna, hope you have a good week. Come back when your ready.

    • Panika MCD

      good luck, dear. sorry someone felt they knew how to be you better than you did. Calliope Jane is down to take a break from Wonkette and have some bacon with you anytime you want to swing by Austin. she’s the most fashionable dog here and she could use a more fashionable lady to hang out with than me.

    • The Witch of Endor

      I understand your need to take a break. I’m sorry you feel you have to, but definitely support your decision. We’ll be here when you’re ready to come back.

  • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot
  • dshwa

    The Chicago Field Museum’s T-Rex Sue is one of the greatest Twitter accounts ever.

  • Rick Hill

    All this earthyness..has anyone remembered to bash the christians today? Do you want to lose you Soros funding and endanger your liberal creds?
    http://s3.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/photoshop/9/2/6/608926_v1.jpg

    • OrG

      Blue is too big.

      • snark-lurker

        it wouldn’t even make the list for reelz

    • Panika MCD

      but where do we pee, dear Evangelicals?

  • Thiazin Red

    Does anyone know of a doctor who fan site where people who actually like the show hang out? The one I usually go to has gotten so insanely negative about everything its impossible to stand. I have no problem with criticizing different aspects of it, nothing is perfect, but it seems like there is nothing but overwhelming hatred for everything.

    I just don’t get that mindset. If I don’t like a show anymore, I don’t watch it, and I don’t devote hours of my time to going on and on about my hatred.

    • i just like it quietly in my apt

      • Thiazin Red

        Probably the best choice.

        • i always thought so. i am still acquiring yesterday’s episode, but i will offer you my thoughts once i watch.

          • I went into it really expecting to hate it, but it won me over by the end.

          • I enjoy Capaldi as The Doctor. but i like crusty Scots quite a bit

          • Thiazin Red

            He has been really good. Getting a new Doctor is always mixed emotions, I’ll miss Capaldi, but I always look forward to seeing what a new actor brings to the role.

          • i think we’re in for huge changes, what with Moffat leaving as well

          • Thiazin Red

            Thats true too. I still haven’t seen Broadchurch, but I’ve heard its supposed to be very good. The real version anyway, not the remake with Tennant’s atrocious attempt at an American accent.

          • the first two seasons are amazeballs. strongly recommend. i also like Olivia Coleman quite a bit.

          • Thiazin Red

            I do like her, although I don’t think I’ve seen her in a really serious role before.

          • This was one of the first things i saw her in. she’s also great in The Night Manager

          • I’m interested in who they pick to replace him. It’s never going to happen, but I’m really hoping that they will finally give Frances De La Tour her chance to play the character. (She was apparently slated to replace Sylvester MacCoy before the BBC “cancelled” the show, which really was a cancellation at the time but they’ve retroactively made it a hiatus to keep that “longest continuously running sci-fi show in history” schtick they love so much.)

          • Thiazin Red

            The writer’s last episode was, not great.

          • Which one was it? I thought the premise for this one was laughably stupid, but then they managed to make a halfway decent episode out of it. It really managed to point out their budgetary restraints, though. Make four emojibots and there isn’t anything left over for hiring an angry crowd. . .

    • PressSecretaryCaptainHowdy

      You mean a site that isn’t on the internets?

    • jesterpunk

      A lot of the Doctor Who “fan sites” just want to complain about how everything is ruining the show and how they could do so much better. Personally I try and avoid most of them, they are too negative.

      • Thiazin Red

        They really are, or at least have become that way.

        • jesterpunk

          Just wait until next season if the rumors are right. They will all lose their minds.Forgetting that Michelle Gomez has done a fantastic job as Missy.

          https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/doctor-who-peter-capaldi-replacement-tilda-swinton-kris-marshall-bbc-a7583106.html

          I like the show and really like how the show can swap the entire cast every few years and still stay relevant and the same basic show.

          • i am given to understand that Haley Atwell and Helen Mirren have vaguely expressed interest

          • jesterpunk

            Any of them would work, just as long as the Doctor isnt American. The actor/ actress has to be from the UK.

          • agreed. that might cause actual riots in the streets

          • Thiazin Red

            I’m pretty sure that rumor has come up the past couple regenerations. I would be fine with it, it would be great, but its just one of those rumors that always comes back.

          • jesterpunk

            I just want someone who can play the part and has a sense of humor about it. Every new Doctor takes a little bit of time to get into the roll.

          • Thiazin Red

            There is another comedy actress who has been mentioned recently, I’ll have to look up her name. The only issue is that she has her own show, that she created, so it seems less likely that she’d want to give that up.

    • doktorzoom

      There used to be a good fan site, but the producers completely ruined it.

    • IOnlyLikeCats

      If you find the right spot in Tumblr they’ll have discussions about how it’s problematic but amazing and they hope the kinks will be worked out soon. Some people on there are ridiculously sunny and wonderful, but you have to find them.

  • ifyalikeityashuldaputasw19onit

    FRANCE UPDATE:
    Macron has just overtaken Le Pen in the actual count, with 33 million votes counted to date.
    Macron should gain further ground and overtake later in evening/early hours as larger cities and Paris results come in.
    Those two definitely ahead of Fillon and Melenchon.

    • The Wanderer

      Huzzah!

    • doktorzoom

      I dunno, I think it would be cool if Nathan Fillion was president of France.

      • He could join Justin’s cabinet…

      • ariel_gee_398

        I’m not so sure. I worry about the anti-woman, theocratic views he expressed early in his career, as well as his willingness to align himself with the First Evil.

        • IOnlyLikeCats

          He’s talking about the actor, not the politician (who is Francios, btw).

          • Hence the above comments. Fillion played Caleb, psycho priest/First Evil on Buffy

          • doktorzoom

            The Hammer was his… uh… wooden stake?

          • his black oil eyes

          • The Witch of Endor

            Wasn’t it a scythe-like weapon? I’m sorry, my inner pedant seems to have taken over.

      • Panika MCD

        then who’s gonna pilot me outta here on Serenity?

      • Granny Sprinkles

        He could run as the heir to Charles “The Hammer” Martel.

    • HazooToo

      I am going to do the thing I didn’t do on OUR election night, and actually pray for France, okay.

  • Sedagive ’em Hell

    At the NYC March there was a Trumpgeek recording the event for whatever purpose (I know not). He was filming right behind me when the chant turned to “What do we want? Evidence based science! When do we want it? After peer review!”

    Trumpgeek started talking into his mic: “They’re politicizing science!!1!! They shouldn’t do that!!1!! Not good!!1!!

    Yes: we’re all politicizing science by standing up for it. Just like we’re politicizing Climate Change by mentioning it, and healthcare by fighting for it. We’re also politicizing air and water by using it, and gender and ethnicity by… existing (which really isn’t cricket).

      • PressSecretaryCaptainHowdy

        Was Howard Hughes involved?

      • Good lord… those belong on a submarine…

        • Ha ha, I remember “Sabrina” jokes from The Goon Show.

          “Look, it’s Sabrina!”
          “No, it’s a man with his arms folded!”

      • Red Bird Ω

        They sure liked to pad the truth didn’t they?

      • Contemplative Ron

        Jeez, lady, be careful, you could poke somebody’s eyes out with those things!

    • dshwa

      There’s always been political effects from science research. It’s always going to upset established dogma or inconvenience someone’s agenda.

      • Sedagive ’em Hell

        Indeed. As the signs said: “Ice has no political affiliation, it just melts.”

    • jowgajen

      If two people are present, then politics is involved. Folks confuse govt policy with politics.

  • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

    I finally got around to watching my Blu-ray copy of Star Trek II: The Director’s Cut. One particular exchange between Spock and McCoy (that was cut from the theatrical version), talking about Project: Genesis seems appropriate.

    Spock: “I do not dispute, that in the wrong hands…”

    McCoy: “In the wrong hands??? Would you mind telling me whose are the right hands, my logical friend?”

    • I do not have the director’s cut of that one. Worth the investment? (I didn’t think the director’s cut of TMP did much for it.)

      • Thiazin Red

        In TMP weren’t most of the cut scenes more laser light show going into the cloud footage?

        • Pretty much. They added in a lot of CGI, too. It messed with the already problematic pacing, slowing it down even further. The theatrical cut seems positively zippy in comparison.

          • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

            But they did get rid of that annoying computer voice, which I hated because it was so overused…

          • I am of two minds about that specific bit. On the one hand, god was that annoying. On the other hand, I think they kind of went a bit too far in the opposite direction. The original version at least sounded like a Red Alert klaxon. What wound up in the director’s cut sounded more like it should be paired with some nice meditation music from Windham Hill.

        • I saw the movie, then read the novelization, which managed to explain quite a lot of the “WTF is that about?” lines in the movie – for example, why Deltans needed an oath of celibacy, etc. The movie itself seemed to be more “hey, look what we can do with special effects now!” than anything else. The Wrath of Khan was the one that was more “Star Trek” than TMP.

      • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

        I think so. There’s only about 3 minutes of footage difference (extended takes at various points, mostly added dialogue). I have both the Blu-ray and the older DVD release – which actually have different cuts of the film (the Blu-ray omits a small section of dialogue in which Kirk tells Spock that David is his son).
        I like it because of the bits they plug back in add more character moments.

    • The Witch of Endor

      That’s a key piece that I’m sorry didn’t make it into the commercial release.

  • Jeffocaster in the desert

    Is Le Pen mightier than the sword? Je ne espere pas.

  • JustDon’tSayFlatEarth

    Well, I guess we’re going to walk doggos and check out a couple of open houses in the ‘hood. It’s how we keep up with the market, and calories.

  • ifyalikeityashuldaputasw19onit

    Your President, great interviewee. The best. Everyone says, I mean, I’ll get to that. But, you know?

    https://apnews.com/c810d7de280a47e88848b0ac74690c83

    • jesterpunk
      • Panika MCD

        I will likely be doing an erasure of this.

        • ifyalikeityashuldaputasw19onit

          I ran it through a cut-up machine and it came out exactly the same. :/

          • vivian

            Mine made more sense.

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      Now I can’t get his voice out of my head! Make it stop. MAKE IT STOP!!!

    • OrG

      Not MY president.

    • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

      Terrifying. I wouldn’t let that worthless asshole wash my car.

      • puredog

        To be fair, I would allow him to vacuum my trunk.

    • TJ Barke

      And to think I thought shrubya was gonna be the dumbest president in history…

    • Contemplative Ron

      He said ‘great’ forty times.
      I counted.
      Someone please make him STOP!

  • doktorzoom

    Nifty sign made the DC march by MLP fan-artist — and Wonkette fan too — @pixelkitties:

    • H0mer0

      “I saw the sign and it opened up my eyes, I saw the sign”
      (SRSLY great sign Pixelkitties!)

  • Prof. T. Green Bastard

    https://youtu.be/7j03lu6SBR8

    Some French metal seems appropriate, non?

  • Jeffocaster in the desert

    We don’t need no FDA! “McCain” foods makes hash browns the old fashioned way…..with golf balls. (Now my granny used to make matzo balls that resembled them, but that is another story…)

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/golf-ball-hash-brown_us_58fcbe04e4b00fa7de15079a?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009

    • Doug Langley

      Sigh. You plant the potatoes in one patch and plant golf balls in another patch. It ain’t rocket science.

    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      Needz moar Brawndo!…

  • Thiazin Red

    I think I’m going to give up on Too Like the Lightning. Its not bad necessarily, I’m just finding it a struggle to stick with it. Maybe something else and then try again.

  • Panika MCD

    take your medicine and read yon poetries:

    this one comes to us from the amazing folks at Ninth Letter (another of my favorite lit mags). mostly the first and last poem. the second poem falls down on the job despite having the grand title of “Like Everything Else, Love Begins in Hennessy”. but the first and last poems are what you should read. and I’ll just steal the second poem’s title to make something else.

    http://www.ninthletter.com/web-edition/winter-2017/winter-2017-poetry/187-codeswitch-randall

  • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

    Why? Why? This has got to be a sick joke, right?

    https://twitter.com/HolocaustMuseum/status/856190987634434052

    • OrG

      Why not prez bannon?

      • ariel_gee_398

        He prefers to celebrate the Holocaust at home with family.

        • ifyalikeityashuldaputasw19onit

          In the kitchen, usually.

          Too soon?

          • JohnBull

            Not for us. We actually learned something.

    • jesterpunk

      He already did one Holocaust ceremony and managed to “all lives matter” the holocaust. You would think they would learn after the first time.

      http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2017/01/28/team_trump_just_all_lives_matter_ed_the_holocaust.html

    • Little Doll–MOAMF
    • jaspersdad

      “Did you see my yuge electoral college win?”

      • Shoto

        How were you able to correctly summarize his “speech” before he’s even delivered it? That level of prescience is spooky.

        • Major_Major_Major

          Its a fairly simple algorithm. 1. Flippantly address whatever is potentially most offensive to your audience, and 2. Make it about you.
          It’s a “fun”game to play.

          Example, addressing the special olympics-“Just like you all have had to deal with so much, so much adversity, almost as much as I faced after some fake comments out of context that I allegedly didn’t say. So unfair, cruel. You know what I had to deal with. Sad”

      • Rick Hill

        “You Jews can understand how I feel, how persecuted I’ve been by the fake media”

        • Shoto

          Direct quote.

    • jowgajen

      Yay! We get to watch him defile every single thing good and right about our national government gradually and deliberately over the course of his presidency.

      • Contemplative Ron

        TBH I thought he’d have completed that by now.

    • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

      Why? Why?

      THE SECOND COMING W. B. Yeats

      Turning and turning in the widening gyre
      The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
      Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
      Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
      The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
      The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
      The best lack all conviction, while the worst
      Are full of passionate intensity.

      Surely some revelation is at hand;
      Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
      The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
      When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
      Troubles my sight: a waste of desert sand;
      A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
      A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
      Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
      Wind shadows of the indignant desert birds.

      The darkness drops again but now I know
      That twenty centuries of stony sleep
      Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
      And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
      Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

      • Toomush_Inferesistance

        Trumpzilla!…

        • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

          Oh no, they say he’s got to go go go Trumpzilla!
          Oh no, there goes Tokyo go go Trumpzilla!

      • jaspersdad

        The last verse of 1919.

        VI.
        Violence upon the roads: violence of horses;
        Some few have handsome riders, are garlanded
        On delicate sensitive ear or tossing mane,
        But wearied running round and round in their courses
        All break and vanish, and evil gathers head:
        Herodias’ daughters have returned again,
        A sudden blast of dusty wind and after
        Thunder of feet, tumult of images,
        Their purpose in the labyrinth of the wind;
        And should some crazy hand dare touch a daughter
        All turn with amorous cries, or angry cries,
        According to the wind, for all are blind.
        But now wind drops, dust settles; thereupon
        There lurches past, his great eyes without thought
        Under the shadow of stupid straw-pale locks,
        That insolent fiend Robert Artisson
        To whom the love-lorn Lady Kyteler brought
        Bronzed peacock feathers, red combs of her cocks.

      • HogeyeGrex

        The falcon cannot hear the falconer;

        https://twitter.com/sofarrsogud/status/842132303132397570

    • Rick Hill

      He has more feet he needs to stick in his mouth

    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      His pal Benny and him are gonna just forget that there’s any Palestinians in Isreal…what’s not Jewy about that?…

    • HogeyeGrex

      He’s going to congratulate the Jews, isn’t he.

      • Up In Smoke O’hontas

        They’re being recognized more and more, I hear…

    • SayItWithWookies

      Maybe Assmouth could practice at the Republican Jewish Coalition again, and if he succeeds in evoking more than uncomfortable laughter then they could let him speak at the Holocaust Museum. Until then, he should be followed around by a guy with a megaphone and a roll of duct tape.

    • motmelere

      I always wanted my own remembrance ceremony; this is much easier! Congratulations…tremendous.

    • HazooToo

      Someone claimed that every president since they opened has done this. So they have two options. They break with tradition, or they accept and welcome large crowds of angry Jewish voters protesting outside the venue.

      • puredog

        Besides Sheldon Adelson, is there a single Jew who supports Trumpie?

        • HazooToo

          Who actually knows? I haven’t met any.

    • msanthropesmr

      How bout that Elie Wiesel, right? Hear he’s doing great things, just tremendous. More an more people are tlaking about him every day.

  • Shoto

    Good audio interview on March of the Libtards from earlier today. Recommended.

    https://fdmedia.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/bbriefing_2017_04_23c_lawrence-krauss.mp3

  • JohnBull

    Ironically, science is keeping our shithead of a president alive. If left to a Paul Ryan-version of limited government, where the needs of the greater public good are diminished, he would have expired decades ago. I just hope his college-sophomore diet will do him in before the term’s out.

    • The Witch of Endor

      He made it to sophomore year? I’m genuinely shocked.

  • anon_the_great

    I’m 54 y.o. and as a kid I knew a kid who’s older brother was crippled by polio

    • Truck Fump

      My mothers uncle had polio.

    • SayItWithWookies

      I’m just a little younger than that, and I’ve known people who were crippled by polio as children. People forget faster than it seems possible.

    • ifyalikeityashuldaputasw19onit
    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      My best lifelong friend was one of the last polio victims. Greatest guy I ever knew – we used to hitchhike together and went tubing in the Salt River south of Phoenix. He was the most Zen human I ever met, but his tales of growing up in the Sister Kenny hospital for polio folks, puts the Nurse Ratchett stories to shame…

  • ifyalikeityashuldaputasw19onit
    • The Librarian

      I’ve only seen that once*, many years ago – it was beautiful.

      *Bellingham, WA

      • H0mer0

        I am SO jelly

    • TJ Barke

      I’ve missed the last two solar/lunar/planetary eclipse dealies because of overcast.

    • mancityRed6

      I saw it once in southwesternly Missouri in ’90. it was crazy.

  • Martini Ambassador 🍸

    I’m rolling my eyes so hard right now: https://twitter.com/AshleyRParker/status/856266629390499840

    • Little Doll–MOAMF

      The energy expended by these people in simply keeping this narcissist appeased would power anything already powered by coal…

    • Blackest Noobs

      pathetic. he must be having his morning Tiger blood drinks…you know…winning.

      and we know how that turns out….be a gas if six months from now Trump announces he too like other Tiger Blood Winner Charlie Sheen is HIV Positive.

      I betcha he’ll give the scoop to that tool Matt Lauer on the Today Show.

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      Good lord, how thick can they make that bubble?

    • jaspersdad
    • HazooToo

      This is why it matters what they print. This is why these toe-sucking editorials and the fawning over every time he doesn’t step on his dick are DAMAGING.

    • Greyhame

      His ego is a delicate flower, like an ever-blooming titan arum.

    • CripesAmighty

      Tiptoeing around a tantruming toddler with a hand grenade. Just nuts.

  • The Witch of Endor
  • The Witch of Endor
  • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance
    • TJ Barke

      Lying or delusional?

      • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

        He doesn’t know himself.

      • jesterpunk

        Yes

      • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba

        Why not both?

  • Jeffocaster in the desert
  • Rick Hill

    This can’t be true!!??! My whole life….well, actually a failure, has nothing to do with Canadia.
    https://img-9gag-fun.9cache.com/photo/aZmR4pW_460s.jpg

    • ifyalikeityashuldaputasw19onit

      Sounds aboot right.

    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      It’s pronounced ‘Canada’….

      • Rick Hill

        Canahdah?

        • H0mer0

          I think that’s a South Indian language similar to and distinct from Tamil and spelled with a “K”

    • OrG

      But… but.. the McKenzie Brothers.

    • TootsStansbury

      Soorry.

    • Truck Fump
    • Master Contrail Program

      Ehh. It’s nothing to get worked up aboot.

    • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

      Sounds about right to me, eh.

  • The Witch of Endor
  • The Librarian
    • TJ Barke

      Ooh, your face is reeeed like a strawbrerry.

      • The Librarian

        That’s some serious faux pas. :)

        • msanthropesmr

          Pronounce (Fox Pass)

    • Serai 1

      I’m getting pretty fucking sick of hearing YOU SHOULD BE FIRED for stupid trivial shit like this. It’s becoming a fucking witch-hunt culture.

  • aktlib101

    This administration is running the country like a Mafia organization: “Trump budget chief: Border wall will ‘protect millions of low income Americans’ who lose Obamacare”
    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/04/trump-budget-chief-border-wall-will-protect-millions-of-low-income-americans-who-lose-obamacare/
    “After years of Republican obstructionism under Democratic President Barack Obama, Trump Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said on Sunday that it was the Democrats who are guilty of “stunning” obstructionism because they will not negotiate on a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act.”
    “Wallace countered: “You’re saying, give us what we want. And if you don’t, we’re going to cut off funding that would provide health insurance for millions of lower income Americans.”

    “You are holding hostage health insurance for millions of lower-income Americans,” Wallace pointed out.

    “Actually, what I would say is they’re holding hostage national security,” Mulvaney replied. “Again, something they supported in the recent past when President Obama was in the Senate.”

    Mulvaney insisted that Trump was tying to build a border wall to “protect millions of low income Americans” who may lose their health care benefits in the tradeoff.”

    • TJ Barke

      I really want to take a voteball bat to these motherfuckers…

    • ariel_gee_398

      I can’t care about illusory Mexican gang members smuggling drugs if I’m dead because I couldn’t afford medical care. JFC these people.

    • OrG

      You’ll be safe…. or dead.

    • IOnlyLikeCats

      Such cognitive dissonance needed just to understand the words.

      • snark-lurker

        like the tides, nobuddy can explain it

        • Master Contrail Program

          Fucking magnets………how do they work? And how can we imbed them in that big, beautiful wall?

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      Mulvaney can take that deal, fold it sideways, and cram it back up his ass.

    • Thaumaturgist

      When Republicans control all three branches of government, what, exactly, are Democrats supposed to be able to obstruct? What’s stunning is that Republicans have it all, even the Supreme Court, and they blame the other party for gridlock.

      • ifyalikeityashuldaputasw19onit

        Ah, the old “Hold me back!” bar fight gambit!

      • Master Contrail Program

        Stunning or standard operating procedure?

        • snark-lurker

          yes & yes

      • TJ Barke

        Incompetence to a degree that is truly stunning…

        • aktlib101

          Grift. It is all about more money for them and their puppet-handlers

    • The Witch of Endor

      I have no words.

      • ifyalikeityashuldaputasw19onit

        That’s okay, old trumpy has all the best words.

      • snark-lurker

        i know. unbelievable yet real. how in hell…?…!

      • snark-lurker

        also too, rubes who believe it actually exist…uncredible!!!

      • TootsStansbury

        Oh, I do. They’ll get me banhammered and most likely sent to gulagmo but I has ’em.

    • SayItWithWookies

      “If I drive this bus over the cliff, remember — it’s the fault of that kid in the back seat!”

  • Up In Smoke O’hontas

    Sorta sciency: just back from a Women’s Medical Fund Bowl-a-Thon. They raised over $40K to help women access abortion care… 4 times their original goal! The team of midwives raised over $12K alone!

    • Ms.MLG on Maui

      That’s awesome! 40k is a lot of dough.

      • Up In Smoke O’hontas

        And helping women in need $200 to $800 at a times goes a long way! Sadly, need is up 20% so far this year. I should probably tell them how much The Wall will help their unwanted babies get jobs as migrant field workers in the long term.

  • ifyalikeityashuldaputasw19onit

    To play me out, and send me off to the joys of Netflix, comes a sad allegory on fame – and how technological advances are not always a positive thing:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASywAfBAVrQ

    • WomanInThePersistence

      I fucking love that! Gonna play it again.

  • shastakoala

    Just thought I’d throw this in here. Lucky Peak Reservoir. Thought it was beautiful. Although the kid wanted to go swimming in snow water. Can’t wait to float the Boise this summer!
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d77d30f7c6bb6f2e38e54e53238c4db73ee2005775144c11664894d511f2e7ea.jpg
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/48d9244f8742ac56f91fbb95273f38467066f863cd457355bc9d8f9ece7a50d8.jpg

  • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

    Well…I guess there are worse things in life than getting shitfaced on a paid sick day from work…

    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      Many, many worse things….many…..

    • msanthropesmr

      Getting shitfaced on an unpaid sick day.

  • Nounverb911

    AP interviewed trump on Friday, the man has lost what little was left of his mind.

    https://twitter.com/ddale8/status/856262666188451840
    https://twitter.com/ddale8/status/856255377838665728

    • TJ Barke

      God help us all.

      • Serai 1

        GOD: Oh, now you want my help.

    • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

      Crazier than a fucking shithouse rat, he is.

      • Major_Major_Major

        A-damn-men

    • HazooToo

      I am halfway through this godforsaken madman’s babble, and it seems pretty clear that no nation is ever going to make a deal with us again. This dimwit is breaking everything.

  • msanthropesmr

    So, how do the Trumpanzees balance the miracle of on demand Honey Boo Boo videos made possible by the science folks and their complete and utter denial of anything sciency?

    • ariel_gee_398

      It’s not science, it’s god’s will.

      • Jeffocaster in the desert

        I’m thinkin’ that may be the devil’s work…..

        • Vecchioivan

          Agreed. Call for the Witchfinder General!

  • aktlib101

    A Delusional narcissist surrounded by enablers.
    “Why Trump will never, ever admit he’s failing”
    “How Trump Succeeds Without Succeeding”
    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/04/were-not-even-close-to-how-bad-its-going-to-get-why-trump-will-never-ever-admit-hes-failing/
    http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/04/23/why-trump-really-believes-hes-the-most-successful-president-ever-215063
    “Trump’s constant insistence that everything is great — even in the face of bankruptcies, closings and collapsed ventures — is a key to his success and always has been.

    “How, wonder people who are even fleetingly familiar with presidential history, can Trump look back at the past three months and seriously say they were the best ever?” asked Politico’s Michael Kruse. “To others, though, who have worked with him, have been watching him for decades and know him well, nothing could be more familiar.”

    “More than a belief in the power of positive thinking or the casual audacity of a tireless salesman, Trump has perfected a narrative style in which he doesn’t merely obscure reality—he tries to change it with pronouncements that act like blaring, garish roadside billboards. Unrelenting in telling his own story, he has defined himself as a success no matter what—by talking the loudest and the longest, and by insisting on having the first word and also the last. And it’s worked. Again and again, throughout his adult life, Trump in essence has managed to succeed without actually succeeding.

    This, not his much-crowed-about deal-making prowess, is Trump’s most singular skill, I’ve heard in more than a dozen recent interviews.

    “He’s not successful at what he claims to be successful at,” said Tim O’Brien, the author of TrumpNation: The Art of Being the Donald. “He is, however, arguably the most successful self-promoter in United States business and political history. And that’s a form of success.”
    WHO are the MORANS who believe this grifter

  • Elvis Causticfellow

    I thought the Nazi Furry thing was the open thread so I posted this there, but it demands to be heard: I am in a Manhattan bar, where I just heard a twentysomething urchin begin a joke, “So this guy goes into a bookstore and says to the librarian…”

    • TJ Barke
    • Carpe Vagenda

      I miss life before the norwegian invasion.

      • Vecchioivan

        Bloody Vikings.

        • Carpe Vagenda

          Yeah, no kidding. And the italians (like my grandparents) sold out to evade the not-white people. Smooth move.

    • Elvis Causticfellow

      Oh my God, the cute girl he sought to impress with that just told one of the most disgusting jokes I’ve ever heard!!!

      • jesterpunk
        • Elvis Causticfellow

          Much too feelthy for the delicate Wonkasensibilities!

          • that must be pretty fucking filthy

          • snark-lurker

            me ok not knowing

          • Elvis Causticfellow

            Well, I guess it wasn’t that bad.

          • Elvis Causticfellow

            OK, tell ya what (he said, when any discernible audience pressure was long past), I’ll post the question part of it. But nothing, nothing, do you hear me? Will compel me to post the punchline. Make one up! Here it is:

            What is delicious on pizza, but disgusting on pussy?

          • Up In Smoke O’hontas

            Gotcha.

          • TootsStansbury

            Oregano?

          • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

            Yeah, we’re such sensitive souls aren’t we?

          • HazooToo

            There was a Doctor who was having a bit of a moral dilemma. He became depressed over it, and started talking to himself, trying to rationalize what he did.

            “Come on, now. This is nothing new, nothing truly outrageous. Lots of Doctors have had sex with their patients!”

            Still, he couldn’t help thinking, “But you’re a veterinarian!”

      • TJ Barke

        I wish cute girls would tell me filthy things…

      • Up In Smoke O’hontas

        Was it, “What’s easier to unload? A truck of bowling balls or a truck of dead babies?” Because that’s my line.

        • Elvis Causticfellow

          And that, Friends, is why Up in Smoke O’hontas gets more ass than Joe Biden.

    • Thiazin Red

      I once listened to two guys have a 20 minute argument about the phrase “have your cake and eat it too” while commuting.

      • What was their conclusion about this topic for the ages?

        • Thiazin Red

          Guy 1 tried in vain to get Guy 2 to get in for like 20 minutes. Guy 2 just kept asking why you would even buy cake and not eat it, and that he would just buy more cake if he wanted more.

          Guy 1 gave up and changed the topic of conversation to The Hills.

    • Up In Smoke O’hontas

      Was it a German joke? i.e. What’s yellow and is a banana?

  • HazooToo

    I tried a brand new recipe yesterday! Fucked it up hard! But the results were still delicious, and I have dubbed them “scrambled meat”. Here is the actual recipe:

    Meatloaf Salsa Burgers. Set your broiler to high. Combine 1/3 cup ketchup, 1/4 cup salsa, 1 Tbsp lime juice, 1 tsp chili powder in a bowl. Add HALF OF THE MIXTURE to 1 pound of ground meat. Makes up to 4 burgers. Put the patties on a sheet and broil them (keep in mind that pork and poultry MUST be fully cooked) flipping halfway through. Serve them with whatever you want, on whatever you want. Top them with the rest of the mixture.

    I fucked up by adding ALL of the mixture to the meat. They were mushy as hell, and I had to drain the juice off the pan at the halfway point. It was SO GOOOD, though.

    • Food is learned by fucking up! sounds good though

    • shastakoala

      Yum!

    • What Pierre said

      The end result sounds a bit like tex mex sloppy joes. I love sloppy joes.

      • HazooToo

        You could probably cook it in a pan like that! Scramble it further. I just kept them in vaguely patty-like shapes as much as possible until at least one side was lightly browned. They eventually semi-solidified!

        • What Pierre said

          I like the whole semi-solid idea too. Either way, it’s the taste that counts.
          I have all the ingredients for sloppy joes right now – I was going to make something else but now I’m not so sure.

          • HazooToo

            Go for it! Eat the sloppy mess! Do it for science!

          • What Pierre said

            I didn’t . In my defence, I made the below instead because the broccoli rabe would go bad if I didn’t. But you’ve inspired me. The sloppy joes will be made, they will be made for science! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/af9fdbf9e462a5dea782aaaa51933347bc1ec5dbefd3c9ebf19828d3fe744027.jpg

            And yes, I did eat it sideways, why do you ask?

          • HazooToo

            It looks delicious anyways. Is your broccoli rabe bitter? Mine came out STRONGLY bitter, and I don’t know how to make it … not.

          • What Pierre said

            Freeze it then thaw it. That will take away the bitterness. I like the bitterness, but I understand not liking it. Also, if you cook it and then refrigerate it without eating it it will de-bitter it. Each day refrigerated, that much less bitter.

          • HazooToo

            Brilliant! Thank you. That goes against everything on Food Network, but what do they know? They hired fucking Giada.

          • What Pierre said

            I have to say I’ve never tried freezing it (I like the bitter), it’s just what I was told by some italian friends and I figured if they say it, it must be reliable because broccoli rabe is so very is an italian thing. I think freezing vegetables is fraught with danger (something something ice crystals something) but I’m sure it can be done.

            And also, Giada, puh-leeze. I don’t like to speak of someone’s appearance, but she has the hugest head, like gigantic, like she’s a bobblehead. Plus, I am annoyed by her and her food. Just am, there it is.

          • HazooToo

            Thaaaaaaaank you! I am annoyed by her eating with her teeth and talking with her mouth full and pronouncing ONLY SOME words in an over-the-top Italian fashion and also for being biased towards hot Italian men on Food Network Star.

          • What Pierre said

            I stopped watching her ages ago, I’d forgotten about all that. Ugh. Though I think I stopped watching before the food network star thing, but I’m sure you’re right, I can just imagine her doing it.

          • HazooToo

            I miss Good Eats! That show was adorable and informative. Camp Cutthroat is pretty fun, though. Have you seen that one?

          • What Pierre said

            I liked Good Eats too, I still watch reruns. I haven’t seen Camp Cutthroat but I sometimes really enjoy Cooks vs. Cons. And if you play Chopped Bingo while watching Chopped it makes it much more enjoyable (especially when playing with a friend: http://sarahjbakes.blogspot.com/2012/01/chopped-bingo.html

          • HazooToo

            Omg, I’m playing it with the kid as soon as possible! Here is a thingy of Cutthroat Kitchen. Camp Cutthroat is this, but in a forest with even more extreme sabotages up for auction! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2v-DqnVrA8

          • What Pierre said

            Oh, yeah, now I know that show. Okay. I’ll have to check the Cutthroat Camp one out.

            I’m also somewhat obsessed with the Great British Baking Show. It’s in a tent, a fecking tent for FFS, for no apparent reason except the British will do everything and anything outside if it is even remotely warm enough (i.e. warmer than freezing).
            “Let’s each our fish and chips on a the beach luv.”
            “But hen, it’s raining horizontally, maybe we should eat inside?”
            “Nonsense! Good fresh air, that’s what we need. If we eat inside anytime it rains a little, we’ll get soft. And don’t worry, the grease in the chips will repel the water.”

          • HazooToo

            “Land of crumble and lemon curd and opportunity. God, I love it!” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFW5eSOHeTU

          • What Pierre said

            Saved!

          • What Pierre said

            I must mention, I lived that conversation. I have the pictures of us miserable, cold, wet graduate students on a wall by a beach in Scarborough, eating fish and chips in the rain to prove it.

          • HazooToo

            I love it! My girl in UK got pissed, went for walkies, and dropped her entire purse off a pier.

            No longer allowed to wander while drunk.

          • What Pierre said

            We didn’t even have drink to give us hope, we were on a trip, with our tutors (professors) to see a church for one of our courses. All very sober, and cold, and wet.

          • What Pierre said

            Also, the less bitter after refrigerating for a day or so after cooked is absolutely true.

  • Nounverb911
    • must be one of those things the youngsters are using….

      • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

        Goddamn kids…

        • Vecchioivan

          Fucking Millennials.

          • TJ Barke

            Get off ma lawn!

      • Suttree

        Damn gen Z kids! I remember when zzzzzzzzzz.

    • Vecchioivan

      A silly waste of time?

    • calliecallie

      Weird. Are these gender alternates real people? Because I swear Paul Ryan as a woman is that woman on the Mentalist. And maybe the next man in drag to portray Kellyanne should be Greg Kinnear.

    • Michael R
    • Ms.MLG on Maui

      Lady Steve Bannon looks like everyone’s 3rd grade teacher, and a bit like my Granny L., who was waaaaay nicer than Steve Bannon.

      • Nounverb911

        Lady Steve looks like Greta Van Susteran(SIC)…

        • Ms.MLG on Maui

          She does!

    • Elvis Causticfellow

      Hmmm, maybe Evan isn’t so off about Jared.

    • Elvis Causticfellow

      La Pence looks a little like the younger Barbara Bush after some years of hard livin.’

    • Serai 1

      Idiotic? Childish? Proof humanity deserves to die out?

    • HazooToo

      It’s uncomfortable that their faces get less douchey. Well, except for Trump. Clearly, not even FaceApp can put lipstick on THAT pig.

  • BadKitty904

    I’m downstairs, fixing supper, and my honeybun’s upstairs, doing something with the television on. I just heard someone on the tube say “so-and-so is gayer than a TV evangelist.

  • Serai 1
    • snark-lurker

      wtf?:top right corner, trench coat with green cumberbun & Wellingtons

      • snark-lurker

        & the bus same green

      • Suttree

        I was moreso focused on her leather pants and that ponytail.

    • Vecchioivan

      Arf-fully good!

  • Suttree
    • Elvis Causticfellow

      THAT IS NO SPACEPIG.

      • Suttree

        Says you! Thhhpppttbbb!

      • Suttree
        • WomanInThePersistence

          Works for me.

          • Suttree

            It’s just a baby spacepig!

          • WomanInThePersistence

            Baby spacepigs are the best spacepigs. That’s just science.

          • Suttree

            I have a stuffed animal problem.

          • Résistance Land Shark Ω

            The first step is admitting you have a problem …

          • Contemplative Ron

            No, you do not have a stuffed animal problem.
            I have a friend who has approximately 1200 of them.
            HE has a stuffed animal problem.

          • Suttree

            I only have 6. But I play and cuddle with them all the time. I cycle them though. One week of bedtime snuggling with Moose, one for Hedgehog, one for Kitty. Right now I am in the spacepig week or few weeks.

          • Contemplative Ron

            Well, they deserve the attention. It heartens me that you make sure none if them feel neglected.

          • WomanInThePersistence

            Not at all. Liking stuffed animals is not a problem.

          • Suttree

            Lizzie has gotten me 5 animals in the past year. All because I brought my mouse to her house on our second date. Spacepig just happens to be the newest.

          • WomanInThePersistence

            Spacepigs is adorable.

          • Suttree

            I have been sleeping with space for the last week and a half. But I have hedgehog and moose lying next to me too.

        • Elvis Causticfellow

          Where are its ears and corkscrew tail? Thus I refute spacepig.

  • Nounverb911

    Every day is April Fool’s Day at the UN:
    (Women of the world, welcome to the 13th century again).

    https://twitter.com/Jerusalem_Post/status/856229726548967424

  • Résistance Land Shark Ω
    • snark-lurker

      what are you doing?

    • Jonny On Maui

      Graveyard was always my favorite shift…

  • Nounverb911

    Things are getting nutty in France now….

    https://twitter.com/BNONews/status/856282951599915008

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      Well, at least they’re honest about it.

    • HazooToo

      I am so in love with that mayor right now.

  • Rick Hill

    All this talk about science being a good thing, everyone should know the whole story. Just look at this, scientists have created a half horse, half centaur creature. Abominable!
    https://img-9gag-fun.9cache.com/photo/aYxARE7_460s.jpg

    • Vecchioivan

      That’s a stripeless brown zebra.

      • Amy!

        Nonsense! It’s an undercover unicorn, investigating rumors of doping in the racing world.

    • Elvis Causticfellow

      Guh-hurk. (That’s my “Goofy” laugh.)

    • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

      wut?

    • Nounverb911
      • Résistance Land Shark Ω

        That’s the stuff of nightmares.

        • Hamilton Ω, AKA Formerly DN

          How can you tell? It could be a nightstud, you know.

      • HazooToo

        Where does he get those wonderful gifs?

      • Hamilton Ω, AKA Formerly DN

        Several minutes ago, I finished yet another article about our ridiculous clown-in-chief. Then I saw this animated image and didn’t even do a double-take. Then about three minutes later, my WTF neuron fired and I went back and looked at that two-legged running horse.

        Our current political nightmare in the US has seriously degraded the sensitivity and responsiveness of my WTF circuitry. I am now sad because of this realization. Such a terrible loss.

  • Royal Ugly Dude

    Great pictures, Dominic!

  • Picabo

    I was taking my morning walk when I heard something unusual. It sounded like a piston-powered aircraft overhead. Looked up and saw the Ford Trimotor that the EAA is flying out of Savannah airport this weekend. I don’t have pictures because I never bring my phone during a walkabout.
    Has anyone here been to the EAA fly-in at Oshkosh? I always wanted to go.

    • snark-lurker

      no & me too

    • Up In Smoke O’hontas

      Yes, it’s super cool! Parking sux tho. Still worth the trek. It’s one of a handful of cool events in the state, and it doesn’t conflict with the Midwest Horse Fair and World Dairy Expo, so it’s a must see.

  • Serai 1
    • Picabo

      The cat has the dog trained.

      • snark-lurker

        you got that backwards

        • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

          The cat has an electric blanket that runs on saliva!

    • Elvis Causticfellow

      All the upfists in this ever lovin’ world, what a sad and beautiful place it is.

  • aktlib101

    These people are sooo incompetent and stupid
    ‘I Don’t Know How to Stop That’: Homeland Security Chief on ‘Homegrown Terrorists’
    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/i-dont-know-how-to-stop-that-homeland-security-chief-on-homegrown-terrorists/
    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/04/trumps-homeland-security-director-john-kelly-admits-i-dont-know-how-to-stop-domestic-terrorists/
    “President Donald Trump’s Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly admitted during a Sunday interview that while the administration is fighting hard for a southern border wall with Mexico, it has no plan to deal with “homegrown” domestic terrorists — who are responsible for the majority of U.S. terror attacks.”
    “Host John Dickerson said, “Is there anything in the Paris attack that sends any lessons about US policy or policy that should be put in place?”

    “There are so many aspects of this terrorist thing,” Kelly answered.
    Terrorist THING? what are you, 5?
    “Obviously you’ve got the homegrown terrorists. I don’t know how to stop that. I don’t know how to detect that.”

    Dickerson said that seems like kind of a “big problem.”

    “It is a big problem,” Kelly said. “It is — you know, depending on where you sit is where you stand on this — it is a big threat. Is it the number one threat? I think it’s the most common threat.”
    No, YOU and your cabal are the big threat, not the terrists.

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      So you admit it’s a problem, admit it’s probably the most common threat we face, and then offer you have no plan or solution?

      Why do we pay you again?

    • Rick Hill

      So…the most common occurrences are not the most common threat. Got it. Of course they do know how to handle this, a police state. That’s going to take longer than getting the wall built and depends upon keeping trump sane till they’re ready

      • aktlib101

        You cannot keep sane the unsane. That ship has sailed long time ago, heh

        • Rick Hill

          Well, hide it at least. I don’t think they’re up to the task

          • Contemplative Ron

            They haven’t been so far.

    • jesterpunk

      Wait shouldnt he just be able to say “Radical American Terrorism” and make the problem go away? Oh their solution is ignore it because no one knew it could be so complicated?

    • Ezio, Card Game Warrior

      “I say we stop all white males ages 18 to 65 from purchasing guns until we can find out what the hell is going on!”

    • Vecchioivan

      Heck of a job, Kelly.

    • What Pierre said

      We could maybe, just maybe, stop doing things that make it easier to recruit home grown terrorists? Just a thought. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/isis-donald-trump-muslim-ban-immigration-iraq-iran-restrictions-travel-islamic-state-us-visa-a7552856.html

    • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

      “Obviously you’ve got the homegrown terrorists. I don’t know how to stop that. I don’t know how to detect that.”

      Really? And yet, somehow, you believe you are qualified to run the DHS?

  • jesterpunk

    Ok spiders, you eat insects, ants are insects. Eat the damn ants. One problem with living out in the country is you are going to get some bugs in the house no matter what you do but the damn spiders wont even try and eat the ants that get in.

    • Serai 1

      Maybe they don’t like the way ants taste.

      • jesterpunk

        Well if the spiders want me to not kill them and the ants they need to eat the damn ants.

        • Résistance Land Shark Ω

          Tell the spiders to pull themselves up by their bootstraps and git eatin’.

    • Vecchioivan

      I hate it when that happens.

    • Wild Cat

      Well, why don’t you pay the fucking spiders more than minimum wage?

      • jesterpunk

        I tried they still wont eat the damn ants.

        • Wild Cat

          Well, then stop making them watch the fucking Food Network and maybe they’ll enjoy eating fucking ants again.

          • jesterpunk

            Wait how did you know I was watching the food network? Did the microwave tell you?

          • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

            Not the microwave. But the toaster oven? That bitch cannot be trusted!

    • snark-lurker

      well i eated a chocolate-covered ant once & 1 wuz enuff

      • Elvis Causticfellow

        I have been to Oaxaca and eaten grasshoppers. Insects are the protein source of the future, and fortunately, they’re not all that cute.

    • we are very urban chicago and get spiders, ants, beetles, racoons, squirrels, opossums, coyotes, latin kings and the adidas boys.

      only we have to pay off the alderman to get the spiders to do any damn thing.

      • jesterpunk

        I live outside of Lancaster in PA, maybe I need to pay the Amish across the street to get some spiders that will eat the ants.

    • Dazza

      Sorry. Spiders have a tough union.

      Seriously, spiders DO eat ants. Around here, the reason we have so many redbacks and jumping spiders is we have so many of the little banded sugar ants tunneling around the place .

    • Jerry Noneofyourbizz
  • Ezio, Card Game Warrior

    Seriously, I challenge all of you to find me a tweet more ironic than this one. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/50fa855e219b3e3052b16854bda525f9199f5972e7a3fc2563e31eccabe43208.jpg

  • Juan de Fuca

    After all of the recent negative stories about airline travel, this one made me smile. For anyone unaware of who Mohamed Sanu is, he’s a professional sportsball player with the Atlanta Falcons and he tweeted a note he received from a family seated behind him on a recent flight.

    https://twitter.com/Mo_12_Sanu/status/855596976573992961

    And now I have to go back to finishing my training plan for calibration procedures on ozone residual analyzers in water treatment facilties utlizing coronal discharge generators. Because somehow this former high school dropout got picked to train people on this in LA next week.

    Even some of us former HS dropouts grow up to be science nerds.

    • Alt-dog

      I dropped out of high school as well. Later I had a 30 year career at a world leading high-tech firm working with some of the smartest people on the planet. Some of us just have to take alternative paths.

      • Juan de Fuca

        I deleted that part of the comment because I didn’t want to take away from the better story and the “humble brag” thing. That and TMI. But I agree with you.

        Many of us take take alternative paths in life and most of us who do probably wouldn’t trade it for anything. It’s good to meet a fellow traveller.

        • Up In Smoke O’hontas

          Yup. Got a G.E.D. and gave the commencement speech at my alternative high school the next year…something Camus said about education fitting the student, round peg square hole stuff. Props to the round pegs out there, but I think it’s time we start running for office. 1…2…3.. NOT IT doesn’t help us now.
          *we’re starting up a neighborhood watch. It is a huge PITA, but it’s a start.

          • Juan de Fuca

            Damn, we have like, a legion of sorts on here, lol. I tested for my GED in Army boot camp (because I had to pass it before graduating, IIRC) and almost 30 years later am still two or three classes away from my M.S. in IT/Project Management but I took a break last year because I got tired of working full-time and attending class at night. That and I don’t even need the M.S. – have a good job for life and I really needed to get my own life back. I might finish my masters this year for the principle or I might just spend more time surfing.

            But, yup. I dropped out in the 10th grade because of family drama. Not too many people gave me a chance to go too much further in life. It’s funny how things work out, huh?

          • Up In Smoke O’hontas

            It’s been a long, strange trip for sure, but, oddly, I never doubted that I’d make a difference in the longoing run. Confidence of conviction, or rationalization…six of one, half dozen of the other?

    • Suttree

      /ffs when we applaud people for being normal and kind.?

      • Juan de Fuca

        IKR?

  • Elvis Causticfellow

    I’m still in this dumb bar, getting drunk and maudlin. They’re playing the Kinks’ “Everybody’s in Show Biz.” What a good song that is.

  • Scientists are funny.

    Does that mean we have to laugh at The Big Bang Theory now?

  • Everrett Fanuelli

    Actual conversation with one of my 8th grade students:

    Me-“So you wanna be a doctor. You know you need a lot of science.”

    Student- “I don’t believe in science.”

    Me- “What do you mean you don’t believe in science?”

    Student- “Science isn’t real.”

    Me- “Not real?”
    Motions over to another student.

    Me- “Your friend says science isn’t real.”

    Other student- “It’s not.”

    Me- “If it’s not then how do you explain how planes fly?”

    Other student- “God”

    We got a lot of work to do people.

    • TJ Barke
    • Ezio, Card Game Warrior
      • and remember how well that worked out for him.

    • Elvis Causticfellow

      That first kid has a big future in the faith healing biz.

      • aktlib101

        Astrology and Alchemy. The future.

        • Elvis Causticfellow

          Alchemy may have been bullshit, but it took some brain power to keep straight. How about Astrology and Aromatherapy?

      • Suttree

        You know who doesn’t have a future. Deniers of spacepig!

        • WomanInThePersistence

          Follow the gourd!

    • Oh, man, that’s sad.

      “If I had created the world, we would have started with lasers! Right o’clock, day one!”

      http://bluraymedia.ign.com/bluray/image/article/111/1116311/time-bandits-20100826042837444-000.jpg

      • grindstone

        ” Show me… show me, subscriber trunk dialing. I must know everything.”

        ….all telecom people of a certain age love this movie for this line.

    • snark-lurker

      and all their parents ALWAYS vote

    • Suttree

      I voted for the meteor!

    • aktlib101

      Wow. I grew up in a fucking communist country on the other side of the Iron Curtain, but in the 8th grade I was dreaming about flying on the Space Shuttle and liked to read about galaxies and stars and exploring Cosmos. God had nothing to do with it

    • boyblue122

      They didnt say what kind of doctor. Could be a voodoo doctor

      • TootsStansbury

        I was thinking lawn doctor, but yeah.

    • aktlib101

      Heh, where do you teach? Raqqa?

    • Everrett Fanuelli

      They told me basically that their faith didn’t allow them to believe in science. It was either the Bible or science. it couldn’t be both.

      • aktlib101

        That’s how you breed Republican voters

        • snark-lurker

          yes, “breed” is the bestest word

      • Up In Smoke O’hontas

        You can get secular scientists to speak for little to nothing. Just sayin’

    • jesterpunk

      So they are going to be a “christian scientist”? Easiest job ever the answer to everything is because God.

      • Elvis Causticfellow

        I was raised a Christian Scientist. It’s crap from head to toe, but probably a little heady for this kid. He’s more like in line for one of those “Send a money order to tis address and Jeebus will hear your prayer” jobs.

        • BeachBum

          Years ago I lived in the South. On Sunday morn that was on all the tee vee.

    • TootsStansbury

      Not fucking God again.

    • Up In Smoke O’hontas

      Holy shit! We’re you teaching Betsy DeVos, by any chance?

    • Dazza

      Science is a method for observing and analysing how the universe works. Belief is not relevant or useful. These kids will be losers so long as they believe that their career goals are obtainable by wishing and dreaming, instead of real intellectual work and academic self-discipline.

      Maybe explain to them something they might find enlightening, like the real odds of winning the lottery, or the likelihood of their death without work on antibiotic resistant bacteria (and a lesson in the harsh reality of natural selection).

      I have no patience for this ‘science is a belief system’ rubbish.

    • Everrett Fanuelli

      I actually work in a Title I school so a lot of the kids live in poverty. Unfortunately, this kind of thinking often leads to them living in a cycle of ignorance and poverty much like their parents.

      • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

        Yup. And, of course, when the kid fails it won’t be their fault. It’ll be your fault for filling their head full o’ them liberal lies…

        • Red Bird Ω

          And years down the road when they don’t get good paying jobs and move out of poverty, it will be because the dirty brown and black people took jobs from them.

          • RobespierreHoo

            And because they didn’t hop on that coal minin’ renaissance train in time as it left the station.

      • where are you? this is horrifying (mr fuflans and i don’t have kids)

    • BeachBum

      They may be quite disappointed when God doesn’t make them doctors. Or fly.

      • Red Bird Ω

        I’ve heard people like this explain that the scientific discoveries are God’s doing. It’s their way of learning science without feeling like they are being hypocrites.

    • Everrett Fanuelli

      You should see when I try to explain evolution properly to them.
      Many of them come to me and say evolution isn’t real because why do we still have apes. I will typically reply about the common ancestor and different hominid species being like branches on a tree. I have literally had kids plug their ears and go “Lalalala I’m not listening.”

    • suziq

      So they don’t believe in ANY science? I can’t even.

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      “Can we schedule a meeting with your parents?”

    • vivian

      Eighth fucking grade? We’re doomed.

    • boyblue122

      God waited until the 20th century to let humans fly cause God was too lazy to get around to it sooner

    • Everrett Fanuelli

      Louis CK has the most precise description of teaching I’ve ever heard

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNmG0XlmQ9c

    • Ω cynmac will never surrender

      Yo, I don’t be thinking I’ll be going to a doctor who doesn’t believe in science, know what I mean?

      • Amy!

        Not more than once, anyway.

    • Riley Whodat Venable

      They will begin to change. And soon. As they move into their next developmental stage they will begin to separate from their parents; physically, socially, and attitudinally.
      It will be time to begin questioning everything their parents taught them.

  • It’s almost five in the afternoon. Time for jammies and a beer, because Sunday.

    • Suttree

      I put on pants for a few hours today. I wasn’t happy.

      • Courser_Resistance

        I had to put on pants so I could wash all my non-pants

        • Anna Rompage

          It sounds like you need a couple more surrongs!

          They’re so wrong, they’re right!

          • Courser_Resistance

            Doh! don’t know why I didn’t think of my long loose skirts…

      • TootsStansbury

        Am I to understand you are to be seeking PT this week or is this old hat already? LOL PT corrected itself to “PTL” the fuck?

      • Elvis Causticfellow

        Who would be?

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        As long as you didn’t stop drinking during that interlude, ‘s’all good.

      • Hamilton Ω, AKA Formerly DN

        I have been wearing shorts all day. I have to admit it. You see, I’m working on cabinets. I just can’t operate power tools without some degree of protection however effective or not it may be should some mishap occurs. I simply cannot turn on the power saw without wearing something down there.

        • Suttree

          I was a welder in South Louisiana for a whole bunch of years. 2 gallons of water during an 8 hour shift.

  • Résistance Land Shark Ω
    • TJ Barke

      Miss. Frizzle died on the Magic School bus for our Sciences.

  • Picabo
    • Tax Ω

      Ohm my. I love it! Stealing.

  • alwayspunkindrublic

    Some wise-ass talking shit about grumpy old fossils? Get off my lawn, whippersnapper!!1!!

  • Amy!

    Deleted commenter now making a cameo in dear-shit-fer-brains.

  • Elvis Causticfellow

    If you covered him in garbage, George Sanders would still have style.

    See below for explanation if you’re uncool. I gotta get home.

    • therblig

      “Dear World, I am leaving because I am bored. I feel I have lived long enough. I am leaving you with your worries in this sweet cesspool. Good luck”

      – George Sanders’ suicide note (well, 1 of 3)

  • Marceline

    Let’s stop calling this the “March for Science” and call it what it really was…

    Global Comicon

    • Ω cynmac will never surrender

      Let’s not.

    • Dazza

      Ooooh. Yes, please.

      *shuffles feet*

      Um…I go to our local comicon. And I have a Katniss costume. So I am into the nerdy red zone, I guess.

      • Courser_Resistance

        No worries. My SAR group is composed almost entirely of Sci-Fi Geeks of variously stripes and grew out of fandom. Like attracts like, I guess. We have big game days on all holidays (and a few days that aren’t even holidays). Last night they provided safety/security and sponsor the Federation Ball during Denver’s Starcon. This was the first year in a long time I haven’t been there. But it’s a *very* late night and I don’t need that right now.

    • TootsStansbury

      Fuck off poopyhead.

    • The Wanderer

      I like how your profile includes the line “Find other interesting people.” I plan on taking that advice.

    • Serai 1
    • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

      NERDFEST 2017!!!

      • Courser_Resistance

        Passion of the GEEKS!!!

    • Sedagive ’em Hell

      At one point they were playing the soundtrack from Star Wars, and I was all like “Star Trek is more appropriate – amirite!?”

      I thought several hundred people all singing the Star Trek theme at once would be pretty damn amazing.

      • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

        “This crew has been to many places in the galaxy. They’ve been witness to many strange events. They are trained to know that what seems to be impossible often is possible given the scientific analysis of the phenomenon.”

        • Sedagive ’em Hell

          BTW: most of the scientists in my vicinity appeared to agree: Star Trek for the science win.

          EDIT: but Star Wars for the Resistance!

      • therblig
  • Red Bird Ω

    What’s the update on the French election?

    • boyblue122

      Runoff between Macron and LePen in two weeks I think

      • Dazza

        Yup.

      • Nounverb911

        When does trump go to France to campaign for LePencil?

        • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba

          Hopefully not while I’m there this week. Can’t he go to Jupiter instead?

          • TJ Barke

            Without adequate radiation shielding.

          • Nounverb911

            He does have a golf course on Jupiter (Island).

          • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba

            Not the one I was thinking of, unless it emits radiation, too, also.

        • boyblue122

          Let him campaign as much as possible with the obvious pro-Putin candidate to remind anyone whos voting what a crapshow theyll be getting if they elect that particular candidate

          • Ω cynmac will never surrender

            Good one!

        • Jukesgrrl

          Maybe the same day Obama goes to German to visit with Merkel and make a public appearance with her. I wonder if she has a golden carriage they can ride in. They’ll probably have to make do with a black Mercedes.
          http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/politics/barack-obama-visit-angela-merkel-berlin-same-day-donald-trump-visits-brussels-nato-a7679026.html

      • This is correct!

  • Martini Ambassador 🍸

    Presidenting. Who knew it could be so complicated? ¯_(ツ)_/¯.
    https://twitter.com/DavidCornDC/status/856290293691293696

    • Ω cynmac will never surrender

      Saw that earlier today and just shook my head. I’ve seen it in my career. If a black person or a woman can do a job well, there are lots of white dudes who think it is easy. Until they either try it themselves or the skilled worker leaves.

      • Dazza

        Bingo.

    • Elvis Causticfellow

      AAAAAIIIIIIEEEEEE I CAN’T READ ANY MORE TALK ME OUT OF TAKING THIS CATFOOD CAN LID TO MY EYES!!!!

      • Martini Ambassador 🍸

        Don’t do it, man! We need your snark!

      • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

        No, you have so much to live for!

      • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

        Don’t take that cat food lid to your eyes. Here, use this straight razor…

      • Zyxomma

        No, please.

      • BeachBum

        PUT THE LID DOWN AND STEP BACK. EVERYTHING WILL BE OK.
        Here, have a kitty vid. *quick hand me the EKV (emergency kitty video)!*

      • HogeyeGrex

        It helps a lot if you hear it in Alec Baldwin’s voice. I won’t watch Trump speak because I’m trying to preserve that safety valve.

    • Shanzgood

      So depressing.

    • Hamilton Ω, AKA Formerly DN

      Damn! He conflated 59 missiles to 79 in the span of a single so-called sentence!

      • Martini Ambassador 🍸

        There’s so much more. He’s nuts or mentally degraded or something. As Shanz said, it’s depressing.
        https://twitter.com/ddale8/status/856255377838665728

        • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba

          But he “tells it like it is”… I guess if you’re delusional with Alzheimers.

        • Ω cynmac will never surrender

          I stop listening and then passed on reading the transcripts after hearing how bad the foreign translators have with the word salad.

      • dshwa

        It’s the same math that gets him to 6 inches.

    • akryan

      TBF, I don’t think anyone that gets elected president can really appreciate just how hard it is until they get there. Maybe someone who was married to a president (they’d have also had to tackle major issues for their spouse) and also served as sec state during another administration and was a senator from a large state in between would be able to walk in day one knowing just what they were getting into. I can’t imagine anyone would ever be that qualified though.

      • Courser_Resistance

        ISWYDT

      • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

        That’s what was so heartbreaking. I have a lot of qualms with HRC but never in this country’s history have we had (and maybe never will again) a person so qualified for the job.

        • Sedagive ’em Hell

          Ramen

    • boyblue122

      Apparently the AP had to write the word “unintelligible” 16 times throughout the transcript of the interview in place of what Trump said cause they didnt know the words coming out of his mouth

      https://twitter.com/ddale8/status/856258508030955520

      • Contemplative Ron

        ‘People could have been killed.’
        By missiles? I had no idea they were so dangerous!
        (What was he afraid of, that he hadn’t warned the Russians soon enough to get away?)

    • Jenny

      Raaaaaaaaaaaage!

  • Hutch
    • Ezio, Card Game Warrior

      That photo of Hannity makes him look like he’s posing for the credits to a terrible soap opera.

      The Faux and the Feckless

    • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

      I have always wondered, “DISPOSABLE douche”. As opposed to what exactly?

      • akryan

        maybe some of them can be refilled? more environmentally friendly?

      • Amy!

        Refillable ones? Liquid to put in refillable ones?

      • SeekingResistanceBarbie

        Hot water bottle with douche attachment.

      • HogeyeGrex

        You’re kind of disgusting.

        Just my sort of people.

        • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

          Well then,

          “MOM! This salad dressing is all lumpy!”

      • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba
        • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

          The fact that you found, “saved image as” and then posted here in less than five minutes is very interesting!

          • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba

            My Google-fu is strong

    • HogeyeGrex

      Actually, I’d say the one in the middle is not only disposable, but well past its freshness date.

  • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

    My rum is all gone. I haz a sad :-(

    On the other hand, I still have bourbon, rye, vodka, gin, wine…

  • Tax Ω

    Of all the cool SCIENCE! signs I have seen(I was at Boston’s march yesterday), this one is the sweetest I have seen. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3ebfe94eaab280e9721b2126bd6a60fc062569ee26e0cab3d02c1f9f927b6ef2.jpg

    • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

      I love her!

      • Tax Ω

        She’s a gem. What a lovely human being. I just want to hug her…but not too firmly :)

  • Serai 1

    James Cromwell auditioning for the role of Lurch in the TV series The Addams Family.

    http://uploads.neatorama.com/images/posts/981/77/77981/1417872629-0.jpg

    • Courser_Resistance

      Lurch would have had a whole different fan base. Cromwell would have made a kinda hot version of Lurch.

    • Elvis Causticfellow

      “Lurch” was my cruel nickname in 5th grade because I was about 7′ tall.

    • therblig

      that’ll do, pugsley. that’ll do.

  • Thaumaturgist

    You wanna know why Donald won’t watch CNN? I’ll tell you why.

    CNN just did this thing on the weed killer rule that Obummer signed a couple of days before the inauguration, which Donald undid a couple of days after the inauguration. CNN, in a both sides gesture, reported that the chemical companies pointed out that the weed killer only kills weeds. So it’s safe. And while CNN says that the chemical companies say the weed killer is harmless, CNN shows pictures of guys applying the weed killer while wearing gas masks.

    • TJ Barke

      It’s safe, in that it won’t kill you immediately.

    • Serai 1

      Weed killers are never harmless. That’s just a flat out lie. They’re chemicals that KILL, for fuck’s sake.

    • Ezio, Card Game Warrior

      Certainly
      Not
      News

    • BeachBum

      I think the chemical co CEO should drink a glass of it to prove to us ala Erin Brockovich!

    • HogeyeGrex
    • TootsStansbury

      I look at this as capital versus humans as these fuckers are standing in between me and survival and global prosperity. They’re in my way.

      • BeachBum

        You know who else said some people were in his way ?

        • OrG

          Godzilla?

  • Nounverb911
    • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

      Using BenGay as lube to fuck me up the ass would give me energy, too!

    • msanthropesmr

      Well, I hope the other countries are happy we took the bullet for them. Just remember one word “Asylum”. Thank you.

    • Panika MCD

      whatever gets people off their butts. I wish we weren’t suffering because of it and I hope they’re going to make up for how much he’s going to fuck up the foreign aid budget.

  • Elvis Causticfellow

    Haha, David Frum really is my favorite Republican Trump-hater. I dunno how to embed tweets on my phone, but he retweeted Trump: “Very interesting election currently going on in France” and commented: “The first draft of this tweet must have been something.”

  • Wellstone En Resistencia, Coño
    • Little Doll–MOAMF

      Ah, my crush. :)

  • Panika MCD

    accidentally touched my tongue after chopping habaneros and now I can’t taste fucking anything.

    • jesterpunk

      If you can have a glass of milk.

      • Panika MCD

        I took a swig and then had some yogurt, but have discovered that I got it on my nose…but not my lips?

        • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba

          Talent

          • Panika MCD

            nah. still have to sterilize the drain tube after giving Jason Chaffetz an enema the other day.

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      Ooh, that’s not fun at all…

    • Shanzgood

      At least you didn’t go pee.

      • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

        *winces* Eee-youch.

    • Courser_Resistance

      Dude, get some of those non-latex exam gloves and use them when chopping any kind of chilis! 1,001 kitchen uses, I swear.

      Hope you didn’t touch anything tender with those fingers. Yikes!

      ETA: Fucking Nitrile exam gloves. Baked, so couldn’t remember the word.

      • Little Doll–MOAMF

        Those sure came in handy when I made my kimchi last time!

      • Panika MCD

        I somehow managed to get it on my tongue and nose, but not my lips…wtf?

    • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

      I’ve heard of “taste testing” but “taste fucking” is new to me.

      • Panika MCD

        it’s all the rage. you should try it. they even make special underwears for it.

  • Jukesgrrl

    Thanks, Dominic! Great photos. I never cease to be amazed by the cleverness of marchers’ signs everywhere.

  • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance
    • Jukesgrrl

      BINGO!

    • Tiffany de Houston

      I love it!

  • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance
    • TJ Barke

      This is because they are stupid and/or spiteful assholes.

      • OrG

        Or both.

        • TJ Barke

          Aot,k.

    • Wellstone En Resistencia, Coño

      Then they deserve to get fucked by the Republicans. Enjoy, motherfuckers.

    • Nounverb911

      About that dead intern Joe…..

    • Duke

      It seems that the only people who support him are the people who voted for him. All the people who either voted for other candidates or didn’t vote at all are against him.

      It’s very interesting. Are the people who voted for him too stubborn or vain or whatever to admit that they were wrong or are they still under the spell of his propaganda?

    • Panika MCD

      to be fair: would you want to admit to being such a fucking dupe that you voted for that garbage monster? no. denial is a much more familiar country where you have a lot of company.

      • FukuiSanYesOta

        That is certainly what is happening.

        The deluded insufflators of other people’s smegma over at Free Republic flipped out a little about his godawful health care mess, but then decided to blame Ryan/Democrats/Obama and still LOVE the orange shitgibbon.

        • Panika MCD

          it seems that they are most upset about the Syria thing.

          • akryan

            that or bannon being demoted

          • Panika MCD

            that is a compelling theory

          • FukuiSanYesOta

            Oh, yeah, they were annoyed at that too, you’re completely right.

        • Stulexington

          Well to be fair he doesn’t do anything besides bloviate and sign whatever they put under his nose without reading it. One of the things they’ve trained their followers to accept is that ignorance = blameless.

    • Shoto

      “His base is rock solid.”

      His base is A Idiot.

  • Picabo
    • OrG

      Thoughts and prayers don’t work? Get out!

    • Dazza

      I like you – and your meme.

      • Picabo

        I love Wonkateers. You give me peace, joy, and love.

        • Dazza

          So long as you wash your hands afterwards.

    • zerosumgame0005

      needs more coffins on the religious side…

  • Nounverb911

    Latest conspiracy theory from Louise Mensch:

    https://twitter.com/LouiseMensch/status/856281905913896960

    • Wellstone En Resistencia, Coño

      I don’t think this is far-fetched. Donald does business in a lot of questionable places. Azerbaijan, for instance, runs on money laundering. It would be nearly impossible for him not be involved in that economy’s main activity while doing business at the scale he does.

      • Nounverb911

        And there was the mansion in Palm Beach he sold to some Russian at $60M profit…..

        • Wellstone En Resistencia, Coño

          Right. Then there’s Dubai, Panama and other places that are famous for being “financial and banking centers.” He’s always building shit or licensing his brand in those places. It would be naive to think he avoids the biggest players in those countries to keep his investments clean of dirty money.

      • Panika MCD

        I’m just finding a blog I’ve never heard of and alternet being the only two places reporting it a bit too much…

        • SayItWithWookies

          It looks like it’s Louise Mensch’s own blog, though there’s no author or name in the contact info — but the Carter Page article just before the linked one mentions “I reported on…” with a hyperlink to another of her articles. And her stuff that was far-out a few weeks ago has turned out to be credible, so I’m inclined to believe it.

          • Panika MCD

            thanks!

    • SayItWithWookies

      Holy shit — if Assmouth actually commissioned and hired the hackers, that’s beyond what the DoJ had originally been thinking, which was that the Russian hackers were independent, and wondering if they sent their info to Trump. This is beyond Nixonian shit, even. Of course it just figures that Trump would use foreign labor to accomplish his dirty tricks instead of hiring American.

  • Serai 1
    • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

      Just that one year, huh?

      • Elvis Causticfellow

        The little bastards have been on their own since.

        • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

          From then on it’s been, The Century of the Zygote!

  • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

    Tonight’s dinner – mango habenero tilapia with cilantro lime rice.

    • Anna Rompage

      Yummy!

    • Vecchioivan

      Meatloaf facon du chef (leftovers).

      • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

        Also leftovers – risotto with sausage and mushrooms.

  • Elvis Causticfellow

    Is this the open thread?

    Not that I have anything to say in a completely any-topic-is-OK thread, I’m just asking.

    • we have topics after 430 eastern?

      • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

        Only on nights when His Fraudulency decides to work past cocktail hour.

    • Panika MCD

      welcome. we weren’t talking about you AT ALL. certainly not talking any shit. nope. unpossible.

  • Contemplative Ron

    I spent this Earth Day the same way I’ve spent every Earth Day for ages – working in the garden. Transplanted some mossy stuff to see if it takes, watered my little plants, slaughtered weeds. We’re due for some nice weather so things ought to REALLY get accomplished this week.

    • Anna Rompage

      I do the same exact ritual!

      Yesterday was mostly about slaying the weeds, though I did harvest some asparagus, a few funky carrots that over wintered!

    • cmd resistor

      I have some amazing weeds. We had a nice rain today so the non-weed plants will benefit.

  • Anna Rompage

    Can’t believe it’s already Sunday night, yet again, and tomorrow will be another day on the banana boat……

    What happened to my weekend?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMigXnXMhQ4

    • WomanInThePersistence

      I so love Harry Belafonte.

  • Elvis Causticfellow

    I love The Kinks. When they’re good and don’t suck.

    • Wellstone En Resistencia, Coño

      Yup. I’m there with ya.

  • Picabo

    So now I know. “DNC, DCCC, DSCC: How to decipher the alphabet soup of Democratic Party organizations”
    Worth reading.
    http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/4/17/1653154/-DNC-DCCC-DSCC-How-to-decipher-the-alphabet-soup-of-Democratic-Party-organizations

    • Anna Rompage

      Until any of them start implementing a 50 state strategy, start taking this shit seriously, come up with an actual comprehensive & unified plan to get America back on track, I’m giving my donations directly to the candidates…

      • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba

        Amen!

      • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

        But, don’t you know supporting a pro-life “Democratic” candidate has to be part of the big tent strategy? Because “pragmatism” (except, you know, the whole betraying a core tenet of the ideology that makes us Democratic party people).

  • Nounverb911
    • Dazza

      The GOP karmic wheel.

    • Stulexington

      Then they blame others for the mess getting worse.

    • Shoto

      Sounds legit.

    • Panika MCD

      Reince and repeat.

  • Elvis Causticfellow

    I also love Prince, Mott the Hoople, and Bob Dylan.

    • I like thinking about things called Mott the Hoople and Toad the Wet Sprocket

    • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

      If I could only listen to one artist for the rest of my life, it would be Dylan.

      • Elvis Causticfellow

        Me too! 2nd and 3rd places would be The Velvet Underground and Frank Sinatra.

        • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

          Sinatra for sure…then probably Marvin Gaye, Led Zeppelin or the Stones. Tough choice.

          • Elvis Causticfellow

            If I could pay never to hear an artist for the rest of my life, Zep would be a good choice but otherwise I like the cut of yr jib.

  • ariel_gee_398

    The best words, yet again: “I don’t support or unsupport.” https://twitter.com/joshtpm/status/856303232804671490

    • Little Doll–MOAMF

      He has a need to preface every statement with a declaration of ignorance on the subject every time he’s trying to paint himself as an innocent. It’s the only time he’s not telling everyone he’s just so very smart and knows it all. Hmmmm.

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6b380bf7dd2a209f2a5fe70041a5162d9b7330989d784080296c23f01b3830e2.jpg

      • FukuiSanYesOta

        “Steve Bannon? Never met the guy before, just turned up one day during the campaign.”

    • Hamilton Ω, AKA Formerly DN

      Wut?! I just can’t parse what Trump says anymore. Too much work for too little benefit.

      • ariel_gee_398

        How about this one: “It was a great feeling to introduce the wife of a great young soldier who died getting us very valuable information.” Was he glad the soldier died?
        https://twitter.com/JoyAnnReid/status/856290691789590530

        • Hamilton Ω, AKA Formerly DN

          Boggle!

    • Shoto

      Jeezuz, what a drooling moron.

    • cmd resistor

      I just tried to read that AP interview transcript. I got pretty far but then just gave up, so I didn’t get to this part. The parts where he kept talking about all the chemistry he had with all the world leaders just did me in.

      • Little Doll–MOAMF

        Same here. I was waiting for him to say they all had a sleepover and it was really awesome.

      • SeekingResistanceBarbie

        I gagged at that, too. They were probably just being polite and valiantly not saying WTF in hope of maintaining some sort of relationship to further whatever goals they have.

    • FukuiSanYesOta

      I’d imagine that the Russians *did* hack the RNC quite easily. I can’t prove that, but I’d put money on it.

      Just didn’t release it. Shock.

  • Elvis Causticfellow

    I don’t much care for Paul McCartney, Led Zeppelin, or The Sweet.

    • WomanInThePersistence

      I am not fond of Journey, REO Speedwagon, or Kenny G.

      • Little Doll–MOAMF

        But if Jeff Sessions wants to play them on his stereo, it’s OK with me.

  • Elvis Causticfellow

    I don’t support or unsupport The Monkees, Sonic Youth, or Lee Hazelwood.

  • Nounverb911
    • aktlib101

      She can see a Russian from there too

      • Rick Hill

        Looks like trump is trying to look between the holes, too

    • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

      Well sure! Putin is under the desk.

      • FukuiSanYesOta

        I don’t think this relationship works like that.

        • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

          Lol, you’re probably right.

    • Rick Hill

      That whole thing was so terrible I just noticed the whatever you call that shawl shirt she has on

    • SeekingResistanceBarbie

      Since they both talk in word salad, do you think they actually understand each other?

  • Elvis Causticfellow

    I love Frank Sinatra, The Clash, and the two best-known Elvises.

  • Elvis Causticfellow

    I’m super fond of Marvin Gaye, John Cale, and Jan & Dean.

  • OrdinaryJoe
  • aktlib101

    Hehe, Cheetohead, your move:
    “Trump’s new problem: Americans aren’t shopping”
    http://money.cnn.com/2017/04/18/news/economy/donald-trump-economic-optimism-versus-reality/index.html
    “But the alarming reality is Americans aren’t spending much money on anything right now, regardless of where it’s made.

    Retail sales declined in February and March from the prior month, according the Commerce Department. Shoppers haven’t been this stingy since early 2015, and it’s likely to hurt the economy.

    The U.S. is on track for very sluggish 0.5% growth in the first three months this year, according to the latest estimates from Macroeconomic Advisers and the Atlanta Federal Reserve. That falls massively short of the 4% growth that Trump has promised.”

    “Trump loves to plug how Americans’ confidence in the economy has skyrocketed since he won the election. He’s right. Consumers, businesses (big and small) and investors are all feeling a lot more optimistic, according to various surveys.

    But all that enthusiasm isn’t translating into more shopping, which drives the U.S. economy. About 70% of the American economy comes from people buying stuff.

    Kate Warne, a long-time investment strategist at Edward Jones, calls this the era of “skeptical optimism.”

    “Democrats believe “a deep recession” is coming under Trump (their confidence index is a mere 55), while Republicans expected a “new era of robust economic growth” (their index level is a sky-high 122). Independents are in between, as you might expect.

    If half the country thinks recession is near, that might explain why retail sales are slowing, or even showing some signs of decline.”

    • msanthropesmr

      Jeez. Do you suppose to he brought ok of Democrats have more money to spend than Republicans ? Might explain that observation…

      • aktlib101

        Bingo !

      • msanthropesmr

        Wow. That’s an autocorrect mess. I’ll leave it for posterity.

      • Pinkham’s Law

        “Do you suppose to he brought ok of Democrats have more money to spend”

        Raspberry Vinagrette dressing for that word salad, please. On the side, if it wouldn’t be too much trouble.

        • msanthropesmr

          You’re the recipe guy. You decide.

          • FukuiSanYesOta

            Needs asafetida.

          • Pinkham’s Law

            I like that Wonkette non-commenters make me google stuff. Makes me lern stuffses! Can’t say that’s ever happened at a RWNJ site.

          • FukuiSanYesOta

            It’s truly amazing in curries, but is has that name for a reason before it’s cooked! I have to keep it in a kinda double-hermitically sealed container.

          • Pinkham’s Law

            I looked a the name and had to think, “Am I SURE I want to know?” LOL

          • vivian

            A safe tida?
            As a fetid a?
            As a fet I da?

        • msanthropesmr

          I think I meant to say Republicans bad! Democrats good!

          • Pinkham’s Law

            Well, yeah. We already knew that. We just wanted to judge the snark level in how you phrased it.

    • OrdinaryJoe

      Market has been rolling backwards for awhile now. How’s that Drumpf surge working out for has Rethug supporters?

      • Rick Hill

        The trump effect is how I heard it put

    • Rick Hill

      Wait till he starts shouting his denial of facts on the ground

  • Elvis Causticfellow

    I absolutely love The Beach Boys, Magnetic Fields, and Luna.

  • WotsAllThisThen
  • Elvis Causticfellow

    I’m beginning to bore even myself. Really love the Stones, though. And Nick Cave.

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

    Spoilers Alert:

    You know how in the “Hitchhiker’s Guide” books the “Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything, calculated by an enormous supercomputer named Deep Thought over a period of 7.5 million years.” is 42?

    42 in ASCII code is an asterisk.

    In regular expressions * symbolizes anything/everything.

    That’s the hidden joke in choosing 42 as the answer to whatever the Ultimate Question is.

    • Wild Cat

      Jackie Robinson or religious psychotic Mariano Rivera?

    • Rick Hill

      *
      Checks out.

    • Anna Elizabeth

      That’s awesome! Thank you for this, I never would have thought to look at that.

    • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

      I realized this drinking in a bar in the mid-80s while playing a trivia video game. I was gobsmacked when I realized the answer to the question about dice was 42.

      The number of dots or pips, on a pair of dice = 42

      One of Albert Einstein’s most famous quotes is, “God does not play dice with the universe.”

    • Pinkham’s Law

      I’m not sure I buy that. The rest of this non-comment is redacted, because it got so pedantic it was boring me.

    • Sally Mushrush

      Kurt Vonnegut jr. Characterised an asterisk as an @hole.

  • msanthropesmr
    • Anna Elizabeth

      That looks really good! :)

  • aktlib101

    Is it just me or does Macron look like a white version of a (French) Obama?
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/23/emmanuel-macron-hailed-by-supporters-as-next-french-president
    “Emmanuel Macron has told ecstatic supporters in Paris that he intends to govern for all of France as he emerged from a first-round vote as the clear favourite to become the country’s next president.”
    “At 39, Macron is by far the youngest person to ever have a chance at the French presidency and has risen to the fore despite never having stood in any kind of election before.”
    “A former investment banker in a country where voters distrusted banks, he had been appointed as economy minister by François Hollande. He quickly became the most popular minister. He also served as a presidential adviser in the gilded anti-chambers of the Elysée palace – effectively the architect of Hollande’s pro-market, business-friendly reforms that so alienated voters on the left.
    Macron’s presidential bid was a mass of contradictions, critics complained. He was a member of the elite top tier of the civil service, on friendly terms with business leaders and powerbrokers, yet vowed to fight the “system”.
    “He championed free market globalisation, international trade deals and the European Union at a time when fear for the future meant protectionism and Euroscepticism were gaining ground”

    • akryan

      So you’re saying that the French are choosing between a charismatic banker and a charismatic nazi.

      • FukuiSanYesOta

        That’s pretty much the deal.

        Quelle dommage.

        • OrdinaryJoe

          We did ok with Black Obama. Maybe Obama Blanc won’t be so bad for them.

      • aktlib101

        A charismatic banker and a Nazi. She is not charismatic to me.

        • akryan

          she’s obviously charismatic to a lot of people. it’s like saying trump has no charisma. they may both be despicable, but they have a certain charisma.

          • aktlib101

            Heh, certainly you are correct. Bush II appeared charismatic to a few people I know, indeed. But like Donald, he was nothing but a dimwit offspring of a former “somebody”

          • Panika MCD

            Shrub’s problem was not being stupid, it was not caring about governing. he was smart enough to dumb down his language and hire Karl Rove.

          • aktlib101

            Heh. Shrub lost me at “nukular”.

          • Panika MCD

            and he knew how to pronounce it, too. he did in a debate against Ann Richards in 1994. fooled you, though, didn’t he?

          • akryan

            being stupid sure as shit didn’t help

          • Panika MCD

            he’s got an IQ of 120. he puts it to good use campaigning. then he doesn’t govern because he doesn’t care for it.

          • aktlib101

            Seriously doubt his IQ of 120. For 8 years we heard him talk, form sentences, convey ideas. Sorry, no way.

          • Panika MCD

            I seriously doubt you know what you’re talking about. none of you bothered to compare his speech patterns before he started running for president to those after he declared his candidacy. those of us who live in TX got to see the whole thing. so quit arguing with me and go watch the Richards/Shrub debates if you want to see that the guy does know how to pronounce “nuclear” and you were duped along with most of the country. hey, at least you’re not going to be lonely on that one.

          • Panika MCD

            you could also read some Molly Ivins seeing as how she went to high school with him and was one of the best political reporters ever. but why learn things when you can pretend like you JUST KNOW? not like that doesn’t shoot us in the foot all the time.

      • aktlib101

        Most importantly, it should (finally) marginalize the Right’s fake populism and preserve the European Union

      • PressSecretaryCaptainHowdy

        I would take the banker.

    • Panika MCD

      it’s just you.

  • Elvis Causticfellow

    I honestly don’t give a damn about The Beatles, REM, or Madonna.

    • Picabo
    • janecita

      Me neither!

    • Pinkham’s Law

      It’s ok. We tolerate people with poor taste. We talk about you behind your back for it, but we tolerate you.

      • Elvis Causticfellow

        The Beatles are like vanilla ice cream. Nothing wrong with it I guess– but really?

        Except when there is something wrong with it, like John Lennon at his most self-serious. “Always no, sometimes think it’s me/But you know I know when it’s a dream/ I think I know I mean a “Yes” but it’s all wrong/That is I think I disagree.” Whoa. Deep shit, Dude.

    • PressSecretaryCaptainHowdy

      I can see that. The Beatles, yes, but not without a sense of obligation; the other two I can see someone doing without. I have found that there is usually a valid basis for one’s own idiosyncratic preferences.

  • Anna Elizabeth

    Hey Y’all, I miss you already. Ima doing better.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kchux9ltH_E

    This video shows just how amazing, happy in his skin, and sexy Jack White is.