Protests, Protests, Protests, Protests, Protests and Dancing: P.M. Links

  • The FBI is probing a set where parts of the Innocence of Muslims movie was filmed and has asked the set owner not to speak to the press about what he knows of the people behind the filming.
  • So far six have been killed at anti-American protests in Tunisia, Cairo, Sudan, and Lebanon.
  • Libyan Islamists are targeting U.S. reconnaissance drones with anti-aircraft weapons.
  • At a U.S. consulate in India, 86 protesters were arrested after smashing windows and trying to scale the compound’s walls.
  • In Maldives, where there were reportedly anti-American protests today as well, the government has banned dancing in public in a campaign to strengthen “Islamic values.”
  • The body of U.S. ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens is being returned home and President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be in attendance.
  • Meanwhile, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hinted he might strike Iran without America’s help. We’re a bit occupied right now, you know?

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  • R C Dean||

    In Maldives, where there were reportedly anti-American protests today as well, the government has banned dancing in public in a campaign to strengthen “Islamic values.”

    The heck with it. I say we let the Argentinians have 'em.

  • Translucent Chum||

    Are the Maldives real? I just googled and the shape of the islands sure looks like the Loch Ness monster.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    A country whose entire economy is based on Western tourism bans dancing in public?

    Brilliant!

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    I smell a Footloose sequel!

  • Brutus||

    Wouldn't have been much of a movie if Kevin Bacon's head had been on a plate at the first objection to the no-dancing rule.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Says you.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Stop that! I already missed the Maldives/Malvinas moment once today.

  • Tulpa Doom||

    Nah, let global warming take care of them.

  • Mo||

    Who knew the town in Footloose was Islamic?

  • BakedPenguin||

    And the actor who played the guy who fought against them was named... Bacon. OMG OMG OMG.

  • Coeus||

    That's what this middle east shit is really about. They found out about the new bacon feature on google.

    That's right:

    Google put bacon in their homes.

  • Caleb Turberville||

    Remember folks, "Hope and Change".

  • Caleb Turberville||

    Also, Nobel "Peace" Prize.

  • gaijin||

    What a riot!

  • Caleb Turberville||

    I'm more of a fan of Camus than of Satre, but I can understand why someone would refuse to accept a Nobel Prize.

  • ThatSkepticGuy||

    Sartre's idea of "peace" entailed keeping a big smile on your face while your Communist overlords liquidated your property. shot your family and shipped your ass to the gulag.

  • Pippers||

    Only have hope left.

    Nothing has changed there in 4000+ years.

  • wareagle||

    but electing Obama meant the world would love us. Chris Matthews and his tribe told me so.

  • Caleb Turberville||

    And they're still telling us so.

  • wareagle||

    pay no attention to those mobs of people yelling, burning American flags, and otherwise looking like a more dangerous version of the Occutards. Instead, ask why Romney dared criticize The Obama.

  • ||

    Dude, didn't you hear!??!!

    Paul Ryan lied about his time in a Marathon race that happened over 10 years ago.

  • VG Zaytsev||

    That's the real reason that the mooslims are rioting.

  • db||

    Those aren't recon drones, they're cannon fodder to get the Libyans to expend their AA ordnance before the real planes show up.

  • LTC(ret) John||

    These aren't the drones you're looking for?

  • Translucent Chum||

    Why is the big O making a photo op out of this. I'm not sure the visual of the president next to a bunch of caskets is a winner. I'm genuinely curious.

  • John||

    Me too

  • Translucent Chum||

    Ah, now I see. AP headline "Obama leads homecoming ceremony, GOP attacks"

    By Nedra Pickler and Jim Kuhnhenn
    Associated Press

  • John||

    the headline in today's New York Times was "Hearing from Obama helps ease rift in Egypt".

  • wareagle||

    I just threw up a little.

  • db||

    Yes, now the main debate over there is whether to use gasoline (big bright conflagration) or kerosene (long slow burn for longer protest) to burn US flags.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    The FBI is probing a set where parts of the Innocence of Muslims movie was filmed...

    HOW IS THIS A LEGITIMATE INVESTIGATION? What the hell?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    I can save them some time, by the way. It was filmed in front of the green screen.

  • John||

    I thought using the FBI for political purposes kind of went out with Nixon.

  • The Hammer||

    It seems to have come back in fashion around 2009, randomly.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    The FBI is probing a set where parts of the Innocence of Muslims movie was filmed and has asked the set owner not to speak to the press about what he knows of the people behind the filming.

    Why? This person and the people who made the film haven't done anything illegal, as far as we can tell.

  • wareagle||

    on the other hand, speaking out could be dangerous.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    But that should be the man's choice, not the FBI's.

  • wareagle||

    I agree with what you're saying, but the FBI's advice seems pretty sound here. The owner is free to disregard the request but how many more fatwahs do we need.

  • Xenocles||

    When I heard that on the radio this morning I was enraged. When I heard and read people who thought the producer should "be in jail," and not be too embarrassed to say it, it completely blew my mind. I had a Farnsworth moment.

  • VG Zaytsev||

    It's definitely rage inducing, but surprising - no?

    Face it, America's a fascist state now.

    One with a happy face, that only reluctantly cracks your skull for your own good, of course; but fascist none the less.

  • Brutus||

    Show Holder the man, and he'll find the crime.

  • ||

    It doesn't matter if it's legitimate or not, it's political now. And were you actually delusional enough to think that we live under the rule of law?

  • Pro Libertate||

    Well, this may end up with the government paying someone money. The more they throw their weight around, the closer this comes to an actionable First Amendment claim. I'm feeling a chilling effect right now, in fact.

  • John||

    http://www.breitbart.com/Breit.....-Will-Ease

    Obama: The day I am inaugurated Muslim hostility will ease.

    LOL

  • Pippers||

    Said no one ever.

  • wareagle||

    oh please. Obama's hubris level is such that he thinks his mere presence can calm the seas. He made the apology speech in Cairo and, in the tape, played up his background and how wonderful it would be. Then he spent a week reminding anyone who would listen how he was now the world's leading killer of Muslims. He's a fraud.

  • Stormy Dragon||

    Of course Romney's saying exactly the same thing:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/.....ml?hpid=z1

  • John||

    Maybe he is. But that is not what that link says. And even if he were, so what? That doesn't make Obama any less of a clown.

  • Stormy Dragon||

    The fact that Obama hasn't be able to put the fire out doesn't mean we should start throwing gasoline on it, which seems to be Romney's plan.

  • Cytotoxic||

    How would he be throwing gasoline on it? Blood is great fire-douser btw.

  • The Hammer||

    As opposed to Obama's apparent plan of rooting out the makers of the Narrative Pretext film and sacrificing them to the people who have already murdered at least 3 Americans?

  • wareagle||

    Obama has done the opposite of dousing the flames; he enables them to continue.

    He sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue. We're talking about fanatic Muslims here; there is one language tehy understand.

  • sloopyinca||

    Enough bad news for one day. Let's talk about Seattle's finest.

    Now, according to dunphy badger, the violations to the court order don't count even when you later throw your ex-girlfriend out a second story window. So if this cop gets more than a slap on the wrist, it will prove the double-standard whereby cops are sentenced a lot more than the rest of us would be.

  • ||

    you just jump to conclusions without even WAITING for the investication...you and your chidshb ilk keep torlling your hatred of cops

    meanwhile i and my brothers will stay out there keeping your safe...your welcome

  • Trespassers W||

    No, no, something about this doesn't add up at all... How did dunphy steal Warty's handle???

  • ||

    You really should read the article.

    The wife claims she was not in the car when he was pulled over and that he did not violate the no-contact order. And while it appears that she's lying, that at least means she was ok with him violating it. I'm not saying he's not a bad cop since he seems to have a history of problems, but this seems like a not-story to me.

  • Tulpa Doom||

    ATFPAPIC: truth 1, bigorati 0

  • sloopyinca||

    Bullshit, Tulpa. She's lying. And it's not up to her if it's OK for him to violate a court order. In fact, I wouldn't be shocked if the judge held her in contempt.

  • Stormy Dragon||

    At first I thought you were gonna talk about coffee, which mad me happy, but then I realized you meant the cops, and that made me sad.

  • Coeus||

    Now sloop, I like you and all, but you're trying too hard to make "dunphy badger" happen.

  • Jerry on the road||

    Is it just me or is the CIA really that bad in film making?

  • VG Zaytsev||

    No shit.

    It's transparently a false flag operation.

  • rts||

    Shooting unarmed veterans not confined to US

    His family said there are many questions they want answered about his death, including why police used lethal force on a man on his own property when the family has been told Matters was not armed.

    Sorry this has nothing to do with Islamic protests.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    The Innocence of Muslims, a movie that has enraged radical Islamists who have rioted and committed murders in the Middle East this week, was partially shot on a set that Paramount's TV unit helped to build for its TV show JAG...

    JAG, on the other hand, is a show that has delighted people the world over who appreciate an entertaining combination of Top Gun, A Few Good Men, and Catherine Bell's breasts.

  • John||

    Anything involving Catherine Bell's breasts is made for TV entertainment. She has the best body in Hollywood even in her 40s.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    She has the best body in Hollywood even in her 40s

    She is bangin' but that's stretching it a bit.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    It's stretching my britches is what it's stretching.

  • John||

    She started out making her living as a body double. She was the woman that other actresses wanted people to think their body looked like.

  • Libertymike||

    Putting aside just where along the superlative continium she sits, Ms. Bell is unambiguously and unequivocally, smoking.

  • Killazontherun||

    Just googled an image search to remind me. Ain't nothing wrong with that.

  • Pro Libertate||

    I never watched the show, but I always assumed people watched it for the last two reasons only.

  • wareagle||

    pretty much. The rest required a suspension of disbelief on a nuclear level.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    That show was totally believable and accurate. Lt. Commander Harmon Jag flew around the world in his F-14 solving mysteries in the name of the United States Navy, just like our Naval aviators do on a daily basis. SO YOU SHUT YOUR UNPATRIOTIC WHORE MOUTH.

  • wareagle||

    you left out the part about his being the Navy's version of Perry Mason, righter of societal wrongs, protector of the downtrodden, and friend to stray puppies the world over. Good god, teh man should be on a postage stamp if not currency.

  • Pro Libertate||

    You ever notice how it was "Hamilton Burger" whenever they used his full name, but "Ham" when they were talking to or about him informally?

  • ||

    There are other people in that show besides Catherine Bell and Zoe McClellan?

  • NoVAHockey||

    I can't read "Naval aviator" without doing it Louis Gossett Jr voice

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    That's how I typed it.

  • Pro Libertate||

    I just beat up Richard Gere reading that.

  • ||

    2 out of 4 ain't bad.

  • sloopyinca||

    Cops fired for using stun guns as party favors to be reinstated.

    I guess if they had been trained not to use them to stun each other, other city employees and family members at parties, they could have been punished...or, I don't know, charged with a fucking crime.

    I wonder if this is worthy of the "adults" discussing it, or is it going right to the troll-o-meter?

  • Brett L||

    Heh. Almost as good as FL Corrections agents stunning their own 10 year olds at take your kid to work day. Almost.

  • sloopyinca||

    I said this elsewhere, but it bears repeating: Florida is the prolapsed colon of the south.

  • ||

    It looks more like a flaccid penis, or at the very least, the hairless scrotum of North America.

  • ||

    Knock off the collective shit, Ken. ProL and BP are assholes because some FL cops are shitheads? Because that's what you're saying.

  • JW||

    Don't be stupid. At best, they're only polyps.

  • ||

    BZZT

    The correct answer is that they're assholes because they're assholes.

  • JW||

    You only say that because you see them at the monthly Asshole meetings.

  • ||

    Never said I didn't. By the way, are you bringing the doughnuts at the next one, or is Warty?

  • JW||

    I'm on refreshment duty. Mr. Pibb for you again?

  • ||

    No, let's mix it up. Bring me some Mello Yello Cherry.

  • ||

    Mello Yello Cherry

    Are you asking me to punch him in the kidneys again?

  • ||

    Are you claiming that ProGlib and BonerPenis aren't assholes?

  • ||

    Note my response to JW. And their names are ProLosertate and ButtProlapse.

  • ||

    Fuck you, Episs-ache.

  • ||

    Whatever, Warty. See, your handle is so stupid I don't even have to change it to make it insulting. Idiot.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Oh, we suck. But we're better than O-H-I-O. I know, I did a tour there. I've got the thousand-yard stare to prove it.

  • ||

    Did you at least visit the Mothersbaugh residence while you were there?

    WE ARE NOT MEN

  • Pro Libertate||

    I felt the presence when driving through Akron.

  • ||

    "You listen to ProLib, new guy. He knows ti ti. Very little. You know he's never been in the shit,'cause he ain't got the stare."

    "The stare?"

    "The thousand-yard stare. A reasonoid gets it after he's been in Ohio for too long. It's like...it's like you've really
    seen beyond. I got it. All the old reasonoids got it. And you'll have it too."

  • EDG reppin' LBC||

    Fuck Michigan!

  • John||

    That can't be true. That is a scene out of The Hangover.

  • Brett L||

    Franklin CI. Link here.

  • R C Dean||

    I guess they thought it was take down your kid at work day.

  • mad libertarian guy||

    What. The. Fuck.

    Our government, and a bunch of leftists who sincerely want to believe that Islam is the religion of peace, are off their fucking rocker with this goddamn video.

    Murderers are rampaging various embassies around the world, and Americans want to blame a fucking video. Believe that there is just NO WAY that Islamists would EVER incite violence on their own.

  • Stormy Dragon||

    And what's your solution? They suddenly start loving us if we just kill enough of them?

  • Spoonman.||

    Leave them to wallow in their filth. Any who want to move here and make good lives for themselves are welcome.

  • Bam!||

    Acknowledging the real reason for the attacks -- or at least not coming up with such bullshit -- would be a nice start.

  • ThatSkepticGuy||

    "Acknowledging the real reason for the attacks -- or at least not coming up with such bullshit -- would be a nice start."

    No, see, this isn't the result of an unreformed religion which preaches violence and destruction in the name of self-righteous hypocrisy, this happened because you're allowed to own things and say what you believe.

  • Stormy Dragon||

    Do you seriously think that if everyone in the Middle East was suddenly Christian instead of Muslim, there would be any less violence?

  • Cytotoxic||

    Yes.

  • Stormy Dragon||

    Well then you're a fool. The only thing that would change is what the angry mobs are chanting.

  • wareagle||

    The only thing that would change is what the angry mobs are chanting.

    bullshit. Squared. Islam is the only religion whose default response to damn near anything is violence. Usually expressed toward other people. All Muslims are not violent or terrorists, but damn near all acts of violence or terrorism the world over are carried out by Muslims.

  • Stormy Dragon||

    Islam is the only religion whose default response to damn near anything is violence.

    Oh irony, thy name is neocons.

  • wareagle||

    Oh irony, thy name is neocons.

    really, this? Show where I am wrong about Islam.

  • Stormy Dragon||

    No, the irony of a neocon complaining about other people "whose default response to damn near anything is violence".

  • wareagle||

    stormy,
    first, not a neocon, so focus on addressing the question rather than trying to score cheap personal shots. Muslims are who they are. Ignoring it does not make you sharper.

  • The Hammer||

    How many Christian mobs do you see storming embassies and murdering people?

  • Gray Ghost||

    How many Christian mobs do you see storming embassies and murdering people?

    Pre-Reformation, quite a few.

    Among the problems is that Islam hasn't had theirs yet.

  • Killazontherun||

    Witches fault letting themselves be tricked into building embassies.

  • Entropy Void||

    ... and this is MY concern because ...

  • hotsy totsy||

    Islam needs an Enlightenment ,not a Reformation. The Reformation's basic tenets are very similar to Islam.

  • ||

    Well then you're a fool. The only thing that would change is what the angry mobs are chanting.

    I still say the world would be completely different without Islam so it would be impossible to tell what the fuck would be going on. Maybe without Islam the golden horde would have conquered all of Europe and the Middle East and Christianity would have been snuffed out.

    But in comparison why isn't South America in protest right now?

    Is the Middle East cursed ground or something?

    Your premise is a fantastical impossibility and your stance on your premise relies on magic.

  • Stormy Dragon||

    But in comparison why isn't South America in protest right now?

    What makes you think they aren't?

    http://tinyurl.com/98r6kh2

  • hotsy totsy||

    YES!

  • hotsy totsy||

    To Corning that is.

  • ||

    You would have to completely undo 1500 years of history including the preservation of Roman and Greek text by Muslims...So who the fuck knows what the world would look like without Islam.

    My guess is Christianity would look very different then it does today without the influence of Islam.

  • Killazontherun||

    Common misunderstanding. Pre-Islamic Arabs preserved Roman and Greek texts. Islamic ones burned many. That which survived intact owed absolutely nothing to Islam.

    http://www.gutenberg.org/files......htm#koran

    The learned men of Alexandria asked the Caliph Omar to give to them the vast library at Alexandria. "If those books," he replied, "contain anything which is contrary to the 'Koran' they deserve to be destroyed. If they contain what is written in the 'Koran,' they are unnecessary." He ordered them to be distributed among the baths of the city, to serve as fuel for their furnaces.

  • Stormy Dragon||

    While Islamic Arabs certainly did destroy a lot of "pagan" documents during their expansion, the burning of the library of Alexandria by Caliph Omar is largely considered a myth. The library had been long gone by the time Omar sacked Alexandria circa 640.

    Most of it was destroyed entirely by accident by either Casear or Aurelius (depending on which account you believe), and the remainder was destroyed at the order of the Coptic Pope Theophilus of Alexandria in 391.

  • Lisa||

    Islam is as much political as it is religious. Modern day Christianity is not that political, hence the reason that there are more Christians in communist China than the free world.

    I think much of the debate regarding the "Are Muslims violent?" would be go away if people realized that it is a political movement.

  • Stormy Dragon||

    Yes, but if Obama suggested that it's not suprising that after 50 years of killing hundreds of thousands of people and backing brutal dictatorships in the region, there's is a lot of anger toward the US, he'd be accused of apologizing for America again.

  • Cytotoxic||

    "killing hundreds of thousands of people"

    He should be accused of making shit up but I guess that's your job.

  • Cytotoxic||

    My solution involves sudden death. That tends to end violence.

  • mad libertarian guy||

    And what's your solution? They suddenly start loving us if we just kill enough of them?

    Where the fuck did you get that from?

  • Stormy Dragon||

    People like Cytotoxic and Wareagle, who seem to think we live in an 80s action movie.

  • wareagle||

    let's just send them more money and pretend nothing happened. These are fucking barbarians. Treat them as such. If they want to be considered civilized human beings, they can start acting like it. My solution gave them a choice to make things right without any action on their part.

  • Lisa||

    That would sounds a lot more enjoyable than bending over backwards for people who become homicidal over stupid obscure films.

  • Lisa||

    *-would

  • Dr. Frankenstein||

    Of course the video made them do it. They're cavemen and our moving pictures frighten and confuse them.

  • MWG||

    RIP Mr. Hartman.

  • Tulpa Doom||

    The video angle is being pushed because it distracts from the question of HTF a US embassy can be breached by a mob of yokels.

  • mad libertarian guy||

    That's easy.

    The video made them so enraged that they were suddenly able to take on the marines.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    That. Or Retard Strength.

    I'm going for Retard Strength.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Meanwhile, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hinted he might strike Iran without America’s help.

    They don't need our help, really, just the absence of our hindrance. The only reason he would attack before November would be if he was thought his bro Obama was a shoo-in.

  • ||

    I doubt Netanyahu is a big Obama supporter. Maybe I'm wrong. Got any evidence?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    You can't tell the sarcasm font from the normal font? Get a new browser.

  • ||

    I'm using your mom's, I guess that's why the font was wrong. Oh, she tried to say "hi" but her mouth is full.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Well tell her I have some laundry fo- HEY WAIT A MINUTE.

  • ||

    They don't need our help, really, just the absence of our hindrance.

    That and perhaps some reassurance that they'll still get some foreign aid from us if they do attack Iran.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Wait, India? What?

  • Doktor Kapitalism||

    There are a lot of Muslims in India, even though Pakistan and Bangladesh broke off. Especially near the border.

  • Pro Libertate||

    No, I know that, but the Indian government isn't particularly fond of that minority, especially when it acts up.

  • Stormy Dragon||

    On the other hand, India isn't all that fond of us, either.

  • Pro Libertate||

    They sort of like us. When they aren't disliking us.

  • ant1sthenes||

    If we had backed them more strongly and dumped Pakistan as an ally, they could be the Israel of Central Asia. Oh well.

  • Pro Libertate||

    I have never understood why the U.S. and India aren't closer allies. Bush actually made some moves in that direction, which is one thing to his credit.

  • kbolino||

    They did arrest 86 people, unlike in the other countries where these protests have occurred.

  • ||

    Wait, London. What? I know there's a shit ton of South Asians and Muslims in the UK, but to me that stands out the most, Muslims in first world shitholes hate us too.

  • ThatSkepticGuy||

    London has had no shortage of issues with Islamists within their own country over the past decade, whether it's Muslim students becoming violently disrutpive in classes that teach the Holocaust as historical fact or huge spikes of "retribution" rapes whenever someone poublically criticizes Islam.

  • Mo||

    India has more Muslims than any country save Indonesia and Pakistan.

  • MWG||

    This is why I keep coming back to HR threads... you learn something everyday.

  • ||

    What's interesting is that although Pakistan was split from the old British India as an Islamic country the Muslim population in India is very close to Pakistan's (177,286,000 vs 178,097,000 according to wikipedia).

    Also, many of India's Muslims are quite distrustful of Pakistan if some of the reports I've heard are true.

  • Gray Ghost||

    I don't find the prospect of reunification in the near future that far-fetched, especially if a Muslim attains high office in India. Which, again, doesn't seem that far-fetched in the next 25 years or so. Are there institutionalized rules/norms against Muslims in political office?

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    You don't have to understand Czech to understand this post
    http://ac.blog.sme.sk/c/307639.....mlada.html

  • Bam!||

    Keep that image URL in your bookmarks: http://panzner.typepad.com/.a/.....cf8970b-pi

  • Trespassers W||

    You don't have to understand Slovak, either.

  • ||

    Beautiful.

  • Hugh Akston||

    Libyan Islamists are targeting U.S. reconnaissance drones with anti-aircraft weapons.

    Huh.

  • Doktor Kapitalism||

    This is news? I would have assumed it was that way from the start.

  • Hugh Akston||

    Well yeah you'd assume Qadaffi was shooting at them, but don't these people know those drones are there to help them?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    The remote operators should get a moderate shock when their drones are shot down. They're expensive and there should be some personal incentive to avoid getting hit.

  • Hugh Akston||

    Connect operators to the drones Matrix-style. That way when your plane gets shot down, you die.

  • Tulpa Doom||

    Unless The Bourne Legacy lied to me, all you need to take down a drone is a rifle and an angry canine.

  • Hugh Akston||

    Maybe I've misjudged that movie. I'll add it to the queue.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Well I guess I don't need to see that movie now. Thanks for the spoiler.

  • Christina||

    No One Was Murdered Because of This Image (NSFW)

    http://www.theonion.com/articl...../?ref=auto

  • db||

    Love it.

  • Restoras||

    Pussies (no pun intended). Should have included Mohammad.

  • Hugh Akston||

    The lack of Mohammed was the point.

  • Restoras||

    Oh, yes I see. Well played, then!

  • ||

    But who will protect the public from unlicensed hairbraiders and interior designers??? People dying in the streets, kids starving, dogs marrying cats... all because some people try to make a living without getting the government's approval first!

  • sloopyinca||

    OK, it's baby name auction time. I'm gonna get it set up on ebay and post the link, probably some time over the weekend. I'm going to try and see how we can do an extended time period to stretch it to Thanksgiving.

    We've decided that we are going to donate the money to the Reason Foundation, so it's going to be tax-deductible.

    A few rules:
    No profanity
    No obscenity
    Nothing too Jewey

    We're going to open the bidding at $20, and bids can be taken here and I'll keep a running tally on the blog.

  • sloopyinca||

    OK, I've been informed that that third rule is right out. Please disregard it.

  • Auric Demonocles||

    Is the middle name up for auction too?

  • sloopyinca||

    Just the middle name. The first name is already picked out.

  • Dr. Frankenstein||

    Friend of mine gave his son the middle name of Zefram. True story.

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    Really? What if "Barack Hussein" wins?

  • Auric Demonocles||

    How is that possibly going to beat "Waitforit"?

  • Restoras||

    Ruprecht is a layup.

  • Brett L||

    Remind us again, boy or girl?

  • Restoras||

    What the hell difference does that make?

  • Brett L||

    I'll not saddle a girl with the name 'Rapesquatch'

  • sloopyinca||

    See, I told Kara we should have kept the "Nothing too Jewey" rule in place.

  • db||

    That's rather presumptive of you. And damn creepy, considering the age difference.

  • Brett L||

    Ah. I see what you did there.

  • sloopyinca||

    Girl!

  • Restoras||

    I hope to The Creator you hold full veto power considering this crowd.

  • sloopyinca||

    I said no profanity. It's an auction for a reason: people can do what they want with the winnings within the rules.

    And it's like Penn Jillette said: nobody gives a fuck about middle names anyway.

  • Tulpa Doom||

    Please don't inflict this on your kid...

  • sloopyinca||

    Feel free to bid, Tulpa, and give her a clean, wholesome name.

    By the way, I hear names, but I don't hear bid increments.

  • db||

    You're going to so regret this when Dunphy wins with the "Bigorati."

  • db||

    A legal name change can be executed at any time after the BC is filed, I think. Including immediately.

  • sloopyinca||

    We won't do that. The name will stick until the child is old enough to consent to a name change and pay for it herself.

    It's kinda like a reversible circumcision in that regard...but for a girl of course.

  • Pro Libertate||

    If the name isn't Neil Armstrong Spicer, I'll fucking kill you. Do I win?

  • sloopyinca||

    Money talks, buddy.

  • Restoras||

    $20 for Locke

  • Pro Libertate||

    You can't take it with you.

  • Brett L||

    I'll go $30.

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    Rachel Corrie $35

  • ||

    I won't be bidding but here are some suggestions for bidders:

    Spicer

    Middlename

    Ayessess

    Mua'dib

    Whoa

    Goddess

    Demon

    Shark

  • Pro Libertate||

    It's Muad'Dib, you illiterate buffoon.

    Raymond Luxury-Yacht. Pronounced Throatwobbler Mangrove.

  • Jesus H. Christ||

    What's the first name?

    Also, I wonder how much "Cthulhu" would cost me?

  • sloopyinca||

    OK, her first name is going to be Reason. We decided that we just like the name, it means a lot to us and there's never been a vampire in a movie named that.

    Reason ________ Spicer.

    I believe we're currently at $35. And remember, people, this is all for charity, so don't sit on your hands.

    Can I get $40?

  • Pro Libertate||

    Reason in English? I'd do it in some other language. Like Grund or Raison.

  • sloopyinca||

    In esperanto, it's "Kialo". She'd be ready for the future and it also starts with a "K".

  • Pro Libertate||

    Perfectly obscure and even sounds somewhat like a name. Though Grund is more manly.

  • sloopyinca||

    Which does me no good whatsoever. Thanks a lot.

  • Pro Libertate||

    The Kialo. It's girlier, and it has the Shatner seal of approval.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Then Kialo.

  • Atanarjuat||

    Give it some ghetto style. Name her Rheizzonne (pronounced, reason).

  • ||

    Reason Why Spicer

    Reason? That's Why Spicer

    Reason d'etre Spicer

    Reason Hitundrun Spicer

  • Generic Stranger||

    Reason Ampersand Spicer.

  • ||

    Forababynamed

  • db||

    Reason Drinkinggame Spicer

  • R C Dean||

    Put me down for $50. If I win, we'll figure out how to deliver the cash, and I'll want a copy of the birth certificate.

    I'm still thinking about a name.

  • sloopyinca||

    Jim is the high bidder at $100. Care to up that?

  • ||

    Nothing too Jewey

    Call her Joshua!!

  • ||

    So we re all going to pool our money and name her jezebel right?

  • ||

    Jezebel Amanda Marcotte Spicer.

  • sloopyinca||

    You need to change your name to "A Serious Asshole".

  • Ted S.||

    Go for something Finnish, like Yhtiövastike or Vivahteikas.

  • Entropy Void||

    Dunphy?

  • sloopyinca||

    Needs less Dunphy.

  • ||

    I was just thinking of suggesting this as well.

  • ||

    Hey Sloopy, could you toss me a link to your NFL pick 'em? I forgot to do last week and I would have gotten every game except the Niners and Redskins.

  • Auric Demonocles||

    There were 5 people that didn't fill out the picks for last night's game. They gave up an easy point.

  • Brett L||

    I was too lazy to check, but I had a moment of fear where I was sure I had been foolish enough to pick in favor of Jay Cutler and bought the hype about the Bears D. Thankfully, I was apparently less drunk when I actually made the picks.

  • ||

    Yeah, no amount of supposedly talented receivers can change the fact that Cutler is a little bitch. As a Green Bay fan that was especially satisfying to me.

  • Red Rocks Rockin||

    Scott Van Pelt on ESPN said on his radio show that Cutler had "bitter beer face." I damn near wrecked the car because I was laughing so hard.

  • Brett L||

    27 picks on 28 passes will do that to you.

  • sloopyinca||

    Sure. Click this link

    Group ID: 38814
    password: reason

  • ||

    Let's take a break from this ghastly news of protests and violence and mock Learjet Lizzie Warren for her unintentionally hilarious and retarded ad that likens her to a boxer.

  • Killazontherun||

    She's got heart, she's got guts, and she is not going to back down. She is like a Jack Russel terrier, well, a rat terrier claiming to be a Jack Russel, and she's going in teeth and claw, ripping through Brown's big-money guy friends. Big money guy I call them because capitalist has too many syllables for my whacked up side the head brain to spit out. I'm voting Warren, because I'm just that stupid.

  • Doktor Kapitalism||

  • Brett L||

    The NASA heavy lift vehicle might just as well be nicknamed "the Vaporware". And mighty fucking expensive vaporware, too. No way it ever flies, but they'll suck down the $500M somehow. (Meanwhile SpaceX's total expenditures are somewhere south of $300M for actually delivering cargo to ISS.)

  • Doktor Kapitalism||

    Real heavy lift vehicle. And note the price range.

    http://www.spacex.com/falcon_heavy.php

    Though I've heard some skepticism of the 27 motor cross feeding idea.

  • Brett L||

    Its actually 3 fuel tanks cross feeding. Technically, I believe, the outer 2 feed the middle one so that it has a fullish load after 2/3rd of the fuel has burned off. Which immensely limits the complexity. That said, all 27 engines are supposed to be able to be independently throttled. I would be surprised to find this is what actually happens.

  • Doktor Kapitalism||

    That's essentially what I meant, but it's been a long week. The real question is how many engine-outs they can take. According to this video* multiple, but how many is that. And if they're going to be turning these things out like Volkswagens instead of Maybachs, they're going to have to sacrifice some quality control.

    *http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f67rkCnC5M4

  • Brett L||

    Yeah. I believe their standard is still going to be 1 engine out per 9 engine cluster can still achieve orbit. So on the Heavy, they can lose 3, but they have to be the right 3. As they've had zero in 3 flights, well, so far, so good. I believe they do a full duration firing in McAllen before shipping the vehicle to Canaveral, so that probably helps the QC process.

  • Pro Libertate||

    NASA "and its team of private contractors" are going to Mars. Leave out NASA, and that might even be true.

  • Doktor Kapitalism||

    I would be happy to step into NASA's place...

  • Pro Libertate||

    "Doktor Kapitalism and his team of private contractors are going to Mars. Next year."

  • Doktor Kapitalism||

    Nah, I've got a couple more years before I get my degree. 2020 is a good starting point, though. I can definitely beat NASA "sometime in the 2030s," but I think that I'd loose to Mars One.

  • ||

    The complete Indiana Jones series will be released digitially remastered on Blu-ray next week and rest assured, IGN says it does not appear that Spielberg or Lucas made any alterations to the movies.

    The scene I thought for sure Lucas and Spielberg would gut was where Indy shoots the Arab swordsman in Raiders of the Lost Ark. You know, he shoots first.

  • Brett L||

    Fuck George Lucas with the business end of a rusty shovel.

    That is all.

  • Pro Libertate||

    I'm attacking the German embassy because of seeing a Lucas film.

  • Brett L||

    I'll be burning Skywalker Ranch.

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    i'm going to screen "Howard the Duck" and then burn the theatre

  • sloopyinca||

    Um, this.

    That is all.

  • db||

    Thank you for that and fuck the server squirrels.

  • ||

    Oh, they need to make an alteration. It's called erasing any evidence that the fourth one exists off the face of the planet.

  • ||

    I've actually never seen the fourth one. Is it Star Wars prequels bad?

  • ||

    Yes. Don't watch it. Seriously, you do not want to see it.

    I saw it in the theater. Also, there is a South Park episode about it.

  • ||

    Really, all you need to do is watch the first 30 seconds, see the CGI prairie dogs, and turn it off.

  • VG Zaytsev||

    Is it Star Wars prequels bad?

    Much, much worse.

  • sloopyinca||

    You people keep talking about Star Wars prequels and fourth Indiana Jones movies like they're real or something.

  • ||

    They made a fourth one?

  • Brett L||

    What are you talking about? There is no fourth Indiana Jones movie.

  • Brett L||

    Also, Epi, I've been rereading Bloom County strips in published order. In '83 BB guessed '98 for Star Wars sequels. Turns out he was off by a year. I am also saddened by how relevant the average political strip is to our life. almost 30 years and nothing has changed but the names.

  • ||

    I have all the books, which are in order, and read them every few years.

    Yeah, it's relevant, but that's partly because Berke was so good at seeing the essence of it and expressing it.

  • Night Elf Mohawk||

    Lord knows we need more statesmen.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Sequels? Still waiting on those.

  • Nephi||

    Her impending loss is the only thing I have to look forward to this November.

  • Nephi||

    Stupid Reason HnR s/w. This was in reply to the guy who linked the Liz Warren story.

  • ||

    Question on the kid naming thing: can it be multiple words combined?

    For example, if I wanted to toss a c-note on Robotjox or Electricboogaloo, is that allowable?

  • ||

    And if so, how many words? Could I do, Keithdavidisthegreatestlivingactor?

  • sloopyinca||

    OK, that last one is out, but I would consider Davidkeithisthegreatestlivingactor. You're OK with the Benjamin on Electricboogaloo or Robotjox. Take your pick.

    Corporate sponsorships are fine, with the exception of anyone who sells deep-dish, which I addressed in the "no profanity" rule.

  • ||

    Sent you an email. Also sent epi one. I'm hoping he'll go half-sies with me on one. I was also thinking, "Jean-Luc", "Tiberius", "Gorn", or asking if I could contribute extra if we get Muad-Dib and everytime you introduce her to someone, you promise to tell them, "Her name is a killing word."

  • LTC(ret) John||

    If you get Muad'Dib in, I'll kick in $20 toward that.

  • sloopyinca||

    "And then there's Maud'Dib!"

  • Pro Libertate||

    Years ago, I did a bit on Urkobold where it was Zod instead of Maude. The whole reason was because I got that danged theme song in my head: "And then there's Zod!"

  • ||

    Ohohoh, I know! How much for, "Iheartdunphy"?

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    ^^^ THIS ^^^

  • ||

    Or maybe, "copsrule", or "propolice".

  • ||

    You think David Keith is better than Keith David. So, that must mean you think Firestarter is better than The Thing. Which means you're retarded.

    OK, JJ, I will go in on this with you. But we need to choose wisely. Muad'Dib is very tempting because of the killing word bit.

  • ||

    That, or Kwisatz Haderach. Though Dunphy or Policeone is also very tempting...but sure, I'll be happy to split it.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Two words: Family Affair. I win, bitch.

  • ||

    Just think of it. You're daughter could be Reason Policeone Spicer.

  • Coeus||

    How about "porchmonkey"?

    I'm bringing it back.

  • sloopyinca||

    First, it's "I'm taking it back," so you fail.

    Second, well there is no second. You're free to bid $110 on "Porchmonkey," as the current bid is Robotjox at $100.

  • Coeus||

    Dammit, I fucked it up and it's tainted now. Can it be hyphenated? Reason Flash-Gordon Spicer. Or maybe Jar-Jar-Binks.

  • db||

    I think that technically, it has to be said while executing an epicyclic head shake to be valid.

  • sloopyinca||

    Again, it's the choice of the winner. I don't even want to know until the end of the whole thing what you guys are gonna pick.

    As of now, Jimbo is the high bidder at $100. I'm gonna post it on the blog (that has been neglected for quite a while) and you guys can feel free to comment in that thread. I'll use it and update here from time to time.

  • db||

    I would bid on "Kara" as it's my sister's name and a lovely one at that, but it might not be appropriate given Banjos' handle.

  • Gray Ghost||

    She could always claim that her parents were really big Catch-22 fans. Or bad 80s dance music. (Drawing a blank on any other double names.)

    Playing off of Gojira's suggestions, my contribution for her middle name is, "Badgebunny."

  • ||

    "Reason Mayonnaise Spicer"

  • MakajazMonkee||

    This so should have been a Porn.....Hadith Nights....Cor Anne........but then again if it was true to life it would be illegal as Muhammed was a well documented paedo

  • blubi||

    Protests, protests, protests, and a few deaths - good way to trivialize

    The FBI is "probing" who produced a film??? Isn´t this an attack on free speech, something what do you call it...libertarian that Reason should be concerned about?

    Is it political correctness or cowardice?

  • sloopyinca||

    Maybe if you read a bit more than just the headlines, you'd understand how pissed all of us are on here.

    But that might take too much energy or something.

    Retard.

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