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  • db||

    Tctcfc

  • Pip||

    WTF?

  • Pro Libertate||

    Plate o' shrimp.

  • Nephi||

    You're obviously a man who doesn't believe in wasting a lot of his time driving when he could be taking the bus.

  • Pro Libertate||

    The more you drive, the less intelligent you are.

  • db||

    "Dioretix. It's the science of matter over mind."

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romneyis is switching his campaign message from "it's the economy, stupid"...

    I think we all knew he would jettison the most winning strategy at some point.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    Over course of campaign, Romney has changed from a pragmatic, capable manager into a dog-whistling culture warrior.

    David Frum

  • Cytotoxic||

    So Frum is already trying to mitigate the damage his faction will receive when its candidate loses the election? *Shock face*

  • Marshall Gill||

    Quoting David Frum now? Science H. Logic, dude, why not quote....yourself like Chomsky does? There really are days when I question if you aren't Mary.

  • SIV||

    The most powerful theme Romney has articulated in the campaign is "It doesn't have to be this way".
    Just list every tested negative about the current state of the country and Obama's leadership and keep repeating "It doesn't have to be this way".

    Don't be too specific in how he is('nt) going to fix it.

  • db||

    California's Mi Pueblo food chain, which was founded by an illegal immigrant and caters to the Hispanic community, says it has signed on to the E-Verify program under "tremendous pressure" from the federal government.

    Going Galt: Ur Doin' It Wrong

  • ||

    Ha, I just rewatched Private School recently. Young Phoebe Cates...

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Pervert.

  • ||

    If that's perverted, then I'm the most perverted monster since perversion came to Perversiontown.

    That doesn't flow as well.

  • Night Elf Mohawk||

    Not the same movie, but Moving in Stereo forever sounds different.

  • wareagle||

    gay theme rolls much better...pervert style just seems creepy, like Joe Biden at a cheerleading camp.

  • fried wylie||

    Perverton.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    The other chick was hotter. Betsy Russell, iirc.

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Despite company pressure, the Treasury Department wants to hold on to its stake in the automaker.

    What's the world coming to when our market-manipulating overlords can't even choose a winner anymore?

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

  • Brett L||

    Then through Facebook I discovered Beanie is my first cousin. Now I'm feeling guilty.

    How do you not know your cousins who live in the same town? This is total bullshit. Also, I have totally avoided friends with bitch girlfriends. Although, this kind of sounds like, "I don't like my bf being around my much hotter cousin who likes to get naked after a few shots." I don't really have a "play nice" setting, so its actually more likely to preserve our friendship.

  • T||

    I don't really have a "play nice" setting

    I didn't used to. The wife has slowly been beating one into me, but's it's buggy and prone to failure in the presence of alcohol and/or stupidity.

  • rts||

    Bill gives RCMP chief more power to fire ‘rotten apples’

    Applauding the government’s proposed Bill C-42 to amend the RCMP Act, Commissioner Paulson said it will speed up the current disciplinary process that has prevented him from getting rid of what he has called “rotten apples” in the force.

    So... no more RCMP then?

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    you wish.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Hasn't been the same since Dudley Do-Right left.

  • ||

    Come on, everyone knows the Mounties went to hell once they weren't required to know how to sing Rose Marie.

  • Tulpa Doom||

    Looks like they have the bigorati in Canada too.

  • JW||

    Who's going to sing backup for the Lumberjack Song?

  • Night Elf Mohawk||

    President Obama will file a trade complaint against China over alleged subsidies of cars and car parts.

    As opposed to his laissez faire approach to the auto industry, I guess.

  • ||

    B-b-b-b-but that's different!

  • fried wylie||

    It's different because the Chinese can't possibly have The Right People In Charge, since we've got The Right People In Charge here. They can't both be Right.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Concerns about radiation exposure have killed the adoption of airport full-body scanners in Europe.

    You can't swing a dead, three-eyed cat over there without hitting a nuclear reactor and they're worried about a few charged particles hitting their unwashed testicles?

  • ||

    Mac: (slow-dancing with Charlie) I do not even understand the smell coming from your body, dude.

    Charlie: Oh, my God, dude. Relax, dude. I forgot to put on deodorant, OK?

    Mac: I have never once, never once seen you wear deodorant, Charlie. Never once.

    Charlie: Yeah, well, you've never once seen me wash my testicles either, but that doesn't mean I don't do it every Friday.

  • db||

    It's the reduced standards of personal hygiene that get you...all those particles...never washed off...

    I expect the "organic" odors are going to prevent the use of those chemical vapor scanners that have been in trials too.

  • A Serious Man||

    It's for all our sakes. The last thing we want is some Frenchmen gaining superpowers.

  • Pro Libertate||

    I'm here to fight for liberty, fraternity, rich sauces, and the French way.

  • CE||

    Why not? The Crimson Fox sounds pretty cool.

  • fried wylie||

    worried about a few charged particles

    Photons aren't charged.

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    A photon checks into a hotel. He is asked if he needs help with his luggage.
    No, he answers, I'm traveling light.

  • Xenocles||

    They drink for free, like neutrons.

  • fried wylie||

    No, you're thinking of how they never get carded.

  • Xenocles||

    They better hope not, since they never age.

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    Man attacked by adorable grizzly
    http://youtu.be/X5VJviWS3yE

  • Brett L||

    Warpdrive, bitches. I actually expect NASA to get closer to success on this than their HLV.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Wake me when they perfect the transwarp drive.

  • ||

    Excelsior!

    Remember, FoE, the more they overthink the plumbing, the easier it is to stop up the drain.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    If Brett L thinks he can get away with warp drive... he's in for a shock.

  • ||

    If he doesn't try, the cost will be his soul.

  • DJF||

    That is easy, all they have to do is hook the Warp Drive to the Deflector Array. In Star Trek anything can be made better, faster, more powerful by hooking it up to the Deflector Array.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Well, if you reverse the polarity and phase modulate everything. . .it just might work!

  • Pip||

    I'VE GOT TO HAVE THIRTY MINUTES!

  • Pro Libertate||

    "Ye canna change the laws of physics!"

  • ||

    We ain't outta here in ten minutes, we won't need no rocket to fly through space

  • Entropy Void||

    no No NO!

    The dilithium crystals are about to explooooooode!

  • db||

    OK I need more technical info on this than gizmodo is going to have...

  • John||

    Damn

  • tarran||

    I'm highly skeptical:

    1) As they compress the space in front of them, they are going to introduce one hell of a blue-shift on the light coming from ahead.

    Radio waves are going to be blueshifted into gamma rays. Not to mention the protons flux from the bowwave of interstellar gases that pile up in front of the ship.

    I doubt such a vehicle can operate for more than a few hours before the electronics are fried. Pilots will get fatal doses of radiation within a few minutes of getting up to speed.

    Moreover, on the return trip, when the ship reaches Earth all the interstellar gases in the bow wave will continue forward and do nasty things to anything in its path.

  • Pro Libertate||

    I'm all for trying--standard libertarian disclaimers aside--but if possible, it's probably further from the state of the art than that article states.

  • John||

    If it is possible, it is still a big deal since the obstacles tarran describes, while huge, are much smaller than the ones presented by conventional travel.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Are you thinking what I'm thinking? Yes, FTL drones! The whole world is so fucked when we get that technology.

  • John||

    Death from above.

  • Pro Libertate||

    And from before!

  • Brett L||

    Death from tomorrow

  • Brett L||

    I was disparaging the HLV's chances as being less than one in a billion, which I think a warp bubble on an interferometer's chance of success is.

  • ||

    Infinite Improbability Drive to the rescue!

  • Pro Libertate||

    When some Google-sponsored astronaut is digging up some fossils on Mars in 2024 after landing their via SpaceX, maybe NASA will have scoped out plans for a heavy lift vehicle.

  • CE||

    And when my time-shifting transporter is complete, I'll have already buried some fake Mars fossils there for them to find, just for kicks.

    But as I said last week, I still need more test subjects for my transporter research -- we keep running out. You get to live on my tropical island lair/research lab site, at least as long as the experiments succeed.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Screw that--I saw The Fly.

  • Marshall Gill||

    And you would pass up turning into a giant fly? WTF is wrong with you?

    Where do I sign up?!

  • ||

    Damn, tarran, every time I turn around you're saying something stupider than ever. They would obviously use a tachyon field to protect the ship. It amazes me how dense you are sometimes.

  • gaijin||

    It amazes me how dense you are sometimes.

    The gravity...it is strong with this one.

  • tarran||

    There goes Episiarch confusing pop-culture with reality again.

    Tachyons don't interact with regular matter, which he would know if he had paid attention in Physics class instead of focusing his attention on trying to look up girls' skirts with his highly polished shoes during the lectures and banging the homely girl so that she would do his homework for him.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Tachyons react with matter when you phase modulate them! Everything's better with phase modulation.

  • Xenocles||

    Clearly all you need is a second warp field to red-shift it all back. It's like digging another hole to store the dirt from the first one.

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    Neil Armstrong Tribue Video
    http://youtu.be/1pQKZc2AXW0

  • ||

    It neglected to mention his last words. "Mailbox...mailbox..."

  • ||

    Armstrong had a sled with Sloopy's picture on it?

  • ||

    Mailbox was a sled?

  • R C Dean||

    Do the words SPOILER ALERT mean nothing to you people?

  • Pro Libertate||

    Turns out Kane was actually a chick.

  • ||

    Spoiler what?

    By the way, Jon Snow is the son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark.

  • ||

    That's not true! That's impossible!

  • ||

    Mad Scientist, Warty is your father.

  • ||

    That's not true! That's...highly unlikely.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Turns out the 2nd-5th books were all a dream Ned Stark had. He was spared at the last second and sent to the Wall. He saves the entire world from there. No Starks actually die, and Bran gets better.

  • ||

    I saw Martin speak at Town Hall, ProL, and he said he came up with that plot after watching a marathon of all of ST: Enterprise one week. True story.

  • Pro Libertate||

    You mean it would've been all Stark happiness except for Enterprise? I want to damn some maniacs to hell, suddenly.

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    called it

  • Red Rocks Rockin||

    By the way, Jon Snow is the son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark.

    I just started the third book, and that's my impression as well.

    Of course, Martin could just do the dickish thing and never reveal who Jon's mother is anyway--in the interest of "realism" or some such thing--but I have a feeling we'll find out the whole story in the final book.

    Oh, and this whole miserable war is Catelyn Stark's fault.

  • db||

    I was expecting a music/photo retrospective ending with a crushed mailbox.

  • Brett L||

    Shark saves man story.

    It was on the afternoon of Sept. 11 that he awoke to the sound of scratching against his boat. A six-foot shark was circling the boat and, Teitoi said, bumping against its hull.

  • SIV||

    It would be better if the shark saved him from malevolent porpoises.

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    This $9 Cardboard Bike Can Support Riders Up To 485lbs http://www.fastcodesign.com/16.....-to-485lbs

  • OldMexican||

    Interesting!

  • Brett L||

    WTF? Robocop suit gets Batmanned. You're fucking ruining it!

  • ||

    Abz, bro. It's how you know he's badass, bro.

  • John||

    The guy playing him looks like Steve Buscemi's retarded little brother.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Needs a cape.

  • ||

    Why the fuck does Robocop need to be remade, anyway? Christ.

  • John||

    Because they can't make new movies. Hell they rebooted Spiderman after what five years?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Hulk even less time, I think.

  • Virginian||

    Well Hulk needed a reboot.

  • ||

    Uh, because dopes like you will go see it after you decide it's better than sitting around drinking Sterno like every other Saturday night?

  • ||

    The fuck it is!

  • John||

    HE is from Cleveland. They smuggle the sterno into the theater.

  • DJF||

    I thought in Cleveland that the theators put it on the popcorn.

  • ||

  • John||

    Great band.

  • Brett L||

    IF they try to remake Buckaroo Banzai, I'm going on a pre-chemo Archer style rampage.

  • ||

    There's only one Buckaroo Banzai, dude, and we're blessed to have him post here.

  • ||

    hth

  • Nephi||

    Not enough people appreciated it the first time for it to be in danger of a remake. I hope.

  • Mickey Rat||

    What if they recount Team Banzai's exploits in the Fourth Succession War?

  • Dr. Frankenstein||

    So when is the Point Break remake ever going to come out.

  • ||

    You can't remake Point Break, man.

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    Not til Keanu dies.
    I Hope.

  • Dr. Frankenstein||

    http://screenrant.com/blade-ru.....dy-145596/

    There was a sequel in the works as well as a remake but the sequel is deader than well Patrick Swayze.

  • JW||

    That's like saying they're going to remake Road House.

    It's not happening, man, and I'll kill to make sure that it doesn't.

  • OldMexican||

    President Obama will file a trade complaint against China over alleged subsidies of cars and car parts. What's the harm in picking a fight with a major trade partner?

    We can never know because it hasn't happened before... uh, right?

    A study by Judith McDonald, Anthony Patrick O'Brien and Colleen Callahan* examines the response of Canada, America's biggest trading partner. When Hoover was elected president, the Canadian prime minister, Mackenzie King, wrote in his diary that his victory would lead to "border warfare". King, who had cut tariffs in the early 1920s, warned the Americans that retaliation might follow. In May 1930, with higher American tariffs all but certain, he imposed extra duties on some American goods—and cut tariffs on imports from the rest of the British empire.

  • The Late P Brooks||

    Despite company pressure, the Treasury Department wants to hold on to its stake in the automaker.

    Is Bob Lutz up there in his P51 skywriting "Surrender Dorothy" over Timmay!'s house every evening?

  • John||

    If he sells the stock, they have to admit how much money was lost. Don't worry GM, the stock will be sold the day after the election.

  • ||

    President Obama will file a trade complaint against China over alleged subsidies of cars and car parts. What's the harm in picking a fight with a major trade partner?

    "Dear Chinese Leader: I heard your government is stealing taxes from your citizens and using that money to lower prices on cars for our citizens. We want you to stop that immediately."

  • The Hammer||

    The price of cars must necessarily skyrocket.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Intelligence sources say the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi came out of the blue...

    You have to admit people were smart not to have their 9/11 anniversary attack happen in the United States.

  • Nephi||

    They could've had it on the front lawn of the White House, and Obama still would have been caught napping.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Maybe that is an improvement in U.S.-radical Islam relations.

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    To Whomever recommended I watch "Grand Prix: The Killer Years"

    It was fantastic. Thank you.

  • John||

    It was me. And yeah, it is great. Jacki Stewart is an even bigger bad ass than I thought he was. I had no idea it was that fucking dangerous back then.

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    The Roger Williamson crash (Zandvoort, 1973), where David Purley was the only one to try to help him was the most moving part for me

  • John||

    That was brutal. Have you seen Senna? It is a great documentary on the life Ayrton Senna.

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    Yes. I loved it.
    Prost is still bitter about it.

  • John||

    Although it says at the end of the movie, he sits on the board of Senna's charity. That kind of implied he was over things.

    I love the scene where Prost says "Aryton believes in God and that creates a problem in that he thinks he can't kill himself out there".

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

  • The Hammer||

    In all, the tattoos took 85 hours to complete, starting in 2006

    Wonder when the restraining order expires?

  • BakedPenguin||

    I bet he's got the Elway action figure with Kung-fu grip.

  • Nephi||

    WHY do I have to re-log-in every time I hit Refresh?!

  • ant1sthenes||

    You didn't ask the site to remember you, so it didn't.

  • Nephi||

    I don't want to be remembered. I'd much rather be forgotten.

  • Brett L||

    Okay, Michelle Obama is speaking about a block from my work. Apparently, there are already lines around the block. I'm off to see what kind of clusterfuck Tallahassee can make of my drive home. On the plus side, I'm stopping for martini supplies.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Her husband was just in Tampa. Fuck if I know why, because there's no way he's getting Florida this time.

  • ||

    What kind of gin? This is my latest favorite.

  • Brett L||

    I'll check on availability. A friend makes a bitchin spicy dirty martini with a couple of drops of pepper sauce in the mix and a touch of Sirracha in the glass before pouring. She prefers the Hendricks gin. I'm considering that. Honestly, with dirty martinis, I'm inclined to buy merely acceptable gin.

  • ||

    Sriracha is going to completely overpower the Hendrick's. Same if you used Plymouth. You need a bold London Dry style for dirty martinis, more so if you're adding hot sauce. For "meh" gin that's easy on the wallet, I'd go with New Amsterdam.

  • Entropy Void||

    Hendrick's is wonderful ... and you can't beat New Amsterdam for Best Cheap Gin in the World.

  • Xenocles||

    I don't like gin, but this is delicious.

  • Entropy Void||

    Looks interesting ... will have to try.

  • Coeus||

    Have a gander at this thing I found. Submitted without comment.

  • John||

    WTF is cis?

  • DJF||

  • John||

    Why are they lumped in with the other straight men I wonder.

  • DJF||

    Don’t ask me, anything beyond a woman is a woman and a man is a man both confuses and bores me.

  • SugarFree||

    Because at first glance they look like men. So they get man privilege by assumption.

  • ||

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cisgender

    I ran this article through my Homeostatic Ultrastbility Loop, and I'm still drawing a blank.

  • T||

    Huh, I guess something can withstand its might.

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    Try to wrap your head around this one.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queer_heterosexuality

  • T||

    Easy: bullshit. There, what do I win?

  • Coeus||

    Now I know I read too much of that stuff for laughs. There was nothing on that page I haven't heard of before.

  • SugarFree||

    blockquoteIn 2005, Robert Heasley explored queer heterosexuality among a group of men that he identifies as "straight-queer males."[8] According to Heasely, these men are self-identified heterosexuals who do not find social spaces dominated by traditionally masculine personalities comfortable. Heasley believes that a lack of understanding of masculinity can be addressed by creating a terminology to describe non-hegemonic masculine behavior. He lists behavior such as platonic cuddling, hand-holding and emotional openness among the ones displayed by straight-queer males.

    Men who have been surveyed about their "mostly straight" behavior gave various reasons for this self-identification: some felt constrained by traditional models of gender and sexual orientation, others found men attractive. Some had a small amount of sexual interest in men but no desire for romantic same-sex relationships or intercourse, while others felt romantic but not sexual interest in other men.[9]

    This is about 80x gayer than two guys having sex.

  • SugarFree||

    Whelp, fuck that up.

  • SugarFree||

    [quiet weeping]

  • Brett L||

    Not with your mouse button.

  • ||

    New York to regulate circumcisions after babies die of herpes following the procedure.

    I honestly and truly had no idea that the rabbi sucked the wound with his mouth as part of the procedure.

  • Pip||

    And they bitch about Catholic priests and the cub scouts.

  • ||

    And they bitch about Catholic priests and the cub scouts.

    Yep. These rabbis do everyday what jerry Sandusky went to prison for. Crazy.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    I honestly and truly had no idea that the rabbi sucked the wound with his mouth as part of the procedure.

    That's only in their bat-shit insane sect. Normal Jewish circumcision doesn't have the mohel suck the wound with his mouth.

  • The Hammer||

    Went to HuffPo to see what they have to say about Obama suing China. Not a word. But they did have this:
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/.....90902.html

    Central Banks Are Saving Democracy From Itself. That's right, HuffPo, which complains about Oligarchy whenever Republicans do, well, anything, has published a screed praising our wise overlords of the central bank for saving us from DOOOOOOMMMM even though we don't properly appreciate them.

  • Red Rocks Rockin||

    At least the initial comments are calling bullshit on Captain Derp's "INFLATION 4EVA!!!" boosterism.

  • Tulpa Doom||

    Concerns about radiation exposure have killed the adoption of airport full-body scanners in Europe. But you're not in Europe, are you?

    So Reason favors the "precautionary principle" now? How curious. Should we ban GMO foods like Europe has (over similarly evidenced concerns)?

  • The Hammer||

    Wow, you occasionally say something that's not completely fucking stupid, but it's never these idiotic "gotchas." Never. Reason consistently favors cooperation over coercion. You consistently favor wetting your bed over TERRORISTS!!!!

  • John||

    http://datechguyblog.com/2012/.....t-edition/

    Interesting breakdown of the current polls and how the math doesn't add up. Either the party identification polls are wrong or the Presidential preference polls are wrong. They both can't be true.

  • Mensan||

    Re: Alt Text,

    Pheobe Cates, rigor ... there's an awesome crude innuendo in there somewhere, but I'm just too tired to find it.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Is she still married to Otto?

  • John||

    According to wiki she is. And damn she is 49 and still looks good.

  • John||

    http://www.tvguide.com/celebri.....0601/60501

    That is from 03, but she looks great. He looks like he lost a bum fight.

  • The Late P Brooks||

    Have a gander at this thing I found.

    Teh Patriarchy, FTW!

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    "@normmacdonald
    They will say to you that Peyton doesn"t have the great receivers he once had, and I say Peyton makes receiver's great."

  • John||

    http://io9.com/5943379/for-the.....ou-be-next

    Apes are now getting brain implants.

  • Mensan||

  • Xenocles||

  • Pro Libertate||

  • Pro Libertate||

    I see no problem with that. New York will make a great beach.

  • db||

  • db||

  • ||

    Cool. Now maybe the president can get one.

  • Eduard van Haalen||

    racist!

  • Coeus||

    Paging barfman....

    Weakening Violence Against Women Act betrays immigrant victims

    The House version of the Violence Against Women Act reauthorization seeks to turn a bipartisan concern for abuse survivors into a partisan wedge. Congress must not let partisanship stand in the way of our work to protect all women, and their families, from harm.
  • ||

    They lost me at "....have the certainty that the law will protect them". Laws dont protect anyone or anything. They are just ink on paper.

    Lets pass a law prohibiting bad weather on the weekends and see how things turn out.

  • Coeus||

    The law as written now basically states "if an imigrant tells the cops you domestically abused them, then a case is opened, you are bought in for questioning, and the immigrant gets welfare and a greencard." So, absolutely no potential for abuse there, right?

    I live in Texas and regularly date Mexicans. This issue relevant to my well being, and the bullshit way it's been covered by both the liberal and conservative media is highly annoying.

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