Wednesday, May 31, 2006

It's Not You, It's Me. Well, Actually It Really Is You

If you're single, make sure and pair up in the next 48 hours, otherwise you'll be painfully left out of June's newest holiday, National Breakup Day. True, it's not as festive as Open That Bottle Night, but it's still a great concept. So prepare yourselves to pour some drinks, cuddle up to that special someone and tell them how much they suck. Then kick them out the front door and immediately hit your favorite online hook-up site. You're free!


Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Does Fred Phelps Also Hate CO2?

Thanks to Jason for passing on what must be the oddest political story of the day - connections between Al Gore's past presidential campaigns and Rev. Fred "I Hate Fags" Phelps:

Fred Phelps, Sr., pastor of the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan., and creator of the notorious "God Hates Fags" website, said that when Gore was running for president 12 years ago, he enlisted "members of the Westboro Baptist Church to help run his 1988 campaign in Kansas."

Al Gore and wife Tipper with Fred Phelps, Jr. and his wife Betty in 1988.

"In fact, Fred Phelps, Jr. [son of Westboro pastor Fred Phelps, Sr.] was one of his delegates," he said.

Also, in 1989 Phelps claims to have held a fundraiser at his home for Gore, attended by an estimated 500 people and "considered a success by any political standards."

So grateful for that support was Gore, said Phelps, that four years later, in 1992, Phelps was provided tickets to the inauguration of President Clinton. He was also sent tickets to the 1996 inauguration, he said.

It's a little low-res, but allegedly this is a photo of Al Gore and wife Tipper with Fred Phelps, Jr. and his wife Betty in 1988.

And who could resist from observing that a Gore + Phelps team brings a whole new meaning to the term "strange bedfellows"?

Hands-Free Vision

So you wear glasses, but you're annoyed by those meddlesome side pieces that keep them attached to you ears - what to do? The answer, of course, should be obvious: just pierce the bridge of your nose, get yourself some rare earth magnets and voila - a pair of lenses that seem to magically float in place:

Amaze your friends, confuse your parents and terrify young children with your The-Future-Is-Now sensibilities and style:

It looks promising, but I can't help but be suspicious that pierced eyeglasses might end up creating the same problems as the Opti-grab.


It's an Al Gore photoshop contest over at Fark, and it's getting pretty good. Just wait until he takes on Mothra.

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Hooray for Hollywood, Part II

Another YouTube video parody, this one taking on the prison interview scene from Silence of the Lambs. Keep an eye out for me at the beginning as I stalk down the hallway muttering like a crazy person. More fame, mama, more fame.


Thursday, May 25, 2006

Hooray for Hollywood

Here's to the YouTube revolution. Today's selection is a parody of the meeting-with-the-Bobs scene from Office Space, co-starring me.


Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Iranian Girls Gone Wild

A lot of people have been worried about Iran lately, particularly the whole dropping an atomic bomb on Israel possibility. Michael Ledeen at the Corner, however, informs us that he regime has started to go soft in unexpected ways. Why, it's no longer recommended that virtue enforcers slash off the lips of women caught wearing too much lipstick! At this rate, the Black Tulip will be opening a location in Tehran by the end of the year.


Monday, May 01, 2006

Are You Brave Enough to Condemn Genocide?

A perfect storm of sloth, soreness and sunburn kept me from attending this weekend's Save Darfur rally on the Mall, but fortunately my good friend Isaac got a few shots of the assembled masses. His main observation: lots and lots of kids, of the high school variety. Most seem to have been bused in from an array of East Coast cities, with an emphasis on NYC.