Tuesday link dump: Funny and die
May 26, 2010 3:15AM (UTC)
In the run-up to the the invasion of Iraq in 2003, the CIA's Iraq Operations Goup
turned into a second-tier college improv comedy group. They literally made "funny videos" of Osama bin Laden talking about sleeping with boys, for some reason.
"The opening of a Moscow Metro station named after Fyodor Dostoevsky has been postponed after complaints that murals decorating the platform walls are too depressing."
compares liberals to former high school football stars, because they are proud of the accomplishments of the civil rights era. He does not point out that this makes conservatives more like, I dunno, people who were huge fucking racists in high school? Everyone blames racists for the
hacked highway sign that says, "NO LATINOS / NO TACOS." But I think they meant that without Latinos, Americans wouldn't have tacos. And that's a pro-immigrant message. Because who hates tacos? No one! Jim Gilchrist, founder of the Minutemen (the armed border-patrolling wackos, not the band),
sells his endorsement to the highest bidder. (Allegedly.) In a previous accident, BP housed workers in trailers instead of blast-proof structures after a cost-benefit analysis, complete with an unbelievable "3 Little Pigs"-themed memo, convinced them that protecting the safety of human beings was not worth the price.
15 workers died in a fire. Mutts finally
get to compete in American Kennel Club shows!
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