The British Empire Is In No Mood For Your Shenanigans

I know it’s become a cliché, particularly in Hollywood movies, to mess with the guards in England, but this is real life we’re living in. And having been to Windsor Castle, I can attest that the guards there are hardcore. You couldn’t pay me to put hands on them. This idiot’s lucky he got […]

Salon Selective Outrage

See if you can spot the logical inconsistency here.

Stay classy, Salon. (h/t SexyPatriots)

Bialystock and Bloom Take Up Dance Team Coaching

Story from The Guardian (UK):

A girls’ cheer-dance team in Mexico has drawn criticism for a routine in which they displayed flags with swastikas, dressed in pseudo-military outfits and one girl tossed a Nazi salute to the crowd.

The performance by about two dozen girls aged 10 to 16 came at a cheer-dance competition […]

Backboehner

Credit where due. I wish we had a lot more of this from the Speaker.

Repulsors are sufficiently repulsed

Robert Downey Jr. has been set upon by the perpetually aggrieved again. During the press junket for Avengers: Age of Ultron (coming soon to a theater near you) he was asked about comments regarding comic book movies that were made by Mexican filmmaker Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu. Downey replied by saying; “Look I respect the […]

Ludicrous Speed

We have attained it.

Apparently the internet, fan boyz and fan girlz are in a tizzy because during the media tour for the new Avengers film Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner called the fictional character of Black Widow (not the actress who plays her) a slut and a whore. Listen to the question and answer […]

Thursday Open Thread

On this date Coca-Cola released it’s “New” Coke. It was a case study in how a giant popular coproration could almost kill the goose that laid the golden egg. They backed away from that ledge shortly.

Be Careful What You Wish For, Indiana Edition

Killjoy is Here

Meanwhile in Great Britain the BBC Director General has to sign off on some jokes – from the Telegraph:

It has produced some of the finest comedies ever to grace British television screens, from Dad’s Army to Monty Python and Blackadder.

Viewers may be surprised to learn, then, about the lengths the BBC […]

What a Bargain!

Obama and John Kerry get worked — over.

Iran has promised to make drastic cuts to its nuclear programme in return for the gradual lifting of sanctions as part of a historic breakthrough in Lausanne that could end a 13-year nuclear standoff.

The “political understanding”, announced on Thursday night in the Swiss city’s technical […]