Patterico's Pontifications


Target’s Newest Product Much Better Than Marijuana

Filed under: Humor — Patterico @ 6:17 pm

And cheaper, too.

(Via Instapundit.)

(Xrlq, get your screenshot now. This won’t last long.)

Brian Williams Removes His Goggles Long Enough to Criticize Bloggers

Filed under: Morons — Patterico @ 6:07 pm

So Brian Williams says that bloggers are “on an equal footing with someone in a bathroom with a modem.”

Yeah, everyone knows real journalists don’t come from bathrooms.

They come from tanning booths.

UPDATE: Thanks to Instapundit for the “Heh.”

Scrappleface: Red Cross Reports that Al Qaeda May Violate Geneva Conventions

Filed under: Humor,Terrorism — Patterico @ 6:39 am

According to ScrappleFace, the Red Cross has discovered that Al Qaeda just might be violating the Geneva Convention:

“We’ve found numerous incidents of Al Qaeda captives who were released,” said an unnamed Red Cross source in the Times report. “And for that we applaud Al Qaeda. However, in a footnote to the report, we mention that a disturbing number of these detainees are released without their heads, which we believe may be a violation of the Geneva conventions.”

The source emphasized that “both sides in the war on terror have transgressed.”

“Whether it’s the apparent videotaped beheading of an innocent civilian contractor, or psychological manipulation of an enemy combatant who may have knowledge of planned attacks on the U.S. citizens–it’s all reprehensible,” she said.

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said, “Sure, we play head games with terrorists to get them to divulge information that will save lives. We can do that at Guantanamo because our detainees have heads. A recent internal study shows that the ratio of detainees to detainee-heads at Gitmo is one-to-one.”

Scott Ott: genius.

P.S. Ott’s post is a response to Comments (5)

Chicago Ring

Filed under: Music — Patterico @ 6:12 am

Probably only Croche will be interested, but I got my confirmation yesterday that I have been allocated tickets to the 2005 performance of the Wagner Ring Cycle in Chicago.

James Morris as Wotan. Jane Eaglen as Brunnhilde. Placido Domingo as Siegmund. And I’m on the main floor (okay, in the last row, and mostly on the side. Still.).

Pretty sweet — if you like that kind of thing, that is.

Slacking Off

Filed under: Education — AMac @ 12:34 am

Professor Bainbridge illustrates the perks of tenure.

The big question, however, is if while he’s doing this, he’s exploiting the (academic) proletariat, like the capitalist roader we all know he is.

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