Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Daily Blend: Wednesday, June 30, 2010

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Friendly’s’ Grilled Cheese BurgerMelt
Yes, that is as unappealing as it looks

On the last day of June,
My PC said to me:
“Get me a goddamned AV!”

  • In case you weren’t dying fast enough [pictured].
    (via The Agitator)

  • Julian Sanchez at The Atlantic writes about Dave Weigel’s ridiculous and unjust termination from the Washington Post.
    (via Dispatches From the Culture Wars)

  • US Senate nominee Sharron Angle (R-Nevada) says that abortions should never be allowed under any circumstances, and that cases of incest or rape are excusable because “God has a plan”. Note to Angle and other Christofascists: Again, just because your beliefs don’t allow you to have an abortion does NOT give you the right to restrict what others can do with their own bodies.

  • Nixon on abortion: “There are times when an abortion is necessary. I know that. When you have a black and a white, or a rape.” Reagan on Nixon firing the man leading the investigation into his Watergate crimes: “[it was] probably the best thing that ever happened”. What jolly good men.
    (via Dispatches From the Culture Wars)

  • China rewrites the history of the Korean War – and finally pins the blame on their close ally, North Korea.
    (via The Daily Grail)

  • Ancient Romans had no effective contraception method, so instead of birth control, they chose life control – or slaughtering prostitutes’ babies and hiding the remains. Okay, I cringed.
    (via The Daily Grail)

  • And now I think I should listen to my local radio stations more often if this is the sort of stuff I miss.
    (via @todayspolitics)

  • New York lawmakers plan to ban homeowners and renters from subletting out beds and/or rooms for less than a month. ’Course, next step is to install cameras and retinal scans in every house and apartment to make sure no-one is allowed to voluntarily exchanged goods and services without some suit knowing about it.
    (via The Agitator)

  • Jean diapers. Goddammit, world.
    (via The Agitator)

  • Probably the most insultingly stupid article on supposed racism in Hollywood I’ve ever skimmed (I refuse to endure reading through the whole thing). “OMG, White dude plays an Arab in Prince of Persia – that’s RACIST!!” “OMGGG, Indian guy plays the villain in The Last Airbender – RACISM!!!11!” … More like get a fucking sense of perspective. White actors playing roles of other ethnic origins is not racism. It’s fucking irrelevant. I couldn’t possibly care less about an actor’s skin color, unless it’s specifically important – which, in TLA, it is.
    (via @ebertchicago)

As always, if you have any story suggestions, feel free to send them in.