The asteroid is coming! While I suspect this won’t be a Deep Impact kind of situation, the meteorite that popped Russia is an interesting harbinger. This is why we need a Death Star President Obama — only half joking there. But the one hilarious result is the absolute lack of awareness by the DCist. See, it was a joke. Because of this. Maybe you should read the news so you don’t look foolish…Just a thought. Anyway, as an interesting aside, here’s a nice Google map of meteor impact sites for all you geeks out there. I know I played around with it for a bit…
On the topic of the kind of, um, misunderstanding that the CNN anchor displayed, if you’re curious, you can give this a read. It’ll explain some of what’s happening out there. And, if you need it explained in a way slightly more digestible, just read about JournoList. Money quote: “”In other words, members of Journolist 2.0 were debating whether to collectively respond to a Daily Caller story alleging—inaccurately, in their minds—that members of Journolist 1.0 (the same people, of course) made collective decisions about what to write”. I know someone who thinks almost all the big names that were on JournoList are FANTASTIC journalists and writers. Maybe so. But they seem to only be able to work by committee. And I don’t find that all that impressive personally.
So I don’t have too much to say today but I did want to post the Valentine’s picture I think sums up love better than any I’ve seen lately:
It’s nice to see something real. Too much in this town I see a lot of shallow and selfish, superficial and willfully ignorant. And the above is just solid and authentic. Good stuff.
We aren’t fans of the “so-and-so should lose his job over this” school of criticism, but in this case the question demands to be asked: Should John Broder of the New York Times lose his job over this?
I mean, it’s very troubling when you’ve been raised to try to love and forgive people for giving into their worst impulses (and we all do it, yours truly included of course. Don’t know where I’d be if people didn’t forgive me every. single. day.) but you just find yourself rolling your eyes over this kind of thing. But my Pops puts it this way: “Ignorance is you don’t understand. Stupidity is you can’t understand. Ignorance can be fixed.”
And maybe there’s reason to believe that it’s working itself out. Charles tells me that Bill Maher was recently on Conan and wasn’t a raging lunatic, actually advocating for reasonable gun ownership. But only, it appears, because it’s something that personally affects him in as much as he likes to own guns. Which makes me think that these kinds of people — those with a decided lack of empathy — really do only understand these issues if they themselves are personally affected. So, I guess the strategy is to personalize this stuff. Pops thinks that’s taking care of itself, i.e. when people have trouble paying the bills or feeding their families or not getting the raises they are CERTAIN they DESERVE these things become real quick enough. I’d just like for things not get so bad that we can’t pull ourselves out.
Alright, just a few fun videos and, of course, the best lasagna recipe ever. I’ll be trying it this weekend. Will let you know how it comes out.
Sort of digging this band.
Why am I just now hearing about this? Holy God this is fantastic…(Mom, language…)
Carlin on my favorite word. (Mom, seriously, language…)
From Charles, with a note: “I had no idea this was a thing. I haven’t laughed so hard in a while.”
Finally, take note nerdy white guys.