“The notion that acts of cruelty are inhumane is absurd and has no scientific basis. Indeed, the disposition to inflict suffering may be one of the more defining characteristics of human kind.”
(Animal Behaviorist D.B. Lattimore from her essay, "Primate Behavior and Self-Deception")
11-year-old Gavin Dingman was the talk of the hunting community with his impressive takedown of a rare 12-point albino buck, a specimen estimated to be found in only 1 of every 100,000 births.
In further good news, Gavin’s dad says he will hire a taxidermist to take the carcass and create a full body mount: “It’s too rare and too pretty not to spend the extra money and have the whole thing done.”
After 71 years in this place, social critic and chronicler George Carlin has moved on to the next thing. One small example of his fury and vision can be seen is his take on American education and opportunity in this excerpt from his Who Really Controls America.
Protect the Kids When Driving to the Mall.
We salute the beautifully generic values found in the ads of all the wonderfully generic companies. They really are improving the world.
Originally expressed as poetry by Kendra Eash in McSweeney’s.
“This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.”
(Maxwell Scott, newspaperman, from The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence)
They’re Not Human!!!
Obsessed with the quest for cash and material? Crave superiority? A visit to this site reminds you of where you stand compared to other humans on the globe.
The American Air Force offers some bitching ideas on how you can make your mark in the world!
“I would call our diplomacy quiet and effective diplomacy — diplomacy all aimed at helping people, aimed at elevating the human condition, aimed at expressing the great compassion of the American people.”
(President George W. Bush, Uruguay, March 11, 2007)
Everyone knows how hard it is to stay stylish when you put on your bullet-proof armor. Thank God then for the genius of Miguel Cabballero whose expanding line of protective fashion (all based in Bogota, Columbia, naturally) has really made our lives more splendiferous.
Now if there was just a stylish way to accessorize our sawed off shotgun!