“Don’t kid yourself, Jimmy. If a cow ever got the chance, he’d eat you and everyone you care about!”
(Troy McClure from The Simpsons)
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.”
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.
“Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it with religious conviction.”
(Mathematician and philosopher Blaise Pascal from his Pensees (Thoughts), 1670)
We never run out of ideas!
In a most fruitful research expedition, cultural scientist Sacha Baron Cohen takes on the identity of Kazakhstani journalist Borat Sagdiyev and visits a honkey-tonk bar in Tucson, Arizona.
This research continues to produce a treasure trove of excellent data. Note the splendid array of anti-semitic comments on YouTube, the commenters drawn to the footage like lab rats to swiss cheese.
In the wake of a police shooing, protests, civil unrest, and the prospect of a race war, the city of Ferguson, Missouri, sought out a public relations firm to help it with its tarnished image.
A glance at the “team” it selected shows they know exactly what it takes to fix the problem!
“Television has attacked us for a lifetime, now we strike back.”
(Nam June Paik)
So often artists don’t care about the world. But once in a great while, someone special arises that transfixes us with their art, their heart and their soaring vision.
That someone is Kid Rock. Brilliant writer, singer, patriot, poet, his latest masterwork is for the American National Guard. It may quite possible be the most powerful work of art in all history.
Just watch the video. When he sings, “If you ain’t gonna fight, get out of the way. Cause freedom ain’t so free, when you breathe red, white and blue,” it’s impossible not to get chills.