Afternoon Links

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009
  • Reddit headline for this crazy story: “We’ve secretly replaced this couple’s alarm clock with a Chevy Malibu. Let’s see if they notice the difference.”
  • Yep. Shield laws should extend beyond just professional journalists.
  • Looking for something to contribute to this year’s Thanksgiving dinner?
  • Cleanliness, godliness, etc.
  • Snooping through F. Scott Fitzgerald’s tax returns.
  • The governator delivers a message.
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  • 24 Responses to “Afternoon Links”

    1. #1 |  MDGuy | 

      MSM writing cracks me up sometimes.

      “…a motorist allegedly drove into their bedroom around 4 a.m…”

      Kind of stupid to say he “allegedly” drove into the home when they’ve got the photographic proof right there. “Allegedly” drunk maybe, but make no mistake about it, that car was driven into that freakin’ house.

    2. #2 |  MattH | 

      Awkwardly phrased, yes, but I think the ‘allegedly’ was intended for the second clause in the sentence, in which the criminal intent of the driver is described.

      The letter from the governator is awesome if it’s real.

    3. #3 |  anne | 

      I love that letter and hope to hell that it is real.

    4. #4 |  MacK | 

      Not MSM, it is CNN, MDGuy.

      Everyone with a camera, or a pencil should be interested in the shield laws. If the subpoenas are not squashed you can bet that every time someone posts on youtube about police misconduct, they will be raked over the coals by the police unions, and prosecutors.

    5. #5 |  Tsu Dho Nihm | 

      That meat hand is pretty awesome, but I think this year I’m going with the Turbaconducken.

    6. #6 |  Edmund Dantes | 

      If it was real, I’d have more respect for them doing it if they actually owned up to it.

    7. #7 |  Aresen | 

      Looking for something to contribute to this year’s Thanksgiving dinner?

      It would probably make a better Halloween Party entree.

    8. #8 |  Aresen | 

      “We’ve secretly replaced this couple’s alarm clock with a Chevy Malibu. Let’s see if they notice the difference.”

      Well, the alarm clock was still running twenty years after I bought it. The Chevy Malibu, on the other hand….

    9. #9 |  Dave Krueger | 

      So if we go blow some nice lemony smelling air freshener into the halls of Congress will they suddenly stop trying to fuck us in the ass every chance they get?

    10. #10 |  Marty | 

      #5 | Tsu Dho Nihm

      my daughter made me a turbaconducken last year for christmas- awesome! I recommend using peppered bacon…

      I wanna explore this whole meatloaf shape thing- neat stuff…

      I love the Arnold letter. Is it real?

    11. #11 |  Dave Krueger | 

      I like it when the Governator gets rowdy.

    12. #12 |  Michael Chaney | 

      So if we go blow some nice lemony smelling air freshener into the halls of Congress will they suddenly stop trying to fuck us in the ass every chance they get?

      No, but maybe they’ll start using Vaseline or something.

    13. #13 |  jppatter | 

      #4

      Not MSM, it is CNN, MDGuy.

      CNN is as main stream as it gets. Obama said so. :)

    14. #14 |  J | 

      re: Meathand —

      There’s a “cruel meal to make an amputee” joke in there somewhere. Thankfully, I have enough class to not make that joke.

    15. #15 |  Judas Peckerwood | 

      Will be making a vegetarian version of the Meathand for a veggie potluck this weekend — Bwahahaha!

    16. #16 |  Aresen | 

      Will be making a vegetarian version of the Meathand for a veggie potluck this weekend — Bwahahaha!

      Is there no limit to evil?

    17. #17 |  Luke | 

      “Authorities say the motorist was drunk when he drove into the couple’s home in Sparks, mistakenly believing it was the home of his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend.”

      What the hell ever happened to drunken, weepy 3 AM PHONE CALLS to one’s ex?

    18. #18 |  albatross | 

      Which of us has not wanted to send the same message to various branches of government, over the years? I also hope that letter is real.

    19. #19 |  Oatwhore | 

      Actually, they pilfered that headline from Fark.

    20. #20 |  Oatwhore | 

      BYU, let me ask you something. Please define “clean” smell and then define “moral” behavior. Do these two things have anything to do with magic underwear? Thanks, BYU.

    21. #21 |  Correction | 

      The unthinkable crime of parenting:

      http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/Man_suspected_of_beating_child_over_bad_grades.html

    22. #22 |  KBCraig | 

      Interesting reading about Fitzgerald — mostly because the income tax, designed to affect only the über-rich, now applies to almost all Americans.

      Instead of comparing the price of Cadillacs, I think a better way of comparing the value of the dollar over the years would be to look at the income required to maintain a certain lifestyle. Fitzgerald’s $24,000 lifestyle in modern dollars wouldn’t require twenty or thirty times the income, but more like 100 times as much: at least $2.5 million a year for such an estate, fully staffed with servents, hosting so many parties, combined with so much overseas luxury travel.

      That means a Calvin Coolidge dollar isn’t worth a nickel today, it’s barely worth a penny.

    23. #23 |  F. Scott Fitzgerald’s tax returns « The Quick and the Dead | 

      [...] Scott Fitzgerald’s tax returns An interesting article, thanks to Balko. For most of his working life, Fitzgerald was one of the “evil rich”, at the upper 1% of [...]

    24. #24 |  Sithmonkey | 

      Hamburger Helper, when you need a helping…of hand.

      *duck*

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