Good Ads, Cont.

I kinda-sorta remember this, but it seems so long ago. For some reason, I thought she took her top off too, but had a second top underneath.

Open Tabs

Life In These United Steaks

Life In These United Steaks

A semi-regular feature of longish stories that I’ve been browsing that maybe you might want to read:

The Best Little Trailer Park in Oklahoma…

…appears to be at the Governor’s mansion:

“The 28 year old adult daughter of Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin moved her “nice trailer” to the backyard of the Governor’s mansion and is living in it with her husband.”

Fallin told Oklahoma television station KFOR that her 28-year-old daughter received no special benefit by parking the travel trailer outside the mansion near the state Capitol since April. Any electricity or water she would have used in the trailer would have also been used if she had been living inside the brick-and-mortar home.

Maybe it’s just me, but if living on the grounds of the governor’s mansion isn’t a special benefit, then why isn’t every Bubba and Jetherine packing up the double-wide and moving on in?

Maybe it’s just that they wanted something on shock absorbers for all the fraking earthquakes, or it’s symbolic of the Republican economy on OK that even when you empty nest at the Governor’s Mansion, the kiddies come home to roost.

(Hat tip: Scissorhead Purplehead)

This Exists (and I want one)

t-rex trike 2

t-rex trike

Introducing the T-Rex tricycle. It will only set you back $2,000 ameros.

The Evening Quote

Traitor Joe Lieberman

Traitor Joe Lieberman

“I appreciate the presidential candidates who’ve said they oppose [the Iran nuclear non-proliferation deal], and if they happen to be elected the next president will take action to try to alter the agreement.”

Traitor Joe Lieberman (Dim-CT), Al Gore’s 2000 VP Candidate

Behind the Scenes

The National Archive has released new pix of behind the scenes on 9-11 with Bam-Bam’s administration’s reaction on that terrible day.

We add our own captions:

Secretary of State Colin Powell and National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice in the President's Emergency Operations Center (PEOC)

“Colin, it’s Winnebagos of Death. Quit arguing.”

Vice President Cheney with Lynne Cheney in the President's Emergency Operations Center (PEOC)

“Dammit Lynne, I need my portfolio analysis STAT!”

President Bush with Vice President Cheney in the President's Emergency Operations Center (PEOC)

“If we can pull it off, Chimpy, we will feast like kings!”

Vice President Cheney with Senior Staff in the President's Emergency Operations Center (PEOC)

“You heard me! Two on the aisle for ‘Cats'”

President Bush with Vice President Cheney and Senior Staff in the President's Emergency Operations Center (PEOC)

“Ah’m confused. Y’all telling me mah percentage of Halliburton’s profits is zero?”

Bad Signs, Cont.

(Hat tip: our pal Monkeyfister on the electric Twitter Machine)


Scissorheads –

Beating the odds, Crooks and Liars has asked me to host the morning round-up this week, go figure!

If you read a blog post this week that you think is insightful or if you write one that you think needs more attention, please send me a link via email to Tengrain AT mockpaperscissors DOT com. While I cannot promise every tip will be used, I do promise to read every tip and consider it.

As always the best tips have come from you guys and dolls. And as always I try to feature small blogs; Duncan and Heather get lots of traffic and don’t need a boost, but by far the most interesting and insightful work comes from passionate bloggars, Cheetoh-stained fingers and writing from Mom’s basement wretches, like all of us.

Thanks for you consideration!


Saturday Open Tabs

Here are some tabs I have had open on my browser for longer reads, they are not necessarily political, just things I found sort of interesting.

  • GQ Magazine – The Chef Who Saved My Life it’s not a foodie article, it’s really an act of redemption. That was Jaques Pepin only makes it more delicious. It’s an elegiac and elegant bit of writing.
  • Web Design, The First 100 Years – after a really interesting and long preamble about the history of flight (read it for that part alone, fascinating stuff) the author gets to brass tacks: “hard constraints are the midwife to good design.” You don’t have to be a web designer or a graphic artist to enjoy this presentation-turned-into-an-article.
  • Delivering Deliverance It’s a story about the story of Deliverance, the novel and movie that even today still has impact.

We might make this a semi-regular feature. You gave some positive feedback last week, so let’s see how this goes.

The Afternoon Quote

The Eyes of Texas Are Upon You, Fort Knox!

The Pride of Texas!

“[The highly edited Planned Parenthood video] is not different from something that I saw just a very few years ago in Dachau.”

–Cathie Adams, former chairman of the Republican Party of Texas who now serves as president of Texas Eagle Forum.

So we have to ask: were you a guard there?