So many things wrong here. But the most egregious: BALROGS DO NOT HAVE WINGS!
Response to 21 Things British People Hate About Americans:
As an American anglophile, I was completely on board with 1 (I’ve always preferred the double L), but then you just assembled a bunch of tweets from morons.
7. How the hell are you pronouncing ‘zeitgeist’? It’s a German word.
9. Can’t even speak English himself. ‘Sick’ doesn’t possibly infer ‘ill’ because?
10. Pick up a dictionary, preferably the OED, and see that ‘fall’ originated in 16th century England
14. Never made a Friends UK? Right, so we’ll just pretend Coupling never happened. Oh and Law & Order UK.
15. Has clearly never seen a US biscuit, because it is not even remotely like a UK muffin.
Response to This NASCAR Performance Of The Star-Spangled Banner Is Being Called The Worst Version Of All Time:
Gotta love the magazine calling them “Thomas Paine’s Rockin’ Troubadours.” Clearly no one at the magazine, or in the band, has ever read Thomas Paine. Paine was a Socialist and Atheist before either term existed.
“If the Department of Justice keeps appointing gay judges”
You do realize how Federal judges get appointed, right? Generally, the Senators from the state the vacancy is in consult with the President, who then makes the appointment, which is confirmed by the Senate. The President likely consults with the AG/DoJ, but they have no official role in the process. And, what the DoJ is doing right now is fulfilling compliance with the Windsor case. Under Windsor, the Federal Government was directed to recognize legal, state-sanctioned same-sex marriages. Nothing here is changing a law. It is adjusting applicability of the law in accordance with Supreme Court decisions.
Response to 50 French Songs You Need To Hear Before You Die:
Nothing by Juliette Gréco? Fail.
You obviously haven’t checked recently. It’s back!
There’s always at least one member of the Cabinet, and, since 2001, a small number of Congress members, who remain secured in an undisclosed location.
Response to 21 Chickens Just Doin’ Chicken Stuff:
They’re peepers, or blinders. They are used to control feather pecking in flocks.
So, you include China, where the custom you’re referring to is for Chinese New Year (the lunar new year, not Dec. 31/Jan. 1), but manage to not include a single thing from Scotland, where Hogmanay is one of the largest New Years festivals in the world? Good research there.
“popular comedian Stephen Fry?” Try National F*#$ing Treasure Stephen Fry.
So, your implication is that there are NO white racists?
Setting aside that only 3-4 of these ads (3, 8, 10, and possibly 4) seem directed solely at white racists, these are all ads from countries with white/caucasian majorities, and with long histories of structural/institutional racism against minorities and foreigners.
Do black racists exist? Of course. And it’s terrible that you’re inlaw’s smallminded views should cost your children the love of their grandparents. But I don’t know what country you’re living in, where white racism isn’t the larger problem, socially.
Response to These Republicans Who Voted To Cut Food Stamps Personally Received Large Farm Subsidies:
Decades ago, when the Farm Bill was bundled with SNAP(food stamps), it really made sense. It tied assistance/subsidies to farmers, who were mostly small business rural poor, to food assistance, which was mostly used by urban poor. It made it a non-political deal. But with the growing partisan divide, we now have “conservative” representatives in rural districts siding with, directly or indirectly, personal interests with regards to massive conglomerated “farms,” at the expense of the working poor, many of whom are now their own constituents. But so long as you can convince enough people that you are fighting the socialist/muslim/foreign devil trying to destroy America, who cares if you are destroying the future?
Response to Only The Manliest Whiskey Ads:
What the hell is that Bearded Lady crap? I’m assuming some cheap swill someone is trying to dump on the foreign market. Can’t find a website for the brand or the distillery, and don’t see the words “straight bourbon” on any label in google image search. Seems like something being sold in Australia because of the strict rules governing what can be sold as “bourbon” in North America.
Otherwise a bunch of sexist ads by mediocre mass market manufacturers.
For the record, I think Filner is most likely a real creep, and he should do the right thing and resign, and save the tax payers of his city the cost of mounting a recall election.
But, what exactly is the point of this post? How many of these endorsement snippets did Clinton do for Democratic candidates across the country in 2012? Dozens? Hundreds? Are we going to do a post about all the people who endorsed Weiner, Spitzer, Vitter, Craig, etc., before we knew about their predilections?
No? Just post about Clinton and let the insinuations run wild? Ok, then.
Is it too geeky to point out, in the Sauron one, that his “incident” with Luthien happened at Tol-in-Gaurhoth/Tol Sirion, not Angband?
Quite good though.
Response to 21 Jokes Only Nerds Will Understand:
Number 2 just makes me think of: Johnny was a chemist’s son,
but Johnny is no more.
What Johnny thought was H20
“we need someone there that’s not going to just go along with the party” says the man voting for Sanford because he isaRepublican.