Amber Waves of Lame
Instagramming Murder Scene Photos. Yep…That’s Journalism.

Naomi Martin is the Times-Picayune’s crime reporter.

Advertising that you used instagram to grab a quick still of a dead guy is one thing.  Tacking on the smiley face is another…

 

Even though I have every season of The West Wing on my external hard drive, I feel like I’m being more social when I watch it on Netflix.

Yep…totally OK with that…

Jodie Foster was talking.  It was wonderful.  Or beautiful.  Or wonderful and beautiful.  I don’t actually know.  I don’t remotely care about Jodie Foster and anything she’s ever said.  Literally.  Ever.

Oh yeah…I’m back
So…this blogging thing.  I think I’ll do some more of it.  Because…I can.

Topic 1:

In my best Jerry Seinfeld impression, “what’s the deal with Mike Shanahan leaving RGIII in the game against Seattle?!?!”

Really, assholes?  You give a single, solitary, flying fuck about Robert Griffin III and his wobbly knee?  No, you don’t.  

Unless you live in DC, Waco, TX (home of the hell-hole that is Baylor), are somehow related to RGIII himself, or are (for some dumb reason) a fan of the Seahawks, you do not care.

No, no, no…  You don’t care.

He’ll be fine.  Or, he won’t.  Who gives a fuck?

Mike Shanahan did what he thought was best for the team he was…ya know…hired to coach.  If you disagree, I’m sure Dan Snyder and his billion dollar bank account will gladly entertain your objection.  

Topic 2:

When did it become OK to pacify nut-job conservatives when they say incredibly stupid shit?

I accept that not everyone is as willing to call out an utterly ignorant point of view at the drop of a hat as I am.  But, when did people decide to simply let slide such ignorant comments and commentary as they befoul our common conversation and social media?  Not only is it unacceptable, it just doesn’t make sense.  

If someone tells you the world is flat, you don’t placate them by patting them on the head and saying, “good job,” like they’re a puppy that just successfully took a shit outside instead of on top of your pillow.  Rather, you look them square in their idiot eyes and show them, with great prejudice, what the truth looks like.

And…that’s it.  

Amber Waves of Lame 2.0 starts…now!  

jacobsknabb:

“Sylvia Plath Costume,” 2011.

jacobsknabb:

“Sylvia Plath Costume,” 2011.

inothernews:

Today I learned that Michael Jordan, who once made gazillions of dollars as a player for the Chicago Bulls and the Washington Wizards (and earned just about every penny of it, along with the endorsements and fame), is leading the owners’ group in their fight to prevent players from getting a bigger share of the NBA’s revenues.
There’s an Alanis Morrissette song in here somewhere.
(Photo: Chris Keane / Reuters via the New York Times)

inothernews:

Today I learned that Michael Jordan, who once made gazillions of dollars as a player for the Chicago Bulls and the Washington Wizards (and earned just about every penny of it, along with the endorsements and fame), is leading the owners’ group in their fight to prevent players from getting a bigger share of the NBA’s revenues.

There’s an Alanis Morrissette song in here somewhere.

(Photo: Chris Keane / Reuters via the New York Times)

Blackout vs. W.O.M.B.A.T.T.

Monday was definitely one of the two…

Well, fuck it, I don’t care what you think. I’m trying to do the right thing.
Republican New York State Senator Roy McDonald

(Source: tmz.com)

I don’t care about the semi-ridiculous number of reblogs on this already…
When you’re in the middle of re-reading three Murakami books, as I am right freakin’ now, shit like this makes my day.

I don’t care about the semi-ridiculous number of reblogs on this already…

When you’re in the middle of re-reading three Murakami books, as I am right freakin’ now, shit like this makes my day.

(via fatitalianbroad)

I’m glad to hear that Tracy apologized for his comments. Stand-up comics may have the right to “work out” their material in its ugliest and rawest form in front of an audience, but the violent imagery of Tracy’s rant was disturbing to me at a time when homophobic hate crimes continue to be a life-threatening issue for the GLBT Community.

It also doesn’t line up with the Tracy Morgan I know, who is not a hateful man and is generally much too sleepy and self-centered to ever hurt another person.

I hope for his sake that Tracy’s apology will be accepted as sincere by his gay and lesbian coworkers at 30 Rock, without whom Tracy would not have lines to say, clothes to wear, sets to stand on, scene partners to act with, or a printed-out paycheck from accounting to put in his pocket.

The other producers and I pride ourselves on 30 Rock being a diverse, safe, and fair workplace.


PR 101 with Professor Fey

I don’t think you can substantively deflect and completely answer a question, while still being funny, better than this…

(Source: inothernews, via brooklynmutt)

A simple point

I hate having crushes on girls I’d never make the rational choice to be with…

Attention Stupid Democrats

I keep hearing and reading about how there’s no way in hell Obama is going to lose in 2012 to the current crop of half-wit, chicken shit, two-bit candidates the GO(T)P (that’s Grand Old (Tea) Party, for the uninformed) is putting up as this election cycle gets churning.

All I can say is, “seriously?!”  You think voters are smart enough to ignore idiot candidates for the highest office in the land?!  What the fuck is wrong with you?

Time for a trip down memory lane…

Remember back in 2000 when that dumb-as-shit, rube from Texas Connecticut, Baby George Bush, beat the immanently qualified, albeit painfully boring, Al Gore?  Remember how everyone talked about how stupid and slow-witted that famous weakest-governor-in-the-union was?  You know…they guy that ended up as president for 8 fuckin’ years?!  Yep…stupidity really did that jack-ass in, didn’t it?

Meh…whatever.  It’s not like we’ve underestimated a mentally deficient candidate that somehow ended up as president before.  Wait…what’s that you say?  We did?!?!

Shit.

The time: 1980.  The scene: Amurika.  The candidates:  Jimmy Carter vs. Ronald Reagan.

Jeez…there’s no way the good ol’ US of A would elect a former C-list actor as the leader of the free world.  

Shit, again…

Reagan parlayed Carter’s “malaise speech” into electoral gold…despite the fact the ol’ sweater-wearin’ Jimmy never actually used the word malaise in his painfully realistic speech.

And, I’m not even going to say anything about Gerald Ford…

Anywhoodle…the point is, liberals in this country have been on the losing side of the “stupid argument” for 16 of the last 30 years worth of presidents.  Thank the gods for Daddy Bush or we’d be up a real creek of shit. 

Half-Gov Sarah Palin may be dumb as a post…but so are most voters.  Fuck, that makes Michele Bachmann a Nobel Laureate in the eyes of wayyyy too many voters.

For the love of fuck…don’t dismiss the dumbasses on the GO(T)P ticket.  History is always looking to make someone it’s bitch…and we’re an inmate at Leavenworth that just dropped the soap…

Why the fuck is this guy famous?

For the love of fuck…why, why, WHY is this little asshat turning up everywhere I look?

The first time I saw him he was ruining Sara Bareilles’ Uncharted vid.  Just pure, unadulterated, godawful ruinization (yeah, it’s a word) of a fine video.

Then he shows up with Brian Wilson and Cody Ross of Your World Champion San Francisco Giants in another video I refuse to watch.  Seriously, B-Dub.  You can rock the pirate look on Letterman and hang with Charlie Sheen all you want, but why’d you have to fuck around with this kid?!  

Then, just minutes ago, an ENTIRE FUCKING SEGMENT of the Giants’ pre-game show on NBC about…this God damned mother fuckin’ kid.

Look, I’m all for people raising money for your [insert random genetic disease/disorder here], but YOU HAVE NO ACTUAL TALENT.  Being a creepy 16 year-old that somehow has glommed onto actual celebrities is not impressive.  You are not impressive.  Fuck, you even suck at lip syncing!  At least get that right!

Thus my official boycott of all things Keenan Cahill weird 16 year-old genetic disorder kid.

All I know is Catholics would never fuck up like this.  I was so prepared…

All I know is Catholics would never fuck up like this.  I was so prepared…

Sara Bareilles

I always felt it before

that the world was filled with much more

than the drowning soul I’ve learned to be

I just need the rain to remind me.