Am I having fun this morning? Hernia operation. I may be “out of pocket” for a few days.
Why did the Speaker of the House quit? The Plot Against Planned Parenthood and John Boehner.
From the American Conservative, no less: The Quiet Grand Strategy of Barack Obama. “Are the president’s diplomatic initiatives winning a new American Century?”
Study: White people react to evidence of white privilege by claiming greater personal hardships.
There Is No Excuse for How Universities Treat Adjuncts.
Re: the Muslim teen who created a clock and got arrested, it’s now clear they didn’t think he had a bomb. And talk about foolishness in school settings: 11-year-old gifted student suspended 1 year for having a pot leaf that wasn’t a pot leaf.
From Wondermark: Fauxtopia.
And now for the sex portion of our post: Consent 101 and How Often the Average Couple Has Sex.
Too Much in Love to Say Good Night.
End Daylight Saving Time.
Harvard linguist points out the 58 most commonly misused words and phrases.
Now I Know: Switzerland Making Headway Against Rabies and The Mystery of the Appalachian Bend and Everyday Superheroes at the Elder Care Facility and How Smoking Gave PEZ a Boost and How to Pay Yourself $2.1 Million in Taxes.
From Donna: “Thinking of writing a bedtime book for grownups along the lines of GOODNIGHT MOON. It will be titled SHUTUP BRAIN.”
R.I.P., Nancy J. Ellegate, who sat about 40 meters from my desk at work, and who I talked with about myriad topics several times a week.
A bridge comes down in Binghamton, my hometown.
There Will Officially Be NO MORE X-Men in Marvel Comics.
A nice little primer on aspect ratio in movies.
Muppets. As of this writing, I haven’t yet watched the first episode of the new show yet. TV’s Newest Reality Stars (e.g., Kermit Gets Set Up) and has the new show taken an-unfortunately-dark-turn and Joey Mazzarino has left Sesame Street.
I Made Alex Trebek Say ‘Turd Ferguson’.
The longest-running shows on Broadway.
R.I.P., Ben Cauley of the Mar-Keys.
Like what you like, ABBA division.
SamuraiFrog completes his Weird Al epic: 10-6, and 5-1. Could my response to his response to a post of mine be far behind?
Chuck Miller says goodbye to his 78s.
MASHUPS: Blondie Vs. The Doors – Rapture Riders and Stevie Wonder vs The Clash – Uptight/Rock The Casbah.
The history of the memorable and covinous Dick Van Dyke Show comic books published by Gold Key in the sixties.
What was the first comic book you remember reading? and Tips for Surviving and Thriving at The Albany Comic Con and a roundtable discussion on the topic of comics blogging and Do comics matter? (And I don’t mean Chris Rock, I mean Sgt. Rock.)
Re: the second cartoon:
Reza Farazmand says: “Feel free to repost these comics on your blog/website/forehead, as long as it’s for non-commercial purposes. Just attribute the comic to poorlydrawnlines.com and include a link back. Thaaanks.”