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Friday Funnies in Pictures

Featured image Time for a Friday morning roundup of various visual items making their way around the interwebs.  Most of these don’t require any explanation, but I’ll offer some comments on one or two. And finally, a pic of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s latest ride: »

Chronicles of Ineptitude, Chapter 5

Featured image Continuing our occasional series of roundups of notable ineptitude in our world, how about the news that Pearl Jam front man Eddie Vedder is “very upset” by Mitt Romney’s comments about the 47 percent.  Now, my first mentor in Washington, the great M. Stanton Evans, explained to me when I was 22 years old that when there is a hot political controversy, the first thing to do is to find »

No Politics, a Dash of Theology, Mostly Just a Cartoon

Featured image I don’t recall where I ran across this old cartoon from the New Yorker, but it made me laugh: »

He’s Baaack

Featured image A couple years back I got briefly up close and personal with then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger at an event at the Hoover Institution at Stanford, and in framing a question about what he might do after leaving office, told him the story of Gov. Ronald Reagan’s appearance on the Tonight Show in 1973.  Carson asked Reagan if he might return to Hollywood to make movies after leaving the governorship.  Reagan displayed »

Headline of the Day

Featured image Just when you thought headlines couldn’t get any sillier than “Experts Still Perplexed,” we see this one: »

Obama Meets Elvis

Featured image Paul wrote here about Barack Obama’s absurd insinuation of himself into the White House biographies of former presidents. These insertions were sometimes false–suggesting that his tax policies mirror Ronald Reagan’s–but mostly just silly and self-obsessed. Several web sites have sprung up to ridicule the White House’s Obama Through the Ages campaign, including Obama In History, which photoshops our president into a variety of famous presidential and non-presidential scenes. They are »

Tweet of the Day

Featured image Trust me. Follow the link. »

Somehow, this picture made me think of. . .

Featured image . . . Joe Biden.  Not sure why.  Maybe someone can explain in the comments section why the synapses would fire in this particular way.  (Courtesy PawNation.) »

Obama Dog-Eater Joke of the Day

Featured image No, Barry! We said PEPperoni, PEPperoni! »

A Practical Science Project?

Featured image Over at the New York Review of Books, physicist Steven Weinberg laments the decline in government funding for “big science,” especially noting that the proposed James Webb telescope, a replacement for the aging Hubble telescope, is withering for lack of funding from Congress.  Well, here’s an idea to get those “anti-science” Republicans to cough up the dough: combine the two telescopes into one!  Call it the “Webb Hubble telescope,” after »

Has Joe Biden Lost His Marbles?

Featured image Sure, he’s always been known as a loose cannon. And he was never one of the brighter bulbs on the Senate’s rather dim Christmas tree. But, still: at some point, don’t you have to wonder whether something has gone seriously awry? Scott wrote this morning about Biden’s wacky tribute to the bin Laden raid–the most audacious act in 500 years! And it had only a 48% chance of success!–but that »

GOP Mocks Obama Movie

Featured image The Republican National Committee put out this satirical poster, ridiculing the professionally-produced Obama campaign movie called “The Road We’ve Traveled.” It is really very funny. Maybe there is hope for the Republicans after all! »

Today’s Mid-Day Smile

Featured image Courtesy of QuickMeme: »

Aftermath: A Fresh Source of Comic Relief

Featured image John has the Michael Ramirez cartoon beat covered here, but I stumbled across TerrellAfterMath.com, the lampoon site of retired engineer Rich Terrell and his editor Lucy Gill, who pass some of their time producing lovely send-ups of liberal lunacy.  Here are a few of my favorites, but you should bookmark the page and check out their archive for yourself. »

And Now for Something Completely Different

Featured image I get a lot of invitations to boring things here in DC.  But this just might be worth attending just to see if someone at the Canadian embassy is drinking too much Canadian Club, or taking that old Michael Kinsley boring-headline-contest too seriously (“Worthwhile Canadian Initiative” was the winner). »

And Now For Something Completely Different: Humor of the 1%

Featured image I’m still getting the hang of Twitter (my latest contribution: “Carnivale in Brazil is like the Tournament of Roses Parade on LSD”), but for now I think the best Twitter feed around—and reason enough to join or follow—is the feed that supposedly comprises elevator gossip and quips from the hallowed halls of Goldman Sachs (featuring Goldman CEO Lloyd Bankfein in the photo thumbnail): GS Elevator Gossip @GSElevator Now that I have »

Breakfast in Brazil

Featured image So it’s Carnivale week here in Rio, and your intrepid Power Line Southern Command bureau chief decided to dress up in the scariest festival costume imaginable—American tourist—and take in the street scene last night.  My keen journalistic conclusion: Carnivale is a cross between Pasadena’s Doo-Dah parade and the drums and space segment of a Grateful Dead concert, with a dash of the Stanford marching band thrown in just for some »