Laughter is the Best Medicine

A star is born

Featured image I can’t stop laughing at Taylor Sirianni’s imitation of her dad as Eagles coach Nick Sirianni held court after the NFC championship game yesterday. To entertain herself as the coach droned on, she performed a formidable Nick Sirianni impression. Something tells me a star is born. Taylor could step right into the old Bob & Ray routine featuring the nonidentical twin band leaders Claude and Clyde — the McBeeBee Twins. »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll is RENTING AGAIN! Ms. Grrrll prefaces her column with this note: Well, this is what happens when one does a “weekly” column. The going story WAS that Hunter Biden paid almost $50,000 a month to rent his Daddy’s house. Now that story has morphed somewhat. MAYBE he paid that money to help a loser girl cousin get housing in California. It seems she put $100,000 worth of makeup »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll discovers A ROOTING INTEREST. She writes: One time when our son was about 6, he came into the family room where his father and I were watching a baseball game. “Who’s winning?” he asked. “The Yankees,” we spat. “I’m for them,” he said, clearly just wanting to be on the winning side. “So was I,” sighed his father, “when I was your age.” A short time later, our »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll puts her request in the imperative: MOVE OVER, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT GIRLS!!! She writes: Standards of beauty for women have morphed considerably over the centuries. I once saw a glamour shot of Clara Bow, ’20’s siren, and her thighs looked like Lee Roy Selmon’s (RIP). Clara was the “IT” girl of her era! (That’s “it,” not I.T., kids). The naked lady in the portrait above every Western bar »

The Biden docs, round 2

Featured image NBC News broke the story that a second set of classified documents were found in Joe Biden’s possession at an undisclosed location this past November. The NBC News story is here. The story has now been confirmed and reported roughly everywhere. Among the many accessible stories are those by the AP here and the Washington Post (via JWR) here. I cant’ get enough of it. Here are a few facetious »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll is sure about it: YOU BET IT’S WEIRD! She writes: So a young Japanese man has fulfilled his lifelong dream of becoming a Collie. He spent the equivalent of $13,000 for a life-size Collie costume. In it, he can walk on all fours and be led on a leash. Seriously. If the poor kid liked being on a leash, instead of shelling out the $13,000, he could have »

A look ahead to 2023

Featured image I’m not entirely sure who said prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future. It has been variously attributed to Nobel laureate Niels Bohr, to Yogi Berra, and others. I am drawn to the formulation of George Eliot’s narrator in Middlemarch: “Among all forms of mistake, prophecy is the most gratuitous.” To make mistakes is human. Why make them needlessly? They are to be avoided to the extent »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll pauses at year-end to log NON-FATAL STUPIDITIES (A Partial List…). She writes: My dear friend TonyP173 once told me in a phone conversation that in a moment of supreme gratitude to the Almighty, he had toted up some six or seven times when he SHOULD HAVE died and did not including, but not limited to, in Vietnam. At least dying in battle confers some measure of heroism and »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll notes a few HIDEOUS DISAPPOINTMENTS. She writes: Baruch Hashem (praise God) I have been an enormously lucky person in my long life, blessed with health, love and awesome friends. Since being yanked prematurely into this world some 3 months early, I have achieved almost everything I ever set out to accomplish. The first goal of “Stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive” took some doing. However, most of my goals after »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll contemplates THE PRODUCERS’ RUN FOR OFFICE. She writes: I recently read that Maxine Waters (D-Cal.), the violence-encouraging Representative for Life, gave her daughter $8,000 out of leftover campaign funds. Shocked I am. NOT. Two things: One, I’m sure that it was far from the first time and also, you could add at least one and possibly several zeroes onto that sum and still be accurate. In the Grifter »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll takes note of the RELENTLESS PROPAGANDA. She writes: So I sit down at my computer, avoiding checking my favorite sites and hoping to stay in a good mood in order to crank out something moderately funny. Which is my dang job. And my screen saver – whose sole job is to cover my screen with lovely nature pictures – willy-nilly asks me if I would like to “learn »

Every NPR Story You’ve Ever Heard

Featured image Move over David Deeble, J.P. Sears, and Ammo Grrrll: we have a new comic to induct into the Official Power Line Comedy Club: Tyler Fischer. Here he neatly skewers NPR and practically every other major woke news media sensibility in just sixty seconds: every liberal news show pic.twitter.com/APQiQG8ysp — Tyler Fischer (@TyTheFisch) July 3, 2022 »

Word of the year

Featured image The AP hasn’t gotten around to correcting its headline over the story reporting the word of the year according to Merriam-Webster. At the moment the headline reads: “What headline? ‘Gaslighting’ Merriam-Webster’s word of 2022.” That “What headline?” can’t be right, can it? This must be the AP’s “Mush from the wimp” moment. Speaking of mush from the wimp, I give the Biden administration credit for the rise of “gaslighting” to »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll finds MOVIE CLICHES COME TO LIFE. She writes: I have never been a fan of horror movies. The few I have seen have either been horrific enough to give me nightmares for weeks or so silly and unrealistic as to put me to sleep. But even more than that, I have a visceral reaction to people, especially women, behaving stupidly. And that is a major feature of horror »

CBS News: This just in

Featured image It is difficult to credit the portentous tone and ludicrous gravity of the CBS New story by Catherine Herridge “confirming” the authenticity of Hunter Biden’s laptop and contents. It comes more than two years after the New York Post’s reportage breaking the story and the deep state operation that suppressed it. It seems a tad late and a mite superfluous. CBS News might have deepened our understanding of the story »

Twitter death watch update

Featured image The bien pensants (hereinafter “bp“) are afflicted with heartburn resulting from Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter. The heartburn is thus a good sign. Ditto with what seems to me wishful thinking regarding Twitter’s impending demise. One can’t miss the intense desire among the bp for Musk to fail. I hope he makes a go of it. The bp devoutly resist a social media platform whose limits they don’t control. I »

Twitter death watch update

Featured image I take it from Elon Musk’s Twitter feed that he has the engineering help needed to keep the site up and running. These must be some of the “hard-core” employees who have signed up for continuing duty under their new taskmaster. Just leaving Twitter HQ code review pic.twitter.com/pYcXRTJm14 — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 19, 2022 The new taskmaster has imposed a new regime. I take it that he is unintimidated »