Monday, July 25, 2016

And I fully expect two-headed tomato peddlers to start showing up soon

Nothing had been so hateful in the sight of these mobs as the man of learning, at first because they had served the princes, but then later because they refused to join in the bloodletting and tried to oppose the mobs, calling the crowds "bloodthirsty simpletons."  

Joyfully the mobs accepted the name, took up the cry: Simpletons! Yes, yes! I'm a simpleton! Are you a simpleton? We'll build a town and we'll name it Simple Town, because by then all the smart bastards that caused all this, they'll be dead! Simpletons! Let's go! This ought to show 'em! Anybody here not a simpleton? Get the bastard, if there is! --Walter M. Miller, Jr., A Canticle for Leibowitz

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Nixon's the one!

Please to enjoy these Nixon ads from 1968.

Is it just me or is this first one straight out of The Parallax View?

Nixon touches the nation's youth. (Figuratively!)

What has Richard Nixon ever done for me?

This one is FREAKING ME OUT.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

In which we respond to various trending items on Facebook

"Lou Holtz: Former College Football Coach Photographed Carrying Bottle of Crown Royal at RNC"

How else is anyone expected to make it through this experience?

"Steve King: Congressman, R-Iowa, Says Europe and US Contributed Most to Civilization"

He'd calculate the way Europeans have contributed most, but that might mean using algebra.

"Omarosa: TV Personality Named Head of African-American Outreach for Trump Presidential Campaign"