“Working for a major studio can be like trying to have sex with a porcupine. It’s one prick against thousands.” Who said it? The answer is at the end of this post. Now on to the links! … “PlayStation 3 is proving itself to be more than just an online death-match machine” … “The way we treat immigrants is a national disgrace and I’m ashamed of what we do” … “The great promise of the Internet has been exposed as a scam” … “Physicists have created the hottest matter ever measured by man” … “The more truffles I sniffed, the more I became intoxicated by their musky scent, and started craving them myself” … “The city no longer offers basic services that people expect from their local government” … “Not ten minutes away by vehicle, one man’s rage against the machine had birthed a glowing fireball of vengeance” … “Confronting the powers that be is a hard thing in any town but especially here in Philadelphia” … “Imaginary (thank God!) Bank of Cthulhu” … “Four Republi-cats and 21 Dog-ocrats are on the ballot” … “Crates of Scotch whisky and brandy have been recovered by a team restoring an Antarctic hut used more than 100 years ago by polar explorer Ernest Shackleton” … “Attorney and writer Wajahat Ali fought an epic battle for a home loan modification against Wells Fargo and won” … “I would like to give a shout out to WBC president Jose Sulaiman for being the man pulling the strings on some of the worst decisions ever seen in the sports world” … “As one travels the globe and observes the variety of fairs, festivals, and frivolities, it becomes clear that all humans, no matter where we live, are more than just a bit bonkers” … “The sprawling million-dollar custom home sits on 20 acres with spectacular views, its own library, heated decks and prance-around-naked privacy—and it could all be yours for $100” … “The bomb squad sent in a robot to check out the bag and inside they found the doll” … “If you look like me, you may be ejected from Southwest Air” … “Happiness is living in Boulder” … “Guidance counselors worry that express applications may be short-circuiting a storied process in which students search out the colleges that might be the best fit for them” … “‘I am glad to be back,’ said Oderus, taking a break in the festivities surrounding the continuing 25th anniversary of GWAR’s re-awakening on Earth” … “I strongly disagree with the Supreme Court’s conclusion that money is speech, and that corporations should be treated the same as individual Americans when it comes to protected, fundamental speech rights” … “You really should think of this photo next time you stick a USB flash drive into your pocket” … “Your next credit card statement is going to contain an ugly truth” … “There’s a growing list of characters that has us harking back to Zora Neale Hurston’s famous words: ‘All my skinfolk ain’t kinfolk'” … “Everyone was like WHOAA but then he wrote some poems” … “I think Jesus was a compassionate, super-intelligent gay man who understood human problems” … “A red devil stares at fire” … “My body and I are not separate entities, that’s gnosticism or something” … “After 33 years as a Scientologist, the past 13 as the voice extolling perils of walking away, Anderson is walking away” … “Al-Qaeda’s parent terrorist organization has announced the recall of 50,000 bombs to correct a problem the company says could either cause the bombs to detonate unexpectedly or fail to detonate at the proper time” … “He has been wrong about nearly everything that matters but he has, as the result of what seems to be great suffering and some respect for the obvious, admitted it” … “We have reached the end of the road” … This issue’s quote was from Robin Williams … And finally, “Oscar regularly predicted patients’ deaths by snuggling alongside them in their final hours.” ∞
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