He does reasonably well with it! I tried that song once on a lark, and it was so horribly difficult; just a totally embarrassing flame-out. That said, it’s nowhere close to the most difficult song I’ve ever attempted — that’s a two-way tie between “Peg” and “What A Fool Believes.”
Is it possible that the entire blogger drinking scene was cooked up by Andrew Krucoff based on “Here Comes A Regular”?
No, The entire blogger drinking scene was coked up by Andrew Krucoff based on Pleased To Meet Me's “I Don't Know.”
“Here Comes A Regular,” on the other hand, is the song we'd pick for national anthem if we were honest about ourselves as a country.
Ya know what’s weird? The Post hasn’t put Sean Delonas’ cartoon of Sunday, January 18th online, even though the cartoons that proceeded it and all three subsequent cartoons are available. Maybe it’s just a simple oversight, right? I mean, I’m sure it’s got nothing to do with how incredibly offensive the panel—a flock of Canadian geese deliberate flying into a jet engine while yelling “Allah akhbar”—itself was: Since when has that kind of offensiveness bothered the paper before?
Ben McGrath’s piece on doom scenarists in this week’s New Yorker is the best thing that magazine’s published since, well, the Tad Friend thing on movie marketing last week. They’ve had some good stuff is what I’m saying. Anyway, read the article. Depending on where you are you’ll temporarily freak out, but it’s well worth your time.
Something tells me there's gonna be a WHOLE LOT of "the president did not" over the next four years.
Is someone keeping a list of any gaffes – or botched jokes – that Vice President Biden makes?
If so, perhaps the first official entry came this afternoon, when President Obama asked Mr. Biden if he would give members of his senior staff the oath of office. For a moment, it seemed as though the vice president thought the swearing-in included him.
“Am I doing this again?” Mr. Biden asked.
“Senior staff,” Mr. Obama replied.
“My memory is not as good as Justice Roberts,” Mr. Biden said, referring to the Chief Justice’s flubbed lines during the presidential swearing-in ceremony on Tuesday.
"Baby, I'm going to interpret the fuck out of your sura."
"Classical Arabic writers are generally not prudish, which posed a problem to Victorian and other translators. Lane’s solution was to omit bawdy tales altogether, while Burton revived old words or coined new ones for his purposes. Lyons occasionally resorts to another kind of prudishness, for instance when, shrinking from the correct, demotic English translation of hir, he uses the Latinate ‘vagina’ in the tale of the Porter and the Three Ladies. This tale contains a passage on the naming of parts; the ladies are said to refer to the porter’s zubb or air: Lyons resorts to transliteration instead of translation. Some readers will be delighted to learn some naughty Arabic, but surely English has a profusion of equally vulgar words for the sexual organs. It should be stressed, however, that obscenities, Arabic equivalents of English four-letter words, are few and far between in the original, where sexual intercourse is often simply expressed as “lying with” or more elaborately by means of metaphors martial (‘storming the fortress’) or religious ('circumambulating the Kaaba', 'putting the imam into the prayer niche'), with the mildly shocking profanity that was common in pre-modern Arabic.”
Boxxy begins to learn at a geometric rate. It becomes self-aware at 2:14 a.m. Eastern time, August 29th.
On the 9th, Boxxy delivered. She addressed ‘recent events’, said she was in fact free of drugs and personality disorders, and proved it actually was her posting her photos on /b/. Whilst /b/tards were scrambling to find her identity and spamming her accounts, she was there, watching.
The manic interest in this new video created chaos on /b/, with the majority of new threads devoted to Boxxy and her new video. This interest generated over 70,000 views within 12 hours, pushing the video onto the first page for most viewed of the day on Youtube. A day later, and the video had reached #1 with over 300,000 views, accompanied by hundreds of new subscribers every hour. It is obvious that most of these viewers would have no idea what Boxxy was talking about in her video.
/b/ was now at war. The slew of Boxxy threads were under attack, quickly filled with ‘DIE IN A FIRE’ repeated to the line maximum and posted 10 times in a row. Increasing numbers threw in the towel and declared they weren’t visiting /b/ for a week, a month, or ever again. Identical chaos was occurring at 7chan, with the /b/ first page 100% filled with Boxxy at some points. On the 10th, with Boxxy now approaching 400,000 views and 10,000 subscribers, Operation Clampdown was declared. If Moot did not ban the users spamming boxxy threads on the 4chan /b/, the site would be brought down via a DDOS.
This whole thing is kind of like … The Matrix! Hahaha, kidding. But it is like one of those dispatches from the survivors of some horrible, civilization-destroying catastrophes you see in sci-fi movies, except the civilization was a PLANET OF RETARDS.
The Israeli theory of what it tried to do here is summed up in a Hebrew phrase heard across Israel and throughout the military in the past weeks: “baal habayit hishtageya,” or “the boss has lost it.” It evokes the image of a madman who cannot be controlled.
“This phrase means that if our civilians are attacked by you, we are not going to respond in proportion but will use all means we have to cause you such damage that you will think twice in the future,” said Giora Eiland, a former national security adviser.
"At Tuesday’s meeting Mr Brown tried to head off a damaging debate, only to be thwarted by Geoff Hoon, the Transport Secretary and a strong supporter of the third runway, who said all sides would have their say.
On this cue, Mr Miliband and Hilary Benn, the Environment Secretary, spelt out their concerns over the project with Mr Benn causing consternation by claiming most young people were against it.
Others raising objections included Baroness Royall, the leader of the House of Lords, Harriet Harman, the deputy Labour leader and John Denham, the Skills Secretary.
David Miliband, the Foreign Secretary and Douglas Alexander, the International Development Secretary, were not present at the meeting but sent ‘messages of support’ to the opponents’ side, according to government sources.
At one point an unnamed minister, expressing concerns over the runway, said: ‘I realise the point I am making is irrational.’
Jesus. Did geese rape and murder wildlife biologist Steve Garber's family or something?
It would be fairly easy for Port Authority workers to round up and net geese in June and July, when they’re molting and unable to fly, Garber said.
Once they’re caught, they could be taken to a new habitat far from the city - or killed for their meat, which could be donated to homeless shelters, he added.
“If you keep on doing that, you will get the whole breeding population,” said Garber. “In a short period of time, you will have fewer breeding birds.”
If that’s not feasible, Garber said, he sees nothing wrong with shooting them, poking holes in their eggs, shaking their eggs so the embryos are destroyed, wrecking their nests, or taking any number of other measures to eradicate the pesky and dangerous geese.
“There are lots of ways,” he said. “You can throw rocks at them. You can hit them with sticks.
"That's the old dude who used to post about his wang."
A middle-aged man has been arrested in a series of lower Manhattan commercial burglaries that netted him more than $50,000 in cash and merchandise, authorities said yesterday.
Between last June 12 and July 5, Kirk Ruffler, 46, struck six times, mostly at restaurants and bars on Second Avenue or East 7th Street, cops said.
Lord knows it’s not the first blush of youth or anything, but are we really considering 46 to be middle-aged now? Sweet Christ, I’d better come up with something soon or else I’m gonna be the geriatric who, twenty years ago, wrote about his talking cock. Middle age is indeed wasted on the middle aged.