Thursday, May 31, 2012

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

slow week

did we post this before? If not, we should have.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

hey it's a rootability thing part 2: everybody else with colors

17. Stoke City - Giant, hulking thugs. They play the way everyone thinks all English teams play.

16. West Ham United - Owned by a pornographer. Russell Brand's team. Cockney.

15. Manchester City - Likeable enough, historically. Too $$$ these days to really pull for all the time.

14. Liverpool - I don't know why I like them as much as I do. Owned by the people that own the Boston Red Sox.

13. Sunderland -meh

12. Queen's Park Rangers -mehh

11. Aston Villa - they fired their horrible manager, at least.

10. Tottenham Hotspur - shouldn't be this high, probably.

9. Reading -Pronounced like 'bedding.' so you can seem really smart.

8. Newcastle United -Newcastle beer is good. They have a terrible owner but a big, loyal fanbase.

7. Wigan Athletic -I used to not like them but now I think they're ok. They might have a less handsome manager next year.

6. Everton -Seem like a good choice.

5. Fulham -Even if Clint Dempsey is gone, they're still adorable. They have a statue of Michael Jackson at their stadium.

4. Southampton -Don't know why but I think you should cheer for them.

3. West Bromwich Albion - Funny name. Likeable.

2. Swansea City -WALES.

1. Norwich City - Not stupid. Might get relegated. Your kind of blokes. They wear green.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

hey it's a rootability ranking part 1: NO


20. Arsenal - you're not going to do this so we're moving on. also I hate the way you have to make posts now.

19. Manchester United - this is stupid i can't make this do anything. you're not going to cheer for manchester united either.

18. Chelsea - I got frustrated with trying to find their crest.


Rap puppets

Friday, May 25, 2012


"It's important for America to remember Wesley [...] Brown. He was a pioneer like Jesse Owens and Jackie Robinson," said Navy historian Robert J. Schneller Jr.


"The Naval Academy was damned lucky to have such a fine gentleman that Wesley Brown was [...]" said Mr. Schneller. "He was a man who had deep respect for his family, military service, education and his community."
Broke Color Barrier at Naval Academy

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Fake basketball uncle

They didn't show the part where somebody hard fouled an old man for showboating, and it ended up costing a twenty-year-old kid millions of dollars in future lifetime earnings.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Monday, May 21, 2012

Friday, May 18, 2012


Throughout history and in virtually all human societies marriage has always been the union of a man and a woman.” So says the Coalition for Marriage, whose petition against same-sex unions in the UK has so far attracted 500,000 signatures. It’s a familiar claim, and it is wrong. Dozens of societies, across many centuries, have recognised same-sex marriage. In a few cases, before the 14th century, it was even celebrated in church.

This is an example of a widespread phenomenon: myth-making by cultural conservatives about past relationships. Scarcely challenged, family values campaigners have been able to construct a history that is almost entirely false.

The unbiblical and ahistorical nature of the modern Christian cult of the nuclear family is a marvel rare to behold. Those who promote it are followers of a man born out of wedlock and allegedly sired by someone other than his mother’s partner. Jesus insisted that “if any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters … he cannot be my disciple“. He issued no such injunction against homosexuality: the threat he perceived was heterosexual and familial love, which competed with the love of God.
Moral decay? Family life's the best it's been for 1,000 years

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Name ten things that aren't Skrillex

This is what it feels like every single time I visit your home, Wes.

ur noble captain on TV

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Monday, May 14, 2012

Friday, May 11, 2012

It's Friday!



Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Wall Street justice

"There hasn't been any serious investigation of any of the large financial entities by the Justice Department, which includes the FBI," says William Black, an associate professor of economics and law at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, who, as a government regulator in the 1980s, helped clean up the S&L mess. Black, who is a Democrat, notes that the feds dealt with the S&L crisis with harsh justice, bringing more than a thousand prosecutions, and securing a 90 percent conviction rate. The difference between the government's response to the two crises, Black says, is a matter of will, and priorities. "You need heads on the pike," he says. "The first President Bush's orders were to get the most prominent, nastiest frauds, and put their heads on pikes as a demonstration that there's a new sheriff in town."

Obama delivered heated rhetoric, but his actions signaled different priorities. Had Obama wanted to strike real fear in the hearts of bankers, he might have appointed former special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald or some other fire-breather as his attorney general. Instead, he chose Eric Holder, a former Clinton Justice official who, after a career in government, joined the Washington office of Covington & Burling, a top-tier law firm with an elite white-collar defense unit. The move to Covington, and back to Justice, is an example of Washington's revolving-door ritual, which, for Holder, has been lucrative--he pulled in $2.1 million as a Covington partner in 2008, and $2.5 million (including deferred compensation) when he left the firm in 2009.
Why Can't Obama Bring Wall Street to Justice?

Friday, May 04, 2012

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Tuesday, May 01, 2012


But admirable efforts have been made, though with only limited success. A number of Scandinavian designers have designed ball chairs, kneeling chairs, and chairs that encourage sitting in several different positions. These are improvements but not total fixes. They also frequently don’t work properly at common table heights and their unconventional appearances make them unacceptable in most workplaces.
After decades of trying, perhaps it’s time to admit that there is no way to win.
If chairs are such a dumb idea, how did we get stuck with them? Why does our culture demand that we spend most of every day sitting on objects that hurt us? What the hell happened?
It should be no surprise to readers of Jacobin that the answer lies in class politics. Chairs are about status, power, and control. That’s why we like them. Ask any furniture historian about the origins of the chair and they’ll gleefully tell you that it all started with the throne.
Against Chairs