On November 17, 1978, CBS broadcast arguably the worst two hours of television ever seen. It was called the Star Wars Holiday Special and it was so bad that if we ever find ourselves under sudden and unannounced attack by an advanced alien civilization, it will likely be because they accidentally viewed this television show […]
Archive for July, 2007
This is a priceless gesture, I think. Baltimore Orioles umpire’s attendant Ernie Tyler will end his consecutive games streak on Saturday to attend the Hall of Fame Induction of former Orioles-great Cal Ripken Jr., who owns the all-time record for consecutive games played at 2,632. Tyler, who has worked every Orioles game since Opening Day […]
There’s a pretty heated debate brewing on the right side of the political blogosphere about whether or not the Republican candidates should submit themselves to the obvious indignity of the CNN/YouTube debate. Folks like Sister Toldjah, Mark Steyn, John Podhoretz, Michelle Malkin, Bryan Preston, and Patrick Ruffini basically say they’d be foolish not to. Kathryn […]
This Guardian story from yesterday surely looks like what newsie folks like to call a “stinging rebuke”. Except this particular rebuke ended up costing us a few thousand lives. Ministers insisted that British secret agents would only be allowed to pass intelligence to the CIA to help it capture Osama bin Laden if the agency […]
Recently, Number Three House Democrat John Murtha tucked a cool million dollars into a recent bill for something called the “Center for Instrumented Critical Infrastructure”. Problem is, the Center doesn’t seem to exist. Mary Katherine Ham traveled to Johnstown, Murtha’s home district, to try to find it and got a lot of confusion and stonewalling. […]
What would life look like if you were one of the Space Shuttle’s Solid Rocket Boosters? I imagine it’d involve a whole lot of boredom, and then a few minutes of concentrated awesomeness. After that, it kind of gets messy and your life expectancy isn’t all that great, but for a few minutes, you’re the […]
They’re not against the war. They’re working for the other side. Hollywood has, according to this article, seven movies involving Iraq in the works and guess what? Not a single one portrays the war in a positive light. Zero. Zip. No, not one. Are we surprised? Yeah, right.