Thus far, I have not been sucked into the rapidly-growing cloud of The Hunger Games fans. From what I saw of the book not long after it was released, the author essentially did a young adult fiction mash-up of Stephen King’s “The Long Walk” and “The Running Man” and added a healthy dollop of Grrrl Powrrr. I’m sure it’s a good story and the movie looks like it might make for a pretty good action adventure flick in a time when such movies are thin on the ground, but I’ve too much on my plate now to pick it up. However, if you are a fan of the books and the newly-released movie, you might enjoy a few of these artsy little goodies.
In political news, President Obama has found a new and amazing way to dodge responsibility for his stupid progressive schemes. This one involves the use of the phrase “per se”, which is Latin for “everything I just said is pure weapons-grade horse doots but it sounds smart so you’ll buy it”. Conservatives on Twitter were not fooled, however, and hilarity ensued.
And now, links!
- Good news, everyone! Mitt Romney really does think Obamacare is bad. Well, he doesn’t think the law itself is all that bad, though. He thinks it’s bad that Obamacare is a national law. He’d be quite okay with 50 Obamacares that look just like Romneycare. Because his motives are pure, or something like that.
- The Democrats are not the only ones who use taxpayer money to cement a base of loyal voters. Jay Cost’s discovery of Post Office Republicans goes a long way to explain why it’s so difficult for conservatives to gain traction inside the Republican party.
- All that “support” the Obama administration gave to the Arab Spring has certainly paid off, wouldn’t you say?
- Why didn’t French law enforcement catch an anti-Semitic, Islamist killer before he went on his Jew-murdering rampage? Simple. They were more interested in being politically correct than they were in protecting the lives of little Jewish girls.
- Stacy McCain is in Louisiana this week, being chased by the crazy.
- Not only does Ed Driscoll write brilliant blog posts, he also writes brilliant headlines.
- Man, that George Bush could do everything, couldn’t he?
- Russell Brand vs. Christopher Hitchens? The only way Brand wins that matchup is if they’re…umm…you know, I can’t think of a single instance in which Brand could ever best Hitchens. He’s lucky he didn’t bring Katy Perry with him, else Hitchens would have taken his woman along with thatever crumbs remained of his dignity.
- I love Lovecraftian art, and this rendition of The Dunwich Horror is one of the best I’ve ever seen.