Link broken? The gist is that this is an impressively sarcastic review of an old slasher flick based on the “unrealistic” premise of a cop abusing his power to murder people.
Don’t ya hate it when that happens? You feel so short for a month.
Anoles are curious little lizards capable of ditching their tails when they feel threatened. This self-amputation, called autotomy, takes about 25 days for the tail to regrow. A paper published today in the open-access online journal PLOS ONE describes the genetic process anoles use to regenerate.
The researchers created the above graphic as a visual aid in their genetic sequencing. These ultra-thin slices of tail were taken from euthanized anoles at progressive stages of regeneration. This is very sad, but their sacrifices may someday help humans learn how to regenerate, too.
Innocent students Debbie and Marcie arrive at college eager to save souls, but will they be able to save their own when they’re seduced by the exotic and sinister world of role playing games? Based on “Dark Dungeons” by Jack T. Chick. darkdungeonsthemovie.com.
I was 7 when I shot a gun for the first time, and probably 17 before I realized guns were a big deal in national politics. Some of that comes from growing up in Texas. Guns aren’t controversial in this part of the South: I once bought a pistol and three old Soviet rifles from a dude in a parking lot for $300. Even our hippies conceal-carry handguns in the waistbands of their hemp pants. But on a national level, the gun debate rages on.
And for some reason we’ve handed off the responsibility for this debate to the loudest, angriest people in America. On one side are pissed-off but well-meaning folks who know less than nothing about the objects they plan to regulate. And on the other side is Ted Nugent. It’s not exactly the recipe for productive debate. As Cracked’s resident weapons expert, it’s my duty to shoot a hot, steaming load of perspective into this argument. If we want a productive discussion about guns, we all need to accept a few things:
Good humorous take on one of the issues that divides us.
I prefer “Moron Label” to Molon Lame and I also like reminding wingnuts that the Spartans were slave owning & required to be homosexual while in their Army and that they didn’t stop the Persians. Instead they were a road bump while they all died so that the Athenians could have enough time to defeat them ;) History has a liberal bias too…
Once again Sarah Palin gave us some of her word salad. In response to Elizabeth Warren suggesting that we raise the minimum wage for everyone including people who work at fast food restaurants she had this to say. See if everything she said makes sense to you.
Now I would argue that technically liberals also usually regard minimum wage jobs as “stepping stones” as well, and the fact that we support minimum wage laws doesn’t change that. I would also argue that just about no one besides the folks at PeTA and other extreme “animal rights” organizations would ever regard someone as evil for not going vegan or working at a restaurant that serves meat. However, I think someone else could do better explaining what she said. Here’s some brilliant analysis from the world’s smartest cat.
An update from the BBC on annual celebrations in the town of Boring, OR. Written with a nice touch and worth five minutes of your precious Friday time.
Boring’s unofficial mayor, Steve Bates, cannot recall the most exciting thing to happen in the town.
When pressed to think of something, the former fire engine salesman joked:”Every once in a while we have an accident out here on the highway.”
Upon hearing that CNN might be up for sale soon, Jon Stewart announced on Tuesday night’s Daily Show a Kickstarter to raise $10 billion in order to buy CNN and do… something with it. Not quite sure what yet.
Stewart reacted to the news that Rupert Murdoch attempted to buy Time Warner, CNN’s corporate owner, and noted the air of passive-aggressiveness at CNN in reaction to the news. And while Murdoch failed in his efforts, he’s not giving up so easily.
The Daily Show even set up a website for the fake Kickstarter page, letsbuycnn.com, with the following pitch to any interested backers:
A government report released this week shows that enormous walls, rabid coon-hunting dogs, venomous snakes, and other obstacles erected by the Arkansas Immigration Department are doing little to prevent hundreds of unaccompanied Missourian children from illegally crossing the border into Arkansas.
The immigration department’s controversial response to the crisis has been met with criticism from residents of both states. In a recent poll, 100 percent of Missouri residents and nearly 60 percent of Arkansas residents said they opposed the use of tetanus and dangerous animals to deter the children.
“These kids are fleeing what are essentially third world conditions,” Arkansas native Barbara Tompson said. “There’s the rampant government corruption, moonshine cartels, a confusing state motto, and an educational system that’s severely lacking. It’s no wonder the children can’t speak English.”
Sympathy held by those like Tompson falls on deaf ears when it comes to the Arkansas Immigration Department’s director, Patrick Scaggs.
“I’m sick of all the bleeding-heart liberals meddling with the security of this state,” Scaggs said. “We can’t use rusty barbed wire, mutant poison ivy, or genetically engineered wasps? Fine. Get ready for a mile-long line of 10-year-old Missouri punks lining up for your job.”
It has not been determined just how many Arkansas jobs can be performed by 10-year-olds, but the Arkansas Department of Child Labor is compiling data and preparing a report on the subject. Initial findings show a higher than expected average.