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Colbert, Kyl, and Planned Parenthood or, Wine Coolers, Strange Beds, and Duckie Mobiles

Stephen Colbert, as everyone now knows, is incredibly awesome.

He is more proof (as if we needed any) …

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Proof. Awesome, awesome proof.

I suppose when you are tossed a big, fat meatball right down the middle of the plate in the form of “not intended to be a factual statement”, it is hard not to hit it out of the park. In this case Colbert absolutely demolished it. Oh, and then there’s the whole Walgreen’s thing. W. T. F. My goodness … do these people hear what comes out of their mouths??? But thank God for them, their stupidity, and thank God more for Stephen Colbert!

trigger fiction.

So, a ways back I mentioned a super secret writing project that was coming in April.

Well, April is almost here, so it is time to, in the words of an adorable cartoon mouse: “Wewease da secwet weapon!!”

The project involves me making a fool out of myself by trying to write fiction… every day… and then putting it on the internet. Yeah, not my best idea, but I’m rolling with it. The details (along with the project itself) can be found here. The details are already up, but the project itself doesn’t begin until April 8th.

Check it out, peoples. You know, if you want to that is.

50s-style freestyle skateboarding

Being definitively uncool and well past the age when wearing skateboarding shoes everywhere is acceptable, I feel like I’m beyond the ‘time to learn how to skateboard’ stage of my life. But seeing this video from Man About Town magazine of freestyle skateboarder Kilian Martin romping about on a board in dress shoes and a sweater gave me brief pause.
This shit is awesome.

Less awesome, of course, is the fact that YouTube won’t allow me to embed the video here. Oh well.

that. just. happened.

Wil Wheaton tweeted this and I just had to share it. I can’t believe it’s real, but it is. I… it’s… wow. I hope he deserved it, because this is harsh.

this is not porn.

So, I’ll be gone forever. The reason is that I’ll be spending all my time looking at pictures on This Is Not Porn.

It’s pretty amazing. You should go to there.

It’s just awesome photos of famous people. Like:

Cary Grant and a cast member going over some script ideas.

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Katherine Hepburn skateboarding.

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An erudite Bruce Lee.

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And Akira Kurosawa and Francis Ford Coppola being Akira Kurosawa and Francis Ford Coppola in the same room.

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Yet, it offers so much more than that.

It also raises huge questions about life. Like:

With legs like these, why didn’t Einstein get into modeling?

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Was Alfred Hitchcock related to this koala?

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Why is James Dean about to punch Rock Hudson in the penis?

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What’s the deal with this doll, anyway?

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Or, just… why?

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If all that weren’t enough… how about Ernest Hemingway kicking a fucking can!

Epic. Meal. Time.

So I know the gauntlet has been thrown down by Scotty, and my book list from 2010 is forthcoming … but this couldn’t wait …

The evolution of the cooking television show. Julia Child. (Washington’s own) Frugal Gourmet, Yan Can Cook, Emeril, Rachael Ray, along with a plethora of others. In fact, the market is damn near oversaturated now, if not there already. The problem is, a lot of them are the same. These chuckers are all cooking the same shit.

Well, the gangstas over at Epic Meal Time, are cooking up something very, very different. These motherfuckers cook shit you ain’t never thought of … because these douchebags aren’t chefs, they’re just a bunch of dudes … from Canada.

Presented for your approval: Epic Meal Time.

secret rooms and history boners.

I had a conversation recently with someone who claimed to have ‘wasted’ her time majoring in history in college. When I smacked her across the mouth, stood over her and screamed ‘WHAT DO YOU THINK INDIANA JONES MAJORED IN? BUSINESS?!’ I think she realized the important place that history takes in our society.

All the same, I found her outlook unsettling. Perhaps what the worldwide students of history need is a new leader. Someone that can inspire them to reapply themselves to deciphering the lessons of the past, someone that won’t end up starring alongside a vine-swinging Shia LaBeouf, and someone that isn’t scared to talk to the media about hidden rooms filled with skeletons and treasure. Perhaps that someone is D V Sharma, of the Archeological Survey of India.

Following the recent discovery of a secret room with no entrance at the National Library in India, D V Sharma had this to say to the media about what might lie inside:

“It could be just about anything. Skeletons and treasure chests are the two things that top our speculations because it is not natural for a building to have such a huge enclosure that has no opening.”

Think about that for a second – a real life historian is being quoted in the media about a secret room that’s been walled up for 250 years as saying that ‘skeletons and treasure chests’ are their biggest leads on what it could contain. If this doesn’t give you a history-boner, I don’t know what would.

Secret Chamber in National Library [via BoingBoing]