Gerry Canavan

the smartest kid on earth

Assorted Late Night Links That Have (Almost) Nothing to Do with Massachusetts

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* Conventional wisdom already says Obama is now president of Haiti. At least these people waited a whole week before unilaterally declaring Haiti a U.S. colony.

* Mediocre director contracted to ruin Spider-Man franchise. More here.

* Fox News, in a desperate bid for my attention, openly advocated on behalf of Scott Brown today. But even this behavior pales in comparison to O’Reilly’s bizarre nostalgia last Friday for those halcyon days when it was okay to make fun of Arabs.

* FiveThirtyEight on the branding of Scott Brown. What they predict, of course, has already happened.

* Why Massachusetts doesn’t matter. An hour or so ago I tweeted: “Bright side of Coakley loss: Democrats will finally have to face the fact that nothing good will ever get through the Senate.” It sounds like Biden at least has already figured this out.

* Timo at Bitter Laughter has carefully crafted a post perfectly calibrated to pull me in. The Duck Tales reference just seals it.

* U.S. military rifle scopes have Bible verses inscribed on them. Oddly, this is not a joke.

* But Obama’s not looking backwards: “FBI broke law for years in phone record searches.”

* Absurdity watch: New Orleans prosecutors are charging prostitutes as sex offenders. Via MeFi.

* Passport photos of famous artists. Also via MeFi.

* And the NBC late-night feud has been digitally recreated by Taiwanese newspaper Apple Daily. I think this should clear everything up.

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  1. The most infuriating thing about Massachusetts is not the loss itself, but the wildly disproportionate, bedwetting, hysterical response from all quarters of the party. Jim Webb is about to get a very angry call from a constituent.

    Shankar D

    January 20, 2010 at 9:57 am

  2. The diamond thing is the plot of Arthur C. Clarke’s 2010.


    January 20, 2010 at 10:33 am

    • I believe it was 2061, actually, and it was the core of Jupiter, right? It exploded and shot giant diamond crystals all over the Jovian system.

      And can’t we manufacture diamonds now? Why bother going into deep space?

      Bill Simmon

      January 20, 2010 at 3:04 pm

  3. Bill, you’ve always hated diamonds. And space. You’ve always hated space. ONWARD TO URANUS!


    January 20, 2010 at 9:48 pm

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