U.S. Economy Grinds to Halt as Nation Discovers Money is an Illusion-an Onion insta-classic.
Walter Russell Mead attacks the NY Times, and their ilk, for not combating the switf-boating of the global warming debate.

Let me say this again one last time: the story here is that the movement to stop climate change is being swift-boated right before our eyes. And just as Senator Kerry and the journalistic establishment failed to see the importance of the swift boat attacks and develop a counter strategy early, so the Times along with the climate change establishment is, yet again, missing the boat on a major piece of news.


I hate this stuff, I really do. I have no idea why I'm sharing this with you other than its gawd-awful splendour.

Of course, I'm talking about the AC Transit fight video.

But if nothing else I wanted to make sure that the Epic Beard Man entry received its full due.

I have to agree with the director of the video, if you're going to describe the incident in one word, it's just "Oakland".
Check out the crash video of this bus vs. 20 cars in Taiwan. The side cameras are the worst.
Jay Smooth has shuttered his vlog, but horray! he's opened another one.

in honour of the old site's passing, let me post one of my fav's, his defense of the Christopher Street Boys.
it's been making the rounds of the blogsphere but if you haven't read Esquire's piece about Roger Ebert, do yourself a favor and savour these pages.

My main takeaways (Besides Ebert's amazing spirit) is the craven nature of whatever Disney honcho decided to destroy the original At The Movies set rather than give it to the Smithsonian, and this coda cribbed from Roger:

I believe that if, at the end of it all, according to our abilities, we have done something to make others a little happier, and something to make ourselves a little happier, that is about the best we can do. To make others less happy is a crime. To make ourselves unhappy is where all crime starts. We must try to contribute joy to the world. That is true no matter what our problems, our health, our circumstances. We must try. I didn't always know this, and am happy I lived long enough to find it out.
What caused the healthcare crisis? The Beatles