Thursday, April 24, 2014


Where a man's home is apparently somebody else's castle.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Monday, April 21, 2014

Posting may be light (or at least, light-headed)

In spite of getting a flu shot this year (and every year), I seem to have come down with something very flu-like; probably some sordid virus that was bred in the close confines of the Washington Metro system. I've been a bit delirious from the fever and body aches and so forth, so if I've done anything like, say, sold Yosemite National Park to R-man, or auctioned off Tommy Dorsey's trombone to Rebecca, please understand that these and any similar transactions are invalid and your money will be cheerfully returned as soon as I recover.

Update: So I drag my sick carcass into work to make a presentation to one of our committees - a presentation that has been postponed twice before - and 30 minutes before the meeting is to start, it gets cancelled. One of the directors had jet lag or something. I shoulda seen it comin'...

Update II: Great (and relevant) cartoon via Gregory in the comments.

Monday movie

Walter Huston makes a marvelous Satan in the wonderful 1941 movie, The Devil and Daniel Webster.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

A blessed Easter from Paco Enterprises

Sunday funnies

Now that right there’s real class: the fried chicken corsage.

There’s already a machine that can tell liberals from conservatives.

Passing a sobriety test – yer doin’ it wrong (H/T: Captain Heinrichs).

Spontaneous identity theft:

Enh, he’ll probably be disqualified by the defense attorney because his father was a police dog.

The confusing geography of fake maps.

Al-Qaeda's sinister new plan.

Friday, April 18, 2014

“Unleashing the socks of war”

Jonah Goldberg has an amusing take on a serious subject.
On April 12, the Wall Street Journal reported that the White House was still weighing requests from the Ukrainian government for other supplies such as “medical kits, uniforms, boots and military socks.”

“You want to calibrate your chest-thumps,” a senior military official told the Journal, explaining this step-by-step approach. “He does something else in Ukraine, we release the socks.”

Now, imagine you are Vladimir Putin. You illegally sent Russian soldiers without military insignia into Ukraine (a major violation of the Geneva Conventions). You lied about doing so at the time (Putin has since boasted that he did exactly that). And your aide brings in the news that a “senior military official” of the United States has announced that if you take another step toward carving up Ukraine, the U.S. will be forced to give the Ukrainians the socks they’ve been asking for.