Month: October 2011

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The Ballad of Prick Erry

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On October 25, 2011
Isn’t his clever, elaborate satire of George W. Bush beginning to lack subtlety? See also this instance of him saying the quiet part loudly. Look, most of us understand that birtherism among Republican elites is about 1)demonstrating your asshole bona fides and 2)fleecing rubes, but you’re not supposed to say it. Share

Dayton!

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On October 25, 2011

Matt Yglesias picks up the story about the ‘Welcome Dayton’ plan that’s been circulating since the AP picked up the story. A few comments: 1. The pictured establishment, Taqueria Mix

Communication Breakdown?

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On October 25, 2011
I’m not sure whether LaRussa’s explanation for why Motte wasn’t brought in is too implausible to be true or so implausible it has to be true. At any rate, even if the bad matchup against Napoli wasn’t his fault TonyLaRussaSuperGenius(TM) had an astoundingly bad game. Good for Verducci pointing out that the worst move of […]

For the Record

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On October 24, 2011

Every time God Bless America is played during the seventh inning stretch the terrorists score a major victory. Also, bases-empty intentional walks — even to hitters as great as Pujols and Cabrer

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Holy Terror, Frank Miller!

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On October 24, 2011
In 2006, Frank Miller announced a forthcoming publication called Holy Terror, Batman! in which the Dark Knight would go to Afghanistan and get in a fistfight with Osama bin Laden. He claimed it would hark back to an earlier era in comics history when, for example, Superman would marshal his many powers to annoy Hitler: All […]

Less human than human.

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On October 24, 2011

Alyssa’s post on the sentimental core of Grant Morrison’s All-Star Superman is spot on: I was surprised by how incredibly sweet the comic is. I wasn’t really expecting that. The basic

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