So somebody made a whole Daft Punk and Strong Bad mash-up album

I’m a litte late to this game (sorry), but last month Youtube user IAmArique made a whole album mashing up the entirety of Daft Punk’s “Random Access Memories” and Strong Bad’s classic techno anthem “Everybody to the Limit” and it’s just great.

And yes you can download the whole thing!


New York Times Columnist Line of the Day

If you’re one of the three people who reads this here premier “web log,” you may have once checked out the New York Times op-ed page. You might even recognize the names of the columnists, who every day spout the most conventionally wise of the conventional wisdom. This is a feature that is dedicated to these folks, highlighting one line that is either funny, ridiculous, strange, or actually intelligent or well-written.

Today’s comes from Paul “The Little Professor” Krugman, who in his column today, “Jobs and Skills and Zombies” writes:

The point is that influential people move in circles in which repeating the skills-gap story — or, better yet, writing about skill gaps in media outlets like Politico — is a badge of seriousness, an assertion of tribal identity.

LOL @ anything about Politico being serious

Remember, if you hit the NYTimes paywall, just open the link in your browser’s incognito or private browsing mode.

Morning Constitutional – Monday, 31 March 2014

Good morning, everybody. Chelsea Handler is ending her show. Now, your morning constitutional:

North and South Korea fired hundreds of artillery shells across their disputed western sea border Monday.

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev dropped by Crimea Monday.

A United Nations panel report warns that climate change is already having massive effects, but the worst consequences are yet to come unless action is taken now. The report (PDF).

The International Court of Justice has ruled that Japan must halt its annual whale hunt.

Inflation in the Euro zone dropped to its lowest rate since 2009, which may force the European Central Bank to take measures to prevent deflation.

Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf pleaded not guilty to five counts of treason..

Even if Democrats recruit great candidates, they face a massive uphill climb in their effort to retake the House due to built-in Republican advantages. Meanwhile, odds that the Republicans will take the Senate are getting higher.

Not to mention Republicans’ efforts to restrict voting in swing states.

As lawmakers investigate the decade-long failure by GM to act on a defective ignition switch at the heart of a massive recall, the close relationship between car makers and federal safety regulators come into question.

What’s next in the battle over the Affordable Care Act.

If you’re not following Ta-Nehisi Coates and Jonathan Chait’s debate on the President’s rhetoric when addressing black audiences you should be. Here’s the newest (which is spectactular). Here’s the beginning.

Michigan Republican House Representative Mike Rogers is retiring from Congress to start a radio program, and is considering running for president on 2016.

The world’s growing love affair with Keurig, the most wasteful form of coffee there is (ed note: also disgusting).

Because you’re surprised to find out Ted Nugent is super racist.

Finally, Korean woman makes $9000 per month by eating dinner on camera.

Till the End of the Day

Here’s your end-of-the-day things to look at and maybe read:

James Schlesinger, a titan of American government as a former chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission (now NRC), director of the CIA, secretaries of both defense and energy, died today at age 85.

A resolution backed by Ukraine and Western supporters to declare invalid Crimea’s referendum to secede won the votes of barely a majority of the U.N. General Assembly.

Former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko announced that she will run for president of Ukraine.

According to Gov. Chris Christie’s lawyers, the bridge closing was politically motivated but the governor didn’t know anything about it.

The Obama administration announced today that over six million people have signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, shy of the goal of seven million, but a hell of a come back after all the launch problems.

A week after blocking Twitter, Turkey has now blocked YouTube.

But seriously, is this the worst candidate to ever run for Senate?

The 2016 Republican field is really fucking huge.

Virtually all U.S. population growth is in metropolitan areas.

A growing health care industry may actually mean your economy is dying.

Somebody made a game based on the movie My Girl. Go play it; it’s awesome.

Alabama Republican candidate for Senate Will Brooke shoots ACA, completely rips off Sen. Manchin

A second quality advertisement today comes from Will Brooke, who is running in Alabama for the Republican nomination for the Senate race. Invoking the Second Amendment, he gets in his truck, taking a print-out of the Affordable Care act with him out to where he can shoot it with a handgun, a rifle, and finally in super-dramatic-slow-mo an assault rifle (that music!), before eventually putting the whole deal through a Will-Brooke-branded shredder.

However, this is such a rip-off of Sen. Joe Manchin’s campaign ad from 2010:

Temperance Railway, next stop Cigaretteville


I love maps, I love transit, I love transit maps, I love historical documents, and I love all things drink. So, you can imagine that I love this map. It’s pretty great. From 1908, and recently dug up by the Library of Congress, it shows all the stops you’ll go through if you continue down your non-temperate life. Such places as Selfishburg, Hypocrisy Heights, Whiskeyton (my neighborhood), Treasondale, Malicefort, Cocain Park, Sing Sing, Dissipation Gap and Prizefight City.

Here it is full-sized and huge in case you want to print me a present.


Republican Iowa Senate Candidate Joni Ernst wants to castrate Washington’s spending and make them squeal or something

Oh, man, it’s finally that time in the political cycle where we get back to some quality advertisements. Here we have Joni Ernst, a Republican from Iowa who is running for the Senate. In this spot, she basically says that she knows how to castrate pigs, so she’ll know how to stop spending, all while we hear the squeals of pigs in the background. It’s all kinds of creepy. Enjoy.

And she was just endorsed by none other than the Killa from Wasilla.