Slow news week this week, so links are sparse. Congress isn’t in session and so can’t hurt us any more. Most folks are (rightly) more concerned with family and friends than making headlines – although the Imperial Mansion did manage to put out a cringe-worthy, awkwardly staged moment.
Why the hell anyone thinks these kinds of things are good ideas is utterly beyond me.
On To the Links!
This lends a whole new meaning to the term “explosive diarrhea.”
Yeah, no thanks. As long as there are moose, snowshoe hares and grouse in the woods, salmon and trout in the rivers, I’m not eating any lab-grown meat.
No, more taxes are never a good idea. Fuck off.
I don’t understand most of this, but it sounds cool.
Queen Nancy delivers address while visibly sloshed. How the hell do these people keep getting elected? Wait, wait, I know – it’s San Francisco. They have a long history of idiotic voting patterns.
The eight most annoying people of 2022.
Let’s be honest – they can, but they won’t.
This is beginning to look like a pattern.
This Week’s Idiots:
The Hill’s Caroline Nagy is an idiot.
MSNBC’s Michael Cohen is an idiot.
Salon’s Paul Rosenberg is an idiot.
The LA Times’ Nicholas Goldberg is an idiot.
This Week’s Cultural Edification:
When I was a kid in the Seventies, one of the high points of my week was on the occasional Friday night when I was able to stay up late enough to watch Johnny Carson. Johnny wasn’t like today’s typical run of late-night talk show hosts; he had class. He always had a wide variety of guests on, and while politics rarely entered the discussions, when it did Johnny was always pretty even-handed, as he made fun of both sides.
I stumbled across this clip a while back and, after cudgeling the old brain around some, I’m pretty sure I saw it on the air. Here, from 1974, are some great moments Johnny shared with two show business immortals: Jack Benny and Mel Blanc. Enjoy.