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Entries Tagged as 'Stupid Shit'

Sometimes, Stupid = Funny

July 18th, 2008 · 3 Comments

I sympathize with Megan, who’s too often on the wrong end of this from morons, but I’m going to demur from her “Grow up, Internet” post. Sometimes, someone makes an argument that’s so dumb it’s funny. This is not unusual on the Internet, but sometimes the person making the argument his sufficiently high-profile that it […]

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The Funniest Thing I’ve Seen This Week

July 17th, 2008 · 3 Comments

An allegedly corrupt local official in Oklahoma draws a crude, borderline illiterate comic book to explain the homosexual conspiracy against him. Maybe this is backward, but I find myself less taken aback by his substantively insane views—I guess I’m accustomed to elected officials with insane views—than by the fact that someone holding a position of […]

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Tags: Sexual Politics · Stupid Shit

Random! Analogies!

July 15th, 2008 · 6 Comments

Dressing as a suicide bomber for Halloween is offensive! It’s like dressing as a Klansman! Or wearing blackface! How are those analogies remotely related? Shut up and be offended!

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Snobbery!

July 9th, 2008 · 10 Comments

What’s that? Barack Obama thinks that our schools should be as successful as those in other developed nations at ensuring that American students master a foreign language? Elitist! Next he’ll be suggesting that we try to teach math or reading as well as Canada and Japan. Not in my America, MENSA-boy! Update: Some folks piling […]

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Tags: Academia · Stupid Shit

From the “Are you #$&!ing Me?” Files

June 25th, 2008 · 4 Comments

There are people out there bored enough to work up a lather over a photoshopped presidential seal? On the list of contemporary outrages, this surely ranks well below the emergence of “photoshopped” as an adjective.

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Shorter Andy McCarthy

June 16th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Our highest national aspiration should be “America: Hey, it’s better than Somalia.”

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Pinched for a Lobster

June 13th, 2008 · 1 Comment

This may be the most insane thing I’ve heard this week. Apparently, U.S. courts sentenced a man to eight years in prison for importing undersized lobsters, in violation of Honduran law. The kicker: The attorney general of Honduras wrote the courts in the wake of the convictions to make clear that the supposed law in […]

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Tags: Law · Stupid Shit

Daily Hackery

April 23rd, 2008 · 7 Comments

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Tags: Journalism & the Media · Stupid Shit

College Student Discovers Racism in Constitution, Vows Meaningless Action

April 17th, 2008 · 10 Comments

The day isn’t over, but I’m willing to go out on a limb and predict that this is the stupidest thing I will read today. I’m not actually sure what it would mean to “strike” text that has already been nullified by subsequent amendments—pull out the original sheepskin and take a sharpie to it? Bonus […]

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Chutzpah Award

March 9th, 2008 · 1 Comment

…goes to Cliff May for trying to convince us that there’s something Orwellian about the opponents of massive and unaccountable government surveillance of Americans.

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Tags: Privacy and Surveillance · Stupid Shit