Strangely entertaining: Famous Movies Recreated With Stock Footage.
Your background knowledge will have to fill in the blanks. Seemed a letdown at first, but it grew on me.
So…Osama is dead, GM is alive…and Al Qaeda, too?
Alas, it’s not a Robert Ludlum novel: What Is the Shellshock Vulnerability?
Essentially, the bug comes from how Bash handles what are called “environmental variables.” If you know about the vulnerability, you can trick Bash into executing commands that it shouldn’t even be registering as commands. The malicious command can be sort of tucked into text that Bash should ignore. And it can direct a computer to download malware or wreak all kinds of havoc.
But Windows is immune, so there’s that…
War On Women: Swedish Man Acquitted of Rape Due to ‘Sexomnia’.
They say Europeans are more sophisticated, but this is ridiculous…
Dispatch From the Mirror Universe: NBC’s Chuck Todd: Self-Professed Activist Eric Holder ‘a Very Non-Political Person’. (via Insty)
I wish NBC News would stop insulting my intelligence.
Don’t let the door hit you on the way out, Mr. Holder.
Now you tell me: Scientific Study Concludes No One Trusts Lawyers.
This can only make paying off those student loans all the much more unpleasant…
Life Imitates The Onion: iPhone 6 Screen Size Issue Solved by Giant Thumb.
ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES: The President’s paper cup speaks for itself. It’s his plenary powers as Commander-in-Chief that make it possible for him to order men and women into danger as he has done over Syria (but note that a president by himself doesn’t have the power to declare war). Least he can do is show the world he takes those powers seriously.
What’s even sadder is that the photo wasn’t inadvertently published. It was intentionally uploaded to the White House’s Instagram feed. The administration’s PR staff simply didn’t see anything wrong with it.
So I guess they won’t mind if we have a little fun with it:
EVEN A BROKEN CLOCK: VIDEO: Joe Biden told us that if we voted for Romney we’d have a president who’d go to war with Syria…AND HE WAS RIGHT! (with apologies to Professor Reynolds)
UPDATE: Actually, apologies to broken clocks everywhere. The comparison is obviously unfair.
Journalism is hard. Evidently, so is taking responsibility…
In the state of Karnataka in southern India, Minority Report has come true. Actually, the state’s so-called Goondas Act–an umbrella law covering offenses from bootlegging to gambling–has long allowed police to put habitual offenders in “preventive custody” for up to a year before they offend again. But just this month Karnataka’s government expanded the law even further to make it cover copyright violations and “digital offenses” such as sharing material deemed obscene or blasphemous.
JOURNALISM IS HARD: Vox entertainment news piece reveals 7-year Tony Soprano mystery, gets it wrong: “A journalist for Vox misconstrued what David Chase said in their interview. To simply quote David as saying,’Tony Soprano is not dead,’ is inaccurate.”
That was no journalist. That was a Vox writer…
Just part of a pattern, really: Feds: Obama Broke Law with Bergdahl Swap.
Old Media vs. New Media: Leonard Maltin’s Movie Guide Ending After 45-Year Run.
Never had the chance to work with him. I guess I’m too young. But a former boss of mine who started out as a page at 30 Rock (not at the show – I mean the address!) told me Pardo would read NBC staff voicemail announcements for a buck, if you asked him…
Guess whose policy choices have led to an actual #WarOnWomen? Meet ISIS’s Worst Nightmare: An All-Women Battalion Of Kurdish Fighters.
They told me that if I didn’t vote for Obama, we’d have a president who would enable a War On Women…AND THEY WERE RIGHT! (with apologies to Professor Reynolds, aka Insty)
The Medium Is the Message: I Liked Everything I Saw on Facebook for Two Days. Here’s What It Did to Me.
The Truth Wins: Congratulations to Stacy McCain et al. over beating the notorious Brett Kimberlin in court.
What a week, first Robin Williams, now this: Lauren Bacall dead; star of Hollywood’s golden age was 89.
It’s come to this: WaPo online quiz: Is this headline from a real story about Joe Biden, or the Onion?
I gotta say, I like what Bezos has done with the Post…
Poor critical thinking from Paul Krugman: “Libertarianism is a crusade against problems we don’t have.”
Yes it is, Paul. Yes, it is…(and that’s just the tip of the iceberg)
Life Imitates The Onion: “Obama Can Still Secure His Legacy”.
Ok, if this is what Obama boosters in the media are writing these days…
The future is libertarian, because unless we learn to respect everyone’s freedom, we have no future:
The world isn’t being destroyed by democrats or republicans, red or blue, liberal or conservative, religious or atheist — the world is being destroyed by one side believing the other side is destroying the world. The world is being hurt and damaged by one group of people believing they’re truly better people than the others who think differently. The world officially ends when we let our beliefs conquer love. We must not let this happen.
Not a very bright future, anyway…
6-Year Bloggiversary! It was 6 years ago today that this blog launched, surviving several months in obscurity until its first Insta-lanche in December of 2008. That led me to become acquainted with many members of the Rightosphere, right as the Obama era launched. Many thanks to Dan Collins, Ed Driscoll, R.S. McCain, and Prof. Reynolds – and to so many others too numerous to mention – for their support all these years. That includes the over 370,000 visitors to the blog since it launched, along with its Twitter followers. A modest figure, but appreciated no less.
I don’t blog as often as I did back then, when I was fresh out of law school, unemployed, and merely engaged to be married. Now I’m married and raising a family, practicing law; and running two businesses. But the blog goes on!
That’s no ordinary Joe…
The fight for upward mobility begins at home: Reports: The Obamas in Escrow on $4.25 Million, 8,200-Square-Foot Home in Exclusive Rancho Mirage.
World’s Smallest Violin: Putin is having trouble backing out of the corner in which he’s trapped himself.
So I guess “Journalism Is Hard” is what defines ‘Vox’…
Who could have seen that coming? Legal Pot in the US Is Crippling Mexican Cartels. And the DEA doesn’t like it.
Reduced cartel threat equals reduced influence and budget for the DEA. What’s not to like?
Cartels will find other things to do, just like the Mob did after Prohibition. But that’s no reason not to end the War on a Drugs.
Disappearing History: America’s Vanishing Historic Movie Theaters.
Celebrate Independence *and* Liberty: Good thing the Founders successfully fought tyranny all those years ago. But tyranny is always at hand, especially in democracies, which choose among elites to have one or another wield power. And power corrupts.
So, in truth, the fight against tyranny in the USA should never end. Happy 4th!
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Feds’ Nanny State’s List: Premium cigars:
We can assure you, nothing could rip the soul of the cigar industry apart, like FDA actions. For example, some of the (again) hypothetical possibilities, but that are not beyond the realm of reason include: No more walk in humidors (Canadian model); Limits on advertising and promotions; Banning the very word cigar or tobacco; Manufacturers having to submit blends to FDA for “testing,” before heading to your local shop – imagine the impact on boutique cigar makers; Adverse impact on flavored tobacco products; And price impact due to new fees on manufacturers. This, is the short list.
More from online retailer CigarCity.com here.
It’s hard enough to come by a good cigar as it is. But statists never know where to draw the line…
That exploding cigar feeling: Chuck Todd: White House Expected ‘Euphoria’ Over Bergdahl.
Does this mean Chuck Todd was expecting the same? What a misreading of the American people, either way…
Because it’s bacon?
Blinded by stupidity? Hate? Probably both: Twitter ignites as Touré accuses Holocaust survivors of benefiting from ‘White Privilege’.
Related: Living in fear: Jewish students in Chicago.
World’s Shortest Speech: Obama to lay out foreign policy approach in speech at West Point.
Remember Our Fallen Heroes, and their sacrifice, on this Memorial Day…and always!