Monday, August 31, 2009

Just Another Day in Red Sox Nation

Posted on Facebook by Kevin Fennessy.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Out of Context Comics

Hey, Wolverine! What's your favorite Beatles song?

from the great blog Bully Says: Comics Oughta Be Fun!
Panel from Giant-Size Wolverine #1 (December 2006), script by David Lapham, pencils and inks by David Aja, colors by Jose Villarrubia, letters by Joe Caramagna

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Celebrities Are Big Babies

found on

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Sunday, August 23, 2009

"It Was Twenty Years Ago Today..."

Youppi! is currently the official mascot for the Montreal Canadiens, but once upon a time he was the longtime mascot of Montreal Expo.

Youppi! was the first mascot to be thrown out of a Major League Baseball game!

On August 23, 1989, in the 11th inning, while atop the visitors' dugout, Youppi! took a running leap, landed hard and noisily on its roof, and then snuck into a front row seat. Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda complained to the umpires and Youppi! was ejected (though he would later return and be confined to the home team's dugout roof. )

The Dodgers eventually won the game, 1 to 0, in 22 innings!! Official attendance was 21,742 and the game lasted for 5 hours and 14 minutes.

Orel Hershiser started for the Dodgers, whose line up included Willie Randolph, Eddie Murray and Mike Scioscia.

Pascual Perez, in his final season with the Expos, started the game. The Expos boasted Larry Walker, Andres Galarraga, Tim Raines, and Tim Wallach as starters with Marquis Grissom pinch hitting late in the game.

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Congress Deadlocked Over How To Not Provide Health Care

Leaders on both sides of the aisle try to hammer out an agreement on screwing over Americans.

WASHINGTON—After months of committee meetings and hundreds of hours of heated debate, the United States Congress remained deadlocked this week over the best possible way to deny Americans health care.

"Both parties understand that the current system is broken," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters Monday.

"But what we can't seem to agree upon is how to best keep it broken, while still ensuring that no elected official takes any political risk whatsoever. It’s a very complicated issue."

"Ultimately, though, it's our responsibility as lawmakers to put these differences aside and focus on refusing Americans the health care they deserve," Pelosi added.

The legislative stalemate largely stems from competing ideologies deeply rooted along party lines. Democrats want to create a government-run system for not providing health care, while Republicans say coverage is best denied by allowing private insurers to make it unaffordable for as many citizens as possible.

"We have over 40 million people without insurance in this country today, and that is unacceptable," Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) said. "If we would just quit squabbling so much, we could get that number up to 50 or even 100 million. Why, there's no reason we can't work together to deny health care to everyone but the richest 1 percent of the population."

"That's what America is all about," he added.

House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) said on Meet The Press that Republicans would never agree to a plan that doesn't allow citizens the choice to be denied medical care in the private sector.

"Americans don't need some government official telling them they don't have the proper coverage to receive treatment," Boehner said. "What they need is massive insurance companies to become even more rich and powerful by withholding from average citizens the care they so desperately require. We're talking about people's health and the obscene profits associated with that, after all."

Though there remain irreconcilable points, both parties have reached some common ground in recent weeks. Senate leaders Harry Reid (D-NV) and Mitch McConnell (R-KY) point to Congress' failure to pass legislation before a July 31 deadline as proof of just how serious lawmakers are about stringing along the American people and never actually reforming the health care industry in any meaningful way.

"People should know that every day we are working without their best interests in mind," Reid said. "But the goal here is not to push through some watered-down bill that only denies health care to a few Americans here and a few Americans there. The goal is to recognize that all Americans have a God-given right to proper medical attention and then make sure there's no chance in hell that ever happens."

"No matter what we come up with," Reid continued, "rest assured that millions of citizens will remain dangerously uninsured, and the inflated health care industry will continue to bankrupt the country for decades."

Other lawmakers stressed that, while there has been some progress, the window of cooperation was closing.

"When you get into the nuts and bolts of how best not to provide people with care essential to their survival, there are many things to take into consideration," Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) said. "I believe we can create a plan for Americans that allows them to not be able to go to the hospital, not get the treatment they need, and ultimately whither away and die. But we've got to act fast."

For his part, President Barack Obama claimed to be optimistic, even saying he believes that a health care denial bill will pass in both houses of Congress by the end of the year.

"We have an opportunity to do something truly historic in 2009," Obama said to a mostly silent crowd during a town hall meeting in Virginia yesterday. "I promise I will only sign a clear and comprehensive health care bill that fully denies coverage to you, your sick mother, her husband, middle-class Americans, single-parent households, the unemployed, and most importantly, anyone in need of emergency medical attention."

"This administration is committed to not providing health care," Obama added. "Not just for this generation of Americans, but for many generations to come."

--From "The Onion"

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Secret Wars Re-Enactment Society

The jokes are perhaps a little too inside (referencing comic stories nearly 25 years old) and it runs a little too long (though the ending is worth waiting for...if you know comics) but I did indeed find this funny.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Happy Birthday!

Today the wonderful Maggie Lawson turns 29! She plays the incomparable Juliet O'Hara on the USA Network's underappreciated "PSYCH!"....though the last couple episodes of season three were underwhelming and the season four opener was average!

Currently in our top three for television shows....and the only one that airs on a network we do not receive! Waiting for Season Three on DVD to drop in price (Target has it at $39!) and Season Four episodes On Demand seems to be taking FOREVER!!!

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Vlad's 400th Career Homer

Former Montreal Expos great Vladimir Guerrero hit his 400th home run last night. It was a solo shot in the 7th that ended up being the game-winner, as it gave the Angels an 8-7 lead, which they held on to.

Guerrero became the 45th player in Major League history to reach 400 home runs, passing Andres Galarraga and Al Kaline, who both hit 399.

He also became one of nine active big leaguers with 400, joining Carlos Delgado, Jason Giambi, Ken Griffey Jr., Chipper Jones, Manny Ramirez, Alex Rodriguez, Gary Sheffield and Jim Thome.

But more impressively, he became only the sixth player in Major League history with 400 homers and a career batting average of at least .320. While his batting average is a little shaky and might not hold up, he is in some impressive company (listed alphabetically)...

Jimmie Foxx .325 534 HR
Lou Gehrig .340 493 HR
Vladimir Guerrero .322 400 HR
Stan Musial .331 475 HR
Babe Ruth .342 714 HR
Ted Williams .344 521 HR

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

11 Things That Look Like Joe Jackson

1. Josef Fritzl 2. An Old Eggplant


3. Nien Nunb From Star Wars


4. Boris From Rocky and Bullwinkle

5. Slitheen From Doctor Who

6. Weevis From Torchwood


7. Leprechaun

8. Shrunken Head Guy From Beetlejuice

9. A Cute Puppy Joe Jackson would make this puppy cry.


10. Sweet From Buffy The Vampire Slayer

11. A California Raisin

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Sunday, August 2, 2009

"Ching chong Rosie O'Donnell ching chong ching"

This old bubblegum ad came from an unidentified comic book from way back when. It was posted by Adam on his Comics Make No Sense site and just made me laugh.


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