Well, it's a slow week around here, but this video has gone somewhat viral over the weekend. A college student at UConn set up his iPhone to catch his friend's golden retriever digging some tunes. At least, that's the explanation offered on a follow-up video. Some people, of course, say it's fake or a Bud Light ad. I prefer to believe this dog has soul. What do you think?
Blogger and writer Andrew Sullivan has a running contest called "View From Your Window," in which a reader submits a photo taken from (duh) a window and other readers attempt to guess the location. This week, Memphis was featured. Check it out. You'll be amused at how many interesting wrong guesses there are, and amazed at the lengths to which readers will go to answer the question. (Hat tip to Mary Cashiola).
Given the bungee-like free-fall he's taken in the polls this past week, I thought I'd share the Schadenfreude of Newt's interview with ABC a week from December 1st. Oh, Newt, Newt, Newt ...
Also, read this. It's powerful stuff. Watch the Daily Show segment for even more fun.
The pushback against the onslaught of state voter photo-ID laws has begun in earnest in Wisconsin, as several civil rights groups are filing suit in federal court. As we reported in the Flyer last week, Tennessee's voter ID law is little different from the one being challenged in Wisconsin.
Which begs the question: When are the groups who could begin legal opposition to this GOP bamboozle in the Volunteer State going to get their act together?
Welp, ol' Bill O'Reilly has fired up his annual campaign against the mythical War on Christmas. He's like Linus, waiting for the Great Pumpkin to appear. For 15 years, Bill has raged against the forces of evil, you know, the folks who say, "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas," like real Americans.
But some of his fellow patriots at Fox have found a new enemy: the Muppets. Yes, it's true, the Muppets are un-American. They teach our children to hate capitalism and the oil industry. On "Follow the Money," a business program, host Eric Bolling went off on the new Muppets movie, complaining that the villain's name, Tex Richman, was a not-so-subtle slam at the oil industry. Dan Gainor of the Media Research Center, took it a step farther: "It's amazing how far the left will go just to manipulate your kids, to convince them, give the anti-corporate message. They've been doing it for decades. Hollywood, the left, the media, they hate the oil industry. They hate corporate America."
First, liberals attack Christmas. Now the Muppets, a noted liberal cabal, are brain-washing our kids to hate corporations. And that's just the tip of the iceberg, if you ask me. I've got a few more questions for the Hollywood commies:
Why didn't Donald Duck wear pants? Who fathered Huey, Dewey, and Louie? Did Olive Oyl have Swee'pea out of wedlock? And what's the deal with Goofy? Is he a dog, and if so, how can HAVE a dog like Pluto? Man on dog? Dog on dog? What gives? C'mon, Fox. Step up your game.
Yes, sometimes things get a little slow here in Flyer Land on Friday afternoon. When that happens, I occasionally go to Wordsmith.org's anagram generator. Minutes of fun! This time, I typed in the names of some of the GOP presidential candidates. Oh my.
Newt Leroy Gingrich: Leeching Ingrown Tyro, Generic Yowling Thorn, Incoherently Gig Worn
Willard Mitt Romney: Tiny Treadmill Worm, Try Denial Milt Worm, Readmit My Torn Will
Herman Cain (no middle name): Inane Charm, Reach In Man, He Can Ram In, Harem in Can
Ronald Ernest Paul: Arena Polled Runts, Oldest Anal Pruner, Leaden Parlor Nuts
And in the interest of fairness and balance:
Nancy Pelosi: Sly Canine Op, No Lacy Penis, Can Nosey Lip
More later, if I get a moment.