Monday, October 31, 2011

As seen on the Twitter XIX

Only giving out candy to kids whose bags are already full; assume whatever they don't eat will trickle down to the others.
Oct 31 via Twitter for iPhoneFavoriteRetweetReply

As seen on the Twitter XVIII

I worry that these sex allegations against Herman Cain will distract us from the fact that his tax plan is idiotic.
Oct 31 via webFavoriteRetweetReply

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Awesomest Diana Butler Bass blog post du Jour CLXI

Ever the voice of reason, clarity and common sense, Diana reminds us that it's high time we put the protest back into Protestantism.

[Source:  Butler Bass' blog A Great Awakening; image (Wood's iconic 1930 painting American Gothic) via Wikipedia.]

Awesomest Instructional Video du Jour CLX

If you cannot Occupy Wall Street, then perhaps you can help keep Wall Street occupied.

Deliciously brilliant way to hoist them onto their own petards!

[Source: You Tuber "ransackedroom" via Mother Jones.]

Friday, October 28, 2011

Awesomest Image du Jour CLIX

Let's just hope that the bike seat he's riding on is a male-friendly one...otherwise this could get pretty ironic pretty fast.

Related article here.

[Source:  ABC News via Gawker; example of a "male-friendly" bike seat here.]

Thursday, October 27, 2011

As seen on the Twitter XVII

This is epic. Protesters in Tahrir tomorrow will march to the US embassy to protest the violent crackdown of #occupyoakland protests.
Oct 27 via TweetDeckFavoriteRetweetReply

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Awesomest Graph du Jour CLVIII

There would appear to be something of a conflict of interest at work in Congress when they consider (or don't) any regulatory legislation with respect to Wall Street, amirite?

Isn't funny how the simplest explanation is usually the most accurate?

[Source:  (the awesome) Chris Piascik via Boing Boing.]

Awesomest Comic Strip du Jour CLVII

Click here to see the full awesomeness by Tom the Dancing Bug.

[Via Boing Boing.]

Monday, October 24, 2011

As seen on the Twitter XVI

Pat Robertson Is Worried About Republicans Being Too 'Extreme'
Oct 24 via gawkerFavoriteRetweetReply

Aaaaand scene.

What's Old is New II

This is hardly an original thought,

The title of this photograph is At the Time of the Louisville Flood, and it was taken in 1937 by American photographer Margaret Bourke-White.

Seems ripe for a reprise....

[Image via this blog; check out other iconic images by Burke-White here.]

Alarmingest Headline du Jour CLVI


[Via journalist Joshua Green's yfrog account; follow him on the Twitter:  @JoshuaGreen.]

Saturday, October 22, 2011

As seen on the Twitter XV

Well said, sir. Well said.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

As seen on the Twitter XIV


(Yet color me happily surprised....)

Cheese is the most-shoplifted food on the planet, beating out booze and candy: (via @sarahkliff)
Oct 19 via webFavoriteRetweetReply

Awesomest Graph du Jour CLV


(Clicking to enlarge doesn't really cut it with this click here instead.)

[Source:  Tax Policy Center via Jared Bernstein.]

Awesomest Debate Recap du Jour CLIV

Time's Michael Scherer hilariously live-blogged last night's latest Republican presidential debate-apalooza.

You must read it.

Do it now.

Awesomest Image du Jour CLIII

Ooooo, trippy!

Do not adjust your sets; this tree is supposed to look this way.  It's a rainbow eucalyptus, and it grows in the islandy neighborhoods of Southeast Asia.  The bright green color is the youngest/newest bark and the rest of the colors are older bark at different stages of maturing/aging.

Check out additional pictures here.

[Source:  Amusing Planet.]

As seen on the Twitter XIII

The winner of last night's debate was @BarackObama. @Lawrence
Oct 19 via TweetDeckFavoriteRetweetReply

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

As seen on the Twitter XII

Truck of Obama's stuff stolen in Cantor's district last night. Police doubt GOP involved, as truck wasn't immediately driven into a ditch.
Oct 18 via TweetDeckFavoriteRetweetReply

Saturday, October 15, 2011

As seen on the Twitter XI

If your ongoing reaction to peaceful criticism is to personally attack people, you shouldn't be managing our money or our country.
Oct 15 via webFavoriteRetweetReply

Friday, October 14, 2011

As seen on the Twitter X

Feeling like Mike Bloomberg's only previous experience with radicalism was resisting casual Fridays.
Oct 14 via TweetDeckFavoriteRetweetReply

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Awesomest Picture (of Mitt Romney) du Jour CLII

Hey, Everyone!  Check out this wacky picture of Mittens & Friends being all Wall Streety back in the day:

Didn't their parents ever teach them money is filthy?

[Source:, via @michaelscherer, via Gawker.]

As seen on the Twitter IX

If Bloomberg is concerned about sanitation, I can show him parts of the city that are far, far dirtier than Liberty Plaza #OWS
Oct 13 via UberSocial for BlackBerryFavoriteRetweetReply

Calling Bloomberg's bluff

"A statement just released by Occupy Wall Street reads, 'We won't allow Bloomberg and the NYPD to foreclose our occupation. This is an occupation, not a permitted picnic.'"

[Via Gawker.]

Al Gore gets it.

But, then, the Supreme Court let him off the leash in 2000, didn't they.

His support of Occupy Wall Street here.

[Image source:  Wikipedia; Gore's blog; hat-tip:  TPM.]

P.S.  Gratuitous (hot) picture of a young Gore here, courtesy of Tipper Gore Photography.

As seen on the Twitter VIII

Herman Cain = Howard Dean + "The Rent Is Too Damn High" Guy. Divided by Pi, obv.
Oct 13 via TweetDeckFavoriteRetweetReply

(Love her.)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Will the NYPD keep "helping" the Occupy Wall Street folks?

Click image to enlarge.

[Source:  Nate Silver's 538 at the NYT, via Andrew Sullivan's The Dish.]

Awesomest Matt Taibbi Article du Jour CLI

Must read Matt Taibbi at Rolling Stone.

[Illustration by Ingram Pinn; image source:  here.]

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

As seen on the Twitter VII

Local restaurants that let #OWS protesters use their bathrooms shd be rewarded both w business AND volunteers to clean up & minimize impact.
Oct 11 via TweetDeckFavoriteRetweetReply

Monday, October 10, 2011

What's Old is New

We used to know how to take care of ourselves. I may not be ready to invest in chickens just yet, but there's a lot of wisdom here.

[Source: NYT; image source: Eric Michael Johnson for the NYT.]

Saturday, October 8, 2011

As seen on the Twitter VI

Robber baron banksters are "working people" like Yom Kippur is a baked ham. #20billiondollarmayor#ows
Oct 08 via TweetDeckFavoriteRetweetReply

Friday, October 7, 2011

As seen on the Twitter V

This is probably correct:

The best thing Occupy Wall Street can do right now is keep any and all white guys with dreads away from news cameras.
Oct 07 via TweetDeckFavoriteRetweetReply

Awesomest Census Information du Jour CL

Not the most surprising distribution in the world, but...good to know:

Click on image to expand.

[Source: Gary Gates, UCLA Williams Institute via The Atlantic Cities.]

Thursday, October 6, 2011

As seen on the Twitter IV

When was the last time someone at a Tea Party rally got pepper-sprayed? #OccupyWallStreet
Oct 06 via webFavoriteRetweetReply

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Awesomest Op-Ed du Jour CXLIX

Ladies and Gentlemen: Maureen Dowd.

Our Zeitgeist (As seen on the Twitter III)

I don't blame cable news for not covering #OccupyWallStreet - the protesters have said NOTHING about Amanda Knox.
Oct 05 via webFavoriteRetweetReply