Sunday, April 23, 2017

Close

I thought about using some kind of French tag in the post title, but I hate having to fuss with all those frilly accent marks. Anyhow, right-winger Marine Le Pen (at 21.7% in the first round) has made it into the second round of the presidential election and will face off against leftist-posing-as-centrist Emmanuel Macron (23.7%).

Now, I don't profess to know much about the French election process, but I think slap-fighting and guillotines figure into it somehow. So, should be interesting.

Sunday funnies

Interesting chain of events: man loses wallet, has drinking game named after him (H/T: Mrs. Paco).

Drive carefully.

Police sketch artist wanted: no talent required.

Hey, you'll be better off, anyway...



Looks like Kim is done (H/T: Powerline's "The Week in Pictures")...


Today's Chuck Norris fact: Chuck Norris threw a grenade and killed 50 people, then it exploded.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

American Airlines: Customer Service expert wanted

An overly aggressive AA employee goes viral: "American Airlines flight attendant 'whacks a mother in the head with a metal stroller while she holds her twin babies and reduces her to tears'".

Now, there may be more to this story than meets the eye, but what meets the eye does look pretty bad. That's why this is starting to look a lot less like a parody:



Update: I had originally thought this was United Airlines, but it was American. I have changed the title of the post. The video is a satirical riff on United, but it seems that it might fit more than one airline.

Friday, April 21, 2017

If I ever get charged with a crime...

I hope it's something cooler than "unlawful dental acts".
Among the charges, filed Monday, are allegations that in 2016, Lookhart billed nearly $2 million in intravenous sedation without proper justification; that he illegally diverted funds from his employer; and he performed a tooth extraction while standing on a hoverboard, filmed it and texted it to others, while a patient was sedated.
Well, I dunno. That hoverboard thing was kinda cool.

Happy Feet Friday

The Andrews Sisters, in a live performance of Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (embedding disabled for some reason).

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

They just won't quit

One of our congressional ignoroscenti - one Earl Blumenauer, D[ouchebag], Oregon - is proposing legislation that would permit former presidents to act as a panel to remove a sitting president who turns out to be "unfit" for office (wonder if he has anyone particular in mind).

And get this:
A handful of Democratic lawmakers have openly raised questions about Trump's psychological state since he took office in January, including Blumenauer, Sen. Al Franken (Minn.) and Reps. Ted Lieu (Calif.) and John Yarmuth (Ky.)."
That's right. Senator Al Franken is one of the people concerned about Trump's mental state. You remember Al Franken, don't you?



Hey, thanks for nothing, Minnesota.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Stop the world, I want to get off

"Transgender woman who 'suffered a broken penis when her lover had a heart attack and DIED during sex' sues the man's wife for damages".

I think one would pour over the writings of those great jurists Blackstone and Maitland in vain looking for precedent in a case like this. I presume if these gentlemen were alive today, one or both would look at this case and mutter, in shock, something along the lines of "I say, old top, who does this s**t?"