[VIDEO] Alligator vs Truck: Gator Wins


Woman Chains Herself to Anchor of Shell Support Ship in Bellingham

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BELLINGHAM — A woman has chained herself to the Arctic Challenger, a support ship for Shell Oil’s drill rig, in Bellingham Bay, the Bellingham Police Department confirmed Friday night.

She has been identified as Chiara Rose, a Western Washington University student.

“We have spoken with the ship, the Port and the female and will not be taking action to remove her,” a police spokesman said….(read more)

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A woman has chained herself to an anchor of a Shell support ship in Bellingham Bay,

KOMO News has more:

…20-year-old Chiara Rose D’Angelo is suspended in a climber’s harness from the anchor chain of the ship in Bellingham Bay, and has a support vessel nearby.

“Chiara is there to protest Shell’s plans for Arctic drilling, and the Arctic Challenger is a key component of those plans,” Eric Ross with the Backbone Campaign said.

“Chiara’s spirits are reportedly high, and she is digging in for the night.”

A group of supporters gathered on a nearby beach by nightfall, some holding signs in protest of Shell and Arctic drilling.

“Apparently, she has had conversations with a security guard. He asked her what she was thinking, and she said she’s not thinking of herself, but focusing on the needs of the Arctic, and keeping in mind the needs of future generations for a stable, flourishing planet.”

Petty Officer 3rd Class Katelyn Shearer said Saturday morning that Coast Guard cutter Osprey spent the night monitoring the protester but took no action…..(read more)

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[VIDEO] Opinionated CSPAN Caller to Michelle Malkin: ‘You Are Ingnorant Hon!’

Can’t make this up: Michelle Malkin is informed she’s ignorant by Grace from Memphis during a call-in discussion of her latest book ‘Who Built That’.

 


[VIDEO] Memorial Day Weekend DIY Guide: How to Make an American Flag with Bacon


[PHOTO] White House: ‘After the Tantrum, Obama Went Ahead Decided it was OK to Let the Kid Have Nuclear Weapons.’

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Gloria Swanson’s Sunset Boulevard Selfie

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[VIDEO] Late Show: Celebrity Rot-Fest Concludes with Lame ‘Top Ten Things I’ve Always Wanted to Say To David Letterman’

An all-star group including Bill Murray, Tina Fey, Peyton Manning, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Chris Rock, Jim Carrey, Jerry Seinfeld, Steve Martin, Barbara Walters and Alec Baldwin salute David Letterman in his last Top Ten List.


Chelsea Clinton’s Rejected Book Proposal

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Stephanopoulos: It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane!


RUMOR: Bill to Divorce Hillary, Marry O’Malley

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[VIDEO] Violating Taboos on LIVE Television: Louis CK’s SNL Opening Monologue

‘Louis CK’s SNL Opening Monologue Was Awesomely Offensive’

editor-commen-deskIn a late-night post involving Louis CK, and Mollie Hemingway, we find ourselves in familiar territory. Testing the limits of good taste, defending freedom of expression, and witnessing fallout from violating powerful social taboos. In the current edition of The Federalist, it’s gratifying to see one of my favorite media writers stand up for one of my favorite comedians. As we see in the video above, Louis CK goes where few comedians would dare to tread.

“It was actually quite disgusting and completely offensive. I can not possibly characterize how tasteless it was. It was also hilarious.”

— Mollie Hemingway

If you’ve ever heard Louis C.K. talk about SNL preparation–as I did recently, listening to a recent radio an interview–you know he seeks out difficult audiences rather than easy ones. He described testing his SNL monologue material in unfavorable environments, on disinterested audiences, intentionally, in order to find weaknesses in the material, and win over tough crowds.

Unlike his usual hip New York audiences, he discovered, SNL audience are comprised mostly of non-New Yorkers. Tourists, regular folks from the heartland. Edgy material he might normally do doesn’t necessarily connect here. After one disappointing performance on SNL, he worked harder at it the next time—testing, calibrating, rehearsing more. And coming better prepared, in his subsequent appearance, he succeeded. (it’s a good interview, if I find the audio clip or transcript of it, I’ll link it) Which is why his recent appearance on SNL surprised me. Because even if the now-infamous controversial material seemed risky, or misguided, you can be sure that the choices made were not arrived at casually.

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Likewise for Lorne Michaels. SNL is shot live, the material is vetted in advance. I can’t imagine anything was performed that wasn’t approved. (or at least not disapproved) Knowing Louis C.K.’s work habits (more disciplined than they appear) it’s likely that he rehearsed his monologue for weeks, in front of difficult audiences, in different settings. And then, on live TV, Louis said exactly what he wanted to say. Knowing the risks. Expecting to offend people. But reasonably confident that it was funny. 

When asked, in the interview, about his willingness to make people uncomfortable, referring to his frequent run-ins with authority figures in childhood, Louis C.K. said, “I’m used to getting in trouble”. It doesn’t bother him, the experience of being in trouble. He’s often talked about the challenge, and joy, of taking audiences to uneasy places, to explore what’s there, and find what’s funny about it.

To me, this is classic Louis C.K. There’s something about his frankness, sincerity, and delivery, that allows him to get away with things other comics would get crucified for. There’s more here than meets the eye.

In I’ve Seen The Future. It’s Comedy SpeakeasiesHemingway writes:

The social justice warriors are creating a culture where comedians can’t make most jokes about race, sex, sexual choices, or any of the things that used to be staples of the comedy circuit. One joke in a stand-up set bombs for being over the line and the social media mobs come forth with pitchforks and your career is over or your comedy is seriously proscribed. It’s a free country, though, which means, in these cases, that if a bunch of coddled children can’t handle transgressive comedy without losing their minds, they can make life for a comic a living hell. Just because you’re trying something out in an intimate setting with a particular group of people doesn’t keep them from blasting it on the internet for a global audience that couldn’t possibly understand what you were going for. Comedians such as Chris Rock say it’s just not fun any more….(more)

Photo By Dan Nguyen @ New York City

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“It’s a free country, though, which means, in these cases, that if a bunch of coddled children can’t handle transgressive comedy without losing their minds, they can make life for a comic a living hell.” 

— Mollie Hemingway

While not exactly endorsing the content of Louis C.K.’s queasy monologue, The Federalist‘s Mollie Hemingway defends it, describing it as “refreshing — and ballsy”, and links to an earlier article discussing the necessity of tolerance. Comedy will suffer if comics are threatened and stop taking risks. Enforcing current PC-orthodoxy with online shaming campaigns, social justice warriors provoke and exploit social media hysteria to keep violators in line. Thus, the idea of Comedy Speakeasies.

The problem with comedy is that people can share what happens in the club with anyone in the world. In the future, when comedy speakeasies are the only way for people to hear transgressive jokes about race and sex, people will have to have the password. But they’ll also have to be patted down for recording equipment. No phones. No audio recorders. No pens and pads. Any recitation of the bits will be fully denied…

In her current column, Mollie continues…

…Louis CK knew he’d be met with social justice warrior outrage — and he was — and he went ahead with the monologue anyway. Not in a speakeasy but on network television. No trigger warnings. No concerns about punching all the way down

Read more of MZHemingway’s comments here, and also read I’ve Seen The Future. It’s Comedy Speakeasies.

 


The ABC News Clinton Foundation Complex

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[PHOTOS] ‘Don Draper Staring Blankly’

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[VIDEO] Katherine Timpf: Micro-Aggressions are on the Rise

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[VIDEO] The New Phonebook’s Here!

Navin R. Johnson sees his name in print for the first time!


Mythical Voltaire’s Free Speech for Millennials

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[PHOTO] The Uber of the Animal Kingdom?

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#ThinkProgress Can’t Resist Talking About Their Agenda Derailment Crisis

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Neighborhood Busybody Reports Sound Of Gunshots

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 “As soon as that first burst of gunfire and screaming rang out, I’m sure Sally couldn’t get to the phone fast enough.”

INDIANAPOLIS—Once again sticking her nose where it doesn’t belong, neighborhood busybody Sally Christensen, 54, reportedly took it upon herself to report the sound of gunshots to law enforcement early Tuesday morning, sources confirmed.

“Sally only needs the smallest excuse to pry into other people’s business and then it’s off to the races. It’s like, worry about your own life and let whoever was involved in that bloody shootout worry about theirs, all right?”

“As soon as that first burst of gunfire and screaming rang out, I’m sure Sally couldn’t get to the phone fast enough,” neighbor Glenn Maurer said after learning that the homemaker and mother of three had called 911 Read the rest of this entry »


[VIDEO] Outlets & Plugs: Why Are Boys and Girls Different? Chinese Sex Education Video

Tea Leaf Nation‘s Liz Carter writes:

…These slickly produced videos, which depict a hand drawing cartoon figures, are likely not aimed at young ones, but instead at parents searching for narratives to pass on to their children: The rapid-fire voiceovers use some high-school level vocabulary, including two bleeped cusswords hopefully outside most primary school students’ lexicon. Given a widespread reluctance to talk birds and bees — in China’s version of the stork story, parents often tell children that they were picked up “out of a garbage dump” — the Nutcracker narrator is something of a myth-buster for the young and for the ill-informed. The language and visual illustrations have amused adult viewers with hilariously off-color comparisons: In the first video, the narrator explains insemination by comparing it to an injection received at a hospital. The second clip, called “Why Are Boys and Girls Different?” addresses anatomical differences by likening male and female reproductive organs to electrical outlets and plugs. (The caption on the photo, from the second video, states: “Why does that boy have a little pee-pee and you don’t?”)

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Because of China’s long-standing need for accessible, accurate sex ed, young adults might also find them edifying. On Sept. 29 Hu Zhen, an academic specializing in sex education issues, told China’s largest state-run news agency, Xinhua, that sex education in Chinese schools lagged “at least 60 years behind” Sweden and other developed countries, and emphasized that only about ten of China’s 180,000 primary schools, and only 500 to 600 of China’s approximately 500,000 secondary schools, were providing sex education.
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[VIDEO] Louis C.K.: ‘Older People are Smarter’


Footage from Louis CK‘s Oh My God Comedy Special

 


[VIDEO] ‘Last Dress Ever’ Tina Fey Strips to Bid Farewell to David Letterman

During her final appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman Thursday, Tina Fey gave the longtime host a memorable goodbye when she stripped down to her spanx and vowed to never dress up again.

Letterman will officially retire from late-night television on May 20 after 33 years.

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“I realize when you retire this is it – I am never gonna wear a fancy dress again,” she said. “My gift to you is I wanna give you the dress.”

Fey then asked Letterman to unzip her blue ensemble for her….(read more)

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Cartoonists: Who Saw This Coming?

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The New Sexy

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Texas Dept of Public Safety’s New Tourism Ad

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