Somehow, I’ve had this blog for over six years without ever posting this clip. Well, time to fix that omission while there’s still time:
So, the far-right group American Family Association is one of apparently many right-wing groups that use auto-correct to replace potentially offensive (to them at least) words in articles posted to their news streams. I don’t even know if it’s legal to take an AP article and auto-replace words like that.
Well, the AFA has a problem with the word "gay" and so they auto-replace it with the word "homosexual". (Any of you following the Olympic trials can see where this is going.) Trouble is that "gay" isn’t always used to mean homosexual. Not only can it mean happy, it also happens to be a not uncommon last name. Such is the case with Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay. Which of course leads us to the utterly hilarious headline that is the title of this post.
You can read more about this utterly pointless and unintentionally hillarious pseudo-censorship here.
If you’re a North Carolina resident, and you’re offended by your own license plate because it begins with the letters “WTF,” you can get it replaced for free.
It seems that DMV officials “learned last year the common acronym stands for a vulgar phrase in e-mail and cell phone text messages.” Heh. No word on whether the initial discovery of this fact was met with an expression of incredulous disbelief — for instance, “STFU!”
Coming soon: the N.C. DMV discovers the hidden meaning of “POS” and various other three-letter combinations, and decides to stop making such a BFD out of this sort of BS.
SportsPickle’s DJ Gallo writes a handy guide to being a bandwagon fan for ESPN’s Page 2. Money quote: “don’t let [people] anywhere near your car. They might get the wrong impression when they see that your bumper is covered in Red Sox, Yankees, Lakers, Celtics, Cowboys, Patriots, USC football and Duke basketball stickers. As though it’s your fault that you have deep, childhood ties to all those teams!” Heh.
Speaking of which, hey, how ’bout those Cubs? ;)
“So Drudge is starting his thing, that he does every summer, where he’s like, ‘It’s HOT! Global warming is REAL!’ And then in the winter, he says, ‘It’s COLD! Global warming is NOT real!” –Becky
If you do, your baby may get burned by bottled hot water:
Particularly when, in the course of doing legal research, I stumble across a citation like this:
Validity, construction, and effect of restrictive covenants as to trees and shrubbery, 13 A.L.R.4th 1346
Who said spelling bees were boring!
At last, the perfect running mate for Obama:
Heh. (Hat tip: Andrew Sullivan.)
Ben Smith brings us up to date on the latest Obama conspiracy theory, courtesy of a former Lyndon LaRouche acolyte and a 9/11 Truth pamphleteer in South Bend.
Naturally, since this is a LaRouchie thing, they accuse Obama of being a closet conservative, “a pawn of — wait for it — the CIA, the Ford Foundation, the Trilateral Commission, and Zbigniew Brzezinksi.” LOL!
(I actually tried once to read a lengthy LaRouche pamphlet in its entirety, after a LaRouchie on USC’s campus gave it to me. I literally couldn’t get through it. It was utterly incomprehensible due to its sheer lunacy and logical incoherence. Those people are nuts.)
Smith also notes that the Reverend Wright controversy isn’t quelling the Obama-as-secret-Muslim rumors: “I just got a viral email trying to resolve a major source of cognitive conspiracy dissonance by claiming that Trinity United Church is an Islamic front.” Heh. God bless America.
Hmm… now, does this “humanize” Hillary, or make her an effete, out-of-touch elitist? We embed, you decide!
(In fairness, I have trouble with those things sometimes too.)
On a more serious note, after the jump are the clips of Bill O’Reilly’s interview with Hillary this morning in South Bend. Notre Dame fans should at least watch the first minute of the first clip — there’s a Fighting Irish reference!
Also, Buffalo-area readers may want to skip ahead to around 5:45 in the second clip, where he (briefly) takes her to task for not improving the Western New York economy. w00t!
ATHENS, Greece (AP) - A Greek court has been asked to draw the line between the natives of the Aegean Sea island of Lesbos and the world’s gay women.
Three islanders from LesbosÃ¢â‚¬â€home of the ancient poet Sappho, who
praised love between womenÃ¢â‚¬â€have taken a gay rights group to court for
using the word lesbian in its name.
One of the plaintiffs said Wednesday that the name of the association, Homosexual and Lesbian Community of Greece, "insults the identity" of the people of Lesbos, who are also known as Lesbians.
"My sister can’t say she is a Lesbian," said Dimitris Lambrou. "Our
geographical designation has been usurped by certain ladies who have no
connection whatsoever with Lesbos," he said.
Tee hee. (Hat tip: Mark Steyn, who says "lawyers in Gay, Michigan will be watching the case with interest." Heh. Just wait until Dildo, Newfoundland and Intercourse, Pennsylvania get in on the action!) P.S. Maybe Angela Keathley and Renee Thomas can file amicus briefs? (Hat tip: A&A.)
Tee hee. (Hat tip: Mark Steyn, who says "lawyers in Gay, Michigan will be watching the case with interest." Heh. Just wait until Dildo, Newfoundland and Intercourse, Pennsylvania get in on the action!)
P.S. Maybe Angela Keathley and Renee Thomas can file amicus briefs?
(Hat tip: A&A.)
As I mentioned earlier, Hillary Clinton released a TV ad yesterday implying that Barack Obama isn’t "ready" to deal with such unpredictable events as a stock market crash, a world war, a cold war, a gas shortage crisis, the fall of the Berlin Wall (wait, wasn’t that a good thing?), or a devastating hurricane, nor to contend with such unsavory characters as Fidel Castro and Osama bin Laden.
It’s an interesting argument, but Senator Clinton is clearly leaving some things out. For instance, as I wrote this morning, the appearance of unexplained light formations over Florida and Arizona obviously leaves Obama vulnerable to the charge that he’s not ready to protect Americans from UFOs. (Alas, if only Kucinich were still in the race! This could be his moment!)
But that’s not all. Jimmy Kimmel, apparently taking a brief break from f***ing Ben Affleck, helpfully points out some other possible calamities that could befall America:
Is Barack Obama READY to protect Cleveland from Bigfoot???