Saturday, October 10, 2009

Cymbalta may cause [chat]

Cymbalta may cause: Nausea, somnolence, insomnia, dizziness, dry mouth, headache, Orthostatic hypotension, Fatigue, Vivid nightmares, Increased sweating, Decreased appetite and weight loss, Blurred vision, Paresthesia, Disturbances of the gastrointestinal tract, such as nausea, constipation, diarrhea, indigestion, vomiting and profuse bleeding, Tremor, Anxiety, nervousness, agitation, Palpitations, Decreased sex drive or difficulty achieving orgasm, Impotence or delayed ejaculation, Hot flashes, Taste disturbances, Difficulty passing urine, Increase in blood pressure or heart rate, Cold hands or feet, Jaundice, Inflammation of the liver or hepatitis leading to cirrhosis if left unchecked, Depersonalization, Hypomania, weight loss, and Clenching of teeth and the jaw muscles

Friday, October 9, 2009

Developing: Obama Wins Peace Prize for Not Being Bush

From CNN:

President Barack Obama won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, a stunning decision that comes just eight months into his presidency.
Less than nine months into his presidency, Barack Obama has been awarded the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize.

The Norwegian Nobel Committee said it honored Obama for his "extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples."

Lights, WoW, Yes

There is an interview with Lights up on 15 Minutes of Fame: Lights, camera, Death Grip

Who is "Lights", you ask?

Why, Lights is the girl in this video:

Lights is yes.

She is also the girl in this vide:

"Saviour" Music Video

Again, Lights is yes.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Franken Votes for Patriot Act Renewal

God Damn It

The Leahy-Feinstein substitute bill I discussed in my piece this morning about the USA PATRIOT Act was just approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee 13-8, with only minor word changes.

Amendments proposed by Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) that would have required that the target of a National Security Letter have some alleged connection to terrorism, and by Sens. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) and Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) that would have eliminated the “lone wolf” provision that allows surveillance of suspects with no suspected link to a known foreign terrorist organization, were defeated.
Much of the justification cited by Senators who supported the broad surveillance powers contained in the bill was based on classified briefings from the FBI and Justice Department. Feingold, who drew different conclusions from those briefings, lamented that the information about how the Patriot Act has been used remains classified.

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), who in the past has expressed concerns that parts of the Patriot Act violate the Fourth Amendment’s “search and seizure” clause, didn’t say a word at the markup session. He voted in favor of the Leahy-Feinstein bill renewing the expiring provisions of the Patriot Act.

Update: Here’s the final committee vote:

Aye: Kohl, Feinstein, Schumer, Cardin, Whitehouse, Klobuchar, Kaufman, Franken, Kyl, Cornyn

Nay: Feingold, Durbin, Specter, Sessions, Hatch, Grassley, Graham, Coburn

Olbermann: Health Care Special Comment Episode

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Batman Wedding Theme: Reasons in Favor

Anyone can argue in favor of a Batman wedding theme; there is no difficulty to be had in saying "your wedding needs to be Batman themed". But it takes a true genius to create an arbitrarily long list of reasons for why a Batman theme is the best wedding theme. So, in no particular order:

Reasons why "Batman" is the best Wedding Theme:

- Everyone wants to see their wife dressed as Poison Ivy at least once in the marriage; so why not start the marriage with a wife dressed as Poison Ivy?

- There is no greater symbolism of unity than emerging together from a Lazarus Pit.

- A Harley Quinn flower girl walking with a Robin ring bearer would be god-damned adorable.

- Provides an opportunity to say "Let's race to the honeymoon suite!" without sounding like a creep.

- Once the minister is dressed as Ra's al Ghul he'll be forced to call the groom "detective" throughout the duration of the ceremony.

- Bridesmaids + Catgirl outfits. QED

- If you really treasured the friendship of your best man you'd let him dress as Nightwing.

- The Bride's father will, undoubtedly, hate the groom on sheer principle. So, if you let the bride's father dress as the Joker he can at least hate in character.

- Releasing a flock of bats is simply more romantic than a flock of doves, and it helps control the mosquito population.

- When the bride changes her mind halfway through and runs out the best man can exclaim, "Tune in tomorrow - same Bat-time, same Bat-chapel" and it will all seem like part of the plan.

- If while consummating the marriage you yell out "Biff, Pow, SHAAZOOOOOM" you can argue that you were simply "enacting the theme".

- Finally affords you a legitimate reason for learning the Batusi; could there be a more perfect first dance as a married couple?

- Limousines are stupid. Batmobiles are awesome.

- Allows for creative reformulation of the wedding vows: "Riddle me this. Riddle me that. Do you take as your lawfully wedded husband, The Bat?"

- Dude, Bridesmaids in CATGIRL OUTFITS!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Steve Martin v David Letterman

What happens when the two funniest men alive get together? Humor.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Atlas Shrugged: 2011

Atlas Shrugged is being made into a movie.

Were you aware of this? I sure as fuck was not.