Monthly Archives: December 2014
New Year’s Eve 2014
2014 has been an incredible year. Hope you all have a great New Year’s Eve and a wonderful 2015.
Hope everyone is having a wonderful Christmastime.
The Big Red ‘S’ Meets… The Big Red ‘S’
There is a man who wears red and lives at the North Pole who, one Christmas Eve, delivers presents to children all around the world.
No, not that guy…
From this comic, where Superman teamed up with Santa Claus to stop the villainous Toyman from corrupting children with his evil toys.
The best part is when Supes, of all fictional people, doesn’t believe in Santa. At least Santa shows up on the NORAD tracker.
BONUS: Had to post this pic from the ’40s just for fun.
Deck The Halls
The ever-tireless Wdydfae has assembled quite the list of Christmas music over at his place.
Still, I really should post something here, and since there was one song I didn’t see over there… have some Pomplamoose.
P.S. Forgot to add that Wdydfae has posted irrefutable proof that Santa Claus is Odin.
The Dudes Abiden
“He’s probably the smartest guy ever to become President.” – historian Michael Beschloss
For no other reason than it amuses me. From here –
BARACK OBAMA MET WITH THE QUEEN OF ENGLAND.
He asked her, “Your Majesty, how do you run such an efficient government? Are there any tips you can give me?”
“Well,” said the Queen, “the most important thing is to surround yourself with intelligent people.”
Obama frowned, and then asked, “But how do I know the people around are really intelligent?”
The Queen took a sip of tea. “Oh, that’s easy; you just ask them to answer an intelligent riddle.”
The Queen pushed a button on her intercom. “Please send David Cameron in here, would you?”
Cameron walked into the room and said, “Yes, Your Majesty?”
The Queen smiled and said, “Answer me this please, David. Your mother and father have a child. It is not your brother and it is not your sister. Who is it?”
Without pausing for a moment, Cameron answered, “That would be me.”
“Yes! Very good,” said the Queen.
Obama went back home to ask Joe Biden the same question. “Joe, answer this for me. Your mother and your father have a child. It’s not your brother and it’s not your sister. Who is it?”
“I’m not sure,” said Biden. “Let me get back to you on that one.” He went to his advisers and asked everyone, but none could give him an answer.
Finally, Biden ran in to Sarah Palin out eating one night. Biden asked, “Sarah, can you answer this for me? Your mother and father have a child and it’s not your brother or your sister. Who is it?”
Sarah Palin answered right back, “That’s easy, it’s me!”
Biden smiled, and said, “Thanks!” Then, he went back to speak with Obama.
“Say, I did some research and I have the answer to that riddle. It’s Sarah Palin!”
Obama got up, stomped over to Biden, and angrily yelled into his face, “No! You idiot! It’s David Cameron!”
We saw the movie today. John C. Wright discusses it here, in depth and excellently, but DO NOT read it unless you have seen the movie. In Wright’s own words –
…And here I must draw a line and ask no one to step across it who has not seen the film. My main problem is that, for me, the movie worked on so many levels, as hard SF, as pure storytelling, as religious allegory, I don’t know what to say without spoiling it for the virgin viewer.
So there are spoilers in the following column, and these will diminish your enjoyment of this masterpiece going in, I assure you. Only readers who have already seen the film are allowed to read further.
Go see it. I cannot, can NOT, recommend it highly enough.