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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The Fox "News" Spin Cycle ► Episode 30

Fox "News" logo used
without permission
It's the perfect set of bookends documented in this week's edition of The Fox "News" Spin Cycle

It begins with a continuation of the Bob-Costas-and-guns-kerfuffle from last week and ends with Fox "News" clinging to its guns and religion. In between there was a mall shooting, Susan Rice withdrew herself from consideration as Secretary of State, and attacks against Ed Asner (again) and Matt Damon (again). In other words: the usual nonsense from the usual gang of idiots.

NB: A word of warning. The Newtown Massacre broke my funny bone. I'm less likely to go for laughs this week; I'm more likely to go for the jugular.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Nostalgia Ain't What It Used To Be ► Flying High

Drawing of steerable dirigible created by Henri
Giffard, which reportedly flew 15 miles in 1852.
If God had meant humans to fly, She would have provided everyone with carry-on luggage. 

Back at the turn of the last century, however, people were trying to solve riddle of flight. Hot air balloons had been around for more than a century, but a hot air balloon has only two controls: up and down. Dirigibles came along in the mid-19th century, with steam-driven engines and controls. However, fixed-wing, heavier-than-air craft would have to wait for the invention of the internal combustion engine.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Judge Not 9 ► The Post Gun Edition

Unretouched pic of Judge Andy, from
my tee vee, showing his gigantic brain.
As the week began Judge "Andy" Napolitano, the Fox "News" Senior Judicial Analyst, must have still been stewing over Bob Costas' gun comments from last week, just like the rest of the Fox "News" personalities

One of my life's amusements, such as it is, is watching how quickly Fox "News" jumps to attacking the messenger, without noting the delicious irony that it too is a messenger, although thoroughly discredited messenger after the recent election. Jon Stewart noted other ironies about how Fox "News" doesn't cover gun violence.

This week's edition of Judge Not will continue after these Daily Show videos: