Kent: My God, that is weird, twisted and amazing! I won’t be able to get that song out of my head.
Neovictorian23: M-16s to Robert E. Lee. No, wait, is that a good idea? Not original to me, of course.
Grasspunk: OK, that looks like one Christmas present sorted out with the added bonus of causing conflict in my son’s history classes and letting us have the discussion about teachers having to maintain authority over a bunch of kids while also teaching about things they don’t really know a lot about. Oh and I guess we could cover leftism in French politics and whitewashing history to make modern groups look better. Man I should get this for all my kids. Do they do Barbie and the Twelve...
Toddy Cat: Someone needs to explain to this idiot that “epidemics” do not constitute “genocide” unless they were intentionally inflicted, which these were not. Liberals are pretty free with the word “genocide”, unless they are talking about Ukraine or the Great Leap Forward. Then, suddenly, all sorts of hairs start to get split…
Alrenous: I used Wikipedia’s own numbers and cross-referenced them with Wikipedia. 570, 550, and 430, roughly speaking. Yellow ends at 560, blue at 450. This source puts yellow at 570 and green at 510. That would make it yellow, greenish-yellow, and indigo.
Scott: I saw that. I think there is some serious skewing going on with that measure of ‘Republicanness. 8217; (i.e. X% of names are more democratic than that name.) I think basically there’s a whole lot of ‘very democratic names’ that are relatively unique. I’ll bet if you made a histogram of all the names, with most common on the left out to least common on the right, there would be a very long, mostly blue tail out to the right. So, all you’ve got to do is have a...
A Boy and His Dog: The million-dollar tuna gag is staged by the owner of Sushi Zanmai (it’s like the Denny’s of sushi) on a regular basis at ever inflating prices. The market price of tuna isn’t anywhere close to that. Still, excellent article. It feels good to see people practicing old-school ingenuity to make something useful.
Ansible: Or as the first commentator Anthony said: I’m not sure “douchebag” is particularly “tribally coded” as you suggest — there are plenty of douchebags in San Francisco, and I doubt that more than 20% are Republican. From what I’ve seen, “douchebag” = “youngish man who has more apparent success with women than I think is appropriate”. So does that mean Republicans are better at providing what women really want, or that Democrats are more likely to be envious little cunts?
Marc Pisco: Yeah, I noticed these loons are now claiming it’s not about feminism after all. They want to lynch the guy because they’re afraid his employer might be unhappy, but afraid to mention it to him. Bullshit.
Isegoria: I don’t think I ever saw that episode as a child. (It’s available in high quality through Hulu, by the way.)