Bang Bang

Where's the Secondary?

From the NYT:
“'It’s called secondary virginity,' Mr. Norquist said. 'It is a big movement in high school and also available for politicians.'”

This, apparently, is the state of the "Christian" Right as they prepare for 2008's presidential race with no Bible-beating arch-conservatives anywhere near the pack. They're already looking for sloppy seconds. What from the Mormon-(Mormon?)-but-also-Gov-of-Massachusetts-the-state-that-lets-homos-marry Mitt Romney to the former-mayor-of-New-York-City-of-liberals-and-babykillers-who-is-thrice-divorced Rudy Giuliani to let's-not-forget-the-man-who-called-us-out-on-being-the-nutbags-and-haters-we-are John McCain frontrunners, it's looking pretty bad for the James Dobsons of the world right now. Hell, Barack Obama is more a church-goer than any of those three.

So ol' Grover is out laying the foundation for the revirginization of one of these fellas, assuming no massive swingabout by Sam Brownback, that good ol' boy from Kansas. They better lay a sheet down for the hymen blood.

dude, mathias, i'm updating my blog

Downticket and through the best actor/actress = well done
Scorsese = ehhhhh

Too salty

Telescope (a new sort of dictionary by Sandy Florian, a recently featured Clean Part reader):

A corrupted iPod:
um, can I just have my music back, please? I know it's on there.

Time for work:


Two things that are awesome

First, a double helix nebula in the center of the Milky Way Galaxy. (Discovered by researchers at UCLA, and described by Molly Lambert as courtesy of the "omniscient prankster.")

Then, sex ed for the old folks.


I love Modern Culture and Media

So here's the story (reported on NPR this morning):

The San Francisco Chronicle has recently decided to take the voicemails it receives for its editorial board and make a podcast out of them. Since many come from impassioned and infuriated readers, the podcasts have caught on and become quite popular.

Enter today's story: an angry reader calls to complain about the tautological sub-header phrase "pilotless drone." Modern media culture takes over, and offers a remix on YouTube.

The message

The remix