Atlas Shrugged is a novel, and a tedious one at that. It is tortured fiction, and nothing more. It is not an effective societal blueprint for pouty glibertarians who are still angry that their mommies never let them stay out past their curfew, they didn’t get the toy they really really wanted for their 12th birthday, and their fraternity of choice didn’t let them into the pledge class freshman year.
Grow. The fuck. Up.
Thank you. Now, back to the snark.
and it’s got some of the worst sex scenes I’ve ever read.
And man, people on Craigslist are fucking annoying. 1/3 of the emails I’ve gotten have been from Nigerians, 1/3 of the emails have been serious about looking at it and 1/3 are from people that are just hoping I’ll sell them a computer with a bunch of expensive software pre-installed.
Do people actually sell computers without reformatting them? “Hay guys! Here’s a computer filled with my tax returns and naked pictures of my wife. YEAH!”
“The question we have to ask, then, is “What if Kanye West is retarded?” and everything Kanye’s ever said and done takes on an entirely different context when you view it through this new lens.”—What if Kanye West is Retarded?
“Ms. Klingensmith and Ms. Cohen were summoned from Pittsburgh to President Barack Obama’s kitchen in the White House this weekend to make their famous, savory, crepe-thin pancakes for a Memorial Day breakfast for the president, First Lady Michelle Obama and 80 veterans.”—
“The New Hampshire company that makes the “Three Wolf Moon” shirt said that it doesn’t generally mind being the butt of this joke. “You have to be able to laugh at yourself,” said Michael McGloin, a partner and art director at the Mountain, who added that he finds some of the reviews to be “freaking hilarious.”—It’s Made of 100% Cotton; Its Sales Are 99% Ironic
“Former Vice President Dick Cheney’s enthusiastic bashing of the Obama administration—for making the United States vulnerable to terrorist attack (even though the last one happened on his watch); for running up the deficit (even though Cheney once told then-Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill that “Reagan proved that deficits don’t matter”); for shaking hands with Hugo Chávez (even though Cheney’s mentor, Don Rumsfeld, was once photographed shaking hands with Saddam Hussein); and for extending government bailouts beyond the financial industry (even though, four months earlier, Cheney had chewed out congressional Republicans for refusing to bail out the auto industry)—is a case in point.”—Why Republicans make the rest of us miserable when they lose.
“Still, Republicans have gradually been losing the egghead vote. I wonder how that translates into their ability to recruit strategists and “thought-leaders” who can work on the campaign, policy and media sides and help to lead them out of their current slump.”—The Decline of The Conservative Intellectual