Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Pop Quiz: End of Prop 8 Edition

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled 5-4 that supporters of California Prop 8 have no standing to challenge the lower court ruling striking down the proposition as unconstitutional, essentially returning same-sex marriage as the law of my state, who will get the credit and thanks for this momentous and historic event?

A) Supreme Court Justice and conservative boogeyman Antonin Scalia, who voted with the majority:

B) Noted conservative lawyer Ted Olson, who made the anti-Prop 8 argument before the Court: 

C) President Barack Obama, who after being backed into a corner by Vice President Joe Biden's statements on the issue of same-sex marriage in 2012 bravely evolved into essentially the same position that Dick Cheney voiced way back in 2004:

Hint: Obama is not Dick Cheney. And irony abounds.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Between Carlin and Barry on a Very Good Day

I've had a lot of unexpected joys since I started publishing as an indie. Not many of them match the one I had this morning, when I checked how I Would Like My Bailout in Bacon was doing over at Amazon:

Any day I find myself sandwiched between George Carlin and Dave Barry in the Political Humor category is a very good day indeed.

A Not Exactly Secondary Blog

Just a housekeeping note that my writing blog is now up and running. That one will be politics-free, unlike here. So if you prefer your geekery without politics, you'll find a home there. If you want geekery and politics, though, you'll still have an irregularly updated home here.

Thank you. That is all.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Exclusive Video: New U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power Arrives at the United Nations

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Pepe's Tacos

I can't say if Pepe's tacos are any good, but given I found this sign on the ground pointing toward a set of bushes, I'm not optimistic...

Thursday, June 6, 2013

"Winston Smith Takes It on the Jaw"

Because Todd Rundgren and Utopia rock, and this is also the most fitting song I can think of for these days of NSA and PRISM...

A Married Conversation About Subtle Hints

"My love, that was a subtle hint for you to get me the milk from the refrigerator."

"You know what might have worked better? Just asking me would I please get you the milk from the refrigerator."

"You're such a guy sometimes."

Tuesday, June 4, 2013


If Rankin/Bass had ever done an animated steampunk version of Dr. Zhivago, it would have looked like this...

Monday, June 3, 2013

Spotted While Walking the Dog #463

This is the sign for an upcoming free pet vaccination clinic in my town:

What could possibly go wrong?