Implied Dissent

Sunday, December 31, 2006

Happy New Year

What better way to ring in the new year than with Calvin & Hobbes, psychology and psychiatry? Adult Swim's take on C&H.
What's been called "the coolest experiment ever" (I don't agree, but it is good).

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Monday, December 25, 2006

Merry Christmas

Love, peace and joy to all. You don't have to believe in Christ to enjoy the holiday spirit. So, while I'm at it, Chappy Chanukah, Happy New Year, Happy Festivus, and whatever else I might be forgetting.


Saturday, December 23, 2006


What does it take to avert a forthcoming fiscal disaster? If you said increasing revenue or cutting spending, go to the back of the line. No, Krugman lets us know that all it takes is a midterm election. We're saved!


Monday, December 18, 2006

Not quite the worst

This is a pretty bad pickup line, but I've heard worse. A guy my freshman year, call him Phil, walked up to a friend, call her Janna, and said "Mom?" She expressed bewilderment, so he explained that she looked just like his mom. Surprisingly, Janna didn't fall madly in love with Phil right then. No one will ever understand women.


Whatever could the reason be?

I bet Orson Scott Card wonders why people don't listen to him when he drops lines like "people like me are ridiculed for seeing the big picture". Uh, fuck off.


Saturday, December 16, 2006

A simple test

If you've ever been this drunk, you need help.
Also, probably the best work Sam Bee has done so far. Which I realize is like being the hottest girl at Brandeis, but it's still pretty good.

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Monday, December 11, 2006

Youtube Monday

It doesn't matter how many times I see it, this video will always make me laugh and cringe. If I had been older and blacker in 1984, and thus his accomplishments meant more to me, I could see how it would make me cry, but for this me it's a close second to Alksey Vayner as the funniest video ever.
Oh, and here's what's apparently the first McDonald's TV commercial ever. Wow.
One, performed by Bank of America corporate guy. I'm one of the biggest corporate apologists you'll find, but goddamn, this could make me hate capitalism.
And, finally, the inimitable David Hasselhoff. May he keep on keeping on for a long, long time.


Thursday, December 07, 2006

Nods his head approvingly

Adams on Acting Smarter Than You Are. The zeitgeist is that you don't actually have to say or do anything smart, just follow a few simple guidelines. Epynomous.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Going without

It truly is a vexing question: What would America be without garlic farmers? I mean really, when I think of our heritage, garlic farmers are the first thing that comes to mind.
Art says to follow a power law eating schedule. That is to say, skip a meal or two at random times, load up at others. I think he may be right. Even if he is a prick.

Sunday, December 03, 2006


This has to be the best f u letter ever written to an ex-wife. I doubt my female readership will like it, but I liked the way he twisted the knife again and again, and again. It's surely not true, or at least exaggerated, but whatevah.
For both of the sexes, Fifty Mistakes Men Make When Having Sex, and a response, Fifty Mistakes Women Make When Having Sex. Take it all with a grain of salt.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

You had me at d*%^s f--- a$$h@(#s

Brad DeLong gives us a nice rundown of Friedman vs. Keynes, where they agreed, where they disagreed, etc. (If you don't get the headline, see Team America, you'll like it).