A modest proposal by Hamilton Nolan.
Here is just a short sampling of government services that have been shut down for the past two weeks due to the electoral squabbles of a small minority of lawmakers: services catering to blind people; the investigation of industrial chemical spills; most of the Consumer Product Safety Commission; assistance to Americorps staffers; research by the NOAA; fisheries enforcement patrols; most Environmental Protection Agency functions; campaign finance law enforcement; labor law enforcement; all of the US Interagency Council on Homelessness; WIC funding for poor women and children; and much, much more.
Just discovered the T-shirt that I must wear to Homecoming.
This is being called the greatest tweet of all time. I can believe it.
The Penn Relays medal depicts the original reason why Ben’s suggestion of “City of Brotherly Love” was looked upon askance by some people.
In other news, Philadelphia has introduced the popular new geesesteak.
This is why we loathe you.
A little preachy, but pretty damned right.
Ingress accomplishment motherfucking unlocked.
Vatican Quickly Performs Damage Control On Pope’s Tolerant Remarks
Homosexuality is a disorder. And this is no way means that, going forward, the Catholic Church will be an open-minded, more sensible organization. I assure you we are just as prejudiced and backward today as we were yesterday. Thank you.
This could be the best illusion *ever*:
This BBC article…
…inadvertently revealed the secret to happiness:
(That’s not a link to a video. That’s the actual message the site showed me.)
Very amused by this illustration for the upcoming 2014 American Atheists conference in Salt Lake City.
The back of the business card from someone working for a portable speaker company.
Even better, because it looked like it had handwriting on it, I paid extra attention to it during my post-exhibit debrief. Very clever.
This will mean nothing to anyone, but I’m very amused that in Ingress, Drexel is in the hands of the Enlightened (the “we welcome our new alien overlords” folks), while Penn is firmly Resistance territory.
If you’re never supposed to pull the emergency cord, why do trains have an emergency cord?