Just in Case You’re Not Checking The Onion

America’s finest news source hits me right in my political-mockery / comic-book-loving nexus with Al Gore Places Infant Son In Rocket To Escape Dying Planet

Newspaper Accidentally Publishes Non-Panic-Inducing Article

In the New York Times (yes, the Times), John Tierney provides a list of ten things you don’t have to worry about anymore, including: 4. Carcinogenic cellphones. Some prominent brain surgeons made news on Larry King’s show this year with their fears of cellphones, thereby establishing once and for all that epidemiology is not brain surgery — it’s more complicated. More …

From the Bad Idea Hall of Fame — Economics Wing

Insanely, a columnist in the London Sunday Times has actually proposed that we ban compound interest to boost global economic development and (all together now) save the environment. This columnist then promptly has a new one torn for him by Kenneth Anderson (no relation) of the Opinio Juris blog: Without systems of finance, and particularly compound interest, to discount and More …

Global Warming: It’s Not So Bad!

So says Popular Science: The melting glacier is the poster boy of global warming, but Nordic countries might be able to use all that extra water flow to boost their hydroelectric industry. “It’s not surprising that the warming effects of climate change can be beneficial for a cold country like Iceland,” says Tómas Jóhannesson, a geophysicist at the Icelandic Meteorological More …

Another Reason to Love the Internet

Because it respects the classics.

How Can You Tell That Nerds Have Taken Over the World?

Tron 2. That’s right, I said Tron 2.

Totally Looks Like… Famous People and Celeb Look-A-Likes

TotallyLooksLike.com is a website that compares celebrities who totally look like other celebrities and … things. For instance:

And Now, Some Destruction of the On-Purpose Variety

Gizmodo highlights this video of the Army dismantling a C-130 that crash-landed in an unsecure area of Iraq. And when they say “dismantle,” they mean “blow up.”

Check Those Drive-Thru "Maximum Height" Signs

Because, well, this:

If Steve McQueen Were Alive, He’d Never Allow Something This Nerdy

In case you needed another reason to love the internet, now you can watch the car chase scene from Bullitt with an accompanying Google map that follows the course of the chase through San Francisco.

Tale of the Tape: Middle East Nuclear Throwdown Edition

How does Iran stack up against a potential Israeli military attack on its nuclear facilities? Popular Mechanics sizes up the combatants: There are two general types of antiaircraft weapons guarding Iran—those purchased from the U.S. and other NATO nations before the revolution in 1979, and those bought from Russia or China afterward. … Recent events in the Middle East are More …

One Problem Solved…

For those of you who are wondering (and I know you’re out there, you sweethearts you), I’ve been offline lately because my cable modem went kablooie on Saturday. And my luck being what it is, it happened at the exact same time that I was installing a new router, so it took me three days to even figure out what More …

Get Drunk And Vote 4 McCain

Yes, it’s come to this: Get Drunk And Vote 4 McCain is a web site encouraging conservatives to, well, get drunk and vote for McCain, because that’s the only way they’ll be able to tolerate it. I still say Obama is going to get his clock cleaned, but at least his supporters get to be excited about something. For conservatives, More …

My Decision Is Justified by All the Precidents I Bothered to Check

Liberal or conservative, my hope is that Supreme Court justices are at least familiar with the law. Again, I may be hoping for a little too much: When the Supreme Court ruled last week that the death penalty for raping a child was unconstitutional, the majority noted that a child rapist could face the ultimate penalty in only six states More …

I Pledge Allegiance to My Crack Baby

The Obama campaign is going to have a tough time with the whole “patriotism” thing if this is the best they can do: Tom Maguire reviews a tortured defense from Larisa Alexrandnova, whom I’ve never heard of before but who is apparently incapable of understanding anything more complex than her own name: The dividing line is well marked, yet forewarned More …

Ending the Judgeocracy

On the Corner, Mark Krikorian says we need to take advantage of the (rare) occasions, like the DC gun case, when liberals are angered by a judicial decision to enlist them in the effort to limit judicial power: …if we’re ever going to have a chance of ending the Judgeocracy, we need to change the game altogether, to rein in More …

Canadian Criminals Say, "Keep Your Studies to Yourself!"

A Canadian study has found that a third of people shot by a taser need medical attention: Only days after Taser International was found liable in a wrongful death suit, a new study conducted by CBC News/Radio-Canada and the Canadian Press have concluded that one in three people shot by a Taser require medical attention. The information was gathered from More …

For All the Amish Readers of My Website…

Check out this thoroughly modern Amish mack daddy with 12-inch subs in his buggy, and a cellie for keepin’ tabs on his hos (and his hoes, I guess).