Not the victory dinner I deserve… Gotta plan that.  Jimmy Lens, Ina’s 1969 Film, Dreampop Flash, Taken with Hipstamatic

Not the victory dinner I deserve… Gotta plan that.

Jimmy Lens, Ina’s 1969 Film, Dreampop Flash, Taken with Hipstamatic


Rick Perry’s Really Gay Creekside Christmas Party

YouTube took our Rick Perry video down again, so here it is in our own video player so you can watch it whenever and forever. We will not remove it. It only took YouTube an hour to remove it the second time. We are baffled by this for two reasons, one being that we know that thousands of people have already flagged the original video, yet it’s still hopping along, spreading its message of holiday togetherness. We’re also baffled because the video was flagged for “nudity or sexual content”, yet the clip we used was found on YouTube. Here. In fact, YouTube, you host hundreds of videos more inappropriate than the one we used.

So you’re honestly saying, YouTube, that enough people were offended by our silly video in one hour, but there still aren’t enough people offended by the original one that has been up for more than a day? Are you saying, YouTube, that Rick Perry being a bigot by a creek is less offensive than two dudes frenching near a creek? If you’re not saying that, then Rick Perry has clearly gotten to you and we’re sorry. We now address Rick Perry.

First of all, Rick Perry, what the fuck are you doing on Tumblr right now? Quit scrolling through reblogs of The Same Picture of Dave Coulier Every Day. You want to lead the country? Fat chance. We also notice that you’ve turned off comments to your video. Class A move there, Rick-who-also-wants-to-be-president. No need to listen to other people when you’re president, right, Rick? Sure, it’s YouTube, so everyone would mostly just call you a fag. But also? Rick? You’re acting pretty faggy right now. Preeeetty faggy.

So anyway jokes jokes jokes and stuff blah blah blah, we are very seriously disappointed in whoever decided to take the video down (twice), but we’re even more disappointed in whoever decided to keep the original video up.

Oh and, hey, Rick Perry and friends, go fuck yourself in whichever way pleases you the least, thanks.

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Douglas Adams on the government we deserve

Someone posted this on reddit today; it’s an excerpt from So Long and Thanks For All the Fish.

Ford Prefect explaining to Arthur Dent about why a robot said “take me to your lizards”.

"It comes from a very ancient democracy, you see…"

"You mean, it comes from a world of lizards?"

"No," said Ford, who by this time was a little more rational and coherent than he had been, having finally had the coffee forced down him, "nothing so simple. Nothing anything like to straightforward. On its world, the people are people. The leaders are lizards. The people hate the lizards and the lizards rule the people."

"Odd," said Arthur, "I thought you said it was a democracy."

"I did," said ford. "It is."

"So," said Arthur, hoping he wasn’t sounding ridiculously obtuse, "why don’t the people get rid of the lizards?"

"It honestly doesn’t occur to them," said Ford. "They’ve all got the vote, so they all pretty much assume that the government they’ve voted in more or less approximates to the government they want."

"You mean they actually vote for the lizards?"

"Oh yes," said Ford with a shrug, "of course."

"But," said Arthur, going for the big one again, "why?"

"Because if they didn’t vote for a lizard," said Ford, "the wrong lizard might get in. Got any gin?"


"I said," said Ford, with an increasing air of urgency creeping into his voice, "have you got any gin?"

"I’ll look. Tell me about the lizards."

Ford shrugged again.

"Some people say that the lizards are the best thing that ever happened to them," he said. "They’re completely wrong of course, completely and utterly wrong, but someone’s got to say it."

A bit on the nose, no?

Self-portrait John S Lens, Blanko Film, No Flash, Taken with Hipstamatic


John S Lens, Blanko Film, No Flash, Taken with Hipstamatic

TAM Panel - Our Future in Space from JREF on Vimeo.


Amazing and often hilarious discussion on the future of space exploration at TAM 2011. 

Probably the best panel I’ve ever witnessed at a conference.  Loved every minute of it.

More wonderful stuff from melodysheep (a.k.a. Symphony of Science).  I’m sure the Attenborough quote at the end will freak some types of people out.

Here is Thunderf00t talking to a wall for 20 minutes. I’m frankly amazed at the level of insults and cursing hurled out by these faux-Christians. They’re quite foul mouthed.

Obscure (to some) theology/hip-hop jokes are the best jokes.

Obscure (to some) theology/hip-hop jokes are the best jokes.

Here’s a catchy little hidden gem from YouTube.  Well done, young lady!