Genetic Code, and What’s Cool About It

My father recently brought to my attention an article about a “second DNA code” discovered hiding within DNA: DNA contains about 3 billion bases, more than 99 percent of which are the same in all human beings. “The order, or sequence, of these bases determines the information available for building and maintaining an organism, similar to the way in which letters of the alphabet appear in a certain order to form words and sentences,” according to the National Institutes of Health. For instance, the genetic code uses a 64-letter alphabet called codons. The team found that some codons, which they … Continue reading Genetic Code, and What’s Cool About It

Predictable

Governor PBJ stuck his finger in the air and decided to support the bearded bigot: Jindalissued a statement Thursday that suggested Robertson’s remarks should have been respected under the First Amendment and that they were less objectionable than the behavior of pop star Miley Cyrus. “Phil Robertson and his family are great citizens of the State of Louisiana. The politically correct crowd is tolerant of all viewpoints, except those they disagree with. I don’t agree with quite a bit of stuff I read in magazine interviews or see on TV,” Jindal said. “In fact, come to think of it, I … Continue reading Predictable

Pulp Fiction Thursday: Tension

Filim noir femme fatalAudrey Totter died the other day at the age of 95. She was an excellent actress who never made the break through to stardom but she was *always* fun to watch.Tension features Ms. Totter as the harridan wife of mild mannered Richard Basehart who eventually cracks and gets in big trouble. Tension is a tight and, uh. tense thriller and is well worth checking out. Here’s a lobby card: It’s trailer time: Continue reading Pulp Fiction Thursday: Tension

Pulp Fiction Thursday: Tension

Filim noir femme fatal Audrey Totter died the other day at the age of 95. She was an excellent actress who never made the break through to stardom but she was *always* fun to watch.Tension features Ms. Totter as the harridan wife of mild mannered Richard Basehart who eventually cracks and gets in big trouble. Tension is a tight and, uh. tense thriller and is well worth checking out. Here’s a lobby card: It’s trailer time: Continue reading Pulp Fiction Thursday: Tension

Another GOP Clown Boards The Pro Child Labor Bus

FromAlbum 5 First, it’s not even original. N. Leroy proposedthe same thing some two years ago, and it was just as dumb then. Second, using poor children as props for your asinine wingnuttery is…just plain sick. Finally, poor children hardly need any reminding they’re poor. Some of their less poor classmates very likely tease or taunt them — kids can be like that — which, almost unbelievably, might be the LEAST stressful part of their day. Between crappy neighborhoods and parents who might lash out at them, to limited access to books or toys,physical hunger offset strictly by…school cafeteria food … Continue reading Another GOP Clown Boards The Pro Child Labor Bus

Today in the Passive Voice

We are going to painstakingly explain a thing to you that is happening entirely so that we will explain it to you, without ever even once letting on that this is the case: AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The latest scion of one of America’s most powerful political dynasties is trying to convince voters he’s something other than what his famous surname suggests. George P. Bush, the 37-year-old grandson of one former president and nephew of another, is launching his political career by running for Texas’ little-known but powerful land commissioner post. But rather than campaigning on the mainstream Republicanism embodied … Continue reading Today in the Passive Voice

Today in the Passive Voice

We are going to painstakingly explain a thing to you that is happening entirely so that we will explain it to you, without ever even once letting on that this is the case: AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The latest scion of one of America’s most powerful political dynasties is trying to convince voters he’s something other than what his famous surname suggests. George P. Bush, the 37-year-old grandson of one former president and nephew of another, is launching his political career by running for Texas’ little-known but powerful land commissioner post. But rather than campaigning on the mainstream Republicanism embodied … Continue reading Today in the Passive Voice

Genetic Code, and What’s Cool About It

My father recently brought to my attention an article abouta “second DNA code” discovered hiding within DNA: DNA contains about 3 billion bases, more than 99 percent of which are the same in all human beings. “The order, or sequence, of these bases determines the information available for building and maintaining an organism, similar to the way in which letters of the alphabet appear in a certain order to form words and sentences,” according to the National Institutes of Health. For instance, the genetic code uses a 64-letter alphabet called codons. The team found that some codons, which they refer … Continue reading Genetic Code, and What’s Cool About It

BUNNIES

Okay, I have leather shoes, I am thinking about getting a sheepskin rug for the baby to loll around on in winter, I am a terrible hypocrite, let us get that out of the way and talk about angora rabbits BECAUSE BUNNIES. So soft. So fwuffy. We shouldn’t hurt them. And is it me or do angora sweaters kind of suck? I had an angora scarf once and the fucking thing shed all over everything else I was wearing. I might as well have gone to work with Claire around my neck. An entire sweater made of that shit would … Continue reading BUNNIES

The Twinkie Defense of the 21st Century

A Texas lawyer has succeeded in conning convincing a judge that affluenza is a real thing and excuses drunk driving and vehicular homicide: There are many reasons to feel disgust over a judge in a juvenile court in Fort Worth, Texas, sentencing 16-year-old Ethan Couch to 10 years of probation for killing four pedestrians and paralyzing his friend while driving drunk this summer. Leading up to the tragedy that killed Breanna Mitchell (aged 24), Hollie Boyles (42) and Shelby Boyles (21) and Brian Jennings (43), Couch and a group of friends stole alcohol from a Walmart nearby. At the time … Continue reading The Twinkie Defense of the 21st Century

BUNNIES

Okay, I have leather shoes, I am thinking about getting a sheepskin rug for the baby to loll around on in winter, I am a terrible hypocrite, let us get that out of the way and talk about angora rabbitsBECAUSE BUNNIES. So soft. So fwuffy. We shouldn’t hurt them. And is it me or do angora sweaters kind of suck? I had an angora scarf once and the fucking thing shed all over everything else I was wearing. I might as well have gone to work with Claire around my neck. An entire sweater made of that shit would drive … Continue reading BUNNIES

Paragraphs Of The Day: Ana Marie Cox Edition

That’s right paragraphs. I usually just pick one, but these two consecutive graphs from a column about 3D printer guns were both priceless: Second Amendment enthusiasts are already on shaky ground when they make appeals to the intent of our Founding Fathers – note the distinct lack of well-regulated militias among private gun owners – but on the issue of 3D printed guns their argument becomes farcical: Jefferson was an imaginative inventor and an open-minded man of science, but I’m pretty sure if presented with the technology used to make guns out of thin air, he wouldn’t think about its … Continue reading Paragraphs Of The Day: Ana Marie Cox Edition

Money for Journalism, Tribune Edition

We start off this story this way: Tribune Co. is piling new burdens on its newspaper business as it jettisons the publishing operation into a media landscape that’s increasingly hostile to ink on paper. Then segue into here: Along with 23 TV stations including WGN-TV in Chicago, Tribune Co. is keeping other key assets, such as real estate occupied by newspapers. That means Tribune Publishing will have to pay rent to the broadcast company for space in buildings that have housed their newsrooms for generations, such as Tribune Tower on North Michigan Avenue. Um. I don’t think it’s the “media … Continue reading Money for Journalism, Tribune Edition

Paragraphs Of The Day: Ana Marie Cox Edition

That’s right paragraphs. I usually just pick one, but these two consecutive graphs from acolumn about 3D printer guns were both priceless: Second Amendment enthusiasts are already on shaky ground when they make appeals to the intent of our Founding Fathers – note the distinct lack of well-regulated militias among private gun owners – but on the issue of 3D printed guns their argument becomes farcical: Jefferson was an imaginative inventor and an open-minded man of science, but I’m pretty sure if presented with the technology used to make guns out of thin air, he wouldn’t think about its potential … Continue reading Paragraphs Of The Day: Ana Marie Cox Edition

Christopher Lee Facts

I don’t know why we bother with this Chuck Norris clown when Christopher Lee exists: I will never get over how he corrected Peter Jackson on the proper sound a man makes when he’s been stabbed in the back because he actually worked in the British clandestine services. Or how he volunteered to fight in one of the most brutal fronts of WWII (the Finnish-Russian Winter War). Or how he was fucking NAZI HUNTER. Basically, Christopher Lee is the real Most Interesting Man in the world and I honestly don’t know why we tell Chuck Norris jokes when this badass … Continue reading Christopher Lee Facts

Money for Journalism, Tribune Edition

We start off this story this way: Tribune Co. is piling new burdens on its newspaper business as it jettisons the publishing operation into a media landscape that’s increasingly hostile to ink on paper. Then segue into here: Along with 23 TV stations including WGN-TV in Chicago, Tribune Co. is keeping other key assets, such as real estate occupied by newspapers. That means Tribune Publishing will have to pay rent to the broadcast company for space in buildings that have housed their newsrooms for generations, such as Tribune Tower on North Michigan Avenue. Um. I don’t think it’s the “media … Continue reading Money for Journalism, Tribune Edition

Christopher Lee Facts

I don’t know why we bother with this Chuck Norris clownwhen Christopher Lee exists: I will never get over how he corrected Peter Jackson on the proper sound a man makes when he’s been stabbed in the back because he actually worked in the British clandestine services. Or how he volunteered to fight in one of the most brutal fronts of WWII (the Finnish-Russian Winter War). Or how he was fucking NAZI HUNTER. Basically, Christopher Lee is the real Most Interesting Man in the world and I honestly don’t know why we tell Chuck Norris jokes when this badass is … Continue reading Christopher Lee Facts

‘We’ve Heard Plenty’

Well, that settles that, then: Our job this time was to take the hardest questions we could find and ask them, ‘What’s the answer to it,’ and then spend a couple of minutes listening. Because this is really the side of the story that has been mined only in the most superficial ways. We’ve heard plenty from the critics. We’ve heard a lot from Edward Snowden. Never mind if the critics are correct. Never mind if the critics have a valid point. Never mind if the critics have THINGS TO BE CRITICAL OF. We’ve heard enough from them. We’re done. … Continue reading ‘We’ve Heard Plenty’

Sunday Morning Video: Come Dine With Me-Ealing

Come Dine With Meis a long running British comedy/cooking/game/competition show featuring a group of strangers cooking for one another. BBC America ran it for awhile before they became obsessed with Top Gear. A YouTuber has posted a bevy of episodes, This one features an expatriate black American, a Tory activist, a yuppie fitness fanatic, and a left wing school teacher. There’s now an American version on Lifetime and it’s pretty darn good although the comedic narrator isn’t as funny as Dave Lamb on the original. They really should have hired Kevin (Tom Servo) Murphy or maybe even me: Continue reading Sunday Morning Video: Come Dine With Me-Ealing

‘We’ve Heard Plenty’

Well, that settles that, then: Our job this time was to take the hardest questions we could find and ask them, ‘What’s the answer to it,’ and then spend a couple of minutes listening. Because this is really the side of the story that has been mined only in the most superficial ways. We’ve heardplenty from the critics. We’ve heard a lot from Edward Snowden. Never mind if the critics are correct. Never mind if the critics have a valid point. Never mind if the critics have THINGS TO BE CRITICAL OF. We’ve heard enough from them. We’re done. We … Continue reading ‘We’ve Heard Plenty’

The Twinkie Defense of the 21st Century

A Texas lawyer has succeeded inconning convincing a judge thataffluenza is a real thing and excuses drunk driving and vehicular homicide: There are many reasons to feel disgust over a judge in a juvenile court in Fort Worth, Texas, sentencing 16-year-old Ethan Couch to 10 years of probation for killing four pedestrians and paralyzing his friend while driving drunk this summer. Leading up to the tragedy that killed Breanna Mitchell (aged 24), Hollie Boyles (42) and Shelby Boyles (21) and Brian Jennings (43), Couch and a group of friends stole alcohol from a Walmart nearby. At the time of the … Continue reading The Twinkie Defense of the 21st Century

Peter O’Toole R.I.P.

Peter O’Toole was the Keith Richards of stage and screen. When I was a tadpole, my group of friends and I (we called ourselves the clique but we were really more of a claque) had a list of the famous folks we thought were most likely to die next. Keith Richards and Peter O’Toole were #1 and #2 on the dead list. Keef is still with us but the man with the double phallic name died today at 81. O’Toole had a long and erratic career, but when he was great-Lawrence of Arabia, The Ruling Class, and My Favorite Year … Continue reading Peter O’Toole R.I.P.

Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – Odds and Sods edition

A quick grab-bag this time kiddies – I’ve been one-eyed (Yarrrr!) the latter part of the week, so this will be a short one. Speaking of which, I’d like to apologise tp the other authors for taking up so much FD real estate on the before-the-fold bits, but the lead thread sometimes has a long build-up.

This should make up for it – this one’s labeled – Black boy bleed-a-lot!

How Trayvon’s Knockout Game Went Bad
American Thinker ^ | November 22, 2013 | Jack Cashill

Posted on 11‎/‎23‎/‎2013‎ ‎12‎:‎05‎:‎45‎ ‎AM by 2ndDivisionVet

If no one else, WND, the New York Post, and now Fox News have started paying serious attention to an urban pastime known as “the knockout game” or occasionally as “polar bear hunting,” a phenomenon that has caused at least seven deaths and countless serious injuries.

The “polar bear” refers to the invariably white or at least non-black victim of a hunt by a young black male, usually one of a pack of the same. The hunters tend to prey on those who seem vulnerable. This includes old people, women, children, and, most often, clueless male liberals– like the Pittsburgh teacher seen in this video — who have trained themselves not to “profile” young black men even when they approach with malice in their eyes.

White urbanites remain clueless because the mainstream media have chosen not to clue them in. Even when local TV stations cover the incidents, as in the Pittsburgh assault above, they are careful to avoid even hinting at a racial motive.

Said former CBS News correspondent Bernard Goldberg, “The white liberals in the media at places that aren’t covering this are saying, ‘You know what? We don’t want to give any ammo to those white racist conservatives out there (because they equate conservatism with racism anyway), so let’s just make believe this isn’t happening.’ How despicable.”(continued)

1 posted on 11‎/‎23‎/‎2013‎ ‎12‎:‎05‎:‎45‎ ‎AM by 2ndDivisionVet

Sounds reasonable.

I mean, except for the “roaming bands of black youths” thing, and the fact that Trayvon was stalked by Zimmerman and not the other way around, the real killing and the made-up “knockout game” (see: “wilding”) are identical!

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Very good article …It really explains the whole Travon / Zimmerman conflict in a new light (at least for me)

6 posted on ‎11‎/‎23‎/‎2013‎ ‎12‎:‎27‎:‎54‎ ‎AM by woofie

That’s because your dad married his sister,

To: doc1019

That is how it went GOOD…

7 posted on ‎11‎/‎23‎/‎2013‎ ‎12‎:‎43‎:‎16‎ ‎AM by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)

Love your sig.

To: M-cubed

What happened to the old adage: “A conservative is a Liberal who has been mugged.”

13 posted on 11‎/‎23‎/‎2013‎ ‎3‎:‎03‎:‎57‎ ‎AM by luvbach1 (We are finished.)

It’s been replaced by :“A liberal is a conservative who just got his cancer diagnosis.”

To: Jet Jaguar

In Texas, Black bears are a popular game animal.

20 posted on ‎11‎/‎23‎/‎2013‎ ‎5‎:‎01‎:‎20‎ ‎AM by BigCinBigD (…Was that okay?)

Yes – I know.
Dragging_death

To: doc1019

How Trayvon’s Knockout Game Went Bad

He got dead.

Black boy, Bleed a Lot

26 posted on 11‎/‎23‎/‎2013‎ ‎6‎:‎05‎:‎12‎ ‎AM by wetgundog (” Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice”)

Or burn a lot…
LynchingBurning
Then, one Freeper cries “bullshit” on a technicality:

To: pepsionice

I must take issue with the author’s “analogy”

The polar bear hunting/knockout game has NOTHING to do with Trayvon.

BanHimSquad

He had his own stupid reasons for trying to kill Zimmerman.

Like “Zimmerman was threatening him with a gun”. Stupid reason indeed.

It wasn’t a group of ferals trying to knock out an innocent person with a sucker punch, then running away and posting it on youtube.

Picky, picky, picky.

Trayvon made the fatal mistake of beating up a guy who was packing heat and got what he deserved.

Oh, Zimmerman didn’t get a fifth of what he deserved.

In knockout king, the victims don’t have time to react.

In rock-em sockem robots, you get your block knocked off.

That’s the so-called “fun” part for the sub-humans that engage in the behavior.

10 posted on ‎11‎/‎23‎/‎2013‎ ‎1‎:‎42‎:‎10‎ ‎AM by boop (I had no IDEA I’d be paying for Obamacare. I thought it would be a rich guy.)

And all this time I thought that the “fun”you sub-humans engaged in was masturbatory fantasies of how you would pow-pow-pow-pew-pew-pew shoot you some nigras for daring to look you in the eye on the street.
I sit corrected.
A bit more after the Posting King game…

Continue reading “Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – Odds and Sods edition”

Friday Ferretblogging: Future Edition

When I started telling people I was knocked up, one of the first questions I got was, “What are you going to do about the ferrets?” My answers ranged from, “Well, we’ll just feed them directly into a woodchipper, soon as I can rent one” to “I was thinking of letting the baby sleep in the cage the first couple of months since she won’t be much bigger than Bucky and it’ll be warm in there.” I mean, what the TITS, what am I going to do about the ferrets? The ferrets are actually very good with kids, even huffy … Continue reading Friday Ferretblogging: Future Edition