The 11/3 Project

I often watch The Daily Show, and Jon Stewart's recent tribute to Glenn Beck was just so awesome that I have to mention it on my blog. He just emulated Glenn Beck so well that I could very well imagine Beck saying the exact same things. It probably wouldn't be funny at all if you've never had the misfortune of seeing Glenn Beck speak, though.

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c
The 11/3 Project

The sad thing is that the arguments used in the eight-minute parody are just as strong as the ones Glenn Beck's fans swallow hook, line, and sinker all the time. Unless his fans think his show is actually a comedy ...

Troubling rumors about a TV personality

There are troubling rumors that a certain TV talk show host raped and murdered a young girl in 1990. I do not believe this to be true, but the lack of response concerning the matter from said talk show host is disturbing. If he did not commit these horrendous crimes, then why will he not deny these allegations? Is it possible that these rumors are actually true?

... I'm not sure why, but there seems to be something horribly wrong with this way of thinking. But said talk show host argues like this all the time, so this line of thinking has to have something to it, right? It can't be the case that a famous person that has his own television show talks nonsense on a regular basis, can it?

A surgeon recused

Richard Wiseman has an interesting Friday puzzle that I have never heard of but is supposed to be a classic. It is mentioned that there are at least two logical solutions:

A man and his son are involved in a car crash. The father dies on the scene and the son is rushed to hospital. On arrival the surgeon on duty says “I can’t operate on this boy, he is my son!” How is this possible?

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Vicious Barney

One of George W. Bush's staunchest supporters has just committed violence against one of the media elite:

The presidential dog Barney bit a reporter when approached. This is really a trivial thing, and anyone who watches the news regularly has probably seen this over and over again, but for some reason I have a bit of trouble containing my mirth every time I see the footage.

Not talking like a pirate

Pirate speech

Today is supposedly Talk Like a Pirate Day. However, being the gloomy and negative person that I am, I'm going to have to be a wet blanket and try to apprehend anyone who talks like a pirate. Pirates are truly a despicable lot who deserve no mercy, and this is as true as it was in the past as it is today. Anyone who wants to honor the holiday had better avoid me, since I may declare this a Talk Like a Pirate Hunter Day.

Then again, tis' on'y a talk like 'em pirates day, arr matey?