I have a friend who went to college on a ROTC scholarship and has been an active duty officer for the past thirty-three years. When we last spoke, he told me that, while the new generation of enlistees has great potential, basic training has changed substantially. I forget his exact words, but they were something along the line of “we have to handle them with kid gloves, or we get in trouble.” This funny video would seem to support his sense of a drastically changed military:
As you may know, there is a dog of a movie out the theaters now that purports to be a sequel to the original 1996 version of Independence Day. With the new movie out, College Humor, which sometimes nails things, did an incredibly funny riff on how the various media outlets would respond to the speech that the original fictional President Whitmore gave in the 1996 movie. Don’t be put off by the fact that the first media outlet under attack in this spoof is Fox News. First, it nails Fox’s breathless paranoia. Second, it gets better from there, taking really pointed aim at the Leftist outlets and their pointless political fetishes.
(Sorry I didn’t get more blogging done today. The family ran me ragged. I will be back at my computer tomorrow, though.)
This is utterly charming. I’m amazed at the ingenuity and just as amazed about the dog handler skills that made this a working Rube Goldberg machine, as opposed to an exercise in chaos:
(Hat tip: Earl Aagaard)
This is the last season of The Simpsons and that’s probably a good idea. It’s show its age. Nevertheless, there are occasional sparks of delight, as was the case with the first Simpsons episode to in 2016. As you can see, Homer went Greek:
The episode was silly, but that scene made me smile. A big, big smile.
Homer Simpson, of course, is nothing more than a cartoon character. My question for you is this: How much are you going to smile when it happens in real life?
I’m working on a round-up, but in the meantime I know you’re going to enjoy the latest video from Bad Lip Reading. The scary thing, of course, is that the Democrat primary candidates make almost as much sense in this video as they do when they’re actually debating:
My friend Gary Buslik is a brilliant, mordant, sarcastic, snarky, wicked funny writer. (See here.) He’s now got a regular gig at The Blot, and his latest outing had me laughing uproariously, even as I kept asking myself, “This can’t be true, can it?” The only warning I’ll give you is that the story is a little risqué, so you may not want to read it at work or around young children.
Oh, and while I was still laughing, Gary sent me a funny video about the Iran negotiations that I’d somehow managed to miss:
And here is Steven Brundage doing the same trick to avoid a traffic ticket:
If I could shimmy the way this kid does, I might be out dancing poolside too:
I haven’t commented on the whole Starbucks’ kerfuffle regarding forced “race” harangues from baristas who have liberal arts degrees from expensive universities and, not being educated in real world things such as the inevitability of economics, can’t understand why they’re pushing overpriced coffee, instead of decorating faculty lounges across America. I mean, really, what is there to say?
However, I did find this little gem, which seems to be the perfect coda to the whole embarrassing affair (which may take a few seconds to load):
UPDATE: And the perfect cartoon to go with it: