Whatever the reason was, I’m glad it’s back.
Eric has already posted about Pearls Before Swine being mysteriously absent from the internet, but I wanted to mention it here too since I know I’ve heralded the strip in the past. Eric seems to think it may be a legal issue over some recent strips parodying The National Enquirer, but that might be a bit of a stretch considering it’s just that – a parody. I was hoping that someone might have known something and posted it on the Pearls Before Swine Wikipedia page, but as of this moment, still nothing to be found anywhere on the internet.
Hopefully we will know soon, I miss my Pearls.
I actually saw this on Colbert a few weeks ago, but forgot to seek out the video and post it here. It’s just hilarious. Why is it so funny? Because true things are the funniest.
Apparently, it’s been a year already since I found myself with a new favorite comedian, Stephen Colbert. I discovered his show last year after his wonderful performance at the White House Correspondents’ dinner and now after this year’s dinner, I have another new favorite comedian: President George W. Bush. I guess he was a bit jealous of all the attention Stephen got last year, so he decided not to invite him back. Instead, he provided the comedic entertainment himself with the help of the geniuses at ABC Family’s “Whose Line Is It Anyway” who wrote some material for President Bush. Here are some of my favorites:
Noting that Vice President Dick Cheney was not in attendance, Bush said: “He’s had a rough few weeks. To be honest, his feelings were kind of hurt. He said he was going on vacation to Afghanistan where people like him.”
Cheney’s recent trip to Afghanistan was marked by a bombing near where he was meeting with officials.
But seriously, folks, Bush noted that another person missing from the audience of broadcast journalists was Sen. Barack Obama, the Illinois Democrat running for president.
“Not enough press,” the president cracked.
There are a few more tidbits quoted in the article here, so go and enjoy them.
Update: I found the video on YouTube. Enjoy…
This was too good to pass up. While I chuckled at their political humor, don’t mistake which side of political line I’m on. I’m merely passing it along as a humorous piece.
Hat tip: Alex King
Update (2007-03-27): YouTube has a message up now saying “This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.” Bummer.
Everyone is abuzz today about Al Gore’s “documentary” winning the Oscar for Best Documentary last night. Brandon summed up all the press fairly well:
In case you needed more evidence that liberalism thrives in Hollywood; and, in case you needed more evidence that the Academy Awards is rife with liberal politics: in a stunning turn of non-surprise, Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” won the Oscar for “Best Documentary.”
To my knowledge, this is the first completely fiction movie to win “Best Documentary.”
February 26, 2007
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Al Gore’s Personal Energy Use Is His Own “Inconvenient Truth”
Gore’s home uses more than 20 times the national average
Last night, Al Gore’s global-warming documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, collected an Oscar for best documentary feature, but the Tennessee Center for Policy Research has found that Gore deserves a gold statue for hypocrisy.
Gore’s mansion, located in the posh Belle Meade area of Nashville, consumes more electricity every month than the average American household uses in an entire year, according to the Nashville Electric Service (NES).
In his documentary, the former Vice President calls on Americans to conserve energy by reducing electricity consumption at home.
The average household in America consumes 10,656 kilowatt-hours (kWh) per year, according to the Department of Energy. In 2006, Gore devoured nearly 221,000 kWh—more than 20 times the national average.
Last August alone, Gore burned through 22,619 kWh—guzzling more than twice the electricity in one month than an average American family uses in an entire year. As a result of his energy consumption, Gore’s average monthly electric bill topped $1,359.
Since the release of An Inconvenient Truth, Gore’s energy consumption has increased from an average of 16,200 kWh per month in 2005, to 18,400 kWh per month in 2006.
Gore’s extravagant energy use does not stop at his electric bill. Natural gas bills for Gore’s mansion and guest house averaged $1,080 per month last year.
“As the spokesman of choice for the global warming movement, Al Gore has to be willing to walk the walk, not just talk the talk, when it comes to home energy use,” said Tennessee Center for Policy Research President Drew Johnson.
In total, Gore paid nearly $30,000 in combined electricity and natural gas bills for his Nashville estate in 2006.
I have no idea how they got their hands on such figures, but I’m glad they did. Here on the right, we couldn’t make that stuff up if we wanted to.
Some crackhead Perl coders decided to do a demo of the new speech recognition engine in Windows Vista by writing a very short and simple Perl script in Notepad. The results are a little over 10 minutes long and painful at times, but was literally laughing out loud, prompting one of my co-workers to pop into my office and ask what was so funny. I think even for non-geeks, it should be pretty funny. You’ll probably start getting bored and want to stop it around the two or three minute mark, but I urge you to keep watching. It only gets funnier.
Hat tip: Donncha