Archive for November, 2009
Because the presidency is actually a fantasy football camp.
A group of orphaned Webkinz pets calling themselves Los Perdidos has begun terrorizing online participants in the virtual Webkinz realm, many of them young children.
Los Perdidos, which is Spanish for “The Lost Ones,” have only recently unified in the wake of an exodus of children from Webkinz World due to the inevitable wax and wane of faddish toys.
Webkinz are a popular line of toys launched in 2005 by the Ganz company. The stuffed animals are sold with codes that children can use to enroll in the virtual Webkinz World, where they can interact with other Webkinz and participate in a wide array of games and activities.
It is believed that the presence of Los Perdidos may dissuade many children from joining Webkinz, thereby accelerating the decline of the online realm and consequently making the gang’s demands seem even more unattainable:
- Unlimited access to all levels of Webkinz World, including Deluxe Membership areas
- 10,000 units of KinzCash and the addition of cigarettes and alcohol to the Webkinz catalog
- The name and home address of purchasers of all orphaned Webkinz
–From The New York Time Magazine—
By LISA BELKIN
If life is like high school, then todayâ€™s educated, ambitious women are the student-council presidents and Sarah Palin is the head cheerleader.
By JAMES TRAUB
Sounding board, sage on foreign policy, twister of senatorial arms: Joe Biden could be the second-most-powerful vice president in history.
(The dictionary defines sage as “a profoundly wise person; a person famed for wisdom”.Â Joe Biden?Â Seriously?)
–From the MSNBC website–
Much less stable ice for polar bears, expert says
Survey by ship finds satellite data about thicker Arctic ice was wrong
(Thank goodness – I was starting to fear our planet would actually be okay, but it looks like the global warming movement will live to fight another day)
Experts: Iran enrichment plans largely bluster
French official says Tehran’s scheme to build 10 plants is a â€˜bit childishâ€™
(Whew! I was starting to get worried about Iran.Â I’m glad to know they’re just being childish.)
7 items you didnâ€™t know were in the Senate bill
Little-publicized provisions include breast-pumping rooms and bone scans
(That’s right, even MSNBCcan’t get on board with this rotten disaster of a healthcare bill.)
—From the Newsweek website—
The faux populism of Palin, Dobbs, and Beck.
(Hey liberals, you’re in luck!Â It turns out conservatism was actually a Fox-sponsored sham…)
And even when the slaughter had happened, much of the media found it easier to slander both the U.S. military and the general populace than to confront the evidence. The Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano professed to be most worried about an â€œanti-Muslim backlashâ€ from the knuckledragging bozo citizenry she has the forlorn task of attempting to hold in check. This is the Jennifer Lynch argument: the priority is always some hypothetical atrocity waiting to happen, no matter how many times we ace that test: there was no â€œanti-Muslim backlashâ€ after 3,000 corpses on Sept. 11, or after Bali, Madrid or London. Muslims have certainly been murdered in New York and London but by their co-religionists on 9/11 and 7/7 rather than by any â€œIslamophobes.â€
[I]tâ€™s the craven submission to political correctness, the willingness to leave your marbles with the Diversity CafÃ© hat-check girl, that leads to deathâ€”real death, with real corpses, from Texas to Ontario. And when the guyâ€™s on the table firing wildly and screaming â€œAllahu akbar!â€, the PC enforcers wonâ€™t be there for you.