Filed under: Humor, News of the Weird, Pop Culture | Tags: gore, Olympics, Saturday Night Live, weightlifting
Back when Saturday Night Live was funny — you know, when they had Phil Hartman and Dennis Miller — they did a Weekend Report skit about an All-Drug Olympics in Bogata Columbia where the athletes were allowed to take any drug (performance enhancing and otherwise) they wanted. I won’t give away the ending, but the result was hilarious.
But now, in an example of life imitating art, Hungarian weightlifter, Janos Baranyai, suffered a similar accident, dislocating his elbow while power-lifting. The result is less bloody, but all the more gruesome for being real. I will definitely be filing this one under “things I wish I hadn’t watched.”
I guess because I don’t like to suffer alone, I will offer the link here, but I strongly recommend you not watch it, unless you enjoy seeing limbs where they should not be. Watch the first video as a warning about the second.
All I can say is: Grooooosssss!!!
Filed under: Election 2008, Military, News the Media Doesn't Want You to Hear, Politics | Tags: Democrat lies, Obama, Support the Troops!, Veterans
This time for bodysurfing, Batman and big bucks.
Last Month, Obama refused an invitation to a townhall meeting in Fort Hood Texas for 6,000 veterans, active service members and their families, citing a previously scheduled engagement. That townhall was last night, while Obama was vacationing in Hawaii.
Okay, everybody is entitled to a little down time. Problem is, he is willing to interrupt his vacation for a one million dollar fundraiser, just not for our troops. He refuses to see them when he is campaigning, he refuses to see them when he’s not campaigning.
Just how can a man claim to support the troops if he refuses to talk to them? More importantly, how is he qualified to lead them when he won’t even meet with them?
Filed under: Domestic Policy, Election 2008, Energy, Environment, News the Media Doesn't Want You to Hear, Politics, Science/Technology | Tags: Democrat lies, Drilling, Nancy Pelosi, Obama, oil
Nancy Pelosi has “seen the light” — or so she would have voters believe. She told Larry King that she doesn’t necessarily oppose a vote on allowing drilling:
But I don’t — that is not excluded, let me say it that way. It depends how that is proposed, if the safeguards are there.
Now, for those of you not fluent in liberal-speak, that means as long as a bill can be crafted that sounds like it allows oil drilling, but when you get right down to it, doesn’t actually allow drill to touch soil anywhere near a drop of oil, then she will allow it to come to a vote. Which, not coincidentally, just happens to be Barack Obama’s position. (h/t Michelle Malkin)
Speaking of his anointedness, Barack Obama, while telling voters he supports offshore drilling, is the sole supporter of a bill that would prohibit the geological research necessary to actually find the oil. (h/t Deroy Murdock)
Which leaves me wondering: is it possible for these people to open their mouths without lying?
Filed under: Liberalism, Media Bias, News the Media Doesn't Want You to Hear, Politics | Tags: Democrat lies, Scooter Libby, Valerie Plame, Vice President Cheney
A three-judge panel upheld the ruling of a lower court dismissing Valerie Plame’s civil suit against Dick Cheney and others … mainstream media could not be reached for comment.
Filed under: Literature, News of the Weird, Pop Culture, Science/Technology | Tags: Harry Potter, Invisibility, Sci-fi
Scientists move one step closer to making invisibility cloaks reality.
Filed under: Europe, Foreign Policy, News | Tags: Georgia, Mikhiel Saakashvili, Russia, War
15,000 Georgians rallied Tuesday to support President Mikheil Saakashvili — even his opposition. “I promise you today, that I’ll remind them of everything they have done and one day we will win,” Saakashvili told the crowd to cheers of, “Georgia! Georgia!”
Filed under: Environment, Europe, Politics, Science/Technology | Tags: GM Food, Hunger, Prince Charles
‘Cus Prince Charles is an idiot!
Filed under: Europe, Foreign Policy, News, Politics | Tags: Beijing, Georgia, Olympics, Russia
Georgia has kicked Russia’s ass… in women’s beach volleyball at least. Two native Brazilians who adopted Georgia in order to play in the games, Cristine Santanna and Andrezza Martins, beat Russians Alexandra Shiryaeva and Natalya Uryadova 10-21, 22-20, and 15-12 to advance in the round robin.
Meanwhile, native Georgian, Nino Salukvadze won the bronze medal for her country Sunday in the women’s 10-meter air pistol competition while Russian, Natalia Paderina won silver. The two friends hugged on the podium, waving flowers in the air and smiling at the audience.
Concerned for their families and country, Georgia’s delegation was set to return home. But in the wee hours Sunday, their president, Mikheil Saakashvili, got word to the 35 member team through his wife, who was in China to watch the games and cheer the athletes. Saakashvili asked the athletes to stay — that they could do more for their country by remaining in Beijing.
I know I will be cheering for them.