Rand Paul will need to broaden his appeal far beyond his father's hard-core supporters if he hopes to win the GOP nomination his father never could. But some members of that core said he was losing them by adopting policies closer to the GOP mainstream.I'd say Rand Paul's desire to dismantle the social safety net is his Dex's Diner, his foreign policy is his General Grievous, and his toilet tirade is his Lumpy.
"He is the 'Star Wars, Episode I,'" said Kent Ohler, 38, who records sound for TV and movies. He meant that the younger Paul was like the long-anticipated but largely disappointing sequel to the "Star Wars" movie franchise. "You have to like him to some degree, just because the name's still stuck [on him]. But at the end of the day, he's just not freakin' right."
Ohler and his younger brother Adam, sitting next to him, took the analogy further: Rand Paul's endorsement of Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 election was his "Jar Jar Binks" -- comparing the Romney endorsement to the annoying alien that many "Star Wars" aficionados said made the "Phantom Menace" prequel irretrievably bad.
I don't think it's a coincidence that the island of Sodor is only one letter off from Sodom
Last year I was joking, er, predicting a big Howard the Duck reboot, which sorta happened, in a way. Comics blogger Mike Sterling called it "strangely prescient." What can I say, I have my finger on the pulse of the pop culture zeitgeist. I would now like to use my newfound oracle powers for another bold prediction: Woozie Winks will make his long-awaited cinematic debut by 2025.
You know who the real victims are? You guessed it: white people.
Stretch Armstrong World is the first and likely only fansite devoted exclusively to "the cornsyrup filled he man himself," Stretch Armstrong. Hopefully you still have one of these rubbery action figures around somewhere, because the site reports "their value has remained more stable than Gold making them a truely [sic] great investment!" Once the economy is destroyed and the world descends into chaos, we'll have to barter using "Fetch Armstrong dogs", so it's best you start your collection as soon as possible.
I had a Fetch Armstrong dog, which is apparently rare now? And if I'm understanding things right, the company got sued and had to stop selling superhero stretchies right as they were coming out with Plastic Man, which is a real shame.
I saw this stupid commercial at the movie theater and for a moment I actually thought it was a trailer for a live-action Gerald McBoingBoing movie
Today's Awful Link of the Day (that felt weird to write) is about Key4hope, a site that makes cool predictions about the future, such as:
Robots are essentially computers with legs. And by 2049, robots will cook all our meals, clean our homes, teach us, drive us to wherever we want to go, and perform delicate surgery on us. Simply, within a half century, robots will touch nearly every facet of our lives.My favorite prediction is that kids will be smarter because of holograms, and a cable channel about homework.
"Grampa, how did people survive before Uber?"
"I... I don't remember..."
MANDAMUS: VOID Orders/Judgments is a law blog from Paul Chen, a real-estate guy who's discovered one weird trick to make the legal system bend to his will. Judges HATE him!
"This is one of those photographs that needs some explanation. The President had been meeting with Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri, left, and Senior Communications Advisor Tara McGuinness, to prep for a radio interview. At one point, the President made a comment so humorous that Jenn and Tara bent over in laughter." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
WHY WON'T THE WHITE HOUSE REVEAL WHAT THE JOKE WAS?!?
Want to watch some strangers on the Internet play video games, but worried they might say something mildly upsetting? Fear not! Game Grumps Triggers will let you know when to cover your eyes and ears!
The Bad Boys of Pleasure Island (not safe for work!) is an up-and-coming Tumblr blog that expands and updates the mythos of Disney's Pinocchio for a new generation. Remember the part when Pinocchio and all his rowdy friends go to Paradise Island and (spoiler) get turned into donkeys? Well, given that you're using the Internet to read this, you shouldn't be the least bit surprised to learn that it's been warped into a weird sex thing. Of course it has.
Did some housekeeping around the site. Notably, the Video section is back, thanks mostly to me getting my YouTube account back.
This page (warning: autoplay) is now the best place to experience my Obama/Hillary shipper video, which doesn't feel dated at all. Sorry about the Google ads, you have to be very careful if you try to dismiss them or else it will open YouTube in a new tab/window and the sync will be RUINED.
***ITEM!!!*** Leaked e-mails from the Sony Pictures hack reveal plans for a new movie about the blue alien guy from the Walkman commercials!!!!!!!
COMICS CHAT WITH ANDY BUGAY
why didn't anybody tell me there was a dress code change in the Dilbert comic strip— Andy Bugay (@andybugay) December 7, 2014
@andybugay sorry, thought it was a temporary thing. looks like the zits teen is also getting a new outfit... big changes in the funny pages— rubber cat (@robbercat) December 7, 2014
@robbercat oh dear god. next thing you know the Baby Blues mom will be pregnant again— Andy Bugay (@andybugay) December 7, 2014
@andybugay that reminds me I wonder how cathy & irving are doing with their new baby... too bad we'll never know— rubber cat (@robbercat) December 7, 2014
@robbercat the baby grew up and became another Cathy. now read the strip over from the beginning— Andy Bugay (@andybugay) December 7, 2014