"Gray strings represent all the states that New York sent more than 10,000 people to in 2012. The thickest band runs to Florida; click on it and you’ll see that 53,009 New Yorkers headed for the Sunshine State and are perhaps appearing in Florida Man’s Twitter feed this very instant. Conversely, 27,392 Floridians moved to New York and might now be experiencing the joy of $14.50 packs of cigarettes."
"Happy Halloween! As you can see, same costume as last year: middle-aged lesbian pundit in a jacket that was bought for less than twenty dollars at the mall in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
Trick or treat."
Rachel Maddow, obviously.
Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny at the Paley Center in NYC.
The beginning of the best weekend ever.
"I believe in cutting useless government projects. I also believe in cutting useful projects, future projects, and past projects. The Hoover Dam is a travesty."
Republicans don’t realize that Ron Swanson is meant to be funny.
"Because that’s what the internet needs: more cats and food."
Doof Daily: DOOF DOES VINE (by doofdaily)
"Please in future say no when you are asked to prostitute yourself. Your body is for you and your boyfriend. It isn’t for every spunk-spewing dirtbag on the net, or every greedy record company executive to buy his mistresses diamonds with."
"This beats Obamacare I hope."
— man says as he signs up for the Kentucky state health care exchange established by Obamacare.
Command and Control
I’ve been reading the new Eric Schlosser book, Command and Control, which is about nuclear weapons and is awesome, when I came across this line:
It was the largest civil defense drill in the nation’s history. During a mock attack, sixty-one cities were struck by nuclear weapons , ranging in yield from 20 kilotons to 5 megatons. As air-raid sirens warned that Soviet bombers were approaching, fifteen thousand federal employees were evacuated from Washington, D.C. The president and members of his Cabinet were driven to secret locations and remained there for three days. Throughout the United States, families climbed into shelters or rehearsed their escape routes.
In New York City, everyone was cleared from the streets and kept indoors for ten minutes, bracing for the arrival of a Soviet hydrogen bomb— whose ground zero, for some reason, would be the corner of North 7th Street and Kent Avenue in Williamsburg Brooklyn.
All I can say is: Hey USSR, don’t bomb my friends man. not cool.
HA. Our street corner is important to national security. Apparently.
oh Louis CK, always giving us the life lessons we need to hear in the most vulgar and hilarious of ways. I love you.