- I'm sure you've all seen the controversial Obama New Yorker cover. I don't have much of an opinion. It is a fine concept for satire, but not executed terribly well (the situation isn't quite absurd enough considering what some people truly do believe about Obama.)
However, I like Ruben Bolling's take on the issue.
- Mr. Bolling also has a new Super-Fun-Pax Comix out.
- Although someone apparently takes issue with it.
- Speaking of fake right-wing cartoons, no one does it better than The Onion.
- Speaking of politics, if you haven't checked it out FiveThirtyEight.com is really the best site out there for polling data and analysis.
- The most awesomely absurd movie trailer I've seen in quite awhile: Outlander.
- There are so many obvious jokes here, but I'll try to abstain: Playboy to do "Girls of Olive Garden" spread.
- Real life former Olympic sports. I guess the Olympics used to take a lot of cues from American Gladiators:
Swimming obstacle race (1900): Racers had to swim through the River Seine, climb up and down a pole, then go over and under several boats.
One-hand weightlifting (1896): Similar to the modern snatch event, but athletes were only allowed to use one hand.
Tug-of-war (1900-1920): Two teams of eight try to pull a rope six feet; if neither team reaches the mark after five minutes, the team that pulls the farthest wins.
Duelling pistol (1906): Shooters fired at mannequins wearing frock coats and bull's-eyes on their chests.