the real list of best #thewire characters

Barstool Chicago is off its rocker with this list:

5 – Chris Partlow

4 – Herc

3 – Stringer Bell

2 – Bodie Braudus

1 – McNulty
Ahem. The correct list looks like this:

5. Slim Charles: For taking out Cheese in one of the most "Holy Shit!) moments in the series.

4. Bodie Braudus - No matter what situation he was in, you always rooted for Bodie. I may or may not have shed a tear when he died.

3. Clay Davis - Sheeeeeit.

2. Omar Little - Black Gay Gangsta Robin Hood. Say no more.

1.Bunk Moreland - Bunk is the best. Funny. Likeable. Good po-lice. Flawed. Plus was in the best scene of the entire series.

While I'm at it, Snoop deserves an honorable mention for this scene, which may be the most ominous opening scene for a season ever.


kicking spit

This band is new to me.

Sometimes they remind me of Seaweed.

Sometimes they remind me of Annihilation Time.

But mostly, they remind me of Dinosaur, Jr.

These are all good things.


chardres and padgers


Also, the Padres single-A club, the Eugene Emeralds, have an AWESOME take on the Swingin' Friar:

I fully endorse Gaslamp Ball's idea of having a Swinging Friar theme throughout the Padres minor league system.


texas is the reason

Hey guys, Chipper Jones, former Braves third baseman, is watching REELZ has a very interesting take on the JFK assassination. Someone should look into this!

i wanna grub up before i see my lady


sinking self-confidence, ego deflator

Ok, ha ha, I get it, dude is drunk trying to walk the escalator the wrong way. Nice try, but still no match for what may be my favorite video of all time: falling up the escalator.

Title reference:

gettin' better

2013 Motor Trend Car of the Year: Tesla S: Teslassssss

Wasn't Tesla mentioned alongside Solyndra by Republicans mocking the idea of government dollars going to alternative energy companies and ideas?

Also: DO WANT.

(Apologies for the Tesla reference in the title. I may or may not have have been a mulleted metalhead in high school)


the walking meh

The Walking Dead is probably the worst show that I've seen every episode of. Why? See the red, gray, and blue below.



liberal concern trolling

Liberal Schadenfreude is Out of Control:
Twitter and Facebook have become cesspools of schadenfreude. I’d like to think that most people wouldn’t dare say to a friend, colleague, or relative the mean-spirited gloating hatefulness that has become common in the last few days...
Liberals need to pipe down. Ruthlessly delighting in Republican sadness will not help bring anyone together to make the most of Obama’s second term.
No, Slate's Katherine Goldstein, you need to give me a fucking break. What  kind of bubble do you live in? Do you have Republican friends? I doubt it, because if you did, you'd know that Obama being elected to a second term did not suddenly silence them and make them realize that maybe, just maybe, they need to rethink a few things.  Nope. For the most part they've doubled down on the hate and bile. Donald Trump. Victoria Jackson. The Nuge. Calls for assassination. Racial epithets  Heck, even normal people on my Facebook feed freaking the fuck out. Not to mention this nutcase.

Get a grip, Katherine. There isn't going to be a kumbaya moment. I'll gladly have a civil conversation with moderate Republicans, but are there any left? Until there's some sign of willingness to engage in a constructive dialogue, end the war on science, and treat the "other", whether they be a minority, immigrant, or gay, as a human being, schadenfreude is all we have.

manic about hispanics

Ann Coulter And Sean Hannity Jump On The Latino Moocher Train:

I love how Republican's think their future success lies bashing Hispanics and immigrants as moochers. They act as if A) the immigrant population is getting smaller, and B) most people don't have first hand-experience with an immigrant (possibly even illegal!) who worked harder than anyone he/or she knows.


Peggy Noonan Is Still Permitted to Write About Politics for Some Reason
Peggy Noonan Is Still Permitted to Write About Politics for Some Reason:
Peggy Noonan, whose uniquely airy style of kindergarten-reading-level prose works upon the political chattering classes (but no one else) like a snake charmer's flute works on a cobra, wrote one of the most vapid, scoff-worthy, fact-free columns of the pre-election news cycle, in which she predicted that Mitt Romney would win because she'd been seeing a lot of his yard signs around, lately. Well, now comes the post-election follow-up: Peggy Noonan is resigning from her job as a WSJ columnist, in acknowledgement of the unavoidable fact that she is an embarrassment to her profession.

Ha, playing. Just playing.
Starvation, pestilence, disease. These are all things which depress me. But none as much as the fact that Peggy Freaking Noonan probably brings in a seven-figure salary. 


evil personified

Just filthy bile. Divisive, mean-spirited bile. How will the country survive another four years with this monster in charge?


nothing to see here

Watch This Voting Machine Hilariously Refuse To Accept A Vote For Barack Obama (Probably Because It Is Racist):
I initially selected Obama but Romney was highlighted. I assumed it was being picky so I deselected Romney and tried Obama again, this time more carefully, and still got Romney. Being a software developer, I immediately went into troubleshoot mode. I first thought the calibration was off and tried selecting Jill Stein to actually highlight Obama. Nope. Jill Stein was selected just fine. Next I deselected her and started at the top of Romney’s name and started tapping very closely together to find the ‘active areas’. From the top of Romney’s button down to the bottom of the black checkbox beside Obama’s name was all active for Romney. From the bottom of that same checkbox to the bottom of the Obama button (basically a small white sliver) is what let me choose Obama. Stein’s button was fine. All other buttons worked fine.

I asked the voters on either side of me if they had any problems and they reported they did not. I then called over a volunteer to have a look at it. She him hawed for a bit then calmly said “It’s nothing to worry about, everything will be OK.” and went back to what she was doing. I then recorded this video.
Fucking conspiracy theory loons.

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@gaslampball I thought we were friends

Great, Nick Popaditch, a Tea Party bully who's polluting East County with signage and backwards views is following me. Why? I don't know! We disagree on EVERYTHING!

 So that's weird. More upsetting though...

What the hell? I don't know why I find that so surprising, but I do.

Go, Susan Davis!


matt calkins sums it up #firenorv

I wouldn’t take the Turner-coached Chargers over the Panthers practice quad on the first game of the season. But if he’s one loss away from getting canned, I’ll take the Turner-coached Chargers over the ’85 freakin’ Bears.