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In Which Peggy Noonan Wrestles the Many-Armed Squid in Ink-Darkened Water

Image via Shutterstock Perhaps the greatest Peggy Noonan paragraph ever. The program is unique in that it touches on an intimate and very human part of life, the health of one's body, and yet normal people have been almost wholly excluded from the debate. This surely was not a bug but...

LGF Mobile Version Update: LGF Pages Now Mobile-Ready

I still have a lot of work to do to completely finish the Marvelous LGF Mobile Makeover, but I'm pleased to report that you can now post to LGF Pages from your mobile phone, in a form optimized for the small screen. All the features of our LGF Pages window work...

Anti-gay pundits deplete national supply of Nazi comparisons, irony

The gays are going to force us all into tolerating them, Or kill us. Or tolerance-camp us. Something that requires a pre-emptive strike by the forces of decency...which will coincidentally take the form of policing the population for gayness, criminalizing gayness, and maybe forced reparitive camps. And the occasional...

Your Overnight Gary Busey

YouTube Sure, it's an advertisement, but it's also deeply weird.

Amazing Video: Meteorite Narrowly Misses Norwegian Skydiver

YouTube A Norwegian man narrowly avoided being hit by a meteorite while skydiving and has captured the first ever video footage of a meteorite travelling through the air after its flame has gone out. Anders Helstrup, who belongs to the Oslo Parachute Club said "I got the feeling that there was...

The LGF Mobile Version Goes Live at Last

The big Friday announcement at LGF is the launch of our new mobile version for smartphones such as iPhones or Android devices. This has been on the drawing board for waaay too long, and it gives me great pleasure to finally throw it out there into the jungle of the...

Rick Perry Refuses to Comply With Anti-Prison Rape Law

Yesterday, this happened: creationist Texas Governor Rick Perry came out strongly in favor of letting prison rape continue unabated. "I will not sign your form and I will encourage my fellow governors to follow suit," Perry wrote in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, the first governor to make...

Overnight Short Animation With Poetry: Common Room

Vimeo The Common Room Animation Project is a collaboration between 13 animators, based on Talia Randall's spoken-word poem 'Common Room'. Each of the animators chose a segment of the poem that inspired them the most, and brought their own unique style, technique and interpretation to the poem.

Breitbart "News:" Pat Dollard Should Not Call Himself a Contributor

So, after genocide-lovin' wingnut Pat Dollard tweeted yesterday that it was "time for Americans to start slaughtering Muslims in the streets," Mother Jones contacted Breitbart "News" for comment, since Dollard's Twitter profile says he's a contributor for them. The response: We asked the editor of Breitbart, Alex Marlow, and the...

Interview With #CancelColbert Activist Suey Park: Put a Bird on It

Ladies and gentlemen, the political genius of 23-year old Suey Park: #CancelColbert Activist Suey Park: "This Is Not Reform, This Is Revolution". What is the best way to work with white people, to get them on our side? I don't want them on our side. You don't want them on your side. This...

NPR Tiny Desk Concert: The Haden Triplets

YouTube Petra, Rachel and Tanya Haden are three sisters in love with the art of singing. Born in 1971 to a famous musical father (Charlie Haden is a world-class upright jazz bassist), they've separately taken on vastly different music projects. You may have heard Petra with The Decemberists or tackling...

Breitbart "News" Contributor Pat Dollard Says: Time to Kill All Muslims

Breitbart "News" contributor Pat Dollard is advocating genocide on Twitter, in response to the reported shootings at Fort Hood. Just thought you'd like to know. If there is even one more act of Muslim terrorism, it is then time for Americans to start slaughtering Muslims in the streets, all of them. --...

Supreme Court Says Democracy Is for Sale to the Highest Bidder

Image via Shutterstock Another awful Supreme Court decision today extends the Citizens United disaster and further erodes America's political system by striking down aggregate limits on campaign contributions; according to the new ruling, wealthy individuals may now contribute as much as $3.6 million to a single politician. The decision -- written...

Overnight Animated Short: Bibo, the Lonely Robot

Vimeo It started as an idea about a lonely robot who sells ice cream. In order to survive in a severe reality he recreates an imaginary world where he lives every day, like he did during the best time of his life. After several years of production and a one-year festival...

Glenn Beck Sued for Defamation for Labeling Saudi Student as Boston Bombing "Money Man"

Almost immediately after the Boston Marathon bombings, Glenn Beck fixated on a 20-year old Saudi Arabian student, who was actually injured in the attacks but was briefly questioned by police. Beck went absolutely ballistic, calling the student a "proven terrorist" and the "money man" behind the bombings. The radio host...

Tech Note: A Bookmarklet to Count Selected Characters and Words on a Web Page

Here, have a bookmarklet that counts characters and words in selected text on a web page: javascript:(function(){var a=(document.selection?document.selection.createRange().text:document.getSelection()).toString();alert(a.length?"Characters:...Show More Summary

An Interesting LA Times Piece on the Legacy of NSA Leader Gen. Keith Alexander

Getty Image Here's a good piece by LA Times reporter Ken Dilanian on NSA leader Gen. Keith Alexander, and the vast expansion of NSA digital surveillance over which he presided: NSA Chief's Legacy Is Shaped by Big Data, for Better and Worse. The overhaul, which Alexander ordered shortly after taking leadership...

Strangely Beautiful Photos of Desolation and Abandonment

Now for something completely different -- strangely beautiful photos of desolation and abandonment from the ruins of the Worcester State Hospital, formerly known as the State Lunatic Asylum: The Kingston Lounge: Worcester State Hospital. The Kirkbride building at Worcester State Hospital, a once-sprawling complex conceived in 1869, built between 1873...

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