Monday, June 30, 2008

Around the World Wide Web 68

1. Check out the political cartoonist, Yogi Love, who spots his blacks with something of an old school style. I can see echoes of Alex Raymond, Will Eisner, the EC artists, Wally Wood, Bernie Wrightson and Henry Payne in his work.

2. Michael Berliner reminds us of the meaning of Independence Day -- and how we are losing the meaning today.

3. A friend of mine likes to say, "In France they call them artistes. Here we call them c**ksuckers." The French can do some things well, but building a car is not one of them.

(HT: Don Surber)

4. The communists couldn't put keep food on the store shelves, but they had the best jokes.

5. In my day job, while working on a Hip-Hop station, I came across this line about the rap group G-Unit:

The group's founding members, 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, and Tony Yayo all grew up on the same block, they rapped and sold drugs together.

All-American kids! It's almost like something out of a Mickey Rooney-Judy Garland movie.

Judy: Hey, Mickey! Let's put on a show!

Mickey: Hell with dat, bitch. You want to be my ho?

6. It is the 100th anniversary of the Tunguska impact in Siberia:

“Suddenly in the north sky… the sky was split in two, and high above the forest the whole northern part of the sky appeared covered with fire… At that moment there was a bang in the sky and a mighty crash… The crash was followed by a noise like stones falling from the sky, or of guns firing. The earth trembled.” So wrote a witness — fully forty miles away from the event — of the Tunguska impact of 1908, whose 100th anniversary is today. As Larry Klaes notes, small bodies still undetected by astronomers could pose the threat of another Tunguska, making the hunt for Earth-crossing objects a matter of high importance not just for science but planetary security.

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