Friday, June 10, 2011

Friday Bits of Tid - Go Fly a Kite Edition

Weiner Week finally comes to an end. Sadly, the national conversation hasn't. It's too bad we can't seem to focus our attention on more serious matters, although having an online philanderer and liar in Congress is serious.

I miss the good old days when matters such as this were settled with a duel.

On this day in 1752, Benjamin Franklin flew a kite in a thunderstorm to prove that lightning was electricity. He is quoted as saying, "Damn!" right before he dropped the kitestring to let the circulation return to his numb fingers.

It's worth noting that Franklin's education stopped at age 10, which is well past today's current age of 5, or whenever kids starts kindergarden.

Let's tie our tids to the kitestring, shall we? Wait, that didn't sound right...

President Obama fulfills his campaign promise to make everyone's energy bills "necessarily skyrocket." Utility giant AEP will close five coal-fired power plants to comply with EPA regs. And you thought he was just kidding.

Obama's Sadim Touch: He mentioned a restaurant that was indirectly supported by his auto bailout. The restaurant is now closed. Could he give a shoutout to the EPA next time?

The Next Big Thing - Rabbit Dressage.

The US is now a world-wide joke. Kind of.

Autralian UFO documents abducted stolen.

This story is curious. Not in the fact that there was no criminal activity at the house the SWAT team stormed, or even that the person who was the reason for the raid didn't live there. No, what's curious is that the Department of Education has a SWAT team.

And to think, we actually used to eat this stuff. Cabbages as art. Lettuce dress.

Duude, like, you know, some scientists should like, get together, and like do whatever it is they do to some pot, man. That would be, like, the bomb, man.

Assault with a deadly weapon dead weasel.

And finally, Hitler expresses his outrage over WeinerGate...

Hitler Upset About Weinergate from FTR Radio on Vimeo.

Have a good 'un, y'all.

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