the otherwhirled

where nothing is real, and nothing else is sacred.

LOLcons: its teh cancr, stupd.

its teh cancr, stupd. (Jim Young/Files/Reuters) the Boosh cancer, the Cheney cancer, the Rove cancer. i guess it really can all get to you, especially when you’ll gladly pimp the party bullshit apparently just for the glory of making yourself look progressively more idiotic over the course of sixteen months.

‘LOLcons’ concept created by Jon Swift and named by Marita.

original photo credit: Jim Young/Files/Reuters

2007.08.17 Posted by | humor, LOLcons, political hegemony, public figures, snark | 2 Comments

Justice? My ass.

José, can u c...? please allow me to turn your attention to a very worthy read by Scarecrow. there’s no way in hell i’d ever try to paint Padilla as a hero, so don’t misinterpret this image. on the other hand, as Scarecrow so eloquently points out, there’s no way in hell you can objectively interpret what our government did in this case as “justice”.

and that’s really all i’m saying.

although of course the pun and the alliteration to an old joke are entirely intentional.

original photo credit: REUTERS/Florida DMV/Handout

2007.08.17 Posted by | otherwhirled originals, political hegemony, politics, snark | 3 Comments

LOLcons: we suk…

we suk... (Jim Bourg/Reuters)

‘LOLcons’ concept created by Jon Swift and named by Marita.

original photo credit: Jim Bourg/Reuters

2007.08.17 Posted by | humor, LOLcons, otherwhirled originals, politics, snark | Leave a comment

LOLcons: running with the devil

running with the devil (AP Photo/The White House, Kimberlee Hewitt) Well, golly. Check out the vapid, college-republican-esque glaze over the eyes of this boy. Do you think he has even the remotest clue as to what he’s getting into?

….I found the simple life ain’t so simple
When I jumped out, on that road
I got no love, no love you’d call real
Ain’t got nobody, waitin’ at home….

Even though I’m not the religious type, I may well say a prayer for little Henry. ‘Tis a shame to see such sweet, young innocence destined for such….ew!

‘LOLcons’ concept created by Jon Swift and named by Marita.

photo credit: AP Photo/The White House, Kimberlee Hewitt

2007.08.17 Posted by | humor, LOLcons, public figures, snark | 3 Comments

Regarding My First Blogging Milestone

Sometime today, August 17, or tomorrow, the number of total visitors to this blog should reach the 10,000 mark. I mention it now, because my next three days are going to be rather hectic (as if my days are not hectic already!), and since my daily hits seem to jump around substantially, that milestone may actually be reached anytime between noon Friday and midnight Sunday.

It’s probably more information than you care about, but as you can see from my daily hits chart for the past 30 days, hits have been anything but consistent: in fact, they’ve been about as consistent as “teh funny” in my posts. As you can also see, there is a mysterious “W” in the middle of the chart. I was commenting to the Eldest Other-child the other day that the only thing I find displeasing about the way I blog is that I so often must look upon the dumbfounded countenance of our “Fearless Leader”, but even worse: I am cursed with his presence on the blog stats page as well.

My karma, as I may or may not have noted previously, stinks.

30 days of hits in the otherwhirled

Yeah, that’s not exactly the prettiest thing in the world, is it. But I guess it’d demonstrative of my male-ness. I have good days, and I have not-so-good days, and the good days are typically few and far between.

At any rate, in return for your continued visitation here, I will pledge to do one thing: From now on, I’ll start embedding the images here in WordPress or from my own servers (and there is still the possibility that I will move this to my own server as well) so that the images quit disappearing after the news photo sites I currently reference them from remove them to reduce their own storage overhead. I will also try to dredge up the missing photos from some of the more entertaining posts of the past and get them replaced, but I can’t really see myself doing that for each and every old post, sorry. As much as I enjoy the snarkery, I do have a life, and all….

Please accept my humble thanks for your continued patronage, and yes that’s even extended to those of you who are simply looking for nude photos of Condoleezza Rice. As well, my sincere gratitude to my guest-bloggers Tengrain and Dr. Monkey von Monkerstein. I suppose, theoretically, that I could have done it without you, but it certainly wouldn’t have been as much fun. And I get a secret satisfaction knowing that two of the top ten posts here on the otherwhirled are Tengrain’s. So, actually, I guess I couldn’t have done it without you, after all!

Being the benevolent commander that I am, I’m interested in your opinion about the contents of my posts. Do you feel I should stick to political things, or do you find my current practice of open-ended snarkery more fun? Feel free to voice your opinion in the comments below. Thanks again, everyone!

2007.08.17 Posted by | blogging, humor | 15 Comments