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May 14, 2010
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George Rekers will sue you for calling a spade a spade. Just to clarify: bringing a gay prostitute on your trip doesn’t make you gay, wanting to bring a gay prostitute on your trip makes you gay. Actually bringing him makes you a gay hypocrite. If Rekers weren’t gay, he wouldn’t have resigned in shame.

In October, I declared one topic to be taboo on Is It Luck. Yesterday, I tried to break my own rule; Lewis Black eviscerated that topic on the Daily Show on Wednesday night, and I wanted to post it. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get the video to embed. Linking to it on another blog solves both the embedding problem and the persona non grata problem with one fell swoop. Neato!

This very post marks the 10th time that the venerable Phil Plait has been mentioned on Is It Luck. In a recent post, he explains why the moon appears to be larger when it’s on the horizon than when it’s overhead.  It’s always interesting to see an optical illusion at work in the natural world.  The picture from the London Tube station is pants-poopingly cool. (Here are the other 9 times I mentioned him.) I really can’t say enough good about Plait.

An anonymous guy spent a year identifying the tallest building in every country on Google Earth.

Luthier and all-around good guy Gerard has compiled some sources of free old time and western swing music on his blog ~House of Twang~.

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. Barry permalink*
    May 17, 2010 9:43 am

    It’s funny that Beck gets credit for not being an asshole. No one pats me on the back for saying that people shouldn’t hold up liquor stores. Why? Because we expect people to abide by the law.

    It is no different to demand that the government show the same respect for the law. That’s all Beck stood up for. It’s uncontroversial.

  2. Jonathan permalink
    May 18, 2010 2:00 am

    But unexpected. And many people hold the opposite view, including some old guy who ran for president about a year and a half ago.

    • Barry permalink*
      May 18, 2010 6:55 am

      I have a hard time getting all gooey inside for a guy with one position that isn’t wrong.

  3. Jonathan permalink
    May 18, 2010 7:31 pm

    Barry said:

    “No one pats me on the back for saying that people shouldn’t hold up liquor stores. Why? Because we expect people to abide by the law.”

    Jonathan says:

    It isn’t as if librals don’t also have positions in which they favor breaking the law and lawbreakers. I could rattle off a few if you like.

    • Barry permalink*
      May 18, 2010 7:35 pm

      That’s not what I said. All I said is that I am not joining in the “oooh, he can be soooo reasonable” slurp slurp parade. Even a blind squirrel gets a nut now and then.

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