Tuesday, July 6, 2010

On The Internets 07.06.2010

  • Fox News and talk radio host Glenn Beck (R-Batshit Crazy) has started his own university. Beck University will be online only, and promises to be "a unique academic experience bringing together experts in the fields of religion, American history and economics. Through captivating lectures and interactive online discussions, these experts will explore the concepts of Faith, Hope and Charity and show you how they influence America's past, her present and most importantly her future." Yeah, parents, cancel those checks to Harvard or State College and sign up the kids for Beck University so they can major in "conspiracy theories" and "everything I ever needed to know I learned from 1930s Nazi sympathizers."
  • Republican Senate nominee from Nevada, Sharron Angle, is so terrified that Nevada voters might discover her true positions that she is suing Harry Reid (D-NV) for giving voters the information. Angle's law suit is the textbook definition of frivolous, and the Reid campaign knows this. "These are Sharron Angle's positions in Sharron's own words from Sharron's own website. What was good enough for Nevada voters to read during the primary should be good enough for them now," said Reid campaign spokesman Jon Summers. "Sharron has long believed in killing Social Security, eliminating the Departments of Education and Energy and shipping nuclear waste to Nevada. We've always heard that Sharron Angle is an unapologetic conservative. It has to be embarrassing for her to have her handlers trying to hide who she really is."
  • Gallup has released a new poll that shows a comparison between the attitudes and beliefs of a Republican vs. those who identify themselves as part of the tea party. Guess what? They are pretty much identical. "However, as Gallup has pointed out, those who describe themselves as Tea Party supporters are in many ways indistinguishable from, and largely a subset of, Republican identifiers more generally. As a result, Tea Party supporters’ issue concerns are not decidedly different from those of Republican identifiers." Didn't really need a poll to tell me that.
  • How sad. A new study has revealed that many native English speakers can't understand basic grammar. "The findings -- which undermine the assumption that all speakers have a core ability to use grammatical cues -- could have significant implications for education, communication and linguistic theory."
  • After only one season on air, the excellent ABC comedy, Modern Family, is already being syndicated. USA Network will begin airing the show daily in 2013. If you haven't seen the show, I suggest checking out a few episodes on Hulu. I was skeptical, at first, but the show is freakin' hilarious.
  • Speaking of hilarious, I saw the movie Hot Tub Time Machine last night. I thought it looked kinda lame in the previews when it came out earlier this year. But I was wrong. That movie is hysterical.

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