Stay weird, Twitter.
Barack Obama’s big national security speech was interrupted by Medea Benjamin — no, not Tyler Perry’s latest creation, but the co-founder of the shouty anti-war group Code Pink.
The president sure looked like a certain protester was about to get the IRS’s luxury audit package, but that didn’t keep Twitter from smelling a conspiracy:
Anthony Weiner’s first day of campaigning for NYC mayor took him to Harlem, where he he became a one-man stimulus package (heh heh heh, package) for the journalism industry:
He learned some tough lessons about the internet:
And didn’t get heckled:
But he also said, “I hope at least some of the ideas penetrate, and it changes some of the conversations,” so he still needs to work on his choice of words.
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You know, I’m, I guess, of a generation that I don’t — I wonder — I listened to some of the Supreme Court justices and one of them said, ‘Well what’s next after that? Is it two people, three people?’
Don Rumsfeld, suggesting gay marriage has weapons of mass polygamy.
Good thing you can’t invade gay marriage.
The Oxford English Dictionary accepts both pronunciations. They are wrong. It is a soft ‘G,’ pronounced ‘jif.’ End of story.
Steve Wilhite, the creator of the GIF, chiming in on the pronunciation of the word. (As everyone knows, choosy memes choose “jif.”) Wilhite, a former CompuServe employee, created the format in 1987 and is to receive an award for his creation tonight. (via shortformblog)
The Justice Scalia approach to the GIF debate: The original intent of the creator means we must pronounce it with a soft ‘G.’
The living Constitution/liberal approach: Screw originalism — pronounce it with a hard ‘G’ like the White House tumblr says.
The normal person approach: The ‘G’ is pronounced “GO AWAY, YOU NERDS.”
Here’s how Fox News reported on IRS official Lois Lerner pleading the Fifth at a Congressional hearing.
Ah, if only her name were Lois Teapartyhating Bigliar.
It’s official: the Weiner puns are coming.
Anthony Weiner announced he’s running for mayor of New York City in a campaign video that explained why the repentant crotch-tweeter had so much trouble with 21st century technology:
A middle-class kid in Brooklyn. I thought we had it all. Playing stickball late into the night. And if we were lucky, a Mets game on the weekends.
If YOU grew up in 1930s Brooklyn, you’d be confused about how Twitter works too.
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When we have a queen who is a lesbian and she marries another lady and then decides she would like to have a child and someone donates sperm and she gives birth to a child, is that child heir to the throne?
Former Conservative Party chairman/disgruntled old person Norman Tebbit, speaking in opposition to the British marriage equality bill.
Artificially inseminated lesbian queen. Band name. Called it.