* Jimmy Kimmel proves how good Americans are at BS.
* The international language of overseas investing is guilt.
* Celebrate Passover by putting the ten plagues on your fingernails.
* Alison Brie makes awful news stories feel like a ray of sunshine.
* "Goofball diplomacy"? I thought we already tried that with Hillary Clinton's dancing.
* Here's a handy list of signs the economy still sucks (aside from your wallet).
* President Obama, I'm going to Vulcan mind meld you into listening to Leonard Nimoy on NPR.
Tags: Alison Brie, Barack Obama, Daily Links, Dennis Rodman, Economy, Hillary Clinton, Kim, Leonard Nimoy, North Korea, NPR, Passover, Poland, Star Trek, Women's Rights
Obama just said "Jedi Mindmeld."That sound you heard was Picard face-palming.
— Damon Lindelof (@DamonLindelof) March 1, 2013
Obama should follow John Kerry's lead here and stick to Rocky IV references.
— Chris L (@brittonlowe) March 1, 2013
Tags: Barack Obama, Star Trek, Star Wars, Tweet Roundup, Twitter
* Jodie Foster is an inspiration to everyone who is confusing.
* Yeah. There's an inauguration app.
* Bad Lip Reading is getting into sports.
* Martin Luther King was a righteous nerd.
* You'll watch this once, and then 20 more times today.
* David Brooks teaches and gets and lesson in humility.
* Recently discovered photographs of the Russian Revolution.
* Tim Heideker shows us how President Obama will get the flu.
* Each course of this week's Dinner Party is more amazing than the last.
Tags: Communism, Daily Links, David Brooks, Energy & Oil, Guns, Jodie Foster, LGBT, Martin Luther King, NRA, Russia, Sports, Star Trek, Texas, The Atlantic, Tim Heidecker
Whether you're a member of a Ronald Reagan blood cult, a Republican insider looking to clone the late conservative hero or simply shopping for a Father Day's surprise, Britain-based PFC Auctions has just the thing for you…
The 5" glass vial with a half inch diameter has a green rubber stopper. Dried blood residue from President Reagan (1911-2004) can be seen clearly in the vial with a quarter-inch ring of blood residue at the end of the inserted rubber stopper….
A 3½" x 1" white label has been affixed to the vial. It is printed, in purple ink, "REAGAN RONALD 940029 THOR / 610892572 AARON PRESIDENTIAL / SUITE 3/30/81 M 2/02/11 JAP." 940029 was Reagan's patient ID.
Finally, something of value from the Reagan administration trickled down to the plebes! But did it have to be blood residue?
The heartwarming story of how this purported saintly relic reached the auctioneer is a tale of kindness and property theft. Mostly the latter. The mother of the present owner was employed at a laboratory contracted by George Washington University Hospital to handle blood testing. After testing was complete, the woman took the vial home, where it has remained in the family ever since. Until now, dear reader, when it's available for about $12,000 at the current bid and exchange rate.
For some reason, the folks at the Ronald Reagan Foundation and Library are upset at this adventure in capitalism, but the man behind this modern day equivalent of the True Cross has a solid response — it's what Saint Ronnie would have wanted…
Tags: Ronald Reagan, Star Trek, United Kingdom
One is a group of humanoids who view the accumulation of wealth as life's central enterprise, devote themselves to a culture of unrestrained capitalism that holds labor unions and workplace regulations as abominations, condone unethical business practices in the service of profit, and are ardently misogynistic.
The other is a fictional race of space aliens in the Star Trek universe. Just how well do the Republican presidential candidates align with the rest of their space-faring cousins?
Tags: Conservatives, Mitt Romney, Nerdiness, Newt Gingrich, Republicans, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, Star Trek