Daily Archives: October 26, 2011

Tale of the Norden Bombsight

Malcom Gladwell spins a fascinating story about the strange origins and ultimately twisted fate of a fabulously complicated yet practically hapless bomb-sighting device developed at extraordinary expense for the U.S. military in WWII.

It’s a wonderful metaphor for many things…

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O’Reilly on Sun News

Charles Adler slobbers over Fox News star Bill O’Reilly in hopes of casting some reflected attention on his obscure Sun TV program.

I wonder if O’Reilly’s latest book will suffer the same fate as his last tome when copies of it were donated to a forward base of the U.S. military in Afghanistan?

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He Carried Yellow Flowers

If you thought the “smoker” ad launched by the Herman Cain campaign was atrocious, well, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet:

If, after having watched that horrible monstrosity, you can still regard the Herminator as anything but a joke candidate effectively punking the Republican Party, I’d be amazed.

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Filed under 2012 U.S. Election, Republican Party