Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Let's Face It, We're Getting Lazy

It's summer. It's hot. So here's to having other people do your work for you.

This has been another PSA from JMCR.

(I can't even write out the full names)

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Summer Reading

1. The Real McCain: Why Conservatives Don't Trust Him and Why Independents Shouldn't by Cliff Schecter

2. The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism by Naomi Klein

3. Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon- And the Journey of a Generation by Sheila Weller

4. At a Crossroads: Between a Rock and My Parents' Place by: Kate T. Williamson

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Lame McCain

Many of you (so like our 3 regular readers, you know who you are and we love you) have noticed that JMCR has been slacking a little bit. Posts are fewer and far between, its true. I would like to say that is because the quality has gone up, but then again I've never been that great of a judge of my output. 

Part of the June slack-off was due, to be sure, from our travels abroad. Part was, I think, the inevitable feeling of freedom that comes when school is out. The fact that this isn't actually a summer break for any of us is immaterial.

Part of it too though is that chronicling and analyzing the many robotic aspects of John McCain has begun to feel a bit like kicking a dog when its down. Staff shake ups, lame scandal responses, the fact that there is widespread agreement that the presidency is Obama's to lose, it's hard to make fun of a news story that portrays the McCain campaign in the most pathetic of terms. 

So, I never thought I would say this, but I kind of feel bad. Robots, after all, need love too. That is, if they had the ability to experience any human emotion. (I even feel bad for that last swipe, although I guess Cindy can't express any human emotion on her face, so it evens out). 

Where is the fire? Where is Karl Rove? I'm bored. 

I will regret this post. 

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Brought To You By The Letter: S

The letter S is perhaps one of the most versatile letters in the English language. It's certainly the most important letter in Scrabble. It's cool, you can make things plural, a lot of words start with it, and it can be used to make a lot of blended consonant sounds (like sh, sp, sm, ...) 

However, its versatility is both a blessing and a curse for McCain-ical. Well, more of a curse really. First, he confused Sunni and Shiite muslims. Popular wisdom holds that he actually does know the difference, but that at 71 and 10 months, he just fucks that shit up sometimes. 

Yesterday the letter S foiled our fair Republican nominee yet again. This time it was on his beloved Straight Talk Express, when he asked reporters "How can we bring pressure on the government of Somalia?" He meant Sudan, and he was corrected by his aide. 

The letter S: 2 
John McCain: 0

JMCR suggests flash cards? 

Somailia, Sudan, Shiite, Sunni, Shlameel, Shlamazel