* not used exclusively by Glenn Beck
(h/t Cyanide and Happiness)
Jon Stewart, to the surprise of nobody, did a bit about the government shutdown issue, placing blame squarely where it’s deserved.
Making 100% valid points along the way (including a great capper at the end), Stewart shows a clip from the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory with a message to House Republicans from a small business owner.
The message is appropriate, but if you carry the reference too far, it would probably be better if the Republicans suffered the fate of Augustus Gloop, something that happened near the beginning of the chocolate factory tour, ensuring Augustus would not be causing trouble when matters of golden eggs and technology were in play.
Stewart backs it up with perfect driving and football analogies, though, so it’s all good.
Megan and I went to see Jack the Giant Slayer today. The movie was in a new IMAX theater at a local place. As we sat down in the theater (and well before the movie started), Megan put on her glasses, started waving her hands around in front of her face, and said, “It’s like I’m actually in the theater!”
Megan and I decided to play around a bit with some stop motion video. We decided that kayaking through the house and out the door was silly enough to warrant some effort, so here’s the end result.
She was a trooper, too. It was about 30 degrees out and the wind was whipping in the door and all she had on was her "Go Play Outside" t-shirt from Shanks Mare. Her smile (on-camera) never wavered.