Classic Colbert Moment

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This video clip of Stephen Colbert interviewing Republican Congressman Lynn Westmoreland (who is co-sponsoring a bill to put the 10 Commandments in public buildings) is an instant classic.

Colbert: You have not introduced a single piece of legislation since you entered Congress.

Westmoreland: That’s correct.

Colbert: This has been called a do nothing Congress. Is it safe to say you’re the do nothingest?

Westmoreland: I, I, ..Well there’s one other do nothiner. I don’t know who that is, but they’re a Democrat.

Colbert: What can we get rid of to balance the budget?

Westmoreland: The Dept. of Education.

Colbert: What are the Ten Commandments?

Westmoreland: You mean all of them?–Um… Don’t murder. Don’t lie. Don’t steal Um… I can’t name them all.

(via J-Walk)

Save Screech’s House

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Is there a better charity than helping out a washed up celeb? (The correct answer is yes, just about any charity you can think of is a better idea than this one)

I’m Dustin Diamond and you probably remember me from the hit TV show Saved By The Bell. After the show ended I decided to leave Sunny Cailfornia for the midwest. My shitty credit meant that getting a loan for a house would be tough. I began looking and finally purchsed one on a land contract. I was thrilled! Now I call Wisconsin my home.

During the past years the land around me has developed for the better and my property value went way up. Now that the house is worth a lot more they want it back. Knowing my credit is bad, getting a straight mortgage would take some time. I received a letter stating that I had 30 days to pay $250,000.00 or get out. I was not thrilled.

(via MonkeyFilter)

Nixon’s Enemies List

I think this is my favorite link I’ve seen since I got back from Miami. The North Korean pictures link is a close second.

The “Opponents List and Political Enemies Project” turned over to the Senate committee, Dean said, was compiled beginning in 1971 by various Administration officials and was frequently updated.

In one of the documents, written by Dean Aug. 16, 1971, intended to accompany the undated master list of opponents, Dean suggested ways in which “we can use the available federal machinery to screw our political enemies.” Methods proposed included Administration manipulation of “grant availability, federal contracts, litigation, prosecution, etc.”

(via Grow a Brain)

10 Things To Make You Want to Puke

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American Inventor Spot takes a look at some of the more, er, interesting types of food. Pictured above is ranked at #4 and is Californian King Snake Whiskey.

“Real Californian King Snake whiskey is infused with a farm real farm raised Real Californian King snake, ginseng roots and seed pods. The whiskey is left for several months, which then imparts a unique flavour into the whiskey, it is quite an acquired taste. The story is that this is used in SE Asia as a very strong Aphrodisiac; and it also has many medical uses.

(via Screenhead)