Friday, April 21, 2006

Snark of the Week (Round 2): The answer is 42, you bonehead!

This week had a rather high snark content, so here are a few more:

  1. MIT Prof patters on about the universe being a computer (no word on the mice, or dolphins for that matter), and things get snippy over at Digg.
    Wrong, the universe is really an intense and immensely complex hallucination experienced by a 17 year old Belgian kid on a potent mix of Psilocybe Cubensis mushrooms and LSD. Upon coming down from this trip (while simultaneously nullifying all of existence), this kid will mark the end of our universe with the words "Dude, that was fucking trippy", then raid his mom's fridge for the last bag of Doritos.

    Of course, you can't prove or disprove my belief and i'm no more qualified than the rest of you to speculate on it, but the fact that I suggest such a thing is surely newsworthy and worth a digg....or is it?

  2. The critics are all eh over Julia Roberts' Broadway debut.
    The New York Times' Ben Brantley wrote "She's stiff with self-consciousness (especially in the first act), only glancingly acquainted with the two characters she plays and so deeply, disturbingly beautiful that you don't want to let her out of your sight." He also compared her to a lamppost.

  3. The Rude Pundit's "Three Signs That Your Superpower Is Becoming a Cheap Rip-Off of the Soviet Union"
    Members of the party in power pledge allegiance to their party's own symbol. At a GOP dinner in San Diego, the fine Republican attendees stood like good meerkats and began to say the Pledge of Allegiance until some observant Pavlovian diner noticed that there was no, you know, American flag to pledge to. "Pledge to the elephant," shouted one quick-thinking GOPer, and all the pledgers, including weepy Rep. Darrell Issa, turned to say the pledge to a starred and striped elephant banner.
That's it. I'm done. Honest.

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