Funny or Endy? You Make The Call!

Posted: March 11, 2013 by veeshir in China, Fun With Media, Funniest End of Civilization Evah, GOP FAIL, Liberal Fascism, Nanny State, Notes on the Revolution, Obama's Fault, PEBKAC

There will be a test.

Important, Above The Post Update!

BradXTC went and did something for which he can not be forgiven, he looked into an OUTRAGE!!!! without being OUTRAGED!!!!! and it looks as if the “Bronze Star for the PPT” story is not as OUTRAGEOUS!!!!!!! as I thought.

So thanks to MkeD nobody gets extra-credit. He blew the curve too. You can all thank him.

Oh, and MikeD? Listen, when I get OUTRAGED!!!!! I really don’t like to hear facts. Jeez, that’s what I get for reading comments and clicking links.

Now back to the post!

1. Matt Yglesias (pronounciation, mawr-on) loves him some Death To Israel!

The key to the interpretation is found in the crucial four words that are often tacked on to the phrase “Israel’s right to exist” — namely, “… as a Jewish state.” As I understand it, the principle that Israel has a right to exist as a Jewish state has three parts: first, that Jews, as a collective, constitute a people in the sense that they possess a right to self-determination; second, that a people’s right to self-determination entails the right to erect a state of their own, a state that is their particular people’s state; and finally, that for the Jewish people the geographical area of the former Mandatory Palestine, their ancestral homeland, is the proper place for them to exercise this right to self-determination….

In fact, I think there is a basis to challenge all three, but for present purposes I will focus on the question of whether a people’s right to self-determination entails their right to a state of their own, and set aside whether Jews count as a people and whether Jews have a claim on that particular land.

a. Endy

b. Funny

c. Both

d. None of the above

2. GOP and Rush Limbaugh.

I realize there are those within the Republican Party who do not like Rush Limbaugh. Some of them even think the GOP is worse because of him.

Likewise, there are those within the GOP who say they like Rush and see “a use” for him, but they themselves do not like listening to him. He’s just not their cup of tea or something.

These people should really spend a week listening to Rush three hours a day and perhaps they would not be so stupid.

a. Endy

b. Funny

c. Both

d. None of the above

3. GOP thinks you don’t need to know what they’re doing.

“I tell you what, this is one of the best experiences I’ve had. Everybody’s serious, everybody’s knowledgeable, they’ve been around the issue,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham-R-S.C., who’s up for re-election next year and facing a potential GOP primary challenge from the right. He said it’s “sort of what I came up here to do — sit down with serious people to solve serious and hard problems.”

a. Endy

b. Funny

c. Both

d. None of the above

4. Illinois having SEC problems and they’re not football related!

-Illinois broke federal securities laws and “misled investors” in misstating the true health of the state’s depleted pension funds between 2005 and early 2009, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced Monday.

a. Endy

b. Funny

c. Both

d. None of the above

5. Good paranoia spreading. Forbes notices the DHS buying more than a billion rounds of ammo and doesn’t think it’s funny.

Mr. Obama?  Where’s the disdain now?  Cancelling, or at minimum, drastically scaling back — by 90% or even 99%, the DHS order for ammo, and its receipt and deployment of armored personnel carriers, would be a “fourfer.”

  • The federal government would set an example of restraint in the matter of weaponry.

  • It would reduce the deficit without squeezing essential services.

  • It would do both in a way that was palatable to liberals and conservatives, slightly depolarizing America.

  • It would somewhat defuse, by the government making itself less armed-to-the-teeth, the anxiety of those who mistrust the benevolence of the federales.

a. Endy

b. Funny

c. Both

d. None of the above

5.Leftists make up story about select-fire weapon used in crime.

no legally-owned civilian M4 has ever been used to murder anyone, anywhere, in the history of the United States. This would be a major story, if true.

But it isn’t.

Neither WPXI nor KDKA support the claim that a military M4 was used in the shooting. Neither WPXI nor KDKA support the more likely claim that an AR-15 was used in the shooting.

a. Endy

b. Funny

c. Both

d. None of the above

6. China Arming Jihadis.

And those boxes had Chinese stencils on them, indications that the missiles were built by state-owned China Precision Machinery Import and Export Company. Images of the missiles identify them as QianWei1-M antiaircraft missiles.

“The QW1-M are systems we’ve not seen on the black market yet,”

a. Endy

b. Funny

c. Both

d. None of the above

7. Lawyer admits error.

I have a friend at a top law school who assured me that his colleagues would never discriminate based on ideology….“Remember how I said my colleagues wouldn’t discriminate based on ideology? I was wrong.”

a. Endy

b. Funny

c. Both

d. None of the above

8. Compassionate Racists in NYC.

So just to add up the comments by Times contributors over the past couple of years: if you live in the big blank space between Manhattan and L.A. in the New Yorker cartoon, you’re a participant in “the dance of the low-sloping foreheads.”  If you actually live in the Times’ backyard, you’re a potential Progressive racist. (Woodrow Wilson, call your office.) When the Weekly Standard noted recently that in the eyes of the MSM, the customer is always wrong, they had no idea how much he was truly loathed by those hoping that he’ll part with a note featuring Abraham Lincoln’s face and some change for a copy of the Sunday edition.

a. Endy

b. Funny

c. Both

d. None of the above

9.UN says Norks can’t re-start a war.

UN says an armistice which halted the 1950-53 Korean War remains valid despite claims by North Korea to have scrapped the accord

a. Endy

b. Funny

c. Both

d. None of the above

10. Uppity Black Man Put In His Place.

Mr. Colion Noir is the newest NRA spokesperson (black guy the rapper idiot is mad at V).  I saw this on his FB page:,,,

They listed his full name (he writes under a nom de plume), his street address, his father’s name & address, and the names of several family members including what looks like his mom.

a. Endy

b. Funny

c. Both

d. None of the above

11. China reorganizing their forces in the South China Sea under one leader.

With a unified command structure, the new entity will be able to co-ordinate its maritime forces and “pose a very serious challenge” to Japanese forces in waters close to the disputed Senkaku archipelago, which China calls the Diaoyus, he said.

a. Endy

b. Funny

c. Both

d. None of the above

Extra Credit: Bronze Star awarded for Powerpoint Presentation.

n Air Force chaplain has been awarded a Bronze Star for his service in crafting an especially good PowerPoint about how to treat Islamic religious materials with sensitivity, (emphasis by Blackfive V)

a. Endy

b. Funny

c. Both

d. None of the above

Answers below the fold

1. If it were only Matt, it would be funny, but it’s in the NY Times, so C.

2. It would be endy without the last part I quoted but that makes it funny so C.

3. It would just be endy cuz you know they’ll sell us out, but c’mon, Graham talking about “serious people”? C

4. If it weren’t so expected it could be endy, but it’s just funny. So B

5. It’s endy, but it’s Forbes being all goodly paranoid a few days after everybody told us that it was no big deal, so C.

5.Like 4., it would be endy if it weren’t so expected so B. Extra half point if you noticed there were 2 number 5s.

6. China arming jihadis is endy, but doing it in Yemen where we’re already arming them is funny, so C.

7. Lawyer admitting error has to be a sign of the apocalypse, but since it’s over a matter of ideology, it’s funny. So C.

8. Expected but still funny so B.

9. Who cares what the UN says, so B. They’re only good for comic relief and raping children.

10. None of the above. It’s just fucked up.

11. Fucking scary, so A

Extra Credit. Giving a bronze star for a PPT? That’s fucking hysterical. But devaluing the bronze star? That’s fucking scary.

So it’s CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC. Funny and endy as far as the eye can see.

1-4 correct=C’mon, you gotta pay attention.

5-8 correct=You’re getting there.

9-12 11 correct= Good work. You should get a blog.

12 correct= Stop lying, nobody agrees with anybody all the time. If I did it again I would change my mind on at least one and probably more. (update: See Extra Credit Question)

Slightly edited to make sense. I know, I don’t usually shoot for that. Shut up. Further edited because BradXTC went and got all facty and shit. Jerk. Ruining a good OUTRAGE!!!!!!!! just pisses me off.

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Comments
  1. DejahThoris says:

    I award you a bronze star with V device for a particularly good blog entry that was inclusive, participatory in nature, and posed no actual required of link-clickage for those of us who are sensitive to the covert aggression involved in the patriarchal and hegemonic overtones of URL-ness. Or something.

  2. AndyN says:

    You know, if you told the majority of leftists that Lindsey Graham was facing a primary challenge from the right and from a gay blogger, they’d assume you were talking about two separate challengers.

    • DejahThoris says:

      Actually doesn’t surprise me. Our battery commander received a bronze star for doing his job during Desert Storm. The rest of us received plastic unit coins and certificates of appreciation. Not even decent metal coins with enamel! I tossed mine in the dumpster.

      • MikeD says:

        And COMPLETELY off topic, but I just finished Thuvia, Maid of Mars last night and started on Chessmen of Mars. And it would not be an untruth to say your nom de blogue had something to do with me reading the series. It WOULD be an untruth to say it was because of you, but it was a factor.

        • DejahThoris says:

          Anything that I can do to get people to read classic sci-fi makes me a happy Barsoomian. Granted, there ain’t a whole lotta stuff for chicks to do in Barsoom other than be voluptuous, chaste, and kidnapped…unless they’re unattractive, then they get to be in on the action. Even so, ERB was a futuristic genius and his imagination is awe-inspiring considering the time period that he started the series.

          Besides, hot muscle-bound men fighting for honor, glory, and freedom is MY kind of trashy romance novel! Gotta love the cover art and strategically placed limbs/weapons/straps!

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