Teachable Moments

An Illustrated Guide to the Proper Use of “Yakety Sax”

Also, one should know by now never to violate a Siamese’s space.

You Are Old: A Continuing Series

Kids today will never have the experience of being at home, listening to the radio, hearing “I’ll take the second caller,” and instantly knowing you’re totally fucked.

[via Know Your Meme]

On Cocksucking

Everything I know, I learned from Al Swearengen.

We know we’re late to this one, what with the cancellation and all, but there’s something about the finale to Alec Baldwin’s Potty-Mouthed Tirade that fascinates us. Seems he disputes what everybody thinks they heard when he cussed out an intrusive street photographer:

You can’t really tell what I’m saying… if I called him ‘cocksucking maggot’ or a ‘cocksucking motherfucker’… ‘faggot’ is not the word that came out of my mouth.

Baldwin insists that he didn’t say faggot. But he freely admits to cocksucking.

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Just When We Thought We Were Free of the Need for Cat Videos, America Pulls Us Back In

Something you probably didn’t know about sloths:

Sloths go to the ground to urinate and defecate about once a week, digging a hole and covering it afterwards. They go to the same spot each time and are vulnerable to predation while doing so. The reason for this risky behaviour is unknown, although some believe that it is to avoid making noise while defecating from up high that would attract predators.

Sloths: They’re just like us! Well, when we’re really drunk.

[via Know Your Meme]

Let a Thousand Glowers Bloom

There's NOOOOOO business like MAOOOOOO business…Our guest columnist will probably pay closer attention next time when Googling “teaching” quotes.

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Which Many Americans Defend to the Death…

Darwin Awards for everybody!“Secretary of State John Kerry offered a defense of freedom of speech, religion and thought in the United States on Tuesday telling German students that in America ‘you have a right to be stupid if you want to be.’” [Reuters]

Actually, Second-Worst After Lip-Syncing…

“Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) tore into Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya, on Wednesday, saying that her planned departure indicates that she accepts ‘culpability for the worst tragedy since 9/11.’” [TPM]