Shrimp Boy and Uncle Leland

Nobody can accuse San Francisco of having boring political scandals. Luckily for me I’m in the gay senate district, not the Asian senate district, of SF.

Innocent until proven guilty, and I don’t think Sen. Yee was the original target of the FBI investigation, but holy hell:

State Sen. Leland Yee, an outspoken advocate of gun control and open government, was arrested Wednesday on charges that he conspired to traffic in firearms and traded favors in Sacramento for bribes – campaign cash paid by men who turned out to be undercover FBI agents.

Yee, a Democrat who represents half of San Francisco and most of San Mateo County and is running for secretary of state, was one of 26 people ensnared in a five-year federal investigation that targeted Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow, a notorious Chinatown gangster who had claimed to have gone straight, officials said.

The charging docs read like something straight out of Hollywood. Read more »

Also, Uranus Has Rings

Good start, kid. Only six to go.

[via Know Your Meme]

Revenge of the Nerd

Kick me.Title: “Not Cool: The Hipster Elite and Their War on You”

Author: Greg Gutfeld

Rank: 33


Behind every awful, dangerous decision lurks one evil beast: the Cool.

From politics to the personal, from fashion to food, from the campus to the locker room, the desire to be cool has infected all aspects of our lives. At its most harmless, it is annoying. At its worst, it is deadly, on a massive scale. The Cool are the termites of life, infiltrating every nook and cranny and destroying it from within. The Cool report the news, write the scripts, teach our children, run our government — and each day they pass judgment on those who don’t worship at the altar of their coolness. The cool fawn over terrorists, mock the military, and denigrate employers. They are, in short, awful people.

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

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

Trippin’ USA

I’m stoned out of my head.Title: “Rush Revere and the First Patriots: Time-Travel Adventures With Exceptional Americans”

Author: Rush Limbaugh

Rank: 1

Blurb: “Whoa there, young historians! Before we go rush, rush, rushing off anywhere, I’d like a moment. I’m Liberty, Rush Revere’s loquacious equine companion — his trusty talking horse! Always at the ready to leap from the twenty-first century into America’s past, that’s me. When he says ‘Let’s go!’ I’m so there. I’m jazzed, I’m psyched, I’m—”

Review: “Was that Rush Limbaugh singing on the audio!?”

Customers Also Bought: “Not Cool: The Hipster Elite and Their War on You” by Greg Gutfeld

Footnote: We’re starting to understand OxyContin.

Rush Revere and the First Patriots [Amazon]

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I’ll Sniff Your Butt If You Lick My Balls

Now come here and give us a big kiss.

[via Sully]

Raging Bullies

I piss on you from a marginally greater height.Title: “The 48 Laws of Power”

Author: Robert Greene

Rank: 88

Blurb: “For those who want power, watch power, or want to arm themselves against power, The 48 Laws of Power is ‘The Rules for suits’.”

Review: “It does not matter if you want to play the game or not, you are in it.”

Customers Also Bought: “The Art Of War” by Sun Tzu

Footnote: There is only one law of power: Those who possess it will wield it to their advantage. The rest is footnotes.

The 48 Laws of Power [Amazon]

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