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  • <quote source="Futurama">Good news, everyone!</quote> In case you've been living in a cave for the past few days, emerging only to read this blog: "ginormous" is now an Official English Word, according to the dictionary people at Merriam-Webster.

  • Just in time, in fact, for me to post a picture of this ginormous yellow duck.

    [Ginormous Yellow Duck]

    From the linked page:

    A yellow spot on the horizon slowly approaches the coast. People have gatherd and watch in amazement as a giant yellow Rubber Duck approaches. The spectators are greeted by the duck, which slowly nods its head. The Rubber Duck knows no frontiers, it doesn't discriminate people and doesn't have a political connotation. The friendly, floating Rubber Duck has healing properties: it can relief mondial tensions as well as define them. The rubber duck is soft, friendly and suitable for all ages!

    Y'know the Tall Ships Ginormous Ships visited fair Portsmouth Harbor a while back, and I didn't go. But I'd totally be there for the Duck. I'm pretty sure I have mondial tensions out the wazoo, which I could stand to have either reliefed or defined.

  • Drew Cline points out that Fred Thompson has an excellent shot at winning the New Hampshire Primary if he can get a lot of people wearing these t-shirts.

    [Fred T-Shirt]

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  • But it's not all frivolity at Pun Salad today: all right-thinking Americans should get over to check out the Porkbusters Scorecard page to see how your state's senators voted on earmark-reducing legislation.

    For NHites: Senator Sununu garnered a top score of 100%, an honor only shared by one other senator. Senator Gregg scored a disappointing 50%; while that's pretty bad in an absolute sense, it's well above the median for the entire august body. But should we be grading on a curve?

    Well, maybe. Scores for current senators from neighboring states: Collins, 25%; Kerry, 16.66%; Kennedy, Leahy and Snowe, 8.33%; Sanders 0.00%. So it could be worse. And probably will be.

  • Someday I will stop quoting people on the wonderfulness of Ratatouille. But that day is not today. Here's Peter Suderman, direct from the Fort Lauderdale airport:

    I want to start with a proposal: When they make Die Hard 5: Die Really Hard, and For Real, This Time, which may not happen till far into the future at a point when the studio will have to graft a digital Bruce Willis face onto some poor stunt-shmuck and recreate his voice using a version of Pro Tools so smart that it will eventually control our nuclear weapons systems before turning on us, Skynet-style—when this movie is made, as it (or some variant) surely will be, I want Brad Bird to be the director.

    Me too.

Last Modified 2012-10-19 6:00 AM EDT