Sometimes You Get the Tribble, Sometimes the Tribble Gets You

Bad news: the release of the new Star Trek movie has been moved back from Christmas 2008 to May 8, 2009.

Let me just say: if my doctor tells me I have one year to live, I'm gonna be kind of pissed off about this.

On the other hand, good news: it appears CBS has put every episode of the original series online. For free.

Last Modified 2008-03-03 9:09 PM EST

You Heard It Here First

Pun Salad, December 17, 2007.

Genius Harvard Economics Professor Greg Mankiw, March 2, 2008.

Advantage: Pun Salad!

(Disclaimer: Just kidding. Prof Mankiw's blog pointed me to the original data. Still.)

Last Modified 2008-03-03 7:40 PM EST

Why Do People Take Polls Seriously?

It's been less than two months. Doesn't anyone remember this?

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This product right here. It cleans the side of the screen you can't normally get to.

Congress Hates Big Oil, Except …

… except when a Big Oil company is owned by their favorite dictator. From Investor's Business Daily:

On the surface, H.R. [5351] is awful all by itself. Passing 236-182 last week, the bill scrapped the tax deduction routinely given to the major integrated oil companies — Exxon, Chevron, BP, Shell and ConocoPhillips — that helps them explore, extract, refine and market the energy that drives our economy. […]

Congress made this even worse by ensuring that its discrimination against the big oils would benefit Citgo, which happens to be owned by those same companies' worst tormentor abroad — the brutal leftist dictatorship of Venezuela's Hugo Chavez.

Under this bill, the dictator's oil subsidiary keeps its 6% deduction for U.S. domestic manufacturing — the one the American oil companies lose — because Citgo, technically, buys from Chavez.

[Bill number incorrect in the original, corrected here.]

Michelle has further comments. Like all but eight Democratic congresspeople, New Hampshire's Carol Shea-Porter and Paul Hodes voted for this bill.

Last Modified 2012-10-13 6:48 AM EST