"Let Me Show You Something"

"… that will make you feel young as when the world was new:"

  • Note to House Republicans: since you have a 55.6% majority, every Democrat in the country will be looking for you to say or do stupid things. They will draw attention to them, loudly, and there are plenty of media outlets eager to act as their megaphones.

    Specifically, you should avoid things like this:

    [NBC News Guy Brian] WILLIAMS: Name a program right now that we could do without.

    [House Speaker John] BOEHNER: I don’t think I have one off the top of my head.

    And also:

    Republican Reps. Pete Sessions of Texas and Mike Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania sent an apology letter to all fellow House members late Friday afternoon for skipping out on the chamber’s swearing-in ceremony Wednesday and then voting on legislation while technically not members of Congress.

    So: (1) be able to come up with answers to obvious questions; (2) show up on time to important events. This isn't rocket science.

  • [KHAAAN!] If you watch a lot of movies, you may have the impression that movie sequels tend to be worse than the originals. Here's a great visualization bearing out that impression—with science! The trend is obvious, and the outliers are interesting too.

    Specifically, there's one far-outlier where the sequel is way better than the original—can you guess? A hint should be around here somewhere…

  • Clayton Cramer posts a profound thought.

Last Modified 2012-09-29 6:33 AM EDT