URLs du Jour


  • If you had any doubts that Keith Olbermann is an asshat, Ann Althouse will remove them.

  • Quote du Jour from Frank Miller (yes, that Frank Miller) on patriotism:
    Patriotism, I now believe, isn't some sentimental, old conceit. It's self-preservation. I believe patriotism is central to a nation's survival. Ben Franklin said it: If we don't all hang together, we all hang separately. Just like you have to fight to protect your friends and family, and you count on them to watch your own back.
    (Via Michelle, ma belle. And, yes, it's on the NPR website.)

  • And, speaking of patriotism, I've been fond of this Arlo Guthrie song for a number of years:
    Living now here but for fortune
    Placed by fate's mysterious schemes
    Who'd believe that we're the ones asked
    To try to rekindle the patriot's dreams
    I'm not sure what Arlo would think about a guy like me liking it, though. Nevertheless. If you'd like to get your mitts around a great performance of the song, Amazon will oblige you.

  • But it's not all high-minded music appreciation here at Pun Salad today. Do you like motivational posters? Do you hate them? In either case, haven't you often wished someone would parody them using images from Star Trek or 24? Me too.