William Shatner ‘Appalled’ by IRS Star Trek Video

The man who played Captain Kirk is not amused by an IRS training video featuring his iconic character.

AP Wins Case Limiting Fair Use

AP has won round 1 in a case against Meltwater that would severely limit the Fair Use concept in commercial cases.

Petraeus Hindsight Bias

As is often the case with sex scandals, pretty much everything ever written about General David Petraeus takes on an ironic double meaning in hindsight.

Star Trek: The Next Generation Turns 25

So, it’s been a quarter of a century since “Star Trek: The Next Generation” made its debut. As if I didn’t feel old already.

Political Advice For Romney: Act Like A Misogynistic, Plutocratic Jerk And You’ll Win The Election

National Review’s Kevin Williamson has some truly bizarre advice for Mitt Romney.

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MSNBC Abandoning Its Non-Existent Neutrality Pose

Forbes media critic Jeff Bercovici is a bit late spotting a trend.

Black Mormons Torn Between Romney And Obama?!

When I saw the headline “Black Mormons Face Tough Election Choice Between Romney And Obama,” I naturally presumed it would lead to a parody news piece in The Onion.

Intellectual Honesty in American Politics: No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

A Bill Clinton parody account created by the Romney campaign is both clever and yet another sign of what’s wrong with American politics.

The Wire: The Musical

Funny or Die gives us “The Wire: The Musical.”

OTB Caption Contest Winners

The Geek Squad Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

Braves, Barves, And Intellectual Property Law

An object lesson in the problems with our intellectual property laws

Yogurt Makes Mice Sexy

Not only does yogurt make mice slimmer; it also makes them sexier.

Take This Job And Shove It

One Goldman Sachs employee decided to quit his job in a very public manner.

Mitt Romney “Wins” Iowa By Eight Votes, Santorum A Very Close Second

It was a photo finish in the Hawkeye State.

Time’s 2011 Person Of The Year: “The Protester”

Time Magazine has chosen “The Protester” as its Person Of The Year. Let the outrage ensue.

Occupy The World – OWS Goes Global

Protests at least loosely affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement were conducted around the globe yesterday.

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Onion: Congress Hostage Tweets

Beginning with “BREAKING: Witnesses reporting screams and gunfire heard inside Capitol building,” a series of tweets with the #CongressHostage hashtag have been decidedly unfunny.

Do Earthquakes Stimulate the Economy?

Either a bunch of bloggers or one of the world’s smartest economists doesn’t understand economics.

Does ‘Go The F- To Sleep’ Encourage Violence Against Kids?

Some people have no sense of humor.

Sarah Palin Trademarks Her Name

As of June 17, Sarah Palin is a registered US trademark, serial number 85-170,226.

South Park Getting Old?

Amusingly, the most recent episode of South Park, “You’re Getting Old,” perfectly encapsulates my view of recent episodes of South Park.

Colbert Super PAC, Citizens United, and Silly Election Laws

Stephen Colbert has been running an ongoing shtick in which he’s trying to start a political action committee, gets letters from his Viacom bosses poo-pooing the idea, and then inviting his lawyer on to explain ways to get around these concerns.

Congress Credit Application Denied

“Our records indicate that your annual income for the 2011 taxable year was $2,170,000,000,000. You have requested a credit limit of $17,000,000,000,000. These figures exceed the American Public’s guidelines for credit issuance”

Go the Fuck to Sleep Goes Viral

Go The Fuck to Sleep, the children’s book aimed at parents, has become an Internet sensation and reached #1 on Amazon well before its release owing to a leaked copy.

Ron Paul Says He Would Have Voted Against The 1964 Civil Rights Act

Thanks to an appearance on Hardball we’ve got another story about a 47 year old law.

Terry Jones and the Afghan Riots

A discussion on Terry Jones’ moral culpability for the crazed reaction in Afghanistan to his Koran burning stunt.

Captain Obama: Limited Humanitarian Intervention with Gaddafi’s Face

Obama Captain America parody: I’m not punching you Gaddafi I’m having a limited humanitarian intervention with your face.

Sexism Parody Demonstrates Lack of Sexism

A handful of young male bloggers have launched themselves to the head of the line, leapfrogging those who’ve spent years playing the game by the old rules.juice

Viacom: YouTube Ruling ‘Completely Destroys’ Copyright

Viacom says a lower court ruling in favor of Google “would radically transform the functioning of the copyright system and severely impair, if not completely destroy, the value of many copyrighted creations.”

Conservatives and Racism, Take MXLVI

Rush Limbaugh is apparently not impressed with Barack Obama’s presidency. That doesn’t make him a racist.

Insane Clown Posse are F’ing Evangelicals? No F’ing Way!

Insane Clown Posse are Christians, yo. And they say Fuck a lot.

Science Journalism Parody

An amusing parody of the typical press report on a new scientific finding.

HOPE Poster Artist Losing Hope

Shepard Fairey, the artist behind the iconic HOPE poster, is disappointed with President Obama.

Washington Post Columnist Falls For Twitter Fake Congressman Parody

The Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart is suffering a little New Media embarrassment after writing a blog post based on comments by a Congressman who doesn’t exist.

Dumbest GOP Meme Yet: Does The President Deserve A Vacation ?

The Obama’s are vacationing on Martha’s Vineyard again this year so, of course, it’s time for people to say stupid things about Presidential leisure activities again.