Friday evening is what the “ul” tag was designed for, my friends.

First, domestic stuff:

  • Ours being a vidblog, I’m compelled to link here first. Gerard, who reads Hot Air for the articles, will find many of the channel offerings “intellectually stimulating.” Meanwhile, Jeff Percifield reveals that our operation is more high-tech than you ever dared dream.
  • The perennial, and perennially stupid, “our children can’t find ____ on a map” story. Consider yourselves lucky.
  • Election-year wankery from the GOP with a few complicit Democrats thrown in. Here’s a quote worth chiseling on the base of a statue, eh?

    “There are limits on speech, and the balance is tipped in my mind that so many people are so grossly offended by the burning of the flag,” said Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Arlen Specter, who heads the Judiciary Committee.

    Some of you will give me crap for taking that position, but let it be noted that the Supreme Court has twice upheld the right of citizens to burn the flag on First Amendment grounds, and in both cases the deciding vote was cast by none other than….

  • Speaking of constitutional amendments, Baseball Crank spots a trend.
  • And here’s something to ask Ray McGovern about the next time he’s on Meet the Press or wherever.
  • As close as you’ll ever get.

Singularity stuff, in order of impressiveness:

All wonderful, and yet … there’s always a way around.

International stuff:

  • Thanks to Robert Mugabe, toilet paper in Zimbabwe now costs $145,000 a roll.
  • The mullahs continue to run Iran exactly the way leftists believe Christians run the American south.
  • Read this and try not to think of Danny Pearl or Nick Berg.
  • Condi Rice writes “K.I.T.T.” in now ex-foreign secretary Jack Straw’s yearbook.
  • Wenyi Wang: not ready for primetime dinner time.
  • Robert Fisk’s newspaper gets a new editor, one who instantly raises its journalistic credibility.
  • Ars longggggggggga, vita brevis.

And finally — don’t drink too much on Saturday night.

Have a good one.