November 2018

The Damien and The Donald

by Joey deVilla on November 12, 2018

The resemblance is striking, isn’t it?
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He couldn’t be bothered to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armistice because of light rain, but at least he gave us a fantastic opportunity to put his photo side by side with this iconic scene from The Omen.


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In today’s edition of the French newspaper Le Monde (whose name translates as “The World”), in an article titled Le divorce Europe-Etats-Unis : la famille occidentale sous tension (“The Europe – United States divorce: the Western family under stress”), comes this interesting revelation:

Earlier this year, when meeting with leaders from Lithuania, Estonia, and Latvia at the White House, Trump criticized them from starting the war in the 1990s that shattered the country formerly known as Yugoslavia. The leaders — who were from Baltic countries (countries that ring the Baltic Sea, in northern Europe) — were confused about what Trump was talking about until it dawned on them: OMFG — dumb-ass thinks we’re from BalKAN countries!” (countries in the Balkan Peninsula, 1000 miles south).

It’s strange that a Wharton-educated “very stable genius” who’s traveled around the world would not know the difference the difference between the Baltics and the Balkans, and even stranger since:

In order to spare you the embarrassment of making the same mistake, I’ve created the map at the top of this article. Enjoy!




Slide of the day

by Joey deVilla on November 8, 2018

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The slide reads:

Yuri Gagarin

(write it down)


If you can name five Kardashians
but don’t know the name of the first
human to strap himself to a giant-
ass missile and get shot into space
and make it back alive, it doesn’t
mean you’re a bad person but you
should probably reevaluate your
internet and reading habits.

Well put.

Now can you answer this: Who was the first woman in space?


Here’s the background story:


I have a lurker’s account on Gab, the “Not Nazis, but number one with Nazis” social media platform, and after a brief hiatus, they’re back online. Here’s what’s on their “Popular posts” section as of this morning:

The actual numbers are still too close to call and not the numbers shown.

ZOG is short for “Zionist Occupational Government,” one of the biggest antisemitic conspiracy theories.

The phone number in “End Cultural Marxism’s” post is Rep. Steve Stiver’s office number and generally known to the public, so there’s no need to redact it.


It really happened: in September 2017, the @tedcruz Twitter account “liked” a post by @SexuallPosts featuring — as the Washington Post oh-so-tastefully phrased it — “a sectional sofa, the pornographic actress Cory Chase, her fictitious nude stepdaughter, and a very energetic young man.”

My initial inclination was to believe that a staffer with Ted Cruz’ Twitter account clicked on the “like” button. But after reading his account in his book about the time he was a 26-year-old law clerk at the U.S. Supreme Court, I’m willing to believe that he clicked it himself. Back in the 1990s, the Supreme Court justices were deciding whether to regulate internet porn and decided to watch it for themselves. Cruz was present, and his account was a little too “lady doth protest too much” for me to think he’s not into Cory Chase’s MILFy goodness and accidentally mis-clicked while doing some one-handed surfing.

(Hey, I’m a divorcé, and I lack the shame required to not tell you that I have passing familiarity with Ms. Chase’s oeuvre. And before you go looking that up, hoping for something kinky, that’s French for “the set of one’s works”.)

The best thing: Cory Chase is miffed that he didn’t pay for the video. In an interview with the Huffington Post, she said: “I didn’t like that he watched it for free.  He pirated that video. He should have paid Reality Kings for a subscription.”

Ed. note: Ron DeSantis is still terrible.


A lesser-known moment in rock history

by Joey deVilla on November 6, 2018

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