What's Mallard raving about today?
I've felt that way since Bush v. Gore.
My guess is that Taylor Hicks and Jordin Sparks would do a hell of a better job than Alito, Scalia, or Thomas. What am I saying? Corky from Life Goes On would be better than those guys.
I see that no citation is provided for the factoid that young Mr. Custard is presenting here, but I found this:http://www.engardio.com/archive/Supreme_Court_v._American_Idol.htmlSo basically, Bruce Tinsley has finally gotten around to commenting on something that happened when this high school graduate was still in middle school.
There are way more American Idol contestants than Supreme Court Justices. Any person with a decent memory who watches AI could name more, just by dint of that.Me, I'd love to see Tinshley name all nine without notes. I suspect he'd be able to come up with "Roberts, Scalia, the black guy and brown guy I'm not sure I like because I agree with them but they're still black and brown, those three broads, the liberal traitor guy, and the other guy I can't remember."
Someone who has spent all week pretending that "...." and "!..." are real parts of the English language while randomly putting small "i"s in his sentences LiKE THiS has no right to call other people stupid.
In relevant news: although post-Citizens United the billionaires bought themselves the Wisconsin governorships, it appears that the Wisconsin Senate has now flipped to the Democrats.The lesson: it's not enough to outspend your opponent 8-to-1 at the top of the ticket; if you're going to take our great nation down the dark road of fascism, the billionaires need to invest in some downticket races too.
Yet again, Brucie complains about the inadequate performance of public education -- an institution he despises with the white-hot fury of a thousand suns.One can easily imagine him continuing to eat at a restaurant he hates while whining, "This food is terrible! And such small portions!"
@Frank: ... and all stacked in a pile, too!
And what's up with airline food anyway?
Spellcheck! It's not the Supreme COURT ... it's the Supreme CORPORATE!!!
And NONE of them have the periodic table memorized!Of all the civics stuff to hope people would know, the names of the SCOTUS is really far down on the list. Unless you're planning on becoming a trial lawyer, or enjoy bitching about the judges (Scalia is BUGFUCK insane, btw) that knowledge falls squarely in the "Supremely Useless" category. NPI.
We live in a post-memorization age, Bruce. If I need to know who the nine sitting SCOTUS justices are, I'll pull out my phone and have their names and links to their biographies in under a minute.If I need to know about American Idol contestants, I have instant access to the names all 133 finalists thus far, including which season they competed in and the order in which they were eliminated.Intelligence is found in contextualization and synthesis, not in rote storage.
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