I Guess Brownie Has a New Job

Saw this on twitter:


So I gave it a shot:


It never, ever, ever changes with these guys, does it? Heckuva job, guys.

*** Update ***

It appears to be working now with tragic results.

52 replies
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    Corey says:

    As I’m reading this, Maddow’s doing a segment on “the Family”. After a day like today, this is the one-two knockout punch. This country is utterly, truly fucked.

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    Left Coast Tom says:

    Aside from the Technology Fail, I don’t really see the point. I use URL shorteners when I want to send someone a gazillion-character URL inside what I hope is a readable message. URL shortening and pissing off someone who sees my message seems incompatible.

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    jeffreyw says:

    Dunno who Paul Brown is.

    edit: swore you said paul brown had a new job, it sez brownie now-I need to check my sugar I guess.

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    SpotWeld says:

    So they set up a useless twitter widget, and break it at the same time.

    No wonder they loved a guy who almost killed himself with a pretzel

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    Corey says:

    Making long URLs conservative? What the fuck does that even mean? I need a fucking drink.

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    John Cole says:

    @jeffreyw: LOL. Paul Brown was one of my best friends from undergrad. I meant Michael Brown.

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    demkat620 says:

    Yeah, this isn’t going to be so amusing when thanks to Holy Joe these guys are back in charge next year.

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    WereBear says:

    You just can’t make this stuff up.

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    bud says:

    I hope they route the link through conservapedia to make sure it’s scrubbed of liberal bias

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    amorphous says:

    Technology has a well known liberal bias.

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    Libby says:

    I’m pretty sure that failed because the servers are overloaded w DFH bloggers running their URLs.

    I saw it about an hour or so ago from Oliver Willis. This one is going viral. As I said to him, an insulting URL shoretnere is sure to destroy *teh left.* We’re doomed.

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    jeffreyw says:

    Where’s South Of I-10 tonight? I promised her gumbo.

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    freelancer says:

    @John Cole:

    I wiki’d it, and though Brownie made more sense in your larger point of Republican ineptitude, I thought you were going for some thinly veiled NFL history reference. Thinking “Wow, that Tunch/Ochocinco curse has really frayed Mr. Cole.”

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    beltane says:

    Even if it did work, why do they think their stupid little gags piss off liberals. The only thing that truly pisses off liberals is Joe Lieberman.

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    Libby says:

    Not apologizing for typos. +3 working on +4… Last day of cold therapy.

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    Belafon (formerly anonevent) says:

    My oldest is making me relive 1984. I had to dig up the following quote on Doublethink:

    To know and not to know, to be conscious of complete truthfulness while telling carefully constructed lies, to hold simultaneously two opinions which canceled out, knowing them to be contradictory and believing in both of them, to use logic against logic, to repudiate morality while laying claim to it, to believe that democracy was impossible and that the Party was the guardian of democracy, to forget, whatever it was necessary to forget, then to draw it back into memory again at the moment when it was needed, and then promptly to forget it again, and above all, to apply the same process to the process itself — that was the ultimate subtlety; consciously to induce unconsciousness, and then, once again, to become unconscious of the act of hypnosis you had just performed. Even to understand the word ‘doublethink’ involved the use of doublethink.

    George Orwell could time travel.

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    Sly says:

    Oh man, oh man, oh man.

    This is going to be SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much fun.

    Not safe for work. You have been warned.

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    Notorious P.A.T. says:

    These people are imbeciles, yet they possess more strategic acumen than the Democratic party leadership.

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    Just Some Fuckhead says:

    You just posting about Twitter angers me.

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    Sly says:


    I thought NAMBLA might have been too much. I’m getting too nice.

    For some reason, the link doesn’t highlight in either Firefox or Chrome. Same NSFW warning applies: http://gop.am/7WYa

    http://hammerandsteele.com/ for extra lulz.

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    beltane says:

    @Notorious P.A.T.: My chickens possess more strategic acumen than the Democratic leadership. My cats could blow both parties out of the water in this regard. I am starting to realize that it’s been quite a while since smart people went into politics.

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    Elie says:

    @Notorious P.A.T.:

    Its the same hand behind each puppet – whether Democratic or Republican puppet. To keep it from getting too boring, the puppets play different roles but the show always ends up the same way… (Its the Hand, not the puppet — very sad to say)


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    bago says:

    The obvious wetsuit corrolary.


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    amorphous says:


    http://hammerandsteele.com/ for extra lulz.

    oh dear god, why did i not know about this?!

    if you listen to steele all the way through, you can hear the director in the background when he’s done. so much delicious fail.

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    freelancer says:


    Been gutlaughing at my own joke for a solid 3 minutes, but I think if we put our heads together, we might win:


    (its gonna take a bit to load)

    ALSO, your link doesn’t highlight because the word you used to hyperlink is in ALL CAPS.

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    amorphous says:

    This is about right: http://gop.am/TMUx

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    valdivia says:

    I know this is totally OT and probably not a very popular thing to say tonight that feelings are so raw. But this Booman post I think reminds us all how we got here. Merely a month ago Reid pushed for a PO in the Senate bill and a lot of people made him the hero and vilified the WH for pointing out to Reid that doing the bill this way (PO up front instead of attached in conference) would create the wrong dynamic. Reid said he knew what he was doing (remember when he said Lieberman would not be a problem?) Fast forward–it turns out Reid had no votes, had no clue how to play strategically and he killed the ability to attach the PO in conference. But all we will hear now, having forgotten the warning that came from the WH about the danger of putting the PO up front instead of in conference, is how this is Rahm or Obama’s fault when in truth Reid alone promised he would have the votes when he never did. I know, I know sausage making and all that but for all the spinelessness of the Dem caucus, this was a total unforced error by front-loading the issue of the PO at the most vulnerable time.

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    Mojotron says:

    More subtle. Only NSFW if you embiggen the image.

    This is going to crash from all the 4channers making Gramd Old LemonParty links.

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    Midnight Marauder says:

    This is one of the most absurd things I’ve seen in a while. Not infuriating disgusting revolting atrocious, because that would be Joe Lieberman. Obviously.

    But this…first of all, it’s been discussed to death, but for the life of me, I will never under stand the “YEAH, BUT IT PISSES OFF LIBERALS!” thing. I mean, do they really think a URL shortener is going to piss off liberals? Who are these so easily aggrieved liberals that would take affront to a URL shortener? And why are you making URL shorteners a part of your long-term strategy to Regain Power From The American Electorate? That does not seem effective to me, but what do I know about running competent national political organizations? Probably about as much as the clowns who made this, that’s how much.

    And the actual site itself. “Making Long URLs…Conservative.” That is the actual slogan for this thing? Making long URLs…conservative. Wow. Who is the wunderkind that signed off on this masterstroke of human intellect? Not to mention that the picture on this site–oh wow, the picture. Yikes.–is of children riding on a carousel, which does not sound bad when you first hear the idea. But when you see the idea, in real life–with your eyes–that same wunderkind decided to use a picture of a carousel that featured a ride that looks like the Goatse.cx man. In the most prominent part of the picture.

    And for those of you not aware of all internet traditions, you can Google that term at your own peril. There’s a reason I didn’t link to the wiki article; I don’t want that blood on my hands.


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    gnomedad says:

    OMG, I hadn’t waited for Michael Steele to come out until now. This is awesome!

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    Gus says:

    @jeffreyw: Drool. Peanut oil to make a roux? I’ve never heard of that.

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    South of I-10 says:

    @jeffreyw: It looks perfect and delicious! How was it?

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    freelancer says:

    @Midnight Marauder:

    There’s just so much fail here.

    “Making Long URLs…Conservative.”

    One is that they are totally hoocoodanode about the possibility of their brand being hijacked for hilarious and nefarious purposes.

    What just struck me is that Them there URLs be too long for my blunt, thick head so I’m agin’ it. GOPers too dumb to surf net.

    THEN, it became innuendo. Making longer things shorter, with “conservative” becoming a substitute for “shorter” aka I have a tiny dick or GOP = bonerkiller a la “Republican women, we make heterosexual men…conservative.”

    “Hey buddy, I’m a conservative!”
    “[snort] I bet you are!”

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    Notorious P.A.T. says:

    Hahahahaha! You guys are cracking me up ) It took me a moment to get the one at #22. Must be time for bed.

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    Midnight Marauder says:


    One is that they are totally hoocoodanode about the possibility of their brand being hijacked for hilarious and nefarious purposes.

    Um…what are you talking about? Did you not see the “Report Abuse” button sitting there? What do you think it is there for? To report things like this.


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    jeffreyw says:

    @South of I-10: It was delish, I would caution y’all if you follow the recipe (link in the comments on the set) it will be pretty hot. I roughly doubled the recipe which called for 4 tablespoons of the seasoning mix (link also in the comments), I tossed in 2 and a half, then thought to taste it. I had put in plenty. 8 tbsps would have had Mrs J squawkin. LOL

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    jeffreyw says:

    @Gus: It’s all I had on hand, never thought it would not be good. High smoke point and very bland. Works well, seems.

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    aceckhouse says:


    Complete and utter win on your part, sir. Time Cube was a stroke of brilliance.

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    Rosali says:


    Sly @ 24 is hilarious

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    TheFreshBrew says:

    You can’t make this stuff up?


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    Mike in NC says:

    Laughed my ass off at Steele’s “new Republican party” BS. The genius behind this must be ex-Senator Ted “Internet is a Collection of Tubes” Stevens (Shitbird-AK).

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    Mark says:

    I assume that the Republicans chose the “.am” suffix because it looks like an abbreviation for America. It is, of course, actually the domain suffix for Armenia. Why not just use gop.us?

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    nitpick says:

    This one’s new.


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