King missile

Great moments in headline writing at the nation’s greatest scientific journal. It brings to mind this quality bit of work from across the pond.

Chat about whatever!

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    c u n d gulag says:

    “Detachable Penis” would be an awesome name for a female Punk group!

    They could write a song about how a detachable penis would be useful to seperate the penis from the dick it’s attached to.

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    JCT says:

    Man, why doesn’t my study section ever get grants like this to review! My lighten up the funereal atmosphere.

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    c u n d gulag says:

    Let me try this again, in a more spam-filter friendly way:

    “Detachable P*nis” would be an awesome name for a female Punk group!

    They could write a song about how a detachable p*nis would be useful to seperate the p*nis from the d!ck it’s attached to.

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    dmsilev says:

    I went to see a production of Julius Casear last night. It used a very modernistic setting, and at the beginning there were a bunch of citizens milling around waiting to hail Caesar. Given the setting, they were carrying a bunch of hand-lettered campaign-rally signs. One of which read, and I quote,

    Veni Vidi Vici Motherfuckers


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    c u n d gulag says:


    I forgot all about that!
    And I have the album downstairs!!!

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    k488 says:

    Some 25 years ago my mother sent me a xerox of a page from Nature (not too bad a science rag in its own right) with an article about egg multiplicity found in a particular species of bird. The headline (completely straight-faced):

    Clutch Size in Great T*ts.

    (Not original spelling; I want to avoid moderation.)

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    Comrade Mary says:

    “This is not the hammer. The hammer is my …”

    Link that follows is probably unsafe and way too amazing for most workplaces.

  9. 9
    Comrade Mary says:

    This is not the hammer. The hammer is my …”

    This is probably unsafe and way too amazing for most workplaces.

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    MikeJ says:

    @Comrade Mary: That was not Nathan Fillion.

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    S-Curve says:

    Great, now I’ll be singing this all day:

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    Higgs Boson's Mate says:


    I’d love to see that version. One of my favorite movie treatments of Shakespeare is Ian McKellen’s version of “Richard III.”

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    Maude says:

    Is the site rebuild going to be done by Friday?

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    Cassidy says:

    Has anyone else noticed the FB wingnut wurlitzer cranking up about the POTUS not publcily adressing the death of that Mike Kyle, guy?

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    S-Curve says:

    Sorry about the redundant redundancy above, but at least it’s a different video.

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    Steeplejack says:


    There has been no word that they have even started it yet.

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    Maude says:

    I thought so. John said last week that it would be done by Friday.
    I’m just making trouble.

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    gene108 says:

    Disappointed the President didn’t point out that if we get unemployment down to 5% the deficit problems will self-correct.

    Government investment is at a low point. Increase government investment, unemployment drops and deficit goes down.

    I don’t know why no Democratic politician and no one, other than Krugman, is making this argument.

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    Paul Harrington says:

    They should have gone with “Sea Slug Sports Seperatable Schlong”

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    Steeplejack says:


    Sorry, I must have missed that. Last I heard, it was “planned” for the second week in February, and then when the site went to hell he joked about it always doing that before a rebuild.

    Isn’t he more concerned now with doing a Houdini escape from his locked safe?

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    eemom says:

    @c u n d gulag:

    I mentioned that song on Cole’s earworm thread last week and nobody seemed to remember it.

    Tragic backstory: the guy who founded King Missile, whose name escapes me, resorted to law school when the band failed. : (

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    TheRepublic of Stupidity says:

    So does Ann Coulter…

    What else ya got?

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    Mike E says:

    Shakespeare Uncovered on PBS is terrific, not only for the recent productions/interpretations, but also for the archival footage of plays captured on silent moovees and early teevee shows.

    OTish, Diane Rhiem show keeps missing the target with Byron York and Ruth Marcus, and Norm Ornstein relegated to the Krugman role of quiet exasperation.

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    handsmile says:


    I plan to see the film, “Caesar Must Die,” later this week, but thought I’d alert you (and others here) to it now.

    Released in 2012, this Italian film, shot entirely in the maximum security wing of Rome’s Rebibbia prison, presents inmates rehearsing a production of Julius Caesar.

    I seem to recall that you live in the Chicago area and I’d expect that an independent movie-house there could be screening it soon.

    (link includes the film’s trailer)

    ETA: This blog is beginning to get overrun by Shakespeare aficionados. Might be bad for its reputation.

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    dmsilev says:

    @Higgs Boson’s Mate: It’s playing at Chicago Shakespeare for the next month or so. It was a pretty good production; I’d definitely recommend it.

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    catclub says:

    @Paul Harrington: Splitable shlong, divided dong, wandering wang (don’t they all?)

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    Higgs Boson's Mate says:


    Hope it makes it to the Left Coast.

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    ricky says:

    @catclub: @Paul Harrington:

    Aside from incomplete alliteration, the headline about Mr. Marine Mollusk’s manhood misleads.

    Apparently research reveals rascal’s rod regenerates.

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    Villago Delenda Est says:


    Because Keynes is Marx’s second cousin, that’s why.

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    Mike G says:

    There’s this classic from the BBC website, one of their most viewed stories of all time:

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