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For tonight's season finale of "The Walking Dead," I present the above macro and the following links about the show and zombies.

Norman Reedus AKA Daryl Dixon of 'The Walking Dead' on the Tonight Show and Late Night
The Archdruid and his readers on zombies
More from the Archdruid and his readers on zombies, part 1
Drink and drive with "The Walking Dead"
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I've been playing a lot of Star Wars: The Old Republic this week and posting about it to my LiveJournal and Dreamwidth, I've been looking for an excuse to post a Star Wars entry that is still on-topic for this blog.* Yesterday evening, I stumbled across not one, but two items that fit the bill.

First, from The Bad, the Ugly, and the Irrelevant: The 2012 GOP pretenders on Facebook comes this macro.



Next, Ta-Nehisi Coates, one of The Atlantic's star political bloggers, is playing Star Wars: The Old Republic. Yes, really.


Return of the Jedi

So how are we feeling about Star Wars: The Old Republic? I just finished installing and patching this morning. I played around with some character creation, but haven't a chance to do much else. But even in doing that little bit, I realized how dated WoW's graphics really are. I suppose that's a good thing in some ways--WoW can run on almost game PC, at this point.

Either way, I'd love to have a new game on my list. I'm a little pissed about WoW actually adding the panderan. It just feels like more comic relief.
If I hadn't already been a fan of Coates, I would be now. Also, read the comments. They're actually very informative.

* Above originally posted to Crazy Eddie's Motie News. The second part was also posted to fandom_lounge on JournalFen.
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Now, time for some Star Wars macros from the same source as my previous post.

neonvincent: Ambassador Vreelak from DS9 (Fake!)



From here.


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Thanks to jettakd on LJ for this banner.
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Full-sized original here
Continuing coverage of the Satan Sandwich at Crazy Eddie's Motie News
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Remember my question from yesterday?
“Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time for today’s Big Deal. Today’s Big Winner can keep the sugar-coated Satan sandwich he just won, or he can trade it in for what’s behind our three doors. Behind one of them is a clean raising of the debt ceiling and the expiration of the Bush tax cuts. Behind another is a balanced budget amendment. Behind the third is a sovereign default. So, Big Winner, will you keep your prize, or trade it in for what’s behind Door #1, Door #2, or Door #3? Which do you choose?”
We decided to keep the Satan Sandwich.


Full-sized original here.


ABC News:
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., was quick to condemn the debt ceiling compromise, calling it a “Satan sandwich” because "there is nothing inside this sandwich that the major religions of the world would say deals with protection of the poor, the widows, the children. It’s not in here.” The term was picked up in headlines across the country and even prompted ABC’s "TopLine" anchors Amy Walter and Rick Klein to dive into "Satan sandwiches" of their own on air.
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi agreed with Rep. Cleaver’s “Satan sandwich” metaphor, adding the “Satan sandwich” of a debt ceiling compromise probably comes "with some Satan fries on the side.” But, she said, the devilish agreement was a necessary evil. “Nonetheless, it is something that we have to do,” Pelosi told ABC’s Diane Sawyer Monday before the House voted to pass the bill and raise the debt ceiling.
Maybe next time we'll pick what's behind Door #3. In the meantime, bon appetit, and remember to eat your peas!

Originally posted to Crazy Eddie's Motie News.

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Full-sized original here


“Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time for today’s Big Deal. Today’s Big Winner can keep the sugar-coated Satan sandwich he just won, or he can trade it in for what’s behind our three doors. Behind one of them is a clean raising of the debt ceiling and the expiration of the Bush tax cuts. Behind another is a balanced budget amendment. Behind the third is a sovereign default. So, Big Winner, will you keep your prize, or trade it in for what’s behind Door #1, Door #2, or Door #3? Which do you choose?”

Also posted to Crazy Eddie's Motie News.

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Yeah, I'm getting a bit punchy.
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I have a really cool, if depressing, macro at We could have had the Moon, instead we get Afghanistan on Crazy Eddie's Motie News. Unfortunately, I can't seem to post it here because of what the browser says is "bad unicode." Let's see if this works.
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Full-sized original at Slacktory. Commentary at New York Magazine's Vulture Blog, Flavorwire, and Crazy Eddie's Motie News.

Above crossposted to random_lounge on JournalFen.
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Chihiro_Canada_Day


Welcome to the first of three patriotic holidays I observe as part of my blogging.

Also posted to Crazy Eddie's Motie News here.

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Ladies and Gentlemen, this is a test of the emergency blogging network.

Reuters: Dollar rises, oil slides after news of bin Laden's death
Mon May 2, 2011 3:05am EDT

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The dollar rebounded from three-year lows and U.S. crude slid more than 1 percent on Monday after news al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed in a firefight with U.S. forces reduced the perception of security risks facing the United States.
...
"By lowering national security risks overall, this is likely to bolster equity markets and lower U.S. Treasury prices in a reverse flight to quality movement," said Mohamed El-Erian, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Chief Investment Officer at PIMCO, which oversees $1.2 trillion in assets.

"Oil markets are likely to be the most volatile given their higher sensitivity to the tug of war between lower risk overall and the possibility of isolated disturbances in some parts of the Middle East and central Asia," he said.

U.S. crude fell more than 1 percent to a session low of $112.21, retreating from a 31-month peak of $114.18 set on Friday.

The dollar index .DXY, which tracks its performance against a basket of major currencies, jumped from a three-year low of 72.813 to 73.227.

Considering that high oil prices constitute one of the major threats to the U.S. economy, and that a weak U.S. economy is the number one threat to Obama's re-election, it looks like maybe bin Ladin's death did more good than even Obama expected. Of course, it's not going to last.

Still, once the dust settles, analysts expect the recent trends including a weak U.S. dollar and higher commodity prices to resume, especially given that the U.S. Federal Reserve in no hurry to tighten its ultra-loose monetary policy.

"The economic data in the U.S. is still going to be on the soft side and the market is going to keep a lid on yields and that is going to help push down the dollar," said Joseph Capurso, strategist at Commonwealth Bank.

Some were also skeptical of whether bin Laden death would reduce the security risks facing the United States.

"It doesn't change much about the energy situation and doesn't change much about the ongoing battle with radical Islamists," said Chip Hanlon, president of Delta Global Advisors in California.

"It's sort of like the news when we heard Saddam (Hussein) was caught, in the end it didn't change much fundamentally and I don't think this will either."

Ah, well, haters gonna hate.



We now return you to your regularly scheduled blogging.

Above originally posted to Crazy Eddie's Motie News.
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Original at Hysterical Raisins.

And now, some related news.

Detroit News: Snyder reorganizes energy, labor department, gives it new name

Lansing— Gov. Rick Snyder today announced a major reorganization of the Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth that will include a new name — the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.

"By consolidating its core functions under one roof and transferring responsibilities that were not compatible to the appropriate agencies, this streamlined department is better positioned to serve its customers while significantly contributing to our overall goal of fostering economic success," Snyder said.
"Its customers" not "the citizens" or even "the taxpayers." Well, it looks like the Tough Nerd is serious about running Michigan like a business. Too bad a state government isn't a business.

So, what did Snyder do with the functions you think are not compatible with the core purpose of the new department, particularly my favorite, energy?

Also moving to the Strategic Fund are the department's energy functions, the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and the Land Bank Fast Track, Snyder said in a news release.
I didn't find the news release, but I did find the executive orders. I'll quote those in a diary on Daily Kos and Michigan Liberal.

Abolished are the Automobile and Home Insurance Consumer Advocate and the position of chief energy officer, both created by Snyder's predecessor, former Gov. Jennifer Granholm, in 2008.
I much preferred the old name--it was a recognition of the roles of labor and energy in economic growth. The new name and organizational chart deny these connections. Why, there is no longer a chief energy officer! Hey, folks, way to signal that Michigan no longer has an energy policy! *grump*

Originally posted as a comment on Daily Kos.

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