Thursday, February 26, 2009

Kim Jong Il Mecha

From the Onion:
"If we add Kim Jong Il's transformation into a giant robot to his already defiant isolationist stance and his country's known nuclear capability, the diplomatic terrain definitely becomes more rocky," U.S. envoy James Kelly said. "Kim has made it clear that, if sufficiently threatened, he will not hesitate to use nuclear weapons or his arm-mounted HyperBazooka."

Added Kelly: "We are also forced to consider the possibility that Kim may attempt to robo-meld with other members of the Axis of Evil, forming a MegaMecha-Optima-Robosoldier. Kim would make a powerful right arm—or even a torso—for such a mechanism."

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The NYU "Kimmel Occupation" Ends

(Updates below)

I don’t know why I find this so funny. It has been a bad week for stupid student militants from coast to coast. Throughout the whole video, the “activists” keep reminding the university security that they are on camera, and that it will reflect poorly on them in the future. I figure most folks will view the footage as a wonderful illustration of just how brainless these self proclaimed “student leaders” are, and not an indictment on any security personnel.


From a blogger embedded with the NYU "occupation."
"Despite the affectation of seriousness, the whole occupation ultimately felt like a joke. From wild exaggerations about crowd size to topless girls to chants like “This is what democracy looks like!” (except, no, not at all) to veganism to keffiyehs, it was a weird, funny, occasionally exciting event, but not a serious protest. The most exhilarated I saw the protesters was when there was a crowd outside at 1 AM on Friday morning: they craved support, intrigue, chanting, and slogans; the demands felt like an after thought. They wanted glory, to “be remembered.” And in that quest they didn’t even stop to think about violating their own guiding principles in order to chant and cheer from the balcony. Didn’t it just feel like a silly stunt?"

Update 2:

I can’t get enough of this NYU occupation, and how so remarkably preposterous it has made its leadership look. The NY Post did a recent piece exposing the narcissism of these “radicals.”
They don't make radicals the way they used to.

Some 60 students - all elite, lily white and whiny - took over the cafeteria at New York University's Kimmel Center Wednesday night to stage not a party, but a protest.
The kids showed up armed for slumber, with sleeping bags, camera phones, laptops and plenty of cellphones for the homesick to call Mom.

Just minutes after the well-heeled warriors took over the room on the third floor, they made their first demand to the administration. Via cellphone, natch.
What was the No. 1 priority for this band of complainers? World peace? Free tuition? A hot bath?

Close. They demanded the right to use the bathroom.

"Not allowing us bathroom rights is a human-rights violation!" Emily Stainkamp, an 18-year-old freshman, said from her cellphone inside the cafeteria. The university relented, and students won the right to tinkle.

"My parents are a little worried," Fharah Khimji, 20, said from inside. "They're paying a lot of money to send me here

And the best line goes to an unidentified police officer, who watching the protest, stated:
"It's pathetic," he said. "These are privileged kids. These kids have silver spoons in their mouths, and their parents send them here - so they can sit in the cafeteria."

If only the recent tree sits in Santa Cruz and Berkeley could have been as well documented as this case has been.