“a man is somebody that pisses against the wall”

Pastor Steven V. Anderson is very funny, unintentionally so. He’s worried that America will follow Germany’s lead, requiring men to piss sitting down. Already there, preacher man. Rev. Anderson also believes Billy Graham is going to Hell. (via Andrew Sullivan) *UPDATE: My good friend Heinrich informs me that it is considered proper etiquette in Germany to sit down while urinating. Good rule. Who wants a bunch of piss all over the rim?

assemblage of fools

I’ve been pretty lax about it, but fortunately Andisheh’s been keeping tabs on the General Assembly: Last week, the grown-ups running Georgia’s House of Representatives voted to stop the state from issuing license plates bearing the mascots of colleges and universities from outside Georgia. The move came just two weeks after an AJC report raised the specter of Florida Gators commemorative plates, and three weeks after the House cried like colicky babies about how UGA didn’t get to play for the national championship this year. Tomorrow, Georgia’s House of Representatives will vote on a state constitutional amendment that will make English the…

what’s wrong with atlanta

(second in a series of diatribes from an ATL native) A CITY OF FRONT-RUNNERS Recently the Los Angeles Lakers came to town to play the Hawks. Philips Arena was filled — with Lakers fans. They chanted “MVP” — on behalf of Laker Kobe Bryant. They booed — when a Hawks player made a free throw. We’re told this is due to the transient nature of our populace. Everyone’s from somewhere else. Perhaps, but I guarantee there weren’t 15,000 Southern California transplants in Philips Arena that night. And no way are there 30,000 native New Englanders filling Turner Field whenever the Red Sox…

everything’s political (cont’d)

The truth is that maybe Denzel’s depiction of a violent, successfully, drug dealing entrepreneurial thug was just too much in a year where all things revolve around the hope of Barack Obama. It wouldn’t be the first time Hollywood, represented today by the Academy through the Oscar’s, bowed to political correctness and cowardice. It’s a rancid vein in our culture that never ceases to wield its influence. There simply is no other reason why “American Gangster” would get slighted as it has. On the merits of judging filmmaking, by any standards of excellence, it belongs in the Best Picture category. —Hillbot hack…