Today is December 5th. On this date in 1839 General George Custer was born, although he was only a lieutenant at the time. Custer is famous for his last stand, his rakish appearance, and of course, his delicious frozen desert. Also on this date, in 1933, prohibition ended. It took several more days for people to remember that it happened, however. And finally, today is Eat fast food day, to support the franchise owners in the face of the SEIU strike. I’ll be having a few double whoppers and a Doritos Locos Taco. FOR AMERICA. And speaking of doing things for America, below, please find today’s top stories from around the web. As usual, consider this an Open Thread.
Those Who Cant, Govern | Mark Steyn
Obama Loses Millennials: 57% of Young Adults Reject Obamacare | The Foundry
Trey Gowdy Does What Trey Gowdy Does … And It’s Fantastic | The Right Scoop
The Income Inequality Canard | Pocket Full of Liberty
This Is Without a Doubt One of the Most Tragic Things to Ever Unfold on Twitter | The Blaze
WHAT IN THE COOL IS GOING ON?
What if Movie Posters Were Neon Signs? Part 2 | Imgur
WHAT IN THE SCIENCE IS GOING ON?
#spookyaction: Physicist Finds Entanglement Instantly Gives Rise to a Wormhole | Science Daily
#kinkyaction: Scientists Speculate On Ancient “Lord of the Rings-Type World” | Business Insider
KILL IT WITH FIRE
Krampus: Saint Nicholas’ Dark Companion | Atlantic
WHAT IN THE TWEET IS GOING ON?
— Caleb Howe (@CalebHowe) December 5, 2013
— Lars Thorwald (@cj_larry) December 5, 2013
slumgullion sluhm-GUHL-yuhn, SLUHM-guhl- noun : 1. stew of meat, vegetables, potatoes, etc. 2. beverage made weak or thin, as watery tea, coffee, or the like. 3. the refuse from processing whale carcasses. 4. reddish, muddy deposit in mining sluices.
Example: Ed Schultz often has slumgullion(1) for dinner, with slumgullion(2) to drink, before cuddling up in a bed of slumgullion(4), waking only when he has to pass slumgullion(5).