Tuesday, July 7, 2009

You've got crabs Charlie Brown (link roundup)

Charlie Brown and venereal disease - - one of several sketches recently posted by Roger Langridge. Don't miss fat Batman.

And a few more links:

1. Michael Yon recalls Robert McNamara.:Back in 1990 I had a series of strange phone conversations with McMamara while doing research for my book We Were Soldiers Once And Young. McNamara prefaced every conversation with this:

"I do not want to comment on the record for fear that I might distort history in the process." Then he would proceed to talk for an hour, doing precisely that with answers that were disingenuous in the extreme — when they were not bald-faced lies.

Upon hanging up I would call Neil Sheehan and David Halberstam and run McNamara's comments past them for deconstruction and the addition of the truth.

The only disagreement I ever had with Dave Halberstam was over the question of which of us hated him the most. In retrospect, it was Halberstam.

When McNamara published his first book — filled with those distortions of history — Halberstam, at his own expense, set out on a journey following McNamara on his book tour around America as a one-man truth squad.
Click through to read how that tour went and for a hilarious story about McNamara and a hippie.

2. Funny warning sign for deadly Swedish elevators.

3. Create-your-own-toy-movie contest. For example: He-Man and the Infinite Sadness. Via.

4. Major layoffs at Ikea. Oh man. Almost every piece of furniture in my house is from Ikea. And my kids love eating and playing there. Via.

*Previously: Charlie Brown as The Watcher.

*Buy vintage sex education books at eBay.