WWGO - November 15, 2013

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Today is November 15th. IT’S FRIDAY!!! On this date in 1806, Zebulon Pike first spotted the mountain that would eventually come to be known as Pikes Peak. It was going to be Zebulon’s Peak, but Lrrr of the planet Omicron Persei 8 objected on copyright grounds. (Zebulon is the Omicronian word for copyright.) Also, today is National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day. Just in time, too. I opened mine at breakfast this morning (read: afternoon) to find something healthy (read: Pop-tarts) and found a mysterious temple with a voice that said “There are no Pop-tarts. Only Zuul. Now you will kn … oh wait, here they are. Mmmm, cherry!” So yeah. Clean out your fridge. Anyway, find today’s links below and as always please consider this an Open Thread.

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FEATURED:
The Ignorant Omniscience Of President Obama |
Mary Katharine Ham


TODAY’S LINKS
Oprah: Obama’s Opposition Is Racist, Just Needs to Die Already | PJ Tatler

ObamaCare Architect Ezekiel Emanuel: Website Disaster Actually Fault of Fox News | Newsbusters

Humbled And Fumbled: Top 5 Obamacare Screw-ups | Rare

Hollywood’s Favorite Sleazeball Shutterbug | Michelle Malkin

Guy Builds a Bomb Just With Stuff You Can Buy After Airport Security | Gizmodo

Segment Mike Rowe Says Is ‘Finest Commentary Ever Recorded in the Long History of Local Journalism’ | The Blaze


Awesomeness of the Day
Holy Batkid! 5-yr-old Cancer Patient’s Wish Comes True As He ‘Rescues’ San Franciscans | MSN


What In The Science Is Going On?
Incoming Comet ISON Heading For Close Encounter With Sun | Yahoo!

What In The World Is Up With Jupiter’s Giant Spot? | Science Daily


ICYMI
Aid for Typhoon Victims in the Philippines | Samaritan’s Purse


What In The Tweet Is Going On?

Shaking. My. Head.

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balneology bal-nee-AH-luh-jee noun : the science of the therapeutic use of baths
(via Merriam-Webster)

Example: “I’m having trouble finding a job despite my degree in balneology, because conservatives are anti-science!” said the guy at the Occupy Wall Street protest before returning to his tent for some Starbucks and Candy Crush “downtime.”

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