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The Best of the Man in the Gray Flannel Suit — 2011

The Best of the Man in the Gray Flannel Suit — 2011

Blogstuff
It's been another fun and challenging year heading up my little internet concern, The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit. As always, I want to take this opportunity to thank those of you who stop by regularly and even share my content with others. This is not a money-making operation for me, so it's gratifying to know that if my site went poof tomorrow there'd at least be a few of you who would notice for a few minutes. The biggest happening around these parts is that I finally launched a more permanent site, of which this blog is now but a section. If you haven't done so yet, please stop by the home site, browse around, and tell your friends and enemies! OK, enough schmaltz and plugs. I wrote a lot of stuff this past year, some of which was actually pretty popular. Here are the ten mo...
Will Barack Obama Be “Hell-Bent for Election” in 2012?

Will Barack Obama Be “Hell-Bent for Election” in 2012?

Movies
It's not even 2012 yet and this is turning out to be one of the saddest and most lackluster presidential campaign seasons in recent memory. Barring a societal or economic meltdown of Mayan Prophecy proportions (and no, the so-called Great Recession doesn't quite reach that level), I don't see how Barack Obama can lose. That's not to say that he's been kicking ass for the last three-or-so-years. Aside from taking out bin Laden, perhaps Obama's most memorable accomplishment this term has been that he kept McCain and Palin out of the White House. And for me at least, that still counts for something. I just wonder if he'll have much ammo to use when a Republican candidate finally emerges from the farcical battle royale that has been the GOP Octagon, which is down another competitor now that...
How Google sees it: Barack Obama vs. John Boehner

How Google sees it: Barack Obama vs. John Boehner

Funny Stuff
Two of the most powerful men in the free world -- President Barack Obama and Speaker of the House John Boehner -- took to the nation's airwaves last night to continue their economic slap fight, in what will prove to be one of the low points in American political history. It's too early to say who won (although I get the feeling the rest of us lose, again), but Google has already rendered a verdict. Barack Obama is... John Boehner is... Not surprisingly, both Obama and Boehner are gay (thanks as always, Google). It's hard to say who comes off worse though. I mean, Obama is the antichrist, but then again he is a cactus and is my new bicycle. Boehner, on the other hand, is a douchebag, a loser, and of course orange. Hmmm, this is just too close to call. Related articles Boehner ...
Awesome time waster of the day — C64 Yourself

Awesome time waster of the day — C64 Yourself

Internet
Ever wonder what your favorite images would look like if rendered as graphics for the Commodore 64? No? Well you can find out anyway, thanks to C64 Yourself! Just drag any .PNG or .JPG onto the interface and BAM! 8-bit goodness is yours! (I love the interface and fonts by the way. Very immersive.) Here's a sample of images to get your creativity flowing: a Commodore 64 (how meta!) President Obama a shirtless Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) the 2011 NBA Champion Dallas Mavericks Lady Gaga's Born This Way (an upgrade if you ask me) Lindsay Lohan, professional party-goer and former actress Related articles Bringin' It Back!: Commodore 64 To Return (geekologie.com) 10 Classic Computers You Had as a Kid (mentalfloss.com) The Classic Commodore 64 Reborn As Modern PC (consum...
Even though nobody asked, here are my thoughts on bin Laden

Even though nobody asked, here are my thoughts on bin Laden

Mental Debris
So Osama bin Laden is dead at last. Maybe. Probably. It's been fewer than 12 hours since I saw the news, but here are my thoughts and impressions so far: 1 -- I feel not one ounce of joy that he is dead, as this hardly means the so-called War on Terror is over. You better believe there will be another bin Laden popping up any time now. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if there were already plans in place for more attacks to take place in the event that bin Laden was killed or captured. 2 -- This is not the same thing as getting rid of Hitler at the end of World War II, despite many people making that clumsy comparison. This killing is a symbolic victory, nothing more. Its military or strategic value is negligible. 3 -- We lost hundreds, maybe thousands, of lives and spent billions...
Time Capsule: Past State of the Union Addresses

Time Capsule: Past State of the Union Addresses

Capsules, History
As Barack Obama prepares to deliver his annual State of the Union address to Congress, I thought it a good time to take a look back at this most unique event in American politics. So I've gathered images from previous presidential SOTU addresses, from President Woodrow Wilson's in 1918 to President Obama's in 2010. I couldn't find any for Warren G. Harding, and Herbert Hoover made no public appearances before Congress (probably a good move). Appearing in this gallery are Presidents Barack Obama (2010), George W. Bush (2008), Bill Clinton (1999), George H.W. Bush (unknown date), Ronald Reagan (1988), Jimmy Carter (unknown date), Gerald Ford (1975), Richard Nixon (1971), Lyndon Johnson (1968), John F. Kennedy (1963), Dwight Eisenhower (1960), Harry S. Truman (1953), Franklin Delano Ro...
Political trivia time

Political trivia time

Funny Stuff
What has less balls than a hockey game? What makes John Denver sound like 50 Cent? What makes deafness seem like a nice alternative to hearing? What makes Watergate look like a minor lapse in judgment? What will have you wishing the Internet was never invented? "Hillary4U&Me", that's what. I can't decide if this video, ostensibly produced to get you to vote for Hillary Clinton, is a sadly misguided attempt to rally hearts and minds to her cause, or a fiendishly clever Barack Obama campaign strategy.