Oscars, shmoscars.   Anybody can make a movie about a stammering dancing boxer who has bizarre dreams about cutting off his arm while searching for his biological father on Facebook.  The news, though, that’s hard!  Especially now, with revolutions raging from the Mideast to the Midwest.  Uncle Jay Explains!


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11 Responses to “Uncle Jay Explains: Feb. 28, 2011”

  1. Alan Says:

    i’m suggesting that the next Nobel Peace Prize be awarded to the citizens of Tunisia, for pushing over the first domino.

    and as someone who was a college freshman when the Beatles arrived, your “pregnant pause” after your first mention of them was seriously LOL!

  2. Don Says:

    Milk carton and Truman headline knocked my socks off. Now, I’ve got happy stinky feet.

  3. Billy Says:

    Yes Uncle Jay, lets talk about the Beatles. That other stuff is making my head spin.

  4. kathy Says:

    Thanks Uncle Jay.

    there’s no new like your news.
    and LOL Anybody can make a movie about a dancing, stammering boxer with an eye patch who has bizarre dreams about cutting off his arm while searching for his biological father on Facebook. WHOA. love it.

  5. Tom Says:

    You commented on Wisconson’s law that new votes cannot take place unless a certain number of officials were present to vote. You said that if every state had that rule Truman would still be president. I would suggest that we be careful giving our current president any Ideas.

  6. Dan Says:

    Uncle Jay,

    In your comments about us electing our representatives and the requirement for a quorum you indicated that Truman could still be president. That brings up an interesting question. Is there a requirement in federal or state laws that requires that a President, governor, or senator be living? I’ve heard that many voters in past elections weren’t. Maybe we could reelect Reagan, Truman or even Lincoln!

  7. Scott S Says:

    Oh man…

    Now that song “Revolution” is going to be playing in my head for the rest of the evening!!!

    Wow, that guy has been in power for almost as long as I’ve been alive!

    LOL :)

  8. RobtO Says:

    Hi Oncle J…

    Question…if Western civilization depended on Kaddafi as a supplier of oil to sustain the world’s economic survival, would we support him in the current Libyan crisis?. There have been numerous cases in the past, where pragmatic utilitarianism, rather than virtue, has ruled.

    Or do we go for the “Freedom or Death” thing? This is a very old question and one that Sophocles and others have been unable to answer…to surrender or to die? To sacrifice the minority for the majority? To chose the greatest good for the greatest number?

    Sincerely,
    Robert Ringo

  9. Pat Says:

    I say SACRIFICE the minority for the majority. Turnabout is fair play. And anyway we need a New Paradigm. The old reality just replays itself, over and over again.

    You rule, Uncle Jay!

  10. egc52556 Says:

    My wife to her middle-school students: “He’s like Mick Jagger…”

    Students: Blank stares.

    “Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones…”

    Students: Blank stares.

    “The guy Justin Bieber partied with after the Grammys” (viz: http://newsroom.mtv.com/2011/02/28/justin-bieber-oscar-party-vanity-fair/)

    Students: “Jagger must be a wuss.”

  11. Uncle Jace Says:

    Explain, please!

    Dear Uncle Jay,

    Why do federal budgeters not consider how much money they HAVE before deciding how to spend it?

    P.S. Your “embed”-window isn’t working for Google Chrome 10.x

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