lame

Indian artist Harwinder Singh Gill displays his creation, an image of U.S. President Barack Obama carved on a duck’s egg shell

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama wave as they board Air Force One before departing Andrews Air Force Base, Md., for a trip to India, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. A top Indian official says President Barack Obama has canceled the end of his trip to India to fly to Saudi Arabia in the wake of the death of its late ruler….

previously

today’s SCORE!!!

$1 beach cooler BINGO!!!

there’s a word for this

…1,700 private jets are expected to land in Davos, Switzerland for this year’s World Economic Forum, where attendees will discuss what to do about global warming

today’s audience participation

Who do you support for the Republican presidential nominee for 2016?

Why?

Tsariness

Protecting their phony-baloney jobs to the last peasant.

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov, speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, on Friday warned the West against trying to topple President Vladimir Putin and said that Russians are ready to sacrifice their wealth in Putin’s support.

Russia has for the past year been sliding into recession amid a slump in its energy export prices as well as Western sanctions against Moscow’s role in the conflict in Ukraine …. Questions have been raised in Russia and abroad whether the price that ordinary Russians are having to pay for the annexation of Crimea is too high.

Shuvalov, who is believed to be one of the richest men in the government, said that what he considers the West’s attempts to oust Putin will only unite the nation further.

“When a Russian feels any foreign pressure, he will never give up his leader,” Shuvalov said. “Never. We will survive any hardship in the country — eat less food, use less electricity.”

Shuvalov’s comments triggered pithy remarks on Russia social media including an opposition activist who posted photos of Shuvalov’s Moscow, London and Austria homes to illustrate where the deputy prime minister would experience the hardships he described.

At the same panel in Davos, Putin’s long-time ally and former finance minister Alexei Kudrin said that Putin clearly thinks that Russia’s foreign policy interests at this point are worth the price the nation pays in higher inflation and the collapse of the Russian ruble. [story]

Michelle-approved lunches for everybody!
It’s a Russian-1% thing.

It’s also a US-1% thing.

Todaze KisP Science Lesson

Today’s lesson is Gay-Lussac’s gas law. This law holds that, given a constant volume, pressure and temperature vary proportionally. Mathematically, the formula is P1/T1 = P2/T2. Naturally, temperature cannot be measured in Fahrenheit or Celsius, but rather a temperature scale that starts at Absolute Zero, such as Kelvin.

Got that? Good. Now, let’s try a word problem.

Let’s take an object — say, a football, and inflate it to… let’s say 12.5 PSI… at room temperature. Let’s estimate room temperature at 72 Fahrenheit, or roughly 295 Kelvin. Now let’s take it outside and play a half of football where the outdoor temperature is about 45 Fahrenheit, or roughly 280 Kelvin. At halftime, let’s take the ball inside and measure its pressure immediately. What pressure should we come up with?

Well, if we re-arrange Gay-Lussac’s law to solve for P2, we get P2 = (T2/T1) * P1. So calculating, we get P2 = (280/295) * 12.5 = 11.9 PSI. (rounded up to account for football volume change per Doug in comments)

I hope you enjoyed today’s lesson. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to see if ESPN has solved the mystery of how someone deflated footballs from 12.5 PSI to 11.8 PSI in front of tens of thousands of fans, officials and journalists without anyone noticing.

Obviouser and obviouser

Más palomitas*, por favor.

President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, who initially called Nisman’s death** a suicide, reversed her thinking Thursday.

[S]he called it “the suicide (that I am convinced) was not a suicide.” It is an about-face from her position just days before.

The real plot against the government was his death, which came after he accused her government of a cover-up to protect Iranian suspects in the bombing, Fernandez wrote. “They used him while he was alive, and then they needed him dead” ….

Riiiight …

Nisman’s report promised to provide evidence “of the existence of a sophisticated criminal plot, deliberately conjured to cover up and provide impunity to the Iranians accused in the investigation of the attack” of the Jewish community center in 1994. [wayyy more]

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Title cultural ref
* Popcorn (a little proper idiomatic translation help, here, please)
** Previously on KisP

Thinking with your outie-dick, especially if you are one

I’m out of ideas this morning, so …

Exposed nipples? Naked bottoms? Bare breasts? The insouciant editors who sit in the front row of fashion shows have seen the lot at womenswear shows – and will barely raise an eyebrow. But the flesh on show at Rick Owens’ menswear show in Paris on Thursday surprised even them.

In a highly unusual move, the American designer sent four of his models down the runway wearing clothes with peepholes that showed full-frontal male nudity underneath. [story]

(Investing in mens’ skivvies with artificial wieners attached, here, boss.)

C’monnnnnn, you artsy-fartsy pseudo-creative designer-men of debatable gender identity!
Yeah, I know, you wanna see wieners in a walking glory hole, fiiine;
but let’s … let’s just get back to showing pretty ladies in peek-aboo, bouncy, no-bra, nipple-pokey blouses and painted-on LBDs exposing a delectable bit of thigh for the rest of us, m’kay?

Seriously, WTF are you thinking smoking, dude?
I mean, you’re in friggin’ Paristan!
You wanna get people kilt ?

Then again, he iiis an American designer.

(What? Yeah, reckon I am kind’a advocating dickless fashion.)
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Previously on KisP
For the record: No, I do not have an interest in fashion … except as a matter of self-defense.

erm…

look! the totally expected!

Yanno that story wandering around today about the 1% of the world owning more than all. the. rest. of. the. everyone. in. the. world?*

S Weasel found that the story was ‘based on’ this press release… like, verbatim…

From Oxfam? and their global “Even It Up” Campaign?
what does that even mean?

And the Coalition for Inclusive Capitalism?
whatever that means….
Funded by the Rockerfellers [among others][so I'm like supposta believe they're finking out campaigning against themselves]

The Chair of which is Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild, Chief Executive Officer of EL Rothschild?
Roths-f’n-child? These Rothchilds? [Rothschildren?]

Given the above, I …erm, question the veracity of the ‘study’
*tosses BS flag*

And I think we may have discovered why the “theme” of the *cringe* 2016 Campaign is “Income Inequality”
Maybe that theme oughta be “Power Inequality”?

#KWUTCE
KeepWhippinUpThatClassEnvy! [cuz it’s always worked out so well before!]

#ComfortingAssurances
#TheSystemWorked!
#ProggyLogyk
#BenTrovato

Schwetty Biden

Having been a receiver, I like a softer ball,” Biden said. “That’s all I can tell you.”