April, 2011

Live-commenting the royal wedding

By · Friday, April 29th, 2011 · 68 Comments »

Not live-blogging, since I’m going to be too busy watching TV and drinking coffee for that kind of high-maintenance posting. Instead we’ll just have an open thread thingy so anyone who wants to comment (including me) can do so. If you don’t have a TV, this thing may work: The BBC is supposed to be […]

Yes, I will be getting up at 3 am to watch the royal wedding

By · Thursday, April 28th, 2011 · 4 Comments »

And I hope her dress is fantabulous. I hope it has gorgeous sleeves and every bride in the world copies it and it totally transforms bridal fashion so maybe all these brides will stop wearing the same goddamn strapless dress they’re all wearing even though they LOOK LIKE SHIT. Sleeves. Sleeves are good. P.S. In […]

Today’s “my dog is smarter than Ross Douthat” puppy picture

By · Monday, April 25th, 2011 · 10 Comments »

No post, just puppies. (And here’s the Douthat column that prompted the title.)

implants + porn = Che Guevara

By · Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 · 22 Comments »

Turkish-German actress Sila Sahin: ‘I have always abided by what men say. As a result I developed an extreme desire for freedom. I feel like Che Guevara. I have to do everything I want, otherwise I feel like I may as well be dead.’ In a bold bid to demonstrate her freedom from abiding by […]

Ebert reviews Atlas Shrugged

By · Friday, April 15th, 2011 · 7 Comments »

I have no intention of seeing “Atlas Shrugged,” because, who gives a shit? But Roger Ebert’s review is highly amusing: I feel like my arm is all warmed up and I don’t have a game to pitch. I was primed to review “Atlas Shrugged.” I figured it might provide a parable of Ayn Rand’s philosophy […]

The normalcy of misogyny

By · Thursday, April 14th, 2011 · 62 Comments »

No big post here, just an observation. I was looking at Google News (hate the new design, by the way) and noticed an article in Time magazine about Mars Hill Church: Is Hell Dead? One of the batshit pastors at Mars Hill has written a batshit book, and Time is covering it. Mars Hill is […]

Guest post: Thoughts on the Realengo Girl Massacre

By · Thursday, April 14th, 2011 · 9 Comments »

Translated by Lauren Asrael, who provides this preface: Last Thursday morning, a 24 year old man entered a public school in Realengo, a suburb of Rio de Janiero, Brazil. A former student, he told the staff that he was there as a guest lecturer. He entered a classroom, pulled out his gun, and shot over […]

The problem is not the deficit

By · Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 · 12 Comments »

It’s a sad commentary on the state of the nation that some liberals are almost wetting themselves with relief that our Democratic president announced that he would not allow Medicare to be completely gutted. Oh thank you jesus! All spending is negotiable, says Obama, and we will “reform” these programs, but he’s not going to […]

Catfood Commission for the win!

By · Tuesday, April 12th, 2011 · 11 Comments »

Per Susie. Thanks to all the idiot hipsters and Beltway clowns who gave us this chump for president. He’s a Lightworker!!!

Unintentional hilarity from Rachel Maddow

By · Monday, April 11th, 2011 · 15 Comments »

It’s inside this post, which is fine, actually. But Rachel’s outrage at the way the Democratic party kicks its base in the teeth is hilarious: So dramatic! “Only the base will ever change that,” she says, gazing into the camera solemnly. And what did she call the base in 2008 when we tried to change […]