Happy Birthday, Paul. (“Make Your Own Kind...
Maybe the problem is that the Department of Homeland Security is just too big to...– Loving Gail Collins in ‘09. She had a column a while back where she apologized to John Kerry for making fun of him, and all I could think was, can you imagine MoDo doing this for Gore? And Collins never even called him a fairy!
After the Christmas Eve Health Care cloture vote, a lotta people talked up the “bribes” certain Senators demanded in exchange for their support. Ben Nelson got the feds to cover all of Nebraska’s Medicaid expenses—which would be good policy if extended to the whole nation, but is just ridiculous when applied to only one state lucky enough to have elected an asshole (it is also a...
mattharvey: Merry Christmas Mr. Bloomberg. In a survey of 120 major cities, New York was found to be the ninth most unequal in the world and Atlanta, New Orleans, Washington, and Miami had similar inequality levels to those of Nairobi, Kenya Abidjan and Ivory Coast. Many were above an internationally recognised acceptable “alert” line used to warn governments. That about sums up the last...
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choire: kryz: pareene: rendit: The Greatest Christmas Movies of All Time, In Order 2. The Apartment 1. Batman Returns Dude. Die Hard. Life of Brian. Duh. While I agree very strongly with all this, I must say that Home for the Holidays is actually an exceptional movie that is, like Die Hard, really about the spirit of the holidays. (Honestly I love that movie almost as much as Clue...
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rendit: The Greatest Christmas Movies of All Time, In Order 2. The Apartment 1. Batman Returns Dude. Die Hard.
Vintage Gawker: 2005's Reasons to Love New York →
fek: But in a way, this is all somehow reassuring: you can’t get decent editorial content for nothing - and by nothing, I mean: no byline, no compensation, nothing - no matter how many great ways to cull it you can come up with. And it’s also nice for them to see what the site used to read like; I can’t say one of the intended side effects would be for new readers to ask where that voice went or...
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Merry Saturday! I am editing Deadspin today, with, supposedly, Moe, who is I think trapped in a snow drift, maybe? I have already accused a popular former contributor of racism! And I think we might be due for a visit from our good friend Peggy!
"Whoa hey is it almost the 2010s? And here I am... →
This sterile moral posturing, which is not only useless but humiliating, has...– Chris Hedges, Liberals Are Useless. (via YM) (via katiebakes) “We may lose if we step outside the mainstream, but at least we will salvage our self-esteem and integrity.” OH GOOD THOSE WILL BE VERY USEFUL.
The Major Works of Counterintuitive Thought From... →
agrammar: Reblogging this partly because it’s a very well-assembled list, but also to point out that I’m not sure the “Slate-ification” runs that deep — in most of the cases presented here, it’s not the argument itself that’s contrarian or counter-intuitive, it’s the marketing of the argument. Many of the arguments listed, in fact, are perfectly straightforward. The argument that George W....
rendit: Quincy Jones originally wanted ‘Bad’ to be a Michael vs. Prince duet and feature a Michael vs. Prince video to be directed by Scorsese. Because Bad was supposed to be “a tough album.” Supposedly Prince declined because he didn’t find the line “you’re butt is mine” particularly “bad.”
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maura: Anyone want to take a crack at explaining “woman-as-woman/woman-as-mom” to me? I think we’re going to see major growth this quarter in woman-as-madonna/woman-as-whore content.