You Think You’re So Smart: Culture At Bay

You Think You’re So Smart:  Culture At Bay

27

Jun

2011

So, there's this:And there's nothing inherently wrong with the argument that big dumb summer blockbusters should be held to different critical standards than art films.  The thing is, though, the video short-circuits that argument, calling you a snobby effete hipster jackoff with a funny haircut for daring to equivocate th ...
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Things Sarah Palin Has Quit: A Semi-Comprehensive List

Things Sarah Palin Has Quit:  A Semi-Comprehensive List

22

Jun

2011

1.  Playing competitive basketball2.  Attending the University of Hawaii3.  Attending Hawaii Pacific University4.  Attending North Idaho College5.  Competing in beauty pageants6.  Attending Matanuska-Susitna College7.  Working as a sports reporter8.  Working as a sports broadcaster9. Serving on the Alaska Oil and Ga ...
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Four Colors to Infinity: “Roswell, Texas”

Four Colors to Infinity:  “Roswell, Texas”

16

Jun

2011

Nobody has suffered today like I have suffered today, unless they also read the entirety of the shitty Libertarian webcomic Roswell, Texas by L. Neil Smith. Allow me to share with you some of its insouciant crappiness in the form of a list.1. The comic is set in an alternate reality in which the Texans won at the Alamo and ...
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War Minus the Shooting: How We Are Shitty

War Minus the Shooting:  How We Are Shitty

9

Jun

2011

Leave it to Dave fucking Eggers on Grant-fucking-land to write the ultimate paean to the horseshit "Who cares if the Cubs suck forever and ever, Wrigley Field is TOTALLY SO MUCH FUN" mentality.The thing is so reeking of sensa-wunda excrement that the not-true-since-at-least-2005 accusation that White Sox Park is "soulless" ...
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Read a Book, Why Don’t You: Mart Lit

Read a Book, Why Don’t You:  Mart Lit

9

Jun

2011

Since I've been unemployed, I buy all my books at Wal-Mart.  They only offer three kinds of books (religious, self-help, and monster-based romance), none of which I enjoy, so it keeps me from spending too much money.  Today, I was up at the Wal-Mart on the Austin Highway, and I found two great selections in the book aisle ...
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B List: Public Enemies

B List:  Public Enemies

6

Jun

2011

Hi, publicists!  You know I love you.  You're the reason I don't pay for music.  You help me make a living, sort of.  But you don't like wasting your time any more than I do, so here are a couple of tips that will save us both precious seconds we could be looking at animated GIFs of cats.1.  Please don't send m ...
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Another Week, Another Waste

Another Week, Another Waste

1

Jun

2011

Yes, that's right:  there is a brand new Wasted Words podcast for your enjoyment.  What happens?  I'll tell you what happens, why don't I.  RJ White:  becomes flustered.  Tony Zaret:  has his lunch made the subject of guesswork.  Andrew Lin:  thinks his baby is more important than getting drunk.  Olivia Todd:  st ...
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