Our Endless Numbered Laffs

Our Endless Numbered Laffs

31

Aug

2012

MON-EL'S BIGGEST COMPLAINTS ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM HE SPENT IN THE PHANTOM ZONE1. No cable2. General Zod wouldn't stop telling that one story about how he first decided to become an astronaut3. "Friday Night Fish Surprise" was just Mrs. Pal-El's fish sticks with ranch dressing4. Nam-Ek smelled like rhino's as ...
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Built By Hand

Built By Hand

29

Aug

2012

A loving tribute to the forward-looking vision of the dignified speakers at the Republican National Convention.01_Built_By_Hand  ...
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The Most Beautiful Fraud: The Hunger Games

The Most Beautiful Fraud:  <i>The Hunger Games</i>

29

Aug

2012

Goodness knows who I am disappointing in this matter, but The Hunger Games is probably the best blockbuster film I've seen in years.Which isn't, unfortunately, to say it's a great movie.  It suffers from a lot of the same problems all blockbusters do, and as is the case with all of us, it can't escape its raisin', but we' ...
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Worth It!

Worth It!

28

Aug

2012

Yes, it’s time once again for that all-time family fun game, “What’s This Guy Worth?, or, Exactly How Rich and Out-of-Touch Are the Rich, Out-of-Touch Assholes Who Are Going to Tell Us How to Fix the Economy?”.On our last episode, we examined the occupations and net worth of members of the U.S. Senate, and discovere ...
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Bad as You Wanna Be

Bad as You Wanna Be

27

Aug

2012

So, something you might not care about -- and why should you, I ask, giving you a chance to bail out now -- is the 'controversy' over Lupe Fiasco's new single, "Bitch Bad". In the song, he attacks the use of misogynistic imagery in hip-hop (the concomitant video compares rap's aggressive macho posturing to blackface), and q ...
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Values Voting

Values Voting

25

Aug

2012

Barring the promotion of Isaac from a tropical storm to a full-blown hurricane, and presuming it does not alight directly on the Tampa Bay Times Forum and slay all the Grand Old Party luminaries gathered there for the Republican National Convention (an occurrence which would provide, to me at least, the first ever compelli ...
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Hanged, Hanged, Let the Music Be Hanged

Hanged, Hanged, Let the Music Be Hanged

24

Aug

2012

The making of best-of lists has been a passion that has consumed music journalists since the days of Edison's wax cylinders; no sooner had it been released than Oh I'm a-Leapin' and a-Croonin' for My Christ Jesus, by the Nine Deaf Mulattoes of Warren County, was voted "Biggest Disappointment of 1892" in Melts-a-Lot Weekly P ...
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A Personal Matter

A Personal Matter

23

Aug

2012

ATHLETIC, EXCITING SWM, fit, 5'10", professional, intelligent, caring, well off, 35 and full of love. Seeking attractive SF 25-40 who likes sophisticated fun and active entertainment. Likes: hiking, running, road trips, quiet dinners, Scotch tastings, new nightclubs, spontaneity, romantic cruises. Dislikes: ...
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Too Busy to Hate

Too Busy to Hate

22

Aug

2012

LOGAN COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT HATE CRIMES DESK -- DUTY LOG, 08/19/20124:05PM. Margaret Willoughby, Big Creek. Called to report some kids knocked over her mailbox with a baseball bat and wanted to know was that a hate crime. Informed her it was not. She explained that mailbox contained fundraising letter ...
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Any Five People

Any Five People

20

Aug

2012

The soup hadn't even been served yet and dinner was already turning into a disaster.I'd sent out the invitations months beforehand; spent a fortune on them, too. Nothing like the fortune I'd spent on promotion and marketing, of course; but the money I'd be getting back from the TV rights...well, look. It had never been abou ...
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Between Impression and Expression: Roland Barthes

Between Impression and Expression:  Roland Barthes

19

Aug

2012

"Critics (of books or drama) often use two rather singular arguments.  The first consists in suddenly deciding that the true subject of criticism is ineffable, and criticism, as a consequence, unnecessary.  The other, which also reappears periodically, consists in confessing that one is too stupid, too unenlightened to un ...
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After a Lengthy Digression, My Sweet

After a Lengthy Digression, My Sweet

17

Aug

2012

And now, another exciting installment in the thrilling adventures of Veronica Crowe, Expounding Detective! When we last left our intrepid girl gumshoe, she had paid a call on the sinister Dr. Song, who spun her a yarn about the existence of a buried treasure, until Ronnie, in the course of a 72-minute lectu ...
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Down in the Hole with Julian Assange

Down in the Hole with Julian Assange

16

Aug

2012

When I woke up yesterday, I found myself in the latest of a wearyingly long series of go-nowhere arguments with a handful of folks who believe that Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, is a multiple rapist, and that he, and by extension the organization he founded, should be nothing to us but the objects of scorn.When ...
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By the Seat of His Pants

By the Seat of His Pants

15

Aug

2012

When I was young, and I was spending every penny I could scrape together on new comics at the 7-11 and older stuff at thrift stores and bookshops, I knew who the best artist was -- the one who seemed like he was working and thinking a few steps ahead of everyone else.  That was Jack Kirby.  I also knew who my favorite a ...
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In the Yard My Buddies Burning

In the Yard My Buddies Burning

14

Aug

2012

September 2Dearest Annie,Last night was a bad one. We were on a recon run out by Sector 22, scouting out the new gun emplacements, when the Reds spotted us. It wasn't as bad as it could have been -- they didn't have air support or armor -- but Adam got shot up pretty good. You know what a big guy he is, it's hard for him to ...
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