Recently Deadline Hollywood’s Nellie Andreeva posed the question, “Pilots 2015: The Year Of Ethnic Castings – About Time Or Too Much Of Good Thing?” The very premise of the piece leaves little doubt about the content, and sure enough, the author utilizes somewhat bizarre anti-affirmative action arguments to suggest that maybe the recent growth in shows led by actors of color may be “too much of a good thing.” (If one buys the author’s assertion, of course, that they actually think this is a good thing at all. Their piece suggests otherwise.) Maybe Andreeva should have injected some actual facts into their piece. Read More Deadline Hollywood is Dead Ass Wrong
No, really, fuck you. Read More Dear Indiana Governor Mike Pence, Get Fucked
Parks & Rec is one of my favorite shows. But it wasn’t perfect. For all of its smarts and brilliant hilarity, there was a blind spot — constant and nearly universally unquestioned fat-shaming.
I’ve officially completed 28* full years of existence (*This number is dependent on your stance on when life begins. For most, it’s the moment you first heard Beyoncé, Destiny’s Child included).
I wrote this list when I was still innocent and fearful of accidentally becoming a member of the 27 club through some fatal combination of Thin Mints and scented candles around my bed, which is pretty farfetched even for me. Read More 28 Years and 1 Day Old
Hopefully you have a great relationship with a vet you love, and they’ll guide you through everything you need to know. This is mostly a guide to what you should expect from your vet, and how to advocate for your dog and manage your stress if necessary. Read More Getting Your Dog Through Surgery
I can’t tell you how glad I am that it’s spring, but the weather here in Michigan just can’t seem to make up its mind. Here are some songs that are tiding me over until spring decides to officially arrive. Read More Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Spring Edition
Molly Murphy is a feisty Irish immigrant living in early-1900s New York City, where she solves mysteries and often deals with misogynistic blowhards. Read More Bookshelf Revisited: Molly Murphy Mysteries #1, “Murphy’s Law” by Rhys Bowen
The Shittiest Princess is a series of funny fairy tales for those of us who ain’t exactly cartoon princesses. Stay tuned for a new adventure every week! You can find the whole series here.
In the simpler times before rocket travel, when everyone afeared the moon because it shot “horny” rays, there lived a king named Handsome. Handsome of Kingdomville was sad, you see, because while he possessed two beautiful daughters, he had a third who was the shittiest princess this side of ShitTown, the world’s leading supplier of roughage. He’d tried berating Princess Poot into being more attractive, and yelling at her to make her less clumsy, and punishing her until her boobs de-lopsided themselves, but to no avail. The problem, he cogitated, was that he wasn’t available to admonish all day and night. He needed help.