My Life in Burlesque: On Swagger, Sparkles and (Han) Solo

“I’m just not used to wearing pants!”

So said I backstage at a performance of Boobs on Endor: A Return of the Jedi Burlesque (otherwise known as, You Can’t Make This Shit Up). That night I was Han Solo, who in our show is played by a broad in a bra. And really tight, ass-flattering pants that I was struggling to get over my high-heeled boots. Because other than workout clothes, pj’s and costumes, I haven’t worn pants in over a year. Read More My Life in Burlesque: On Swagger, Sparkles and (Han) Solo

PoC News in America

The Superbowl has come and gone, but the hilarity of Key & Peele’s Richard Sherman & Marshawn Lynch interview sketch lives on forever. Read More PoC News in America

Star Wars Christmas Display Wins This — And Every — Galaxy Throughout Time And Space

Not so long ago (this morning), in a galaxy not-so-far away (this one), I wrote a piece about how I’m not feeling the holidays this year… OK, more accurately I wrote a piece that spelled out in detail the mental manipulations I’m engaging in to pretend the holiday season doesn’t exist at all. Because it’s a tough time of the year for me, profoundly lacking in jolliness, I’ve just been compartmentalizing such that I have an armor that no seasonal cheer can penetrate. Basically, yes, I am the Dark Side personified — but at least I am readily conceding it. Read More Star Wars Christmas Display Wins This — And Every — Galaxy Throughout Time And Space

Gift Guide for Geek Kids

A decade or so ago, a kid would be crushed to be labeled a geek. Nowadays, some kids wear the term like a badge of honor. “Heck yeah I’m a geek! I like comic books and video games and science and tech stuff!” If you’ve got a geek kid in your life and you need some ideas for what to get them for a holiday gift, here are a few to get you started.

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Star Wars Rebels: Worth Your Time

I have watched the new Star Wars cartoon three times now. Why three? It is fantastic. It’s Disney’s first real Star Wars project since acquiring Lucasfilm; if this project is any indication, I have serious hope for Star Wars Rebels and fair to middling hope for Episode VII (because Abrams).  Read More Star Wars Rebels: Worth Your Time

Gif It to Me Baby: For When You Need More Middle Fingers

[Original publication date: Feb 4, 2013]

Some days, two middle fingers just aren’t enough. Here are a few you can borrow! Read More Gif It to Me Baby: For When You Need More Middle Fingers

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Here’s our roundup of the best that ladyblogland had to offer.

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