I had a baby in September, so according to the tenets of Internet wisdom – which, of course, hold that if you have any experience with a topic whatsoever, you should immediately present your anecdotal evidence as expert testimony to a thirsting public – I’m way overdue to start giving parenting advice. And since I […]
It’s been a few years since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 hit theaters, and in the time since, I’ve probably watched the entire Harry Potter movie series twice, maybe thrice. I finished my most recent viewing a couple of weeks ago and thought it would quench my thirst for all things […]
I was a 15-year-old Western Washington high school student when Kurt Cobain died. I heard the news in Computer Applications class, where I was learning the ins and outs of Word Perfect. I remember being upset, or maybe confused is the better word, but I wasn’t devastated. And most of my classmates appeared to be […]
Oh, good. This guy again. I think Matt Walsh imagines himself as some sort of caped, high-booted defender of women when he’s just another woman-shaming promoter of “traditional” feminine roles.
Despite the fact that parents are the majority in the U.S. (more than 80% of adults go the parent route), if daddy bloggers like Matt Walsh are to be believed, parents are a persecuted, defenseless minority beholden to the ruthless whims of the childless masses. In his recent blog post, “Dear parents, you need to […]
My dad has three daughters. I don’t know if he ever wanted sons, it’s never come up. Well, that’s not true exactly; my dad’s never brought it up and it never occurred to me that he’d want any kids but my sisters and me, but other people have brought it up from time to time.
She was everywhere, and then she was everywhere. I cannot get away from Taylor Swift. And while I’ve never particularly liked her (mainly because I think she’s a middling (at best) singer and a feeble songwriter), lately my ire’s been growing, and I’ve gone from mid-level annoyance to pre-wrath. She’s just so”¦drippy. And that’s all […]
1. Pop Pick: Allison Weiss Weiss got her start where new acts do these days, on the YouTubes. I fell in love with her adorably earnest cover of Bright Eyes’ “First Day of My Life.” It was a love deep enough to prompt me to try some of her original stuff. For your starter pack, […]
The near constant stream of holiday music EVERYWHERE has reached its apex. And that means that I’ve gone from being able to tune it out (at the grocery store, mall, dentist’s office, bar – even bars play Christmas music on a loop) and have now begun hearing EVERY. SINGLE. LYRIC. And some of those lyrics […]
Even though it really has nothing whatsoever to do with the content of this post, please enjoy It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s “Day Man” – I’ll just feel better knowing you’ve recently watched it. Now that we’ve covered that, let’s talk about day people and night people.
For Joel”¦ I had a pretty shite weekend. I broke my toe and spent a goodly amount of time in bed, pain meds made my tummy sour so I couldn’t eat the soup my honey concocted for me, and I was too drowsy to even enjoy a full episode of Downton Abbey on DVD. The weekend was […]
There are few things on the Internet that I enjoy more than a thorough dissection of why, exactly, someone is very very wrong (see also: Susan vs Dr. Laura and her takedowns). The following image was met with quite a bit of scorn (and quite a few rude gifs) on Tumblr and elsewhere, but Buster […]
For those of you prone to overanalyzing relationships, I’ve put together a couple of quick tips for not over-thinking romantic entanglements. I hope you can benefit from this personal roadmap on how to avoid this serious dating blunder.
1. Bagel Heads. So, apparently, there are people in Asia who will pay someone to poke them in the forehead with a needle full of saline, which results in a big puffy blob on the forehead, which is then formed into the shape of a bagel, naturally. What in the holy fudge?! This offends me […]
I’m fascinated by a good line, and even more fascinated by a bad one. How are they crafted? Are they off-the-cuff musings? Do they evolve from riffing on actual, once-had conversations? Would a, could a prospective paramour really be enticed by a punchy one-liner from a stranger? These and other questions of the ages,will probably […]