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Music

Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Holiday Songs Edition

The past week was an easy one for many Americans thanks to paid time off, school holidays, and ample amounts of food. Because I work retail, Thanksgiving week involved lots of work and not much food. As Black Friday consumptions creep further into Thanksgiving, I realize I food and family will probably not be on […]

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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: HOLIDAY MUSIC!

From the all caps, you might surmise that I love holiday music, well, Christmas music in particular.

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Humor

I’m An Onion Roll On A Plate of Bagels

Barbra Streisand fans may remember that line as part of her tour-de-force, “I’m The Greatest Star” from Funny Girl. There are lots of times we all feel that strong sense of being different – being the only vegetarian in a house full of carnivores; the sole liberal in a conservative family or the only southerner in […]

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Lunchtime Poll

LTP: 12/9/11

There are a lot of classics associated with this time of year. Movies, music and television specials have become a large part of many families’ holiday traditions. Based on conversations I’ve had and heard this week, everyone has at least one classic that they really truly hate.

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Crossposts

Baby, It’s Still Cold Outside

With the blizzard in New Jersey stranding me in my home, today seemed like the perfect day to do a post on the song “Baby It’s Cold Outside” and guilty pleasures in general. I think I have listened to the Glee version of this song (and watched the clip from the episode) at least 60 […]

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Music

Holiday Music that Doesn’t Suck

I’m a grinch. I don’t like the holidays. The holidays are a lot of scramble, cranky relatives, scheduling nightmares, budget worries and consumerism. By mid December I want to send Santa a text with everyone’s name in it to put on his naughty list. (Cut me off in traffic? COAL FOR YOU.) It would take […]

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Feminism

Listening While Feminist: In Defense of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”

Editor’s note: Please enjoy this featured post from our archives.  I’m a pretty voracious consumer and critic of American popular culture. I’m one of those 3rd wavers who believes that the deconstruction of all aspects of pop culture is an important aspect of feminism or any sort of progressive movement.

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Public Service

See Ya Later, Monday

Are you sick of my yammering yet, dear readers?  Look at this, we managed to pull of a fifteen post day, because we rock.   Not only that, this right here is our 400th post.  We’ll be back tomorrow with another full day of magic, so y’all have a wonderful evening. 

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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll 11/23

As we approach the holiday season, we’re about to hear Carol of the Bells 9 gajillion times in the next four weeks, and that song with Bono wondering if kids in Africa even know it’s Christmastime at all, in that pretentious Bono way.  For today’s lunchtime poll, I want to know your favorite holiday song.  […]