Summertime is superhero season. The blockbusters hit the theaters, themed birthday parties are thrown, and merchandise is everywhere. If you happen to be a girl, your superhero-themed merchandise is limited to female characters. If you’re lucky, you get access to all characters, but they’re covered in pink or glitter or shiny and come in a […]
This edition of Explaining the Joke features Leslie Knope, female hysteria, and the kind of history you probably didn’t learn about in your high school history class.
Who you are? The Watcher, sniveling, tweed-clad guardian of the Slayer and her kin? I think not. I know who you are, Rupert, and I know what you’re capable of… But they don’t, do they? They have no idea where you come from.
Full disclosure: Anthropologie, their website, their catalog, their backlit models, their barfy animal designs, their faux-vintage everything, their impractical housewares, their head-scratch-inducing styling, their might-as-well-be-full-price sales, their transparent embrace of all things privileged and crusty-rich: it makes me swoon.
Users of iTunes: I double dog dare you to search the app store with the term “women”. Look in a mirror. Now look back at your screen. You are now a fecund uterus with a flabby ass who needs to buy milk and eggs.