Just for Fun

What I Watched Last Night: Word Wars

I love Scrabble and its online knock-offs. At any given time, I have around a half dozen games going in both Lexulous and Words With Friends, and I am known to see a word and think, “That would make an excellent triple word score.” My least favorite tiles are C and V. They should be […]

Pop Culture

America’s Obsession with Obsession

We used to be obsessed with perfection. In the ’60s our favorite shows were Leave it to Beaver and Father Knows Best, sitcoms that promoted a family ideal where the biggest problem was whether the Beav might mildly disappoint his mother and father by forgetting to share. Even the mold-breaking and offbeat I Love Lucy […]


Why I’m a Foodie

I’m not here to defend being a foodie, because I don’t think it needs defending. But enough people seem concerned about my fixation with food that I thought I’d spell it out nice and clear. Here, in brief, is why I fucking love food.

Lunchtime Poll

LTP: 10/3/11

Happy Monday, Persephoneers! Hope everyone had a great, relaxing weekend, or at least got to sleep in a little.  We’re all back at work, so here’s a two-tiered LTP to kill a little time between tasks.