Roman Polanski's Friends Should Probably Shut Up →
Agreed. Really, Whoopi?
We’ll have a military dictatorship fairly soon, on the basis that nobody else...– Gore Vidal, speaking lengthily with the Times UK. (via lostinmiami) I’m sorry, but what a bitter old queen. We’ve survived more strident (and convincing) prophecies of doom than this.
Three years in, and I can’t remember what it was like to fold laundry without him anymore.
Tumblarity is my demon lover, and I will feed it...
You mean 1 str8 guy took down 4 gay men? No please no. No No No. With all the...– While we’re at it, what the fuck is up with this kind of self-hatred from the Towleroad echo chamber? Almost makes the police look good by comparison.
thewarindrew: pragmatism: thewarindrew: andyv01c0m: It’s sad that you probably don’t even understand what your saying. Cause basically what you said is that you fight for equality yet your alienating people like me who are just trying to tell the community to protest in a more professional way. there you have it folks. When he says “professional” he means “mainstream” or more...
New York City was originally given area code 212 when area codes were assigned...– Area code 212 THIS is why 212 creates status anxiety. I was surprised I haven’t seen it come up in all the discussion today. This is also why LA and Chicago have similar area codes instead of a regional pattern. (via mattlehrer) Suck it, DC, with your 202.
hitRECord & Tumblr
jgh: hitrecordjoe: My name’s Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and I make a website called hitRECord.org. So, if I’m already busy making a website, why would I start a Tumblr? Well, I guess because I see hitRECord.org and Tumblr as two different things. Even though both sites allow users to create an identity within a community and post content, they have two very different purposes. Swoon. Love...
Tehran Bureau @ Frontline →
This is a very cool example of old and new media synergy.
I have never encountered any theodicy which does not boil down to: “You...– Dissents.
Loving the sinner.
The person of faith lacks the wherewithal to make the case for God but knows that Godself does not need the benefit of human advocates. A reader contributes to Andrew Sullivan’s latest apologia series on theodicy. It’s an eloquent defense, but ultimately does nothing more than reassert the primacy of blind faith over internally consistent logic. Sullivan is at his weakest...
I realized that I was over 60 years old, I grew up at a different time, and I...– Bill Clinton explains his pro-marriage conversion (via)
Humpty Dumpty was a big fat egg He was playing the wall and he broke his leg...– rosasparks has me thinking BB today. Love it. I’ve always thought Egg Man was one of their undervalued gems. Pure Beastie mischief.
A Note on Belief in Evolution.
thedailywhat: Unlike religion or some intangible philosophy, evolution is not for you to “believe” or “disbelieve” in. The statement “I don’t believe in evolution” is an empty one as evolution, again, unlike religion, is not something that requires your belief in order to be true. Similarly, to say “I believe in evolution” is to suggest that evolution is somehow dependent upon your conviction. It...
What glee really looks like. →
“A new kind of gay adolescent was appearing on the page — proud, resilient, sometimes even happy. We profiled many of them in the magazine, including a seventh grader in suburban Philadelphia who was out to his classmates and a high-school varsity-football player from Massachusetts who came out to his teammates and was shocked to find unconditional support.”
Gilbert Acciardo, who ran an after-school program at a southeastern Kentucky...– Occam’s Razor suggests that simple answers - i.e. rural backwater areas of the deep South can be treacherous for strangers - are often the best ones. Anyone familiar with the infamous Jesco White knows that. I grew up 5 miles from the West Virginia border, and I can tell you that the raw...
New Species Of Sharks Discovered Sporting Forehead... →
qmuser: This is further proof that the FSM has a sense of humor when he created all the animals. Gives “thinking with his dick” a new dimension.
wooliebear: inthesaddle: I’m very emotional today. I don’t know why. I started following Spontaneous Love and just spent the remaining portion of my lunch hour reading her posts. I can’t even imagine what she must be going through. Who the hell am I to complain and bitch and be sad? And it pains me to see her struggle, her insurance company do nothing about it, and idiots in the world make...
I have not watched "Glee" yet. And I am afraid...
subjecttomeg: Because I would really like some cheesy singing and dancing in my life. Like, I crave that shit. But some other ish is bothering me. So if they could just get it together a bit, then I could enjoy some ridiculous, choreographed numbers. That’s all I want. Here’s the deal, after watching 3 episodes. Check your brain at the door, don’t expect miracles (other than the...
HOW DO THEY GET THERE SO FAST?
subjecttomeg: They are fucking slugs! I am being stalked and assualted by fucking SLUGS. FUCKING. EW. (Don’t think I didn’t jump and scream. Because I so did!) Is it slug season? My puppy and I saw two long ones last night and he did his little “I don’t understand” dance around them for a few minutes while sniffing furiously before we moved on, which was adorable enough...
They’re so happy with socialism, they don’t want anyone else to have...– Chris Matthews, on the American elderly
Fears, confirmed. →
“Whenever we talked about an upcoming speech, Ed almost never said, ‘Let me think about it’ or ‘What do you guys think?’ He never said, ‘Let’s figure out what the message of the week is going to be.’ He usually just offered an instant reaction. The whole White House was like that—infatuated with decisiveness, dismissive of...
Immortality only 20 years away →
inothernews: crowth: azspot: Scientist Ray Kurzweil claims humans could become immortal in as little as 20 years’ time through nanotechnology and an increased understanding of how the body works. This immortality thing is a false economy because there can be only one. Also iPod nanotechnology will mean that we can play music, video and take pictures, too. Don’t ask about the headphone...
Man, God’s got a lot of rules.– Julia Louis-Dreyfus, reading a motel Bible as Old Christine, a show that fucking rules
Is there a German word for repeatedly shooting... →
We did cover the event, what we didn’t do is promote the event. Just like we did...– Rick Sanchez of CNN (via soupsoup) Man, I like him so much more in print. He just seems like such a douchebag when you hear him talking. We call him Dirty Sanchez.
Mr. Sharpton has his own expression to that effect. “I would say, ‘Keep it...– You’ve got to be plucking kidding me.
It is kind of a tragedy that "keep fucking that...
pegster: pilgrimsoul: Perhaps I’m just a naive Canadian, but I never heard that espression before. it totally should be a meme. it’s my new motto for fall. when in doubt, keep fucking that chicken. pure gold from mr. anastos. It takes a tough man to make a tender forecast.
ohrohin: via hman: “Even by the norms of his ubiquity, Mr. Obama has been on an especially prodigious media binge lately, pitching his health care plan seemingly everywhere but the Food Channel and Fox News.” I would actually love to watch him with Paula Deen. C’mon, Food Network. (NYT) Please. Let’s do this. Paula’s the perfect choice. She’s already had Michelle on, and...
Is income really a measure of productivity? Of course not. Consider your own...– Jonathan Chait in the New Republic. (via pilgrimsoul) (via historicupstart) I can’t tell if this explains or makes more confounding the fact that the loudest defenders of the mega-wealthy “meritocratic” class are a bunch of white trash boobs who think the insurance industry is...
We should at least give Dawkins credit here for knowing what he rejects. Here...– Albert Mohler, President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, calls Karen Armstrong an atheist because she asks whether we can use evolution “to recover a more authentic notion of God.” (via Sullivan) The far ends always meet on the other side, don’t they?
But, you know, no one wants Jimmy Carter to say anything, ever.– Pareene
Just so we’re all clear: the man who famously said “George Bush doesn’t care about black people” just got called out as a jackass by the first black president. Meta-post-racial!