The Final Solution? - Andrew Sullivan →
“Pediatric endocrinologist Maria New—of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Florida International University—isn’t just trying to prevent lesbianism by treating pregnant women with an experimental hormone. She’s also trying to prevent the births of girls who display an “abnormal” disinterest in babies, don’t want to play with girls’ toys or become...
Missing Missy →
scottplusfriday: theduty: edp: “The greatest thing I’ve found on the internet all day.” - Erik Price “SECONDED…with a bullet.” - the duty. holy lord of comedy. This guy always brings me to the point of tears with his insane email chains. This one’s for dog people.
negevrockcity: Christopher Hitchens has been diagnosed with stomach cancer. I posted a few days ago about his health rumors and this… yeah… shit. Blergh. He jinxed himself by cranking that memoir out. One of the last great Fleet Street drunks. Good luck, Hitch.
Burger King Employee Busted For Drugging...
srdash: Photo via flickr.com “Anyone who has ever eaten too much Burger King has probably felt a bit sleepy afterward. But for at least two BK customers in Jacksonville, FL, that sensation might have come from the fact that their fast food had been spiked with prescription painkillers.” via consumerist.com Posted via email from in praise of life | Comment » Sounds like genius viral...
AmTrak is apparently awesome
section9: jasencomstock: squashed: I made a fat-finger ticket purchase last Tuesday. I inadvertently bought a return train ticket for a lengthy train trip for the wrong week. It was not a cheap ticket—so just buying another one was going to really, really sting. So I called to see if they could change it. Having done this sort of thing with airlines, I expected an unpleasant experience, a...
sistermarymarthas: I don’t know, maybe because of my 12+ years in the area, maybe because of places I have lived in the city, maybe because of the people I have spent my time with, but I tend to be kind of blunt about some things? And one of those things is when white people make comments about getting hurt in certain neighborhoods or whatever. It pisses me off? Because likely, unless you are...
Drunken broker who doesn’t remember spending $520M... →
negevrockcity: jaimeleigh: “An oil futures broker whose drunken 19-hour trading binge bumped the world market price has been banned from trading for five years.” Ladies and gentlemen… THE BEST BROKER EVER. Worst hangover ever.
How Tina Fey ousted Carrie Bradshaw →
brianvan: snapalicious: lizlemon: (via chatter: positivelynyc) For every time Carrie strutted through SoHo without tugging up her tube top, we have Liz Lemon, substituting a one-piece bathing suit for clean underwear. Where Carrie was glamorous, articulate and the toast of New York, Liz Lemon talks with her mouth full and drops Tostitos in her bra. … Does Carrie still have a place in...
You know, like all Jews, I was probably at a Chinese restaurant.– Elena Kagan, after being asked by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), where she was during the attempted airline bombing on Christmas Day (via savingpaper)(via Mike Hudack) Awesome.
bestrooftalkever: Sex complaint against Gore is detailed, credible. [Story] The masseuse asked Gore what he wanted. “He grabbed my right hand, shoved it down under the sheet to his pubic hair area, my fingers brushing against his penis,” she recalled, “and said to me, ‘There!’ in a very sharp, loud, angry-sounding tone.” When she pulled back, Gore...
Son of Fred Phelps speaks out about his 'hateful'... →
danielextra: The son of Pastor Fred Phelps, the man who founded the adamantly homophobic Westboro Baptist Church in Kansas which claims that God hates the United States for supporting gay rights, has broken his silence and begun to publicly speak about his relationship with his estranged father. Father of four and self-confessed atheist Nate Phelps, 51, lives in Calgary and is engaged to...
Academics, Writing and the Real World
sasquatchmedia: I just read about a phony 1996 study an NYU physics professor submitted to a journal for publication as part of an experiment. Alan Sokal’s study, titled “Transgressing the Boundaries: Toward a Transformative Hermeneutics of Quantum Gravity,” was riddled with academic jargon and intentionally made absolutely no sense. But the author wanted to see if the big words and fancy talk...
we need new terminology, you guys.
scottplusfriday: we need something to replace “fag hag” and “three beer queer”, as both of those terms involve terms that i know some of my gay friends find offensive, but there’s really no decent substitute currently. especially a substitute that rhymes, which is really a kicker for someone as linguistically inclined as myself. I have no problem with the word “queer”, although it...
Seriously? Why are there peaches on the Radar? Is this some sort of Topher experiment?
I don't get followed by very many high school...
But I did today, and after the shock wore off (there are high school seniors that are passionate about Catholicism?) I followed him back. He seems fairly engaged and intelligent, and can quote the Bible like nobody’s business. So Ryan, I hope you continue to follow me. We will rarely, if ever, agree on much. But I love to disagree with people, as respectfully as possible. That’s the...
In contrast, Night Work has essentially the same message of “hooray fucking!”...– Mike Barthel goes deep with the Scissor Sisters at The Awl
The internet has split each and every story from every outlet into its own...– HamNo, apparently talking about Rolling Stone, and maybe getting the irony. I’m not sure.
Field Days to Come
theatlantic: It’s true! This is us … Look forward to seeing you here soon. — The Atlantic Sorry, Newsweek, you know I love you, but I am wild with anticipation over this.
From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them, and that is eternity.– Edvard Munch (via frenchtwist) (via invisiblestories) (via proustianmemory) I don’t see how believing this is any less awe-inspiring than believing in God.
One of the main things we’ve found about the 1 billion plus Nokia devices that...– Nice move, Nokia. How do you hold your Nokia? | The official Nokia Blog (via @HashemBajwa)(via adamiss)(via evangotlib) (via mikehudack) Brilliant!
I know this is supposed to be Barack Obama’s summer of discontent. The oil spill...– Peter Beinart, who devastated the evil harpy Monica Crowley on McLaughlin yesterday after she praised the U.S. District judge who ruled against the Obama deep-water drilling moratorium. “I thought you conservatives were against judicial activism,” he said with a sly, sexy smile.
There is, however, another possibility. Could it be that Kagan is ex-gay? That...– No one does delusional quite like the “ex-gays.”
"Pharmaceutical companies will never find the holy... →
psydoctor8: “The implication is that a new pill, despite its unforeseen side effects, is necessary to cure the sexual malaise that appears to have sunk over the country.” (via) Yeah, if only it were that easy. But here it is again, medicalizing something that isn’t necessarily medical, but the gain the industry would see is no doubt astronomical. “The robust trend toward ever-greater...
I just tagged my last 20 or so posts with...
Not sure how useful that is, but it was fun.
Oh wait. It didn't disappear, it only shows up...
How I Accidentally Got 700,000 Fans on Facebook →
soupsoup: youngmanhattanite: Meanwhile, the numbers just kept shooting upwards. Very quickly, I had passed celebrities like Brad Pitt (55,000 fans) and Spike Lee (67,000 fans), as well as entire countries (Spain: 25,000 fans). And as time went on, my book’s page overtook ridiculously famous authors like J.K. Rowling (95,000 fans) and even Dan Brown (499,000 fans). Soon, my book had more fans...
El Paso man discharged from Navy under DADT after... →
(via danielextra) Which isn’t to say we don’t have farther to go, obviously.
tylercoates: fatimax: I don’t want to sound bitchy but i have to say the following: “How far we’ve come in forty years”? How “far” have we come? I would really like to know, honestly, because if “coming far” means that same-sex marriage is now illegal, then I must say: that’s fucking ridiculous. I might be jumping the gun because I haven’t seen this video yet, but honestly, “how far we’ve...