Were that many people whining about the inability to post Simpsons/cat .gifs in lieu of using their words that the people who make the decisions thought, "Hey, text-only discourse isn't nearly as elevated as it should be!" and brought images back? » 8/27/14 10:34am Today 10:34am

I had tuna wraps (tuna straight from the pouch and into the microwave, then onto tortillas with cheese and picante sauce), then rice pudding made from a recipe off the back of a Splenda box. » 8/23/14 10:34pm Saturday 10:34pm

Asshole Under Fire for Being an Asshole to People Who Count

You've had a good run, Mars Hill pastor Mark Driscoll. You've called out James Dobson for being a homoerotic pussy (which, I mean, come on, the man has always been so soft on LGBT people you just know that something's up). You've engaged in a 140-page discussion of how to de-pussify Christianity (including not… » 8/22/14 8:22pm Friday 8:22pm

I'd just like to add, in the interest of Christian charity, that I plan on doling out unholy ass beatings to any and all, so if you are a fragile person who cannot handle such things, it might be best to bail now. Consider this your first and only warning. » 8/20/14 10:33pm 8/20/14 10:33pm

I Need a New Line of Work

I mean, sure, years of students and colleagues have told me the same thing, and I've been casually (and at times not-so-casually) been looking at other places from time to time, but every now and then one has a revelation, a smack-to-the forehead moment of going, "That's what I should have been doing all along!" In my… » 8/18/14 10:51pm 8/18/14 10:51pm

Now That's Professionalism

Licia Albanese, a great soprano of...well, not the last generation, but a couple of generations back (she was 105, after all) died last week. Stuck in the middle of her obituary is this detail, which shows just how dedicated and serious one has to be to make it to the august stage of the Met: » 8/18/14 2:44pm 8/18/14 2:44pm

Probably The Big Lebowski, which might be my favorite movie. I follow a very specific pattern: I lose the DVD, find it after a year or two, watch it just about every day for a couple of weeks, lose it, then repeat the cycle. » 8/17/14 7:52pm 8/17/14 7:52pm

Shut Up, Everyone. I Said, Shut Up!

I know what you're going to have for breakfast and/or brunch and/or dinner tomorrow: quiche. I know, I know, "Quiche is too fancy." No, it's not. "Quiche is really complicated." Not even close. If you want ever so slightly complicated (though still not complicated at all), we can talk omelets. Quiche is simple and… » 8/17/14 1:20am 8/17/14 1:20am

The Times: Tackling the Hard Stories

No, not Ferguson. Not Gaza. Those are small stories compared to this, which merited not just nearly 600 words, but a link on Twitter: Alec Baldwin's involvement in an assault in his building. And by "involvement" I mean "recounting what his servants said they saw, since he wasn't actually there." I shit thee not.… » 8/16/14 2:07am 8/16/14 2:07am

Is it wrong that I read most anti-publisher comments ("Why are they ignoring me just because I'm not one of the 'insider' writers the illiterate public likes? I'll just sell my well-crafted Steampunk novel written from the vampire's point of view for myself on Amazon and keep all the profits, thank you!") in the same… » 8/16/14 12:35am 8/16/14 12:35am