Thank god. We've been without Fametracker for so long. This is a relief.
On How "Baby It's Cold Outside" Became America's Secular Christmas Anthem, Despite People Claiming It's About Date Rape
Adam Curtis is probably so mad at you right now, Ken Layne! He has probably had to delete a draft post from the CMS of his BBC blog about Sayyid Qutb and this song! It was a slam dunk allowing him to salvage cut material from "The Power of Nightmares" and now you've gone and ruined it for him! Cheers! Happy Holidays!
More pertinently, since we're all sharing covers in the comments now: Deep within SNL's dark 1980's period, Sigourney Weaver and Buster Poindexter (New York Dolls frontman David Johansen) did a version of "Baby It's Cold Outside" that's finally available via grainy VHS online:
Weaver was there promoting James Cameron's "Aliens" and what God gave her.
I'd like everyone who thinks they know how to blog to take a minute to deeply consider the brilliance of redeploying this image of Patrick Leahy's Dark Knight cameo for this post.
Whatever, Eric Hartsburg. I accepted zero dollars for my "Jill Stein for President" tramp stamp.
2m — Hey, ppl! DM me if you recognize this #TrenchcoatGuy http://pic.twitter.com/Wu4v5SI He's got garrote wire or is a fisherman.
1h — Having Secret Meeting With #AnonymousSource who is blowing my mind right now with these #shockingrevelations.
45m — I can't write this stuff down fast enough! Where was the SEC during all of this?
12m — Trenchcoated Guy across parking deck keeps looking at his iphone then back at me and my #AnonymousSource. Very weird.
@citrivescence I feel like the Dishonored ads reveal something I never knew about the Awl's site traffic. Is there gonna be a video game culture sister blog sometime soon?
@skahammer This seems low to me, but according to Prof. Some Guy at the Department of Public and International Affairs at George Mason University, ONLY 37.8% of the "Voting Age Population (VAP)" participated in the 2010 midterm elections. (8.6% of the VAP is evidently non-citizens in this accounting, fyi.)
I think it would be fair to say that, in this democracy, the people have expressed a desire to give up, because the government isn't responding to them in a noticeable way.
Caveat: I am not a poli-sci major.
@Jeremy Mesiano-Crookston It's impressive, and should quiet the "hate on the internet" haters.
HOWEVER, it's not going to make me happy until we reach 500 comments. Come on, ppl!
This deserved waaaaaaaayyyyyy more than 4 comments.
This piece was really quite something.
If you haven't read this piece, you haven't watched Shakespeare the way it's meant to be played — and you know it. I'm not saying this piece deserves a Thurber Prize, but ... I'm sorry, have we met before?