On Your "Vibrant" Economy Is Keeping Things Unequal

Guh, this does not prove what conservatives will think it proves. The equality does not cause the moribundity. The economic booms are concentrated on a small number of success stories, which causes inequality. Am I supposed to make a joke here? Sorry I'm too infuriated to avoid being pedantic.

Posted on February 20, 2014 at 12:30 pm 2

On Hi, What Have You Guys Been Up To?

Out, out, brief candle!

Posted on March 21, 2013 at 4:13 pm 1

On What's Up With That Creepy Old Pope Quitting, Anyway?

popes also decided which German tribal strongman would be "Holy Roman Emperor,"

Not really. The German tribal strongmen elected the Emperor themselves, and then the pope (sometimes) crowned him. If he didn't want to, they just ignored him. The Pope and the Emperor were usually enemies, since they had the two best claims to having the Most Important Job in (Western) Christianity.

Jesus, an illiterate street preacher who was supposedly executed by Roman authorities

Why "supposedly?" That's actually the best-documented thing about Jesus. Ancient Romans were pretty good bureaucrats.


Posted on February 12, 2013 at 3:06 pm 3

On Tabber Slammer Party Jammer

I was a little skeptical that the Post was actually expressing some sympathy for an injured bicyclist. But the article makes it clear that dressing nice and throwing fancy parties are far worse crimes than a mere hit-and-run. So all's right with the world.

Posted on February 6, 2013 at 4:26 pm 0

On What To Worry About Now

But skip the first one. Jesus, that's some professional-grade paranoia.

Posted on January 14, 2013 at 11:26 am 0

On Is the World's Most Miraculous Car a Ho-Hum Hybrid Prius?

Can one of you automotive journalists tell us how much the Prius recalls are evidence of manufacturing problems we should be worried about, versus how much Toyota was forced into it by Congressmen who are in Detroit's pocket?

Posted on November 30, 2012 at 2:04 pm 0

On Brix Smith Is 50

What's she be up to recently?

Posted on November 12, 2012 at 1:11 pm 0

On Time To Burn Everything You Own That Is Red

Great, now I have to know French wines just to dress myself in the morning?

Posted on November 12, 2012 at 1:08 pm 0

On 6,408 Americans Killed By Terrible Weather In Decade of Superstorms

That's when I clicked close tab: "We’ve given cadence to nontroversies and called it balance."

Posted on November 2, 2012 at 10:53 am 0

On Plucky Local Financiers Show Can-Do Spirit

The 1980s are back! Reaganomics for everyone!

Posted on October 31, 2012 at 11:05 am 0