On Are Cyborg Identity Politics Destroying YOUR Favorite Restaurant?

Not to get all weird about it, since we know all the cool kids hate Google Glass, but does anyone think if they had come in holding a running video camera, they would have been asked to turn it off? Maybe, right? But I don't think the answer is obviously yes.

Posted on May 23, 2014 at 12:55 pm 0

On I Just Ate Fruit for the First Time and It Kind of Sucked

I believe his insight into mangoes is the ultimate evidence that he's telling the truth.

Posted on May 15, 2014 at 12:09 am 0

On Teens Scramble For New Opportunity To Debase Themselves

@GailPink I hear the Amish have cellphones. Some kind of loophole. I could look it up just to be sure, but I don't want to spoil it for myself.

Posted on May 7, 2014 at 4:34 pm 0

On Which Kind Of Annoying Contrarian Are You?

Isn't a certain, contrarian sensitivity required for publications like this to exist? One has to rise above the mound of conventional wisdom one way or another.

Posted on January 14, 2014 at 2:09 pm 0

On Maybe Sex Is The Least Fun Thing Two People Can Do

I remember saying sex was overrated at a hack circle in college, and the guys to the left and to the right immediately backed away, like they were afraid they'd be associated with such heresy, maybe come down with whatever disease I had. Outward exclamations of enthusiasm for sex are their own kind of ideology, and not very well justified on the merits.

Posted on January 9, 2014 at 8:26 pm 2

On The Firehose Of Certainty

I think it's one thing to try to provide an explanation for why you might feel the way you do about a painting or something. Such explanations are basically theories and subject to all the epistemological problems associated with theory. But it's another to not be sure how you feel about something in the first place. Maybe, some of the time, we aren't sure what to say. But that is in itself a perfectly valid reaction. One shouldn't feel a particularly onerous evidential burden when all one has to say is that everything in the Land's End catalog can burn in hell.

Posted on October 10, 2013 at 1:37 pm 0

On Try Not To Get Too Worked Up

There was a year where I had the day shift when Fall fell back, and a night shift when Spring sprung forward. I've been paying for the hour I stole from Father Time ever since.

Posted on March 7, 2013 at 3:26 pm 0

On How Did 'Forrest Gump' Ever Beat Out 'Pulp Fiction' For Best Picture?

Reading this was almost cathartic.

Posted on February 20, 2013 at 7:09 pm 1

On Conservatives Bravely Blame Everything, Especially Romney, For Romney's Loss

The basic suckiness of Romney really should be on this list somewhere. If Republicans had bothered to nominate a person who entertained some ideological consistency, they could have had a shot. Like the other Mormon, or hell, even Tim Pawlenty, loath as I am to suggest such a thing. Presidential races are won by personality, and Mitt Romney doesn't have one.

Posted on November 5, 2012 at 2:23 pm 1

On New York City, August 28, 2012

I detect the whiff of an Ezra Pound riff.

Posted on August 30, 2012 at 12:27 am 0