Heavy Metal

On The U.S. Open Is Here! Let's Talk Tennis

@Mr. B What a burden.

Posted on August 24, 2012 at 11:12 am 0

On Man Drinks From Jar

Probably good that they edited out the part where jar-drinking guy scalds his hand on thermal-conductive-friendly glass that's filled with hot coffee.

Posted on January 11, 2012 at 11:12 am 1

On Steal This Occupy Wall Street

@IBentMyWookie She's at the top of my "Make Hate To" list.

Posted on October 12, 2011 at 4:41 pm 0

On A Supposedly True Thing Jonathan Franzen Said About David Foster Wallace

The NY Times appended a correction to Wallace's Federer essay. So all of this obviously has to be true.

Posted on October 12, 2011 at 3:52 pm 0

On If 'The Simpsons' Ends Will You Care?

The worst episode from the depths of the worst season of The Simpsons (probably somewhere in the mid teens) is still better than most of the crap on network TV. And the last couple of seasons have had some great episodes here and there - ones with more than a touch of the golden age in them.

Posted on October 4, 2011 at 12:57 pm 1

On If Porn Stars Can't Teach in Schools, What Will Become of America?

Two of my pals flew in to Cuba a few years ago and had the same thing happen to them, with a similar non-reaction from the people around them, as though the SMOKE that was billowing into the cabin was a common occurrence. Interesting note -- they said the plane they were on was some old Russian jet from the 60s.

Posted on August 23, 2011 at 11:03 am 0

On Handy List Of Cancer-Causers

@iantenna And I have that shit as a last name. Does that mean I already have cancer?

Posted on July 27, 2011 at 1:12 pm 0

On 27 TV Shows They Killed Too Early, In Order of Heartbreak

@Miles Klee Disparaging the boot is a bootable offense!

Posted on April 22, 2011 at 3:24 pm 0

On Niall Ferguson: Hack

@Drew Robertson well, congrats on a perfectly prejudiced reply.

Posted on April 21, 2011 at 12:19 pm 0

On Niall Ferguson: Hack

I agree that he's questionable as a political talking head. But as a historian, different story... very much enjoyed the Ascent of Money on PBS: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/ascentofmoney/about/about-niall-ferguson/12/

Posted on April 21, 2011 at 10:51 am 0