On The Homeland Generation

I assumed (after just reading the headline and seeing the chart) that it meant that this generation is the first that will have never known a time before the U.S. was non-ironically referred to as "THE HOMELAND" and therefore won't have the same Orwellian shivers down their spines whenever they hear it...

Posted on October 10, 2014 at 1:42 pm 2

On When To Smoke In New York City

Back when I still used to smoke a pack a day I tried a puff of a friend's electronic cigarette, and I immediately felt the kind of nicotine head rush that I hadn't experienced in many years. I honestly don't know how those things are supposed to help someone quit - it felt to me like it had ten times the nicotine of a normal cigarette. I would say the embarrassment of being seen in public sucking on one of those light-up dildos would maybe be the thing to help someone wean themselves, except nobody I've ever seen non-ironically using them in public appeared to have a functional sense of shame. (Social pariah status or not, smoking cigarettes will always look cool, sorry! Having to quit has not changed my mind on that matter.)

Posted on October 11, 2013 at 3:16 pm 1

On Book Enjoyed

Anyone who had anything to with the phrase "hearing the best song of summer squirt out of the radio" appearing in print should be ashamed of themselves.

Posted on June 14, 2013 at 12:58 pm 1

On David Thomas Is 60

greatest album of the 21st century

Posted on June 14, 2013 at 12:52 pm 0

On Billy Bragg, "Handyman Blues"

I've been revisiting "Workers Playtime" a LOT lately and would recommend any and everyone to do the same.

Posted on June 5, 2013 at 5:20 pm 2

On You Know Who Else Hated Tipping?

Sure, that's cool, just raise the minimum wage to something livable and we'll be all set.

Posted on June 5, 2013 at 12:32 pm 2

On A Brief, Opinionated History of Taxes in America

@oneinthehand Did this comment time-travel here from 2005?

Posted on April 12, 2013 at 12:59 pm 2

On San Francisco Mission Residents Dumbfounded By Local Predator

Did it work? Are they all gone yet?

Posted on February 1, 2013 at 7:01 pm 0

On Are Women The New Problem Drinkers, Because They Are Lady Binge-Drinkers?

$75,000/year = wealthy
$250,000/year = middle class
$10,000,000/year = qualified for (corporate) welfare

Posted on January 9, 2013 at 1:06 pm 1

On Oh Look, An Actual Piece of Informative Political Reporting

YES. This is also why the first debate was so damaging at the time...

Posted on November 1, 2012 at 2:08 pm 0