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On It's a Boy Brawl! Mark Ames v. Malcolm Harris

His depiction of an Occupy movement consisting of a legion of faceless Malcolm Harris-like creatures and led by Malcolm Harris himself would be horrifying if it bore any relationship to reality.

Posted on September 19, 2012 at 5:03 pm 0

On The Latest Sad Fate of an Aggregation Serf

@Lance The specific mistakes are afterthoughts. I find it odd that you found the story to make "some wonderful points" when you missed some of the main ones.

Posted on April 25, 2012 at 6:06 am 0

On Names On Birth Certificates Of GOP Presidential Candidates

Call me old-fashioned, but I think one's name ought to be either John or Jonathan, with the latter having the option of being shortened informally to Jon. None of this just-plain-Jon stuff on birth certificates. It's stuff like this that's the gateway to Jhon's and Johnathan's and Jonatan's.

Posted on November 29, 2011 at 2:22 pm 1

On Eleven Eleven Eleven

These issues aren't black and white. If you have a moment, I'd like to talk to you about one thousand one hundred and eleven.

Posted on November 11, 2011 at 11:14 am 1

On 'Exile On Main Street,' In Order

I was all set to object, looking at the lowest few rankings, but I realized it's just because every song is so good...as others have suggested Let it Loose is too low.

Posted on August 19, 2011 at 10:00 am 0

On Six Authors Who Were Copywriters First

Brendan Behan didn't work as a copywriter per se, but he arranged to write a slogan for Guinness in exchange for a few crates of the product. He drank that and offered the slogan, "Guinness makes you drunk." Allegedly.

Posted on August 18, 2011 at 1:49 pm 0

On Dear Vancouver, Please Don't Boo Our National Anthem

The waiting is the hardest part. The waiting, not the leaving.

Posted on June 1, 2011 at 1:49 pm 0

On Do You Guys Even Know What Kind of Collar Your Shirt Has?

The paper collar: for when you are spending the day in an F. Scott Fitzgerald story.

Posted on May 4, 2011 at 4:21 pm 0

On 111 Male Characters Of British Literature, In Order Of Bangability

I imagine Sherlock Holmes would devote too much attention to checking for moles and other odd, unsatisfying things.

Posted on April 29, 2011 at 3:06 pm 0

On British Women Will Not Be Calmed

Just because phrases exist already in the culture does not mean you can use them without repercussions. As Gordon Brown learned after inserting a "bitch, please," into one of his PMQ's.

Posted on April 27, 2011 at 8:04 pm 0