On Ignore The Moon This Weekend, It Is Just Desperate For Attention

This can only be the language of a jilted ex.

Posted on March 18, 2011 at 10:16 am 0

On What's it Like in Tokyo?

If there was a comparable nuclear incident in, say, Altoona or Rochester or Burlington, you'd best believe everyone in New York would be freaking the freak out.

Posted on March 15, 2011 at 11:28 am 0

On The Albums of R.E.M.

I bought every one of their albums until Automatic for the People, which is where I concluded Michael Stipe's vague because he's trying to obscure just how much he's a pretentious dummy and a closet case.

This was an unfair conclusion made nearly twenty years ago when I myself was pretentious and (partly) closeted, but I've never returned to them--except for Accelerate, which I bought on a whim and found to be eh.

Murmur and Reckoning remain flawless.

Posted on March 7, 2011 at 12:56 pm 0

On That Northwestern "Human Sexuality" Class Was The Best Course I Ever Took

There's a wide and mysterious gulf between "Sexual abuse may not acutally ruin the lives of the abused to the degree we thought" and "If one of my daughters was molested, I would be devastated" that really needs to be mapped out.

Posted on March 7, 2011 at 12:39 pm 5

On Your Morning "Middle East" Primer

To make it all legible for everyone: Equitorial Guinea is what would happen if Charlie Sheen ran a tiny, oil-rich country.

Actually, can someone run a tiny, oil-rich country without being Charlie Sheen?

Posted on March 2, 2011 at 11:05 am 1

On 10 Seconds of (Actually Possibly Not Funny) Grammys Coverage Ever

Yes, fight the real enemy: internet anecdotes.

Posted on February 14, 2011 at 10:09 am 3

On Run, Jeb, Run!

I'm so relieved that he numbered his points because otherwise I wouldn't be able to keep track of them!

Posted on February 7, 2011 at 11:20 am 0

On Have You Thought About Your Declining Fertility Yet Today?

Why hasn't Choire transformed that post into a screenplay yet?

Posted on January 28, 2011 at 12:49 pm 0

On "We Don't Expect Any Help From America, Just To Leave Us Alone."

But we hope and expect the American people – trade unions, professors' associations, student unions, activist groups, to come out in support of us.

Somebody didn't update their mental dossier on the American people and it's breaking my heart.

They might get a Twitter campaign, though! There's that!

Posted on January 27, 2011 at 1:08 pm 1

On Charlie Louvin, 1927-2011

Much as I love the Louvin Brothers, I kinda hate how the cover of Satan is Real always gets used as proof that boy, them yokels sure could be wacky about the devil!

Posted on January 26, 2011 at 12:36 pm 1