On Pretty Soon Your Phone Is Going To Be Like, "Oh My God, You're Such A LOSER"

No man is a hero to his android.

Posted on October 19, 2011 at 2:52 pm 0

On 60 Of Baseball’s Best Names (That Are Not Hunter Pence), In Order

Hiram Bocachica

Posted on August 18, 2011 at 12:29 pm 0

On How Gays Split a Check at a Restaurant

I feel like the follow-up post to this may end with "Exeunt, pursued by bear"

Posted on March 9, 2011 at 4:11 pm 1

On Ross Douthat, the Fake Soft-Pedaler of the Culture Wars

Posted on March 7, 2011 at 7:55 pm 0

On 2012 Republican Frontrunner Mounts Kenyan Disinfo Program

I thought British imperialism was the entire reason we had to get some cool rules, pronto. Perhaps I'm confused.

Posted on March 1, 2011 at 6:00 pm 0

On Americans Get Hysterical: Oh No, a New Radical Muslim Egypt!

They're thinking of Barack Obama. Easy mistake to make.

Posted on January 31, 2011 at 2:41 pm 0

On Paint a Vulgar Picture

Thanks. So it's in the 1811 edition, though not in the 1785 edition. Hmm. What did Jane Austen know about all this and when did she know it?

Posted on January 20, 2011 at 12:36 pm 0

On Paint a Vulgar Picture


For the curious. Looks like an essential volume.

Posted on January 20, 2011 at 12:28 pm 0

On Paint a Vulgar Picture

Grose's "Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue" (1823 ed.) defines "Piece" as “A wench. A damned good or bad piece; a girl who is more or less active and skillful in the amorous congress."

That's the earliest ref I could find, though it doesn't do much to illuminate the origins of the phrase.

Posted on January 20, 2011 at 12:24 pm 0