On The Definitive List Of White Music Stolen By Black People

@Multiphasic Doug Sahm was from San Antonio, which automatically makes him Mexican. And to make things more complicated, he grew up on the east side, which also makes him black. Basically, what I'm saying is that Doug Sahm was an incredibly cool dude.

Posted on May 1, 2012 at 1:37 pm 2

On 10 Things I Believed When I Was A Little Kid In Order Of How Embarrassing They Still Are When I Remember Them Today

That if I covered my face and/or head while singing "Endless Love" at the top of my lungs, nobody would be able to hear me.

Posted on February 8, 2012 at 2:50 pm 0

On The Evil Economics Of Judging Teachers

@C_Webb Good ole' Ralph Nader investigated the ETS in the late 70s, I believe. His report is floating around somewhere. And then Nicholas Lemann wrote an excellent book a few years back called The Big Test: The Secret History of the American Meritocracy. Well worth reading.

Posted on January 12, 2012 at 6:05 pm 2

On The Eight Truths About Weddings (That No One Ever Tells You)

@iantenna YES! I already have my taco truck picked out and a friend who is ordained in the Church of Universal Life. Now all I need is a backyard, a crapload of booze, an assortment of local musicians, and someone to marry. What the fuck else do you need?

Posted on July 12, 2011 at 6:54 pm 0

On The 20 Largest American Cities, In Order Of The Last Time They Elected A Democratic Mayor

Ahem. The current mayor of San Antonio, Julian Castro, is a Democrat. He was elected in 2009, as this listicle correctly notes. The previous mayor of San Antonio, Phil Hardberger, is a Dem as well, as is Hardberger's predecessor Ed Garza and of course SA's most well-known mayor Henry Cisneros. The last time San Antonians elected a Republican was in 1997, and that was an exception to the rule. San Antonio might be conservative in other ways, but the majority Latino population here generally doesn't elect Republican mayors. I don't know about these other cities though.

Posted on June 20, 2011 at 7:56 pm 0

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

I love Tom Bombadil, but his odd exclamations during the banging would kill the mood. I would remove Tom Bombadil and replace him with Gabriel Oak. The strong silent type.

Posted on April 29, 2011 at 7:41 pm 1

On Inside David Foster Wallace's Private Self-Help Library

I absolutely adore my mother in my waking life but every single time I dream about her, she is doing something that enrages me.

Posted on April 5, 2011 at 10:16 pm 0

On Researchers Discover That Beer Tastes Good In Ireland

I have and I do not. I would only add the anecdotal observation that young people in Ireland tend to prefer Coors Light, which is nothing to boast of.

Posted on March 7, 2011 at 2:02 pm 1

On The View At The Half

Gah! Spurs hate is as boring as American exceptionalism. HOW CAN YOU HATE A TEAM THAT MAKES VIDEOS LIKE THIS:

Posted on February 9, 2011 at 5:30 pm 0