Andrew Breitbart Died Today

He was 43 years old and I’d probably only known he existed for 5 or 6 of them. He wasn’t the sort of person I fanatically kept up on, just cuz I didn’t think I’d need to horde his works since he was young and I wasn’t aware there was such a need for urgency. […]

Categories: People and Current Events

It’s Been a While Since the Blogs Passed Around a Political Test

Somewhere, out there, a journalistic just assumed I’m a Jooooooo. The test: Political My result: You are a Neo-Conservative. 2 percent of the test participators are in the same category and 71 percent are more extremist than you.

Categories: Politics

It Was Inevitable, Wasn’t It

A continuation in an occasional series in which I rail against the habits of Mark Steyn’s content-providers vis-a-vis ads… This page on The Corner, resplendent with ads and promotions, has failed to load the actual Mark Steyn post. Oops! (It’s probably just a bug in Safari in case none of you can repro it (for […]

Categories: Business & Media


There’s a new Twitter account (since the Pearl Harbor anniversary), @rosieswwii, which is going through WWII through the experiences of a recently married woman living in Seattle in 1941 (now 1942). There are a couple of these but this one is the most fictionalized. Or I think it is. I have no idea if this […]

Categories: History


AND THE BEST PERSON EVER: Kanye Tweets, stitched, by Supervelma on Etsy.

Categories: Entertainment

I Am the 1000+

In which I join the Occupy movement: WaPo – Occupy Google Reader: Changes to the RSS feed irk the ‘sharers’ When Google announced last week that Google Reader, an RSS aggregator with social-networking capability, would be rolling its social features into Google+, its disappointed readers felt helpless and disenfranchised against a powerful force. Hey, kind […]

Categories: Business & Media

Have You Heard?

They’re killing Google Reader. It’s all going through Google+ now (when I say “now” I mean “whenever they get around to implementing the change). On the one hand I think this is good because I’m sick of hearing about how important G+ is to Google but then having hacky-ass integrations between it and existing products. […]

Categories: Business & Media

Peter Recommends CXXXVII

Peter said to me last night, “Oh have you seen that tumble blog of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?” And I was all “Hoo-wha?” And he said “Yeah somebody figured out that if you paint a mask and mouth on any person’s nose it looks like one of those costumes.” And that’s when I finished […]

Categories: Entertainment

Post Protocol Modern Manners

Conundrum: I’m friends on Facebook with someone who’s a perfectly lovely guy, even if I haven’t talked to him since high school. So today he posts a photo of one of the 99%ers holding up whatever vacuous message it was scrawled on a piece of cardboard (she was holding a baby and one of her […]

Categories: Politics

Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCLXXII

The Trinity College website was hacked. In the most beautiful way. The link that follows is a webcache which hopefully won’t break. This has to be the funniest thing ever. Read the whole thing. Twice. Trinity College – Faculties & Schools: School of English Faculty – Dr Conan T. Barbarian, B.A.(Cimmeria) Ph.D. (UCD). F.T.C.D.

Categories: Art and Literature

Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCLXX

May I link to something that is as hilarious as it is foul-mouthed? Please read it anyway, for it is HAH-larious: Craigslist – $1000 Best. Roommate. Ever. Meanwhile, I’m winding down the last two weeks of my time at you-know-which-internet-company and so I’m maxing out my hours while I can, hence the even-lighter-blogging than usual. […]

Categories: People and Current Events

A Punchline For the Internet Age

As someone who thinks “That’s racist” is about the funniest thing ever (that and anything-comma-son, as in “I find this funny, son” which always makes me laugh, no matter the context), I thought this was hilarious, as well as very /facepalm-inducing: The Corner – Jonah Goldberg: ‘That’s Racist’ The accusation becomes a punch line. I […]

Categories: People and Current Events

Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCLXIII

I really don’t care much about the Anthony Weiner story (altho I will laugh at the jokes when they’re put in front of me) but this is really hilarious: The Corner – Mark Steyn: The New York Times Acknowledges Communication With Women Online [R]e that New York Times “news alert” — “Representative Anthony D. Weiner […]

Categories: Politics

Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCLXII

So today (maybe yesterday?) the blogs erupted with a lot of innuendo and reaction to a lot of innuendo (I love these sex scandals when everyone who knows what happens is too prudish to tell the rest of us). Cue the every helpful Daily Show – Distinguished Member of Congress: The first half of this? […]

Categories: Politics

Absolutely the Best Link Ever

I found this on Twitter. And I’ve already retweeted it. But it’s so good I have to publish here for further enjoyment Buzz Feed – 32 Pictures You Need To See Before You Die

Categories: Entertainment