Monthly Archives: May 2009

Is Rush Limbaugh MLK or Jesus?

Throughout history, there have been great leaders who are known for their tireless altruism, their bravery in the face of tyrannical oppression, and their fight for the rights of the downtrodden against seemingly impossible odds.  Obviously, multi-millionaire radio host Rush … Continue reading

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Infinite summers and improbable phrases

Though this blog has already covered the car-wreck curiosity of the Amazon Oddities tag, I have neglected an equally intriguing, and possibly more edifying, categorizing innovation of the popular online retailer.  I’ll let them explain: “’s Statistically Improbable Phrases, or … Continue reading

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Parts to make a whole: a movie game

I’m unabashedly in love with the tumblr Movies in Frames.  The site’s seductively simple premise – summarize an entire movie in just four frames – delivers way more enjoyment-units than it has any right to, but I do think it is … Continue reading

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I watched Glenn Beck's entire comedy special and all I got was this stupid blog post

Before I’d heard of his stand-up comedy special, Unelectable, the words ‘funny’ and ‘Glenn Beck’ didn’t exactly have what you’d call a magnetic relationship to each other in my mind. After watching the whole thing on DVD, this remains the … Continue reading

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The horrible beauty of the 'Amazon Oddities' tag

Finding crazy crap on Amazon has been a popular hobby for the –  how shall we say – ‘time-affluent’ among us since the beginning of the site. But I’ve just discovered how the rest of us can keep on that … Continue reading

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Trump's a Billionaire – In Feelings

Don’t worry, America.  Though the value of your homes, banks, and economy may be built on sand, at least your favorite cartoonish tycoon calculates his net worth using a much more stringent standard: “My net worth fluctuates, and it goes … Continue reading

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The death of the right in 2:09

I wonder why they’re losing the kids? [kaltura-widget wid=”7w6drv26g0″ width=”410″ height=”364″ addpermission=”2″ editpermission=”2″ /]

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The death of the left in 9:22

This is a couple of months old, but it’s new to me, so maybe you haven’t seen it either. A group of privileged idiots students take over the NYU Kimmel cafeteria.  After three days, the “Man” somehow breaks down an … Continue reading

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The incredible story of the Amelia Earhart of music

Though I don’t have the energy to browse the music blogs like I used to, I’ve found a serviceable substitute in these “Song of the Day” podcasts a lot of radio stations are doing. Like you’d expect, they’re hit or … Continue reading

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Hipsters

Suburbanites, small-town folks, and people of color: you can safely ignore this post if you’d like. It will probably sound like a bunch of frou-frou jibber jabber about an incomprehensible, unimportant, and hopelessly insular subject that doesn’t merit mention in … Continue reading

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