I was not expecting that when Fascism came to America, it would be so weirdly obsessed with professional football. --Julius Ghost, TwitterRead More
We only got CBS out of Topeka which, full disclosure, did totally suck; we didn't get Charlie's Angels OR Mork and Mindy. So uncool. Plus party lines, for the zero weans reading this, these had to do with the telephone, and were terrible. Mrs. Gustafson was always making you hang up just when shit was getting real.) But other hand...Read More
Except for maybe crushing depression, who knows, I don't know why I have this Fordham Law Review paper on the 25th Amendment. (Probably someone wanted to daydream about removing DJT because Teh Crazee. Which, I mean, I'd tots do the kickstarter, but I have my doubts about the efficacy of such a treatment.)...Read More
When I finally listened to my mother and decided to sing Dirty Blues, the required reading took me directly into the rich vein of history that is the Minstrel Show. Those blackface variety shows, constructed of racism and vulgarity and looked upon by modern audiences with horror are simultaneously revolting, mysterious and frightening. There is so much to say about the form -- and so much has been said by brilliant people...Read More
The Gift of the Vagi keeps on Giving! We're going to reprise my tale of naughty bits 'n' woe on May 4 at Don't Tell Mama! Come for the $15 cover, stay for the schadenfreude!Read More
“Spinach has vitamins A, B and D.
pinach never appealed to me.
But one day, having dinner with a guy,
decided to give it a try.
didn’t like it the first time….
Oh, how it grew on me!"...
Tricia Kelly, a D.C. hairstylist who works with clients on both sides of the political aisle, told the Washington Post that she and a makeup artist were asked to provide free services for Marla Maples and Tiffany Trump on Inauguration Day in exchange for “exposure.”...Read More
The Damp Circus Peanut is papering the house. I REPEAT: HE IS PAYING PEOPLE TO CHEER FOR HIM. HE IS PAPERING THE HOUSE. I mean, lookit. On the one hand, Apocalypse. On the other hand, BWAHAHA[cough]BWAHAHA! On a serious note, I do hope the actors get their fee up front. ...Read More
I haven't blogged a thing for a while...I mean, the election, and then Leonard died, and then all sorts of doom-behavior on the part of the GOP, and my inner smart ass has been huddled in a dark corner, arms wrapped tight round its figurative knees. But. One must get on, I suppose. So we'll start small, with this...Read More
Someone I Know was super annoyed at a certain Mr. Dixon, lately of Hamilton fame, who made some remarks the other day. He described the actor as arrogant and self important. He objected to the actor presuming to lecture Mr. Pence about "inclusion" (air-scare-quotes included). He said it makes him want to vomit when liberal hypocrites can't see the irony of black actors portraying white people, when they'd need to hysterically retreat to a safe space if a white actor played Malcolm X in a musical (which, I mean, I admit that doesn't sound awesome)....Read More
Reading about the punching and sniping and snarling and generally freaking out, I was walking crosstown on 34th street wondering to myself, “Self, what the hell? Why can’t they just take the win and be happy?” Self, I says, “They got all 3 branches, an empty seat on the Court waiting on their pleasure, plus another couple Supremes ambling toward banana peels as we speak. What can they possibly want that they don't have? ...Read More
Older Women Share What Voting for a Woman President in 2016 Means to Them...Read More
The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. If by 'apple' I can mean 'shit', and by 'tree', 'asshole'. One Man's anecdote, but boy, it sure is believable...Read More
I keep hearing some version of this:
"I'm going to vote down ticket, but not vote for President. I won't vote for Trump, but I don't want Hillary to have a mandate. I hope for her to win by a squeaker. I hope for low turnout so 'they' will know the people are tired of [insert whatever here]. But I mean ... I hope she wins because she's better than Trump, but she mustn't be permitted to believe she Really Won."
Or be permitted to believe she has the right to, y'know, govern. Because that's what 'no mandate' means. A blank check to continue not confirming justices, or ... whatever Republicans come up with next, in their relentless determination to stop elections from having an outcome, if their guy doesn't happen to win.Read More