Here's Where To Sign Up For An Obama Phone Bank... →
I did it last night. It’s really REALLY fun and just an amazing experience. These last four days are CRUCIAL. Don’t let anyone tell you the election has been decided, because it hasn’t — those evangelicals have a way of coming out of the woodwork after a good Sunday morning push from the pulpit. And we just don’t have as many people who will vote however some preacher...
My Election Result Fantasies Are Kind Of Messed Up
Yesterday I was walking and there was nothing to look at so I decided to prepare myself for the election by fantasizing about either outcome. I haven’t allowed myself to do this yet, so it was a big moment. I’ll be watching with good friends, so I’ll be able to cry either way, but here’s what I came up with: McCain Wins: Scenario: I lie down on my friend’s apartment...
The New Yorker: Why Evangelical Teens Are So...
Fascinating, if possibly too nice New Yorker investigation about the phenomenon of evangelical pregnant teens. These girls lives are over, so it’s hard to treat the subject so casually.
Auction Angel: Woman Buys Foreclosed Home For Stranger So they accidentally posted this with a headline but with no commentary, making it very surreal and kind of cool. And yet - and yet - I STILL cried.
Somebody Had To Stand Up And Speak Truth To Lara...
And so I guess it’s me: Lara Spencer is the WORST.
Signs That You're A Little Too Obsessed With Mad...
I wouldn’t normally express concern over a pop culture obsession for obvious reasons, but, uh, there’s an entire long analysis of how Betty wasn’t really “spotting.”
The Simpsons' Mad Men Intro Spoof →
(Finally, all those videos by some australian band called “madmen” have been worth sifting through all day every day.)
OMG, I wake up on a Saturday morning and say FU to my RSS feed ONE TIME, and this happens: Sara Schaefer’s Michael W. Smith lip dub. Related: Since one of the busted-up church cults I was in as a child now has its own Facebook group, maybe I should pitch that story somewhere? I’m thinking “My Former Cult Has A Facebook Group” could be the new “My Tivo Thinks...
waiting for a certain person on the west coast
to wake up and see my tumblr avatar joke. this is what happens to people who suggest that other people make avatars.
Mary Rambin delights in sharing the Neiman Marcus...
karion: itsbedtime: later this week when i am buying a coffee or something the fact that this was posted on a blog in 2008 will make me laugh to myself to the point where the person behind me thinks i’m totally mentally ill HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Forget google-checks, that poor lady should probably skip straight to Snopes.
The Death Of The Simile
Has anyone done anything on the death of the simile? We all know the “like or as” rule, but everyone just says “metaphor” because, really. RIP the simile: Whenever - the past few years. It’s like “defenestration”: a totally unecessary word. Except simile had the distinction of more know-it-all defenders. There’s a metaphor there.
This Is My Job
If anyone’s interested, I’ve also concocted an entire mythology/family dynamic/possible sitcom proposal about Leo The Kitten-Saving Dog and his possible sneaky motives.
We're Getting Closer To Placeeba Nation
I have this thing, not so much a joke as an oft-repeated conversational idea thing, about how eventually we’ll all take one drug, a placebo with the brand name “Placeeba.” I’m sure this idea has been thoroughly explored by sci-fi, but I just like my name for it, and imagining the TV ads (“Do you ever feel just…not right?”) and the list of side effects. So...
Radar, RIP, Damnit Damnit Damnit
Rachel Sklar wrote a really nice and true thing about the demise of Radar.
Videogum: Chris Eigeman Was The Original Chuck... →
Great catch by Gabe. I almost missed this because I immediately ignore anything with Fringe in the title, but it’s about Chris Eigeman. Who we all love.
If You Were Real Smart When You Were 10, You...
Odd findings? Isn’t half the point of drinking to get yourself stupider? Also, I wonder how many Baptists there were in that study.
30 Skills Every Woman Should Know Before Age 30
Please let cherry stem tying be on there…D’oh! It’s an awfully complete list of well-worn women’s mag cliches (spot a fake handbag, really?), but I think all those lists are probably because I don’t read them. I’m too busy beautifully wrapping gifts and applying lip gloss in the dark.
Gabe And Max Have A New Video →
Gabe and Max are funny.
There Was Already A Joetheplumber.com Before... →
And I wrote him fan mail.
Don't Get Me Wrong, I'm A Sucker And 2/3 For...
But by the time one (me, you, whatever) gets to the Jonathan Safran Foer part of this, aren’t we (me, you, one, whatever) a little like “Maybe the cream doesn’t rise to the top, maybe the cream moves to New York City and drinks with the right people.” (I don’t really think that’s true of JSF, I just really wanted to say that line.) The whole thing is predicated...
Joe The Plumber's Tumblr
Joe the Plumber feels big and strong. (And other things. Awesome things.) Tomorrow’s scheduled Today Show guest: Angelina Jolie Person who should be bumped because they need to get Joe the Plumber on there: Angelina Jolie. Let’s just all hope and pray that Joe the plumber’s 15 minutes don’t end in the esoteric PTSD of post-15-minutes-withdrawal-tragedy. I’m that...
The Speak And Spell Emulator Is Not Right →
Cool idea, but maybe it’s because it’s a UK version — my Speak and Spell said “EHHH! That’s Not It!” when I got something wrong. I used to say it all the time as a kid when someone was wrong about something. I was a barrel of fun then, too.
Get That Look →
My friend Edith Zimmerman started a tumblr today too called Get That Look. It would have been so embarrassing if we’d chosen the same template!
"Self-Described Member Of The Don Draper Estrogen... →
I can’t bring myself to read the rest of the article. But come on, you gotta love a good estrogen brigade joke (remember those?)
Mark Wahlberg DID hate the SNL parody
On this week’s Friday Fight on Videogum we joked about Mark Wahlberg secretly hating Andy Samberg’s SNL parody of him. From an interview with Mark in today’s Page Six: “Someone showed it to me on YouTube. It wasn’t like Tina Fey doing Sarah Palin, that’s for sure. And “Saturday Night Live” hasn’t been funny for a long time. They’ve asked...