Every little bit counts!
I can now add “Started a heated (relevant) discussion about right-wing hate groups in the comments on the blog of a calorie-counting iPhone app that resulted in an apology by the CEO of the company” to my resume. Boycott the Lose It! app! JK.
whatevs: Easily the best thing on the internet today. David Strathairn > Temple Grandin > Bucky Gunts. Agreed. I’ve watched this three times.
The Two New Questions They're Asking at Gyno Check...
1. “Do you always wear a seat belt?” 2. “Is anybody hurting you?”
That's Your Headline.
There May Be No Business Like Shoe Business to Help Businesses That Help the Poor
Dana Stevens, Lizzie Skurnick, and I Podcast About...
(With apologies to anyone seeing this on multiple platforms. It’s a rare occurrence.) I did a Slate Spoiler podcast with two of my heroes about that big chick flick. My favorite part is how Dana keeps relentlessly outing Lizzie and I for crying at one part of the movie. Also, Dana’s great review, of course. Both are here: Eat Pray Watch (Slate)
Terrible Interviewer Calls Patton Oswalt "Boring"
“Dance, monkey, dance! Take ‘when did you write for MadTV?’ and spin it into comedic gold!” - My favorite comment on a Washington City Paper interview with Patton Oswalt in which the reporter calls Patton “boring” after spelling his name wrong and asking the worst, most yes-or-no questions ever. Luckily, Patton is redeemed both in the comments and by just being better.
“The story he is writing could be infinitely interesting. It could also be an endless attempt to dodge finishing, a nightmare version not of writer’s block, but of writer’s endless composition. Of formlessness. Of a life spent dodging judgment as to how he spent his time living. Also known as blogging.” - Adam Ross, author of Mr. Peanut, in an interview with his local paper...
Barack is seriously pretending to be surprised?
Barack Obama to Lindsay show details 4:27 PM (1 minute ago) Lindsay — I want to thank you for signing my birthday card. Michelle told me that she was planning something a little different this year, and I was overwhelmed by the kind words I received from so many supporters like you.” This is like getting a letter from the Tooth Fairy when you already know it’s your...