Monthly Archives: August 2008

FOLLOWING BUSH, CHENEY AND MCSAME TO THE GATES OF HELL

So. Bush and Cheney cancel their RNC speeches because of Hurricane Gustav. McCain talks post-partisanship in relation to the imminent disaster. It’s only respectful that they cancel / postpone / tone down the RNC, but I hate these hell-harbingers’ guts … Continue reading

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MO JUST TOLD ME SARAH PALIN IS A CREATIONIST

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LET’S MAKE UP FOR THAT

I feel really bad for blaspheming la Whitney like that. That is why we now have to watch this [retardedly unembeddable, f you record label] amazing video. I remember wanting to look like her SO BAD. She had the best … Continue reading

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ONE MOMENT IN TIME

I really hate to disrespect Whitney like this–her first album, and the “Wanna Dance With Somebody” video, shaped me irrevocably-but her lyrics scroll through my mind every time I see a photo of Sarah Palin. I want one moment in … Continue reading

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MOTIVATION FOR THUGS, AND MANY OTHER TYPES OF AMERICANS

Young Jeezy’s new album is brilliant. People attack him for rapping about crack? “OK, I will write an album about crack that tells you WHY I HAVE TO SELL IT. Hood economics. AND I WILL NAME IT “THE RECESSION.” Don’t … Continue reading

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18 MILLION CRACKS IN THE GLASS CEILING b/w THE BANALITY OF EVIL

First things first: Wasn’t the DNC stupendous? Michelle, Hills, Bills, Biden and of course Obama, who gave the speech I never in my lifetime thought I would witness. It felt like watching the hallowed moments of the Kennedys, of Martin … Continue reading

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TWITTER LITTLE CHIRP A LITTLE CHEEP CHEEP CHEEP TALK A LOT TWITTER LITTLE MORE

BONUS POINTS if you know what classic musical the above headline is semi-cribbed/paraphrased from. Hint: if you went to my high school, I played a member of “the chorus” in 11th grade. Yes, I was a semi half-assed drama nerd. … Continue reading

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OH HOW THINGS HAVE NOT CHANGED

Vanity Fair reprints a piece by Dorothy Parker printed in the May 1919 issue of the magazine, and it’s prophetic, witty (duh) and maybe a slight bit painful in how little things have changed in nigh a hundred years. Anyone … Continue reading

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MARC ANTHONY PART DEUX

Here is Jon’s review of the Marc Anthony / Alejandro Fernandez show we went to the other night: An utterly mature and comfortable performer, he was expressive not only with his voice, holding muscular notes for improbably long spells, but … Continue reading

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OBAMA-BIDEN-PHELPS ’08

Reluctantly, I must direct you to a David Brooks column. Wherein he elucidated (before the decision) the reason Biden was the right choice. It helped assuage the pain of Obama’s decision not to choose Michael Phelps as his running mate. … Continue reading

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