Archive for May, 2010

Warning NSFW, and certainly offensive. Politico should take serious heat on this; I’d expect this at WND or RedState, but not Politico. Who the hell even decides that they need to share stuff like this with the world? -a caller on rush yesterday refered to her as ” Mary Lou Retton on steroids”. I cant […]


So I’m looking over some of Soccernet’s unpaid positions for the World Cup, and something jumped out at me: In order to apply for the North Korea Correspondent position, you must either click here to Sign In or if you do not have an account, click here to Register. What happens if the fill that spot? Won’t […]


Brown Out

19May10

No bias, no bull: Campbell Brown is leaving CNN, where she hosts the ratings-challenged 8PM program bearing her name. “Of course I pay attention to ratings,” Brown said in a statement. “And simply put, the ratings for my program are not where I would like them to be. It is largely for this reason that […]


But you know, credit where it’s due. I can see why we call you one of the good ones, Reihan: Yet over the subsequent seasons, culminating in the brilliant TV movie Is It College Yet?, Daria became something different. Rather than worship its all-knowing alternateen protagonists, the series humbled them, persuading them to let their guard down, […]


Re-posted from Ash’s Facebook. I say somewhere because I’m not sure if they are in NYC or the UK now. I don’t know if there’s a band in the last 30 years that’s better understood the concept of summer:


Judge Shea concluded that “[w]hen it comes to attacking humans, grizzlies are equal opportunity maulers; attacking without regard to race, creed, ethnicity, or marijuana usage.” H/T Sullivan


The S Worked

18May10

I’m watching Ed Rendell on Rachel Maddow right now, and he said something that should be the Democratic message of 2010 THE STIMULUS WORKED Does it remind you of another kinda dubious claim that has since become conventional wisdom? Perhaps this Google query, totaling over 6 million hits will ring a bell?


ELH’s comment, re-posted: As a journalist, let me say that I hope that the stories told by preachers and writers/journalists (and even Malcolm Gladwell, whatever it is that he is, exactly) are very, very different things. As a Jew married to a Jewish atheist, let me say: Sheesh. I’m sure that many Hindus, Muslims, Seventh […]


Beckham 2.0

14May10

Looks like Thierry might be about to make a huge mistake: As reported by Sport, Barcelona striker and French goalscoring legend Thierry Henry has signed a pre-contract agreement that will see him move to the United States’ Major League Soccer to play with the New York Red Bulls after the World Cup. After an initially rocky start in his first […]


Malcolm Gladwell: We all used to listen to a preacher every Sunday; the human need for that kind of storytelling does not go away. It’s up to writers and journalists to fill the gap.