In this week’s episode of News for Bitches we marveled that Dennis Rodman promised lifelong friendship to Kim Jong Un on his recent trip to North Korea. I guess that is a good thing to do if you strongly suspect that someone might become a power mad overlord. Mikala takes a moment to wonder what Carmen Electra will do to compete, and you probably should to. Also, consider whether you think Dennis Rodman would be a good ruler in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. My answer is “maybe?” At least the future race will be tall. More
Every morning, I try to do a “newsy” piece. I was mentioning to a friend that it means that, at least one a day, I type the phrase “according to The Daily Mail” because they are a publication that is all lady issues, all the time. Just only issues about how stars have cellulite in their armpits. I thought maybe I could cut down on the time I spend doing that if you could just reference this post, every morning, forever. Reference this for the rest of your life, because I’ve covered every single article. More
Sometimes I think about how it is very, very difficult to get a column in print publication. For young people, but, really, for anyone. I mean, I think we can all probably name really talented writers – who are great! – who are writing for rates very close to free online. There’s such a readily available pool of talent to draw from that you have to assume that print publications, with actual budgets, would employ the best of the best. I am going to present to you, without comment, some lines from Cindy Adam‘s column on Washington: More
Guys, I don’t know if you know this, but on American Airlines Economy Class you sometimes have to sleep in an uncomfortable position. Oh? You knew that? Because you have flown economy class before, like a person? Henry Blodget, the EIC of Business Insider, did not know that, I guess. But he recently flew “in the heart of cattle class” and he learned some things. SOME TERRIBLE THINGS. More
I mean, seems like Girls did indeed make fun of Jane Pratt/XOJane in their last episode? Watch the clip yourself, and keep in mind that time that Jane got Cat Marnell to do bath salts. More
Are no beloved characters safe from creepiness?! More
Look, I’m not a fan of Donald Trump, or much of anything on the Donald Trump Twitter account. At all, really. He seems like he fixates on bizarre causes. Basically, everything he says about Obama is absurd at this point. Remember when he offered $5 million dollars to try to blackmail Obama into handing over his college records? That was weird.
But was this Twitter response from Deadspin really fair? Donald Trump wrote to congratulate the Deadspin team on their coverage of the Manti Te’o story (his girlfriend Catfished him? He was exceptionally stupid, maybe? Or a weird con man? It was decided that his defense would be “I am exceptionally stupid, not a con man?”) More
Some say that according to Ancient Mayan calendars, the apocalypse should occur on December 21, 2012. That’s probably not true, but the ancient Mayans were supposed to be pretty good at predicting the future. They were also very motivated ball players! More
Barack Obama is Time Magazine’s person of the year for 2012. Runner ups include Malala Yousafzai, Tim Cook, Mohamed Morsi, Fabiola Gianotti, Bashar Assad and Ben Bernake. More
The elf is on the shelf. The elf is in a slightly different position on the shelf. No, the elf isn’t moving or looking at you. What an idea. Go to sleep.
The elf on the shelf is listening and learning. More
A day may come, in the far and distant future, when there will not be fourteen simultaneous adaptations of Pride and Prejudice being produced at any given moment, but that day is not yet. Pride and Prejudice adaptations are the only offering keeping Jane Austen sleeping in a quiet grave; without these yearly oblations, she would burst forth from her tomb in the unhallowed ground and swing a scythe of fire through the living, exacting her tribute from our very flesh. More
This posting to work at a small publishing house in London has requirements so crazy that I thought we should all look at them together. More