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Poll: When Do You Give Up On A Book?

To paraphrase those who are in the business of writing about books: Life is too short to read anything you do not enjoy. Do you have certain criteria for setting aside books? Or are you a reader who stays until the bitter end? Let’s compare notes. My personal rule is this: The book has the first … Continue reading Poll: When Do You Give Up On A Book?

Will Justin Bieber Leave His Douchebag Days Behind?

Justin Bieber made an appearance on “Ellen” yesterday and later that night, he posted a video to Facebook apologizing for his behavior for the past year and a half, and thanking his fans for their support: “I’m not who I was pretending to be. Why I say I was ‘pretending’ is often we pretend to [...]

Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Superbowl Sunday Edition

It is the annual American tradition of Sportsball Sunday on February 1st. My local team, the Seattle Seahawks, are up against the Evil Empire of the National Football League, the New England Patriots. Tom Brady is Darth Vader and Bill Belichick is the Emperor. Show More Summary

Living With A Boyfriend Is Just Like Murdering Five People, Says Pat Robertson

Brenda, a concerned mother, wrote into the 700 Club to ask Pat Robertson for some insight on her daughter’s afterlife, and whether or not she was definitely going to hell for living with a boyfriend who had yet to finalize his divorce. “My daughter is a Christian and a good person. She lives with her [...]

The “Chopped” Drinking Game

Formulaic reality TV makes for great boozing. Chopped is one of those shows I can watch mindlessly for hours on end. Since each competition lasts only one episode, you can jump in at any time and don’t have to know the background. But it’s basically the same exact thing over and over again, so sometimes … Continue reading The “Chopped” Drinking Game

“Humans Of New York” Helps Raise Over $1 Million For Brooklyn School

A little over a week ago, Brandon Stanton, the photographer behind the blog “Humans Of New York,” posted a photo of a young man named Vidal who cited his school principal, Nadia Lopez, as the most influential person in his life: “When we get in trouble, she doesn’t suspend us. She calls us to her office [...]

Megyn Kelly On Women: “We’re Drinking, We’re Smoking, We’re Having Premarital Sex”

Megyn Kelly, you’re all right. Say what you will about Fox News (which hopefully is very little, because my god, talk about bottling up the worst conservative arguments into one place and giving them a megaphone), one thing is true: their own Megyn Kelly, right-leaning host of “The Kelly File,” is kind of a bad [...]

‘Zombie Cat’ Claws Way Out Of Grave And Into Our Hearts

Rest in purrs. A Florida feline has been dubbed a “zombie cat” after clawing his way out of an untimely grave. The cat’s owner, Tampa resident Ellis Hutson, 52, told ABC News he found his pet, Bart, in the road a couple of weeks ago. Read more on Huffington Post Weird News…

News in Europe: Good News for Men

I know! Not fair. (But hey, it’s good news for some women, just not me.) But it looks like the god-given right to stand up while peeing has been upheld by a court in Germany. But you know what? I’m sure that ruling applies to women, too, so shall we? Not I, but bless you … Continue reading News in Europe: Good News for Men

Dax Shepard Has Written The Only Thing You Need To Read About Tonight’s “Parenthood” Finale

Put down your thinkpieces and tributes (especially the poorly written ones), Crosby Braverman has written the only words worth keeping in mind as you ugly cry your way through tonight’s series finale: Tonight is the series finale of Parenthood. Best 6 years of my life :) let’s all watch and try to equal the viewership [...]

Idaho Mom Insists LGBT Rights Could Lead To Rampant Necrophilia

The state legislature of Idaho is currently debating a bill, House Bill 2, which would add both sexual orientation and gender identity to its Human Rights Bill. While one would think this would not be too much of a big deal to anyone living in the year 2015, there are still some people out there [...]

New Years Resolution Check-In

It’s almost the end of January, which means if you’ve made resolutions for this year, you’re already looking at your life and your choices and realizing maybe you need to accept that some things will never change. Let’s take a look at some of the top resolutions and where they were doomed to fail. Lose … Continue reading New Years Resolution Check-In

Watch How The “Ideal” Female Body Has Changed Throughout History

In this video, BuzzFeed enlists 11 models to give us a look at how female body standards have changed over the course of 3,000 years. Today’s (impossible) beauty standards may seem like they’re here to stay, but they’ve changed in the past and will undoubtedly evolve again. It’s cringey to think of desired body types [...]

The Soapbox: “American Sniper” Isn’t Really A Film About War

A Republican yahoo made a movie about a Navy SEAL during the Iraq Occupation, and apparently no one foresaw that it would be a total shitshow that would send this country into online hysterics. Clint Eastwood is a man who accused an invisible Obama, alighting upon an empty stool, of being “absolutely crazy” at the [...]

Selecting A Dog Food

Fad diets and advertising affect our dog food choices as much as they affect what we eat ourselves. Add in cryptic foods and a few tricks that can be played with ingredients lists and it can be hard to know what’s best to feed your dog. If you just want the really short answer go … Continue reading Selecting A Dog Food

Footage Shows Police Pepper Spraying Seattle Teacher At MLK Rally

Video footage surfaced yesterday depicting Seattle police pepper spraying Seattle high school teacher Jesse Hagopian on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, unprovoked, just after he’d finished making a powerful speech about racial equality. That day, a rally had been held in Seattle in honor of Dr. King. Hagopian marched and spoke to participants about the [...]

Super Bowl Halftime Performances Of The 2000s, Ranked

Some watch the Super Bowl for the sports. Some watch it for the ads. Most watch it for the halftime show, that great spectacle of money and talent both perceived and actual. I love the Super Bowl for all of it. I like football, even though I recognize that it can be very, very bad. [...]

Chelsea Handler Went Topless Again Because World Peace

Chelsea Handler has once again gone topless on Instagram, this time to highlight part of her trip to Israel and to encourage cooperation between Muslim and Jewish communities. She captioned the photo: “A Muslim allowed a topless Jew to sit on his camel. And we say we can’t live side by side? I say we [...]

Dater X: A Penny For Your Thoughts

It’s been a few years since I’ve seen a therapist, but with the new year comes new self-discovery. Just last week, I bit my ring fingernail down to a three-centimeter stub and decided it would probably be in my best interest (and my fingernails’ best interest) to tackle some of the anxiety I’ve been having [...]

Don’t Go Taking Vagina Advice From Gwyneth Paltrow, Say Doctors

In one of her recent GOOP posts, Gywneth Paltrow extolls the virtues of steam cleaning your vagina, a service offered at the Tikkun Spa in Los Angeles. For $50, you can spend thirty minutes getting what the spa calls a “Mugwort V-Steam.” Says Paltrow: You sit on what is essentially a mini-throne, and a combination [...]

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