Tags: football, lists, Mark Sanchez, New York Jets, Tim Tebow
The New York Jets traded for major religious figure and sometimes football player Tim Tebow, today. The Jets are my favorite team. Tebow is my least favorite player. Oh, and I love our current quarterback Mark Sanchez.
The truth is, the two aren’t really in competition. Tebow will come in to be a slash player, not a quarterback. Meaning he’ll run the wildcat and come in as a running back/fullback/tight end, which is a more appropriate role for him. But because of the zealotry of his followers, there will no doubt be calls for him to attempt to be the starting quarterback. Thing is, Mark Sanchez is just plain better than Tim Tebow (at football and at life) and always will be. Here’s why: Read the rest of this entry »
This is a beautiful moment. The arc of history is long, but it bends towards freedom.
Tags: feminist, men who trust women, planned parenthood, womens issues
You may have noticed that, in recent weeks, the national discourse has been rather focused on lady parts. You may also have noticed that the discussion has been dominated by old white men who don’t trust women to make their own decisions about their health. This has, thankfully, given rise to the wonderful tumblr: Men Who Trust Women that catalogs testimonials from men who stand with women against the wave of laws threatening to take their rights away.
After a day of reading article after article about the awful nonsense that’s being peddled by the current incarnation of the republican party, I spent several hours pacing and being all yelly. Then I figured a must more constructive way to vent would be to submit to Men Who Trust Women. I was venting so it got a little long. But I’m so happy and proud that they decided to publish half of my submission!
Since this is my personal blog, I decided I’d share the rest of what I sent in: Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: CNN, evil, Piers Morgan, Wolf Blitzer
Well, to be fair, you don’t need Piers Morgan to prove that CNN sucks. There are millions of other examples. You can turn it on right now and see it, cowardly and blandly bloviating on and on about some made up, useless bullshit with commentary from some combination of insight free hacks, unqualified shitstains, and straight up liars. But Piers Morgan is such a perfect example of everything wrong with CNN that it can’t be ignored.
Perhaps I could have gone with CNN’s main anchor, Wolf Blitzer. He’s made a career out of saying nothing and generally refusing to challenge any assertion made by anyone. He’s grown a white beard in place of actually having gravitas and hasn’t had a pulse, making him legally dead since 1996. He’s a good example of what’s happened to journalism as a whole, but in recent years CNN has attempted to be entertaining , so he doesn’t quite fit. Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: Breaking Bad, commentary, tv on dvd, Walter White
Considering the show’s been on for several years already, I know that I’m late to the party, but I’ve finally started Breaking Bad. This is how we watch TV now, deal with it. So after blazing through the entire first season I felt the need to share some thoughts. These are all things likely covered elsewhere on the internet. Only Mad Men has produced a larger internet discussion on its characters and themes.
That said, most of the conversation I’ve read has focused on Walter White trying to assert control in his life. This is viewed as the central theme of the show. With times changing, forcing him to no longer know his place in the wold, the feckless white male must reassert his masculinity, etc. etc. I don’t necessarily disagree with all that, however, I do believe the larger theme is the ever classic good vs. bad. Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: awesome sauce, comics, nerdy, Superman, video
This is hilarious, nerdy, and awesome. It also includes cameos from many of those famous people you all seem so crazy about. Elijah Wood, Mandy Moore, Simon Pegg, and more. It’s very well done.