Oh man. This week has been the ultimate fuck-a-monkey shit show of media collapse. I am even related to a laid-off media refugee (authenticity secured!)! MY DAD! In the cases of Radar and LA Weekly you have investors who acquire an alternative publication because of its brand appeal. Then they discard the people who built [...]
If you’ve ever had insomnia, you know who Billy Mays is. He’s the super-enthused shill for a variety of as-seen-on-TV products — including, hilariously, something called The Big City Slider Station, which cooks tiny burgers on both sides at once “without all the squishin’ and squashin’ or flippin’ and floppin!!”
His slicked-back hair, black beard and [...]
Natasha asks: Ughhhhh Why do major media sites (Vanity fair, Entertainment Weekly etc) create paginated lists? I end up clicking through 25 times for the “top 25 American photographs.” The whole thing takes twice as it should (because of the flash loading?). Is it for ad revenue? Now I refuse to click [...]
Even while I’ve been marinating in schadenfreude over Obama’s probable victory come November 4, I’ve been trying to ignore the fact that Proposition 8, the prop that would amend California’s constitution to deny gay citizens of their full rights, seemed likely to pass. But just a few days ago I came across this item.
“We’re finally [...]
A fellow blogger named Soltrane has written up a post on how Beyonce is pushing a neocon 1950s housewife agenda via her hetero-normative traditionalist lyrics. The writing is fab but the thoughts are not. Says Soltrane:
Beyonce is like the feds when it comes to promoting a conservative social agenda. She alone is policing social behavior [...]
Collin Powell’s endorsement drove us to tears. His indignation and sincerity was a blast of fresh air in this filthy, noxious election. And while it gave us some much needed “Establishment Seal of Approval” validation. We’d be lying if we said we weren’t down right giddy to read the endorsements of satirical, dead-pan, heroes: Larry [...]
It’s no secret that I have love-hate relationship with fashion. Or maybe “hilarity-scorn relationship” is a more accurate term.
So I was mildly amazed when Christian Siriano, Project Runway’s enfant terrible, debuted his Spring 2009 Ready To Wear, and it was not a (you know what I’m going to say here) hot tranny mess. It was [...]
Ok So. Chris Matthews is hooky, a bit conservative, anachronistic, and politically incorrect. BUT! if you like astute, honest, political analysis, and the sound of clanking balls of steel, then you should adore Cee Matt too! He loves to rip apart the discrepancies of politicos, surrogates, and other hacks. And he does it well. [...]
I feel like a bystander to some of act violence. Radar was my favorite corner of the internet. It made me so fucking proud to write for them. I printed this out in case the internet ever tried to take it away from me. I could go on. And on.
Here’s your dose of pretty:
Calling all lesbians who were once enticed by the platonic musings of three chunky boarding school girls (and the slim gay one) and their aging den mother, your day has arrived! The Facts of Life is finally being turned into the gay porn it was always meant to be. The Dirty Facts of Life (come [...]