A Christian Jim Carrey impersonator. Ack! “You’re not making Christianity any better you’re just making comedy worse.” HRH (slightly paraphrased) (via Christian Nightmares)Read more "Now playing in my personal Hell"
In honor of Glenn Beck’s final day at Fox:Read more "The tears of a clown"
First came the kickbacks. Now, the patronage. Gov. Nathan Deal’s choice to be the state’s mental health ombudsman is dating the governor’s chief spokesman and was chosen without following procedures outlined in state law, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has learned. Deal named Corinna Magelund to the position earlier this month at a salary $25,000 above what her […]Read more "Grifters never change (cont’d)"
According to a colleague, Atlanta’s former mayor was on the radio this morning blaming the media for the resignation of the city’s scandal-plagued schools superintendent, Beverly Hall. Franklin and Hall have a lot in common. Their tenures as mayor and superintendent, respectively, started strong but ended poorly. It’s the media’s fault.Read more "Shirley Franklin hates the media (cont’d)"
There’s no rationalizing the Ohio congressman’s spirited defense of dictator Bashar al-Assad who, according to Kucinich, is “highly loved and appreciated by the Syrians.” Nearly 1,000 Syrians killed by al-Assad’s thugs in a little more than two months of opposition protests beg to differ.Read more "Kucinich the shameless stooge"
Surprise: The drama queen plays the victim card while strolling the red carpet at the Iowa premiere of the *Palin propaganda opus. “What would make a celebrity, like you saw on screen, so hate someone that they’d seek their destruction, their death, the death of their children?” So David Letterman wants to murder Bristol, eh […]Read more "Sarah Palin: Celebrities want to kill my children"
From Grantland staff writer Chris Ryan: Bay steals Hitchcock’s look We’ve got plenty of auteurs working today. We’ve got Johnnie To’s and Tarantino’s and Cholodenko’s and Refn’s. But when you walk into a dark theater on a hot summer day with a soda big enough to power a used Prius and your hands are already […]Read more "Achingly stupid media rehabilitation du jour"
The 20th Century’s most overrated figure (she actually touched poor people and once hugged someone with AIDS!) gets the 50th birthday treatment from Newsweek. It’s the UK’s most embarrassing fetish, as illustrated by Newsweek editor Tina Brown’s vacuous profile of the late princess: “Diana would have been 50 this month,” she writes. “What would she […]Read more "Junior Samples would’ve been 85 this year"
Nothing to say, really. Just wanted to use the word “imbroglio” and make fun of Glenn Beck (clip here). Will the persecution of rich, doughy conservatives ever stop?Read more "Glenn Beck in wine-soaked imbroglio"
Coach Palin originated it and Michele Bachmann is stealing it, claims Palin daughter Roger Clinton. I think she dresses a lot like my mom. But a lot, a lot of women have done that the last few years. I do think it’s odd, you know, seeing people with red blazers with their hair up with […]Read more "The (allegedly) sexy schoolmarm look"
Comparing gay marriage advocates to the likes of Bull Connor and Kim Jong-il reaffirms a time-tested maxim: The greater the hyperbole, the weaker the rebuttal. It doesn’t get any weaker than these dispatches from World Net Falwell National Review Online. To dismiss the N. Korea analogy as beyond the pale is to deny the rational […]Read more "Immoral equivalence"
Chris Wallace was wrong to ask Michele Bachmann if she is flaky. He should’ve asked if she’s conspiratorial whack job — a rhetorical question, yes, but more appropriate. This is the candidate, after all, who wouldn’t fill out a Census form because she feared some Obama/ACORN conspiracy to pilfer precious bodily fluids. Regardless, can we […]Read more "The sexism canard and the cult of GOP victimhood"
Overheard (second-hand, thank God) at a international conglomerate’s mobile summit: “We are curating serendipity.” So they’re overseeing or organizing fortunate discoveries by accident? Unfortunately, he wasn’t laughed out of the room. Also, authenticity is the new buzzword, apparently, replacing pivot. So now you know. (FTW = For the win, I’m told.)Read more "Corporate-speak, FTW"
Do couples have fights if one doesn’t update their Facebook status to reflect they are “in a relationship?” At what point is the declaration made? Obligation, or point of pride? Just curious, and bemused.Read more "A single man wonders"
Andrew Sullivan asks, “When did you lose your Internet cherry?” My story: I was the first of my friends to purchase a PC, a massive Compaq that set me back nearly $2,000. I was freelancing at the time, typing stories on a word processor, which I would save to a floppy disc then drive to […]Read more "‘Six-time local Emmy award-winning weatherman, bearish top, Boy Scout leader’"