August 2010

Drinkers outlive teetotalers

August 31, 2010 // 1 Comment

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[A new paper] in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research suggests that — for reasons that aren’t entirely clear — abstaining from alcohol does tend to increase one’s risk of dying, even when you exclude former [...]

My favorite Duke is Zeibert

August 31, 2010 // 0 Comments

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More deep thoughts from Larry King: My theory of the day… the only people who show up for class reunions are those who have aged well. Am I right!? less than a minute ago via web It’s a full moon tonight. Do you think that affects [...]

Score one for sameness

August 31, 2010 // 0 Comments

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The iconic Hyatt Regency in downtown Atlanta is ditching its ’60s origins to catch up to the 2010s. That fan-shaped floor tile dating back to the hotel’s 1967 opening, gone. The giant front desk preferred when cash payments ruled, out of [...]

In defense of personal attacks

August 30, 2010 // 7 Comments

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My disdain for Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin is more personal than partisan. I don’t care for Keith Olbermann or Alan Grayson, either. Why should I apologize for disliking preening demagogues and opportunistic dolts? I don’t hate [...]

Two thumbs up for ‘Dirty Prancing’

August 30, 2010 // 1 Comment

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Self-appointed culture warrior Bill O’Reilly got his start reviewing porn: But the one that really caught our eye was a piece in which O’Reilly watches the classic porno The Devil in Miss Jones and immediately thereafter goes out for [...]

The secret of Judd Apatow’s success

August 29, 2010 // 1 Comment

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Self-conscious dick jokes: It is hard to read encomiums to Apatow without the sense that his champions are desperate to bear witness to a comic filmmaker who is both popular and worthy of their attention during an age of dreck. They strain to wring [...]

Would Jesus fly coach?

August 29, 2010 // 2 Comments

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Might as well milk this fifth anniversary thing with a Sunday-appropriate flashback, first posted on 8/28/05. For the record, Bishop Eddie Long remains a “respected” religious leader in the community. WWJD, Part II? Buy a Bentley! [...]

Scientology gibberish

August 26, 2010 // 0 Comments

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More from the Malcontent’s first week, excerpted from a Scientology newsletter intended for one of the cult’s members: Your Progress to OT (Arbitraries Cancelled!) “The announcement of the Golden Age of Tech marked a watershed in [...]

The Malcontent at 5

August 26, 2010 // 0 Comments

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On Aug. 24, 2005, I reminisced about forgotten transgendered icon Renee Richards: I don’t hold any special torch for the former Richard Raskind; I just think it was fascinating to live in a time when women didn’t want to play against [...]

American flag golf shirts going fast

August 26, 2010 // 4 Comments

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Beck said in a recent broadcast that he did not intentionally choose the “I Have a Dream” anniversary for his rally – but that he believes the coincidence is “divine providence.” Overproduced, hackneyed patriotism, [...]

GOP honcho known to be gay comes out

August 25, 2010 // 2 Comments

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Ken Mehlman, President Bush’s campaign manager in 2004 and a former chairman of the Republican National Committee, has told family and associates that he is gay. Mehlman arrived at this conclusion about his identity fairly recently, he said in [...]
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