"God knows nothing gets women hotter than a finely honed economic argument, unless it is the minutiae of D&D or _Campaigns of North Africa_."
– James Nicoll
Orbitz blows, one man's $94 war against the online travel agency.This sort of thing won't be allowed come the counter-revolution, when the First Commandment replaces the First Amendment.
Handicapped Japanese wrestling
"After the tsunami, Scientologists: Dozens of Scientologist ministersPer the immoderately moderate JO.
from the U.S. are treating tsunami victims in India, Indonesia, and Sri
Lanka with Dianetics, the Scientologsts' trademarked self-improvement
system." -- The Week magazine, 2/11/05
Finance the wrecking of Social Security by wrecking public employee pension programs.
Her chest is very half-heartedly propped up by the peekaboo top, her thigh is presented to us like a Thanksgiving Day drumstick, and the whole thing looks a little bit like it was originally designed as a hybrid bikini/lounging dress for Kelly Taylor on Beverly Hills, 90210: The Beach Seasons. Indeed, if the Peach Pit After Dark ever opened a beach outpost, this is how the cocktail waitresses would dress.
"Hilarious bitches" -- Defamer
"Confirming everyone’s secret conviction that women are evil bayotches whose greatest pleasure is ripping other women’s looks and fashion sense to shreds." -- LA.com
"A barbed wit that makes Cojo and Joan Rivers seem like gushing fans." -- Variety
"Fantastically bitchy... great fun, unless you are famous." -- The Guardian
"are you people so inmature [sic] that u [sic] have to have a really stupid website" -- A reader
"Your shriveled little hearts must be made of tar." -- A reader
"If destiny has a heart, we will one day be friends." -- A reader
"Were you fat in high-school? You probably still are." -- A reader
The second snap is most disturbing. The coy smile. The eyes. The horror.
He was thirty-four years old and the American, at that time, the biggest circulation of any paper in the country, yet he balked. He still didn't want to be an editor, a boss. He went at once to Hearst's Riverside Drive apartment to protest his canonization. During that late-night visit he made a discovery that added a fillip to the legend of Hearst himself. He found the Chief fully dressed except for shoes and socks. He followed his barefooted employer into the kitchen where bulldog editions of two or three Manhattan newspapers were spread across the tile floor. As they talked the publisher strolled about among these papers, stopping now and then to use his toes in turning the pages. It was apparent that this procedure was not a new thing with him -- he toed over the big pages expertly, as if he had been doing it all his life.From H. Allen Smith's The Life and Legend of Gene Fowler.
Fowler was puzzled. The Chief was a great man, but he could not read a newspaper at a distance of six feet. So Gene asked the purpose of the operation.
"This way," said Hearst, "I am able to get a better perspective of typographical makeup and layout."
You’re a Texan. LBJ was a Texan. Bush is a Texan. There’s all this myth about Texas. Does that give any edge in understanding this guy? Or is Bush really a Texan or just an East Coast Brahmin masquerading as a Texan?Read whole thing here.
He’s Texanized American politics. I was never fooled by it, but if you go home to Texas today, it’s a Christian empire. The state of Texas is a Christian nation. Conservative Christians dominate everything there. I don’t know Bush. I’ve never met him. I don’t know if he’s a likable man or not. But I know if I met him I would ask him, “How can you grow up well-churched and well-loved and well-taught and be so utterly insensitive to other people’s reality? How can you be so indifferent to people?” He’s a privileged man who is the ally of people who are trying to undo the social contract in this country and to take us back to the pre-1932 period, when it was every man for himself and American economic strategy was to let the animal spirits of capitalism run and everyone take the consequences. I do not understand that. Except to say that if a son of privilege cannot see beyond his own prerogatives and is therefore unable to feel and see how life is for others, then that’s a tragedy and a political travesty.
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