I love Nathan for You, I think it's absolutely hilarious... but I also think that some of the more out-there people are either performers or heavily coached. I don't think that's a negative! And I don't think the show ever claims to be "really real," but I have a friend who swears up and down that it's all real and… » 9/12/14 10:45am 9/12/14 10:45am

When Twitter Jesus appeared to me in a dream and said "I shall deliver unto you a conservative even more mockable than Todd Starnes," I said "Surely, lord, this cannot be true?!" And yet, it was. It really, really was. » 9/11/14 3:56pm 9/11/14 3:56pm

I appreciate your story especially because my younger brother had JUST flown to Germany to begin a semester abroad — I think his plane set down in Germany 9/10. None of my family was particularly worried for his safety but we were all concerned about what could possibly come next (mostly in terms of what footing the… » 9/11/14 10:13am 9/11/14 10:13am

Haaaaaaate that stuff — among all the other nonsense, these people also stocked up on Bisexual Erasure at the 2-for-1 sale because it's always "oh, XYZ has had public relationships with both sexes? MUST be 'bearding' or someone's in the closet cuz bisexuality is way too complicated of a concept for my Saltine-brain… » 9/10/14 1:08pm 9/10/14 1:08pm

This is interesting to think about. Before this article my thought was more that "any regional accent will be judged negatively" and I'm not certain that one is better or worse than the next, but I certainly see your point and there's absolutely a historical precedent of "our Southern cousin" being an unctuous… » 9/09/14 4:12pm 9/09/14 4:12pm

Gotta love a comment that starts off by dropping a bunch of identifiers (longtime feminist, first time caller) as "cred," because you know that people only talk this way when they're going to follow it up with some nonsense. It reminds me so much of the #NotYourShield sock-puppets that sprung up all over Twitter,… » 9/09/14 11:23am 9/09/14 11:23am

OMG! I love Meiko Kaji. Noraneko ROCK: Sex Hunter is legitimately one of the most interesting movies I've ever seen — not for the plot, which basically goes nowhere, but for the crazy early-70's Japan youth culture and how half-Japanese citizens and foreigners were viewed. » 9/09/14 11:02am 9/09/14 11:02am

My secret recipe is almost always the America's Test Kitchen cookbook, but their recipe for CCC's involves browning the butter and that weirds me out. I use my mom's recipe which is a modified tollhouse cookie, basically, and gives big, flat cookies that are a little crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. VERY… » 9/05/14 12:53pm 9/05/14 12:53pm