Monthly Archives: July 2008

Are you a hope addict?

John Kass of the Chicago Tribune on HOPIUM:

It’s America’s most powerful drug. Once on hopium, you won’t care if Iran has nukes or if taxes are raised during a recession or whether Obama keeps flipping and flopping on everything from foreign wiretaps to withdrawing troops from Iraq.

Who cares? Relax. Hopium is your friend.


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Is “After” always better?

Fourfour evaluated the men in the muscle pill/protein shake ads in Men’s Health and shows that in most cases, the “Before” picture is much more appealing.


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Okay, Onion, you got me on this one:

McSweeney’s Rejects Mike Mussina’s Seventh Consecutive Submission.

My fave part:

According to Mussina (13-7, 3.56), the piece was entitled “Discarded Titles For Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas,” and included such examples as “Dread And Abhorring In Las Vegas,” “Trepidation And Disliking In Las Vegas,” and, in what Mussina described as a “bit of a switch,” “Fear And Loathing In St. Paul, Minnesota.” Mussina said he submitted the piece—his seventh attempt overall—last Thursday, and received an e-mail reply Monday morning notifying him that it had not been selected.

Nonetheless, Mussina’s spirits remain high, and he is reportedly looking forward to composing and submitting many more lists, sestinas, and open letters in the coming months.

“I was thinking of doing a list called, ‘Children’s Board Game Manufacturer Or Major League Baseball Player?’ where ‘Milton Bradley’ could be the ‘both’ answer, cuz they always do the thing where one of them is ‘both,’ but then I couldn’t come up with any other examples that sounded close,” Mussina told reporters at his locker Monday night.

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me: where did [redacted] go to college?
i forGOT about that kid!
me: oh
Liz: i think we went out for a week or 2
me: you went out with him?
Liz: oh yeah totally
in 7th
me: he used to make fun of me
in 7th
Liz: so did i

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“When someone says to you, ‘I went to a small, liberal arts school,’ that means, ‘I make $40k a year, gross.’ Gross.”

Mildly entertaining.

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It’s a style, but not stylish

Dear Straight Men Who Read This Blog,

If, per chance, you came across this article in the Style section, do not think that short shorts are appropriate attire in any situation.

Thank you,


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Filed under Fashion, Notsobeautiful People, Questionable research, Uncategorized

Starring Nancy Pelosi as Nancy Pelosi

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