All posts for the month August, 2008

The American people need to tell the Republicans Who’s the Boss

IM from Aaron after Obama, talking about the two Republican presidential terms, said “Eight is enough” in his acceptance speech: [22:22] McQuadeonOutQ: “To you Republicans out there – I say we may follow Diff’rent strokes…” [22:22] McQuadeonOutQ: “but it’s time for a change, and that’s the facts of life!” [22:22] McQuadeonOutQ: “It’s a Small Wonder [...]

Cringe is here!

As some of you may know, Sarah Brown has edited a book based on her wildly popular Cringe reading series in Brooklyn where ostensible grown-ups read from their teenage diaries, poetry notebooks and other humiliating sources. I wrote about it last year in Paste magazine, if you want to check out some shining examples. Well, [...]

O noes

I have a puffy red “O” on my neck, which either means I’ve been hazed as the rookie shortstop for the Omaha Royals, or I have ringworm. I’m hoping it’s the former.

Oh, that doesn’t look so bad

For the past year or so, we’ve noticed the slow destruction of a corner of our kitchen ceiling and wall from some kind of leak–we’d been sort of sticking our fingers in our ears and going “la la la” about it, because who wants to deal, you know? But finally last week I saw an [...]

I thought of a terrible joke for this headline, but I won’t use it

I’m having a fairly rough day for reasons that make me pretty sure I never want to own a house ever again, but the ABC News Potato Salad Contest slightly cheered me up. In particular, the part where you compare the profile and recipe of contestant one with that of contestant(s) two. God bless America.

“Typo”

I’m cutting and pasting this before someone at AP catches and fixes it (emphasis mine): Robert Novak announces immediate retirement CHICAGO (AP) — Conservative political commentator Robert Novak has announced his immediate retirement after being diagnosed with a brain tumor. The Chicago Sun-Times reported on its Web site Monday that Novak’s prognosis is “dire.” The [...]

Pretty pictures

If you’re a fan of the band Uh Huh Her or “The L Word,” you may enjoy this interview I did with Leisha Hailey and Camila Grey for this month’s music issue of GO! Magazine. And I love that GO! puts PDFs of the pretty print version on their website so I don’t have to [...]