I can’t personally tell you whether I thought tonight’s series finale of How I Met Your Mother was any good. But I can definitely relay to you the general pulse of the HIMYM Nation on Twitter, which is really all you need since Twitter reaction is the only metric that matters anymore in our culture. The consensus: The writers and producers of HIMYM are Fredo to a lot of very angry fans tonight.
The ways in which the mainstream press have ratfucked Obamacare are too numerous to mention, and so egregious that it’s sometimes difficult to keep up, and you have to ignore “the little things,” like the way every news network has adopted the GOP terminology of an ” extended deadline” for Obamacare enrollments, instead of calling… Read More
White privilege doesn’t always have to be used for evil, and it doesn’t always get used for evil by the “bad guys,” as two famous practitioners respectively demonstrated last week. Master satirist Stephen Colbert took his white privilege out for a spin, ran into a ditch, and did the right thing. Political comic and talk-show host Bill Maher, on the other hand, abused his white liberal street cred to reinforce a toxic white privilege trope, the old “Well, how come they get to say it?” canard.
The notorious super villains of the United Nations scientific panel have released a threat to the rest of the world that soon our planet will be no more. While it’s unclear exactly what they want in exchange for holding the world ransom, the report released Monday morning claims that because of a weapon they have dubbed “Global Warming,” all of humanity is now on a collision course with disaster.
The fact that he isn’t at all racist while having also mocked racism on his show since it premiered in 2005 should have, in a reasonable world, offered him a huge benefit of the doubt here. Instead, Dan Snyder has basically gotten off scot-free since Thursday while the man who excoriated Dan Snyder’s insensitivity is instead targeted as the racist villain.
Yes, there are a lot of people who aren’t wired to understand satire. It’s a shame because satire is really one of the best weapons against hatred and racism. Colbert, who’s responsible for some of the most consistently pointed satire in the history of television, is proof of the efficacy of this weapon.
In instances like the entire #CancelColbert nonsense, the advantage with youth on the left side of the aisle can often feel like a liability. The real world is decidedly not a college campus, where the act of protest against college administrators often becomes enough of an annoyance or hindrance to daily operations that it results… Read More
Concrete surfers, riding frozen slabs of bleached charcoals and grays. They glide on along metal energies, moving among a fixed, but fluid world. They become poetry in motion. “Caprice Down”, off Oddisee’s 2013 release The Beauty in All, is soulful Cali style condensed into a dynamic purity. There is no storyteller, no lyrical component to… Read More
British woman Joanne Milne has been deaf since birth, has been losing her vision because of a rare medical condition Usher Syndrome. In February of this year, Milne was fitted with cochlear implants during a procedure at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.
The incredible moment when Milnes’ implants were switched on was filmed on a cell phone, resulting in the following wonderful moment