THE MORNING BANTER: Ukraine at War, Oscar Winners, Conservative Hopelessness, and How To Get Drunk Faster
Another Monday is here and so it's time to hop back into the little wheel in your cage and get to running. Here are some internet goodies to help distract you from your pain. 1. War Ensemble As far as Ukraine and Russian are concerned, war has already begun. Russia has now ...read more
The Morning Banter: Inside Pierre Omidyar, How To Be Miserable, and "Breaking Bad's" Dream Ending
It's back to the wheel with you, gerbils, where you'll run and run and keep on running until you can maybe afford to retire and die in peace. Here's some reading material to take your mind off all of that. 1. Swept Away Here's the headline of the morning: a massive storm ...read more
The Morning Banter: The Typhoon Aftermath, Ted Cruz Was Always an Asshole, and Is Football Culture To Blame?
Another Monday is here and that means it's time to head back into the trenches. Ben has graciously agreed to allow me to return to work myself here, on an of course probationary basis. I'll try to be on my best behavior. Here's what you might want to read this morning to catch ...read more
The Morning Banter: McAuliffe Wins VA, Marvel's First Female Muslim Superhero, and Illinois Now Supports Same-Sex Marriage
Happy hump day! It's good to know you're at least halfway through the week, so why not celebrate the small victories in life with a nice round-up of news. 1. Terry McAuliffe Clinches Governor Seat in Virginia, Chris Christie Re-elected in New Jersey McAuliffe, a democrat ...read more
The Morning Banter: Spying on the Spy, Your Sex Sucks, and Creepy Street View Images
Well, kids, we made it through another week and it's almost time to make a hasty exit out of the drop-ceilinged, fluorescent lit, Aeron-chaired, living Tetris game you know as your office and go get obscenely drunk. But before the festivities start, here's some nonsense you ...read more
The Morning Banter: Obama and McCain Do Syria, Vainest Man Ever, and Extinct Species Coming Back!
It's Tuesday morning people, and it probably feels like Monday given the long weekend. Fear not, there is much to read on the internet to pass the hours away, and we've boiled down the best of it so you don't have to. 1. Obama Rolls Out John McCain to Sell War in Syria The ...read more
The Morning Banter: Annoying Millenials, Chemical Weapons in Syria, Zimmerman Wants His Money Back
Morning all, and welcome to Tuesday's edition of 'The Morning Banter' where we do our best to find the most interesting stories that we couldn't be bothered to write about ourselves. What's on the menu today? Lots of interesting stuff: Syria using chemical weapons against its ...read more
The Morning Banter: Coburn Mentions Impeachment and Taylor Swift and Mylie Cyrus Bring the Embarrassment
Here's what you may as well read today instead of bemoaning the fact that you're back at work for another crappy week: 1. There's No "I" in Team Yes, it's probably just a lot of nonsense saber-rattling cynically aimed at endearing themselves to the idiots in the base, but ...read more
The Morning Banter: Friedman Sucks, Hillary Rules, and Cobain Lives
Here's what you should be reading instead of bothering with that whole getting-back-to-work thing: 1. Tom Galt Like everyone else, we here at the Banter love piling on the mockery when it comes to Tom Friedman. He's really such an easy target. But R.J. Eskow actually skipped ...read more
The Morning Banter: No Porn For Britain, Couple's Epic Final Argument, and Peace in the Middle East?
Before you settle down to work, you'd better know what the hell is going on in the world right now. Yes, some woman in England had a baby who will one day be a completely irrelevant monarch, but there's a lot more going on that you need to be up to date with. Sexually Repressed ...read more
The Monday Morning Banter: Salon Stupidity, Geraldo's Ego, the Royal Spawn, and the Age of Ultron
Happy Monday, all. Here's what you may as well read rather than getting back to work. 1. Anger Management I may as well go ahead and admit that there's a part of me that just can't quit Salon. No, I don't read every article, because there are certain writers to whom I truly ...read more
The Friday Morning Banter: Scientology, The Newsroom, and the Heroic Ed Snowden
This morning's roundup of the stories you may as well be reading rather than doing actual work. 1. Cult Status Last year my girlfriend and I were sitting outside a little place on Franklin Avenue in Hollywood grabbing brunch when a guy who we assumed just happened to be ...read more
The Morning Banter: My Little Pony Convention, Barnes & Nobles is F**cked and Ed Snowden to Venezuela?
Good morning Banter peeps, bringing you our hand picked selection of what is happening in our weird and wonderful world this Thursday morning: 1. Barnes and Nobles is F**ked The CEO of Barnes & Noble,William Lynch, resigned this week after failing to save the declining ...read more
The Monday Morning Banter
In an effort to ensure that I never sleep anymore, since I live on the West Coast, Banter jefe Ben Cohen has decided to draft me to present you with a little morning reading twice a week. In other words, beginning today, on Monday and Friday we'll be posting a few links that ...read more