A Small Turnip
ASmallTurnip
3/21/16
4:27 PM
2

No. Serena and Venus are phenomenal players by any and every metric, but no, they could not curb stomp Novak Djokovic. That isn’t a slight on their extraordinary gifts and grit. It’s just biology and physics. That doesn’t mean that female athletes don’t need to be treated fairly and equitably with male athletes. They Read more

3/9/16
2:00 PM
4

Oh, go step on lego. That’s a rotten thing to say about people in states that Clinton won, and it’s not even close to being accurate. I like Sanders a hell of a lot, and you’re not doing his campaign any favors by shitting on folks like that.

3/9/16
1:48 PM
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There are betting markets for this election. Betfair have some impressive analysts working on this election, and they’re happy to offer you odds on both the primaries and the general. Lots of other betting organisations are doing the same. Dunno if your state allows you, but there are options out there if you’re Read more

3/7/16
8:37 PM
42

Person who is both an American and a Brit here. Pretty sure Ricky Gervais is insufferable to sentient beings everywhere. There are Hooloovoos living on a large semi-gaseous planet somewhere in the vicinity of the Sombrero Galaxy who are like, “Ricky Gervais? The grinning fuckface from Terra? Christ, what an asshole.”

3/7/16
5:32 PM
2

The other day, I came across one of Shea Serrano’s wonderful, warm-hearted pieces on Grantland (RIP) that included this lovely anecdote about Fetty Wap and the glaucoma in his left eye. The story doesn’t have anything to do with Nancy Reagan. The story doesn’t really have to do with anything, I guess, but it made me

3/2/16
1:38 PM
1

You need a good gentle BHA to help exfoliate inside your pores. Scrubbing just can’t get at the oxidized sebum in blackheads, so you’ll want this from Paula’s Choice to help you out. I use the women’s version (the men’s one is exactly the same formulation, but I know it can feel weird to use toiletries packaged for Read more

3/2/16
1:26 PM
1

Yes! Paula’s Choice is the secret weapon more people should know about. Scent-free, colour-free, moderately-priced and absolutely kick-ass. I don’t know what I’d do without her 2% BHA lotion. It’s genuinely skin-transforming.

3/2/16
9:17 AM
2

I cannot imagine ever preferring Donald Trump, Ted Cruz or Marco Rubio’s Supreme Court appointment to Hillary Clinton’s. Thinking about who any of them would nominate to succeed Scalia (and likely Ginsburg and Kennedy) makes stomach acid burn into my esophagus. You don’t want that. Nobody with any sense of compassion Read more

3/2/16
7:31 AM
4

I absolutely respect your vote for Sanders, and agree that he’s a great candidate and that he’d do a very fine job as president. I think you should vote or not vote for anyone you like, including Trump, if that’s truly the way your heart lies. Read more

3/1/16
9:28 PM
3

I think it’s anybody’s guess at this point. A lot of math to be done. A lot. There’s been open and unequivocal repudiation of Trump by the likes of Ben Sasse and Nikki Haley (among many others), and an absolute shitload of money is about to be injected into anti-Trump attack ads by major donors and PACs. Read more

2/25/16
9:59 AM
2

Oh, I get it. You’re a latter-day Savonarola preoccupied with respectability politics. Boy, the modern world must cause you pain.

2/25/16
9:25 AM
4

Yup. The contempt for black culture’s not even being disguised here. We all have a long way to go.

2/25/16
9:01 AM
12

One of these days, you’re going to have to come to grips with the reality that adult’s lives are not ordained by their parents. We are not Victorian maidens in need of stern chaperoning. People taking huge creative risks is what gives us Mark Rothko and Josephine Baker and Sergei Prokofiev and Ai Weiwei and Kendrick Read more

2/25/16
12:52 AM
14

You’re barking up the wrong chromosome there, friend. And good luck to you and your feathers.

2/25/16
12:31 AM
43

Hey, my brother works for a Wall Street hedge fund, and I’m pretty sure most of the people he works with should be in jail. So you can dress up your class prejudice in fancy clothing and clench your sphincter as you piously opine about the vulgarity of rap music and the criminality of the people who make it, but it Read more

2/24/16
11:27 PM
62

Oh fuck that nonsense. I don’t give a single shit about Kanye West or any of his manifold emotional damage, but sneering at rap music is beyond silly. What is this, 1985? Rap musicians have created some of the most electrifying works of verbal artistry of the modern age. Kanye’s a weird old piece of shit, but he is Read more

2/24/16
2:47 PM
16

Selfish bastards. If George and Lupita really cared about world peace, they could probably get through, oh, at least a couple thousand of us. Beautiful people are so goddamn lazy.