Is a training video from the DC government. No, seriously.
You guys may or may not remember, but Redbeard broke his collarbone last year when someone opened a car door into him while he was on his bike. We were really lucky he was conscious when it happened and called me or I would have had no way of knowing what happened for hours, and honestly I would have been a complete…
I love Christmas. My family is small and Christmas is all about food and spending time together, calling the international half of our clan. Laughing at each other. I even love Christmas music (and just discovered that Redbeard does not, which makes me sad).
So you think you know the best Christmas album of all time? No, you don't. Gonna try to convince me that Edge of Christmas is the ultimate in holiday listening? Sit down and let me tell you why you're so far past wrong you can't even seen right anymore.
They've arrived. The holidays. If you're extremely lucky, you will manage to get through the next six weeks without encountering a handsy distant relative, a drunk uncle who will stain something you really like with some food-based substance, or fighting about all the things that Obama has done/failed to…
I only ran for office once, in eighth grade.
In all likelihood, this weekend I'll be participating in an interactive panel about #GamerGate and (mostly online) harassment of women.*
I was behind on my TV watching this weekend. I got sucked into gaping maw of Gilmore Girls on Netflix and chased it with some Parenthood binging so, despite being laid up with the flu for an entire week this month I had a bunch of shows to catch up on. Because it's Halloween season, I spent most of my time in front of…
I'm probably gonna bump this a bunch of times today because last year I saw the Oatmeal comic about sixty billion times by the end of the day, but please read this. Yes, it's a little self serving but Bartolome was a racist asshole and Matthew Inman is too. Please stop sharing it.
Every year around Columbus Day I feel a great disturbance, as if a million history majors have cried out in terror as they try to decide if it's worth it to explain why the day is racist to friends and relatives on Facebook. And for the past two years the Oatmeal comic extolling the virtues of Bartolomé de las Casas…
No, seriously. The KLM (Royal Dutch Airlines, to the fancy) Lost and Found staff at the Amsterdam airport now employs a beagle named Sherlock to help return items left by forgetful passengers on planes.
That is my foot you are standing on.
It's a GIF OFF.
What is your favorite '90s cartoon?
Because seriously. This feels right. I need someone to make it happen. (That's Tyler Posey of Teen Wolf fame with his head shaved for a movie role, by the way.)
Today was one of those words that language failed me, so I decided to fix it.
There is, in fact, an English word for schadenfreude. It's epicaricacy and much like the double space and the oxford comma, it's a contested part of our language.
I was kept awake for about an hour and a half last night by the on and off blaring of a car siren. I live in a major metropolitan area, this is not unheard of. Annoying? Yes. Frustrating? Yes. But not unheard of.
BALKers, please allow me a moment for a sincere mea culpa. My life briefly got in the way of my MASHing, but now I am back and getting back into the swing of things and I have our most recent (over two months ago oh god I suck big hairy balls I'm sorry) results for Jenn the Honor Troll!