She couldn’t have been that Happy, given the circumstances!
I can only think of a Christopher Walken SNL monologue, where they make fun of his dependence on cue cards by having him sing that song and pronouncing every “potato” and “tomato” the same way every time.
I rarely, if ever, have a negative word to say about my wonderful, talented, insightful editors at The A.V. Club. But I will note that I originally linked “Lord Palmerston” to a Frinkiac GIF of that fight, and it was changed to Palmerston’s Wikipedia page. Probably for legal reasons and I should have known better. But…
After hearing about Rome’s glorious empire my whole life, I’ve only learned a few things in recent years — that shift in focus eastwards was because the Persians had a bigger, more powerful empire that was a constant threat. We talk about Rome and not Persia because the Romans wrote everything down and we don’t have…
To be honest, I was a little confused by that myself, based on how Wikipedia describes it. The page says they weren’t respected for being patricians — I assume that’s as opposed to being related to the Emperor, which doesn’t make a lot of sense either, given how many Emperors of the era were simply military leaders…
Boardwalk Empire used that heaven/hell/spoons story to hilarious effect. Kelly MacDonald sanctimoniously repeats it to Steve Buscemi, and he immediately cuts through it with, “why can’t they just hold the spoons further down the handle?”
(They’ve already ‘milked’ two seasons out of it)
Narrator: That was not the only part of that story that’s debatable.
Ah, the finest crime-fighting force in all of Europe! My wife grew up in Dublin and says there was a jewelry store in the city that became a national joke because it kept getting robbed despite being next door to the police station!
Hey, you try working every single one of these into the categories you arbitrarily set down 200 installments ago!
But those jobs haven’t existed since Reaganomics. Reagan started giving companies tax breaks to ship jobs overseas — a practice Obama tried to stop, and Republicans in Congress raised holy hell over it and blocked him. It’s consistent with my previous post — what these voters want (and who they blame for their…
I think what bears examining is why so many people believe Trump’s constant claims that the country is going to hell when we had full employment and the lowest crime rate in American history. “Our cities are on fire” doesn’t make a lick of sense if you know how to Google crime statistics or the word “gentrification”…
most only diverse cast ever assembled for a Disney live-action production.”
I did try and work that out correctly. I thought Francis was the brother of Swift’s great-great-grandmother, making him a great-x3 uncle (because my grandfather’s sister is my great-aunt — the greats don’t align)
Me not know what you’re talking about!
Deleted, now that I see Caffeine Spider beat me to the obvious joke.
Very curious what you expected from a column that’s about Wikipedia articles. Honestly, I’ve been writing these every week for three years, and I hear “Wikipedia is riddled with errors!” maybe twenty times more often than I find an error, and most of the errors I do find are grammatical.
I love that theory. It would explain the wild shifts in tone and plot, and weird plot detours too.
When the internets were brand new (and text-only, to date myself), I read a piece of Transformers fanfic that was better-written than any Transformers property before or since. Something to do with a robot who had fought and died and been rebuilt over and over and over but hung onto some memories of the horrors of war…
Also, it’s been like two years, how has no one in hip-hop dropped a mixtape called Fantastic Beats and Where to Find Them?