paultoes
paultoes
paultoes
Nov 13
6

Hi no one really cares that they call themselves royalty - that’s an ongoing thing with all Real Housewives shows.  Part of the premise is their inflated self-worth.  We don’t actually believe they are Mormon royalty. 

Nov 13
4

I’m also a member of the church and spent a good part of my adulthood in Utah Valley, (which is the REAL capital, if anyone was wondering). My thoughts were similar. I’m glad these women are all only tangentially connected to my faith. None of them even seem to qualify as actual members of the Church of Jesus Christ Read more

Nov 5
8

I also hated Marcel but on his own show a spinoff- he was really likeable. They were jealous and shockingly violent. I also remember a real asshole on Season 1 I think- wasnt he Irish or Scottish? And Stephen the sommilier! I loved early Top Chef but the contestants seemed coked out, bitter, and tired. Lack of social Read more

Nov 5
2

Holy shit, I’d forgotten the 500 calorie-for-kids challenge. I remembered early top chef as being a complete trainwreck, but I guess my memory was even more selective than I thought.

Nov 5
6

Or viewed from a different angle, Marcel was kinda cool and also cute and got bullied for no reason except the other contestants were assholes. I respected how he handled himself.

Nov 5
6

I agree. Marcel was an annoying little nerd who was obsessed with foam, but he totally did not deserve to be manhandled by the other contestants and I remember wanting him to win as a “fuck you” to the rest of them. It was totally one of those situations where one big bully decided to target him and make fun of him, Read more

Nov 5
2

I was a Top Chef fanatic for the first six (maybe eight, but not an odd number) seasons, even thought I scoffed at every other reality show I saw. I think it was the bona fides the contestants came in with. American Idol had literal unknowns, but contestants on Top Chef were coming in having worked in known Read more

Nov 5
4

Early Top Chef was top tier entertainment. I still have a big ol’ crush on Richard Blais.

Oct 24
16

SSRI’s absolutely can numb you, I have been on them for the last 4 years trying several of them before I landed on the one that was most effective for me. Chill out, Drew Barrymore does not affect your personal life. 

Jul 9
49

What exactly is your point here? Rich’s description of what happened with Gawker is accurate—I don’t think he’s saying “Gawker would have won the case if only the aggrieved party had been destitute and more powerless,” but Gawker would still exist (notwithstanding they did something arguably actionable) if a Read more

Jun 21
97

Her story hinges on her being sexually fucking assaulted, idiot. She’s not saying her age is the thing that made it legally assault, but saying that it contributed to the power dynamic of the rape and her own processing of it. He literally said “We need to break you in.” Read more

Apr 18
5

YES, thank you for this trip down memory lane. She was on her way to Austin (where I live) to perform when she got arrested at the border. I’ll never forget that day, because my best friend and I were supposed to see the show together, but it was canceled because of the arrest. Que sad. ANYWAY, Fetch the Bolt Cutters Read more

Apr 17
9

But, like, can we please just talk about how fucking *incredible* the new album is? Because, gal... it’s a rare thing, every few years or so, that a new album touches me so. I know Fiona has become a punch line for non-fans, and I get it, but wow... wow wow wow. I have had this album on replay since it came out this Read more

Mar 25
6

I actually loved this season of Project Runway, and the winner was so likeable. But I’ll tune into this too!

Feb 28
15

I dunno if I count as a Berner, but I’m voting for him. But I also really like Warren, & I’ll be very happy if she gets the nomination. (As another commenter pointed out, their platforms are *really* close to the same thing; I mostly just give Sanders the edge because I wanna tear down the two-party system & he’s not a Read more

Feb 28
9

if it were Warren from 2015 she’d be running away with it. I think that she is being really let down by her advisors.

Dec 10 2019
278

The blurb up top makes it clear what happened. “The AV Club” is a collection of individuals. Some of them thought the film was pretty good, but enough of them really hated it that it made the list. And now the comment section is going to be dominated by 20-something white guys crying about it.

Nov 22 2019
1

I’m a little confused/disturbed by his swim trunks. Are there some sort of Photoshop shenanigans going on? There doesn’t appear to be a crotch to them, so it looks like a tiny tiny skirt. Did it accidentally get erased in the dodge & burn dick enhancement process? And how does one even swim in those things without Read more