Posted 3 weeks ago

I’d better do my obnoxious cellphoning now, then.

Dave Chappelle
June 19, 2014
Radio City Music Hall

Posted 4 weeks ago
Posted 4 weeks ago
Women’s health is treated as something troublesome—less like other kinds of health care, which a company should be asked to pay for, than as a burden for those who have to contemplate it. That is bad enough. But the Hobby Lobby decision is even worse.
Amy Davidson on the Hobby Lobby ruling: http://nyr.kr/1nZGUUO (via newyorker)
Posted 1 month ago

humansofnewyork:

"I’ve been a deep believer my whole life. 18 years as a Southern Baptist. More than 40 years as a mainline Protestant. I’m an ordained pastor. But it’s just stopped making sense to me. You see people doing terrible things in the name of religion, and you think: ‘Those people believe just as strongly as I do. They’re just as convinced as I am.’ And it just doesn’t make sense anymore. It doesn’t make sense to believe in a God that dabbles in people’s lives. If a plane crashes, and one person survives, everyone thanks God. They say: ‘God had a purpose for that person. God saved her for a reason!’ Do we not realize how cruel that is? Do we not realize how cruel it is to say that if God had a purpose for that person, he also had a purpose in killing everyone else on that plane? And a purpose in starving millions of children? A purpose in slavery and genocide? For every time you say that there’s a purpose behind one person’s success, you invalidate billions of people. You say there is a purpose to their suffering. And that’s just cruel."

Posted 1 month ago

Oklahoma election challenger accuses incumbent of being a robot

It’s not “Florida or Ohio.”

Oklahoma is way weirder than either.

Posted 1 month ago

kohenari:

"I can’t remember where I heard this, but someone once said that defending a position by citing free speech is sort of the ultimate concession; you’re saying that the most compelling thing you can say for your position is that it’s not literally illegal to express."

HT: DH.

(Source: xkcd.com)

Posted 1 month ago
Posted 1 month ago
newyorker:

Today’s daily cartoon by Farley Katz: http://nyr.kr/1quvRFA

That’s a subtle one.

newyorker:

Today’s daily cartoon by Farley Katz: http://nyr.kr/1quvRFA

That’s a subtle one.

Posted 1 month ago

He’s super fun. Filthy and flirtatious. Unshockable. He could be intimidating and without thought you raise your game around Charles. - Lena Headey

(Source: rubyredwisp)

Posted 1 month ago

Living the Fitbit Life

newyorker:

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In the magazine this week, David Sedaris writes about his obsession with his Fitbit: http://nyr.kr/1wm5c0f

“I look back on the days I averaged only thirty thousand steps, and think, Honestly, how lazy can you get? When I hit thirty-five thousand steps a day, Fitbit sent me an e-badge,…

Luckily I am significantly less insane than Dave Sedaris, so my Fitbit has not caused me to start walking 25 miles a day.

Posted 1 month ago
Posted 1 month ago

The fuck is even going on in this True Blood? I’d say it has something to do with how I watch only half paying attention, but I think it’s equally likely the show is actually incoherent.

I like Pam’s hair though.

Posted 1 month ago
Posted 1 month ago

I’d better do my obnoxious cellphoning now, then.

Dave Chappelle
June 19, 2014
Radio City Music Hall

Posted 1 month ago