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Bamboo Review: Wanted

By auguste
Thursday, July 10, 2008 6:48 EDT

Just give me my paycheck and I’ll be on my way.

From the moment I walked into Wanted – hell, from the moment I saw the trailer – I expected a giant, wanky, over-the-top [Update: misogynist and misanthropic] blood-drenched video game that takes itself so seriously it goes all the way around to playfulness again; one which would probably have a logic hole so large that it can’t be seen from space because it’s too fucking huge. After the jump, find out whether I got what I expected. Yep.

Brooklyn to be sullied by ‘Straight Pride Parade’ in August

By pams

And I thought they only put on a Straight Pride Parade in NC — lord have mercy, look at what is being put on in NYC, by (no surprise) a reggae/dancehall music production company: TCOOO Productions the label behind the “18 Karat Reggae” CD series is holding the first ever Straight Pride Parade in Brooklyn, New York on August 31, 2008. The parade will take place on Eastern Parkway along the same route as the…


You can neither pray nor wish nor rationalize this conflict away

By Amanda Marcotte

At the airport, I spied the paperback version of the atheist polemic that caused so much grief that I haven’t read yet: The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins. I’ll admit; I get influenced by blurbs, and this book had a gazillion really great ones. And even though I’m a hardline…


The Ur Wingnut

By Jesse Taylor

I’m writing a longer post on this for tomorrow, but I really do think that there’s real money in writing In Defense Of Internment: The Case For Locking Away Jonah Goldberg. Any takers? Atrios has the gross error here, if you don’t pick up on it at first. I will…


Mr. Ice Cream Man

By Jesse Taylor
Wednesday, July 9, 2008 23:04 EDT

One of my favorite pastimes during high school was hanging around outside the local OB/GYN clinic, waiting for all the cool girls to get done with their pap smears so that I could see if maybe they would go out with me. It was always the talk of the school.…


Your name is freaking Rothschild, you jackass

By auguste

Herrrrrerdeherehdeherheherherhherrrherrrknowyourplace. Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild says: This is a hard decision for me personally because, frankly, I don’t like [Obama]. I feel like he is an elitist. I feel like he has not given me reason to trust him. As Kevin K. says, “I’ll look around the web for…



By Jesse Taylor

This is how John McCain wants to negotiate with Iran: On McCain’s differences with Obama regarding Iran: “I don’t think that it would be appropriate to sit down, without pre-condition, with President Ahmadinejad of Iran, who has said his nation is dedicated to the extinction of the state of Israel.…


Shorter K-Lo: The good woman is the dead woman

By Amanda Marcotte

From Hugo, I found this absolutely repugnant post from K-Lo defining the “good girl” and the ideal trajectory through life you need to take to achieve feminine perfection. It’s a sad story, of course, because a woman’s lot is fundamentally sad in the eyes of the patriarchy that defines the…


NJ: GOP web site – ‘Obama loves America like OJ loved Nicole?’

By pams

Ho-ly sh*t. Thank goodness for the folks at Blue Jersey, who did a screen cap of this bit of good taste in race relations before someone at the Pemberton and Burlington County GOP decided to do a little scrubbing of its web site. Jason Springer of Blue Jersey: Ah, what…


Decidedly Not Fascism

By Jesse Taylor

Dick Cheney, our fourth branch of government (it’s true – it’s in the Constitution right after Taco Bar Tuesday), does something which is in no way deserving of criticism or rebuke as a step towards fascism. Members of Vice President Cheney’s staff censored congressional testimony by a top federal official…