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Friday Random Ten “Pandagonian City Name Shout Out” Edition

By Amanda Marcotte
Friday, May 30, 2008 13:38 EDT

Okay, my vanity can’t take it any longer. Confession time: The picture yesterday was staged. I thought the voluminous amount of drool (actually water, though I was willing to move onto Vaseline if that didn’t show up properly under the flash) was a dead giveaway, as is the oversized (borrowed from boyfriend) sweatshirt that would be murderously hot this time of year in Texas. It was my attempt to satirize the “blogging femme fatale naps with her favorite weapon” picture in the NY Times profile of Emily Gould.

Like Penn and Teller, first I show you the trick and then I explain it.

Okay, you know the drill. Ten songs at random from your MP3 collection.

1) “If You Stayed Over”—Bonobo
2) “Him For Me”—The Ex-Boyfriends
3) “Sock It To Me”—John O’Brien Docker
4) “A Love Problem”—Eldrige Holmes
5) “Up To You”—Conner
6) “Panic”—Fifty On Their Heels
7) “If You Should Try To Kiss Her”—Dressy Bessy
8) “Jocko Homo”—Devo
9) “You Ain’t Woman Enough To Take My Man”—Loretta Lynn
10) “Furnace Room Lullaby”—Neko Case

I found a cat picture on the camera when I was downloading that shot yesterday. I’ll try to be more on top of it, I promise.


Dude, there’s sex in other cities, you know

By Amanda Marcotte
Thursday, May 29, 2008 20:51 EDT

Okay, I’ve run out of patience. What’s it going to take? I’m young and single and write a blog. True, it’s not the Gawker, but still pretty popular and lively. I don’t live in New York, but I still live in a pretty trendy city stock full of creative types. I am not shy about frank sexual jokes. I have tattoos. I have a book out with lots of that frank sexual talk in it.…


Crist to be ‘outed’ as straight…by Roger Stone’s alleged ‘sex tape’

By pams

I sh*t you not. Take a surf over to Mike Signorile’s pad. GOP sleazebag consultant Roger Stone wants to shop around a tape of Crist kissing a woman — gasp — to prove the Florida governor is heterosexual. Oh my, people, this is desperation city. The GOP faithful must have…


No on Nunn

By pams

There has been talk about former Sen. Sam Nunn (Dixiecrat-GA) as a possible VP for Obama. Most of the speculation revolves around Nunn’s experience as a former Chairman of the Armed Services Committee, something that would fend off criticism from the Military McCainiacs. But as Wayne Besen points out in…


Freepers on Scotty McClellan

By pams

Just thought I’d give you a peek at some of the Freeper thread headlines regarding Scott McClellan’s tell all book… * Exclusive: McClellan whacks Bush, White House (SCOTT THE SNITCH) * How Washington Culture Seduces [Rush on what happened to McClellan] * The Soros-McClellan Connection (on a Little Green Footballs…


John Sellers can eat my poo

By Amanda Marcotte

Christopher Hitchens famously wrote an article in Vanity Fair where he declared that women weren’t funny. Of course, he was wrong, but by writing it he inspired this guy to write a blog post for Details that explains the truth—it’s not that women aren’t funny, it’s just that a whole…


O’Reilly guest can’t come up with a good reason to oppose same-sex marriage

By pams

[UPDATE: I have added the NY news that Gov. Paterson has instructed all state agencies to recognize all out-of-state same sex marriages. It's below the fold. ] I’m serious — if this is the best foot the opponents of marriage equality can put forward, they are going nowhere fast. The…


What Dick Gregory said

By auguste

Go watch this now.…


Interview on the secret fundamentalists behind the throne

By Amanda Marcotte
Wednesday, May 28, 2008 23:54 EDT

While I think all my interviews are good at Reality Cast, I have to draw everyone’s attention to this week’s. Jeff Sharlet is talking about his new book The Family, a group of fundies that aren’t like the religious right we all know and don’t love, but in fact may…


Tucker Carlson still has a job?

By auguste

Seriously, he actually did this It’s too much to hope that MSNBC will fire this asshole – unless it’s for stealing Chris Matthews’ schtick – but you might drop MSNBC a line about this anyway: Discussing Sen. Hillary Clinton’s decision to remain in the presidential race, MSNBC senior campaign correspondent…