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90s Nostalgia, Day One: New Jack Swing

Spring is here and it’s time for WAM! Prom 3, which is Friday night at Littlefield in Brooklyn. You can find the details and directions here, as well as RSVP. The theme is the 90s. Nostalgia for the 90s, unlike the 80s, was hard for some of us organizers to…

Adorable!

This is why we can't have nice things (via Atrios): Single father George only wants the best for his 16-year-old daughter, Tessa. So when he finds a box of condoms on her nightstand, he moves them out of their apartment in New York City to a house in the suburbs.…

Why fronting like they’re the opposition could help Republicans after November

I agree with Atrios that the possibility of “bipartisanship” after a Republican victory in November is not exactly something to hope for. All that really means is that the Republicans will be able to get more concessions out of Obama than they already have, so really there’s no reason to…

Working on the “driving” part of the “drinking and driving” equation

Matt Y. and Atrios both commented today on one of the most ludicrous examples of how car-centric culture and laws are out of control—mandatory bar-parking. For instance, Long Beach, CA requires 20 parking spaces for every 1,000 sq. ft. of tavern floor. Unless you’re a complete Pollyanna, there is no…

Not buying what they’re selling

There’s something deeply unsettling about the pressure on the news media to find upbeat angles when covering the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. Since when do grown-ups refuse to believe that it’s possible that there’s no good news? We’re all quite aware that shitstorms of the worst sort are…

Why are teenagers driving less?

I have to agree with Atrios that it’s really surprising to see such a dramatic decline in the number of 16-year-olds who are getting their driver’s licenses. Of course, he’s remembering a suburban upbringing, where being carless was a trap. I was living in a small town in high school,…

That’s why those sinners are relaxed all the time!

Damn you, Atrios! Here I was, innocently tweeting links that I didn’t feel I could come up with a full blog post about, and I see that Atrios is making fun of the Washington Post for printing this pointless screed of Michael Gerson’s encouraging young people to get into unhappy…

Things that are awesome

First of all, I’m guest blogging this week at Double X. We’ve given them a hard time for feminist baiting here and at other blogs, but they’re giving this grumpy feminist full reign, so yea them! My first post is about the culture of driving kids to school (and friends’…

Jokes: The Anti-Jesus

I got to agree with Atrios here. While the Villagers seemed to object, and it didn’t go well with the audience, I was quite pleased with Obama’s response that the question of when life begins is above his pay grade. I remember Pastor Tim Russert asking, I think, Claire McCaskill…

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