Posts by Shane Barnhill

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Today, I'm traveling across the country to say goodbye to a relative who has been told that she has only days to live. I'm lucky enough to be able to count the number of people in this world who love me unconditionally on ...
Rules FTL

Not Allowed To Cry

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Today, I’m traveling across the country to say goodbye to a relative who has been told that she has only days to live. I’m lucky enough to be able to count the number of people in this world who love me unconditionally on two hands, and this person is one of them. So when I [&hellip
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In the fourth episode of This Week In Jackassery, Adrienne Boettinger and I discuss Florida Governor Rick Scott, a University of Oklahoma fraternity's racist chant, Hillary Clinton's email scandal, new music from Florence ...
Jackassery, Florence and the Machine, Apple Watch, and Politics Drives Us To Drink

This Week In Jackassery, Ep. 4

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In the fourth episode of This Week In Jackassery, Adrienne Boettinger and I discuss Florida Governor Rick Scott, a University of Oklahoma fraternity’s racist chant, Hillary Clinton’s email scandal, new music from Florence and the Machine, the Apple Watch’s reflection of societal problems, the controversial letter from GO
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Like a lot of Apple fans, I had started today with an extra spring in my step, eagerly looking forward to the live stream of Apple's latest event for showcasing new products. New MacBooks! Finally, details about the Apple ...
I Feel Yucky

Gnawing on Apple

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Like a lot of Apple fans, I had started today with an extra spring in my step, eagerly looking forward to the live stream of Apple’s latest event for showcasing new products. New MacBooks! Finally, details about the Apple Watch! After weeks and weeks of rumors, the big day was here. When the clock struck 10am [&hellip
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In the third episode of This Week In Jackassery, Adrienne Boettinger and I discuss net neutrality, Rudy Giuliani, Hillary Clinton, a new album from Father John Misty, topics that are driving us to drink this week, and proof ...
Jackassery, Father John Misty, and lots of drinking

This Week In Jackassery, Ep. 3

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In the third episode of This Week In Jackassery, Adrienne Boettinger and I discuss net neutrality, Rudy Giuliani, Hillary Clinton, a new album from Father John Misty, topics that are driving us to drink this week, and proof that everything in the world doesn’t suck. You can listen to the full episode above, but here [&hellip
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In the second episode of This Week In Jackassery, Adrienne Boettinger and I discuss Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore, a new album from The Deadly Vipers, topics that are driving us to drink this week, and proof that ...
Jackassery, Music, Drinking and Some Goodness in the World

This Week In Jackassery, Ep. 2

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In the second episode of This Week In Jackassery, Adrienne Boettinger and I discuss Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore, a new album from The Deadly Vipers, topics that are driving us to drink this week, and proof that everything in the world doesn’t suck. You can listen to the full episode above, but here [&hellip
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Yesterday, while the rest of 'Murica was preparing for the Super Bowl by stocking up on beer, ordering pizza and making guacamole, I sat down with Adrienne Boettinger to record the first episode of TSD's new podcast, "This ...
#10: My Voice is Super Nasally

9 Things You’ll Learn From TSD’s New Podcast, “This Week In Jackassery”

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Yesterday, while the rest of ‘Murica was preparing for the Super Bowl by stocking up on beer, ordering pizza and making guacamole, I sat down with Adrienne Boettinger to record the first episode of TSD’s new podcast, “This Week In Jackassery.” In this episode, Adrienne and I discuss the recent Bloomberg Politics/De
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Earlier this year, in May, I started going to hot yoga class about twice each week. I was motivated to start practicing hot yoga -- not just regular old yoga, mind you, but the hot kind, where the room temperature is 105 ...
Yay Me

9, 3, 0.5 and 7: Hot Yoga By The Numbers

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Earlier this year, in May, I started going to hot yoga class about twice each week. I was motivated to start practicing hot yoga — not just regular old yoga, mind you, but the hot kind, where the room temperature is 105 degrees Fahrenheit and humidifiers practically turn the studio into a steam room — [&hellip
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I have a very clear memory of waking up, many years ago, late at night on Christmas Eve. I was jolted awake by what I believed were footsteps and hooves on my roof. I was a young child--probably six or seven years of ...
Hardly a Jolly Old Elf

When Santa Was An Angry, Vengeful Santa

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I have a very clear memory of waking up, many years ago, late at night on Christmas Eve. I was jolted awake by what I believed were footsteps and hooves on my roof. I was a young child–probably six or seven years of age–and so, given that SANTA CLAUS WAS ON MY FRIGGIN’ ROOF, you [&hellip
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The Snap: Yesterday, photo-sharing service Instagram began deleting the accounts of millions of spam bots that had already been deactivated on the service. Despite their deactivations, these accounts had, until this week, ...
Chill Out Guys

Call Your Therapist: The Instapocalypse is Upon Us

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The Snap: Yesterday, photo-sharing service Instagram began deleting the accounts of millions of spam bots that had already been deactivated on the service. Despite their deactivations, these accounts had, until this week, continued to exist and thus show up in the follower counts of users across the service. Instagram, which is owned by F
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