Marriage Equality

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All great writers know that selecting the right verb is paramount to crafting a great sentence. You can hastily run, or you can dash; you can annoyingly complain, or you can bitch. Verbs are particularly important when ...
Who Them?

Verbs

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All great writers know that selecting the right verb is paramount to crafting a great sentence. You can hastily run, or you can dash; you can annoyingly complain, or you can bitch. Verbs are particularly important when you’re trying to evoke emotion from within your reader—as Todd “Stop Picking On Us Christians” Starnes is wont [&
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The past week was a busy one for the United States Supreme Court, which handed down rulings on several cases, while refusing to hear a closely-watched software copyright case between Oracle and Google. Two decisions, in ...
A Sobering Reality

The Long Fight Ahead

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The past week was a busy one for the United States Supreme Court, which handed down rulings on several cases, while refusing to hear a closely-watched software copyright case between Oracle and Google. Two decisions, in particular — the Court’s 6-3 decision on King v. Burwell, which upheld the legality of an important part of
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Is Green Pea Guacamole RAD or BAD? And what about Hillary Clinton's courtship of gay rights voters? Find out the answers to these questions -- and more -- in the 10th episode of This Week In Jackassery, where Adrienne ...
The Past Week Has Been Huge

This Week in Jackassery, Ep. 10

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Is Green Pea Guacamole RAD or BAD? And what about Hillary Clinton’s courtship of gay rights voters? Find out the answers to these questions — and more — in the 10th episode of This Week In Jackassery, where Adrienne Boettinger and I discuss jackass politicians, a French revolt again Uber, Bree Newsome, the Supreme Court&
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Howard Kurtz’s latest article, "From gay marriage to Confederate flag, how the media are turning intolerant," is long and meaty, so let’s skip the cute intros and get right into it—I think that’s the most ...
Fox Does It Best

Pandering To The Ignorant

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Howard Kurtz’s latest article, “From gay marriage to Confederate flag, how the media are turning intolerant,” is long and meaty, so let’s skip the cute intros and get right into it—I think that’s the most euphemistic sentence I’ve ever written. It’s also Canada Day so if I don’t get outside soon and start drinki
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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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The Snap: To get a good career you used to just have to go to college. Now you have to get into the best nursery school, or you won’t get into the best primary school, and then you’ll blow your chances of getting into ...
Seriously Texas? Are You Just Trying to Find Someone to Make Rick Perry Look Less Crazy?

THIS MONTH IN JACKASSERY: HE’S B-A-A-CK!

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The Snap: To get a good career you used to just have to go to college. Now you have to get into the best nursery school, or you won’t get into the best primary school, and then you’ll blow your chances of getting into the perfect high school and have absolutely no shot of getting [&hellip
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The Snap: Over the past week, I have been pleased to see the outpouring of support for marriage equality in my Facebook feed. Dozens of friends (it seems like most of them, actually), have joined in on the trend of people ...
GOLF CLAP FOR THE EFFORT, THOUGH

CHANGING YOUR AVATAR DOESN’T LEAD TO CHANGE

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The Snap: Over the past week, I have been pleased to see the outpouring of support for marriage equality in my Facebook feed. Dozens of friends (it seems like most of them, actually), have joined in on the trend of people who are changing their Facebook avatars to the red sign of equality that has [&hellip

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