Dec 30, 2013
commented on The Sunday Morning News
Laugh! Laugh! Laugh at the funny thing! LAUGH!!!
(...and my chiming in to the gloriousness of Charlie Brooker!)
Dec 24, 2013
commented on Book Bannings on the Rise in America
My "where's my jetpack?" moment of today--thinking about how the term "book burning" might someday soon mean writing virus code to delete e-books.
FUTURE TREND: Tea Party Hackerz!!!!!1111!!!!
Dec 23, 2013
commented on Worn Out
Au contraire, Max...that was a delightful time when we were all (to quote Spandau Ballet) beautiful and clean and so very, very young.
It couldn't be sustained, of course. Turns out you can't hold back the rain.
And now we're ugly, dirty and old.
As we should be.
Dec 14, 2013
commented on His Kampf
Sorry. My previous comment was in reply to sirkowski at #5, not fletc3her at #6.
Enjoying Morrissey is not an exclusively gay thing. He appeals to the self-centered creative mope in all of us who is lonely, is convinced that he'll never be loved, is miserable but delights in the fact that the rest of the world is worse off, is confident that his book and/or record collection is more important than anyone else's.
And David's description of the cartoonishness of his persona is spot on. He is an outlandish projection of every gleefully dreary impulse we might have. He allows us to wallow in his misery...in a way that would be quite unseemly for us to wallow in our own.
Oct 21, 2013
commented on One Time I Cried While Watching Gavin Rossdale Sing "Glycerine"
@17 Not to rub salt in the wounds, but I saw that show when it came to Milwaukee, WI (my then girlfriend and her best friend were both in shiny genie pants themselves.)
...and it wasn't just Vanilla Ice and Hammer. En Vogue opened the show...then Vanilla Ice...and then the whole Hammer family played, including Oaktown 357 and Joey B Ellis. And after the show, I bought a bootleg concert t-shirt with a black Bart Simpson saying "Please Hammer, Don't Hurt 'Em" on it from some guy on the street...
Je ne regrette rien!
Oct 4, 2013
commented on It Is Friday and Here Is Your Morning News
The answer isn't less Metro employees keeping rush hour buses from becoming unsafely over-crowded.
The answer is more buses when (and where) people need more buses.
If people howled in the misery they'd feel on Metro buses that were like trains in India, maybe that would be the impetus to make people demand that their elected leaders give more money to fund more and better public transit.
(And I'm trying to imagine the combined Stranger Utopia, where you get Charles' bus wi-fi but without any spare room to actually use it.)