“On Friday, President Obama appeared before House Republicans during a historic televised Q and A and performed so well that afterwards, GOP aides said allowing the cameras to roll like that was a mistake.
Come on, Republicans. Are you on such a Scott Brown high that you thought you could take down Barack Obama by debating him? You realize debates are why he’s President, right? Seriously, all you guys do is complain how Obama is ‘all talk,’ and then you invite him to a forum that is literally all talk. That’s like saying ‘Let’s see how tough Aquaman is when we get him in the water.’
I’m not saying you guys were outclassed, but the whole thing was like the scene in Raiders Of The Lost Ark when the guy charged Indy with the sword, and (Indy) just shot him.”—Seth Meyers, Weekend Update (via inothernews) (via savingpaper)
today i had a dude whose laptop was covered in stickers for things like “social media week” MANSPLAIN something to me! in person, no less! on the topic “how to use twitter properly,” of all things!!! i refrained from pulling the old “don’t you internet-know who i am” card, because it really wasn’t worth the effort. but i was kind of fascinated by the differences between the reaction elicited by “maura, youngish woman working for company x who didn’t @-reply me when i said hi to her on twitter” and the likely reaction that “maura dot com, person who has been online forever who didn’t @-reply me when i said hi to her on twitter” would have engendered. internet, am i right??
Aaaaaand we have a Year 2000 update for “if she didn’t like ME, it’s because she’s gay.” Oh mansplanations, is there nothing you can’t get wrong?
CORNISH, NH—In this big dramatic production that didn’t do anyone any good (and was pretty embarrassing, really, if you think about it), thousands upon thousands of phonies across the country mourned the death of author J.D. Salinger, who was 91 years old for crying out loud.
“He had a real impact on the literary world and on millions of readers,” said hot-shot English professor David Clarke, who is just like the rest of them, and even works at one of those crumby schools that rich people send their kids to so they don’t have to look at them for four years. “There will never be another voice like his.” Which is exactly the lousy kind of goddamn thing that people say, because really it could mean lots of things, or nothing at all even, and it’s just a perfect example of why you should never tell anybody anything.