Official Statement regarding the Doritos Locos...
In recent weeks, Doritos and Taco Bell enthusiasts alike have asked my opinion on this creation. I’ve seen layman reactions ranging from disgust to adulation. Make no mistake, both are right. Make no mistake: this is a creature of excess, but it’s a sign of a decadent and delicious future. A prototype for the next generation, if you will. Taco Bell rolled these out nationally right...
"Bow ties are cool" is a Jeopardy category.
spectrespecs-are-cool: timeladyinwonderland: when I saw this i died. then I died a little more when nothing was actually Doctor Who related. I am CONVINCED that the last question they didn’t get to was related do doctor who. Embarrassing: It took me until tonight to find out that the category was a Dr. Who reference. I guess this means people with gaping knowledge in TV/Sci-Fi can...
MURK AVENUE: I FOUND ICE CUBES 'GOOD DAY' →
murkavenue: CLUE 1: “went to short dogs house, they was watching Yo MTV RAPS” Yo MTV RAPS first aired: Aug 6th 1988 CLUE 2: Ice Cubes single “today was a good day” released on: Feb 23 1993 CLUE 3: ”The Lakers beat the Super Sonics” Dates between Yo MTV Raps air date AUGUST 6 1988 and the release…
REVIEW: Pizza Supreme Doritos
Break’s over. “The Little Caesar’s of Doritos” I’ve long heard of these apocryphal snacks, and a coworker recently brought me a bag to sample. The bold folks at FritoLay went for the gold here: a pizza flavored snack chip. Pringles couldn’t get the job done, and sadly, neither could Doritos (though not for lack of effort). The flavors themselves suffice,...
Fear and War: Does anyone have, I dunno, a map of... →
paxamericana: I’m almost done with Matt Taibbi’s Griftopia, and it’s pretty good as Baby’s First Guide to Economic Meltdown, but there was a lot of fairly complex, shady shit going down at every level of the global economy. It’s hard for me to keep track of what was actually happening top… Since you’re into soothing voices and all, This American Life did a nice special on it in the...
Fred Shuttlesworth: A Real Man Worth Memorializing
Not that Steve Jobs wasn’t a good man, but Rev. Shuttlesworth was a great man. A great man whose central role in the Civil Rights Movement has been overlooked. More combative than Dr. King, Shuttlesworth openly challenged Bull Connor’s forces during Birmingham’s integration struggles. A founding member of the SCLC and the driving force behind the Freedom Rides, his aggressive...
REVIEW: Taco Doritos
“The Ed McMahon of Doritos” These here are your father’s Doritos. A throwback to days of yore, when “Taco” probably meant some exotic delicacy from down Mexico way. The game has changed since then. Nowadays, Doritos and EXTREME come hand in hand: extreme flavors (Fiery Fusion—- review coming soon), extreme Sports (motocross, mutton busting), and extremely...
REVIEW: Fiery Habanero Doritos
Because it can’t be anything other than a great idea, I will be eating and reviewing all of the many Doritos flavors available at Mr. Jims, the corner store near my office. I’m a fan of Doritos but no fiend, so you can trust this guy right here to be the premier source for straight truth on all Dorito-related matters. No fancy academic language, just real talk. First up, FIERY...
Yes, I can combine a run-of-the-mill Jesse geekout with a run of the mill Jesse blindside attack on objectivism! Bing Crosby with an attitude. [Fun with faulty logic/objectivism/regulation] -Ya know, aside from the minor life-or-death stress those passengers were subjected to, Cooper’s hijacking was a victimless crime. -Before the TSA, hijackings we en vogue for enterprising...
If this new idea of electing veritable legislative suicide bombers was actually a smart blueprint for governance, we probably wouldn’t have this: Yeah, nobody would ever accuse Lubbock of having a menacing skyline, but it’s something. None of this would be here without Texas Tech, generous Ag subsidies, and most importantly George Mahon. See, Mahon rose to the top of the House...
"We have to understand: barbarians need to be...
They need to be disciplined. Sans context, you’d think Marcus Bachmann was one of those misguided, myopic, vindictive “Friends of the Indians” bigots who’ve littered our history. Rather, Bachmann used those very words to encapsulate his views on sexuality. Channeling the awful legacy of assimilation, this “counselor” (who may or may not have a hands-on...
Grumbling the day away.: ‘Boys will be boys’: And... →
sapphrikah: checktherhyme: ‘Boys will be boys’: And other language that rigidifies our conceptions of masculinity Language does not just describe the world we live in, it also forms our way of seeing things. Exposing children to idiomatic and stereotyped language about gender roles…
Trent Reznor & Karen O cover Led Zeppelin
Yes on a lot of levels sexmusic: After winning the Oscar for scoring The Social Network, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross will be working together again with David Fincher, scoring the english language version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. One of the most popular tracks will surely be a cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song” with Karen O from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Click on the link below...
Kansas GOPer: Ladies should plan for rape... →
motherjones: If you read one funny-sad-eloquent blog post today, make it the Kansas City Pitch’s “Kansas Rep. Pete DeGraaf: Being impregnated during a rape is just like getting a flat tire.” DeGraaf’s contact info is also included at the bottom. Just sayin’.
Substitute Teacher Story Time, Vol I: Sex Ed
I’ve had this tumblr for quite some time, but I hardly use it to its potential. Updates are infrequent, and I never, ever type any of my own material. Time for that to change. Substitute teaching has given me a wealth of bizarre and wonderful experiences, so it’s time to share them beyond my inner circle. Some posts will be full stories, some out-of-context quotes, and maybe even a...