Things I’m Verbing: Brave geeks, inland farming and Zac Efron’s abs

It’s been an otherwise stupid week for speech; the furor about comedian Kathy Griffin’s Judith-and-Holofernes portrait of herself with the severed head of the president is an exercise in one-sided performative outrage, which the left has self-abasingly internalized from the right.

Things I’m Verbing: Christian seders, future ruins and rappelling for suffrage

Ah, we've entered the unprecedented "Mad Libs" stage of the Banality of Evil. https://t.co/F5XCa1h70c — Ken Jennings (@KenJennings) April 3, 2017 I usually don’t share — can we call them incremental stories in the Trump-Russia thing, even when they’re massive, massive revelations? The thing is, it all tends to move so fast, and it’s easyContinue reading “Things I’m Verbing: Christian seders, future ruins and rappelling for suffrage”

Things I’m Verbing: CPAC crashers, gene editors and eating for money

You can’t help but click on a story titled “The Case for Becoming a Hermit” in this day and age. It’s actually a well-written book review that makes me wish it answered the questions it raises, but for my part, the response was almost ravenously quick. There are still good things out in the world,Continue reading “Things I’m Verbing: CPAC crashers, gene editors and eating for money”

Things I’m Verbing: Rebel librarians, CEO presidents and lost boys who need to wander back

We have stripes. I don’t know why I’m amazed by this fact, but human people have stripes! Bless, Mental Floss, this really brightened my day. https://twitter.com/designer_dick/status/832954482090708996 Other things that brighten my day: confirmation bias. And I don’t just mean backup for my apprehension about gyms. Laurie Penny, who has been writing about Milo Yiannopoulos long and deeplyContinue reading “Things I’m Verbing: Rebel librarians, CEO presidents and lost boys who need to wander back”

Things I’m Verbing: Distractions, messages from abroad and the Mother of Exiles

I… look, I’m just as overwhelmed and wild-eyed as anyone, gang. Thank goodness for What the Fuck Just Happened Today?, at least, because as one might expect from a DDoS on American democracy, there is just A Lot. Trying to write in 2017. pic.twitter.com/W7fh01SXpd — Mary Ann Marlowe (@maryannmarlowe) January 31, 2017 Getting real tiredContinue reading “Things I’m Verbing: Distractions, messages from abroad and the Mother of Exiles”

Things I’m Verbing: Time travel, space travel and looking forward

I write you from John Glenn International Airport in Columbus, Ohio, where I’m waiting for the second day in a row to see if a nor’easter will keep my dinky plane from landing at LaGuardia. It’s been a good visit home, but a bit of a rough one — we’re clearing out my parents’ house soContinue reading “Things I’m Verbing: Time travel, space travel and looking forward”

Things I’m Verbing: Marshmallows, lipstick and a dichotomous double dose

Possible solution pic.twitter.com/f1W8RxOOEH — rebecca roache 🇪🇺 (@rebecca_roache) January 16, 2017 My very earliest entries in this blog were not always up-to-the-minute stories and analyses. Sometimes I just posted things that I thought were cool. Given that by the time I post my next entry, the Shit Demon from Dogma will become the leader of theContinue reading “Things I’m Verbing: Marshmallows, lipstick and a dichotomous double dose”

Things I’m Verbing: Strange fruit, great wars and phrases to maybe not reclaim

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! pic.twitter.com/sd4TjLZbpF — 🌸nneka myers🌸 (@kiinopia) January 1, 2017 Here we are! Here… we are…! They warned us that if a majority of Americans voted for Hillary Clinton we'd get historic corruption in Washington. They were right. — Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) January 3, 2017 …oh. A secret GOP vote to demolish an independentContinue reading “Things I’m Verbing: Strange fruit, great wars and phrases to maybe not reclaim”

Things I’m Verbing: Here Comes the General (Rise Up)

I know it's an illusion, people get old, your heroes pass, I know, I know. But this week, I admit, has felt malicious. — Linda Holmes Thinks You're Doing Great (@lindaholmes) December 29, 2016 Hey, we’ve done it! (She said, incautiously, with 36-ish hours to go.) 2016 is still sucker-punching us with all it’s got,Continue reading “Things I’m Verbing: Here Comes the General (Rise Up)”

Things I’m Verbing: Plague pits, zoodles and the Death Star

It’s a rough world out there. The more you learn about Trump, Putin and their nuclear bromance (at least in Trump’s mind), the more you may just want to retreat into concrete joys in life. For me, one thing I decided earlier this month was that if I got a spiralizer, everything would be okay. (ItContinue reading “Things I’m Verbing: Plague pits, zoodles and the Death Star”