How to Live Without Irony By CHRISTY WAMPOLE (from the Opionon Pages of the New York Times, originally posted here) Leif Parsons If irony is the ethos of our age — and it is — then the hipster is our archetype of ironic living. The hipster haunts every city street and university town. Manifesting a nostalgia for times he never lived himself, this contemporary urban harlequin appropriates outmoded fashions (the mustache, the tiny shorts), mechanisms (fixed-gear bicycles, portable record players) and hobbies (home brewing, playing trombone). He harvests awkwardness and self-consciousness. Before he makes any choice, he has proceeded through several … Continue reading this post
Stephen Colbert mocks Fox News for pushing the Libya-Gate faux scandal by making misleading statements in the form of questions. This is a great piece and worth its own blog post :). The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,Video Archive
In a recent PPP poll in NC, 15% of Republicans thought Mitt Romney deserved more credit for killing Osama Bin Laden, while another 56% said they weren’t sure whether Romney or Obama was more responsible. That makes a whopping 71% of NC Republicans who either think Romney had more to do with Bin Laden’s death, or they’re just not sure. A similar result was found in an Ohio poll.
No joke…Tea Party nutbag Chuck Noriss and his wife warn of a 1000 years of darkness if Obama is reelected. You tell me how a President is supposed to get things done when this crap represents a sizeable and intransigent part of the Republican base…