Friday Random Ten: Hater’s Ball

In a country deeply divided along partisan, socioeconomic and racial lines, we should find time this weekend to focus on the things that keep us apart.

Health care reform. Abortion rights. Marriage equality. Whether or not our president is truly The Antichrist. Lady Gaga vs. Beyonce. Richard Hamilton. Drake vs. writer’s block. Should a grown [...]

How Do I Hate Rip Hamilton? Let Me Count the Ways.

Richard Hamilton.

I hesitate to even go into it at this point because it’s too easy. This post is probably a few years late. Of course I hate Rip now. We’re 20 games under .500 and headed straight for the lottery. He’s old and overpaid and well past the modest prime he [...]

Maaza Mengiste’s ‘Beneath the Lion’s Gaze.’

About seven months ago, I read Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun. Primarily, it was the fictional story of how wealthy Nigerian twin sisters and their lovers (one Nigerian, one White) dealt with the harrowing effects of the Biafran-Nigerian War (1967-1970). Before reading the novel, I knew nothing about this [...]

Show Her Your Joystick.

If you think about it, it was bound to happen eventually.

Thanks to the wonder that is the internet there is finally a solution to a seemingly intractable dilemma: should you a) immerse yourself in hardcore online gaming  or b) have a sex life? Now [...]

Blogging Lost: Season 6, Episode 9 – Ab Aeterno.

"Ab Aeterno means 'from the beginning of time.'"

The year is 1867 and Nestor Carbonell (not pictured above) is ready to show us that he’s a better actor than two-thirds of this cast.

Usually, episodes written almost entirely as flashbacks really annoy me, as I’m often anxious about what’s going on in “Island-time.” But [...]

John Boehner Disagrees.

via Joan Walsh.

Leftovers: Kinda Like a Big Deal.

*What the new health care law does right away,  and how it addresses income inequality. (Here’s a calculator to see how it affects you, specifically.) Insurers will probably still try to raise premiums. Republicans said they’d run on repealing the healthcare law, but some of them are getting skittish. Democrats go on the offensive. [...]

Getting the Movement Movin’.

Jamelle more or less called this awhile back, but damn. This ain’t take long. Via USA Today via PlumLine:

WASHINGTON — Americans by 9 percentage points have a favorable view of the health care overhaul that President Obama signed into law Tuesday, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds, a notable turnaround from surveys [...]