Tom Petty deservedly honored this past weekend at the MusiCares pre-Grammys weekend show. Millions-mile-long list of acts paying tribute to a man who’s carved out an even millions-more-miles-deep catalog over five decades. As a lifelong fan over all those years, very cool seeing not only a wide variety of genres representin’, but a multi-generational vibe […]
A new article in the New York Times, which purports to explain how conservative media outlets are shrewdly using lefty celebrity freak-outs over the election to bolster populist conservatism, is a real piece of work. By which I mean, it’s incredibly sleazy and hypocritical.
It starts out fair and unbiased enough, explaining on […]
As anyone who watches Portlandia – Fred Armisen’s dead-on satire of Northwestern liberals – knows, one of the funniest recurring sketches is the Feminist Bookstore. Well, in a case of life imitating satire, the real Portland-based feminist bookstore and community center where the sketches are filmed has responded to the show’s depiction of feminists […]
There is nothing worse than seeing something in the twilight of it’s glory years try and hang on only to fail miserably.
Many of us of a certain age saw our first naked woman in the pages of Playboy magazine. For a time there the magazine specialized in featuring women that while they posed for […]
As Christianity fights to remain relevant in an ever more secular Western Europe, the UK is experiencing a Christian revitalization from an unlikely source: its former colonies. Throughout the 19th century, missionaries from the British Isles traveled around the world, spreading Christianity all over places like Africa, India, Asia and Latin America. The churches […]
Those of you who are into ’90s music will appreciate this: some mad genius mashed up Smash Mouth’s “All Star” and the Tori Amos piano ballad “Winter”. And in some inexplicable way, they fit together really well. Yes, this is just the kind of insanity the Internet does so brilliantly. Don’t even try to figure […]
Zo Rachel, as always, bringin’ the double truth, Ruth!
The view from Floyd’s office.
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Floyd Turbo gets on his high horse and tells unemployed blue collar folks they need to suck it up. Our Wal-Marts are full of cheap goods from China that make life for the Turbos peachy-keen, so the Trump’kins can take their protectionism and stuff it.
One of the more, shall we say, eccentric landmarks you can see here in Seattle is the Bettie Page House, a home decorated with a large mural of the famous ’50s pin-up model, sans top (albeit with the naughty bits strategically covered up, Austin Powers-style). While somewhat controversial (particularly given that it is clearly […]
This week, a new tourist attraction will open in Kentucky: a 510-foot long replica of Noah’s Ark.
…the ark is built based on dimensions in the Bible. Inside are museum-style exhibits: displays of Noah’s family along with rows of cages containing animal replicas, including dinosaurs.
The attraction came with a hefty price tag […]