Monthly Archives: May 2008

blame Monica!

Slate writer William Saletin is shocked–shocked!–by all these people having oral sex:

Every day, thousands of parents sit down with their children to talk about the facts of life. They want their kids to know how babies are made, how serious sex is, and how they can protect themselves. For most of us, the topic is awkward enough without getting into advanced stuff. That’s why the coverage of President Clinton’s blow jobs felt like such a cultural assault. We just want to stick to the basics.

Boy, Ms. Saletan sure is a lucky lady.


another reason to (heart) NPR

NPR’s website has a bunch of concerts online that you can stream for free… DeVotchKa, Spoon, and The New Pornographers are up now.

Most of you probably already know this. But just in case some of you don’t…

being smart is tough!

It just took me … five?  seven? hours to write a draft of four page literature paper.

A draft, people. I am sorely out of practice.

Falling Down

If you haven’t already been subjected, I invite you to listen to this wreck of a Tom Waits cover that Scarlett Johansson has had the balls to record and, worse, release.

Apparently, there’s a whole album of them.

Ironically, this morning on my walk to work I was thinking about how underappreciated Tom Waits is. This was not the type of adulation I had in mind.