Weekend Reads

Patricide: Two Mommies
That Colored Fella: Demanding Reparations from the Lefty Blogosphere
Half-Changed World: Why I Oppose Private Social Security Accounts, subtitled, “Holy Shit, A Woman Writes About Social Security”
How To Turn Your Red State Blue
Frogs and Ravens: The Threat of the Willful Child
Army Of Mom: Old Flames
SistersTalk: Racist Chicago Firefighters Exam (in response to LaShawn Barber)
Unimpressed: You Mean It Really *Was* All About Oil?! and The Ridiculousness of the “Consent” Defense To Rape
Burningbird: I Murdered My Father
Rad Geek: El Pueblo Unido Jamás Será Vencido!
Unscrewing the Inscrutable: Ve Didn’t Stot Der Fier
Language Log: Saying More With Less and Tidy-Whiteys
The Everlasting Phelps: The Down and Dirty On Skidmarks (see the part on “farticles”)

I don’t know about the “magical” bit, but:

You are Lisa (from Weird Science)! Sexy and magical, you either charm the pants off everyone, or make them crap their pants in fear. Either way, you rule.

Which John Hughes Character Are You?
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This blog, where I got the quiz above, may very well be the cutest blog layout ever.

UPDATE: Language Log revisits “tidy-whities” in Underwear Sociolinguistics.

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10 Responses to Weekend Reads

  1. Trish Wilson says:

    Alright!!! I’m Ferris Buehler!!! Yee-ha!! Cool.

  2. Trish Wilson says:

    Lauren, note what the blurb for Ferris Buehler says at the end: “God only knows what would happen if you crossed paths with Lisa from Weird Science.”

    Sparks should fly, Babe. We get along fine. ;)

  3. The Heretik says:

    I too am also Ferris Buehler. Trish, I hope that we can share the Buehler!
    Oy, how much Buehler is there?
    Lauren , I presume your hand is better. And as far as all your questions, they will all soon be answered, at least the ones you have about this “Joe Mattingly ” guy I am sometimes mistaken for.

    Joe Mattingly Responds: Yo, Heretik, you are such a dork!

  4. norbizness says:

    Enjoy your decade-long marriage to Steven Seagal! And while you’re at it, please surreptitiously steal his ponytail conditioning tips.

    P.S. I call bullshit on the Uncle Buck outcome.

  5. Trish Wilson says:

    Heretik, we can share the Ferris mantle. There’s a lot of Ferris to go around.

    “Cameron, you killed the car.”

  6. The Heretik says:

    Thank you, most gracious Trishstress.

    I do have a test today, that wasn’t bullsh**. It’s on European Socialism. I mean, really, what’s the point? I’m not European. I don’t plan on being European. So, who gives a crap if they’re Socialists? They could be fascist anarchists, it still wouldn’t change the fact that I don’t own a car.

  7. Jimmy Ho says:

    So, I don’t know any of those characters, but I took the test and it says I “am” Uncle Buck:

    Your relationships aren’t the greatest (mostly by your own accord), but if anyone has a huge heart, it’s you.

    My cardiologist’ll be thrilled.

  8. Jimmy Ho? Is that your real name? My real name is actually Joey Ho. I come from a long line of Hos. We might be related.
    You can trust me on this. Unlike that Heretik dork who says he is somtimes mistaken for me, I will never misrepresent myself, at least not any less i t pays very well.

    Stop by for a visit and some family fun! My mother makes a killer dish of Chow Mein Fuhrer!

    And there was a topic here somewhere: “I don’t even have a piece of shit; I have to envy yours.”

  9. It seems that I, too, am Uncle Buck, which comes as a bit of a surprise to me.

  10. ae says:

    I’m with Trish and Heretik on this one: Ferris Bueller. I’ll take it! Though it seems to me that Ferris has much more of a carefree, devil-may-care attitude than I do. I mean, I described myself as “serious.” Hmm. Anyhoo, Lauren, I’m sure we’ll get along fine. =)

    I quote John Lennon, “I don’t believe in The Beatles, I just believe in me.” Good point there. After all, he was the walrus. I could be the walrus and I’d still have to bum rides off of people.

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