Month: January 2006

We Love Democracy

Well, when it’s politically expedient we do. Otherwise, we really couldn’t care less. The Bush administration has said that while Mr. Aristide was deeply flawed, its policy was always to work with him as Haiti’s democratically elected leader. But the…

Links, etc.

Twisty writes A Cult Is A Cult Is A Cult, about invisibility, feminism, aging and religion. I can’t believe I’m actually writing this, but I love Pink. Video via Lauren. This piece by Bitch Lab has been going around for…

Swill

Charming. Diet wine, pitched to women by playing to their insecurities: This off-the-mark targeting reaches its full height with White Lie, Beringer Blass’ new lower-calorie, lower-alcohol wine for women. The marketing of this Chardonnay revolves around the maxim “a little…

Is My Neighborhood Hip?

As someone who lives there, I will say no. Yesterday at the grocery store, there was a woman in stretch pants and stilletto knee-high boots carrying a white puffy dog wearing a coat and two pink bows in its hair.…

Whoopsie.

Scalia’s absence from the Roberts swearing-in explained: He was on a judicial junket. The place: the Ritz-Carlton resort in Bachelor Gulch, CO. The event: a legal seminar. The sponsor: the Federalist Society.

Friday Random Ten

The “It’s just not the same without Lauren” edition. 1. Elliott Smith – Angeles 2. Neil Young – Star of Bethlehem 3. Mariah Carey – Shake It Off 4. The Flaming Lips – Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell…