For those who'd like to avoid having their house egged and TP'd.
Everyone should vote... to read my NFL picks column! (Get it? 'Cause... the election?)
What Emily Post has in common with Rimbaud.—JM
Yet another conservative columnist jumps on the Obama bandwagon.—JM
Jameson, Joe and I have been making this point for years. Way to jump on the bandwagon, L.A. Times!—BK
I agree with the premise, I disagree with the conclusions. Nonetheless, it's an interesting discussion of modern political satire.—BK
A few notes about this GQ profile of Jimmy Kimmel: 1) I haven't read it yet, but I'm sure it's good, 2) it's on like 12 different pages, so you'll have to do a lot of clicking, and 3) page 4 seems to be missing as I write this. Still; check it out.—JM
Because there's nothing Americans love more than earning free stuff without having to do anything for it.
I haven't had a winning week in a while; that means I'm due, right?
An oldie but a goodie, FJM takes a look at one wacked-out Pittsburgh columnist's outsized obsession with superbike racing.—JS
An interesting (and non-partisan, I promise!) rumination on political marriages that's not the downer that the title would lead you to believe.—JM
I've been sternly warned about posting political links, but what the hell; it's Michael Ian Black. He should get a pass.—JM
Bill Simmons offers up a modestly titled fantasy basketball preview column.—JM
Another entry in the ongoing series.—JM
McCain, Palin and Biden all have kids in the military, but not Obama. What; are his children too good to fight for our country? Read on...
Also known formerly as TWoP's Miss Alli, Linda Holmes gives us some short but sweet "buyer beware" rantings.—JM
Williams' deal signals labor strife while Dallas faces chemistry issues.—JM
Asking the burning question: what's with all the dumb baseball commentary on television? I could not agree more.—BK
Malcolm Gladwell explores the differences between creative prodigies and late bloomers. Fascinating, and for some of us, reason to hope.—BK
The smartest smart phone is about to get a whole lot smarter.
I feel really good about this weeks picks, you guys. Of course, I wouldn't tell you if I didn't...
Bill Simmons on the [plural possessive form of "Red Sox"] latest insane, ridiculous, history-defying comeback.—JM
It's like Hulk Hogan used to say, kids: say your prayers, eat your vitamins, and read your Krauthammer.—JM
Splitting lists is for cowards trying to pad out their archives. My archives speak for themselves!
A weird, fascinating and occasionally hilarious profile of Norm Macdonald, done about a year-and-a-half ago. Still makes for good reading, though.—JM
Yet another exposť of security theater at the airport pre-boarding screening.—JS
Last time I said that Part 1 was shows 10 through 5; I lied. It was 10 through 6. If you can bring yourself to trust me this time, I give you shows 5 through 1.
Hint: It does not date back to my forefathers, who were not bartenders to the Czar.—BK
NBA fantasy has never quite worked for Bill Simmons. So he fixed it.—JM
Explaining the judicial consequences of an Obama presidency.—JM
Those poor Patriots, they look plain awful.—JM
McCain lacks the character and temperament to be president. And Palin is simply a disgrace.—JM
With dark clouds approaching, can the Cowboys weather the storm?—JM
The funniest writer in the history of The Simpsons talks about hobo obsessions, cynicism in comedy, and praying for Mojo. From 2004, but still terrific.—BK
Just in case you missed the delicate subtleties of all the name-calling and guilt by association.
Because my guess is as good as yours.
Our "length" meter only goes up to three rolls, but, this Bill Simmons mailbag should keep you busy for an awfully long time.—JM
The New Yorker's presidential endorsement may be an obvious one, but it's excellently stated. If "associations" are really such a huge liability, can one do worse than George W. Bush? Jameson (and the New Yorker) thinks not.—JS
Good old Krauthammer. He says what Joe would say, if only Joe was smart enough.—JM
Winning another Outstanding Comedy Series Emmy doesn't necessarily signal the end of worrying over ratings.
A George Will column with a baseball lede! I know! Try not to get too disheartened, McCainiacs; George Will never liked him to begin with.—JM
It's not actually a drinking game. But still.
Elgin Baylor's legacy should be that of a pioneer who paved the way for the modern NBA.—JM
You should probably just read everything Michael Ian Black puts on the internet.—JM
Somebody finally succeeds in convincing Joe to be scared of an Obama presidency, without even calling Barack a Muslim!—JM
Shows 10 through 5... the other half of the list is coming soon.
Could Eli Manning be better than his big bro? Yes.—JM
How town-hall debates can go very wrong for a candidate.—JM
Two electoral votes to watch.—JM
Running backs calling the plays and taking snaps? Just another Sunday.—JM
I always say that you don't really know anything until Week 5. Well, it's Week 5... and I'm still confused.
One of the internet's few absolute must-reads, Bill Simmons breaks down the "Karate Kid" trilogy in a post that resonates every bit as much today as it did when he wrote it six years ago.—JM