Gets it nearly exactly right – all the frustration, disappointment, and perplexity that came with the worst show I ever watched every single minute of.—BK
It used to be about the candy, man.
Sure the World Series has been an absolute classic... but now it's time to read about football!
Baseball alone could have produced a game like the one between the Rangers and the Cardinals last night.—JM
Google? Portland? Cryptography? USC? This is the most boring thing to contain so many things I'm interested in! (And it's actually pretty cool.)—JS
Seven billion people? That's a lot. That's like one person for every mirthless McRib joke on Twitter. (My kid is only half baked, but I already feel guilty about him.)—JS
For the alternative, "Fuck you, world!", perspective. (The only reason to have more than three children is if your husband dies and you move in with a semi-closeted widower architect who has three of his own.)—JS
If Sweeney's daughter is confused about how babies are made now, just wait until she sees her first "It's Pat" sketch.—JS
I am not a religious person, and neither is Sugar, and yet, it's human nature to search for meaning in life. And she finds a little of it in our collective empathy in the face of pain and suffering.—BK
That's an incendiary, overblown title. Of course it isn't! Come back!—JS
And by "talking animal", we don't mean Vin Diesel.
A lot of games this week are going to have that "new quarterback smell."
What's actually official is something any sane parent already knows: "everything in moderation". The real threat to baby's brain will be if I strangle him because I'm on zero sleep and haven't had a chance to relax with a little TV.—JS
The first paragraph is the ultimate in inflammatory hoo-ha. ("I've got a headline and, dammit, I'm gonna prop it up!") But it's an interesting topic, and a glance at any movie release slate in the last five years will tell you there's something to it.—JS
This is probably the most level-headed analysis of the recent Netflix hullaballoo that I've come across.—BK
A new book by Debbie Nathan exposes the lies and misdeeds that trumped up an "outbreak" of multiple-personality disorder and ruined countless lives. Nathan consulted on Capturing the Friedmans, which rates among the most chilling documentaries I've ever seen.—JS
Talking Party Down and Parks and Recreation. What else do you need?—BK
It's just like our Movie Draft, but with twice the rules and half the fun. Oh dear lord, what have we done?
"Stepping into a Trader Joe's after visiting a supermarket is akin to crossing the state line from New York into Vermont." Yep; pretty much.—JM
New Coke must be rolling in its grave.
I sort of rushed this one. Feel free to rush your reading of it.
Here's my plan. Step 1: About five years from now, open up a tattoo removal clinic that also helps you file the necessarily legal documents to change the stupid name you idiotically gave your baby. Step 2: Instantly become the richest man in the world.—JM
The Cubs haven't won the World Series in 103 years. Much more remarkably, they haven't played in one since 1945 (only one other team that existed at the time has played in as few as two since then). This is their story.—JM
I don't want to say I'm becoming obsessed with Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe... wait, yes I do!—JM
The best Jobs recap I've read so far: an even-handed look at his achievements and legacy, inspiring without becoming gooey.—JS
Only a tiny, tiny percentage of people in human history who had the talent and will to innovate like Steve Jobs also had the freedom and the opportunity to do so.—JM
Both could be prickly and domineering. Both were visionaries in their field. Both did most of their best work in the Bay Area. Both wore black all the time. And both Al Davis and Steve Jobs died last week.—JM
Looks like somebody poo-pooed the idea of Thaddeus McCotter a little too hastily.
10-6 with the picks last week... inching toward respectability! ("Inching Toward Respectability" will be the title of my autobiography, incidentally)
(Cue Paul Harvey) ...and that sitcom grew up to be... Parks and Recreation.—BK
From Glenn Beck University to the fall TV season to the Ground Zero mosque debate (and more!), enjoy some of our favorite jokes from one year ago.
Feel like reading a rehash of a three-year-old Baron von Funny piece, without the careful editorial selection and curation? You'll probably still laugh! (Hat tip, Brian S.)—JS