Kicking off her presidential campaign in Waterloo, Iowa, Michele Bachmann explained the geographic significance to Fox News: “Well what I want them to know is just like, John Wayne was from Waterloo, Iowa. That’s the kind of spirit that I have, too.”
This is problematic, the Washington Times explains, because “beloved movie star” John Wayne is not from Bachmann’s hometown of Waterloo. John Wayne Gacy, the “killer clown” who raped and murdered 33 teenage boys in the ’70s, is from Waterloo. Beloved movie star John Wayne is from Winterset, Iowa.
Straight people are really acting like Julia Roberts presenting Denzel Washington the Oscar right now. Maybe let’s let gay people have their richly deserved happy night without talking about yourself so much, since, you know, you’re not really the ones affected.
Like this straight person on Facebook who said she is excited to be able to give wedding toasts instead of civil union toasts — you’re right, that problem I’m sure was really tough for you.
Every now and then I read something so stupefyingly idiotic that it’s not enough to unfollow the arrogant poseur that posted it, I need to go through the notes to make sure I’m not following anyone shallow enough to have ‘liked’ it.
“When someone’s actually honest about being smitten and starstruck by a handsome movie star instead of just portraying their idea of “boring entertainment reporter,” the “terrible” result is an actor profile that people might actually want to read. (Also, anyone who uses the word “horrified” to describe anything other than war crimes can pretty much go f*ck themselves).”—GQ writer gets drunk with Chris Evans, who loves high fives
“Let me begin: I’m obsessed with a specific rule in the NBA. I’m obsessed with the fact that — following a timeout, late in any game — teams can automatically move the ball to half court. Within the grand scheme of professional basketball, it’s a relatively minor rule. But it’s also the craziest rule in American sport. There’s nothing else like it — it’s the only statute that suggests time and space don’t matter. A team calls a timeout 94 feet from the basket, and it suddenly gets the ball 47 feet from the goal. It would be like the rules committee in baseball deciding that any runner on first base can automatically advance to second if there are two outs in the ninth inning, or like if the NFL decreed that touchbacks inside the two-minute warning instantly moved the pigskin to the 50.”—
“I mean if Jason Terry was willing to get his tattoo of the Championship trophy lasered off if the Mavericks lost, LeBron should at least consider getting “Chosen 1″ burned off of his back or at least changed to something more fitting. Frozen 1. Losin 1. Option 2. Something.”—Us Versus Them » Man Up Monday – Come on Bruh Edition: LeBron James
“I think women are different, and I think having them in the room is crucial to a family comedy, ensemble comedy, television comedy, where half the eyeballs on your show are women. As it turns out, I think Megan’s the only female writer who’s staying this year, so now, even though Bromstad’s gone, now I’m carrying this legacy, going, “Eh, guys, we really need a half-female writing staff.” I would teach it. I think we have to stop thinking of it as a quota thing and think of it as a common-sense thing.”—Dan Harmon walks us through Community’s second season (part 2 of 4) | The A.V. Club
“It would have been nice if, at some point during the telecast, even a single audience member had been permitted to utter one syllable. There was no dialogue, only monologue interspersed by cheers, laughter and applause. The key to Oprah’s success, she assured us, is that she knows that deep down, everyone wants to be heard. But in this last broadcast, nobody else got a word in edgewise.”—
“And I liked how “Moving On” didn’t shortchange just how impossible it can feel when you’re trying to convince yourself that people are worth knowing after someone who means the world to you lets you down. Maybe it was Laurie’s performance, maybe it was the writing, but you can almost see the episode admitting that, well, all of life is pretty screwed up, and the smarter you are, the more difficult it is to just accept the perversity of circumstance.”—