AL wonders why we don’t hear more about pretty privilege, and wonders if it’s really worse to be desired by gross people than to be gross and undesired.
I explain how reality shows and especially social media changed millennials, turning us into our own hype men/women and making us crave acceptance or fame by creating a version of high school that never really ends.
I explain why millennial-hatred is no different than how baby boomers were hated by the greatest generation, and how we might eventually hate the next generation’s habits. Then, I coin the phrase “The Degeneration Generation” to explain how millennials are actually less wealthy, less educated, underpaid, and not expected to live as long as their… Read More »
There’s a big, dark cloud looming over the near future. It seems to be consuming everything in its wake. And no matter how hard I’m trying to ignore it, I’ll soon have to face the inevitable. Sure, I could be referring to Donald Trump’s candidacy for president. Sadly, I’m talking about something much less… Read More »
For those that have no idea what the hell a “No Phone” is, on last night’s “Shark Tank” episode they featured a product that is the very definition of useless—or maybe not. No-Phone is a mock-phone make-up that is really just a piece of plastic made to look like an IPhone. For an extra six… Read More »
Last week, I wrote an article about Mark Sanford’s big comeback. He was re-elected to his old congressional seat (the one he occupied before becoming an infamous Governor) beating no less than Stephen Colbert’s sister. But now what? By all accounts the once-and-future congressman will cause friction for the RNC, who refused to back him… Read More »
When the fallout of Anthony Weiner’s non-sex “sex” scandal forced him to drop out of office, I was dead against it. Others disagreed but, to me, this was yet one more example of a competent, highly motivated politician who was forced into an unwitting morality clause. What does Eliot Spitzer’s sex life have to do… Read More »
I couldn’t help but laugh when so many people were falling for the recent P.R. ruse of the Catholic Church pretending it was going to actually elect Peter Turkson (a cardinal from Ghana) as Pope. In my eyes, it was no different than when the Romney campaign “leaked” the suggestion that they were “considering” Condelezza… Read More »
[Note: when I refer to Alabama in the title, I’m referring to the state of Alabama, not just the “Crimson Tide,” Auburn also won the national championship two years ago, although I know the two schools hate being lumped together. Tough shit, they’re a lot more alike than different.] In 2010, the University of Alabama… Read More »
The way that today (12.21.12) has been built up as the end of the world, I can’t help but feel like some people are probably disappointed. We have heard for years that the end is nigh, because the Mayan calendar says it’s so…So what gives? We wake up today and there’s no nuclear launch attacks.… Read More »