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Monthly Archive: June 2014

Jun 28 2014

World Cup: Round of 16, who to cheer for

Cheer for Uruguay

For a reminder, I did a ranking of who my favorite teams were by spreadsheet.  This is difficult because Uruguay has lost probably my favorite player, in terms of maximum entertainment value, do to his antics, but continues to have Diego Forlán, so I think I’m going to leave them at #2 and not readjust …

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Jun 22 2014

World Cup: Who to Cheer For (or who I cheer for anyway)

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For me to be really interested in a football match, I have to decided who I am going to be cheering for.  It’s not enough for love of the game, you have to be emotionally involved with the outcome.  I came up with a little spreadsheet that accurately reflected how I make choices on who …

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Jun 20 2014

Guess who got posted about on ChimpOut again?

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This might be my favorite ChimpOut thread I’ve been featured on because it’s so juvenile. I mean, it’s still racist and ignorant, but it’s also almost quaint in it’s schoolyard level antics. For example, they said I was secretly a man by posting a link to Austin Powers: They also seem to be under the …

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Jun 19 2014

Salon and Jezebel: Honey Boo Boo and 8 reasons you should be ashamed of yourselves

As you know, I spend a lot of my time with Honey Boo Boo because of my dissertation, and people often say disparaging things about the show and the weight of the family and other things.  And for the most part, I keep my cool, but occasionally, I read something that makes me incredibly angry. …

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