Category Archive: premium snark

Dec 08 2010

I Shall Never Look At a Catalog The Same Way Ever Again

Dr. Crislip’s outdone himself.  He very nearly got me in trouble at work – riotous laughter in the call center isn’t strictly forbidden, but it draws attention. I dare you to read this title without at least a chuckle: “Sky Maul.” It’s the best takedown of the products in the SkyMall catalog I’ve ever read …

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May 10 2009

John W. Dean Unleashes the Scorn

There’s nothing quite like a believer-turned-skeptic for wielding the Smack-o-Matic. John Dean, former counsel to Nixon, is able to tear apart conservative arguments from the inside. In one of his recent articles, he adds a heaping helping of scorn to his usual devastating deconstruction: There is a high-stakes game for the future of the federal …

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May 01 2009

Premium Snark: LOTR Edition

Thank you, John Pieret. This is absolutely the pure Colombian snark: There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable …

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Apr 09 2009

Ebert vs. O’Reilly: No Contest

Ladies and gentlemen, the incomparable Roger Ebert (h/t): To: Bill O’ReillyFrom: Roger Ebert Dear Bill: Thanks for including the Chicago Sun-Times on your exclusive list of newspapers on your “Hall of Shame.” To be in an O’Reilly Hall of Fame would be a cruel blow to any newspaper. It would place us in the favor …

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Mar 28 2009

I Have Been Called Out

STEVEinMI writes: Dana, I love your writing, but I have to take you to task for this post. There are PLENTY of details in the Republican “budget” “plan”. And there are numbers too! Real numbers! So many that I couldn’t fit them here! Read ‘em and weep: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2009/3/27/91658/3389 I’ve read Steve’s post, and I am …

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