America, you are all screwed up. The article also makes the point that the athletic programs these universities sponsor are major loss leaders, draining money away from education to pay off overpaid coaches.
Category Archive: Entertainment
May 10 2013
I’m all bleary-eyed this morning because late last night, Wilkins linked to this article on Pink Floyd and incidentally sent me off on a late night music jag. He is truly a horrible person. Pink Floyd was the soundtrack of my youth, from adolescence through grad school and starting a family. I have all their …
May 08 2013
He has a new movie coming out this summer, After Earth. It looks awful, but then, that’s what I’ve come to expect from Will Smith’s Sci-Fi outings. Jebus. Anyone remember that abomination, I, Robot? How about I Am Legend? I steer clear of these movies with a high concept and a big name star, because …
May 07 2013
I found this commercial very affirming. Also, the original Star Trek was better than all those derivative new versions. (via io9.)
May 01 2013
The Morris movie theater is going all out and having a midnight premier of the new Iron Man 3 movie, and I was mildly disappointed that I was going to have to postpone seeing it because I’ll be at the Orange County Freethought Alliance convention. But now I am greatly disappointed, because I have seen …
Apr 24 2013
If you were ever into 80s pop, you’d know Christina Amphlett, the lead singer of the Australian band, the Divinyls. She’s had some rough years since, dealing with breast cancer and multiple sclerosis, which finally did her in this past weekend, at the too-young age of 53. (Cancer sucks, and so do progressive neurological disorders, …
Apr 24 2013
It’s a simple text-based game in which you play a cuttlefish. If you’re anything like me, it’ll take you 30 seconds to win. Knowing male cuttlefish mating strategies is a major advantage. Unfortunately, you only get to play as a male, and females only have the property of being ever-receptive…which doesn’t sound very realistic to …
Apr 17 2013
I thought this was charming.
Apr 08 2013
Brad Paisley is just a plain ol’ straight up racist. He’s trying to defend Southern pride with sentiments that are almost reasonable. I’m proud of where I’m from but not everything we’ve done Which is fair enough — there’s nothing wrong with being from the South. But the beginning is about flaunting the traitor’s flag: …
Mar 17 2013
I jumped the gun yesterday, so let me make it up to you. Here’s an American singing a fake Irish ballad to an audience of Danes.