The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

DNA of the Doomed

Let’s think about the word misbegotten. Originally, it implied bastardy — “a misbegotten child” was illegitimate — but attained also a connotation of deformed or defective, and the word was generalized to apply to anything “having a disreputable or improper origin.” “Misbegotten” comes to mind whenever I think of Lena Dunham, the weirdly shaped potato-looking […]

Bob Chipman’s Kiwi Farms Fan Club

How did I not realize that “MovieBob” Chipman had a Kiwi Farms file? Yes, of course he would, but I never knew it until Saturday, when a Kiwi linked back to my post about Chipman. If you are unfamiliar with Kiwi Farms, usually the best way to read a Lolcow file is to scan the […]

What’s Wrong With Tomi Lahren?

As recently as February, Tomi Lahren was engaged to California businessman Brandon Fricke, a 6-foot-1 former college football quarterback who is now a sports agent. But the couple broke up because “the controversial Fox News star wasn’t ready to settle down,” according to the Daily Mail. That seems rather odd, considering that when she and […]

‘Bond. James Bond.’

The news Saturday of actor Sean Connery’s death marked the end of an era. For a generation of men, Connery’s portrayal of James Bond — Agent 007 in Her Majesty’s Secret Service — was the ultimate expression of cool. The espionage was just a plot device, really. What counted was the extraordinary character at the […]

Ohio Sheriff Offers Free One-Way Tickets to Celebrities Threatening to Leave U.S.

Butler County is a suburb of Cincinnati: Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones says he will help purchase one-way plane tickets for any celebrity who wishes to leave the country if President Donald Trump is reelected. The sheriff, who has gone viral in the past for his Facebook posts, including his comments on the tensions between […]

An Experiment That Failed

  Teach your children well, Their father’s hell did slowly go by . . . Will the people who sold us all that Sixties “peace and love” business ever admit that the road we’re traveling does not lead to Utopia? Is there nothing that can cause them to look back and say to themselves, “Y’know, […]

Crazy People Are Dangerous: If You’re Watching ‘Tiger King,’ You Know It

  What remarkable luck — five years ago, Eric Goode and Rebecca Chaiklin began working on a documentary about Americans who own private menageries of exotic animals and, almost accidentally, found their protagonist in an eccentric Oklahoma zoo owner, Joe Schreibvogel, a/k/a “Joe Exotic.” In 2019, he was sentenced to federal prison, giving their documentary […]

Never Trust a Bisexual

  Guys, if you ever consider dating a bisexual woman, just remember what that lying evil bitch Amber Heard did to Johnny Depp’s reputation: Amber Heard’s former assistant claims the actress verbally and mentally abused her after drug and alcohol binges and described working for her as a ‘nightmare’ from which she has still not […]

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