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Jake Hoffman’s feature film directorial debut, Asthma, deploys almost every romantic comedy trope there is, all the while throwing in heroin to give it some street cred. It longs to be edgy and ironic. It’s a romantic comedy wanting to be a Wes Anderson film. Krysten Ritter’s character, a tattoo artist named Ruby, was the ultimate manic pixie dream girl and just to show how quirky she is, she carries her tattoo supplies in a vintage suitcase. Because did we mention quirk? From the moment Gus (Benedict...
I’ve never seen pumpkins as threatening, but maybe I’m wrong to assume safety in commonplace front porch décor—you never know what’s lurking. The way this Thumbelina-sized fuzzball yips, you’d think he was seeing horrific visions in seasonal kitsch. These furry little jumps and helpless squeals in the face of a paranormal pumpkin melted my heart.  Poor little Bilbo, rightfully yipping away at a haunted pumpkin to no avail. I trust animal intuition: there must be a message from the occult embedded somewhere in this mini squash....
The latest Congressional Giant Waste of Time, A.K.A. hearing on Benghazi, was a GIANT WASTE OF TIME. Republicans should shut the fuck up about Benghazi. It has been a sham to prevent Clinton from becoming president and executive ordering them all off the island and everybody knows it. Shut. The. Fuck. Up. Here are five reasons they need to SHUT THE FUCK UP.   1. The amount of money and time wasted The Minority Site of the Select Committee on Benghazi estimates that $4,819,205 (as of 3:30 p.m....
In a speech earlier today at the National Issues Conference of the Women’s Leadership Forum, Chafee announced the end of his bid to be the Democratic nominee for president in 2016. No surprise, given his useless and unmemorable debate performance last week. Here was a bit from his speech to a room full of female leaders: Since today is all about women’s leadership it reminds me of one of my favorite Greek plays; Lysistrata, a comedy from about 400 BCE by Aristophanes. In that play, a...
Candy corn is the quintessential Halloween treat, and who knew you could actually make it at home? This DIY version is a bit time consuming, but the end result is well worth it. Best of all, it’s vegan, so all your pals can enjoy it (store-bought candy corn typically contains animal products like gelatin, egg whites, and beeswax). If you really want to get into the spooky spirit, host a candy-corn-making party, so you can assemble these little confections in the company of friends.   1. In...