What is Respect?

Penn Jillette has a quotable line about tolerance and respect in the Toronto Star: “There’s a big difference between tolerance and respect. Tolerance is you saying something crazy and me smiling and saying ‘that’s nice.’ Respect is when you say something crazy and I say ‘you’re out of your f—ing mind.’ Direct confrontation, direct conversation [Read More...]

Congrats, Jen!

Jen McCreight appears in the latest issue of More magazine as part of the “New Feminists” spread: There’s a very Jen-like self-description, too: “Grad student; liberal, geeky, nerdy, scientific, perverted atheist (all her words)” Congratulations to her It’s a well-deserved accolade after all the Boobquake frenzy. If you see the magazine at a bookstore or [Read More...]

The Social Network and Darwin Mashup

The poster for The Social Network is just ripe for parody… I love this Darwin version (Thanks to Bryan for the link!) [Read more...]

A Comedian’s Religion Rant

Comedian Bo Burnham‘s special “Words, Words, Words” airs tonight on Comedy Central — his new CD will be released on Tuesday — and here’s a sneak preview that Catholics may not like… Lots of excellent wordplay in here. Here are the lyrics in case you’d like to follow along: All the seats at the Sunday [Read More...]

Glee: The Grilled Cheesus Episode

I missed last night’s episode of Glee. Actually, I’ve missed just about every episode of Glee… but I know enough about it to download the soundtracks and realize that last night’s episode was all about faith. Reader Kate, who writes the very-well-written-and-why-wasn’t-I-reading-this-before Suburban Sweetheart blog, was nice enough to explain the episode to me. And [Read More...]


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