Downton Abbeyvention

“An intervention?” I said to my denim-clad friends as they stood facing me in a semi-circle between my apartment door and me. “Whatever for? The strongest drink I touch is sherry and I never take more than one of an evening.  Oh do sit down, all of you; this standing about in the entry is … Continue reading

Plagues of the New Millennium

I’m the writer of a Feature at McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, the on-line magazine companion to the print Quarterly: http://www.mcsweeneys.net/tendency My page, from where you may tweet and like the piece, is here: http://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/plagues-for-the-new-millennium Cheers and thanks.

Project Gunway: Republican Presidential Candidates Walk the Bloody Carpet

Good evening and welcome, Adam’s non-evolved sons and daughters, to “Bloody Carpet 2012”, Project Gunway’s first presidential candidate fashion show and fundraiser. Before we start, I want to assure you that no tax dollars are being spent to bring you this blessed event. Our tent, security, all the refreshments, and even our runway’s one-of-a-kind bloody … Continue reading

The Unexpected Guest

Six of us, guests of the friend hosting the dinner party, were playfully jostling for seats at the table when our jovial cacophony was hushed by a rapping at the door.  The door was located such that when our host opened it all could see the, as it were, rapper. She said she was named … Continue reading

I Am the Very Model of a Milit’ry Misogynist

{From ThinkProgress.org: ALLEN WEST REFUSES TO APOLOGIZE, BLAMES MILITARY BACKGROUND FOR HIS INSULTING REMARKS | Facing a barrage of criticism, Rep. Allen West (R-FL) remains defiant and says he won’t apologize to DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) for a disparaging email in which he called her “vile, unprofessional, and despicable” and “not a lady.” On Fox Business Network … Continue reading

Listen: Act Like A Lady

Act Like A Lady Tonight

To the tune of “Luck Be A Lady” Based on this news: Allen West tirade: Wasserman Schultz ‘vile…despicable…not a Lady’ Florida GOP Congressman Allen West this afternoon dispatched a scathing personal email to Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, calling her “vile, unprofessional ,and despicable,” “a coward,” “characterless,” and “not a Lady,” and demanding that … Continue reading

Michael Fassbender Filmography by Hotness

10  Sgt. Burton ‘Pat’ Christenson in TV mini-series “Band of Brothers:” points off for the hair cut and names (Burton, Pat), but how can a soldier in his band of brothers not be at least a little hot? Score: Fassbendy 9  Jack Silver on TV’s “Manhunt:” now there’s a proper name, Jack Silver, and what’s … Continue reading

10 Bad, Wicked, Vice-Ridden, Depraved, Sinful, Dissipated, Impious, Dastardly Books

By DuncanRhys C. Liancourt   ––The American Library Association’s list of the ten most frequently challenged books for 2010 is a true frightener, filled with dangerous books Librarians would have you read despite reasonable challenges by cautious Americans who care deeply about their fellow citizens’ moral health. Yet you needn’t worry overmuch or endanger your … Continue reading

Rapture Prom

By DuncanRhys C. Liancourt ––For the Select this prom will never end while for the rest it will be the last prom, or anything, ever. Rapture Prom must have the most rapturous prom king and queen. They will rule over the Select for eternity while their crowned heads and cheerfully smiling faces will be the … Continue reading