Drive by post - Republican Pollster Admits it

Chanced upon Hardball on MSNBC, where they're talking about Ted Cruz and have Kellyanne Conway, a Republican pollster up to bat for the Republicans. She straight up said, when told that just because Ted Cruz has an Hispanic last name that it doesn't mean Latin@ voters will vote for him, "We'll see about that." » 3/25/15 7:08pm 3/25/15 7:08pm

You Know What I've Missed?

I'm visiting my aunt in San Francisco this week for Spring Break in my first "going somewhere warm, actually doing shit for break" Sping Break of my life. It's been great. We drove by the Mint, checked out the Castro, did some shopping and eating at Pancho Villa's, and got the big ass tour of the city. » 3/14/15 9:03pm 3/14/15 9:03pm

So Thou Wantst to Write Olde-Timey Speech

The English language has changed a great deal over the course of its history. It's been supplemented from its original wordstock by Norse, French, Latin, Greek and countless other languages. The influence of these languages, and of other cultures, has caused English to morph substantially. » 3/08/15 1:00pm 3/08/15 1:00pm

Thor and Runes in Film

There's a scene in Thor: The Dark World which it is forgivable if you've forgotten about. It's one of those expository scenes where Odin tells Thor and the audience basic historical plot points and such. Here he explains to Thor what Malekith's plan is, cluing him in to the power of the Æther. » 2/26/15 12:58am 2/26/15 12:58am

"Feminism Infantilizes Women" Says Man Who Treats Women Like Children

Iowa City is something of a home base for leftists in Iowa. We know what the rest of the state is like, considering they brought us Chuck Grassley, Steve King, Terry Branstad, and Joni Ernst. And yes, some wingbat awfulness does happen in our little enclave sometimes (it's fun to mock the street preachers, for… » 2/11/15 11:35pm 2/11/15 11:35pm

Guns Don't Kill People. Shopping Carts Roleplaying as Guns Do.

Winona, Minnesota is where I went to college. It's not somewhere you usually hear about in the news, though, because it's usually your garden variety Midwestern weird. I'm just saying I could tell a few stories. » 1/23/15 1:06am 1/23/15 1:06am