Sarah Palin has lashed out at critics who say her at-times violence-tinged political rhetoric influenced Jared Lee Loughner, the man who shot 14 people this weekend in Tuscon, Arizona, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. “After the shocking tragedy, I listened puzzled, then with concern, and now with sadness, to the irresponsible statements of those attempting to apportion blame for this terrible event,” Palin said. “President Reagan said we must reject the idea that every time a law is broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions. Acts of monstrous criminality stand on their own. They begin and end with the criminals who commit them, not collectively with all the citizens of a state, not with those who listen to talk radio, not with maps of swing district used by both sides of the aisle, not with law-abiding citizens who respectfully exercise their first amendment rights at campaign rallies, and not with those who proudly voted in the last election.” Keep reading »
One time, I was dating this guy, and I said something smarty-pants, and he was like, “Susannah, for you, nothing is sacred.” And I was like, “Uh, yeah?” This porn spoof of “The Simpsons” brings the sentiment to mind. To see something like the Simpsons family turned into porno circus freaks has traumatized my brain, and I am not sure I will ever recover. I surmise the premise is Homer is making a porno, and every one makes an appearance. Everyone who is also yellow-green. I feel ill. Help me. [Boing Boing
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After much thought and Advil, I have decided I am going on a sex/dating and drinking sabbatical. I went on a six-month sex sabbatical after my breakup from my fiance a few years ago — or, rather, I announced I was going on a six-month sex sabbatical and then it lasted for, I think, around two. It wasn’t a complete failure, in other words. Hilariously, I went on a sex sabbatical because all of my efforts to get laid were being thwarted and I figured I might as well decide to NOT have sex with a purpose.
Meanwhile, I have never taken a significant break from drinking. I didn’t start drinking until I was in college — I believe most people start in high school, so I was a late bloomer in more ways than one — and I remember the night I got drunk the first time as well as you can possibly remember a hazy night 13 years ago. The amount and frequency of my drinking has gone up and down over the years, but I generally consider myself to be a responsible boozer. I don’t drink and drive (easy when you don’t have a car!), I don’t say things I don’t mean, and, for the most part, I don’t do things I actually regret. Keep reading »
Even though we’re not lucky enough to go on a resort vacation this winter, we’re still willing to help you enjoy your time away. Sam Hecht’s Jetlag Alarm Clock is so small and easy to operate that you’ll wake up in time for your sightseeing activities and your flight home. This cool clock, which is half the size of a passport, keeps time on one side and your alarm time on the other. And there’s a lock so the clock stays set, even in your luggage. You don’t have to fiddle with the hotel alarm clock or risk your smartphone losing battery power in the middle of the night. You’re welcome. Now, don’t forget to send us a postcard!
“I call this my comfy clothes. I wear this around the house to clean in,” Coco Tweeted about this see-through, purple body stocking. Sure, why not? Better than Pajama Jeans I suppose. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »