Every week, about 20 percent of the letters I receive fall into a category Dan Savage would call “DTMFA.” As you might imagine, it gets a little tiresome to try to answer each of these letters, but I can’t help feel a little guilty when I simply ignore them. After all, these are people who are desperate for someone to tell them what they already know they need to do. So, I’m going to try out a new feature called “Move On Already!” or “MOA!” for short (because “DTMFA” was already taken), for which a three-word response (move on already!) is all that’s really necessary for the letters posted. As always, you are more than welcome to leave your own advice in the comments, and feel free to let me know what you think of this particular feature. If it works, I’ll make it a bi-weekly regular. After the jump, five people who need to MOA! Keep reading »
A cup of tea is supposed to be calm and relaxing, but not when you spend half the time fishing your tea bag out of the cup only to tie a wet string around the handle (which inevitably comes undone, too). Try this instead: the Tie Tea Cup by George Lee, which features a simple (but so well-thought-out) design that allows you to securely anchor your tea string to the lip of your mug. So much more relaxing.
“I thought she was beautiful. And she’s very happy in Alaska. I hope she’ll stay there.”
—Former First Lady Barbara Bush tells Larry King her thoughts on watching “Sarah Palin’s Alaska.” [People] Keep reading »
We may have to wait until season two of “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” to see how Mama Grizzly disciplined her cub for calling kids “gay” and “f****t” on her Facebook page. But a spokesman for Facebook issued a statement this weekend to the gossip blog Hollywood Life about Willow Palin‘s homophobic slurs. “We want Facebook to be a place where people can openly discuss issues and express their views, while respecting the rights and feelings of others,” the statement said. “Facebook is highly self-regulating, and people can and do report content that they find questionable or offensive. We take our Statement of Rights and Responsibilities very seriously and react quickly to reports of content and behavior that violate our policies. Specifically, we’re sensitive to content that singles out private individuals, or that includes pornography, direct statements of hate, or actionable threats of violence.” Willow Palin calling someone a “f****t” isn’t a direct statement of hatred? Hey, Facebook, that’s really “gay.” [Hollywood Life] Keep reading »