Posts tagged "rant"

Sightseeing Tour Guide Lets It All Out On Last Day Of Work, Starts Racist “Fuck Chinatown” Chant

When people wake up on the wrong side of bed, bad things happen. Unfortunately, for a group of tourists visiting San Francisco, their sightseeing tour guide (who happens to be incredibly racist) was one of those people. Apparently, it was this woman's last day on the job, and she just could not hold in her…
By: Katie Oldenburg / October 23, 2014

Frisky Rant: If You’re Eating Smelly Food On The Train, I Hate You

I ask very little of the New York subway system. I want trains to come when they're supposed to, I want them to not break down while I'm riding them, and I want to feel safe traveling from Point A to Point B. Sometimes we're shoved up against some sweaty man's wet armpit because we…
By: Katie Oldenburg / October 1, 2014

The Soapbox: Oh Please, Pinterest Isn’t “Killing” Feminism

My name is Amelia. I am a feminist. I also have a Pinterest account. If a recent lengthy piece on Buzzfeed (wait, Buzzfeed does "lengthy"?) is to be believed, these two things are antithetical. According to Amy Odell, the editor over at Buzzfeed's lifestyle vertical, Shift, Pinterest is "killing feminism." So, as a feminist who…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 2, 2012

The Soapbox: For F#$%’s Sake, Fat People Need To Go To The Doctor Too

As some of you may have noticed, I'm really rather fat. I mention it only because it's relevant -- it has a significant impact on my life; people treat me differently because I am fat. Or, in some cases, refuse to treat me. Which is …
By: Marianne Kirby / August 30, 2012

File Under: Things That Make Me Want To Gouge My Eyes Out — Folk Magazine

Maybe you know one -- one of those annoying, neo-folk "folks" who insist on telling you how amazing it is to grow your own food and can your own preserves and make your own clothes and live off the land and blah blah blah. Well now there's a magazine for that particular brand of self-righteous,…
By: Julie Gerstein / August 15, 2012

An Open Letter To The Woman Who Stole My Cab This Morning

Dear Woman With The Rolling Suitcase Who Stole My Cab This Morning, Did you think I wouldn't notice? That I wouldn't see you roll past me, stop no more than eight feet in front of me, and raise your arm just like mine had been raised for 15 minutes? Did you think I was so…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 17, 2012

The Soapbox: Gizmodo’s “Pinterest Is Tumblr For Ladiez” Is Insulting To Everyone

I'm not a big fan of the tech blog Gizmodo. While I am a self-professed geek-girl who loves technology, I often find their tone to be a little too snarky, a little too condescending, and the comments to be some of the worst the troll world can offer. And after the nasty…
By: Rebecca Hui / January 25, 2012

5 Pet Peeves That Make Me Really Stabby

I think of myself as a fairly laid-back person -- usually it takes a lot to really irritate me. (Maybe it's because I grew up in California and all the secondhand pot smoke has made me permanently mellow, or something?) That said, there are a few things that really chap my ass that I find…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 3, 2011

Charlie Sheen’s Rant That Took Down “Two And A Half Men”

Well, folks, it's a wrap for the rest of the season of "Two and a Half Men." Because of Charlie Sheen's antics, including his latest radio rant on "The Alex Jones Show," show creator Chuck Lorre announced yesterday that CBS would discontinue production. After the jump, the crazypants comments that singlehandedly sunk the ship.
By: Ami Angelowicz / February 25, 2011

David Arquette Is A Man On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown

David Arquette’s verbal diarrhea needs to stop already. As we’ve already surmised, he’s having a nervous breakdown and talking about it on the air again. While appearing on the "Howard Stern" show again on Wednesday, Howard asked him straight-up, “Are you having a nervous breakdown?” What he said next was way TMI.
By: Ami Angelowicz / December 16, 2010

Frisky Rant: WTF, Marie Claire?

This morning Sally McGraw of the blog Already Pretty alerted her Twitter followers to an article about plus-size television stars that was posted on MarieClaire.com yesterday. Her initial response, “Seriously, Marie Claire? SERIOUSLY?” was my exact reaction as soon as I clicked the link and read a few sentences ...
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 26, 2010

The Justification For $100 Lululemon Sweatpants

Lululemon sweatpants generally run $80 to $130, prices that are probably leaving some of you poised over your keyboards, ready to extol the many virtues of Target and imply that anyone willing to spend $100 on sweatpants more or less deserves eternal damnation. Well, hear me out, because my $100 Lululemo…
By: Lily Q / December 8, 2009