The great medieval poet Geoffrey Chaucer created timeless characters in his Canterbury Tales; archetypal personalities such as the Wife of Bath and the Miller endure to this day. Through them Chaucer could […]
“The radio makes hideous sounds.” Who said it?
This is not about Tiger Woods. It's about Billy Payne. And Augusta National. And sexism. And racism.
You may have caught the story last week. Augusta National Chairman Billy Payne stomped the balls off Tiger Woods for … well, if you need to be told what for, then you […]
“It’s absolutely stunning to me, the contempt in which the network holds the audience. The idea that these people have standards is laughable.” Who said it?
“Working for a major studio can be like trying to have sex with a porcupine. It’s one prick against thousands.” Who said it?
“What they really want to see is, they want you to chop your fucking arm off, hold up your arm, wave it around spewing blood, and believe me, if you did that, […]
“To be truly free, and truly to appreciate its freedom, a society must be literate.”
“Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.”
On September 22, Politico ran an article by Glenn Thrush that egregiously misrepresented the words of Rep. Tom Perriello (D-VA). The subject was town hall meetings and racist comments that he had […]
by Wufnik In thinking about technological change, and our relative inability to often recognize the transformational technologies at the time they come along, consider the electric guitar. Particularly the solid-body electric guitar […]