A Symbiotic Relationship

“She’s an unfuckable lard-arse.” Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi on German Chancellor Angela Merkel I’m not really sure how the whole European financial crisis is playing out in American news, but it’s basically unavoidable here. There’s a story nearly every day in all the magazines and newspapers, and I think BBC radio has forgotten … [Read more…]

The Dutch And Racism

”In order to get beyond racism, we must first take account of race.” -Henry A. Blackmun As if Zwarte Piet wasn’t enough, now the Dutch women’s magazine Jackie has run a headline describing pop star Rihanna as a “niggabitch.” The article described how to dress your daughter in fashion emulative of Rihanna, wrongly claims that Rihanna … [Read more…]

The Name Game

“I wish my name was Brian because maybe sometimes people would misspell my name and call me Brain. That’s like a free compliment and you don’t even gotta be smart to notice it.” -Mitch Hedberg Herman Cain doesn’t know who the president of Ubeki-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan is. While Herman Cain isn’t exactly known for his intellectual capacity, … [Read more…]