It’s Not Funny ‘Cause I’m a Woman

Apparently at a roast of James Franco recently, Sarah Silverman got her feelings hurt when people made jokes about her age, and Maureen Dowd thinks this is a political issue. Read the whole thing here. Silverman told Bell that “as soon as a woman gets to an age where she has opinions and she’s vital…

Remakeable?

Have you heard that they’re talking about making a sequel to It’s a Wonderful Life? I mean, it probably isn’t, technically speaking, the worst idea Hollywood has every had, but it’s scraping pretty close to the bottom. Anyway, in reaction Kevin Polowy has come up with a list of 20 movies Hollywood should never even…

Does Buzzfeed’s List Skew Early?

Maybe I’m going a little Buffy-happy recently. This is just a followup from the last entry, where I commented on a forum post over at CriticallyTouched where MikeJer (founder and maintainer of the site) posts the critique of the Buzzfeed ranking of Buffy episodes from top to bottom that it’s skewed toward seasons 1-3. I’m…

Another Buffy List

The more I read and think about Buzzfeed’s ranking of every single Buffy episode top to bottom, the less I like it. I was reluctant to criticize it because of the effort that goes in to such a thing, but now I think maybe that’s the writer’s cover. Some of the points made on MikeJer’s…

Yay A Buffy List!

Buzzfeed makes a pass at ranking every episode of Buffy . Now, Buffy the Vampire Slayer is one of my two all-time favorite shows, so naturally I have opinions about this. I just gave it a skim today, so I reserve the right to say more about it later, but before I say anything at…

Libertarians and Government Coercion

Matt Zwolinski has an excellent essay up at 3am Magazine defending Libertarian thought from some common charges – in particular, from the idea that Robert Nozick is the whole of the libertarian argument (always struck me as strange how fixated left-wingers are on him – maybe because he was at Harvard?). He touches on a…