Happy National Grammar Day

A Plea for Sanity this National (US) Grammar Day Remember, this National Grammar Day, that there are people all around you with varying degrees of knowledge of and appreciation for the intricacies of English. Instead of calling people out on March 4th for all the usages they get wrong, how about pointing out all the […]

Average Student Scholarship Contest

CollegeHumor.com presents the Average Student Scholarship Contest: Why is it that there are tons of scholarships for academically excellent students, tons of scholarships for academically challenged students and not a damn thing for the majority of the students in the middle? We don’t know, either. That’s why CollegeHumor is going to give 2 lucky average […]

Boehner’s Boner

Paul Krugman thinks that having the Treasury issue a $1 trillion platinum coin to get around the debt ceiling that Congress is apparently threatening to use to get the President to pass something or other. I don’t know, I’m woefully under-informed on the issue… I’m really linking to this because my Mom sent me this […]

The Hater’s Guide To The Williams-Sonoma Catalog

The Hater’s Guide To The Williams-Sonoma Catalog Item #02-496059 Bourbon Cranberry Relish Williams-Sonoma says: “Sauteed cranberries, bourbon, shallots and herb with a hint of orange. 16oz.” Price: $40 Notes from Drew: That’s 40 bucks for a bowl of cranberry sauce that everyone will pass up because we all prefer the shit that costs two bucks and comes plopping […]

How Hurricane Sandy Ravaged My Town

Peter Hoare on the Superstorm’s effects on his town. As myself and a small group of friends sat in my buddy Adam’s apartment, enjoying the loosest possible definition of the words “mandatory” and “evacuation,” things got serious — fast. The rain and winds picked up. As we had a view of the water — yes, […]