Very good point. Haven't we reached the point yet where we stop seeing TV as the lesser medium purely because TV? You can do far more with a well-written TV series than you ever could with a movie. I was thinking the other day that I'd love to see a well produced miniseries of the Harry Potter books — I think… » 9/01/14 12:52pm Today 12:52pm

If it's not about me, then my presence there isn't crucial. I adore my brothers, but if either of them had married someone as perniciously stupid and irresponsible as Jenny McCarthy, I'd have stayed away, too. That's the thing, though — neither of my brothers would ever have done anything that shit-headed. » 8/31/14 6:32pm Sunday 6:32pm

The whole thing I found annoying about it is precisely that it seemed to be assuming that everyone's upper middle class, and moreover that it's such a horrible burden to be upper middle class, like oh my God I was just forced to spend 2300 bucks on my kid's wardrobe. I hope to God this woman was being ironic, because… » 8/31/14 2:22am Sunday 2:22am

I found out a couple of years ago that the love of my life had died; his son found me on Facebook and let me know. I can't imagine how much sadder it would have made me if he'd taken his own life. » 8/30/14 11:45pm Saturday 11:45pm

I totally agree that you don't need to be specific about why you can't make it. You have another commitment that you made well in advance of this. That's all they need to know, and especially if she didn't attend your shower, then I can't imagine she'll hold it against you. If she does, she's a jerk, and all the… » 8/30/14 8:23pm Saturday 8:23pm

Well, the site — worth1000.com — is actually pretty awesome. It's just a place where they have all kinds of contests about creative photoshopping, and many of the images created are great. In fact, there was a post up on Groupthink or BackTalk a while back that featured images of movies stars as subjects of classic… » 8/30/14 8:12pm Saturday 8:12pm

It's hard to know, without knowing your roommate, what the best advice is. I agree with everyone that this is something to take very seriously. Where I don't necessarily agree with some commenters is in the amount of action you should take, as opposed to encouraging her to take. As it much as it seems as if she… » 8/30/14 7:58pm Saturday 7:58pm

Right, if he never envisioned the day it would be of use, then why exactly did he take delivery on a lot of equipment that costs money to maintain and store properly? Just for the fun of it? Or perhaps he was anticipating an armed uprising of militant Mark Twain fans in Hannibal or something? If this man were any… » 8/30/14 6:25pm Saturday 6:25pm

The thing is, given what I'm seeing on Gawker pages now, and what it implies about the commenting Gawker thinks is worth promoting, I don't know if I want to be black. It's a reverse Groucho: I don't want to be a member of a club that wants those commenters for members, but not me. » 8/30/14 4:16pm Saturday 4:16pm

But he wants his head put on a spike. You made his day. I laughed, too, but the fact remains that this is the first conversation on the post because you decided to do exactly what this person was hoping you'd do, which is respond. I would think that if you really wanted to punish him, you'd actually punish him,… » 8/30/14 4:10pm Saturday 4:10pm