My comments on Islam have never veered into vitriol. Liberals will continue to lose elections as long as they follow the example of people like Mr. Scahill who’s[sic] views veer into fantasy and away from bedrock liberal principles like equality of women, respect for minorities, separation of religion and state, and free speech. If Mr. Yiannopoulos is indeed the monster Scahill claims–and he might be–nothing could serve the liberal cause better than having him exposed on Friday night. … [Read more...] about Bill Maher defends his liberal credentials after booking Milo Yiannopoulos on his show
Han Xu, the tallest player in the WNBA, hunched over the menu at a trendy Brooklyn pizza spot, trying to figure out what to order in a place that lists “bèchamel” as an ingredient. This would possibly be difficult even if she could read English, but the Chinese center does not. Decked head to toe in American basketball brands, her massive hands flew around the fine print as she shot rapid questions to a translator in Mandarin. Here, in the type of gentrified place that now charges for a pizza what a former occupant of the building used to ask for an oil change, the menu is particularly tricky to parse. … [Read more...] about They Want Her To Be The Next Yao Ming, But What Does She Want?
Our kitchen staff (African-American and Hispanic) gets to play their own music in the back of the house, and this past weekend their choice was some pretty hard-core rap. I actually like rap, but this was full on N-word stuff, and it made the white liberal in me die a little each time I went into the kitchen to run food. … [Read more...] about Ask The Salty Waitress: Can I ask the kitchen to change its music?
This junior version of Bowser is one of the most interesting characters in the game, combining the speed of Kirby with a bizarre moveset based on the weapons in his clown car. Hit A and little Bowser will pummel enemies with boxing gloves, or dash-A to stick out a sawblade. Bowser Jr.'s regular smash is a giant drill, while his lunge attack is, for some reason, a giant fork. His special abilities are equally unique—he can fire cannonballs, leap out of his clown car for recovery (leaving the car to explode behind him), and even launch mecha-koopas that blow up on contact, Super Mario World-style. My favorite Bowser Jr. move, down-A, makes his clown car stick out a tongue, spraying saliva and knocking down anything in its path. … [Read more...] about Super Smash Bros. 3DS
What Is It? The Evora GT is a track weapon that fits into most overhead storage bins and happens to be street legal. More specifically, it’s a limited-production mid-engine performance car designed to answer the apparent complaints levied against what is considered by some to be one of the greatest driver’s cars of our era: the Evora 400. … [Read more...] about Why The 2020 Lotus Evora GT Feels Like A Uniquely Futuristic Relic
In the second case, years ago I bought a refurbished laptop online from what looked to be a reputable vendor. After a few months the system would just start turning off randomly throughout the day. It turned out to be a hardware problem (not the hard drive, which I replaced, but an issue with the connectors). Unfortunately, by the time I figured out the problem it was past the warranty coverage. Did I just get a dud, buy from the wrong place, or buy the wrong laptop? It really could have been any of those, which is part of the risk of buying refurbished. You can minimize the risk by buying from the right seller (direct from manufacturer or from trusted reseller) and a few more tips: … [Read more...] about When Should I Buy Refurbished Electronics?