On Name That Book!


This is clearly a popular idea. BUT. There is a better place for it! With a greater pool of searchers! Unfortunately, it is at reddit.com. But reddit.com/r/tipofmytongue is pretty much exactly for this stuff. Hopefully somebody sees this!

Posted on February 11, 2013 at 2:49 pm 0

On Name That Book!

@Anchovy Cake I know this! It's Andrew Henry's Meadow. That book rules so hard! I need to get a copy for my son.

Posted on February 11, 2013 at 11:59 am 0

On We're in an Awful Mess, and I Don't Mean Maybe

"Ms. Gonzalez ... was arraigned in federal court on charges of sexual abuse of a person in custody, because an inmate cannot legally consent to sex." A lot of things about our prison system in the USA are seriously messed up, but this is definitely one of those "Wait, what?" parts.

Posted on February 6, 2013 at 1:26 pm 4

On We're in an Awful Mess, and I Don't Mean Maybe

@I'm Right on Top of that, Rose That is taking me about 20 minutes to parse.

Posted on February 6, 2013 at 1:25 pm 2

On Love You, Lindsey Vonn

As far as treating world-caliber athletes who are women like reality show contestants, I'm perfectly ambivalent about Lindsay Vonn. She does a good job, and she's (apparently) occasionally kind of full of herself... I could name about 50 male athletes off the top of my head who act in a similar way.

Posted on February 6, 2013 at 11:35 am 2

On Interview With a Virgin: Scarlet

@sunflowernut AFAIK it's a complete lack of self-awareness, apparently forgetting that they themselves are/were virgins at one time as well. Treating sex like it's some kind of exclusive club that you don't want to let any new members into is mystifyingly lame.

Posted on February 1, 2013 at 10:52 am 0

On Last Night's 'Downton'

@Nicole Cliffe Oh god, as soon as they mentioned ankles I got the bad feeling in my tummy and knew that somebody was going to die.

They might as well have sent her to investigate a strange sound in the spooky haunted mansion with a bad flashlight.

Posted on January 28, 2013 at 12:24 pm 6

On Dramatic Real Life Confessions

@Tuna Surprise ... and anybody who doubts this should read Dave Zabriskie's (arguably one of the most likable cyclists... ever?) deposition. It's heart-breaking.

Posted on January 18, 2013 at 2:41 pm 0

On "Flowers on the Wall," The Statler Brothers

Thank you, Pulp Fiction soundtrack.

Posted on January 10, 2013 at 11:56 am 0

On Can You Spot the Bird Cage?

But who lives here? And who lives there? And what is that flying through the air?

I must have read this book out loud about 200 times in the past year, I will not pass up the opportunity to quote from it.

Posted on January 7, 2013 at 1:38 pm 1