Scritti Politti: February 17, 2009
First of all, let's take a look at this important information from NY Mag's Vulture blog:
When we first brought you word that a film called Lesbian Vampire Killers was coming out in 2009, some confusion erupted as to whether or not the film was about lesbians who kill vampires or if it would instead focus on people trying to kill lesbian vampires. After watching the full-length trailer, it appears as if the latter statement fits the bill. That is all.
I'm going to be honest. I have been wanting this precise matter clarified for some time. Thank you, good bloggers of the New York Magazine.
It's Always In The Last Place You Look: Doesn't it always seem that the bicycle marked with the sticker that reads "This Bike Is A Pipe Bomb" NEVER turns out to be the pipe bomb? Yes. Yes it does. Because you are not some sort of moron.
Coates on Bristol Palin: Yeah. What Ta-Nehisi said:
Where are those sanctimonious fucks, now? Where is the stigmatizing of Bristol Palin? Where is all their self-righteous howling? These people are not simply proud of being ignorant. They are proud of their arrogance. They are proud of their lack of self-awareness. They're proud of their fraudulence. This is real talk, for real families out there on the frontlines, doing the real hard work of child-rearing. These people want to balance your books, but they're steady bouncing checks the whole way.
Did He Leave His Hat On: Neither party is going to come off clean on this, but as it turns out, Big Bad John Cornyn was an extra-special travelin' pal with mini-Madoff Allen Stanford.
Gaseous Discharge: Turns out that George Will's recent lame stab at climate-change denialism featured all sorts of things that would get you a failing grade from a credible university: misrepresentation of research, errors of fact, "serious distortions"...but hey! It's not like anyone's going to get fired, or even punished! It's almost as if the Washington Post is "not interested in informing their audience, they're interested in showing that they'll bend over backwards to be fair to the right wing."
Daily Dose Of Delight: Michael Gondry and Flight of the Conchords present "Too Many Dicks On The Dancefloor":