Category: current events

Is it me or does the OK emoji look a little too 'white-power'-ish?

Is it me or does the OK emoji look a little too 'white-power'-ish?
Hey, who doesn’t love a good conspiracy theory, ammah right? My favorite rabbit hole is the “Did Paul McCartney get replaced after he died in a car crash” theory. (wait why did his hairline reverse directions around his crown?) Even after insomniatic binges of alarmingly persuasive YouTube videos, I’m very careful to avoid publicly proclaiming any out-of-the-box theory as... Read more »

"Did Ding Dongs always taste like crap?" and other pop culture musings

“Did Ding Dongs always taste like crap” was my original title AND subject of this post. But then I thought to myself, That can’t be your whole post, OSM. You’re a grown-ass woman with a writing degree. You can’t just write about Ding Dongs, silly lady. So I decided, instead, to use this week’s column... Read more »

Sorry, Roxane Gay, but I will not be abandoning the 'Roseanne' reboot with you

Sorry, Roxane Gay, but I will not be abandoning the 'Roseanne' reboot with you
Hey, Roxane. (That sounds pretty casual but I think Ms. Gay would be too formal. What’s the appropriate salutation when you are challenging the opinion of one of the most influential writers of the decade? What says, I respect your work, BUT…) I read and re-read your NYT times piece about your choice to abandon... Read more »
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Watching "The Bachelor" is like watching someone shit out a live snake. Allow me to explain...

Watching "The Bachelor" is like watching someone shit out a live snake. Allow me to explain...
I’ve been thinking very deeply about how to convey the witches brew of disgusted fascination and shameful enthusiasm I feel for ABC’s reality show The Bachelor, So far this is the best I can do: Watching The Bachelor is like watching someone shit out a live snake. I only just discovered this game show of... Read more »

Hey, Internet, it's time to put these two phrases to rest

Hey, Internet, it's time to put these two phrases to rest
I know we all have a weekend to get to but real quick: I’d like to nominate two phrases that should be retired from the popular vernacular until further notice. These two phrases have served the web culture well, and should now step down so as to allow fresh, less played-out phrases to take the... Read more »

"Excuse me, but I think there's a chance the people in the seats behind me might be human traffickers..."

"Excuse me, but I think there's a chance the people in the seats behind me might be human traffickers..."
I flew from Phoenix to Chicago last night. Shortly after takeoff, a young girl in the seat behind me began to cry. I knew exactly who it was. I’m always aware of my surroundings when I travel with adults with cognitive disabilities. Sometimes I need to step in and check the gawkers and the mockers.... Read more »
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Wouldn't it be cool if baseball could inspire a GENUINE 'pro-life' movement?

Wouldn't it be cool if baseball could inspire a GENUINE 'pro-life' movement?
I took a couple of friends to Sloan Park yesterday to watch the Cubs tie the Brewers in a pre-season game. It was a lovely day of baseball, both on the field and on the Doppler radar. We got to sit closer to the field than we ever did in Chicago! Whaddaya know, professional baseball players... Read more »

Am I depressed about whatshisface, or just bored out of my mind?

Am I depressed about whatshisface, or just bored out of my mind?
Good Lord. I don’t know if I’m super depressed, or bored out of my gourd. On one hand, we have a participation trophy president being applauded for (finally) wearing a new tie as he proudly announces that he’s going to rescind the protections we have in place to protect Mother Nature/loved ones with pre-existing medical conditions/sacred... Read more »

Holy Shit, you guys. I met Boo Radley this morning!

Holy Shit, you guys. I met Boo Radley this morning!
So for the past few days I have been sharing about my neighborhood Boo Radley house – a source of mystery and intrigue on many a dog walk in the past year or so. Well, hand to God: this morning when I was stalking the Boo Radley House walking the dog, who should walk into the... Read more »
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Jesus walks into a bar...

Jesus walks into a bar...
Jesus walks into a bar. “Whisky Sour, barkeep” He says. The Prophet downs the foul wine in one Holy gulp, then slams the shot glass back down on the bar. A beat. Then: “DID I STUTTER?” *** That’s my piece, and I’m hoping for peace. Thank you so much for taking the time to read... Read more »