AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY: KATE UPTON ENGAGED

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It is with great regret that I must report that Kate Upton, our finest existing representation of American greatness and muse of the Washington Free Beacon, is off the market and has been for weeks. Upton announced the engagement at last night’s Met Gala by showing up wearing an engagement ring given to her by Detroit Tigers pitcher …

‘Ideal Spokesman’ for Sex Offenders Ideal Candidate for Sex Offender Registries

Galen Baughman, delivering a Tedx talk titled 'Are We All Sex Offenders?'

Over the weekend, I happened across a piece at Slate about a guy on a sex-offender registry who has been pitched as the “ideal spokesman” for sex offenders looking to get off of onerous lists that makes them community pariahs. As someone who frequents libertarian weblogs, I often hear horror stories about these registries—the 18-year-old who sleeps with the 17-year-old and winds up on a sex offender registry for life, that sort of thing—so I was curious to see what this Galen Baughman had done. Turns out that he, uh, wasn’t exactly a borderline case.

Four Political Comedy Pitches to Help Hollywood Prove Conservatives Wrong

kennedys everywhere

I’m not a huge fan of anti-Hollywood culture war stuff, insofar as I find it rather boring and only kinda-sorta warranted. But sometimes The Biz goes out of its way to prove that they are, in fact, ridiculously biased caricatures. Two small items. Item the first: That’s right: Variety is reporting that noted comedic actor Will Ferrell is going to play …

BREAKING: The Republican Governors Association Just Followed Kasich on Instagram

John Kasich / Instagram

The Republican Governors Association is now following the Republican governor of Ohio on Instagram, the Washington Free Beacon has learned. Previously the Free Beacon reported that the Washington-based 527 organization, which Gov. John Kasich of Ohio follows along with 21 other accounts on the photo-sharing site, was not reciprocating the social media outreach efforts of the former chairman of the House …

Jeff Jarvis, Meet Barbra Streisand and Her Magical Effect

Jeff Jarvis (via flickr user Eirik Solheim)

There is a journalism professor by the name of Jeff Jarvis who is prone to using buzzy words and talking about life in the netizen age. You can get a sense for his work in this rather scathing review of one of his books by Evgeny Morozov.

There is a Twitter account by the name of @ProfJeffJarvis that parodies not only the real Jarvis’ mode of thinking but the mode of thinking adopted by his fellow thinkfluencers.

The real Jeff Jarvis is very angry that the fake Jeff Jarvis exists, for reasons that are relatively obvious.

John Kasich Can’t Get People to Follow Him Back on Instagram

John Kasich / Instagram

John Kasich is following 22 accounts on Instagram, only seven of which are definitely following him back, a Washington Free Beacon analysis found. Kasich is currently followed by Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, Gov. Terry Branstad of Iowa, Gov. Bryan Sandoval of Nevada, Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, Sen. Rob Portman and Rep. Pat Tiberi …

‘Alien Day’ Is the Most Egregiously Dumb Way to Move Merchandise EVER DEVISED

On this 'Alien Day' just remember that you are John Hurt.

So, a few weeks, maybe a month or two ago, I started seeing film sites talking about “Alien Day.” The Alamo Drafthouse, for instance, would be showing Alien and Aliens in a double feature today, April 26. Bottleneck Gallery and Mondo—two print shops I admire greatly and whose art adorns my office and home walls alike—were both offering Alien Day prints. Indeed, Mondo was offering a whole line of Alien Day clothes, including this keen facehugger knit ski mask:

Why Is Bernie Sanders Even Legal?

From my cold, dead hands…

Yesterday, at an hour when many of us were either fulfilling Sunday obligations to our Lord or sleeping, Bernie Sanders was appearing on Chuck Todd’s television program. I haven’t watched his entire appearance because I have strong moral and aesthetic objections to the Sunday morning show format. What I did see, though, was the junior senator from Vermont questioning the legality of cigarettes.