Bush decides children are expendable, also delicious


Here’s one promise the president kept: on Wednesday President Bush vetoed the funding bill for the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), just as he said he would. As a direct result of his actions, almost seven million children will lose insurance coverage in one month, and millions more won’t receive coverage to begin with. […]


Another mercurial finding from the CDC


There’s a new study out this week on thimerosal, the controversial preservative once commonly used in vaccines. Whether or not thimerosal causes autism has been the cause of much debate, and this new study appears, at first, to reassure. I have to admit, it’s a little intimidating to cover this topic. I know there are […]


Ah, the French.


If you have a constant need, as most do, for easy excuses that will get you out of the house and into the arms of your current lover, the French have just the service you require! A new company called Alibila will provide alibis for everything from an afternoon tryst to a weekend lover’s jaunt. […]


The post that will make thirteen-year-old boys everywhere snicker.


Guess who’s not writing about Britney? That would be me! I think the topic’s been covered extensively enough, wouldn’t you? I bet Christopher Hitchens has a book coming out on her VMA appearance. Wait for it. Instead, let’s talk about other people’s lady parts. Namely, yours. That’s right, women, I’m looking at you. If you’re […]


Enough with the Crocs. Do you hear me? Enough!


Maybe it’s end-of-summer fatigue, but I’ve had it with the sight of kids in Crocs. I was tired long ago of them on adults, but now my disgust has spilled over to the children. First of all, when they get encrusted with filth, as all children’s footwear do—especially by the end of summer—Crocs look especially […]


In defense of Lauren Caitlin Upton.


Oh, Lauren, Lauren, Lauren. I’m sorry, Lauren. The Internet can be so cruel. In case you haven’t seen this clip (And if you haven’t–really? You haven’t?) , during the Miss Teen USA pageant, Miss Teen South Carolina Lauren Caitlin Upton was asked the following question: “Recent polls have shown a fifth of Americans can’t locate the […]

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