Entries by John Cole

War Pigheadedness

“Any forces that would impose their will on other nations will certainly face defeat.” I just read President Carrot top’s speech from last night, and the usual suspects are, predictably, participating in the usual “presidential pivot” mutual masturbation society after party: Tonight is a new President Trump: Acknowledging a flip-flop and talking about gravity of […]

It Really Is the Little Things

As you all know, I am a fan of getting pedicures. Or maybe you don’t know. Now you do. I love them. I like the soaking in the hot water with the jets blasting, I love that they are all nice and neat and comfortable when they are finished, and I love the foot massage […]

Another Eclipse Open Thread

Photo from resident photographer Jeffreyw: I didn’t see anything except it got darker out. I’m glad so many millions got a kick out of it. I celebrated this like every other major event in my life- general indifference and a mid-afternoon nap. Also, this: Scientist: The eclipse will be just like this…People: Wow, you were […]

But Wait, It Gets Better!

This is my favorite thing on the internet (and it’s not the same as the one Anne Laurie posted below): Okay, this is like my favorite thread ever!!, so I wanted to see what it would look like merged with a Ken Burns-ish voice reading. pic.twitter.com/E2frNNahFH — Reetae (@Reetae27) August 19, 2017 Amazing.

Calm Before the Storm

I think in the next couple of months, I think we will look at this week with the President outing himself as a Nazi and then trying to cast off Bannon like his pair of jackboots and pretend he is really just Wehrmacht as a relatively peaceful time. He’s increasingly isolated, people are coming at […]