Entries by John Cole

Balloon Juice Fundraiser Open Thread

Watching Operation Finale, where they had the right idea and shot Nazis. Reposting from yesterday. As you know, we are working on a new website, and a crew of longtime members of the blogetariat have been helping me see things through the eyes of the reader and coordinating the redesign. They have put together a […]

Pet Calendar Pictures

I spent the last hour forwarding pet pictures you submitted to our delightful calendar maker, because it needed to be done and because when I am on the reboot of “This is your life” I want to spend the entire presentation wondering why I didn’t just shoot myself in the face at the age of […]

Open Thread

I’m pretty sure I am scarred for life by this administration. Any time I am aware from the internet or news for an extended period, about once every ten minutes I get this ball of anxiety in my stomach as I think “oh god what has fuckboy done now while I was not paying attention?”

Rev. Strangechirothecœ: How I Learned to Love the White Supremacy, a Reflection by Pope Douthat

Someone tell Douthat the cilice is supposed to go around his thigh, not his neck, and he’s cutting off the oxygen to his brain: The nostalgia flowing since the passing of George H.W. Bush has many wellsprings: admiration for the World War II generation and its dying breed of warrior-politicians, the usual belated media affection […]

Site Fundraiser Open Thread

Whenever I wake up and there is snow on the ground, I get happy. I just like snowy weather- it’s so much better than a dingy, leafless, barren landscape without snow. Reposting from yesterday: As you know, we are working on a new website, and a crew of longtime members of the blogetariat have been […]