Saturday, June 29, 2013

Queen for a Day

Maybe Tina Fey needs to be a little more careful about who she works with.  Alec Baldwin's latest rage episode was childish and nasty, but the so-called apology is even worse.  Saying that you used the words "queen" and "bitch" as insults but *not* as a reference to the insultee's sexuality is as bad as saying you used the word "n****r" to mean "an obnoxious or ignorant person."  Paint Mr. Baldwin with the same brush as Ms. Deen, because his persistent misanthropy surfaces plainly every time someone irritates him.  Good thing actors must seldom rely on having good character.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

From Modern Day Sodom to Medical Miracle in Seven Short Years

The CDC tells us today that the unnecessarily controversial HPV vaccine has reduced disease rates in teen girls by 56%.  Back in 2006, church groups were crying into their Bibles over the blank check for sex this vaccine would be giving to 12-year-olds. Not to mention the infringement on parental rights (to withhold vaccinations and undermine the efficacy of "herd immunity," sometimes based solely on questionable science trotted out by D-list comediennes).  At the end of the day, I love this news, because it is the perfect response to this question: "How do we know it will even be effective?"

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

New Ideas, Old Methods

I started blogging around the turn of the century, and my blog posts were mainly links to news articles with my own commentary.  This was a common form back in the blog frontier days.  Now, bloggers actually seem to be writing the news.  Or waxing nostalgic for five pages before posting someone else's recipe for chicken and dumplings. Posts on In Brief will be one hundred words or less, chock full of juicy links, and new each day(ish).

Let's face it, you have your own opinions, you don't need to hear more than one hundred words of mine.