this wouldn’t happen to be your frozen turkey

Dana Whitaker: I’ve named this Thanksgiving. I’m calling it “The Thanksgiving of Mom’s Disapproval.” Included on the 2-record set are the hit songs “Why Aren’t You Married?” And “Sports Is No Place for an Educated Woman” and “Didn’t Anyone Ever Tell You How to Cook a Turkey?” — Sports Night 1×8, “Thespis” The Maternal Unit…

quote: kathleen hanna on beyonce

Beyoncé isn’t Beyoncé because she reads comments on the Internet. Beyoncé is in Ibiza, wearing a stomach necklace, walking hand in hand with her hot boyfriend. She’s going on the yacht and having a mimosa. She’s not reading shitty comments about herself on the Internet, and we shouldn’t either. I just think, Would Beyoncé be…

quote: mason jennings on marriage, sort of

This quote from a 2011 American Songwriter interview with Mason (I was doing research for a piece) made me grin: I’ve heard that couples would come up to you after your shows sometimes to tell you what your music means to them. Yeah, it’s just something we noticed over the years. Often times, when I…

quote: patti smith on good things

Whenever anyone does something of worth, including myself, it just makes me happy to be alive. — Patti Smith Feeling really grateful for a particular handful of people in my life today. If we’ve talked about making art or doing things that scare you in the last few days, consider yourself even more loved than…

quote: frank turner kicks your ass

Work hard and be your own harshest critic. — Frank Turner I’m really excellent at the second one, and not always in a good way. But I’m working on it.


But then, like all villains in scary movies, Steve Spurrier came back for one final scare. Yep, he took over the South Carolina head-coaching job. — Clay Travis, Dixieland Delight Go Heels. Beat the Cocks.

please enter through front door

‘Photography can be tricky like that,’ said Yoshi. ‘Just because you took the photo doesn’t mean that you know its secrets.’ — Lili Wilkinson, the Zigzag Effect

you can’t not be on a boat

ROSENCRANTZ: I’ve frequently not been on boats. GUILDENSTERN: No, what you’ve been is not on boats. — Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

quoth the raven, ‘sack kaepernick’

“Just witnessing a Baltimore ritual. I’ve lived here all my life and never visited Poe’s grave, much less seen the Visitor. That’s akin to never going to Fort McHenry or watching the Orioles play.” “Bunch of bums.” Rainer frowned. “I hate the American League.” “Where did you grow up, Detective?” “Jersey. I’m a Mets fan….

i am not named after her, but sometimes i fib and say i am

“I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.” — Agatha Christie Not meant as a jab at the maternal unit for not making Dame Agatha my namesake, just saying I’m Agatha…