Tag: Sarah Palin

Mellowmas, Mellowmas 2014, Music

The Twelfth Day of Mellowmas: Shopping for Jason’s Wife, Part One

The search for a Christmas gift for Jason's wife produces a foul hurricane of Mellowmas misery...

Books, Kirkus Reviews

Popdose at Kirkus Reviews: “The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin”

Joe McGinness' scandalous expose of Tea Party cheerleader Sarah Palin gives her a most unlikely gift. ...

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Books, Kirkus Reviews, Popdose

Popdose at Kirkus Reviews: Top 10 Favorite Tina Fey Moments

Taking a look back at 10 Tina moments that helped Ms. Fey earn the book deal that brought us "Bossypants."...

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Current Events, Political Culture

Political Culture: We Have Met the Enemy, and They Are Us

Can taking the vitriol down a notch really prevent another tragedy like Tucson? Jon Cummings explores the state of our discourse - and his...

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Consumerism

Ten Years: Stuff We Didn’t Have in 2001

There are events, items and personalities that become so absorbed in the culture, it is hard to believe they weren’t always there....

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Popular Culture

The Pop-Culture Year That Wasn’t: Top Stories of (Fake) 2010

Popdose teams up with world-renowned CAP News for a look at the most important pop culture stories of the past year. February: Stern Gets...

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Bootleg City, Music

Bootleg City: Take Me Home

Mayor Cass returns with an end-of-summer recap from prison and features a 1990 bootleg from Phil Collins's Seriously Live! world tour....

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Current Events, Numberscruncher

Numberscruncher: Mothers, Moms, Politics, and Palin

Although I have given birth, I don’t particularly like being identified as a mother. Even worse, I hate being called “a mom” by...

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Bootleg City, Music

Bootleg City: In the Darkest Hour …

Folks, I have some exciting news to share with you — the Terrorist Dunking Booth is back! After the terrorist attacks of September...

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Current Events, Numberscruncher

Numberscruncher: Wither the European Union?

Abraham Lincoln was born 201 years ago last week. He was America’s greatest president because he took charge in a time of crisis, a civil...

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Current Events, Political Culture

Political Culture: Those Condescending Elites!

Just in time for last weekend’s National Tea Party convention – an event which will be remembered mostly for the way Sarah Palin had...

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Current Events, Sugar Water

Sugar Water: When Chickens and Pigs and Foxes Who Are Married to Tigers Attack

So, are you done with all your Thanksgiving leftovers? Already looking forward to that Christmas ham? Then listen up, all you attendees of...

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Mojo's Cold Shot, Music

Mojo’s Cold Shot: Giving Thanks for Mojo Workin’

Each Thanksgiving at the Flucke household, we have a special tradition where we open up the mojo bag and drop in some new gris-gris,...

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Current Events, Dw. Dunphy On..., Meta

Dw. Dunphy On… The New Internet Superstar

I’ll cut to the chase. It’s Hitler. Adolf Hitler. Yeah, I’m rather shocked myself, but it seems like Herr Fuhrer is...

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Current Events, Political Culture

Political Culture: The Palin-Prejean Connection

One of them reached the grandest stage in her profession by virtue of her charm and very-good looks, only to be judged harshly upon that...

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Current Events, Political Culture

Political Culture: McCain-Palin Plays the GOP’s Greatest Hits

Last night I had a dream … of long-faded memories, and basic-cable infomercials: Voiceover: Remember…this? John McCain:...

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Current Events, Dw. Dunphy On..., Political Culture, Pop Politico

The VP Debate: Palinpalooza (Wink, Wink)

Jon Cummings: My junior year at college I took a creative writing class in which all the students received copies of each other’s...

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Current Events, Political Culture

Political Culture: Sarah Palin? Censorship? Thanks … But No Thanks!

What a confluence of events this week! A few hours after this column posts, Sarah Palin takes the stage for what might turn out to be her...

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Current Events, Political Culture

Political Culture: The Lipstick … and the Pig

John McCain and Sarah Palin enjoy a light moment on the campaign trail, between feedings. From yesterday’s New York Times:...

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Current Events, Pop Politico

Pop Politico: “Swing! Swing! Swing!”

The current breathless “Sarah Palin Watch” going on in the mainstream and not-so-mainstream media is one of those political...

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Current Events, Sugar Water

Sugar Water: I Coulda Been a Contender …

My girlfriend, Aimiee, and I finally returned from China on August 24. It was a few days earlier than we expected, thanks to a summer wind...

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Exit Music, Music

Exit Music (For a Film): Office Space

In Mike Judge’s 1999 comedy Office Space, its protagonist Peter Gibbons (Ron Livingston) is described by the downsizing consultants...

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Current Events, Pop Politico

Elephant Walk: “Hey America, Whaaat’s Happening?*”

An Open Letter to Hurricane Gustav By Ted Asregadoo Damn you, Gustav!  I mean, how could you have the audacity to downgrade from a...