how about "the movie was impossible to enjoy because the premise is scientifically implausible!" This argument was recently made against Lucy a lot, meanwhile the radioactive spider bite that gives a teenage boy superhuman strength and the ability to shoot webs out of his wrists (to name one example) seemingly gets a… » 8/28/14 4:53am Thursday 4:53am

The Burger King chicken sandwich might be my favorite fast food sandwich. When they were 2 for $2 sometime in the late '90s, I ate 2 for lunch and 2 for dinner until the deal ended. The deal coincided with a massive outbreak of deadly poultry virus in Australia that was so large the US Navy had to provide assistance.… » 8/27/14 10:03pm Wednesday 10:03pm

A relative gave me the Mandelbaum book (the type who subscribes to The Economist, National Geographic *and* The Altantic Monthly, and still takes Thomas "Suck On This" Friedman seriously). I've avoided reading it for so long this post reminded me I even owned it. » 8/26/14 1:42pm 8/26/14 1:42pm

It's also amateur hour progressivism. Real progressives have been using median income since the '60s at least; I don't know a single social science researcher or activist that uses average income, because as demonstrated here, it masks poverty so well. » 8/23/14 10:32am 8/23/14 10:32am