Alas, No : Locker room talk

Chuck Wendig gets at something that has been bugging me the last few days about the "This is no locker room talk I've ever heard!" protestations. Referring to Kelly Oxford's #notokay project, here's Wendig:

Now, unless we are to assume that these millions of women have been assaulted only by Trump and his cronies, I think it’s woefully fair to expect that these women are telling the truth and have been assaulted by everything from ex-boyfriends to husbands to family members to random men on public transportation. Which is to say, Trump is not a singular creature. He was not created in a vacuum. If there are millions of women assaulted, then there are millions of men doing the assaulting. We need to believe what these women are telling us.

I don’t know that in my life I’ve ever heard commentary like what Trump uttered at quite the level of pure, unmitigated rape culture he’s spouting — his words were, like I said, an admission and an endorsement of that kind of culture. It offered a clear picture of terrible men holding power and expressing that power not on behalf of women but rather, against them. Power serving as a weapon of desire and control.

But just the same, I’ve heard some nasty shit.

Same here.

While I can understand where men are coming from with this sort of outraged response, it is not actually true, and that's a problem. Trump is horrible, and what he said (and did) is awful, but it's just as awful when anyone else says and does this kind of stuff, and Wendig is right–plenty of men say and do this kind of stuff.

Insisting that it doesn't happen or that it isn't widespread helps no one.

Go read Wendig's whole post. More importantly, read the NYT article on Kelly Oxford's #notokay hashtag.

By Pete Brown

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  1. What Republicans can live with
  2. "Yeah, but he's *our* loser!"
  3. The thing about Mike Pence
  4. Fact-checking Donald Trump
  5. The first debate
  6. Don't get your hopes up that Trump will pay a price for his continued birtherism.
  7. Most parenting advice is terrible.
  8. Not everyone gets sick days.
  9. Hillary Clinton's secret policy trove
  10. "A six-foot-tall painting of himself"
  11. Justin Trudeau, "a living TED Talk"
  12. Missing the entire point of *ST:TNG*
  13. "Looking presidential"
  14. Tim Murphy's *Christodora* is the best novel I have read so far this year.
  15. The party of Lincoln
  16. Getting rid of comment sections
  17. "The transformative potential of deliberative democracy"
  18. Clinton calling out the entire GOP might have been more satisfying, but probably less effective.
  19. Cal Newport on Kentaro Toyama's Geek Heresy
  20. A few things have happened since the Civil War and Robert Byrd.
  21. Sports and patriotism displays are sort of creepy.
  22. Keeping books on shelves
  23. Good times at Fukushima
  24. Of *course* Trump isn't going to bother with building anything.
  25. Uber opens the company store
  26. Blogging didn't die. It was killed.
  27. Call me crazy, but I think Clinton probably knows what she's doing.
  28. Atrios on Uber
  29. Trophies for participating
  30. Adventures in disaster recovery
  31. "If we look at Column AK on Tab 3 of this list of open tickets…"
  32. Clay Shirky on protest voting
  33. Blair Witch
  34. We are broadcasting from the year 2016…
  35. Your third party won't save you.
  36. Nathan Robinson on voting for the lesser of two evils
  37. And this is the book that made Trump famous.
  38. Baton Rouge, St. Paul, and Dallas
  39. Michael Arnovitz on Hillary Clinton
  40. Not every problem is a software problem.
  41. The second most terrifying thing about this election
  42. Profiles In Courage, featuring Speaker Of the House Paul Ryan
  43. Describes most of my Facebook these days…
  44. A reminder that writers and readers of tech blogs are not ordinary people
  45. Martin Longman on voting v. organizing
  46. Josh Marshall on New York's closed primary system
  47. Rutger Bregman on universal basic income
  48. Jurgen Appelo on why information radiators don't work
  49. Ulysses app is kind of nice
  50. Democrats
  51. If your solution is to shuttle employees to the main office on a supertechnotrain, you're doing it wrong.
  52. Paul Ford on free but kind of crappy hotels
  53. I might trust the algorithm if I thought it were any good.
  54. Iowa
  55. On Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders
  56. Audiobooks, podcasts, and the challenges of building stuff oneself
  57. There is no such thing as a structureless organization.
  58. God-damned Internet of Things
  59. Switching to Reeder for RSS
  60. Stringing small tools together wins again.
  61. Spoilers
  62. "Egalitarian" organizations and internalized control
  63. Richard Kaufman on *The Thing*
  64. Benjamin Brooks on working from home
  65. Laurie Ruettimann on open floor plan offices
  66. I really hope Bimodal IT is intended as descriptive, not prescriptive.
  67. There is a reason that stuff happens.
  68. The grand evasion of gun control
  69. Zach Holman on remote-first vs. remote-friendly
  70. Feeling kinda meh about the X-Files trailer
  71. Is the pope Catholic?
  72. Right-wing kook likes right-wing kook
  73. Sure, Google—blame the humans.
  74. Yep, we're fine on the schedule, except that everyone hates the schedule.
  75. If it walks like a Trump and quacks like a Trump…
  76. It's not just politics. The tech community's objectivity is a myth.
  77. Larry Lessig's plan is ridiculous.
  78. Nuts-McCubbins 2016!
  79. Those impolite protesters
  80. "The Other Sixties"
  81. Why I (mostly) stopped using Linux
  82. Trump trump trumpity trump
  83. Education and the health of democracy
  84. Yeah, still not feeling the Bern.
  85. Trump's "campaign" is the perfect illustration of the GOP circus and its media enablers.
  86. So, Conway, Jevons, and Sturgeon walk into a planning meeting…
  87. LastPass (and basically any other password manager) is still more secure than your homegrown password scheme.
  88. Maybe throwing out the Agile bath water is a good idea, regardless of what's in the tub.
  89. The insistence that children be forced to learn harsh lessons early is bizarre.
  90. The diminishing returns of the GOP welfare circuit
  91. "This OS is buggy because my upgrade failed!"
  92. Single-issue voting, or "Rand Paul is still a nutcase."
  93. Decentralizing GitHub
  94. The doofus dad stereotype is bullshit and needs to be tossed in the bin.
  95. Funny definition of government oppression you've got there…
  96. A great post about continuous delivery of infrastructure services
  97. Uber is terrible, Part… oh, I've lost track now.
  98. But this method doesn't work with a tomato.
  99. My prediction for tonight's *Mad Men* series finale…
  100. Who will explain the explainers?
  101. Cormac McCarthy's *The Road* and manipulative storytelling
  102. The uselessness and vacuity of David Brooks
  103. I seriously doubt that the culture wars are over.
  104. Meanwhile, in the great state of Texas…
  105. Now if only we could automate the automation.
  106. What's good for me must be good for you.
  107. The police state and its enablers
  108. A new Craw Kickstarter
  109. It's weird how all these spontaneous riots keep happening.
  110. Sometimes you are just wrong.
  111. The White House Correspondents Dinner is pathetic.
  112. People are not resources.
  113. Chewie, we're home.
  114. As usual, the private sector makes everything better.
  115. Expecting Hillary Clinton to un-jerk-ify the GOP is stupid.
  116. Oliver Queen learns some odd lessons.
  117. Book: *The Luminaries* by Eleanor Catton
  118. It can't be entirely about what the customer cares about.
  119. Why it is a good idea to listen to experts
  120. Happy birthday, Merle!
  121. I'm glad Terry Gilliam didn't make *Watchmen*.
  122. Bigots gonna bigot
  123. "…but the implementation is only the first step"
  124. "Tax reform" is whatever you need it to be.
  125. Mike Pence has a funny definition of "hospitality."
  126. No, Indiana's RFRA is *not* the same as those 19 other states.
  127. TV - *Bloodline*
  128. Maybe they should just start using square-quotes around "partner."
  129. So Mr. President, if you want to close Guantanamo, then close it.
  130. Why I like minimalist art.
  131. Book: The Wars Of Reconstruction
  132. No, the Republicans in Congress have not committed treason.
  133. Marilyn Frye on what politics is
  134. Comics: *Descender* No. 1
  135. Meetings and email are symptoms, not causes.
  136. NoEstimates as a protest movement?
  137. A new Aliens movie?
  138. Devops certification and the problem with buying expertise
  139. The new Dan Deacon album is out today.
  140. Pipelines v. trains is a false dilemma.
  141. Great post! Too bad it was delivered via 47 tweets…
  142. Do yourself a favor and go read some Malcolm X.
  143. Review: Ann Leckie - *Ancillary Justice*
  144. Buzzkill alert: This snow is no joke.
  145. Tech pundits need to get out more.
  146. Pizza crust will destroy the universe.
  147. If you don't like the law, then fix it.
  148. Peter Singer, eating meat, and the ethical treatment of animals
  149. SAFe is better than nothing, but only marginally so.
  150. Rand Paul is a kook.
  151. Due is a nice reminders app.
  152. Left-wing conspiracy theories are still conspiracy theories.
  153. Dan Burton, still a moron
  154. I think maybe these people have read too much sci-fi.
  155. Getting mad at Brian Williams is kind of missing the point.
  156. Why photo-sharing companies never seem to be able to make a go of it
  157. Reform conservatism is snake oil and Jeb Bush is a terrible person.
  158. The new *Star Wars* comic is pretty good.
  159. In which I am skeptical that the GOP will pay any political price for tanking the ACA
  160. John Carpenter - *Lost Themes*
  161. If your architecture is a mess, rapid deployment is probably the last thing you need.
  162. The *Daredevil* trailer looks good.
  163. The new Terminator movie looks alright.
  164. No, blogging is not dead.
  165. Good article on the creation of AllMusic
  166. Scott Walker is terrible.
  167. I installed and then deleted the new iOS Outlook app.
  168. Revisiting the BBC's *Ghostwatch*
  169. Jonathan Chait bravely defends the rights of whites guys to say they think. Apparently Marxists are to blame.
  170. Someone needs to do a Kickstarter for a *Quantum Leap* movie.
  171. This certainly is easier than sifting through the ninety-nine cent CD-ROM bin at Microcenter.
  172. Link Dump - 2015-01-13
  173. Phrases that should be banned
  174. No, populism is not actually a political position.
  175. A novel twist in gameplay
  176. An entrepreneur in every pot
  177. Link Dump - 2015-01-10
  178. Yes, tell me again about the terrible discrimination against religion.
  179. Title II for ISPs looks slightly more likely.
  180. From the vaults: Jets To Brazil - *Orange Rhyming Dictionary*
  181. I can't believe Apple released Yosemite with that bug that kills puppies.
  182. Serial and the problem of knowledge
  183. Maybe next week I'll dig up a CD player and tape deck.
  184. First-world problems in the twenty-first century
  185. So long, 2014.
  186. Net Promoter Score, or, "The problem with trying to quantity people"
  187. Personal trauma and systemic oppression
  188. "Irritating people making bad decisions"
  189. NYPD v. de Blasio, and NYC politics
  190. Comics: *Lazarus*, Volume 1
  191. Flash photography
  192. I know we are supposed to be terribly outraged about any threat to freedom of expression, but…
  193. My new favorite comic: Rachel Rising
  194. Anti-GMO rhetoric
  195. Ms. Marvel, Volume 1
  196. Uber needs poor people.
  197. The problem with Radiolab
  198. NERD+SPOILER ALERT: The Flash mid-season finale
  199. I will loan you my copy of The Economic & Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844
  200. The Star Wars teaser
  201. Link Dump - 2014-11-27
  202. Ferguson and *Nixonland*
  203. *Countdown City* by Ben H. Winters
  204. It's morning in America.
  205. My *Serial* think-piece
  206. Cod vacations
  207. Link Dump - 2014-11-22
  208. Railing
  209. Found a sunny spot
  210. 1970s Legos
  211. DANZIG!
  212. Link Dump - 2014-11-21
  213. Just keep screaming "BENGHAZI!" even louder.
  214. It's not really a "dog whistle" if everyone can hear it.
  215. Paul Smith & Peter Brews - *Frozen By Sight*
  216. Link Dump - 2014-11-20
  217. Clearly, I am just a statist stooge lacking any perspective or self-awareness.
  218. Link Dump - 2014-11-19
  219. A very helpful related search
  220. "Jack Deth is back, and he's never even been here before!"
  221. Anyone need a 16MB memory card?
  222. Link Dump - 2014-11-18
  223. "…and the rest of the team should be focused on project work."
  224. Comics I'm reading: *Wytches*
  225. It was a bad idea to even suggest the loan program should be profitable in the first place.
  226. Link Dump - 2014-11-17
  227. Because who needs public infrastructure?
  228. Dilbert is not funny.
  229. Pink Floyd
  230. Link dump - 2014-11-16
  231. Mobile friendly
  232. Dave Winer's Radio3
  233. Resistance to change
  234. That pope
  235. Twitter's strategy statement, or Why we can't have nice things
  236. Happy birthday, Hedy Lamarr
  237. Your data-mining sucks.
  238. Started reading *Locke & Key*
  239. The biggest threat to the coming Democratic majority is the Democrats.
  240. I think I am going to need some new running shoes soon.
  241. *A Nightmare On Elm Street* turns 30
  242. *Foundation* trilogy maybe coming to TV?
  243. "I believe the FCC should reclassify consumer broadband service under Title II of the Telecommunications Act."
  244. For the eleventy-billionth time, pointing out racism != "playing the race card."
  245. Nobody likes paying taxes, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't have them.
  246. Just give me a goddamned RSS feed already
  247. Marvel Unlimited is not so great.
  248. My in-depth analysis of the 2014 mid-term elections
  249. Massachusetts Republicans
  250. Birthright #1
  251. *Phase IV* is on Netflix!
  252. Kids these days
  253. *Aliens* documentary
  254. Don't run, Elizabeth! Don't run!
  255. New album from I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness!
  256. I suppose it is proof of *something*, anyway…
  257. Jack Bruce
  258. You seem to have missed something.
  259. Why monitor something you're not going to do anything about?
  260. Meg & Mog
  261. Gandhi never said that, and even if he had, it doesn't make any sense.
  262. Airmail 2.0 seems like it might be cool.
  263. Plato, Popper, & word processing
  264. Technological change vs. cultural change
  265. Mark Lanegan Band - *Phantom Radio*
  266. Sleater-Kinney
  267. BE AFRAID!
  268. Medium's on it, bro!
  269. Why have no white leaders come forward to speak out against this culture of violence?
  270. Predicting the future without knowing the past
  271. "Free v. Not free" is overly simplistic.
  272. Little pink houses, for you and me.
  273. Surprise! Tort reform doesn't work.
  274. A useful roadmap
  275. Not much longer now…
  276. Good intro to David Fincher's visual style
  277. "Text is the most powerful, useful, effective communication technology ever, period."
  278. "Don't feed the trolls is a cop-out.
  279. Childhood traumas: The can lid
  280. Deliberately missing the point
  281. Jose Saramago on writing via keyboard
  282. Freshman year of college is calling.
  283. Jargon needed: The opposite of "solutioning"
  284. Started reading Jane Smiley's *Some Luck*
  285. Trail map - Highland Park, Temple Woods, & Poet's Seat in Greenfield, MA
  286. What's the worst that could happen?
  287. Field Report - *Marigolden*
  288. Both sides do it.
  289. You may have built part of it, just not the whole thing.
  290. With friends like these…
  291. Neil Killick on slicing heuristics
  292. Oh, like that could ever happen.
  293. It's a luxury not to have to worry about racism.
  294. Hell #9438
  295. I think it's time for Batman to take a break.
  296. Caribou - *Can't Do Without You*
  297. The right-wing carbon-copy machine
  298. War forever
  299. Finished Jeff VanderMeer's *Authority*
  301. Agent Cooper and the Kingdom Of the Crystal Skull
  302. Disconnecting pay from performance
  303. Hosting my own stuff
  304. All Ebola, all the time
  305. The kids these days
  306. Laboratories of democracy!
  307. Ridley Scott's new movie sounds terrible.
  308. *Gotham* is a pretty disappointing show so far.
  309. Again with Heidegger and the Nazis
  310. Experimenting with posting from Drafts
  311. The new phone is here.
  312. Crap Architecture
  313. iPhone Parking Lot
  314. Starting Proust
  315. *The Conspiracy* (2012)
  316. Immigration reform & deficit hawkery
  317. Facebook: Evil, dumb, or both?
  318. The Apple tech press is weird.
  319. VHS v. Betamax
  320. The answer is always "n + 1".
  321. Conservative intellectuals
  322. Zappos is creepy.
  323. Your phone is not the problem.
  324. Deconstruction
  325. Inspirational
  326. Process improvement
  327. Thanks, but finding interesting stuff to read is *my* job…
  328. Sorry, but writing down all your passwords on a piece of paper is a terrible idea.
  329. People like the idea of privacy and security.
  330. Complicated things are complicated.
  331. The Prometheus sequel might not suck.
  332. That technology thing you like
  333. Priorities, people
  334. WAR!
  335. Heidegger's *Schwarzen Hefte*, or "Leaving Godwin's Law in the rear-view mirror"
  336. Because why spend money on keeping things from exploding and falling apart?
  337. Nice public broadcasting you've got there
  338. Vladimir's Big Adventure
  339. 42
  340. Remember, the government can't do anything right.
  341. Sure, there are ways that *Batman Vs Superman* might not suck.
  342. CVS is getting out of the cigarette business.
  343. Trying out Beats Music
  344. Fine, we'll offer a tablet if we have to, but we're not happy about it.
  345. The synthetic unity of experience
  346. No, we shouldn't go back to Project Management 101.
  347. You should go read *The Unwritten*.
  348. The Pope's Blood Is Missing!
  349. State of the Union predictions
  350. Childhood traumas: "The Shadow Man"
  351. Yay! You hit your KPI. Too bad no one cares.
  352. I want to like *Helix*, but…
  353. I'm sure ACORN is somehow to blame for this.
  354. Yes, your explanation is simpler if you toss out the complicated parts.
  355. Mike Huckabee, expert on women
  356. Thinking before you write
  357. *Wildewoman* - Lucius
  358. Bringing the Catholic Church into a year that has four digits
  359. "Do what you love" and unexamined privilege
  360. Perhaps your secret sauce is a bit too secret.
  361. Hate the show, not the venue.
  362. In which I end my brief career as an employee engagement consultant
  363. FUD As a Service
  364. Yes, clearly your belief system is threatened by all 2% of us.
  365. Crippling injuries build character.
  366. *Wolf Hall* - Hilary Mantel
  367. Saving bookstores
  368. I'm not sure there is a good answer to the technical problems of social media.
  369. In which I kick off my new career as an "employee engagement" consultant
  370. Internet activism
  371. *Grasshopper On the Road* by Arnold Lobel
  372. Syfy's *Helix* seems like a mixed bag.
  373. The things one thinks about in the wee hours
  374. GMOs and the Monsanto boogeyman
  375. Your tax dollars at work
  376. let.ter - Taking minimalism a bit far
  377. Holacracy
  378. Yes, people really do still blog.
  379. Healthcare is expensive because people are trying to make money off of it.
  380. Duck Dynasty
  381. No one cares about your private cloud.
  382. Organizational "culture" discussions are mostly empty
  383. bell hooks on Sheryl Sandberg's *Lean In*
  384. So there's a new Death Angel album...
  385. No, Lacan is a just a bad writer.
  386. Money is speech
  387. Clearly
  388. Parking
  389. Nightbreed, The Cabal Cut
  390. It's like when we were all going to boycott Facebook.
  391. It depends on what you mean by "free will."
  392. Unhelpful advice
  393. ZOMG! Fingerprints!!!
  394. People don't scale
  395. No–stronger encryption is not the answer
  396. Movies that scared me
  397. Epistemology
  398. Bespoke
  399. Califone, *Stitches*
  400. Yes, deals with Mr. Morden are likely to end badly.
  401. We want INFORMATION!
  402. Passive-aggressive politeness
  403. Agile is not always the answer to everything.
  404. *My Amityville Horror* is not a great documentary, but it's worth watching.
  405. Google cars
  406. Grant Hart, *The Argument*
  407. Really, DC? REALLY?
  408. Washed Out, *Paracosm*
  409. Suspension of disbelief
  410. This is why bookstores are a niche business.
  411. True Widow, *Circumambulation*
  412. Personal experience v. policy
  413. Concern-trolling Gmail and "the cloud"
  414. Phosphorescent, *Muchacho*
  415. The Washington Post and AWS
  416. St. Patrick’s Day
  417. "You are wrong, and here are the reasons why."
  418. I find it unlikely that VMWare is going to suddenly embrace commodity cloud.
  419. Sometimes a methodology can be taken too far.
  420. "Let's just stick with what we've got..."
  421. What is good about *The Walking Dead* will also be its undoing.
  422. I'm not even sure your enterprise private cloud *could* succeed.
  423. If you haven't already, go watch *Dredd*
  424. The new How To Destroy Angels album
  425. A bit more regarding meetings, and how they suck
  426. Meetings
  427. And next, our plan for when we fail to plan
  428. Finally looked at the NYT's Snow Fall thing
  429. Time-tracking
  430. Prophecy
  431. More guns
  432. Guns
  433. Bold Leadership
  434. Hanlon's Razor
  435. That legacy stuff
  436. It's not about what box someone wants to put it in
  437. Tuhin Kumar on content in a digital era
  438. Money, politics, and Machiavelli
  439. I am skeptical that your tax plan will work any better.
  440. No, that's NOT the definition of insanity.
  441. The Walking Dead, now with more zombies
  442. The original Prometheus script seems interesting
  443. Commonplace is kind of nifty
  444. That Kant was a smart guy.
  445. Petraeus
  446. The World War Z trailer
  447. You should have bicycles
  448. The technorati fallacy
  449. One of my favorite types of requests
  450. The Lucasfilm thing
  451. The hermeneutics of automated configuration management
  452. I kind of agree with Descartes that philosophy should be done later in life
  453. It's not political discussion if you're just yelling at me.
  454. Complicated things are complicated (October 2012)
  455. The forest, the trees, and the DVDs
  456. Undecided voters
  457. David Quammen's new book seems good, but not sure I'll read it
  458. Found a new philosophy podcast
  459. Yes, pitty the poor billionaires and their thankless lives of toil.
  460. The ongoing adventures of Walter Bishop
  461. One can do a lot worse than "good enough."
  462. Is that a missile in your yard, or are you just trying to deter something?
  463. That's fine, but Aristotle still makes for tedious reading.
  464. Nevermind came out 20 years ago today
  465. Messing around with OpenPhoto
  466. Safety nets
  467. So, the Romney thing
  468. Your data-mining sucks
  469. Started watching Homeland
  470. The Clint Eastwood thing
  471. Enjoy the current plethora of music streaming choices while you can
  472. I invoke Sturgeon's Law
  473. Why would the FTC have anything to say about Twitter?
  474. The Lance Armstrong thing
  475. Actually, I expect Todd Akin to announce his candidacy for President any day now
  476. A lot of Can
  477. Finished the first series of *Downton Abbey*
  478. So Paul Ryan is Romney's VP pick
  479. Writing apps
  480. Distorted markets
  481., or, why it's still tough to compete with free
  482. Unfortunately, gun ownership and car ownership are not the same thing
  483. A bit more on the HBO thing
  484. OS upgrades
  485. Or I could just go listen to the album
  486. Monster Movie Week!
  487. As goes Sparrow...
  488. Why is Twitter more interesting to me than Facebook?
  489. Fantastical + Entourage + Exchange = WEIRDNESS
  490. Network neutrality, obviously a communist plot
  491. Nope, advertising just sucks
  492. Reading
  493. Interesting, but seems like asking for trouble
  494. Who needs it!
  495. Advantage, Mutt
  496. Do you want the answer, or not?
  497. ACA coverage and systems failure
  498. To-do lists
  499. So long, Weather Underground
  500. Checked baggage
  501. The challenge of spending any amount of time in Boston
  502. From the $2 bins at the record store
  503. I haven't seen *Prometheus*, but....
  504. The HBO thing
  505. It shouldn't matter which device I'm using
  506. Not exactly random, but good listening
  507. The Dark Knight... meh
  508. Because Kubrick is a good director, and Ridley Scott is not
  509. Country Roads, Take Me Home
  510. Memorial Day
  511. The revolution will not be Harvardized
  512. Chrome + Google Reader + space bar = ANNOYING
  513. Oddball behind-the-scenes photos
  514. The Times-Picayune, and chasing the wrong problem
  515. Experimenting with Pelican
  516. Readlists
  517. The classroom as an open, iterative project
  518. Yes, the Michael Wolff article
  519. Jevon's Paradox and the Cloud
  520. War Hazard Eliminated!
  521. Unintended Consequences
  522. Limbaugh blah blah blah
  523. You’re playing their game
  524. I highly doubt that AppleTV will magically kill the cable companies
  525. Breitbart
  526. I’m not sure I follow *you*, Mr. Romney…
  527. Maybe they think I’m going to buy another one?
  528. A bit more on The Shining
  529. Obviously, The Shining is *really* about the capitalist oppression of the working class
  530. 47 days of music seems like not that much…
  531. Regrettably, a post on campaign finance reform
  532. Why stop with in-app purchases?
  533. Opera would have saved the Lindbergh baby
  534. Actually, I would prefer not to deal with a human
  535. Ip Man
  536. Yes, but I’m still one one who has to decline the meeting invite
  537. Bogeyman
  538. Good streaming stuff I've found on Netflix: *The Blob (1988)*
  539. Good streaming stuff I've found on Netflix: *Isolation*
  540. Good streaming stuff I've found on Netflix: The Crack In the World
  541. BASIC
  542. In which I am paid back for 10+ years of scoffing
  543. The Comcast/Netflix thing
  544. My power is beyond your understanding!
  545. Out-stupiding the TSA
  546. I see what you did there
  547. The problem with *Stargate:Universe*
  548. That "15 albums" thing
  549. Pedestrian v. motorist v. bicycle
  550. Sorry guys, it's still just a hobby
  551. Sunny side up, hold the overflowing manure pits
  552. That's an interesting definition you have there
  553. James Cameron v. the philistines
  554. Sometimes zombies and politics do mix.
  555. Damn hell ass boobies (2006)
  556. Whither censure?
  557. Stealing TV, Part II
  558. OCTOBER?!
  559. Chasing boogeymen
  560. Nice vetting job, folks
  561. In a move that gives bootlicks and sycophants everywhere a bad name...
  562. As goes South Dakota... well, hopefully not
  563. A discovery that should surprise exactly no one
  564. And no, I don’t care what anyone was wearing
  565. The worst idea I’ve ever heard
  566. Once again, ladies and gentleman, the professionals at work
  567. Supporting the freedom-haters
  568. Why I’m glad I’m not a miner
  569. Say it some more, because that will make it true
  570. Music update - February 2006
  571. The Corporation
  572. Watching TV without having TV
  573. Google strikes again (2006)
  574. Belle & Sebastian – The Life Pursuit
  575. Touchy subject
  576. Take my ports. Please.
  577. NUTS!
  578. One year older than I was at this time last year
  579. Gaim 2.0 beta is surprisingly unannoying
  580. Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory
  581. Lewis Black
  582. Uhhhhhhh...
  583. The Yes Men
  584. And again, my apologies
  585. I did it for you, Damien
  587. The site may be slow today
  588. Electronic mediocrity
  589. Maybe they are better off...
  590. Angry Dick strikes again
  591. Capote
  592. The gang that couldn’t shoot straight
  593. Why I don’t believe in a lot of stuff
  594. Wherein Pete despairs
  595. A long overdue return to an old favorite
  596. The Plame Name Blame Game Revisited (with pictures)
  597. Meanwhile, in TV Land...
  598. Hide your puppies
  599. I like VoIP
  600. From the “Oh, ya THINK?!” Dept:
  601. More good stuff (hopefully) from the Beeb
  602. The Monkey and the Sock Puppet, Part VI
  603. So, Mr. Attorney General—what questions will you answer?
  604. The hearings are on.
  605. Apples and oranges
  606. And in somewhat less serious news...
  607. Tune in tomorrow. For nothing.
  608. War in name only
  609. What? Something good from Cincinnati?
  610. Lookee here—I got me a domain!
  611. I will gladly pay you on Tuesday for a scandal today
  612. I suppose that’s one way of putting it
  613. Hooray for books I’ve never read
  614. The State of the Union (in Happy Happy Gumdrop Land)
  616. Flirting with the dark side
  617. Countdown to a big waste of time
  618. What if you had a demonstration and no one cared?
  619. When the hair was big and the booze flowed like water
  620. Weekend music update
  621. The New York Times finally throws down
  622. Today’s project
  623. What not to be looking for on a slow Friday afternoon
  624. The broken record continues to spin
  625. Long time, no music
  626. Yes, I’ve gotten sucked into Battlestar Galactica
  627. At least someone is putting up a fight
  628. More legal contortions
  629. More on Iran
  630. It’s not playing politics when we do it.
  631. Only 20 more hours to go
  632. Original intent
  633. And Iran, Iran so far away, Iran all night and day
  634. You say Alito, I say whatever
  635. Tick, tick, tick, tick
  636. I don’t want to live with the bears
  637. Quick TV update
  638. Still nowhere on the wiretapping
  639. Alas Kermit, we hardly knew ye
  640. Reading too much into The West Wing
  641. A question, sir...
  642. Blogging about blogging
  643. A few changes
  644. HOWTO: The Straw Man
  645. Year-end music round-up
  646. Again with the wire-tapping
  647. The Great Wire-Tapping Caper That Almost Was
  648. King Kong is a giant piece of shit
  649. I’m genuinely shocked
  650. If only we were this interested in our own elections
  651. Angry Dick
  652. The Fellowship of the Wardrobe
  653. Sorry for the delay
  654. The time grows near
  655. Site news - October 2005
  656. Quote of the Day
  657. Serenity
  658. Stop! You’re killin’ me
  659. I want something like War of the Worlds, but on TV
  660. Forensic Show #23
  661. It’s TV time again
  662. Nothing to see here
  663. Going from bad to worse to...
  664. The Return of the Puzzled Chimp
  665. Google Talk
  666. The Crummy Governor vs. the Worst Newspaper on Earth
  667. Liquid Television strikes back from beyond the grave
  668. Voting != Democracy
  669. He’s not lying
  670. Trying to maintain my sense of perspective
  671. The perfect album?
  672. Movies, movies, movies
  673. Yes, Becky, there really is a new post
  674. A bit of background
  675. Leaving, on a jet plane
  676. He also likes puppies and helps crippled children
  677. Consequences of spending two straight days in the rack room
  678. No one ever said beggars can’t be complainers
  679. Again with this story
  680. Music update - July 2005
  682. Whither Rove?
  683. How quaint.
  684. Intellects vast and cool...
  685. and... They’re off!
  686. “I have a secret plan to win the war...”
  687. I’m back
  688. You say quagmire, I say... well... quagmire.
  689. Thank you, FARK
  690. ZOMBIES!
  691. On second thought...
  692. Worst... Interviewer... EVER.
  693. Not with a bang, but a whimper
  694. So it actually didn’t suck
  695. More on the filibuster debate
  696. YES!!
  697. Going nuclear/constitutional
  698. Worth a listen?
  699. Music update - May 2005)
  700. Well, at least it’s not wooden...
  701. Who would have guessed I’d make two posts about the National Weather Service in as many weeks?
  702. Because the government doesn’t have anything better to do...
  703. More on taxes
  704. Happy April 15th
  705. Normally, I welcome change, but...
  706. Long live the Death Tax
  707. Damn hell ass boobies (2005)
  708. Woohoo! It’s Windows Update day!
  709. Wherein Pete refuses to throw his lot in with the fanboys
  710. METAL!!!
  711. The Republicans step up their war on the judiciary
  712. This is the coolest thing EVER
  713. Your tax dollars at work - April 2004
  714. April Fools Day
  715. Groundhog Day, Part II
  716. The devil movies always get me.
  717. IM Annoyances
  718. Wherein Pete attempts to give Congressional Republicans the benefit of the doubt.
  719. What the hell?
  720. I suggest we start a pool...
  721. Drill, drill, drill!
  722. This is getting out of hand.
  723. I, for one, say “Woohoo!”
  724. the gates... THE GATES!!
  725. More “indecency”
  726. And again...
  727. Where have I heard this before?
  728. Anybody want gmail?
  729. Dirty, dirty titties
  730. It’s true because I say it’s true.
  731. Odds bodkins! It has failed again!
  732. One man’s Conservative...
  733. Google strikes again! (2005)
  734. wah-nah NAAHHH nah-nah
  735. More on the latest $80 billion circling the drain
  736. You just can’t write stuff this good.
  737. Argh, I say.
  738. A rose is a rose.
  739. I’d say good riddance, if only I didn’t fear something even worse
  740. Sorry...
  741. “Horse?” asked the Cart, “I don’t need no stinkin’ horse.”
  742. Amusement
  743. The bottom-end of 2004
  744. How Bush Won
  745. New Music
  746. Foolishness
  747. Good news, I think...
  748. The first of many, I’m sure...
  749. Numbers, numbers, numbers
  750. Remember that thing I said yesterday?
  751. We have answered your question, now please go away.
  752. Alright, we’ve fixed that problem. What’s next?
  753. Site news - November 2004
  754. A brief tale of political shenanigans
  755. More good web radio
  756. Another post-election site
  757. If we say it enough, that makes it true, right?
  758. Sorry, everybody
  759. What the hell *is* an activist judge, anyway?
  760. Apologies
  761. Nonsense
  762. Some new music
  763. Your argument is very convincing… if only it were not a tangled web of lies.
  764. The music is back online
  765. What is wrong with our culture, summed up in a single amusing anecdote
  766. Odds and Ends
  767. SCIENCE!
  768. Making a bad situation worse
  769. Derrida, Part II
  770. From the “It Couldn’t Happen To a Better Bunch of People” Dept.:
  771. The Faith-Based Presidency
  772. I am rather disgusted at the moment
  773. Two weeks, man… two weeks…
  774. It’s been fun, Linux, but I just don’t think this is going to work out.