Monthly Archives: July 2015

Classy! Libs fling sexist slurs at Linda McMahon!/LooseCannonRobu/status/265988919890415617

With Linda McMahon officially losing Connecticut’s Senate race, the ever-tasteful online Left is responding with denigrating chauvinist obscenities.

Linda McMahon lost! Ha, stupid cunt.

— Ry∀n Bo⊥⊥ing (@RyanBotting2) November 7, 2012


— The MiC (@NYCTheMiC) November 7, 2012

Yeah…. FUCK Linda Mcmahon! That’s why Triple H fucked yo daughter. My nigga Hunter better not be a ‘phant.

— Anti-Hero Deezy. (@DfromCP) November 7, 2012

Murphy has taken CT.100 million down the toilet, you scary cunt. #McMahon

— Tom Wade (@madman_tom) November 7, 2012

dear linda mcmahon , bitch bye go to sleep you a tired hoe @luccivee voice . ^_^

— ♥ Lost in love ♥ (@BEYOND_Beautyx) November 7, 2012

I can’t believe Linda McMahon is still running for political office. Bitch must not realize no one respects her

— D R ∃ W(@DrewYorkCity) November 7, 2012

I’m saying . I’m tired of her popping up on my TV . lol RT @dannierealquote: Don’t nobody give a fuck about that Linda McMahon bitch

— Tera’je(@Juicy_DGIT) November 7, 2012

Just a thought here. Linda McMahon used to run World Wrestling Entertainment. Vince McMahon is her husband. Triple H is her son-in-law. Do you really think it’s a good idea to publicly insult this individual? Oh well, your funeral.

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Furious wrestling fans rally to #CancelNancyGrace after Warrior segment!/Will_Bunch/status/454374922161487872

What is it today that has people calling for Nancy Grace’s show to be canceled? Ask Diamond Dallas Page, who appeared on her show Wednesday night expecting to talk about the life of the late Ultimate Warrior and instead found himself defending all of professional wrestling against charges of drug use while a list of wrestlers who have died young scrolled by.!/RealDDP/status/454329254772477952

I went on Nancy Grace last night expecting to discuss Warrior the man. Had I known the only topic discussed would be steroids I would not have participated. At the time I was also unaware of the list that was shown to the viewing audience. To imply that all of the wrestlers on that list died from steroids was wrong and for that they owe the families an apology. Again, my only intention was to discuss Warrior the man and share some stories about how dedicated he was to the wrestling business. I am saddened that was not what happened and my thoughts remain with his family.!/TheJimCornette/status/454244698253557761

Smith Hart (unverified account) made a similar statement on Facebook.!/SmithHart1/status/454115950300651520

I think our beloved sister-in-law Martha as well as my entire family should be tremendously offended by the implication of Nancy Grace that my brother Owens demise had anything to do with drugs or steroids. For her to attempt to capitalize on Warrior’s death while his family grieves for personal choices he may have made more than 20 years ago is a sad to day for what passes as journalism today. Breaking news; Many rock stars snorted cocaine in the 80’s. Perhaps we should shut down the entire music industry. We should not buy into any of their such ridiculous libelous statements. We will hear official details from the coroner this weekend and not from some gossip journalist.

WWE’s Cody Rhodes blasted Grace:!/CodyRhodesWWE/status/454305105442267136!/CodyRhodesWWE/status/454305120466259968

PWInsider reporter Mike Johnson also tore apart Grace’s segment.!/MikePWInsider/status/454130957675925504

thank me for this meme of you, made it myself
feel free to use it as a billboard🙎🔫
#CancelNancyGrace— Black Ziggler (@HE3LZiggler) April 10, 2014!/DownsAndOut/status/454399849111117825!/Wrestle_React/status/454351263887802369!/christinem91/status/454337202038657024!/tna_dude/status/454313000686481408

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‘That kind of slouch’: Testy Obama takes a swipe at Putin’s posture!/Anatinus/status/365918322971262976

No, he really said it. Here’s how President Obama described Putin at today’s presser:!/Doc_0/status/365916293808930816


To quote Jerry Seinfeld, “This has ‘international incident’ written all over it”:!/MikeCiandella/status/365933467248242688!/CzarZellem/status/365916296031895553!/moorehn/status/365916026942132224

But maybe something good can still come out of this:!/politicoroger/status/365927718937829376

Who says it can’t still be one?!/jimantle/status/365929493078089728!/b3nfriend/status/365926419764740097

Will it catch on like the Safety Dance? It’s still too soon to tell. But one thing’s for sure: we’re pretty curious to see how Putin responds.!/joehoya12/status/365926634945122304

Zinger? We’re pulling for him to challenge Obama to a wrestling match.



Obama congratulates Putin on 6th-term win in Russia

Saudi official blames Russia for continuance of Syrian violence, Obama congratulates Putin

Transmission from Vladimir: Putin ‘welcomes the news of Obama’s victory’

‘Reset Button’: Obama, Putin have a wicked case of the G8 sads [pic]; Update: Awkward Vine video added

José Canseco wants to take Obama and Putin to Vegas!

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Journalism: Vox examines ‘crucial context’ of coming out as a porn star!/JosephOnions/status/457504282070093824

In January, Ezra Klein explained the inspiration for his new site, Vox. “Early last year,” he wrote, “Melissa Bell, Matt Yglesias and I began wrestling with a question that had bugged all of us for a long time: why hadn’t the Internet made the news better at delivering crucial context alongside new information?”

Quite a few readers are wondering, then, about Vox’s new piece on coming out as a porn star. How porn stars let their families know about their occupation is new information to most, but what’s the crucial context? Maybe it’s this:!/ezraklein/status/457551287203409920

That didn’t “voxsplain” anything.!/Roberts175/status/457552772179582976!/AG_Conservative/status/457554488820523008

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos must be kicking himself for passing on Vox.!/NoahWehrman/status/457554691279556608!/SnydyMan/status/457559517450878976

So this is the crucial context we’ve been missing all this time.!/PornPops69/status/457557007550017536




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Hell Yeah, I Wear A Fanny Pack

It may not be the purse we want, but it’s the purse we need.

Alice Mongkongllite / BuzzFeed

A few years ago, I started slowly downsizing my shoulder bags and eventually settled on a small cross-body bag. It wasn’t the smallest bag out there, but it was pretty small, and I liked how low-fuss that felt. But a month after I relocated to New York City in late 2014, this bag was no longer working for me, mainly because it was a pain to put on and take off over my huge winter jacket. You know, the coat every woman in NYC has right now — the one that basically looks like someone sewed the top half of a costume from the Broadway Lion King to a sleeping bag.

After wrestling with the strap and the hood one too many times, I realized what I needed: a fanny pack.

My mom, a tomboy her entire life, hated purses and carried a fanny pack for several years. The bags were — are — pretty universally unfashionable, no matter how hard American Apparel and Jared Leto try to make them ironically cool, and my aunt and I always teased her about it. Between our snark and her growing need for more bag capacity, she eventually started carrying a messenger bag, and then, finally, a purse.

I had forgotten about this dark chapter in my mom’s fashion history until 2013; I was planning a trip to Cedar Point with my mom and brother and needed a roller-coaster-friendly way to carry my phone, my camera, and my wallet. When I raised this concern, my mom looked at me like I was stupid and told me I needed a fanny pack. Apparently, she would not be making room for my things in the advanced-level fanny pack she uses for events like this, the one that I refer to as a “double wide” because it has holsters that allow her to carry a water bottle on each hip.

So, before our trip, I went to Walmart and found a plain black fanny pack for $5. It was small, almost (hopefully?) discreet. After filling it with the essentials, I stepped out of my mom’s minivan and clipped it onto my waist. As we walked through the parking lot, I was surprised how light I felt. And just…liberated. I left that park thinking, My mom was right when she said I’d one day outgrow my love of roller coasters, and also, My mom was right about the practical beauty of the fanny pack.

Rachel Wilkerson Miller


Despite this, despite the epiphany that this was clearly the best way to transport my shit, I didn’t stick with it once I got home to Houston. But later, after three weeks in New York spent dealing with my coat-purse-scarf wrestling match at least four times a day, I realized I could no longer relegate the fanny pack to special occasions. The nylon one I’d worn to Cedar Point felt too casual for everyday wear, so I started looking for one that was leather or leather-ish. Maybe even stylish.

Unsurprisingly, it was not easy to find something that fit my list of requirements. No offense to the $595 Gucci-logo-print fabric fanny pack (actually: much offense to that SIX HUNDRED DOLLAR FANNY PACK), but I was looking for something leather (or leather-ish) that cost less than $100. After about a month of searching (during which I never found the courage to tell sales associates what I was looking for when they asked) and finding nothing, I spotted just the right little black bag at the C. Wonder going-out-of-business sale. I strapped the fanny pack to my waist the very next day, and never looked back.

Lauren Zaser / BuzzFeed

Now I wear it whenever I’m out and about, under my “lion sleeps tonight” winter coat, leaving my shoulders blessedly unencumbered. When I step out in it, I feel insanely carefree. And I often find myself thinking, Is this how men feel every day? Because if so, holy shit. I will go on the record that this is the first time I’ve ever experienced penis envy.

The fanny pack is small, but it holds a slim card case, my keys, a pen, my phone and charger, an eyeliner pencil, Chapstick, and lipstick. It can even hold a super tampon when necessary. So, basically all I need.

But an unintended side effect is that it’s not big enough to hold everything other people might need. This is actually a feature I really appreciate. Because, while I love my husband, maybe he should just carry the car keys for once. And the nail scissors, the ibuprofen, the Band-Aids, and whatever other care items women are sort of expected to have on hand during any given outing.

I am constantly negotiating the things I will and will not do in my ongoing quest to be both accepted by society and also have a soul and fight the good feminist fight. And I’ve realized that while I will (or at least have) let a stranger pour hot wax on my vulva, I draw the line at carrying a big-ass shoulder bag.

Since I no longer spend my commute focused on not slapping people in the face with my shoulder bag, I’m able to observe what’s happening around me, and I’ve started noticing all the women who are carrying large bags, and multiple large bags at that. These bags are filled with their book club books, the uncomfortable heels they’ll put on in the office, the laptops they took home so they could work a little more the night before, their homemade salads and their healthy snacks, their workout clothes and shoes for their post-work cycling class. It’s “having it all” in sartorial form. For years, I too carried the need to do it all on my shoulders every day. But now I’m letting go of the idea that I need to have fucking Band-Aids with me at all times. There’s a drugstore on every corner for a reason.

As for how the fanny pack looks, well…any fucks I have to give about that actually won’t fit in my awesomely tiny, hands-free bag, so I’ve had to let them go! I’m not hip/thin/rich/white enough to trick people into thinking it’s normcore, so maybe everyone is thinking what my co-worker recently (and not meanly!) said aloud: “Rachel…are you wearing a fanny pack?” To which I replied with some variation of, “Hell yes, I’m wearing a fanny pack.” Because SERIOUSLY. The only shame I have about it is the shame that it took me this long to realize what freedom feels like.

Lauren Zaser / BuzzFeed

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Why We Can’t Look Away From Channing Tatum’s Face

Tatum is a former “Sexiest Man Alive,” but he’s not handsome, at least not exactly. His face charms through blunt force. And there might not be another one in contemporary Hollywood as powerful.

Mark Blinch / Reuters

In its exquisite blandness, Channing Tatum’s face belongs to the pantheon of Great American Faces. Where others faces are chiseled, Tatum’s is a block of stone. It’s almost abstract in its angles, like a Picasso, only with better and bluer eyes, or maybe just like looking at a face without your contacts. Tatum is a former “Sexiest Man Alive,” but he’s not handsome, at least not exactly. His face charms through blunt force. And there might not be another one in contemporary Hollywood as powerful.

He started his career as a model; in the right get-up, he had the cocky lacrosse glower that helped make Abercrombie the brand of the turn-of-the-century. You can still see glimpses of that past in the photo shoots for glossy magazines: In GQ or Esquire, he looks almost at home in his tailored, slightly too-tight suits, biceps perfectly bulging.

That’s because his body, in long shot, is almost elegant, even sophisticated: Just watch him dance, and you’ll understand. How, truly, can a man be that smooth in a pair of XL sweatpants? It’s like he’s making up the moves as he goes, with a physicality and physical intelligence that recalls Gene Kelly, only with bare abs and/or a white ribbed undershirt.

But something happens when you look at Tatum close-up. The silhouette of his face becomes a helmet, turning his skull to right angles. I’m not trying to call him a blockhead: He may look cro-magnon, but in a way that ignites something deep and unspeakable inside anyone who looks upon him.

I felt that way about Tatum’s face in Stop Loss, and Fighting, and Dear John, and G.I. Joe. In The Eagle and Haywire and White House Down. But I felt it most keenly in Foxcatcher, a film about a pair of Olympic gold-winning wrestlers and their unlikely coach, that seems to strip his face down to its essence.

Dennis Liddiard, who served as Tatum’s personal makeup artist on Foxcatcher, transformed the actor’s face to replicate what happens to actual wrestlers’ faces after years in the ring. “The face flattens out; the nose gets smashed,” Liddiard said in a phone interview. “The forehead, nose, and chin all get on a single plane.” It’s the look of a face that’s spent so much time pushed, forcefully, into the dense rubber of the wrestling mat.

Scott Garfield / Fair Hill

For that single plane, Liddiard used a dental device to push out Tatum’s gum line and chin, “plumpers” to widen and flatten the nose, shading to make his forehead look broader, wide-brimmed. It’s a look similar to the real Mark Schultz, whom Tatum plays in the film, but it’s also something more, somehow more basic or true, as if Tatum’s facial structure has been weighted under the heft of being male and dependent on your body as a source of capital during the decline of American industrial society.

Put differently, his is a classic working-class face — a face that looks like it belongs to a body that’s labored. Like it’s primed for a fight; like it can and will be busted. In that, it bears resemblance to other great faces of the last century: the face of Brando, the face of Renner, the face of Eastwood. Faces that mean more than they say.

There’s a reason his best work — in Magic Mike, in Foxcatcher, even in Step Up — is, at heart, about what it means to be a laboring yet ultimately disenfranchised body in America. His broken face tells the story of his frustrated body: its ostensible strength contrasted with its economic hollowness within the logic of late-stage capitalism.

Tatum’s face, which like so many in the pantheon before him, is a monument. Sculpted and busted, the way we love it says so much about what sort of physicality we yearn for, what sort of unified message (of self, of manhood, of nation) we’ve lost.

Yes, it’s just a man’s face, but that face, like so many other images we see magnified on the screen before us, is so much more: It’s a map of desire, fulfilled and frustrated; Roxane Gay described it to me as “a tabula rasa onto which I can project all my desires.” Tatum’s face is blunted, and broken, yet it tells a story of small wins and larger losses, seemingly without end. And I can’t, for the life of me, look away.

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Finally: The Iron Sheik weighs in on Sununu!/the_ironsheik/status/225302627548790785

Fresh on the heels of John Sununu’s remarks on President Obama, pro wrestling legend and self-proclaimed “greatest Iranian entertainer of all time” took to Twitter to offer his two cents:

John sununu deserve to eat dog shit if he dont make the country better he can go fuck himself

— The Iron Sheik (@the_ironsheik) July 17, 2012

john sununu not the big john studd

— The Iron Sheik (@the_ironsheik) July 17, 2012

john sununu worse than mel gibson?

— The Iron Sheik (@the_ironsheik) July 17, 2012

look at the John Sununu tell me he dont look like fucking jabroni?

— The Iron Sheik (@the_ironsheik) July 17, 2012

Oh dear …

Does anyone out there speak Sheikinese? Because we could use an interpreter.

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As he predicted, U.S. wrestler Jordan Burroughs defeats Iranian, wins gold!/alliseeisgold/status/233680918492106752

New Jersey’s Jordan Burroughs faced off against Iranian Sadegh Goudazari today in the men’s 74-kg freestyle wrestling championship and emerged victorious:

Burroughs defeated Iran’s Sadegh Goudazari, 1-0, 1-0, in the final in front of a raucous crowd of 6,500 at the Exel Center.

After avoiding a Goudazari headlock, Burroughs attacked with a bulldog-like, double-leg takedown with 10 seconds left in the first to win the period.

Burroughs did it again late in the second period, driving hard and as Goudazari backed up, Jordan wrapped his long arms around the back of his thighs and put him on the mat for a takedown.

Burroughs delivered in more ways than one. Going into the match, his most recent tweet predicted his win:

Thanks everyone for the goodlucks tomorrow. Dreaming of Gold tonight. My next tweet will be a picture of me holding that Gold medal!!!

— Jordan Burroughs (@alliseeisgold) August 9, 2012

His dream came true: All he sees is gold.

The symbolism of Burroughs’ victory wasn’t lost on Twitterers:

To bad the US vs Iran in the wrestling final cant settle our government issues with them

— Jason Williams (@Jwil0808) August 10, 2012

Watching USA v. Iran wrestling match. If US wins does that mean Iran stops Nuclear program?

— Nick Suter (@MarketUmedia) August 10, 2012

US vs. Iran in wrestling. This could get international.

— Tyler Betancourt (@WillTylerBet) August 10, 2012

U.S. v. Iran – #Wrestling Finals – ON NOW! Can you say geopolitical grudge fight?

— Graham Kates (@GrahamKates) August 10, 2012

From now on when the U.S. and Iran have conflicts, lets just have wrestling tournaments #olympics

— LVL? DEATH (@Davebr0chill) August 10, 2012

beating Iran like it's 1972- sorta “@LondonLive: U.S. defeats Iran for gold medal in men's 163 lbs. freestyle wrestling

— Wesley M. Callahan (@WesleyMCallahan) August 10, 2012

US Wrestler Jordan Burroughs beats Iran for Gold. Fitting. #TeamUSA

— Michael Salvo (@michaelsalvo4tx) August 10, 2012

You can have your nukes Iran. We will take our gold…okay, but seriously give us the nukes

— Jesse Bazemore (@jjbazemore) August 10, 2012

@maxjohns1 just caught the end of it after seeing your tweets about it. Now Iran knows not to fuck with us.

— Horton (@MatthewEHorton) August 10, 2012

Get used to that Iran, you'll never beat us in anything. America: home of Gold Medals and Back to back World War champs

— Logun Wynn Stevenson (@LogiPlush) August 10, 2012

#Olympics U.S. wins men's freestyle 74kg wrestling vs. Iran. Symbolic?! Thanks Burroughs

— Samantha LaMarca (@SammieLaMarca) August 10, 2012

The congratulations poured in from Team USA:

And he continues to see Gold @alliseeisgold congrats brother

— Sam Hazewinkel (@SamTheHaze) August 10, 2012

Olympic Champ @alliseeisgold and myself

— Sam Hazewinkel (@SamTheHaze) August 10, 2012

That's what I am talking about @alliseeisgold congrats my man!! More to come tomorrow!!

— Coleman Scott (@CScott60kg) August 10, 2012

Congrat jb @alliseeisgold best man in world olympic champ 38-0 @NBCOlympics @flowrestling

— Nick Simmons (@Elstrangler) August 10, 2012

Congrats @alliseeisgold awesome match!

— Jake Varner (@JakeVarner211) August 10, 2012

Congrats kid! @alliseeisgold

— Kendrick J. Farris (@KendrickJFarris) August 10, 2012

Atta boy JB!

— Jared Frayer (@AirFrayer) August 10, 2012

@alliseeisgold JUST WON GOLD!!!! #HUSKERnation

— Chantae McMillan (@chan_taemac) August 10, 2012

Congrats kid! @alliseeisgold

— Kendrick J. Farris (@KendrickJFarris) August 10, 2012

Congrats @alliseeisgold !!! So happy for you!!!! 🙂 you called it!!!!

— Diana Lopez  (@dianalopez25) August 10, 2012

Just like that! @alliseeisgold on his way to be USA's best ever. Hasn't lost a match in years! #HeIsUSAWrestling

— Ellis Coleman (@DaFlyinSquirrel) August 10, 2012

Very proud to have watched @alliseeisgold! He made it look easy!!! #AllWeSeeIsGOLD 🙂

— Kayla Harrison (@Judo_Kayla) August 10, 2012

And what was Burroughs’ first move after delivering on his promise to win a gold medal?

Borroughs went straight to his mom! #2REAL

— Daryl Homer (@DarylDHomer) August 10, 2012


Congratulations, Jordan! You’ve done your country proud! And you’ve made good on yesterday’s promise:

I did it! 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist!

— Jordan Burroughs (@alliseeisgold) August 10, 2012

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