I have to second you on this — I (too) remember the Jezebel Benghazi-rape unsavouriness back in 2012 — and I'm glad I found your comment. I'm not particularly squeamish and I'm no delicate flower, either, but this is just plain wrong, any which way I consider it. » 12/17/14 3:18pm Wednesday 3:18pm

I think we're pretty much on the same page here and, yes, the actual episodes themselves do have merit and value. As much as I want Jian Ghomeshi to be shown no mercy whatsoever from a criminal and legal standpoint, the fact remains that he was a first-rate interviewer who did his homework and always went on air… » 12/17/14 3:01pm Wednesday 3:01pm

Smithwellette did a karaoke-related post about a month ago. Although the question posed was "what's your signature karaoke song?", there were some great and varied responses which might give you some inspiration. At any rate, here's the link and good luck, by the way. » 12/17/14 2:24pm Wednesday 2:24pm

I've long felt that way, too, but it got reinforced a few years back when I was reading an article wherein a progressive-thinking Roman Catholic went so far as to refer to nuns as "the jewels in the system". The elegance and eloquence of that phrasing has stayed with me. » 12/16/14 12:15pm Tuesday 12:15pm

I had the very same thought when I saw Lou Reed's name and then my disbelief ramped up once I learned that Green Day will be the youngest inductees that night and have made it into the Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility (that being, 25 years after release of first album). No offense to Green Day but..... » 12/16/14 10:35am Tuesday 10:35am

Hey, Etienne. I'm hoping you weren't too rattled by Dobby's Mom's reply to your post about your sister-in-law's high-risk pregnancy. I weighed-in as soon as I spotted the inappropriateness — and asked Dobby to drop her skeptical and accusatory line of approach — but I just wanted to wish you the best of luck in… » 12/16/14 5:28am Tuesday 5:28am