I don't regard it as pedantry in this particular case, since Jezebel's been misinterpreting/ignoring the true meaning of the Immaculate Conception for as far back as I can remember. Commenters (plural) take the time to politely set the record straight but their efforts habitually fall on deaf ears and nothing seems to… » 1/23/15 6:12pm Friday 6:12pm

I can certainly understand your feeling defeated and I don't regard it as hyperbole, either. However, while I am firmly in the No-More-Page-3 camp, I've been even more incensed — if that's even possible — by Check 'Em Tuesdays, The Sun's ham-fisted and low-rent attempt at public service by encouraging breast… » 1/22/15 7:01am Thursday 7:01am

I remember that. No one in that (very long) thread was expecting him to understand Québec language laws — in force since 1977 and an inevitable result of The Quiet Revolution — but outright dismissing them as "the fucking stupidest thing I've ever heard of in my life" (or however he put it) was really too much and… » 1/21/15 12:19pm Wednesday 12:19pm

It's not the case now but it was certainly was for quite some time after EB returned to Groupthink (he had left for about a year). There's been a sea change of sorts with respect to how he's treated on Groupthink — thank Christ — but there was a time where he was being mockingly dissected on Twitter. Not by many… » 1/21/15 10:13am Wednesday 10:13am

I liked this idea when Shakira and Piqué went this gift-giving route with the first baby, so I'm quite impressed they're doing it again with the imminent arrival of the second wee one. (I don't recall the host-a-baby-shower idea, however, so I'm not sure what to make of that). » 1/19/15 6:48pm 1/19/15 6:48pm

I'm thoroughly onboard with your Canadian Tire love but have to ask: has Jean Coutu made it as far into Ontario as Toronto? If so, their prices are consistently much, much cheaper than Shopper Drugs Mart — Pharmaprix here in Québec — sometimes to a ridiculous degree. » 1/17/15 4:35pm 1/17/15 4:35pm

I'm laughing as I'm agreeing because I had the exact. same. thought. around the time all those pointless sub-blogs started popping up. Don't get me wrong, Mark strikes me as a good guy, personality-wise, who doesn't take himself too seriously when criticized — how refreshing is that? — but I've still found myself… » 1/12/15 4:02pm 1/12/15 4:02pm

So, the latest development is that Steven Emerson has issued a profound apology which, to my mind, reads like he is shitting. his. pants., over his own reputation more than anything else. It's so disingenuous-sounding that the #FoxNewsFacts hashtag refuses to die: » 1/11/15 6:07pm 1/11/15 6:07pm

True, but while I do agree that France can be a very racist country and has a serious anti-Muslim problem, the laïcité law that you speak of bans all overt religious symbols in schools, universities, hospitals and government buildings. Accordingly, Sikh turbans, Jewish Stars of David and Christian crosses — to name… » 1/11/15 2:10pm 1/11/15 2:10pm

I find your theory a very interesting one and, frankly, I really cannot dismiss it. Have you ever read Snowdon: The Biography by Anne De Courcy? It's a fascinating read for many reasons, not the least of which is the fact that the Queen Mother and the Queen as well as the rest of the Royal Family tended to side with… » 1/10/15 6:27am 1/10/15 6:27am