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Those annoying Buzzfeed, Quizilla and Quizfarm et al quizzes have been clogging my Facebook news feed for months at a rate that now surpasses the petition requests, memes and revolting photos of the ...
by johnblu
Comment Count 9 comments on Mon May 05, 2014 at 11:04 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
Inspired by the gazillions of dollars people are making in the romance novel genre, I decided to write one with a friend, Barry Golson. Granted, the genre is dominated by women, but so what? How ...
by johnblu
Comment Count 9 comments on Mon Dec 02, 2013 at 11:48 AM PST with 6 Recommends
Every Wednesday at 7:00 am, I am faced with the same dilemma when I open my NY Times to the Op-ed page: Is it worth the next three minutes of my time to read the likely insipid, insulting and/or ...
by Bethesda 1971
Comment Count 16 comments on Wed Nov 27, 2013 at 01:01 PM PST with 17 Recommends
I know my title's provocative. Even a boy could suss that out. In this diary, I look at why traditional Psychology rates girls as immature, even when they're solving problems in more complex ways ...
by Brecht
Comment Count 264 comments on Fri Nov 15, 2013 at 09:21 PM PST with 94 Recommends
Is Jane Austen really all that? Is she one of the greatest writers ever? A lot of readers think so. In June I wrote a diary about Women Novelists . The poll ...
by Brecht
Comment Count 271 comments on Fri Nov 08, 2013 at 05:34 PM PST with 57 Recommends
Our PRECIOUSSSSSSSS. I'm glad that the British authorities intervened here, because otherwise Kelly Clarkson and her dreadful colonial cohorts would have obtained The One Ring and the Dark Powers of ...
by boblemon71
Comment Count 5 comments on Sun Aug 04, 2013 at 03:43 PM PDT with 0 Recommends
I've read the novel (and it seems like it's two thousand pages long) twice, and all I can ever remember afterward is Becky Sharpe's name. And she is surely the sharpest character in the book. ...
by Youffraita
Comment Count 11 comments on Mon May 13, 2013 at 01:27 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
"Jane Austen? Why I go so far as to say that any library is a good library that does not contain a volume by Jane Austen. Even if it contains no other book. " Mark Twain. Since 1940, there have ...
by johnblu
Comment Count 131 comments on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 10:30 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
So a woman I always thought of as a friend sent me a link to the HuffPost article about Total-E-Bound Publishing -- the ones who are doing the naughty rewrites of some classic works of literature. ...
by bittermama
Comment Count 5 comments on Sat Jul 21, 2012 at 06:49 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
I was searching Twitter the other day and came across a tweet in which this self-important dude with about 500 followers was abusing "hoes" and talking about how is "Ex blows him. . lol" I have the ...
by FJSheen
Comment Count 11 comments on Wed May 30, 2012 at 06:41 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
Okay, so Elizabeth George is not British, but she writes about them and keeps a flat in South Kensington, London. When not in London where she ...
by Susan Grigsby
Comment Count 42 comments on Mon Jan 30, 2012 at 05:00 PM PST with 22 Recommends
I anticipate a lot more escapist books to come as I continue to reel from the Democratic Party's mind-boggling Will To Fail, and their eagerness to kick their most loyal supporters AND destroy ...
by AdmiralNaismith
Comment Count 5 comments on Mon Aug 01, 2011 at 03:00 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
This is a diary that writes itself pretty much - all you have to do is connect the dots and look at the headlines. ...
by xaxnar
Comment Count 25 comments on Sat Jan 08, 2011 at 08:31 AM PST with 17 Recommends
A fellow Friend told me the other day about one of her passions. She is a skilled seamstress and designs her own ballroom gowns. The clothes she makes are ornate and authentic, designed to be ...
by cabaretic
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Apr 14, 2010 at 05:31 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
I have a bias in favor of short poems. To borrow a snark on another topic from Jane Austen: they are perfect in that they are too brief. This ancient Chinese poem answers the question: What to do ...
by Wolf10
Comment Count 7 comments on Sat Mar 21, 2009 at 09:36 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
I don't know enough derogatory words to express the full depth of my disgust with Maureen Dowd, who each week manages singlehandedly to undermine the reputation of the New York Times as a serious ...
by Redstocking
Comment Count 68 comments on Sun Aug 03, 2008 at 03:04 PM PDT with 19 Recommends
Having been viciously attacked as a dried up old hag a few minutes away from the grave at Clintonistas for Obama, I changed my blogger identity. Absolutely no one insults me like that unless they ...
by Redstocking
Comment Count 26 comments on Sun Jul 13, 2008 at 11:35 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
What I've read this month. Quotes and commentary below the cut.
by AdmiralNaismith
Comment Count 8 comments on Wed Apr 30, 2008 at 07:20 AM PDT with 15 Recommends