Dancing Tango in Other Countries

You ask someone to tango with your eyes.  Sure, you can walk up and verbally ask, but part of the fun is the challenge of making eye contact with your desired partner, engaging them, and then suggesting a dance with merely a flick of your eyes toward the dancefloor.  Maybe even a slight tilt of …

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4 Buzzwords I Don’t Like

Buzzwords pop up in the culture to reflect the mood of the time, and become popular when they strike a nerve.  A few are okay, but some are just eggregious - in the way that they are inescapable, the way that they don't convey actual meaning, in the way that they are sometimes just flat-out made-up …

On Moshing

When Woodstock '94 happened, the San Diego Union-Tribute ran a front-page photo of a rain-drenched kid who looked about 12 in a muddy mosh pit.  This little boy seemed to be caught in the act of being hurled like a discus by the meaty arm of a man twice his size. The look on the …

Christina P. and Other Cussing Moms

Watching Christina P. in her new Netflix special Mother Inferior go from talking about boobs vs. mom tits, to her episiotomy, to "Blowjob Season" early in a relationship, I found myself thinking of Ali Wong and her hysterical Netflix special Baby Cobra. https://youtu.be/Vzk-bj5bRNs   I then rewatched Baby Cobra and realized that they're totally different.  Christina P. is aggressively …