According to YouTube, “hilarious couple” Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally appeared on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert December 15 to “battle for the Smooshed title in this Christmas-themed edition of Late Show’s signature cooking competition.” The competition is as follows: each contestant has about a minute to, well, smoosh together available ingredients — Colbert is the judge.
In keeping with his public persona, St. Nick surveyed said available ingredients and decided to “use that bourbon to fuel my creativity” by taking a couple of long swigs before he started any smooshing:
Continue reading What was Nick Offerman drinking on The Late Show?
On Tuesday night, Stephen Colbert hit Mel Gibson hard: “Hey, Mel-Mels? When you look back on your life, do you think you’ll have any regrets?” (Mel-Mels’ reply: “No. Not one.”) And had Gibson asked Colbert the same question in return, I’m sure Stephen could have come up with at least one regret of his own: going soft on erstwhile interviewee Donald Trump.
Continue reading Mel Gibson and Stephen Colbert haven’t changed at all
On last night’s The Nightly Show, Larry Wilmore suggested that abstinence-only education is even less effective than “absinthe-only education”, which, fine. They sound similar: I get it.
But having tried absinthe, I found myself skeptical of his claim and naturally inclined to provide some sort of further evaluation — to, you know, see if there’s more to the link between absinthe and abstinence than originally meets the eye [see above]. To this end, I needed one thing: more information.
Unfortunately, Wilmore’s proposed curriculum (which accompanied his joke as a sketch on-screen) was thoroughly unenlightening:
Continue reading Is absinthe-only education really more effective than abstinence?
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh was too scared to place the traditional Super Bowl bet against Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, but — have no fear! — New England managed to turn up a stand-in: Providence, R.I., Mayor Jorge Elorza.
If the Patriots win, Murray will send Elorza “a package of Northwest alder-smoked salmon from Pure Food Fish Market, coffee beans from the original Starbucks at Pike Place Market and a giant bag of Marshawn Lynch’s favorite snack, Skittles.” Even if certain items are of somewhat dubious quality *cough* Starbucks *cough*, at the very least, this basket is pretty authentically Seattle.
But when the Seahawks win, here’s the dreck Murray earns in return:
Continue reading How Seattle could lose on Sunday by winning
Here’s how the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs headlined its recent article about the establishment of a new distillery in Jaffa:
Continue reading Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs impugns the kashrut of your alcohol
Isaac Saul has a great piece up on Huffington Post, What Richard Sherman Taught Us About America. In case you had any doubts from my previous coverage of the incident, I enjoyed Saul’s defense of the star cornerback. But I also want to defend America, which is why I take issue with two pieces of his analysis.
Here’s the first excerpt I want to talk about:
Continue reading What Richard Sherman Didn’t Teach Us About America
A much-appreciated anonymous tip this afternoon (through the Paper Treiger Feedback Form) alerted me to the existence of an article that appeared today in the Washington Free Beacon, J Street Loses Pumpkin Carving Contest. Here’s the gist:
Continue reading J Street might have carved the worst pumpkin of all time. All time.
From the Italian restaurant/bar right around the corner:
Offering a deal on Bud Light for “Best of Belgium Happy Hour” is almost as insulting as that time* Consumer Reports rated Shock Top a craft beer “best buy”. Just because Americans are most familiar with Stella doesn’t make it “Best of” anything, and just because InBev bought Anheuser-Busch doesn’t make Budweiser “of Belgium.”
At the very least, this sign should read “Best of Belgium and Brazil.”
Continue reading An affront to beer culture
Mad Men for people who don’t watch Mad Men.
An email from [redacted]*, upon completion of the premiere episode of Mad Men, Season 6:
so many characters
so much drinking
was that a haiku?
no no no no no
no no no no no no no
no no no no no
But it rhymed at the end. And thanks for the spoilers.
Continue reading A brief Mad Men review, albeit not a haiku