Brag about your hometown in today's Cross Thread

Hello kinjaeers and welcome to the very weekly Whitenoise, Hackerspace, Groupthink, Odeck, Tay, Oppo, Backtalk, Clashtalk, and Powder Room cross thread. This weeks video is ‘cause NYC is playing host to Pope Francis today, so now I’m curious. Anything going on in your neck of the world that’s interesting or exciting… »9/24/15 3:00pm9/24/15 3:00pm

NY Times Runs Disingenuous Article on Being Single

Tim Kreider is single, and in today’s New York Times, he’s begging us to think that his marital status isn’t his fault. For the most part, he does a good job of convincing us that “quirkyalone” doesn’t mean people like him are weird or commitmentphobes or any other romantically undesirable trait. He makes a decent… »9/20/15 8:43pm9/20/15 8:43pm

The Best Queens (and Princesses) in Gaming

In honour of my Queen, Elizabeth II becoming the longest serving monarch in the history of the British Empire (as of 10:30 AM) I decided to honour her in a way that doesn’t only involve singing at the top of my lungs God Save the Queen but a list of some of the best Queens (and Princesses) in Gaming. My criteria is… »9/10/15 9:25am9/10/15 9:25am

The Future of the Republican Party, Based on the First Debates

The first GOP debates in the 2016 election are now over and done for a whole fifteen minutes, and now it’s time to guess what happens next, because elections are fun and all (I love my “I Voted” sticker!) but what’s really fun is pretending to be a political psychic. Wearing my bedraggled Republican hat that’s been in… »8/06/15 11:35pm8/06/15 11:35pm

Why Vegans Shouldn't Swallow - A Pro-Life Manifesto

Vegans and unethical swine (no offense meant to swine, it is hard to combat the ingrained anthropocentrism of our language) of the world, I come to you to deliver a manifesto. Vegans, you have been hoodwinked, tricked into believing that you have succeeded at ethical consumption. But the world conspires against your… »8/01/15 4:15pm8/01/15 4:15pm

Five Professional Wrestlers of Color You Should Know About

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about pro wrestling recently, and a lot of rewatching old matches. I had my favorites, the Undertaker above all others, but this isn’t about him. This is about the wrestlers of color who brought joy to my childhood and early adulthood, who have done great things for the business and… »7/26/15 5:38pm7/26/15 5:38pm