Bill Maher hosts a good panel and sometimes makes interesting points but as a joke-writer he's long been prone to hackiness. Who could forget the classic "My mother is Jewish and my father is Catholic... I used to take my lawyer to confession" joke from an early stand-up special. (Everyone could!) Too bad no one… » 7/17/14 9:50pm 7/17/14 9:50pm

I'm not trying to snark, because I agree with all the things you wrote, but I don't understand the sentence "white does not default to whiteness unless whites want it to." Is it possible to be white but not have whiteness, or does not having whiteness mean one is no longer white? » 7/01/14 2:15pm 7/01/14 2:15pm

Alison Brie is/was on Madmen (I don't know if she still is, I don't watch it.) Gillian Jacobs has also appeared on Comedy Bang Bang, done a lot of voice work for Adult Swim shows, and is in a lot of silly comedy movies (including, apparently, an upcoming Hot Tub Time Machine 2). » 7/01/14 1:48pm 7/01/14 1:48pm

Agreed. Unless Facebook manipulated their friends into posting those things, or manipulated people into being friends in the first place, I don't see why doing research on volunteered data is so wrong. I think people forget that Facebook is a site owned by a private company, and not a public service. » 6/29/14 12:38pm 6/29/14 12:38pm

Super late response but this isn't the case for me (ugh, sorry to notallmen). I actually listen to like, everybody, to an actual fault, because I have this sympathy for the devil/let's hear out the supervillain/maybe the weirdo is just misguided but has something to teach mentality. At least I end up listening to… » 6/29/14 1:27am 6/29/14 1:27am