Full House Without Michelle Is Disturbing and Far More Enjoyable

Those of us who grew up in the '90s are likely well familiar with the Tanners, the central family on the hit sitcom Full House. There was widower Danny, his brother-in-law Jesse (whose last name was Katsopolis, but still), his best friend Joey (also not an official Tanner) and his three daughters DJ, Stephanie and… » 2/18/14 9:30pm 2/18/14 9:30pm

As TV Dads Go, Danny Tanner Is Way Worse Than Don Draper

Now, in the dying embers of Father’s Day, we should take the opportunity to kick a few lukewarm coals around and consider important cultural representations of fatherhood in television, because nothing is more important than television. Nothing. TV dads are usually pretty flawed (TV moms, too), because parental… » 6/16/13 6:00pm 6/16/13 6:00pm

Lady Gaga's Weight Must Be Mystifying The People Who Give a Shit

To the folks who have been screaming AHHHH YOU GAINED WEIGHT, WHAT ARE YOU, FATNESS EVERDEEN, Lady Gaga continues to level a resounding "Fuck yourself." Although the rumor out of Universal is that they had to order new, larger costumes for her, she told radio host Elvis Duran that she "doesn't feel bad about it. Not… » 9/24/12 9:00am 9/24/12 9:00am

Have Mercy: Is There A Full House Spinoff In The Works?

For children of the 80's, the past few years have been a nostalgia overload of sorts. Now that our generation is staring to make decisions regarding television programming, movie scripts, and big-budget remakes, the heroes of our youth are making their way back into our lives, whether we like it or not. Of course, it… » 12/06/08 3:30pm 12/06/08 3:30pm

Did Your Parents' Pop Culture Turn You Into A Feminist?

It's come to my attention over the past several days that I am perceived as a "bad feminist." Some readers seem to think I am some sort of woman-hater who only values the opinions of dudes. (Those readers are not dudes.) Um, this is really really not the case. But the realization prompted some soul-searching, because… » 7/10/08 4:00pm 7/10/08 4:00pm

Things That May Or May Not Surprise You: We Don't Like Bush, We Do Like…

  • Harry Potter! Yup, we pre-ordered our copy of the last-ever Harry Potter book. And we get to pick it up at 12:01 am tonight. We're super nervous about what's going to happen, too. We think that Snape isn't evil though. But we have a sneaking suspicion Harry is going to die. And we will be reading it all weekend to…
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