I hate the winter. I hate the cold. I hate the darkness. And most of all, I hate the snow. But in this time of cold and gray, there are two things that give me hope of happier times: the NBA and Christmas. And of course, with Christmas, you get all of the great things that go with it in the season leading up to it like egg nog, Home Alone on TV, and of course, the timeless tradition of Christmas music on the radio. Years ago, I gave you my top 10 list, but this time I’d like to take a more critical look at some of our favorite Christmas songs, because I’ve got some beefs with some of these lyrics.
If you’ve read my work before, you know that I can get fired up. Yeah, I write a lot of stupid stuff completely in jest, basically hoping to get other people going, but every now and then, I legitimately have to get some things off of my chest. This blog would be one of those times. I don’t know how I can get so worked up every year about the NBA screwing up the All-Star team selections, but it’s become an annual ritual, and it will continue to happen until Adam Silver finally comes to his senses and lets me fix everything about the NBA, including allowing me to pick the All Star teams each year. Continue Reading
Hopefully you read Part I of this post. 35 ways to wage war against the oppressive patriarchy was too much even for this Femi-warrior to fit into one blog post. Just a reminder, I was 6 for 17 at fulfilling the practical steps toward advancing feminism in the first half of our battle. Let’s get back to the action and see if I can get that batting average over .500! Continue Reading
Alright folks, I make a lot of offensive remarks and jokes that could be labeled “sexist” and it’s about time that I showed some remorse. But a simple apology wouldn’t be enough to right the wrongs I’ve committed. It’s time for me to put my big-boy pants on (or maybe, big-girl pants, eh?) and do my part to end the oppressive patriarchy in our society. The following is my response to a blog that has done its best to help cavemen like myself realize our faults and learn to better appreciate women and see them as just a fellow “person”. Here’s the link if you want to read the original blog for perspective. Now let’s stop wasting time, we’ve got a culture war going on here and I can’t leave my fellow G.I. Janes in the trenches! Continue Reading
The National Basketball Association just may be the most popular league in the entire world. Soccer is by far the number one sport in the world, but soccer fans are divided in following one of the top leagues like the Premier League, La Liga, or Bundesliga. I guess if you count the Champions League the NBA isn’t quite number one, but either way, David Stern, along with the help of Magic, Larry, and Michael took a league that was hardly alive and made it known by every sports fan in the world. So one would think the wonderful Association wouldn’t need to be fixed. Well, just like how the NBA cares, so does your favorite blogger about his favorite league, and as we head into Adam Silver’s first full season as commissioner, here are my ways to fix the NBA so it can be even more perfect than it already is. Continue Reading