Today in Dear Prudence

Q. Housekeeper: This is a problem I am sure a lot of people would love to have. My boyfriend and I are in our late 20s and we both have good salaries. We talked about moving in together and we are fairly compatible. But here is the thing: He has a housekeeper. (That sound you hear is all my girlfriends rolling their eyes.) I do not think we need a housekeeper. Two people keeping a two bedroom apartment clean should be manageable. He thinks that if he hates to clean and can afford to pay somebody else he should. While I can’t see anything outright wrong with that, part of me feels like he is indulgent and immature. I don’t like to do a lot of things, but I do them anyway. He told me that if we let the housekeeper go then I will be totally responsible for all the cleaning. I think that is also unreasonable. Why can’t he just pick up after himself? What if we can’t afford a housekeeper in the future? Will he have any idea how to be self-reliant? Is it so wrong that I think we should be responsible for keeping such a small space clean?

A: Please dump this guy so he can find someone who will appreciate that a man who wants to pay someone a fair wage to keep his apartment clean is a keeper.

I’ll take him.


First Prince, Now Kellz?

From Charlie Murphy’s True Hollywood Stories we learned that Prince is nice with the rock. Now from Fat Joe’s Tales from the Darkside we learn of R. Kelly’s time as an underground boxer.

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Wait… This is a Thing?


Not to get involved in the issues and concerns of the Wizards of Waverly Place set… but. er uh… A Swagger Coach? Here’s how I imagine Ryan’s resignation:

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My Favorite Things (Nerd Podcast Edition)

You may not know this, but I am a HUGE nerd. The two podcasts I’m obsessed with right now scratch three of my huge nerd itches. NPR, comedy and science. Continue reading

Shop at Divine Rags

One of my favorite things about visiting a new city are local advertisements. I worked in sales in a former life and the thing that always amazed me were the clients that tried to do something and fell just (or way) short of the mark. The most common “idea” was to take an existing commercial and copy it. Because that’s always funny. Witness this commercial from Divine Rags in Memphis.  Continue reading

Fake Ghostface Killah: Comedic Genius

I don’t know who this is, but they are a comedic genius. Someone has been blogging as Ghostface Killah and it is f’g hilarious. The blog was temporarily pulled down after Wu-Tang’s corporate arm (how weird/dope is that?) objected to a Watch the Throne review. The complete review is high comedy and contains choice bits like:

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Umm…Yeah…So This Happened

Normally, I don’t post on the weekend, but this could not wait until Monday. Continue reading

What a World


“A Louisiana man arrested yesterday for driving around a Walmart parking lot with his penis exposed explained to cops that “he gets aroused” when visiting the retail giant, according to a police report.”

Either he’s REALLY into low prices and poor treatment of employees or he’s a Mr. Ghetto fan.

[The Smoking Gun]

Shine on you crazy diamond

So I didn’t know until they were dropped that Foxy Brown was facing charges for violating a court order because she allegedly mooned her neighbor. However, my favorite part of the whole thing is this: Continue reading