Hathos Alert

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Rebecca Joines Schinsky highlights a new tumblr:

If you’ve spent any amount of time at all reading consumer book reviews at Amazon (or Goodreads, or B & N, or Powell’s), you’ve likely seen some doozies. Most helpful reviews might be best for when you’re actually shopping, but when you want to fall into the internet and lose your last shreds of faith in humanity? There’s nothing better than Least Helpful. It’s exactly what it sounds like–a collection of the least helpful (and often most hilarious) customer reviews from online retailers.

A Christmas-themed review after the jump:

Hathos Alert

Why should Christmas have a monopoly on terrible holiday songs? Marlow Stern talks to the singer, Nicole Westbrook: [She] hasn’t been too concerned about the song’s reception—including a recent critically maligned live performance on Access Hollywood. "It’s just been such a great experience," she says. "I’m very happy with the song and how it turned out. I … Continue reading Hathos Alert

Depressing Christmas Songs, Ctd

A reader writes:

"The Christmas Shoes" by NewSong by far is the most depressing Christmas song. It’s a story about a poor boy who wishes desperately to buy a shiny new pair of shoes for his mother who is going to die and “meet Jesus tonight” in the hospital on Christmas Eve. I think there was a made for TV movie starring Rob Lowe based on the same general theme.

This made it, I think, in last year's Cristmas hathos contest. Puke-inducing lyrics after the jump:

The Daily Wrap

Today on the Dish we moderated more debate on healthcare from John Cole, Ezra Klein, Nate Silver, Matt Yglesias, James Joyner, James Poulos, Keith Hennessey, and Marc Ambinder. The Catholic Church backed off its threat to DC over marriage equality and Dale Carpenter shared his related thoughts. Congressman Aaron Schock became the latest Republican to … Continue reading The Daily Wrap

Your Moments Of Dishness

Yesterday we made one final bleg requesting “your favorite moment of Dishness” – and you delivered in spades, as you always do. It’s hard to disagree with this reader’s pick: Your wedding, plain and simple. The photos, the setting, the dogs, the look in your faces: I’ve been reading you for 10+ years and you kept me looking forward and to … Continue reading Your Moments Of Dishness