Scenes from Arnold's 1988 Christmas special:
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:
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
"All family and friends, even close family and friends, who I know to be Democrats are hereby dead to me. I vow never to speak to them again for the rest of my life, or have any communications with them. They are in short, the enemies of liberty. They deserve nothing less than hatred and … Continue reading Hathos Alert
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:
Polls are now open for the Christmas Hathos Award. Nominees have been narrowed down slightly. Enjoy.
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
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
Mostly for the bottom part: Hi Andrew, I know you’ll be receiving hundreds, likely thousands, of tributes and thank-yous this week, notes of appreciation long and short from your readers around the world. I hope you find time in your transition to read and absorb these messages of love and support. I hope too that … Continue reading Email Of The Day
Below are our mosts marking the ten year anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq. Mar 3, 2013 @ 9:27pm Past And Present: March 3, 2003 This month, the tenth anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq War, I’ve decided to re-publish some of my posts from March 2003. Call it masochism or basic journalistic … Continue reading The Iraq Invasion: Ten Years Later