I saw her live at 930 club in DC a few years ago. She's a pop genius who, for whatever bullshit reason, never seemed to achieve escape velocity. One of the better live performers I've seen, too. This song is worth getting excited about. » 3/03/15 10:32am Yesterday 10:32am

Uhh...do you not know the meaning of the word "nonsense"? Go back and read the block-quote in your comment, then read your first paragraph, then read the block-quote again, then please try to explain why the block-quote, which is factually correct, is, in fact, nonsense. » 3/03/15 9:42am Yesterday 9:42am

Stories of Athletic Failure: Winner's Podium

Ah man, we had some killer stories of brutal sports (and sports-ish) humiliation. All of you who participated, you are all wonderful. Even for a stupid thing like this, it takes guts to talk about some embarrassing shit that represents a personal low-point. And, well, I laughed at all of your failures. You are all… » 3/02/15 10:52am Monday 10:52am

OK, so, I'm sure I'm not alone here, but, for whatever it's worth, I have been urgently and dangerously suicidal before, perhaps as close as just a few minutes away from killing myself. That's a state of terrifying vulnerability, it should go without saying. It's impossible to know whether Conrad killed himself… » 2/28/15 1:33pm Saturday 1:33pm

The Time I Was Terrible At Baseball (It Was The Whole Time, Actually)

So, I played baseball for a few years when I was a kid. I was never very good at it. In truth, before I started playing organized baseball, I don't think I'd ever watched a whole baseball game or played anything closer to actual baseball than wiffle ball. I was a pretty solid athlete back in those days, so I could… » 2/27/15 10:32am Friday 10:32am