Reader Roundup


Today’s best comments are kicking ass and taking names.

Best Comment Of The Day, in response to WTF Moment On Late Night TV: “That just put the ‘no’ in Leno.” • Best Comment Of The Day, in response to You May Weep Upon Hearing Alicia Keys’ New Song For Sex And The City 2: “The practice of taking bits and pieces from songs and mishmashing them into a new, horribly terrible song is known by industry pros as ‘stool sampling.'” • Best Comment Of The Day, in response to This Week In Tabloids: SATC 2 Spoilers & James Franco’s Homoerotic Film: “In the blogosphere, body-snarking on Mariska Hargitay is considered especially heinous. On Jezebel, the dedicated men and women who expose these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Star Should Shut the Fuck Up Unit. These are their stories. (DUN DUN)” • Best Comment Of The Day, in response to A Rogue’s Gallery Of Regrettable Baby Names:

The racist urban name legends I’m seeing told again and again and again in the comments here are really bringing me down, man. Seriously? We’re telling the Chlamydia and Shithead stories? Seriously?
Don’t do this. Don’t be part of the unthinking majority that accepts these stories without question, and repeats them because you think they’re funny. They’re not. Don’t do this. Be better than that.
Please take five minutes to read Laura Wattenburg’s elegant and disturbing essays on racist urban legends surrounding baby names. It’ll make you a better, smarter person, I promise. It’s in three parts, starting here.
If you truly don’t have time, then please, please just read the last part.

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