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It’s almost as if they were thinking, “Oh we’ll get a guy with glasses. No one hits a guy with glasses on!”

No, we hit him in the balls.

Thanks for the literal LOL. I needed it!

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"If our governments are going to take away all my rights, criminalize the existence of my friends, and continue to do nothing about the environment while activating the war-mongering machine, the LEAST you could do is give us a little legal cannabis." Damn straight!

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First, fiber is very, very important. You have to balance the gummies with something to keep things moving. Now there is a solid business idea - fiber gummies with THC in them. One of the hardest things about getting older is taking so many supplements, so the more combos the better.

Frankly, I was not following Brittney and Justin because I was busy and older than the demographic. But I do remember a pretty epic spat between two of my nieces and my nephew about NSYNC and the Backstreet Boys. Also, I lived in Seattle, and was in the throes of the grunge scene. In Utero was released 30 gotdamn years ago. No wonder I need fiber.

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Mike Johnson is also a young earth creationist! As a geologist I just can't with that.

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Oct 27, 2023Liked by lyz

Did you hear Mike Johnson say that his wife couldn't be in attendance for his ascension to House Speaker because 'she’s spent the last couple of weeks on her knees in prayer to the Lord. And, um, she’s a little worn out' C'MON!

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I am forever grateful to Sarah Marshall for her relentless pursuit of truth when it comes to the Bimbo and how women are constantly vilified and scapegoated for existing in proximity to horrible men who do terrible things. The more things change, the more they stay the same. *cough* Amber Heard *cough*

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I got the Verve Pipe reference, and I’m not sure how I feel about being that old.

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I'm here to stand up for circus peanuts. They are not the best but they are definitely not the worst. Licorice is the worst.

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Oct 27, 2023Liked by lyz

*Chef’s kiss*

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Legal weed is the best weed. There, I said it. As for everything else--shaking my head and backing away rapidly from the dingii and trying to make myself big enough to take in the rest.

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I was thinking yesterday: how will Lyz pick between JT and Johnson?! Glad you gave them both their due!

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Mike Johnson... proof positive that failing up is a trajectory. Just slap a haircut on a dude and send him to law school. He's totally That Guy who had too many firecrackers for every occasion as a kid and rode the school bus, even as a senior in high school. His mom must be relieved (to use one word). The rest of us, whew, not so much.

Lyz, thank you for shouting out Debt Collective and their latest good deed at Morehouse. No more creepy billionaires to the "rescue" please, just give us little people a chance and stop making it worse, Sallie Mae. Seriously. We've asked nicely more than once.

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I love strange insect facts. Here's one of my favorites:

https://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/body-snatchers-eaten-alive.html

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Oct 27, 2023·edited Oct 27, 2023Liked by lyz

Excellent dingii, thank you! Recently I discovered that the world's most collected ballad is also maybe a story of the first public negging. Negging is probably the wrong word but read the lyrics and you will get my drift. But first, see how popular this song is!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/5jBl5r50P0zKGJm5nLTpwpq/never-heard-of-barbara-allen-the-worlds-most-collected-ballad-has-been-around-for-450-years

There are many many many versions. But all the versions feature 1. a dude unknown to Barbara Allen; 2. the stranger demanding Barbara Allen's love; 3. misogyny. I grew up singing this a tiny bit with my mom and did not know many of the lyrics. Then I checked them out recently and whoa! Is it weird that the lyrics make me so sad? Reader, they do.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Allen_(song)

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This week in drinking: About a month ago, at the afterparty where I had the ginger-infused old fashioneds, I met a witch who told me about the whiskey tasting club she belonged to, and I was like, “oh, THAT sounds last fun.” So last night I ended up with about twenty other folks in a conference room in a midtown office, where a guy from The Dalmore shared eight or nine different scotches. I lost count, as I was too busy remembering my favorites, the cigar malt and the 18-year.

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If there’s an opposite dingus it’s Spencer Ackerman. His newsletter over the past two weeks has been crucial.

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