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Oh jeeze that book. Did we even?

Women In Tech: When Will They Shut Up And Be Men?

Women in technology continued to be a big problem this week, insisting that somehow the fact that they are women was even noteworthy, AS IF. Let's start with the genuinely horrible and end with the slightly less horrible, shall...

Oh No What Will You Do Without ‘Doonesbury’? (If You Are 89 Years Old)

Now that his Amazon sitcom Alpha House has been renewed for another "season," Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau will put the comic strip on hold. Fine, just as long as there's not another Doonesbury musical. This development in no way...

Sales of ‘1984’ Way Up, Booz Allen Stock Down, 4th Amendment Downgraded To Junk Status

Following last week's revelations reminders of the government's extensive collection and monitoring of Americans' electronic data, sales of George Orwell's 1984 are up sharply, according to a piece in the Washington Examiner. Once this factoid hit the interwebs, the story...

Wonkette Book Club: We Are All Gay For Rachel Maddow’s Book

One nice thing about writing for Yr Wonkette is that we don't even have to pretend to hide our raging nerd-crush on Rachel Maddow, or pretend that we don't just melt in fannish excitement when she acknowledges the existence...

Wonkette Book Club: This Al Capp Bio Is A First-Rate Book About A Real Jerk

When Kid Zoom was a wee lad of about 4, his favorite bedtime story for a while was Yr Doktor Zoom's extemporaneous retelling of Charles Lindbergh's transatlantic flight. No idea how we stumbled on that narrative as a bedtime...

E-Book Review: Presidents Are Expensive. Why Won’t Obama Work For Free?

Conservatives have a hard time deciding what to find more shocking: the suspension of White House tours because of the sequester, or the insanely outrageous cost of having an Executive Mansion in the first place, especially if the hired...

Richard Cohen: Whatever Happened To Books, Dagnabbit

Our favorite Washington Post old crab Richard Cohen has put together another gem today, following his recent coot-ish rambles about tattoos, his eyesight and, of course, uppity Negroes. Today's topic: books! He is in Boulder in a bookstore, with...