Tag: reading

We’ve Seen Trump’s Education Budget, And We’re Really Gonna Miss Public Schools

Huh. Guess we don't need no education, for reals.
It's a book. For kids. Shut up.

Oh Great, Now Obama Wants Poor Kids To Read Books, Will This White House Ever Stop?

Look what the Tyrant Obama is up to now! He's got some half-cocked idea that poor kids should be able to read books, FOR FREE, instead of paying their fair share. So he's announcing a program Thursday to give...

ICYMI: Adults Can Read Whatever The Hell We Want

Were you "busy" (being stupid) yesterday? Did you not have time to look at every single thing we did on Happy Nice Time People, you FUCKING MONSTERS? Well, don't worry, we've got your back. Here are the most important...

Sometimes Your 17-Year-Old Suggests The Best Gift Idea Ever

My son, Kid Zoom, turned 17 yesterday. I'd had no idea what to get him for his birthday, so last weekend I asked him what he'd like. His answer kind of blew me away, because what 17-year-old would ever...

American Kids Not Getting Dumber, But Not Getting More Smarter Either

Hello Americans. Today we are writing very slowly, because we know that you don’t read very fast. Or good. And we promise to stay away from complicated math, simple math, and any scientific theories more complicated than gravity, because...

Deleted Comments Of The Day: If You Love Vaccines So Much, Wonket, Why Don’t You Go Put Some On Your Ice Cream?

Who'd have ever guessed that a post about Alex Jones shouting like a moron would draw nutty comments? Would-be commenter "Aleksiev1" was especially unhappy that we mocked Mr. Jones' assertion that immunizations are full of cancer viruses, to do...

Your Forty-Third Reminder Of Inaugural Wonket Book Club Livechat With Author & NPR Guy Andy Carvin Tomorrow!

Mark your colanders, Wonkers, because the inaugural online meeting of our awesome little book club will be tomorrow (Tuesday 3/5/13) at Noon EDT. We'll be discussing Andy Carvin's Distant Witness: Social Media, the Arab Spring and a...

Your Wonkette Book Club Will Now Dominate Your Media Diet With This Book About Covering The Arab Spring With A Smartphone

As we mentioned last weekend, Your Wonkette is starting a book club thingie, because why wouldn't we? Here's the dealio: pretty much every month, we will select a book, announce that selection, and give the Wonkettariat some three weeks...

A Festival of (Jewish) Books

It's important to remember that Jews are more than just a semi-oppressed minority who run the teevee and whose ranks include crazy homophobes. Yes, Jews also can read and write books, although those books must be either about what...

Should Barack Obama Criminalize Books??

Maybe.

Susan Sontag, David Ignatius, And Brooklyn, Right Here In DC

It is like college here in DC this week: there is an opportunity for free food that can be capitalized upon by pretending to be interested in the publication of something—plus a bonus Susan Sontag salon. Plus, that quintessential...

George Bush Already Forgotten In Texas Schools

George W. Bush, remember that guy? Liked to dance with foreign leaders and start wars a lot? He's so much more likable now that he's not running the country! For example, back in the day if he'd had the...

Nature vs. Nurture Debate: Solved! Convenient Baby Boomer Triumphalism! All This And More, In Books!

What's happenin' everyone? Besides America's anniversary with its first wife, George Washington, we mean. Books, books are what's happening. Lots of books about the military and its history, if that is your "thing." Also some meta-novel about moving to...

Getting The New Republic Over With

It was only a matter of time before the The New Republic stopped being an inevitability in this little feature. Well, the time has come—just one week in! Let's take a look what worthwhile things are afoot in these...

Like Every Person In America Did This January, ‘Stop Smiling’ Visits DC

Hey welcome to this thing that's going to start happening on Thursdays! It's a special Friday edition of "Thursdays Are For Magazines," in which Wonkette will be reading a different political or DC magazine each week and reviewing its...

Katie Couric Mocks Sarah Palin For Being Illiterate

Here's "gotcha journalist" Katie Couric getting quizzed by TMZ about her reading habits. She says the same exact thing that Sarah Palin said ("all of them, any of them"), except she says it to be funny. HOW DISRESPECTFUL. Katie...