“… despite clearly being comfortable in almost any type of crowd (though I suppose Tea Partyers might give him pause), the president apparently considers himself only black.”
Yes, DESPITE that …. because clearly, “being comfortable in almost any type of crowd” is inconsistent with being black.
Here are a few of my favorite comments from last week’s Top Chef Masters live blog. (Join us for the next one tonight! The post will go up on Gawker at 9 pm Eastern, and the show starts on Bravo at 10.)
robina: The Real Housewives of Orange County want something they can easily purge later.
son of spam: @robina: Husbands?
Jessizca: I would serve them a slice of avocado and a vicodin on the plate. Winner!
katekate is squared: Rick Moonen is creeping me out this episode. He’s a little Taxi Driver.
MisterHippity: Rick says he’s gonna “cook his brains out.” Sounds appetizing.
Jessizca: @MisterHippity: In some countries, Rick Moonen brains are considered a delicacy.
robina: Ludo, we’ll like you better if you stop acting like a smoking hot whiny baby.
DahlELama: Oh Ludo, you can put your love in my dish any day.
robina: I just want to say to him, “I need you to shut up, cook, feed me, and look pretty.”
unclevanya: Wylie made a Jew?
son of spam: @unclevanya: A delicious Jew.
DahlELama: @son of spam: You rang?
And if there’s anyone who knows a thing or two about lionizing and demonizing, it’s John Mayer. Seems like he’s had more than his share of both over the years.
How many of the 1,200-plus comments on the Times’ website did you read?
E.G.: Zero. No, actually, the Times gave me the chance to respond, so my ex-boss from Gawker, Choire Sicha, went through all of them and picked a handful.
Choire, you are quite the friend to Emily to have slogged through those hundreds of (often-nasty) questions so you could pick out a “handful” for her to answer.
UPDATE: A Google spokesperson responded with the following statement: “The blog in question was mistakenly taken down by our automated system. As soon as we became aware of this, we immediately reinstated it. We have reached out to the user and apologized for the inconvenience.”
At 10:22 p.m. Eastern time, however, the blog was still not back up. Gevinson, reached at her home, said she hasn’t received any apologetic communications yet from Google, but admitted it might be because she hasn’t yet checked all three of her email accounts. “I can’t do it now, cuz my dad’s on the computer,” she said.