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It's Ash Wednesday, sinners!

Gov. Pat Quinn is set to sign legislation to abolish death penalty in Illinois.

Fire destroys 13 homes in Silver City.

Gang rape of 11-year-old girl in Texas leads to the arrest of 18 men and teenagers.

Pennsylvania farmhouse fire kills seven children.

Ron Bell found guilty on DWI charges.

NPR President and CEO Vivian Schiller resigned following James O'Keefe's latest prank.

Drivers illegally detained for using large bills on toll roads.

Utah lawmakers passed a bill forcing public school teachers to teach that the United States is a republic, not a democracy, because "Democracy" sort of has the word "Democrat" in it.

Victim's father vows to murder child killer if he gets out of prison.

Top ten things Newt Gingrich doesn't want you to know about Newt Gingrich.

Millions of dead anchovies clog shoreline in Redondo Beach.

Is food poisoning a crime?

Mexican police chief seeks US asylum.

A history of our attempts at communication with aliens.

Teacher quits after students discover her porny past.

Leave it to monkeys to invent a new fishing technique.

"This is the most illegal thing I've seen in the history of wrestling!"

Al Jazeera announces plans to launch English language children's channel that you will never get to watch because your cable company won't carry it.

Michael Chabon is creating a show for HBO about magicians who fight Nazis!

Check out McDonald's fancy new M Selections menu.

Because sometimes an ear of corn is not an ear of corn, or how to interpret your food dreams.

Angry Burger King customer climbs lumbers over counter to attack employees.

Have you tried Sonic's new hot dogs?

Watch every Power Ranger ever battle at the same time!

I wish there was something nerdier I could read to my kids instead of Goodnight Moon.

Here's a nice gallery of 1970s Japanese sci-fi art.

RIP Mike Starr, original bassist for Alice In Chains.

Watch the pilot to the Clarissa Explains It All sequel that never made it to air.

Happy birthday Brian Bosworth!

V.18 No.31 | 7/30/2009
Some ladies like a turtleneck

Cut It Out!

Author Michael Chabon—who’s known for writing a bit about his tribe, the Jews—is railing against the perversity of circumcision. He writes in his new memoir Manhood for Amateurs, "Mutilation [is] the only honest name for this raw act that my wife and I have twice invited men with knives to come into our house and perform, in the presence of all our friends and family, with a nice buffet and Weekend Cake from Just Desserts.”

Recently, when talking with our expecting friends, circumcision came up. When I said I’d be for it, my husband, who is circumcised, gave me a horrified look, as if I’d just said, “Let’s watch NASCAR,” or “I’m going to grow dreadlocks.”

Most adult males born after the ‘50s are circumcised, though more and more parents are choosing to leave their son with a turtleneck. To be honest, I don’t know that I’ve seen an uncircumcised penis outside of an unfortunate incident involving a friend’s dad and his inability to lock the bathroom door. (This is not an invitation, creeps.)

So, would you snip your kid?