Roundup of Unusual Size: Tonight, on ‘Reasons to Never Eat at McDonald’s Again…’

…So Friday I had a drag show. And today I caught up on all the sleep I apparently missed out on the last 25 years of my life. That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it.

O Academia

The New York Times asks: why do students leave the sciences? Hell, I wish I could go back in time and get an astronomy degree instead of studying the liberal arts, but never mind me…



Wundergeek is in the process of building an awesome user’s guide for her Go Make Me a Sandwich blog.

Ryan Winslett asks if games are mainstream yet, and if so, would it matter?

And Rock, Paper, Shotgun provides a completely comprehensive flowchart for dealing with videogame review score controversies.


Article of the Day goes to Ian Bogost, who turns the lens of Lacanian psychoanalysis onto fast food culture, saying: “The purpose of the McRib is to make the McNugget seem normal.”

Proof once more that online petitions totally work.

This two part PRX series by Tina Fey takes a global perspective to “The Hidden World of Girls”.

And Jezebel is continuing their “girl’s guide to gay male sex” series, for all you slashers out there.

An update on the story of Judge Adams, the abusive subhuman creep who beat his daughter on camera because she liked things he didn’t like. He’s been suspended pending an investigation, by the way.


Taking note of Guy Fawkes Day, The Mary Sue pays tribute to the masks that have come to symbolize the Anonymous collective.

Still don’t know what “kettling” is? Here. Watch. On a related note, this is scary as hell.

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  • Phenomenon  On 11.06.11 at 9:58 am

    “On a related note, this is scary as hell.”

    You are not wrong.

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