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September 24, 2010

Morning Coffee (9/24/10)

Morning Coffee

Happy Friday! You can stop panicking: Facebook is back up. I know, I mock, but I totally freak out when Twitter is down, so. Did everyone survive crazy Thursday premiere night? As usual, Vampire Diaries was amazing and ruined me for all other shows.

The first woman in five years was executed in the U.S. yesterday, and while that's very sad, I'm uncomfortable with the way the stories are all about her gender. Why are we implying that it's worse to execute women than men?

Singer Eddie Fisher has died. We'll have a tribute in Song of the Day. So has Jackie Burroughs, also known as Aunt Hetty on Avonlea. Sad. Also, did you know she was married to one of the founders of the Lovin' Spoonful? I did not.

A campaign finance reform bill failed again, and the local NPR station correctly surmised that this is of interest to people in New Hampshire mostly in that it means we will get YET MORE political ads leading up to our early primary. In other news vital to the Granite State, Log Cabin is marketing a fake maple syrup as "all-natural" and selling it in beige jugs like the real stuff, and We Are Not Amused.

Dahlia Lithwick takes down Outlaw.

Dan Fienberg takes down Outsourced.

(It is not a good year for shows starting with "Out.")

Kristen Bell would finance a Veronica Mars movie herself. Still: Don't get your hopes up, kids.

The English language is dead, and here's a moving obituary.

Posted by Kat at September 24, 2010 09:00 AM

Unsurprisingly, the best commentary on the executed lady comes from Slate

(This is me hijacking your Morning Coffee post for today. Hi, ever'body! Happy Friday!)

Dahlia Lithwick on what Lewis's punishment (and the various reactions to it) indicate about peoples' attitudes and assumptions about ladies:

William Saletan: What does Lewis's execution have to do with the abortion debate? Quite a lot, actually.

Posted by: your cousin Liz at September 24, 2010 09:31 AM

Doggy dog? This is why people should read.

English has been shedding rules its entire run. That's why our chairs aren't female. Male. Whatever.

Now I have to check out Cousin Liz's links. (Liz'?)

Posted by: Carrie#K at September 24, 2010 05:28 PM
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