October 2012

Steven Spielberg: White Supremacist?

by Sonny Bunch on October 31, 2012

If Matt Zoller Seitz (who you should totally follow on Twitter, by the way) gets a one-on-one interview with Steven Spielberg—who is credited with writing the story of The Goonies and served as one of its executive producers—I hope his first question is something along the lines of “So, how does it feel to have […]


Repeat after me: There is no gender pay gap

by Sonny Bunch on October 30, 2012

Remember the presidential townhall debate? It happened in the long long ago before the Sandymonster laid waste to the Eastern seaboard. There was a question about the gender pay gap that elicited a bit of controversy after the fact. But no one focused on the most important aspect of her question: The stat she was […]

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A+ Photobombing: Sandy Edition

by Sonny Bunch on October 29, 2012

I honestly don’t know what the best part of this photo is. The dude in the scuba gear in 12 inch high water? The dude trying to ride his bike? The dude throwing back a longneck? It’s all gold.


It’s hard to coordinate in real time

by Sonny Bunch on October 27, 2012

Over at his joint, JVL posits a counter factual: So here’s my question: Imagine a world in which, during and after the [first] debate, the left didn’t have a collective, public freak out. In other words, a world in which a still-functional Journolist-type of operation was able to corral lefty elites and get them into […]


Celebrities are the worst

by Sonny Bunch on October 25, 2012

Here’s Pajiba, counting down the “6 Dickbag-iest Things About Justin Timberlake’s Wedding.” Coming in at number three: If you haven’t heard, because you are a person of more scholarly pursuits, oh, aren’t you so interesting, a video was played at the nuptials—which cost $6.5 million, by the way—that featured homeless people sending their regrets that they […]


Noel Gallagher: always awesome

by Sonny Bunch on October 24, 2012

My favorite VH1 Behind the Music had to have been Oasis’, if only because Noel Gallagher just doesn’t care. He is almost sociopathically honest. Which is kind of refreshing. His latest interview with the AV Club is no exception; here’s my favorite bit: AVC: Are you just warming up to pen a tell-all memoir? You […]

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A quick note on pronunciation

by Sonny Bunch on October 23, 2012

Humorously, this tweet kicked up more vitriol than anything else I wrote during last night’s debate: There’s no Obama tic I despise more than his pronunciation of “pock-ee-stan.” — Sonny Bunch (@SonnyBunch) October 23, 2012 Oh, the outrage! “it just so happens to be the correct way to pronounce it”; “That’s how the natives pronounce […]


The Sully in the High Castle

by Sonny Bunch on October 22, 2012

I finally read Philip K. Dick’s The Man in the High Castle this weekend; if you don’t know, it’s about an alternate universe in which Japan and Germany won World War II, and how things are different in America as a result. Dick’s book has nothing to do with this post. I just wanted to explain […]


The most important question of the town hall debate

by Sonny Bunch on October 18, 2012

In all the talk about questions asked about binders and faulty stats pushed by 24-year-olds with vulgar Twitter accounts, the commentariat likely missed the most important question of the debate. It came about a third of the way through the debate (or, at least, a third of the way through this transcript). Michael Jones, an […]

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Free Advice: Libya Response Edition (Updated)

by Sonny Bunch on October 17, 2012

When Libya comes up next week in the foreign policy debate, this is how I would suggest Mitt Romney answers: Moderator: [Some question about Libya, no matter how marginal.] Romney: That’s a great question, thanks for asking. The assault on our consulate in Benghazi and the murder of our ambassador by an al Qaeda-affiliated organization—the first […]