Saturday May 09, 2015
- This is going to go viral soon, if it hasn't already: “Shit People Say to Women Directors.” Some of it, to be honest, is just a variation of what you hear in any cutthroat business. Men hear it, too, just in a different way. Sexism exists, but assholes are everywhere.
- Related: Jill LePore takes a look at the female superhero with two 10-year-old boys, then traces their look back to the work of George Petty in the '30s and '40s, who influenced, among others, Hugh Hefner.
- A Karl Rove/Lee Atwater road-trip buddy movie set in the early '70s? Making it biting, please.
- Bill Maher reaches back to “Romper Room” in order to school W. (Mr. Don't Bee) and the current, tough-talking chickenhawk GOP slate. Would that they could be schooled.
- Is Stephen Colbert's interview of Richard Gere at the Montclair Film Festival what we can expect from the Stephen Colbert who takes over “The Late Show” in September? Let's hope so.
- Old Onion article on the new Brewers manager: “Turns out Craig Counsell Was Actually Best Baseball Player Of Steroid Era.”
- Eddie Rosario, a 23-year-old Puerto Rican second baseman, five years in the Twins minor league system, finally made his Major League debut the other day, with his extended family in attendance at Target Field. What happened? This.
- Joe Posnanski polled his readers about various baseball issues and came away with the following: no DH in the NL (yes), Pete Rose should be renistated (good argument, JP), umpires should use technology for balls and strike (I'm with Costas on this), Bonds and Clemens for the HOF (sigh), do we cheer for A-Rod (if it hurts the Yankees, yes), and who might become the first unanimous HOFer (my man). Fun stuff.
- Posnanski also tells us about August 1967 when Willie Mays stopped being Willie Mays. And how he responded.
- Related: Alex Rodriguez has just passed Willie Mays on the all-time home run list. In the Times, William Rhoden writes how A Rod's achievement is making the Yankees look small.
- White House photographer Pete Souza picks one photo from each state Pres. Obama has visited. Some are beautiful, particularly Arizona, Alaska, California. Some are poignant, particularly Alabama, Connecticut, Michigan, Missouri. Some are fun, particularly Georgia, Hawaii, Nebraska, New Hampshire, South Carolina. Washington state's is, well, appropriate.
- Related: 16,000,000 Obamacare Fans Can't Be Wrong.