A selection of favorites from the editors of Ordinary Times
A rare window for police reform has closed.
I’m done blaming the police.
Hey, at least he got to have sex at Stonehenge with Miranda’s Enormous Chest. Suck it, Druids. (Ed note: slightly NSFW – you probably got that already.)
We accept the unacceptable sometimes because it never occurs to us not to.
Hysteria is growing in the USA and Europe once again.
A showerhead, leggings, music, movies, tv, cookware, foodstuffs, and, of course, books. Lots and lots of books.
The Star-Spangled Banner is freaking terrible.
A review of “National Treasure” (Not the Nicolas Cage movie) and thoughts on the issues surrounding it.
There are bad movies. There are very bad movies. There are historically bad movies.
And then, there’s The Room.
The re-start of Eastern Airlines went well, especially with how they communicated to the brand’s fans. Then, everything went downhill and my hopes for the “Wings of Man” went down the drain.
This week: Relationships, Politics, Media, Business, and Food!
The future of my city is uncertain for working and middle-class families following October’s fires.
The song that I listen to every year
I prefer that innocent fantasyland I dwelled in as a child.
Perhaps the most famous case of a man abusing his power to take advantage of a woman, came to light 20 years ago. Is it finally time to talk about what Bill Clinton did while in office, with the perspective of today’s #metoo movement?
Some Folks Just Need Killing
Please don’t defend Roy Moore. At least not where I can hear it.
[CN: more or less the same as yesterday’s feature, to which this one relates. Relationships with a very large age gap, where one partner is a teenager. I was personally very upset by one sentence in here, but because of how very well it articulated something the author criticizes, a thing that my father also wanted and shouldn’t have wanted – a thing that another old man I know who is on trial right now also wanted and shouldn’t have wanted – not because of anything explicit. The essay was more than worth the resulting flashbacks, but I was grateful to have been warned before I read it. Can you have a trigger warning for insight? (Don’t get distracted into debating that in the comments, please.) — Maribou]
Sleeping on the sofa in a den of iniquity. (CN: Will thought this might need a content note if Maribou wanted to write one. Maribou, who of all readers usually needs a content note for anything to do with underage people and sex, doesn’t really think this essay needs one though? Um. Serious age imbalances in the context of relationships, some of which were illegal, but nothing graphic. Honest discussion of being a 17-year-old on the internet. Quite possibly the comments may stray into bleaker or cruder territory than the essay does. That’ll do.)
Insufficient ethical boundaries lead to some odd situations for some men and the women they abuse. (Content note: Not safe for work. Unpleasant subject material. Also, language, though that’s the least of it.)
When Donald Trump’s extremely selective outrage isn’t just embarrassing, it’s also arguably illegal.
The Case of the Amazing Shrinking Zacharias.
I had this sneaking suspicion that the reason I’d been born at all was to rid the world of Ferris Bueller.
Virginia may well be a blue state now. But the GOP should press the panic button either way.
Forcing political parties to adapt is reasonably close to a no-brainer, in my view. The only people who would disagree are the political parties that would be so forced.
Because adoption and doctoral education as practiced in the United States are hallmarks of multicultural policy