Daisy Bateman

Top Gear’s Take Your Car to Work Day

 From the intensely amusing British car show Top Gear (Now on Netflix streaming!), a trip to work in the world’s smallest car. I saw this two days ago and it’s still making me giggle at random intervals. Particularly at the part where he drives past the newscast. Astonishing!

Thurscheese: Brillat Savarin

Tell Me What You Eat and I’ll Tell You That It’s Cheese. I’m not sure if I should be feeling pleased with myself or cheated, but I’ve had this cheese before. It showed up on a cheese plate at a restaurant a few years ago, and I liked it enough to remember the name and … Read more

Emmy Awards Opening Number

The Emmys were, in general, so boring that even though I was stuck on a plane with a limited number of channels and nowhere else to go, I still ended up watching people race food trucks instead, but this opening number, featuring pretty much everyone on TV, is fantastic and you really have to watch … Read more

Mad Men Without the Angst

Everybody*, it seems, loves Mad Men. And what’s not to love? Attractive people! Glamor! Smoking! Attractive people smoking glamorously! The only problem is, to get to all the pretty stuff, you have to go through big heaping piles of angst which, frankly, sucks a lot of the fun out of it. Therefore, I present to … Read more

What Not To Sell

What Not To Wear, the show that makes its stock in trade throwing away people’s obnoxious “humorous” t-shirts, has a website that sells obnoxious “humorous” t-shirts.

Reality Shows On Which Tiger Woods’s Mistresses Are Likely To Appear*, In Order Of Decreasing Probability

1. Cheaters (duh)2. Rock of Love Bus3. Jersey Shore4. Tool Academy5. The Bachelor6. The Real Housewives of Orange County/New York/D.C./Atlanta/the parking lot behind the Waffle House7. Celebrity Apprentice8. Celebrity Fit Club9. Celebrity Rehab10. Dancing With the Stars11. Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?12. Dirty Jobs13. Hoarders14. The Ultimate Fighter15. Top Chef16. Little People, Big … Read more

When Guys Shop

Fun fact about me: I have no ability to estimate the actual size of a thing based on the dimensions. This has led to certain problems, specifically in the area of buying earrings online. (Honestly, why do they make those things so huge? Do they think we have steel-reinforced earlobes?) So it was that when … Read more