Everything Is Not a "Hack" 

Hamilton Nolan · 08/11/15 02:28PM

You can “hack” a computer. You don’t have to “hack” every last thing.

Angry White Man Demands Right to Call Lena Dunham a "Slut"

Hamilton Nolan · 06/02/14 04:15PM

Quin Hillyer is a white male conservative who writes for National Review. So? Does he not have the same rights as anyone else? The right to call a woman a slut, and to deploy racial slurs as he deems necessary?

What Shall We Call This Next Generation?

Hamilton Nolan · 05/04/12 03:50PM

Kids these days: what the hell are they? That is the question that faces American time-wasters today. As you know, the latest generation with a formal name is "The Millennials," and they are basically the worst, continuing the grand tradition of every new generation being the worst.

'Bespoke' Is the Latest Word to Be Ruined by Advertising

Hamilton Nolan · 05/04/12 01:18PM

"Artisan." Remember the word "artisan?" Perfectly valid word. Described an actual type of thing. Until the ad world got ahold of it, put it on the street, and pimped it out until every last chemical food concoction assembled by robots out of petroleum byproducts was marketed as "artisan." Totally killed the word. "Bespoke?" You're next.

Men Can Be Raped Now, Too

Hamilton Nolan · 01/06/12 09:12AM

For 85 years, the FBI has defined rape as the "carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and against her will." In all that time, no men have been raped. Now, thanks to rap music, homosexual marriage, and Jerry Sandusky, the FBI has gone and changed the definition—placing millions of American men in danger of rape.

Is Boston Really Gonzo?

Hamilton Nolan · 11/22/10 03:23PM

Where did Hunter S. Thompson get the word "gonzo?" The accepted story's always been that it was a bit of Boston slang that a Boston newspaper editor first hung on Thompson. But—suck it Boston—that may be a myth!