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A rant about how language gets reduced to tiny cartoon faces.
In my Sunday column (extra bonus this week), I ask: If Down Syndrome children aren’t suffering, and they aren’t, then why are we so afraid to allow them to come into existence?
Why 2012 is shaping up as a great year for conspiracy theorists in my Sunday column.
My wife Sara Austin gave birth to our second daughter today. Felicity Larkin Smith weighed in at 7 pounds 11 ounces and has a shock of dark hair. Within hours, she had calmed down and wore an expression that said, “I’m not convinced, but feel free to try.” Happy Christmas!
Hardcore, battle-tested, iron-willed jarheads are getting their eyebrows sculpted and tweezed like fashion models. Oy. It was just last month that it suddenly dawned on Lt. Col. Jerry Turner, commander of 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, at Shinwar, that some young men under his command had eyebrows shapelier than Nature intended. Lt. Col. Turner dismisses […]
Being named “Most Likely to Succeed” in high school is a heavy burden, say recipients of this honor. High schools are cutting back on bestowing such grave and fraught designations. One ex-most-likely-to frets thus: “Being noosed with ‘most likely to succeed’ is like lugging an albatross to every job interview, new relationship or writing endeavor,” […]
George Will is anti-blue jeans. I have a massive amount of respect for the guy, but I think his age is showing here. Blue jeans are simply the most comfortable, durable option in below-the-waist wear…and America has become a better place in accepting blue jeans in almost any situation. Michelle Malkin defends blue jeans here.
The islands of the Great Barrier Reef off Queensland, Australia need a caretaker-blogger. So many respondents applied that they crashed the Web site.
A petition to legalise marriages between humans and cartoon characters has attracted more than 1000 signatures. Go on, guess where.
Note: On May 18, my daughter Summer Austin Smith was born. A LETTER TO MY DAUGHTER by Kyle Smith May 25, 2008 — Dear Summer, Welcome to the world. Thanks for coming along. I was pretty much out of column ideas. At present you know me as the seemingly irrelevant figure lurking somewhere in the […]« Previous Entries