Tabs for a Lazy Sunday Afternoon

An unusual all non-politics edition.

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Steven L. Taylor
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Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter


  1. Sleeping Dog says:

    You heard it here first, just wait for the concert tour announcement of the living, though elderly Beatles paired with Holograms of George and John, kicking of at the Las Vegas Sphere.

  2. CSK says:

    “Rizz” reminds me uncomfortably of a vulgar slang term for semen.

  3. Just nutha ignint cracker says:

    “…the choice does not resonate with me…”
    Easy to understand:

    Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year for 2023 is authentic—the term for something we’re thinking about, writing about, aspiring to, and judging more than ever.

    It’s a political message this year. […sigh…]

  4. Grumpy realist says:

    Ran across a slightly-tongue-in-cheek review of Disney’s latest movie Wish wondering if the script had been created by Chat-GPT.

  5. Mr. Prosser says:

    @Sleeping Dog: Neither Paul nor Ringo need the money to debase themselves in the manner you describe. The ABBA crew aren’t as well off. They tried the hologram thing, I don’t know if it was much of a success but I doubt it.

  6. EddieInCA says:

    I got to meet Ringo Starr a few months ago when he did a benefit concert for the Center at which my wife works. He was awesome. Seriously. Posed for every picture. Signed every autograph. He posed for more selfies in one night than I have posed for in my entire life.

    A Concert for the Ed Asner Family Center

    If anyone needs a write-off this tax year, think about donating to the Ed Asner Family Center. Although Mr. Asner started the center with his own funds many years ago, they now survive and continue their good work on donation and paid services. They do amazing work with/for autistic and special needs children and teenagers.

    The Ed Asner Family Center

    Check out their site, and if you want to donate, click the “Donate” tab.

  7. Gustopher says:

    @CSK: You’re thinking of the music played in the Cantina in Star Wars. It’s like jazz, but with more rizz.

  8. Neil Hudelson says:

    Re: Flo from Progressive: Natalie Palamides–the other woman in the progressive commercials, often the one with a harder, sarcastic edge to her–put out an incredible one woman show a few years back called Nate: A One Man Show. Very entertaining. Fans of Andy Kaufman will enjoy it.

  9. DrDaveT says:

    @Neil Hudelson:

    Natalie Palamides–the other woman in the progressive commercials, often the one with a harder, sarcastic edge to her

    I am in awe of her delivery in the ones that involve reverse psychology —

    “You want to go for tacos?”
    “No, not really.”
    “I get it. I mean who wants to deal with all those fillings and toppings, the mess…?”
    “Actually, now I think I do.”