Kathy Shaidle

Kathy Shaidle

A blogging pioneer since 2000, Kathy Shaidle runs FiveFeetOfFury.com. She has been called “a purveyor of some of the most offensive racial stereotypes I have ever read” by Bernie Farber of the Canadian Jewish Congress.

Deep Thoughts

Great Smoking Guns of History

I quit smoking around 10 years after I quit drinking, but I miss smoking much more, and it was far harder to give up. Especially since, right after my last cigarette, I met my future husband"€”a smoker. Because God can be a jerk. (Incidentally, ...

Joan Rivers

Oy Vey!

Cry Me a Rivers

When I read about Joan Rivers"€™ death, my eyes welled up with stinging tears. Not because she"€™d died (come on: she was 81) but in anticipation of the mouthwatering multi-million-dollar malpractice suit that was sure to follow. Her endoscopy ...


It’s the Hole in Your Head that Worries Me

I met writer and photographer Rick McGinnis about ten years ago, but by rights, we should have known each other much longer. We both live in Toronto, enjoy roughly the same music, and therefore should have bumped into (or in my case, barfed on) each ...

For the Children

The Pied Stripper of Canada

"€œExotic dancers. They"€™re not exotic, and they"€™re not dancers,"€ explains comedian Ellen Cleghorne here. "€œIt's like calling a pedophile an "€˜exotic babysitter."€™"€ That joke popped into my head when I read about gay ...


The Real Black Sheep

In an interview last week with Taleeb Starkes, podcaster Adam Carolla asked the author of The Un-Civil War: Blacks vs. Niggers: Confronting the Subculture Within the African-American Community a cut-to-the-chase question: If Starkes, who is black, ...


Here Comes the Mob (Again)!

ThoughtCatalog.com has had a crappy week. Many people are suddenly hearing about that upstart online magazine for the first time, on account of not one but two "€œcontroversies"€ of the sorry sort we"€™re all too familiar with. (Not me. ...

Diversity Training

The French Ruining Toplessness

The Germans may or may not have preferred to march in the shade, but the French proclivity for lolling topless in the sun is no chauvinistic joke. Right after the first female doffed her bikini bra in 1960s Saint Tropez, such exhibitionism became a ...


Who Gets to Name the Snow?

Here's the fastest, surest way to identify the subspecies hackus punditus"€”watch for them to display one particular behavior, especially when deadlines loom during summer months: They invariably begin one of their columns with the phrase ...

Oy Vey!

Comic Con Job

My version of Proverbs 30:18"€“19 goes: There are three things that I do not understand: the success of Al Jolson, the popularity of Milton Berle, and the appeal of Archie Comics. I may loathe a particular pop culture product, but I normally can ...

Oy Vey!

Rape Quilt, Rape Guilt

So there's a frickin"€™ rape quilt now. Remember the AIDS quilt? Back in the 1980s, gays swiped another quaint, wholesome, colorful thing (rainbows, anyone?) to trick us into thinking everybody could get AIDS, and not just stubbornly promiscuous ...

Rolf Harris


The Critics We Deserve

"€œPerhaps it all goes to show that the middlebrow is inherently corrupt."€ That's a particularly sweeping statement of smug class-conscious snobbery, even by Guardian standards.  Guardian blogger Jonathan Jones feels vindicated. He ...

Gary Oldman

Another Apology

The Greatest Actor of His Generation

"€œThis is just like a Hollywood awards show, but with fewer Jews."€ You"€™d be forgiven for assuming that's another excerpt from actor Gary Oldman's forthcoming Playboy magazine interview, since we"€™ve been hearing about the damn thing ...

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