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By commanderbanana on "Part of disciplining the body is denial"

I love Roxane Gay, and I also wish I could meet her again so I could apologize...I went to a reading of hers last summer with another author who was also reading, and he got waaaaaaasted before the reading and spent the entire time making loud, stupid comments about her.
DEAR ROXANE,
You are a million times a better writer than he is. I sincerely regret not smacking him over the head with a chair. He is a terrible person and when I think about my involvement with him I seriously want to vomit and also scrub all my skin off.
Apologies and shame,
Me

Posted on April 10, 2014 at 1:03 pm 1

By halloliebchen on A Poem a Day for National Poetry Month: "Tim Riggins Speaks of Waterfalls"

The Tim Riggins tag is criminally underused.

Posted on April 2, 2014 at 11:14 am 1

By Stacy Hackner@facebook on First-Ever Tramp Stamp Discovered

Hi Pinners - I love the Hairpin and am super pleased that you featured this article. I'm actually doing my doctorate on Sudanese skeletal material stored in the same room as this woman's mummy and have seen the tattoo up close. However, it's a little disrespectful to call it a tramp stamp; we bioarchaeologists strive to always be respectful to the deceased.

(And yes, @HereKitty, tramp stamps are always on the lower back.)

Posted on April 2, 2014 at 5:40 am 2

By lemonadefish on Croatian Constitutional Court Upholds Mandatory Child Vaccination

@ru_ri I say all sorts of terribly rude things, like "I hope you only kill your own child, not someone else's cancer patient with your stupid decision." Generally this means I don't have a lot of friends who don't vaccinate, which I am fine with.

Posted on March 26, 2014 at 3:32 pm 4

By shovel on I Was Wrong About the Grateful Dead

"some milquetoasty lefty folk music like The Weavers..." WTF?! I don't know what you think the Weavers were like, but if you think they were milquetoast you were NOT PAYING ATTENTION!

Posted on March 25, 2014 at 8:09 pm 1

By halloliebchen on "PRODUCT DETAILS: This attachment for your bath will hold your beverage in a wine glass while you bathe."

@KJZ this abstract wine goin' abstract far

Posted on March 24, 2014 at 11:04 am 3

By cee on "PRODUCT DETAILS: This attachment for your bath will hold your beverage in a wine glass while you bathe."

@KJZ special wine, real good wine

Posted on March 24, 2014 at 10:45 am 3

By and it's not even my birthday on "PRODUCT DETAILS: This attachment for your bath will hold your beverage in a wine glass while you bathe."

@KJZ
I smiled from the inside at seeing someone other than Q-Tip use the phrase in such natural context.

Posted on March 24, 2014 at 10:37 am 5

By simone eastbro on Talking to Anne Helen Petersen About Leaving Academia for BuzzFeed

@katherine those writers who don't "fare well" don't do so because, as the original commenter suggested, they wrote garbage. she doesn't seem to have read any of it, anyway. and when it comes from someone who doesn't even seem to know whose writing she's talking about and who has never commented here before, it really doesn't sound like a structural critique to me, but that could just be me! if it looks like a threadshit and walks like a threadshit, i don't need a peer-reviewed study before i'll call it one.

Posted on March 21, 2014 at 3:35 pm 3

By simone eastbro on Talking to Anne Helen Petersen About Leaving Academia for BuzzFeed

@cameralucida real solid concern troll, though

Posted on March 21, 2014 at 1:57 pm 3