@shart_attack I have a Diva Cup and an IUD and I proselytize endlessly about both. My gyno said it would be fine, she cut my strings pretty short, and I agree with Sarah H. about breaking the suction before pulling it out. I always do that anyway cause it's just easier.
@TheclaAndTheSeals eh, you just wash your hands. It happens and it's not a huge deal. One time I dropped it on the bathroom floor though and it looked like a crime scene.
Scott Simpson is a funny motherfucker who y'all are taking waaaaaaaay too seriously.
@renegadeoboe I don't think his piece is about how boring liking the same things is, it's about how boring it is to think "liking coffee makes me interesting!" Which, I know a LOT of people who think their whitebread instagram interests make them fantastically unusual, and it doesn't. If you want to be interesting, you gotta maybe follow some of his other advice, not get wrapped in a list of enjoyments.
@H.E. Ladypants As a liminal nerd, (too nerdy but not nerdy enough, woe is me!) I see your point about the listing! However, I feel like the identification of self with objects is concerning. It's totally not limited to nerdom - it's probably just capitalism in general - but my main point of contact is through nerd culture. It's the transition from "I like this, and find it interesting" to "I am a good and interesting person because I like this thing, and people who do not like these things are not as good or as interesting as I am."
I agree that his advice isn't new, but boy howdy do I know some people who could benefit from giving it a read! Myself included. (I should note that my very infrequently updated Instagram account is mostly filled with pictures of my dog wearing my boyfriend's shirts.)
By Josh is like Germany Ambitious and Misunderstood on But music with "wispy lady vocals and electronic bloop-bloops" IS amazing
@renegadeoboe ok like, i didnt read this as an indictment of 'liking things' or 'liking not cool things' at all? but saying 'get over yrself' to middle class neoliberal college educated yuppie assholes who try to make their meaningless/vanilla personal tastes seem iconoclastic and progressive without a hint of self awareness????
@olivebee I don't think he's slamming people for liking that particular set of things. To me it came off of more of a warning not to be a blowhard about those things and to not let just those things define you.
@renegadeoboe yes, and so often it's poking fun at people who have the misfortune of being just the other side of the popular culture curve. we don't all have the luxury to be culturally cutting edge.
@iceberg Tough, we love you.
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