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On "The Logic of Stupid Poor People," Or, the Only Thing Worth Reading About the Barneys "Shopping While Black" Arrests

@queenofbithynia: It seems to me that the mantra of "save up and buy quality" is usually aimed at people who see themselves as middle class, by other people who see themselves as middle class, whereas the sort of judgment described here is reserved entirely for the Poors. In any case, I don't think the point is where we personally draw the line between "smart investment" and "not a smart investment," the point is that we should recognize why others might make these choices when we insist that we never would.

Posted on October 30, 2013 at 12:51 pm 1

On Ridden By the Hag: My Sleep Paralysis Visitors

Ah, just a note, "pinyin" is actually the term for the Chinese phonetic alphabet (as opposed to the set of written characters) and not an explanation for sleep paralysis meaning "ghost pressing on the body" :)

Posted on October 30, 2013 at 12:08 pm 0

On The Hoarders Pie

I recently cleaned my apartment beyond the cursory "drag a Swiffer around for a few minutes." Turns out I have 26 travel size containers. Turns out I am willing to throw away exactly 0 of those.

Posted on October 24, 2013 at 3:34 pm 11

On Friday Open Thread

@karenology: Half marathon ... cold and raining buckets ... are you talking about the Baltimore running festival? Because yeah, I'm prepared to be very damp and very, very cranky at the end of that. Sorry to hear about your cold though :/ that really sucks.

Posted on October 11, 2013 at 6:54 pm 0

On What I Learned From Reading The Economist

@adorable-eggplant: yeah, it's true, I guess nothing's out there, except THE REST OF THE UNIVERSE /explosion noises

Posted on September 30, 2013 at 3:01 pm 16

On What I Learned From Reading The Economist

:( :( :( :( I am sad because I think space is awesome. I guess we're not doing a good enough PR job if people think it's boring.

Posted on September 30, 2013 at 2:52 pm 12

On Hey, Girl. Hey, Yogurt Face.

These are always awesome, and your skills at condiment-painting are amaaaazing. <3

Posted on August 2, 2013 at 11:08 am 2

On Friday Open Thread

I posted this in the DC FB page but figured I'd post it here too:

Is anyone in the DC/Baltimore area interested in a tutoring job? My friend co-started and co-runs a tutoring service in Ellicott City and they are looking for an English tutor. You would be tutoring elementary to high school kids in reading, writing, and SAT reading/writing prep. The students come in Monday-Friday from 3 to 9 pm, although most likely you wouldn't be teaching the entire time every day (sometimes you start later than 3, sometimes leave earlier than 9), and you can take Fridays off. You may have SAT classes to teach on Saturdays between 9 am and 3 pm. The going rate is $25-30 per teaching hour.

Posted on July 12, 2013 at 3:13 pm 0

On Guess the Disney Movie

f you guys for getting that song stuck in my head now and it's not even something i can reasonably sing because they're mice with squeaky voices

Posted on July 11, 2013 at 10:01 pm 0

On Guess the Disney Movie

Oh my god I snort-laughed so hard at "You disguise a horde of children in blackface and go home" and now I have to clean off my computer screen.

Posted on July 11, 2013 at 11:32 am 13