I'mma come sit over with you guys because I cannot stand Woody Allen in any context, neither the art nor the artist.
@queequeging Yessss, that is exactly it! You said it much better than I ever have. Totally going to say this next time someone says, "You don't like Woody Allen?!"
In sum: Woody Allen: UGH.
@empathicalist Sammmmme aaaahhhh please bleach it from my memorrryyyy
@honey cowl I was busy/unable to participate in this conversation at the time, so I just poured myself a coffee and settled in to read all of the comments and I am feeling super good about my choice of internet hang out. Everyone here is smart and interesting!
Hairpin I <3 your book recommendations, for real.
(Google thinks) I want to have healthy bones. Which is true!
@cuminafterall Oh man, once I was on a jury for a murder trial. We showed up on the second day of the trial and waited...and waited and waited. Apparently one of the witnesses had not shown up so they had to go find him (and, presumably, arrest him)?!? So we showed up every day for a week at 8 am but then got out at 10 or 11 am because NO WITNESSES!
We delivered our verdict--guilty for murder but hung jury on the other charges because ONE DUDE in the jury decided that if he was guilty for murder, he was guilty of EVERYTHING. The rest of us tried to reason with him for hours and it went like this:
11 members of the jury: "Look, we all agree that he killed the victim. But there is not enough evidence to convict him of [for example] selling drugs! It's a totally different charge!"
This one dude: "Well if he killed someone, what's to say he didn't also sell drugs?!?"
11 MOTJ: "That doesn't make any sense."
Dude: "He was up to no good!"
11 MOTJ: "YES. THAT IS WHY WE CONVICTED HIM OF MURDER."
Dude: "He was probably also selling drugs!"
11 MOTJ: "On what evidence?"
Dude: "He was obviously looking for trouble!"
11 MOTJ: *headdesk*
@somuchsugar Pajiba.com is always an entertaining time suck for me...
@iceberg They have to breathe and also you don't want to show favoritism. Those who are underneath the blanket will obviously feel jealous of those with their heads above the blanket. Equality for all stuffed animals!
@meetapossum Awesome! I will watch for it. Everyone needs more ghost stories.
I only have one week left in NYC! Then I am taking my cat and my man and I am moving to Africa!
I am sad/excited/sad/excited.