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Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that)

I love writing but I'm bad at writing about me.

By Kalorama_Kat on On the Affirmative Action Ban in Michigan

@sammysayalot Agreed, thanks Jia. I spent some time in Ann Arbor and found it, like Boston, to be extremely self-segregated and, like Boston, full of liberal whites who were concerned about racial prejudice and their own privilege, but had virtually no friends or colleagues of color. There exists a tacit frustration in this dynamic; these white people, well-meaning to a fault, WANTED friends and colleagues of color and were very self-conscious about their lack thereof. Meanwhile, a lot of white Michigan natives who are otherwise progressive liberals, have come to loathe affirmative action in the same way they've come to loathe the UAW. Michigan is a bizarre state.

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 11:45 am 1

By Woman Laughing Alone With Boas on Cancel "What Americans Will Look Like in 2050"

THANK YOU for saying what many of us have avoided saying in our acquaintances' Facebook comments.

Posted on April 11, 2014 at 1:58 pm 5

By Aeroplane on An Important Internet Classic: 10 Pranks That Will Spice Up Your Relationship

@StandardTuber These do get a lot easier to write if you imagine your boyfriend is Fred Willard.

Posted on April 1, 2014 at 2:38 pm 4

By nonvolleyball on Bill Murray and Me

it was a pleasure to read this. :)

Posted on March 28, 2014 at 12:07 pm 1

By lobsterhug on Bill Murray and Me

This is beautiful and everything I hoped meeting Bill Murray would be.

Posted on March 27, 2014 at 4:58 pm 4

By Bus Driver Stu Benedict on George Is the One With the Glasses: My Seinfeld Capitulation

Imagen if someoen 1st watch Seinfeld in modarn day

Posted on March 25, 2014 at 3:43 pm 3

By Lily Rowan on For Two People, A Wedding Announcement

They'll name the baby Scarlett, right? (On trend AND theme!)

Posted on March 17, 2014 at 12:56 pm 2

By Heather Funk on Happy Pi Day

As someone who like neither pie nor math, I'll just be celebrating the fact that it's Friday. You guys take your Pi, and your pie. And cheesecake too, while you're at it. CAKE AND LANGUAGE ARTS FOREVER.

...Can the day after Pi Day be Poe day where people eat desserts that are actually delicious and celebrate classes that were actually fun?

Posted on March 14, 2014 at 11:25 am 4

By dracula's ghost on Someone Explain Dating to Me

Whenever 20-somethings feel sorry for me for how old I am (I teach 20 somethings for a living so this happens basically every day) I just think about shit like this and feel incredibly relieved and joyful and also, lets be real, I feel sorry for them, and so the tables are turned and it's the circle of life

one time I ran up a phone bill of $400 talking to my long distance boyfriend during college, that's how old I am. In my day you had to pay GOOD MONEY to creepily harass someone from afar

if my husband ever leaves me I will meet boys the old fashioned way, which is to comically drop a stack of books right in front of them and then bash your faces together when you both go to pick them up

Posted on March 12, 2014 at 3:21 pm 6

By ponymalta on Reasons Why Everyone is Engaged But Me: A Sampling

Meghan! We would all rather be watching Pitch Perfect in bed.

Posted on March 11, 2014 at 12:43 pm 2