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packedsuitcase

Travel junkie slash crazy cat lady

By ru_ri on Writing, Depression and Learning How to Handle Attention: A Conversation with Allie Brosh

AAAAAAAAAAH! *muppet arms*
Interview with Allie Brosh has officially Made My Day. Thank you, I needed this.

Posted on November 13, 2013 at 4:26 pm 6

By angelinha on Advice For Writing; Or, What I Know So Far, Which Might Actually Be Nothing At All

@martinipie I think it's portmanteauver

Posted on September 16, 2013 at 7:38 pm 4

By katiemcgillicuddy on Friday Open Thread

@packedsuitcase Good luck!!!! (Especially with the cat drive because, yikes, seriously, godspeed)

Posted on August 30, 2013 at 6:25 pm 1

By FlufferNutter on I Don't Care, I Can't Stop, and I Love It: Miley Cyrus and Ironic Decadence

Several weeks ago, I saw Miley interviewed on Good Morning America and I was AGOG at the utter crap that spewed from her mouth. She made sweeping declarations that she was speaking for her entire generation, and that, in defiance of the current state of the world, they just want to have fun/ party/ can't stop/ won't stop. It is obvious how uneducated, misinformed, and unaware this little girl is -and hell, it is well within her rights as a human being to be all of those things. What KILLS me is that the world chooses to listen to her. We have made this party monster famous, elevated her to such a status that she clearly believes her opinions and viewpoints actually matter. And now, because of a raunchy VMA performance, she is dominating conversations, thoughts, articles, the internet, etc. etc. etc. I don't think Miley Cyrus or her outfits, tongue, dance moves, or videos deserve such close-reading, because it is obvious that she just has no clue. She is not adopting the dress and dance moves of other cultures as some sort of statement - she just doesn't know any better. She is ignorant and no one has ever told her "no." My rage is directed instead at a society who celebrates this ignorance, at a pop culture that indoctrinates kids with the belief that this is cool.

It all makes me want to go seriously off the grid, to be honest. Arrrrrgh. /end rant

Posted on August 27, 2013 at 1:06 pm 13

By fondue with cheddar on But What Is The News Without Pictures of Boobs?

@stuffisthings The countdowns are horrible. If you're counting down the days to when a minor will be able to pose topless/nude, you're already picturing that minor nude.

Posted on August 23, 2013 at 2:39 pm 6

By Blushingflwr on Saying Sorry Is a Pretty-Girl Trick

@14388420@twitter The thing that constantly strikes me about stories like Lindsay's or Amanda Bynes or any other celebrity who goes through a public spiral like this is that instead of seeing them as real human beings who are in pain, we see them as entertainment, as object lessons, as symbols.
Lindsay's not a girl who occasionally does a bump of cocaine at a party on Saturday but still shows up to work on time and functional on Monday, she's an addict whose drug use has had a genuine negative impact on her ability to function day-to-day. Recreational drug use is not the same as addiction, and to equate the poor life choices of someone in their 20s who knows they can get away with it to the struggles of an addict is problematic.

Posted on August 20, 2013 at 1:16 pm 17

By janeeeee on Saying Sorry Is a Pretty-Girl Trick

@Heat Signature I read this sentence three times and I'm still not sure if I'm supposed to raise my hand if my friends do a lot of coke or if they don't.

Posted on August 20, 2013 at 12:59 pm 54

By Kath on Saying Sorry Is a Pretty-Girl Trick

Like Lohan's career, I really, really wanted this to be better than it was.

Posted on August 20, 2013 at 12:53 pm 66

By thelittledeath on Friday Open Thread

@packedsuitcase - It's all about the Ergonomics.

Posted on August 16, 2013 at 6:01 pm 1

By up cubed on A Chat with Mikki Kendall and Flavia Dzodan About #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen

I would also like to thank everyone involved with this posting. I know it is probably exhausting to explain this so many times, but I would like to request some follow up in the new few weeks.

I also really hope there will be more interest and comments here than about how a dog could direct a movie or what kind of restaurant you are.

Posted on August 16, 2013 at 4:42 pm 4