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On Ask a Clean Person About Her New Book: A Conversation With Jolie Kerr

Jolie, you being back on the Hairpin is all:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glC9_8Ijt9k

Posted on February 24, 2014 at 4:49 pm 0

On '90s Screensavers to Soothe Our Monday Brains

@leylusha I literally came here to say this, nearly verbatim. Seriously, 3D pipes were my JAM in college (I am an Old). And 3D text had its moments, when you really wanted to be passive-aggressive towards your roommate, not that *I* ever did such a thing .

Posted on January 6, 2014 at 4:20 pm 1

On 10 Years, Actually: Sarah & Karl, Jamie & Aurélia

These are so great. How are these so great? Please do ALL THE PEOPLE!

Posted on November 5, 2013 at 12:16 pm 0

On The Satanic How-To Guide to Exalted Girldom

@ohbladi Don't forget that they were a "perfect size 6," as was their mother. Because that is the only attractive and desirable size.

Posted on September 19, 2013 at 11:46 am 1

On A Controversial Graphic Design Project for the Homeless

@frenz.lo There might have been a negative financial response to these signs, because I see most of these people regularly (I see the man in the lead image nearly every day) and have never seen one of these professional signs. That said, if you live in the city and see the same people over and over again, I don't feel like there's an impression of things being temporary. I've seen many of the original signs in this project so often that I recognized them before the people. There was a woman on the Boston side that my boyfriend saw nearly every day for years, who always held a sign that said she was "Homeless and Preganant" [sic]. She was homeless and preganant for at least 8 years, that he counted.

Posted on August 21, 2013 at 2:52 pm 2

On A Controversial Graphic Design Project for the Homeless

Ok, as a long-time Cambridge resident (now former) and a person who has worked in Harvard Square for 5+ years, I must admit this one's a struggle for me. I see many of the people featured in this project day in and day out, and have trouble activating my empathy chip here, which sounds awful. I'm sure these folks do have terrible lives, and their current situations probably aren't their faults and are out of their control, but some of them have been hustling me (and everyone else in the Square) for years and it's hard not to be resentful. I only half agree with Louis CK here; these people do desperately need our help, as a society, but my putting a dollar in their cup absolutely does not help, especially if they, like most of the Harvard Square folks, are addicts. If I give you a dollar and it goes right into your arm, how is that helping? We absolutely need better social services to prevent this. But I'm not giving you a dollar.

Posted on August 21, 2013 at 2:36 pm 1

On Thank You So Much For Being With Me Tonight to Celebrate My Twenty-Five-And-Twelve-Month Birthday

@upupandaway I'm not saying the above article isn't representative of the author's- and many of her contemporaries'- experiences. I'm saying I'm an old fart who's a little more comfortable in my own skin, and can no longer relate.

But if you're one of the editors and are looking for suggestions, please god bring back all the advice columns I miss Ask a Lady/Dude/Married Dude all so much. (I miss Jolie too, even though she's right over on Jezebel. Ask a Clean Person 4 LYFE!)

Posted on July 31, 2013 at 10:11 am 2

On Thank You So Much For Being With Me Tonight to Celebrate My Twenty-Five-And-Twelve-Month Birthday

@Bostonienne Wait. WAIT. I'm so old I forgot how to math. I'm actually 25 and ONE HUNDRED months!

Posted on July 30, 2013 at 1:28 pm 3

On Thank You So Much For Being With Me Tonight to Celebrate My Twenty-Five-And-Twelve-Month Birthday

@JessicaLovejoy Oh good, I'm not the only old fogey telling all these young millennial whippersnappers to get off my lawn. I still enjoy the Hairpin, but lately I feel like many of the articles are sort of about being young and rudderless whereas I finally feel like I am a real honest-to-god grownup with a different set of worries (property taxes, marriage, advanced maternal age, what is that spot on my back?- old people stuff). Girl, you're 26; stop fretting, you'll be fine. Also, while I don't want the problems I had at 26 back, I DO want my high, firm 26-year-old ass back.

Posted on July 30, 2013 at 1:25 pm 3

On Thank You So Much For Being With Me Tonight to Celebrate My Twenty-Five-And-Twelve-Month Birthday

I fear this site is beginning to skew too young for me, as I'm nearing 25 and 64 months.

Posted on July 30, 2013 at 12:34 pm 15