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On Unmet Demands and the Eternal "Are You Sure You're Sure You're Sure?"

Ugh L3. Extremely similar experience, and still surprised at how long it's taken me to process infidelity lite. I love you, A Lady, and agree wholeheartedly with your advice, even though you made me cry. Not just because it brings up sad memories, but out of gratitude for how far I've come and how far we'll go. Every lady dealing with the vortex of infidelity/trust/insecurities should read this Sugar column, too: http://therumpus.net/2011/08/dear-sugar-the-rumpus-advice-column-81-a-bit-of-sully-in-your-sweet/

Posted on January 27, 2012 at 2:29 pm 1

On Portlandia Season Two Preview: Let's Try This 'Battlestar Galactica'?

The Wire is king, but I can't be the only Hairpinner obsessed with Deadwood! Mr. boomforreal and I have been having a Breaking Bad marathon this winter--so good. Bryan Cranston's grim mouth deserves a special achievement award.

Posted on December 21, 2011 at 5:09 pm 0

On Scandals of Classic Hollywood: Cary Grant's Intimate Bromance

Completely agree with the others who have mentioned a book, or collection of essays, that the Doctor oughta write! Must disagree a bit about Charade. I sort of love how cranky Grant is, if only because Hepburn being such a dorky elvish slut is a refreshing change for her as well. The soundtrack, costumes, and side characters (Walter Matthau, James Coburn!) are all amazing, not to mention the famous opening title sequence. But it's mostly the dialogue! Best part: When Hepburn makes some comment about the Hunchback of Notre Dame as they walk along the quai and Grant turns around to look at it and says, "Oh, who put that there?"

Posted on December 21, 2011 at 4:22 pm 2

On Esther, What's Actually in Your Handbag Right Now?

That orange pen is a Stabilo! My favorite pen. When I find a store that carries them (usually art stores) I will STOCK THE FUCK UP. They're great for lefties because they are inky (YAY, INKY), but dry in time to prevent smears. Also: the sentiment drawn on her notepad is why I come here (simpatico).

Posted on December 16, 2011 at 6:21 pm 0

On The Jane Austen Code

I'm stuck on Olivia Williams as Jane in "Miss Austen Regrets." I just reeealllly like the idea of Jane as a kindly snarky aunt who sort of sweetly dismisses your skank-ass colored petticoats/flounces and your dumb first boyfriend but still gets you drunk.

Posted on December 8, 2011 at 4:31 pm 0