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By MaxBraverman on Friday Open Thread

@zamboni I for one am so excited that bobby finger has shattered through that glass ceiling and is a man writing for a website whose tagline is "ladies first". There are just far too many female voices out there writing everything interesting and relevant to women. I'm glad a man has finally taken over that spot.

Posted on April 7, 2013 at 11:06 am 13

By frigwiggin on Friday Open Thread

@Best pun ever.

You could read Boulet's comics! His English translations are right there, too, for ease of reference.

Posted on April 5, 2013 at 10:47 pm 1

By thebestjasmine on Friday Open Thread

@The Lady of Shalott Oh man, what you said about the travel series. It's gotten so very repetitive. But man, it makes me sad that I used to read basically every Hairpin post, and now I check in every few days to see if something interesting happened. Or if Nicole talked about books.

Posted on April 5, 2013 at 6:03 pm 19

By Count Chocula on Friday Open Thread

@martinipie Yeah, if it's such a Big Deal, maybe don't leave a non-employee alone in your business without explaining to him/her the procedure for closing? (By which I mean, it's her problem, not yours. You apologized, so if she continues to give you crap about it, she's the one in the wrong.)

Posted on April 5, 2013 at 5:03 pm 6

By mrs psmith on Things Eva Braun’s Best Friend Said When Hitler First Asked Her Out (Plus One Thing Eva Braun’s Best Friend Said After She Started Dating Hitler)

I'm not saying that there's no such thing as a funny Holocaust joke, yeah, but this isn't it.

Posted on April 1, 2013 at 9:39 pm 4

By Slutface on Things Eva Braun’s Best Friend Said When Hitler First Asked Her Out (Plus One Thing Eva Braun’s Best Friend Said After She Started Dating Hitler)

Nothing about the landing strip already being on his face?

Posted on April 1, 2013 at 5:16 pm 18

By joythemanatee on Things Eva Braun’s Best Friend Said When Hitler First Asked Her Out (Plus One Thing Eva Braun’s Best Friend Said After She Started Dating Hitler)

um, it is a rarity that I think this when on the hairpin... but I don't like this. I think it's rather stupid. Can somebody enlighten me as to what the point or humor in this is?

Posted on April 1, 2013 at 4:21 pm 8

By feartie on But Who Reviews the Reviewers' Reviewer?

Glorious - I am going to read that Gogol review when I have time because Gogol! And that opening sentence!

I like your policy of generosity. I know that when i write reviews (which I do on my blog and at PANK) that's my approach too, or at least, it is when I think the author is also being generous to the reader. I hate fiction that presses down and leave no room for fancy and interpretation. I will review mediocre and terrible books, but luckily that has happened rarely. Mainly because of my lack of ability to finish crap. Hooray for the lazy.

I am also polish-averse, which I think makes me a bit unusual, so when reviewing I try to make my subjective, partial understanding of the book very obvious. Here's my taste, here's what I got from it, reader, you might get something else. It's not authoritative, but then, I am not an authority, I just want to talk books with people on the internet. I like reading a bounty of opinions. Subashani of the blog of disquiet is a great reviewer, as is Michelle Bailat-Jones at Necessary Fiction (and other places).

Posted on March 28, 2013 at 1:42 pm 1

By RK Fire on Office Personas of Note

@ohnoohno
Office Law & Order
Office *donk donk*

Posted on March 28, 2013 at 12:34 pm 8

By Josh is like Germany Ambitious and Misunderstood on Office Personas of Note

Office Guy Who Googles "Chef Boyardee" In Order To Make Sure He Spelled It Right

Posted on March 28, 2013 at 11:16 am 11