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On The Definitive Guide to Attending This Summer's Music Festivals

Needs some Gathering of the Juggalos.

Posted on January 16, 2014 at 5:15 pm 3

On Two People Feel Like They've Got the Answer Where Kids & Dogs Are Concerned

@wallsdonotfall Several reasons:

1) They shit their weight every day.
2) They are musky as all Hell, and often need to be bathed, and ours got fleas.
3) They need their nails trimmed or they will get ingrown or split.
4) You need to "ferret-proof" your home, because like rats they can squeeze into ungodly places (like under the dishwasher or couch), and get stuck or escape.
5) If they get out, they can't really survive in the wild, and will die.

Really, #1 and #2 were enough.

Posted on August 1, 2013 at 2:50 pm 0

On Two People Feel Like They've Got the Answer Where Kids & Dogs Are Concerned

This seems like as good a place as any to remind everyone: never, ever keep ferrets as pets. Children or not. Trust me.

Posted on August 1, 2013 at 2:10 pm 2

On Two People Feel Like They've Got the Answer Where Kids & Dogs Are Concerned

As long as you don't get cats, you're A-OK!

Posted on August 1, 2013 at 1:55 pm 2

On A Chat With The Hairpin's New Editor, Emma Carmichael

The tears of joy and sadness are what's causing the flooding in NYC today.

Posted on May 8, 2013 at 12:28 pm 2

On Last Night's 'Downton'

Almost "Walking Dead" level of gut-punch to the audience. WHY DO YOU HATE YOUR FANS SO?!?!?!?

Posted on January 28, 2013 at 11:46 am 2

On Of Monsters and Men, "Mountain Sound"

I was always partial to "Dirty Paws", and then I realized the CD I bought in Reykjavik was the original Iceland release, and it's missing "Mountain Sound". #firstworldproblems

Posted on January 15, 2013 at 10:31 am 0

On Takeoff omg

Oh, and honestly, I'm not trying to pick a fight here. I always comply with the instruction to power off devices, and judge the Hell out of people who don't. To me, this isn't an issue of entitlement or addiction to devices. Listen to the damn flight crew, arbitrary rule or otherwise!

I'm just truly unable to wrap my head around a world where the airline industry would let the flying public fly with the apparent equivalent of a time bomb where the passenger actually has a finger on the trigger. That simply does not add up to me. If there was a real danger, more preventative measures would have emerged than a stern glance from a flight attendant.

Posted on January 14, 2013 at 4:10 pm 0

On Takeoff omg

@Mira Because if there actually existed the (remote) possibility that forgetting to turn of your cell phone would bring down a plane, would you fly again? Would you trust your fellow passengers to comply -- voluntarily or not -- with something so critical to your safety? Forget about logistics, how about liability? An airline letting passengers decide whether or not to put the entire flight in "potential danger"?

There's a remote possibility of a passenger having a bomb in their shoe. That doesn't prevent the TSA from requiring passengers to take off their shoes before they board. If the TSA and the industry can figure out how to make sure no one gets through security with a bottle of water, I'm sure they can find a way to keep people from bringing cell phones on planes.

Unless cell phones are, in fact, less dangerous to air travel than a shoe or a bottle of water.

Posted on January 14, 2013 at 4:04 pm 3

On Takeoff omg

@OneTooManySpoons Precisely. If I were in the window seat (they were middle and aisle) I would have been ringing the shit out of my Flight Attendant Call Button. Or calmly informing the pair of where exactly I planned to plant my feet on them (forehead/shoulder/groin) as I scrambled over them in the event of an emergency.

Posted on January 14, 2013 at 3:50 pm 0