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On On Mike Brown: "What I have is you and the God who gave you and the God who just may take you away"

As shitty as this situation is, I wanted to mention the "administrative leave with pay" thing. People always focus on this, because it sounds so outrageous. "Oh, his buddy cops are just giving him a vacation until this all cools down."

As I understand it though, it works like this: The officer is put on leave, while any legal processes are happening. They do the actual court case FIRST. Then, the findings of the court case are used to inform any internal disciplinary actions.

If you think about it, it makes sense to do it that way. You can't punish someone until you figure out exactly what they did. And the process of finding out what he did, well, that sounds exactly like what the court case will be doing.

And then imagine if he was suspended without pay, and it turned out he was innocent, that'd be an entirely new legal shitstorm.

So, yeah. I'm not saying that police corruption, cronyism, whatever doesn't happen, but I wanted to let people know that just because you see "leave with pay" doesn't mean he'll automatically escape justice. This is just the order they do things in.

Posted on August 11, 2014 at 3:22 pm 0

On Sex Manual Returned to New York Public Library 54 Years Past Due Date

@heyderpette You are a thought criminal.

But yes, "coitus" is pretty terrible.

Posted on July 31, 2014 at 4:08 pm 0

On Sex Manual Returned to New York Public Library 54 Years Past Due Date

I'm just glad "moist" isn't part of the word cloud. People who whine about the word "moist" always come off like they're chasing some imagined zeitgeist, along with people who make a big deal of how scary clowns are.

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 3:57 pm 0

On Women I Dated in Paris, by a Lesbian Who Can't Speak French

I really want a baguette with honey and brie, now.

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 9:15 am 1

On A Smart Girl's Guide To Responding To Pop Stars

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Posted on July 22, 2014 at 9:45 am 0

On "I am the martyr of this TGI Friday's."

This is bullshit.

Okay, the article was entertaining, I'll grant you that. But Caity (the author) spent 14 HOURS at a TGI Friday's. And in all that time, she only ordered SEVEN PLATES? Let's do some math:

That's one plate every two hours.

6 sticks on a plate, that's 3 sticks an hour, or one stick every 20 minutes.

That is NOTHING.

Someone calls her out on this in the comments, and her response is basically, "They were bigger than regular mozzarella sticks, and tasted pretty gross."

Not good enough, Caity. They should have sent a warrior, but instead they sent a child.

Posted on July 18, 2014 at 11:14 am 2

On Bloodfeast: The Nutella Bacon Burger

@macadam0

Yeah, unless you're Shake Shack, there isn't any real reason to press down on your burgers. Make patties, with a small divot in the middle to counteract curling.

Posted on July 16, 2014 at 2:58 pm 0

On Bloodfeast: The Nutella Bacon Burger

That sounds great, but you don't need the egg or the almond flour. You're not making meatloaf, just make meat patties.

Also- are "sweet onions" any different than say, yellow onions?

Posted on July 15, 2014 at 4:22 pm 0

On Boy Meets World: The Lost Episodes

Everyone needs to read my 300 page alternate continuity fanfic where Cory gets together with Lauren and they love each other forever and live in the ski lodge. Eric becomes a ski instructor and Mr. Feeny runs the lodge. Also they have sex!!

(Cory and Lauren, not Eric and Mr. Feeny)

(I lied, it's both)

Posted on July 11, 2014 at 9:38 am 0

On Trends Men Hate

I would be interested in a "horsetail" gentleman's magazine.

Posted on July 9, 2014 at 5:04 pm 0