As an Illinois resident (prison seems to be our governors' retirement plan), I would just like to thank Toronto for making me feel just a tiny notch better about our politicians.
And then I'm like, "wait, is smoking crack really any dumber than trying to sell the president-elect's senate seat over the phone?" Because I'm really not sure on the answer to that. I'm leaning towards "crack is less whack."
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@fabel @Blushingflwr Yeah, I have the same questions you do. It seems like just an exhausting amount of fighting.
Also, ITA with this comment at the Cut: This is really weird... and I'm from Portland.
(I mean, I'm not actually from Portland, but I've been on the internet since 1996.)
@sardines No, I don't seriously think any of those things which I did not say.
I cannot follow your logic, so I'm out.
I just would like to let the Hairpin know that I 100% agree with the previous comment--you made it worth read post, and it is wonderfully likable. Please forever post Jim Behrle. Well, I guess not forever, that's a mighty long time and maybe Mr. Behrle wants to do something else.
@sardines Okay, but where is the lack of empathy? He seems to be pretty empathetic towards women, especially to the college students who have to write Piers Plowman papers.
@MashaNigel That's a ridiculously distorted representation, though. For starters, she writes about pretty much everyone (adults and strangers too), it's her observations both good and bad (and in-between), and a huge part of the plot is her dealing with the fallout from when (spoiler alert!) another girl takes the notebook and reads it out loud to their entire class.
Also, I'd like to meet the person who kept a notebook/journal/diary when they were 11 and didn't ever write something unkind about a peer.
What an awful, snarky article. I really hope the writer hasn't read any of those works since she actually was a kid, because her interpretations are so far off.
Let me just say, that growing up in my family's tiny, thin-walled, centipede-infested walkup, the adventures of Eloise--who had free reign of a fancy hotel, didn't have chores or go to school, and got to jet off to fabulous places like Paris, and never had to fall asleep listening to her parents fight about money down the hall--were a wonderful escape. Excuse me for a being a sad kid with fantasies. (Honestly, Eloise was what I graduated to when I got a little old for princesses and magic.) I also am pretty sure she's intended to come off as bratty and entitled, at least to adults. Like, I am 100% positive that at no point was Kay Thompson like "yes, I have just created the best, most inclusive role model!"
Also, you don't get throw around words like classism and then go on to reduce the central issue of To Kill a Mockingbird to fucking boredom. That's right, folks, the whole court case Scout's father gets involved in is just a red herring!
@iceberg Yeah, I was lolling pretty hard at the "no men" part. Just because you don't see a man *in front* of the camera doesn't mean he's not there.
And it's always nice to see we can't talk about how great one woman is without putting other women down. Like, idk, radio has 24 hours to kill and my generations-old iPod has 30gig, maybe we can have multiple female pop stars? Who do things differently because they're different people?
Maybe Seattle is different than just about every other major American city, but usually the number of available beds at shelters is way less than the number of homeless people in need of those beds. Like, I hope all $2000 dollars goes to the shelter they stay at, to make up for having some idiot with too much money take up an all-too-limited resource that people actually need. And maybe they can call off the shelter sleepover if there's any kind of inclement weather.