By Emby on Ten Days Alone In: Shanghai

@FlufferNutter The soup dumpling of Arizona is ALSO the fry bread taco from The Fry Bread House.

There are many soup dumplings of Arizona, and they are all fried in some way or another.

Posted on February 21, 2013 at 12:47 pm 2

By MsLady on A Christmas Story

I wish I could erase this from my mind so that I could go back and read it anew without knowing what was going to happen. Amazing.

Posted on December 20, 2012 at 2:32 pm 4

By evil melis on A Christmas Story


Posted on December 20, 2012 at 1:19 pm 14

By karenb on Chamberpots: A Resurgence?

"into the gutter" made me cringe SO HARD. unprocessed, untreated human waste, straight into the grey water system, where it's probably getting transferred to the nearest body of water. UGHHHHH. sewage treatment is important! (cue the fish shit in the ocean comments, i guess?)

Posted on December 18, 2012 at 2:20 pm 30

By kellyography on Let's Talk About the New "Star Trek Into Darkness" Trailer

Lots of jumping from high places! I will, of course, see this regardless of anything. Also, I love Mickey from Doctor Who and look forward to seeing him in this. He's not just the tin dog!

Posted on December 18, 2012 at 10:41 am 5

By katiemcgillicuddy on Friday Open Thread

I want to add that dudefriend owns like, 12 hunting rifles and I think a handgun. He grew up on the shore, so he's been hunting since he was a kid. He is completely pro-gun control, thinks not banning assault riffles is beyond absurd, and keeps his guns in a GIANT SAFE (one of those deals that is so hardcore it's the size of a huge fridge). I went hunting with him once, and over the course of almost an entire day he didn't fire ONCE. He only fires when he is absolutely, completely sure. I don't understand why more gun people aren't like him, and I'm just really glad people like him do exist.

Posted on December 14, 2012 at 4:14 pm 15

By lisma on Friday Open Thread

@Faintly Macabre For some reason, that's the kicker for me. I feel like when adults enjoy the holidays, it is in part because we are trying to recapture that giddy joyfulness we felt as kids. And in a way, it's not just the idea of presents that kills me, but all of the other hopes and wishes these parents had set in store for their children. It's too much.

Posted on December 14, 2012 at 4:10 pm 5

By StandardTuber on Friday Open Thread

I have a child. He has made the world a better place for me, just by him being in it. I am so sorry for all the families who are having the worst day of their lives today. We need more mental health care in this country, and it needs to be free and there needs to be a national push to stop the stigma of mental illness. Wouldn't this be a great country if, instead of saying "I'm so angry I'm going to get a gun," people could say "I'm so angry, I'm going to go see my therapist"?

Posted on December 14, 2012 at 2:53 pm 22

By redheaded&crazy on The Girl Scouts Remain Awesome


Posted on July 18, 2012 at 12:48 pm 11

By Faintly Macabre on The Best Time I Went Speed-Dating

In the corner stands a boxer,/And a lawyer by his trade
And he carries the reminders/ Of ev'ry speed-dating organizer that let him down/ And cut him till he cried out/ In his anger and his shame,/ "I am leaving, I am leaving."/ But the fighter still remains

Posted on July 13, 2012 at 2:23 pm 38