@aardvark Have you tried SmartWool? They're natural fiber, but they do have some arch-support stuff in most of their socks. :( I feel like their arch support things are less constricting that most brands, though, so it might be worth a try?
It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
Confessions of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Annals of the Western Shore (Gifts, Voices, and Powers I think were the titles?) by Ursula Le Guin
My Most Excellent Year by Steve Kluger
The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex (this one has the most ridiculous premise but it's actually amazing, I swear)
Also I'm going to shamelessly plug the Georgia Nicolson series, because that one bit where she compares having three boyfriends to being in a donut store and wanting every kind of donut is AMAZING.
@milominderbender I kind of thought the dancers were making some WTF looks, actually? There's the one woman who licks the lamp-thing at 3:50 and gives this wide-eyed "are you watching this????!?" kind of face. I wish it were a little more obvious whether that was intentional, though - there's definitely parts where it seems like they're playing it totally straight.
@Faintly Macabre Well now I know what I'm gonna be listening to on repeat for the next five days.
@Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that) One time in high school I dressed up as the Swedish Chef & ended the night by almost hitting my friend in the head with an over-enthusiastically thrown spatula. NO REGRETS.
@rosaline I got three, but they were all related to me and they all just wanted a glass of water instead of candy. (I forced them to take the Hershey's because I have chocolate standards to uphold.)
@cmf406 UCD has its own olive oil brand now! It's some kind of Olives Are The New Tomatoes situation. The Nugget got a fancy olive area which smells too terrible to get within twenty feet of, but I would imagine that if you did there would be local olives there.
@j.a.b. I know, right. We had a few confusing months when the song came out.
I grew up in Yolo County and I just want to say PLEASE BY OUR OLIVES, WE ARE BEING TERRORIZED BY RENEGADE OLIVE OIL. I lived in fear of wiping out my bike because of olive oil patches under the trees, which would totally get into the local newspaper, and then I would never be able to show my face again.
@frumious bandersnatch I haven't even read any of the Hunger Games books, but I got really mad about the suggestion that Katniss doesn't have the right to be angry angry angry (or as angry as Meg from A Wrinkle In Time, anyways). She lives in a terrible society where children kill each other for a TV show! I would be angry angry angry too! Why the hell would she be okay with it just because she's a "celebrated champion?" Like yeah, but... of children who are forced to murder people, that is not a great thing to be a champion of.