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On The Boy Who Continued to Live as Harry Potter and Actually Could Not Really Escape It Ever

That was a very good article. Now I know that if I ever run into Daniel Radcliffe, I will smile at him, silently offer him a cigarette, and keep quiet.

Posted on October 3, 2013 at 12:23 pm 5

On Why Do You Want to Eat That Baby?

@Hot Doom I feel ya. I'm impervious to the charms of babies. They have no fur! And they make so much noise!

Posted on September 30, 2013 at 3:57 pm 2

On "Status Update, I'm Sober": An Interview with Paul Johnson Calderon

@Paul Reid Johnson Calderon@facebook I still sometimes wonder what happened with that weird handbag line (something Rose?), the woman who was using a fake name, and the woman who was the center of the show, the one who had left her old-money preppy husband.

Posted on September 27, 2013 at 5:31 pm 0

On "Status Update, I'm Sober": An Interview with Paul Johnson Calderon

Gee, I remember him from that show, which I watched I think twice. (That number isn't mean to signify disavowal; in my world it's almost an endorsement. Reality TV doesn't generally hold my interest, so twice is a lot.) I'm happy to hear that he's getting a grip on things and taking care of himself. Good luck, PJC!

Posted on September 27, 2013 at 2:41 pm 1

On "Maybe I needed to prove that I'm wife material. If he wanted 300 sandwiches, I’d give him 300 sandwiches"

@Megasus I only remember reading something in ToC about "you make my ovaries incandescent," and I was like, "this man knows nothing about women. Why is he presuming to write about women's thoughts?"

Posted on September 26, 2013 at 12:48 pm 0

On "Maybe I needed to prove that I'm wife material. If he wanted 300 sandwiches, I’d give him 300 sandwiches"

@Fear Biter Is that the show with the weird St. Louis sandwich with the egg on it? I lived in St. Louis for years and years and never heard of that thing. I think it might be called the Saint Paul sandwich ...?

Posted on September 26, 2013 at 11:12 am 0

On "Maybe I needed to prove that I'm wife material. If he wanted 300 sandwiches, I’d give him 300 sandwiches"

@HereComesTheMetricSystem That sounds like a yummy sandwich, but the thing about the club sandwich for me is its near-gluttonous combination of meats and textures. So I'd have to go the fake-meat route--probably tempeh bacon in one part of the sandwich and Gardein chicken in the other. I'm a naughty vegan; I eat a lot of fake meats in between scarfing meals of raw kale salad. :)

Posted on September 26, 2013 at 11:06 am 0

On "Maybe I needed to prove that I'm wife material. If he wanted 300 sandwiches, I’d give him 300 sandwiches"

@Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that) Oh my gosh, can you imagine the look on his face when he sees his empty plate and the ring on her left hand instead? What a good idea.

Posted on September 26, 2013 at 11:04 am 0

On "Maybe I needed to prove that I'm wife material. If he wanted 300 sandwiches, I’d give him 300 sandwiches"

@HereComesTheMetricSystem My latest dream is the Vegan Club Sandwich.

Posted on September 25, 2013 at 5:27 pm 0

On Interview with Dr. Susan Robinson, One of the Last Four Doctors in America to Openly Provide Third-Trimester Abortions

@Allie Williams@facebook But the thing is, when two peoples' ethical systems conflict, whose takes precedence? Going your way legislates away an option someone else thinks is perfectly moral and ethical, so why should you get to ruin--as is sometimes the case--someone else's life by making it so that she has to bear a child she doesn't want and can't raise? Going our way allows everyone to do what they feel they need to do. This is not a situation like making a crime illegal. Half the people don't think abortion is wrong, and some of those who do still have them themselves when faced with an unwanted pregnancy.

I know the statement, "Don't like abortions? Don't have one!" seems rude, but it really is true. Pro-choice doesn't mean pro-[mandatory-]abortion. It means being in favor of allowing people to have abortions. It's something you don't like or approve of, I know, but it's the only way to be respectful of other peoples' personal morality. You will never be able to remove or fix all the reasons why a woman might not want to carry a pregnancy to term, and taking away her legal right to have an abortion is only going to make her have an illegal one.

Abortion is an ancient practice. Even within Christianity, it was centuries and centuries before the idea that "life begins at conception" came along. A fetus wasn't human until quickening. So you can see that this modern wholesale anti-abortion/anti-choice idea is just another human doctrine, not a mandate from God. And to those of us who may be agnostic or atheistic, the invocation of shaping society and its practices according to what certain groups of humans think God/Jesus wants is just completely unwanted and irrelevant.

Posted on September 25, 2013 at 5:17 pm 2