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On What Would Tami Taylor Do About the Second Special Session in Texas?

We're gonna get Connie Britton cast, obviously.

Posted on July 1, 2013 at 5:14 pm 5

On What Would Tami Taylor Do About the Second Special Session in Texas?

I'm now imagining a few action flicks that could emerge from our heroics. "Twenty-Four Hours... to terminate." "The Fast and the Furious: womb evacuation."

Posted on July 1, 2013 at 5:14 pm 6

On What Would Tami Taylor Do About the Second Special Session in Texas?

@Devushka My plan is ideally to get some rich person with a superjet involved, so that all the regular people with Piper Cubs can swoop from a backyard pickup and transport the women to a medium-large airport, and then the superjet can fly them to a city/state without stupid regulations, then get them back in the timeliest manner.

Ideally this would be a same-day operation. A woman in Texas would text us, and we'd be like "Can you call in sick tomorrow? We'll get you an appointment in Manhattan, our Secret Chain will pick you up at the local soccer field, get you to Minneapolis, and then we'll superjet you in for 11:00 am appointment in Manhattan, and you'll be home by 7:00 pm with a heating pad."

Posted on July 1, 2013 at 5:11 pm 0

On Ask a Glutton: Your Perfect Dinner Party

Mark Bittman wants us to all use slow-cookers instead of grills and stoves during the summer. He claims it keeps the house cooler and allows more summertime laziness... I follow the logic, but I am not convinced I want to eat stews in the summer, so I am unpersuaded until I find more appropriate summer recipes.

Posted on July 1, 2013 at 4:56 pm 2

On Ask a Glutton: Your Perfect Dinner Party

@HereComesTheMetricSystem Make friends with people who do RSVP? Like me and Kirs and Shalott?

I think the formal invites and formal check-ins the day before are the best ways to politely enforce the behavior you expect of your friends. But if it is so much work and headspace and time out of your life to do it... maybe spend that work and time developing new rewarding friendships!

Or, you know, not do meals with them and do other stuff instead. If they're late to a movie showing, they're the only ones hurt by that! You'll be nomming your popcorn happily, watching the previews.

Posted on July 1, 2013 at 4:54 pm 1

On What Would Tami Taylor Do About the Second Special Session in Texas?

You know how some pilots do dog rescues? Like they find dogs in shelters that are going to be put down and they fly them to another shelter that has more room, or a breed-specific rescue, or to fosters out of state?

I think we gotta get a bunch of pilots to be on-call for Ohio and Texas, to do quick flight runs on demand, to get ladies to safe states for abortions and then return them later. Free or low-cost or donation-only.

Posted on July 1, 2013 at 4:44 pm 5

On But Does the Dog Die?

@RubeksCube True Grit and Hidalgo are two particularly scarring movies in my memory of filmic-horse-traumas.

Posted on July 1, 2013 at 3:01 pm 2

On Jimmy Stewart Character or Victorian Villain?

"If Bess and I had a son we'd want him to be just like Jimmy Stewart."
-Harry S Truman

"If I had a husband I'd want him to be just like Jimmy Stewart."
-Brave Potatoes

Posted on July 1, 2013 at 2:32 pm 2

On But Does the Dog Die?

It is kind of disconcerting to see how many smiley happy dog faces there are next to titles like House of 1000 Corpses and Warm Bodies and The Hindenburg.

Posted on July 1, 2013 at 2:26 pm 4

On But Does the Dog Die?

Part of why I relished Seven Psychopaths:

Many dogs and rabbits appear in the film. None are harmed or die because, as Billy says, "'You can't let the animals die in a movie, just the women."

Posted on July 1, 2013 at 2:22 pm 3