On "Peter Luger"

Arecibo is amazing. You would totally expect a car service that costs half the price of other services to be complete crap but they are awesome and affordable. Everyone should use them.

Posted on November 20, 2012 at 11:26 am 0

On I Went to a Beauty Convention and All I Got Was This Lousy Blog Post

@jen325 @Sister Administrator @wallsdonotfall

Thanks for the info. I didn't know Jane is the beauty editor (I'll admit to skipping the "how to be a girl" tutorials for obvious reasons) and with that context the comments make more sense.

Posted on June 12, 2012 at 4:26 pm 0

On I Went to a Beauty Convention and All I Got Was This Lousy Blog Post

Does anyone find it odd how many comments are about the authors appearance and/or how good the author looks?

Don't get me wrong, I agree that Jane looks great, but I immediately thought "why is everyone commenting about Jane's looks?" I even read the article again to confirm it was Jane documenting/discussing the scene at the convention and not about Jane's trip to the convention for the purpose of finding beauty aids, just to be sure I didn't miss something.

Does the subject matter (beautification, etc.) invite these kinds of comments? Maybe its because I'm a guy, and a geek who also frequents a comic book and video game blogs, but I immediately thought: If these same comments were made on a comic blog to a post about Jane's time at Comic-Con, or an ESPN blog under Jane's post about her opening day at Yankee Stadium, a number of people might call them out as inappropriate, exclusionary, and possibly dismissive of Jane's work as a writer, particularly if the comments were from men. I admit that comments from guys on those blogs would not likely be as respectful and positive as the missives on this article, but that doesn't diminish the point.

As a reader, I'd be interested to hear hairpin contributor's thoughts on this topic. Or maybe I'm just reading too much into a few supportive remarks, if so, mea culpa.

Posted on June 12, 2012 at 3:47 pm 4