On If Breakfast Foods Were Book Characters...

Am I the only one who finds grapefruit spoons terrifying? What kind of monster would look at a spoon and go, "I know, let's SERRATE THIS."

Posted on October 15, 2013 at 11:12 am 1

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

Dr. Robinson, you are stunning, you are a hero. Thanks, Jia, for doing this interview. I'll definitely be referring people to it.

Posted on September 20, 2013 at 5:02 pm 1

On Why There's Still No Birth Control Pill for Men

@MandyMcAwesome Or perhaps...best INCISION ever?


Posted on August 5, 2013 at 1:35 pm 25

On Lesbian Vocabulary, U-Hauls, and the Family That Comes Out Together

@Linette This sounds like an excellent way to begin. "Mom and Dad, we promise this is not an elaborate ruse..."

Posted on July 22, 2013 at 7:47 pm 7

On Vatican Offers Reduced Purgatory Sentencing for a Pope Francis Follow

It's so weird that what the Catholic Church now values more than former-indulgence-exchangeable money is marketing. MARKETING. I can't.

Posted on July 17, 2013 at 4:36 pm 0

On Every Meal Almanzo Eats in Laura Ingalls Wilder's Farmer Boy

@j-i-a Please, PLEASE do a series. Food porn of our childhoods.

Posted on July 16, 2013 at 6:30 pm 2

On Star Trek Into Darkness: Waiting for Superman

@blue_canary Star Trek III will just be lens flare and closeups of brightly coloured eyes, is what I think.

Posted on May 28, 2013 at 5:55 pm 0

On "The tragedy of Obama's presidency is that he's too much of a Ravenclaw and not enough of a Gryffindor."

I did this with a friend for Canadian politicians lately!

Justin Trudeau (The Cedric Diggory of Parliament Hill)

Tom Mulcair
Olivia Chow

Stephen Harper (the bad kind of Slytherin)
Stephen Woodworth (the dumb/pro-pure-blood kind of Slytherin)

Jack Layton
Elizabeth May

Posted on May 1, 2013 at 7:20 pm 2

On "I suppose this is precisely why they don’t keep it in the museum."

I loved E.L. Konigsburg with all my heart, and also "The Mixed-Up Files" - but "The View From Saturday" (her second Newbery winner) is the book which I always buy in used bookstores to give to everyone I care about. Best book. Get it in you.

Posted on April 24, 2013 at 5:40 pm 1

On Sex Phases, Red Flags, and "I Just Don't Think You'd Be a Good Parent"

@renegadeoboe Where did my list go?

1. Things evangelical Christianity associates with marriage that I find disturbing: Man = head of household, wife = identity from before is disposable and now dependent on husband, relationships that aren't marriage < marriage, sex outside marriage = sin, marriage = better for kids, marriage = now have babies, etc.

I realize that these aren't things that most people think about marriage (and neither do I), but my personal associations make it extremely distasteful.

Posted on March 8, 2013 at 5:17 pm 0