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On Here Is Lorde's Birth Certificate

@stuffisthings by the way, I notice that so-called "birth certificate" doesn't say anything about BENGHAZI. What is Lorde hiding???

Posted on January 28, 2014 at 1:37 pm 5

On Here Is Lorde's Birth Certificate

Ah yes, the time-honored tactic of producing a birth certificate. That always shuts down birthers.

Posted on January 28, 2014 at 1:37 pm 3

On Mindy Kaling's College Comic Strip

All my college newspaper writing went down the memory hole when they redesigned the website the year after I left. Maybe I dodged a bullet, but I'd actually quite like to have some of those articles now.

Posted on January 14, 2014 at 1:29 pm 0

On My Beauty Regimen

@dracula's ghost She's got a LOT of money -- who says her bathroom cabinet doesn't have its own garden shed?

Posted on January 9, 2014 at 1:50 pm 5

On My Beauty Regimen

@lemonadefish you have to use nacho cheese, or sweet iced tea if you're south of the Mason-Dixon.

Posted on January 9, 2014 at 1:49 pm 5

On Interview with Susan Murphy, Genius Grant-Winning Statistician

I had never thought about minorities being attracted to quantitative fields, but now it makes sense! This helps to explain the many women involved in early computing, most of whom had come from a pure math background. I bet they also saw computers as one of those fields where you could "prove" you worth, before computers become a big-money industry and they got pushed out by tech bros.

I wonder if this also explains why many stigmatized groups (Jews, certain immigrant communities) stereotypically push their kids towards the licensed professions: the idea that once you have that credential, no one can take away your social status and ability to make a good living?

Posted on January 9, 2014 at 9:36 am 0

On What I've Learned From My Side Job Critiquing Dick Pics

@ba-na-nas read this as "for sale," it was better that way.

Posted on January 8, 2014 at 4:49 pm 6

On On the Brain-Dead Texas Woman Being Kept Alive to Gestate a Fetus

Great -- we're one step closer to the Matrix-style human fetus farm that Jesus called for in the Bible. Good work team.

Posted on January 8, 2014 at 10:16 am 4

On The Shark Has Pretty Teeth, Dear: Why I Teach Women Self-Defense

@Rock and Roll Ken Doll Yeah but what does it look like, from the eyeball-haver's perspective??

Posted on January 7, 2014 at 4:03 pm 0

On The Shark Has Pretty Teeth, Dear: Why I Teach Women Self-Defense

I think it would be interesting to compare the article referenced here (which I didn't read) to Emily Yoffe's binge drinking thing -- I would think there must be a big difference between suggesting that some women may want to take self-defense classes and suggesting that all women should live their lives differently from men due to the specter of rape.

Posted on January 7, 2014 at 2:34 pm 0