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On Unmet Demands and the Eternal "Are You Sure You're Sure You're Sure?"

@melis I love you.

Posted on January 30, 2012 at 12:17 pm 0

On Unmet Demands and the Eternal "Are You Sure You're Sure You're Sure?"

BRAVO to this lady, whoever she is!! Totally hilariously transcendent.

Posted on January 30, 2012 at 12:08 pm 0

On Your 2012 Baby Name Guide: Puritan Edition

Missing from this wonderful list: Thankful Fish, who dreamed of remedies. (Perhaps a relative of Preserved?)

Posted on January 26, 2012 at 4:34 pm 1

On Reading Between the Texts: There's Been Some Kind of Mistake

HUMAN SPAM!!! Brilliant!!!

Posted on January 25, 2012 at 4:33 pm 1

On Real G’s Move in Silence Like Passacaglia

Thank you for posting this. I love this piece and Heifetz' performance in particular so much that I considered trying to learn the violin. Instead, I picked up the (admittedly somewhat melodramatic, but WONDERFUL TO PLAY) Bach-Busoni version of it for piano. It remains my favorite piece for rage and grief.

Posted on January 24, 2012 at 6:42 pm 0

On Are Women People?

@Chris Roberts@facebook

Just now, my dear sir, I do neither,
but if (as I gather) you're looking,
I'm happy to pull the string out for you.
If an insult? It badly needs cooking.

The trouble with half-baked affronts
(You'll permit me a piece of advice)
Is they fall on their swords--for, you see,
The tampon's a *useful* device.

Posted on January 19, 2012 at 8:51 pm 35

On Are Women People?

@Craftastrophies Ahahaha! Yes! I think you're right, and that's why I think Maggie Smith would be all wrong. She has the wit, but it comes from the wrong place. It's delightful because it's unprincipled. She'd be the ultimate Anti. She's a pragmatist, she'll adhere to convention, but she'll cut whoever needs cutting to get the job done and feel just fine about it. (I have such an aunt--she is 94, smart as a whip, and never fails to make a withering and devastatingly true observations about someone in the room.)

Posted on January 19, 2012 at 8:34 pm 2

On Are Women People?

@melis oh. *blushes*

Posted on January 19, 2012 at 7:48 pm 0

On Are Women People?

@melis Oh golly, thank youuuu!! But in this case, precious little of the splendor's mine.

Posted on January 19, 2012 at 7:24 pm 0

On Are Women People?

@Amberquills@twitter What is it that makes it so good? Is it the politeness?

Posted on January 19, 2012 at 6:57 pm 1