@yeah-elle From one description (quotation from Worthy in the NBC News article) it seems to have been a screen door which may make it a little bit of a different context - to me shooting someone through a screen door is more like shooting someone not through a door than through a solid door.
I actually think the fact of a screen door would make the evidence of murder stronger, because it would indicate at least to me, a layperson, more strongly that he was aiming the gun at her head, whereas if it had been through a solid door it may have been more reasonable to believe it could be a sheer accident.
This continued rhetoric about new people with different points of view depreciating the Hairpin quality is really loathsome. It's the internet and the idea that you would only talk about certain subjects in threads where all the participants are likely to share your opinion (FOTs) is ridiculously juvenile. If you don't like what someone's opinion is, just write a response instead of writing that you wish the person would get out of your personal sandbox reserved for only people who think the same way you do.
I find the attempts to curate the type of discourse people have in comments really tasteless. It's the internet. "We don't do that here" type comments are cliquey and tacky.
I also find people telling "mean" commenters to leave quite tasteless and immature. If you share something on the internet, and someone wants to say mean things about you that fall within the commenting guidelines of the website and therefore won't be deleted, tough.
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@adorable-eggplant That's an interesting point about buying status via an education; I wouldn't have thought of it that way. Of course, college is a way to obtain status and it costs money. On the face of it, it didn't strike me as exactly the same way, because going to college says something more about you beyond simply having purchasing power while you could argue that having status-object possessions only speak to the purchasing power, but of course it's kind of chicken/egg because you might have got the purchasing power by going to college. Really interesting thing to think about.
@This is my new username I have really sensitive skin and used to get terrible razor burn all the time. However, I now do two things that really, really help. One, after shaving, in the shower, I rinse off my legs with Hibiclens (it's a disinfectant liquid you can buy at the drugstore; it was recommended by a dermatologist). Also rinse your razor blade off with it. Second, I use Body Shop Peppermint Cooling Leg Gel as aftershave. It works fantastically and especially well after shaving your bikini line (apply liberally). It keeps your legs and everything else smooth in between shaves. Also, exfoliating first with something not too abrasive helps a lot.
Woo! I am very encouraged by these positive results. Thanks!
Again, I disagree. The caption contest admittedly has not been, on average, that good lately but it used to be great, New Yorker cartoons are inherently great, and the real versions of both caption contest and cartoons in general are still significantly better than the alternate versions.
How likely is it to be able to teach yourself to do the splits as an adult, never having done it as a kid? Has anyone successfully done it? I've been sort of working on it with varying (mostly low) levels of commitment for like four years but if I heard it was definitely possible I could drum up some more motivation.