"My love of whiskey, initially 70 percent affectation, was slowly becoming sincere." <3
The only sane response to silliness is truly next-level operatic silliness. Applause.
*in the voice of Michael Fassbender* Perfection.
@Megasus That actually sounds really interesting. What's the name of the documentary?
@Lisa Frank Oh no, I'm sorry that happened to you. Although, who knows, maybe that guy was just a rando asshole who could've been fired for doing that.
@RoxxieRae Yessss. I really like the idea of ambient flirting, or "a fantasy life in which we were all dating one man while simultaneously basking in the affections of his barely dressed friends." It sounds soooo much better than the weird, slightly creepy one-on-one at a bar situation.
@Ee Gads Yeah, the emphasis was on *intellectual* in my use of the phrase "intellectual class conflict." What I meant to articulate was that Jia's correcting these bros was an instance of possibly non-productive dialogue not only because of entrenched and unthinking sexism on the guys' parts, but because the language Jia used was likely not one they would understand. I did not mean to imply that unintellectual = poor or poor = sexist, or even to evoke "the poor" at all, merely point out a difference of the intellectually initiated and uninitiated.
@talaria Re: "There's something very melancholic about having no one to turn to afterwards and say 'Remember when?' & you feel as though you've just had this experience that may as well be imaginary."
This is why I have a Twitter feed.
@j-i-a That's awesome, and I'm in total support of that. I guess in my own experience, I tend not even to try to correct folks I assume don't have the capacity to understand, based on their they way they were raised or how their own insular social environment tends to operate. Which is a failure on my part.
@RebeccaKW Ew. I'm sorry that happened to you. Also, drinking at home with your own bathroom is the bomb.