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By SpideogBeag on My Best Friend's Cancer

I lost my cousin to cancer two years ago. We were 3 months apart and very close. Stories like this are important, it's ridiculous to see depictions of cancer and terminal illnesses in film/tv, all soft-focus and full of tender and eloquent last words, when the reality is tedious, complicated, heartbreaking and ugly. There is always good stuff though - and not just the things that came before illness - I still laugh at the morbid jokes we made. Thanks for this though, truly.

Posted on May 8, 2014 at 5:55 pm 4

By Bonnie Downing on My Special Friend

It's natural to read this as clever commentary about our crazy modern times, until you're sitting at a bar and in comes Edith, hauling a small but heavy dude.

Posted on February 5, 2014 at 1:57 pm 8

By wee_ramekin on How to Mount a TV When You Have No Boyfriend, No Prospects, and Lack the Shamelessness Required to Ask for Help

@Jinxie @fabel Thirded.

Also, I'm kinda rolling my eyes at the humble-bragging and faux-surprise of the folks who just can't believe that someone wouldn't have a tool set or know how to use tools. Some people don't, and that's fine.

I didn't learn to change a tire until four years ago. Thankfully, a handy lesbian instructed me; God forbid a man had taught me, as that would apparently make me a candidate for much ridicule.

Posted on September 12, 2013 at 4:22 pm 13

By snakpak on The Four White Girls of the Apocalypse

@Inkcrafter Plenty of good writers write only based on their experiences-they just aren't scrutinized against a backdrop of disturbingly all-white media. I think it would be worse if she tried to write for black characters based on what she'd "heard" about black people.

Posted on May 7, 2012 at 1:29 pm 18

By Josh is like Germany Ambitious and Misunderstood on The Four White Girls of the Apocalypse

I do not want to talk about this show anymore. Tell me about the last animal you petted instead.

Posted on May 7, 2012 at 12:51 pm 31

By hotdog on No. 5 Cannot Be Unseen

did anyone else think this was the best thing they'd seen on the internet in a while?

Posted on March 27, 2012 at 12:11 pm 9

By femme cassidy on Five Reasons to Watch RuPaul's Drag Race

@bitzyboozer Does it help to know that it is approximately one million times better than ANTM? And that Ru does Tyra better than Tyra does herself?

Posted on January 27, 2012 at 5:20 pm 5

By atipofthehat on And Another Thing About Traveling Alone

OMG, I always have sex with a foreign national.

And now you're telling me there's paperwork?!?

Posted on January 25, 2012 at 11:38 am 3

By Edith Zimmerman on The Downton Abbey Fashion Whistle

@Decca I don't know what to say other than IT IS SO GOOD. It is beautiful and interesting (and ridiculous) and well done and, and, and they are pretty and handsome and horrible and lovable and infuriating, and the house is so gorgeous and the grass is so green, and servants and dresses and bitchery and sisters and velvet and marriages and terseness, and Maggie Smith AND AND AND

Posted on December 15, 2011 at 12:49 pm 12

By HeyThatsMyBike on "Crushed by 30 Feet of Writhing Hell"

Why are those weasels attacking David Bowie?

Posted on September 28, 2011 at 11:27 am 1