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On What Were the Names of Your High School Tribes?

I was a theatre weirdo. We were collectively referred to as "the aud-lob/lobbers" (or sometimes more cutesily "the odd-lob/bers") after the auditorium lobby where we hung out all the time. Any preppy male athlete was "a lacrosse guy," whether or not they played.

Posted on August 13, 2013 at 3:30 pm 1

On Scandals of Classic Hollywood: The Ecstasy of Hedy Lamarr

@hussified I actually went looking but Google Images is all her youthful, untouchable beauty, and it's probably better that way.

Posted on August 8, 2013 at 4:27 pm 0

On How Do You Solve a Book Cover Like Lolita?

@yeah-elle @Emby Okay, I'll give it a shot. Will report back with findings.

Posted on August 2, 2013 at 1:39 pm 0

On How Do You Solve a Book Cover Like Lolita?

@Emby Really? Sell me on it. I love Lolita (a fraught admission, I realize), and I'm only willing to attempt metafiction if it's ALSO well-plotted. I don't want to spoil myself if I am going to read the book, so I don't want to GoodReads/Wikipedia it. Mind sharing why you love it?

Posted on August 2, 2013 at 11:24 am 1

On How Do You Solve a Book Cover Like Lolita?

@laurel Ooof. That image took a second to sink in.

Posted on August 2, 2013 at 11:23 am 2

On Best D.C. Metro Stations to Name a Baby After

@Mira Cardozo would be a great baby name. Could go by U. St. A. A. C. W. M. Cardozo and be a famous novelist.

Posted on August 1, 2013 at 4:36 pm 1

On Best D.C. Metro Stations to Name a Baby After

@katiemcgillicuddy Mine too and actually we completely live there so I can take impromptu zoo trips like twice a week, so GOOD JOB ARTICLE, you nailed my life experience/dreams for my future child.

Posted on August 1, 2013 at 4:36 pm 0

On When Will "PILE OF POO" Take Its Rightful Spot at No. 1?

@meetapossum Who are the people NOT using ROCKET SHIP, those people are the worst

Posted on July 26, 2013 at 1:36 pm 2

On Widow's Walks, Whaling Wives and the End of the Good Victorian Woman

@iceberg My mother (a freelance writer and researcher) is fascinated by Victorian womanhood and how the combination of over-education and under-expectation led to "nervous disorders," predilections for Spiritualism, and other Victorian weirdnesses. Why would you teach women about poetry and history and financial management and then ask them to just sit very, very still for the next several decades? (See: Delia Bacon.)

Posted on July 26, 2013 at 11:09 am 7

On How Many Escalators Are There in Wyoming?

@iceberg Fair point, and yet the delays seem to come from people who don't realize that you walk on escalators, period--because if you realize that there IS a correct side for standing, and a correct side for walking, it is easy to realize which side people are using for what.

Posted on July 19, 2013 at 4:27 pm 0