Been reading for quite a while, and finally decided on a name. Little bit geek, part artist, might sing sometimes, love the maths.
Lili's been doing " ... in Art" posts since at least 2011 (as clicking on her byline reveals). How is that plagiarism?
@gbt Really? I am a fat woman, and I would love to have had this description of myself, "and she looked amazing. The accordion pleating on the patterns looked like sound waves narrating the tempest. She was waiting for the bus in the dark and she looked remarkably beautiful." Since when is it not okay to call someone fat? Since someone decided that was a derogatory term, well it's not, unless you let it be. Maybe you should have read past the word fat and your own issues with the word.
By finguns on Depend on a Yes
Everything about this is crazy wonderful. I'm so glad I'm not the only one housing broken and ruined castaway toys because she knows it would be too painful her friends and family to just throw them away.
I'd never heard of this website, but I'm glad I have now: http://gofugyourself.com/fug-the-card-the-kardashian-christmas-card-kristmas-kard-2013-12-2013
(and cape hobbit. that was very funny)
I love the Fug Girls! Great idea for a series. Have you asked Jen Yates from Cake Wrecks/Epbot? She's written about her process a little bit on Epbot but I think hairpinners would enjoy hearing from her more!
ZOMG I love the Fug girls! And the Hairpin! And AHP! THE BEST WORLDS ARE COLLIDING!
And now to read the article.
@bureaucrab - So, I'm 31 & that means I didn't have a cellphone until college, and even then, texting / always being online wasn't a constant thing until I was 25 or so. Which means during the first decade of boy/girl to man/woman relations, conversations on the phone needed to happen. Lots and lots of phone conversations.
I hate to admit it & feed the stereotype, but if you added up everything I ever said on all of those calls, eliminated the "yeah?", "oh?", and "oh man, he/she/they did/said WHAT?", it probably wouldn't total up to a half a novella.
I mean, I listened. I honestly enjoyed being on the phone with them, and was happy to have wonderful girls and then women talking on the phone to me when I was (am) a dumb little boy / grown man. We just, like, don't have a lot to say via telephones.
It's less scary out there than this article makes it out to be. For one thing, look up bacteriophages. For another, look at all the science coming out about balance of gut flora, probiotics, and even fecal transplants.
That said, the whole thing of bucketing livestock full of antibiotics constantly sounds like it needs to stop.
B is absolutely correct about dick pics coming from dudes that end everything with haha or lol. Dead. On.
By iceberg on Ta-Nehisi Coates on the N-word as "the border, the signpost that reminds us that the old crimes don’t disappear"
Ahh, he is the best. It really is just common sense.
I don't understand why any white (or non-black I guess) people would even want to say that word. I understand that it's different coming out of my mouth (like he compares to his wife & friends saying "bitch"). Honestly racial slurs are probably the only words that I really do find offensive, (I'll use all of the swears including the C word) but I just physically recoil when I even think of the idea of saying the N word because to me it's an emotional hate-bomb.