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does it need saying

Been reading for quite a while, and finally decided on a name. Little bit geek, part artist, might sing sometimes, love the maths.

By does it need saying on Lessons My Closet Taught Me

@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.

Posted on October 6, 2014 at 11:30 am 2

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.

Posted on January 6, 2014 at 5:10 pm 2

By adorable-eggplant on Internet Work and Invisible Labor: An Interview With the Fug Girls

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)

Posted on December 3, 2013 at 1:49 pm 1

By meowmischen on Internet Work and Invisible Labor: An Interview With the Fug Girls

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!

Posted on December 3, 2013 at 1:37 pm 1

By yunkstahn on Internet Work and Invisible Labor: An Interview With the Fug Girls

ZOMG I love the Fug girls! And the Hairpin! And AHP! THE BEST WORLDS ARE COLLIDING!

And now to read the article.

Posted on December 3, 2013 at 12:21 pm 5

By leonstj on Reading Between The Texts: Sexting, Sort Of. (?)

@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.

haha

Posted on November 25, 2013 at 5:40 pm 4

By ysabella on The Post-Antibiotic World Sounds Terrifying

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.

Posted on November 25, 2013 at 4:23 pm 3

By 28739823@twitter on Reading Between The Texts: Sexting, Sort Of. (?)

B is absolutely correct about dick pics coming from dudes that end everything with haha or lol. Dead. On.

Posted on November 25, 2013 at 2:48 pm 7

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.

Posted on November 25, 2013 at 1:10 pm 1

By up cubed on Interview with a Big Dick

@Blushingflwr I just whipped out a ruler to confirm, 6 is biggish. However, I'd suggest girth is a bit more interesting than length.

Posted on November 22, 2013 at 4:22 pm 3