By Kath on A Requiem for Molly, The "Archived" American Girl Doll

This is great but "that costed over $100" is driving me insane. Cost! COST!

Posted on December 6, 2013 at 12:26 pm 2

By hahahaha, ja. on Before Too Long, Everyone You Know Will Be Named Emma

Your name poses a dilemma
'cause not much else rhymes with 'Emma'
Maybe the actor Richard Crenna
Who played the commanding officer in 'Rambo'

This is all I have to contribute.

Posted on May 29, 2013 at 1:21 pm 15

By sara@twitter on Scandals of Classic Hollywood: Warren Beatty Thinks This Song Is About Him

Several years ago I was fact-checking a magazine story on Warren Beatty, and I had a question for the writer. Rather than answering me, she handed me her phone, on the other end of which was Warren Effing Beatty. Twenty minutes later I woke up sprawled on the floor with a smile on my face.

Posted on July 18, 2012 at 1:53 pm 16

By TheBelleWitch on Ask a Clean Person: Here We Go Again With the Roaches

@datalass Ahhhhhhhh. (These stories are killing me but I can't look away.)

Posted on July 5, 2012 at 1:06 pm 2

By queenofbithynia on Ask a Clean Person: Here We Go Again With the Roaches

I had a subordinate once who brought roaches into the office. I do not know if they rode in there in his bags or on his person. I do know that when the first one appeared, crawling steadily from his workstation towards mine, and I screamed JESUS CHRIST IT'S A COCKROACH GET IN THE CAR or whatever, as you do, he was terrifyingly blase about it -- "what are you going to do?" he said, philosophically, whacked it with a shoe, and went back to complaining aggrievedly about his terrible landlord who was threatening him with eviction just because he wasn't clean enough. Reader, I fired him.

Posted on July 5, 2012 at 12:39 pm 34

By cosmia on Texts from Cathy Earnshaw


Posted on June 28, 2012 at 2:19 pm 9

By SylviaWrath on Ask an Indelicate Question: How Do You Go, Girl?

Try living in San Francisco, where there are only SPLIT bathrooms, therefore NO sinks or fans to hide your poo noises. You just have to own it. Luckily there is almost always a window to open, but the smell usually lingers into the "railroad" style hallways.

When I go out in public (to a Target/TjMaxx etc) I usually don't have a problem pooping in the public bathrooms because A) They always smell like old sour smelling baby diapers and B) those bathrooms are DISGUSTING, I usually squat to pee and layer with toilet seat covers when I have to poo. C) Usually a TON of activity in those bathrooms because most people are pooping at that time too. D) Did I mention the smell? I think we should talk about pooping at work, that's rough. Usually everyone sees your shoes...once they see your shoes..forget it.

Posted on June 28, 2012 at 1:50 pm 2

By Petrichoria on RIP, Nora Ephron

"Sometimes I wonder about my life. I lead a small life - well, valuable, but small - and sometimes I wonder, do I do it because I like it, or because I haven't been brave? So much of what I see reminds me of something I read in a book, when shouldn't it be the other way around? I don't really want an answer. I just want to send this cosmic question out into the void. So good night, dear void."

How did she know?

Posted on June 27, 2012 at 11:59 am 13

By EllyHigginbottom on Ranked: Alexis Bledel's Boyfriends, Fictional or Otherwise

I take it all back. I'm on Team Dude Rory Had to Sit in a Draft with at the Restaurant. Urine mints.

Posted on June 22, 2012 at 10:47 am 9

By fannyekdahl on North Carolina's Proposed Ban on Same-Sex Marriage

Can I preemptively ask everyone to not shit all over NC as a whole b/c of the likelihood that this amendment will pass? Most of the polls I've read are projecting it to win by like 54/41, which is not so different from the numbers Prop 8 won by in California. There are lots of great, decent people in this state who have worked their butts off to fight this thing, and the majority of the supporters are (as someone said upthread) over 65 and rural. Even one of the authors of the amendment has said that he's sure it will be overturned eventually. Making fun of the most liberal state in the South solves nothing, and makes those of us here and fighting the good fight feel pretty shitty on an already very rough day.

Posted on May 8, 2012 at 4:42 pm 16