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By NormaDesmond on Friday Open Thread

Smith forever! <3

Posted on February 21, 2014 at 8:56 pm 1

By Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that) on Friday Open Thread

I just noticed how cool that picture of the 1902 Smith College women's basketball team is.

Posted on February 21, 2014 at 5:59 pm 1

By yellojkt on The Best Time I Learned My Last Name Means Blow Job

One half of folk comedy duo Garfunkel and Oates is Kate Micucci. She has talked many times about finding out what her last name really means.

Posted on January 16, 2014 at 1:37 pm 1

By Sella Turcica on Engagement Chicken, Three Ways

I made engagement chicken for a guy I was seeing at the time, with the lemon stuffed in the cavity. It was serious. We'd been together about a year. I'd researched this. Rosemary for commitment. Cinnamon for sweetness and masculine energy. Cayenne for hotter sexy times. He was a big eater. I cooked for him fairly often and he was always appreciative.
He never showed. He had one of those days where you think it's Tuesday all day, but it's Wednesday. He never ate a bit of that chicken.
I realized he had a lot of those days. Then a couple of years later, he got one of his coworker pregnant, so maybe he knew what day it was after all.
Today I'm engaged to a man who worked in a chicken processing plant for a summer and won't eat fowl. He also almost always knows what day it is and he cooks for me too.

Posted on January 16, 2014 at 12:57 pm 10

By VerityStandingStill on The Best Time I Learned My Last Name Means Blow Job

@myeviltwin I knew a Patrick Butt, who went by Pat.

Posted on January 16, 2014 at 9:43 am 2

By Betsy Murgatroyd on The Best Time I Learned My Last Name Means Blow Job

My grandparents had a (long dead now) next door neighbor named Richard Everhard. And yes, he did go by Dick. He was also a high school teacher. I wish it was a joke. It was not.

Posted on January 15, 2014 at 5:10 pm 3

By stonefruit on Here Is a Video of a Woman Eating a 72-Ounce Steak in Under Three Minutes

@j-i-a YES! Steakblasting 2: Steakier, Blastier.

Posted on January 15, 2014 at 2:10 pm 3

By j-i-a on Here Is a Video of a Woman Eating a 72-Ounce Steak in Under Three Minutes

@stonefruit i can't believe i forgot to put those tags on. tags added. also, there is a really great follow-up from that story coming sooon!!!!!

Posted on January 15, 2014 at 1:56 pm 1

By stonefruit on Here Is a Video of a Woman Eating a 72-Ounce Steak in Under Three Minutes

something something steakblasting something?

ah yes. STEAKBLASTING: NEVER FORGET.

Posted on January 15, 2014 at 1:54 pm 3

By ohbladi on Never Have I Ever Written a Book (Until Now): A Conversation With Katie Heaney

"We’re just all individual people doing what we want, or at least that’s how it should be. " - THIS. It's really refreshing to hear someone say that. I saw in an interview recently (maybe linked to on THP?) that Mindy Kaling said she was so successful in part because she never had any boyfriends or went to any parties while growing up. Movies/TV NEVER mention that there are people, especially women, who are entirely 'normal' who just didn't happen to date all that much or at all, unless they labeled those women as some kind of outcast or nerd. Can't we just do or not do whatever our life happens to unfold to on whatever timeline it happens and not judge ourselves for it? Whether it's about dating or losing our virginity or getting high for the first time? I mean damn. Anyway, congrats Katie and I will definitely buy your book!

Posted on January 15, 2014 at 12:45 am 2