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On Friday Open Thread

Netflix TV show suggestions? The husband & I need something to watch after burning our way through Lillyhammer, Portlandia, Doc Martin, Twin Peaks, Arrested Development and The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret.

Posted on July 6, 2012 at 5:52 pm 0

On The Search for Decolonial Love

@RK Fire Oh - how did I not see that fuku connection? Now I'm going to have to re-read the book with that in mind.

Posted on July 3, 2012 at 11:16 am 0

On But Did She Smoke?

@jen325 I remember seeing girl Friday ads in the NYTimes in the late 90s. I was looking for a job, and thought that might be charming -- what the hell was I thinking.

Posted on June 29, 2012 at 11:05 pm 0

On Obamacareaboutyourfriendswhoaregettingmarried

@WaityKatie Screencaps for those interested, of both FOX and CNN screwing the pooch.

Posted on June 28, 2012 at 3:29 pm 0

On Ask an Indelicate Question: How Do You Go, Girl?

@SylviaWrath This is *horrifying.* I didn't know human dingleberries were possible.

Posted on June 28, 2012 at 2:59 pm 2

On Angela Merkel's Husband Doesn't Have to Do Stuff Like This

@datalass Yes. It bugs me that (no matter how worthy this goal) Michelle Obama's First Lady cause is eating healthy and exercising, a very nonthreatening cause for woman to adopt. GRRRR, gender roles.

Posted on June 28, 2012 at 2:51 pm 2

On Ask an Indelicate Question: How Do You Go, Girl?

I work in a house converted to office space, and courtesy flush because my boss always seems to have to go to the bathroom right after I've gone. SO:
poop, flush, wipe, flush again, ideally while the water is still running from the first flush so anyone listening just hears water running for a long time, and not two separate flushes.
I don’t use the fan because it sounds like a freaking jet engine AND rattles so much that the male coworker who has an office directly above the downstairs bath can feel the vibrations.
Why is something so normal so fraught?

Posted on June 28, 2012 at 12:54 pm 0

On How (Not) to Make Natural Dish Detergent

@plonk I agree -- I think the drain is probably clogged.

Posted on June 26, 2012 at 2:35 pm 4

On “He’s a girl!”

Hey, this is not new. My dad was a super for a 5th Ave building for years and during college I picked up some extra cash working in the building. (I was a member of the interestingly titled "32BJ" union referenced in the NYT article.)

I mostly worked in the service elevator (waaaaaaaay easier than working as a doorperson) but I filled in at the front a couple of times too.

This job also provided me to opportunity to embarrass myself in front of Harrison Ford.

Posted on June 19, 2012 at 12:48 pm 4

On Happy Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month

Posted on June 11, 2012 at 11:19 am 0