On Friday Open Thread


A good list, but as someone who works at a foundation, I must suggest a modification: Review the materials on the foundation's website, including grant reports for previous funding cycles, application materials if they provide them, and links to any press they provide. Do not cold-call a foundation to find out if your organization is a fit; chances are you will be able to answer that for yourself from this basic research. Call when you have specific questions about the application process. No one likes having his or her time wasted by a development person who isn't doing much more than pulling a phone number off Guidestar or the Foundation Center website.

Posted on November 22, 2013 at 4:45 pm 1

On Pairings By Profession in Notable Romantic Comedy Films


That movie is on television so often, I can chant whole scenes of it despite having only watched it all the way through from beginning to end once. It's the Earworm of Cinema.

Posted on November 19, 2013 at 5:33 pm 1

On Pairings By Profession in Notable Romantic Comedy Films


If there's another one, I desperately want to know about it.

Posted on November 19, 2013 at 5:31 pm 1

On Pairings By Profession in Notable Romantic Comedy Films

And for the rest of the day, I will snortlaugh over "Awful Guitar Playing Deadbeat."

(Was Janeane Garofalo's character covering all of the rent with that job at the Gap?!)

Posted on November 19, 2013 at 1:14 pm 2

On On Being Photographed: "Female-Female Spiritual Transsexual" The World Famous *BOB* Presents the Subject's Point of View

*BOB* is an absolute gem, and if she ever remounts her extremely charming autobiographical show, I will be first in line to see it again. Such a smart, funny, beautiful entertainer.

Posted on November 14, 2013 at 2:50 pm 0

On A Hashtag to Remember

Starting with the modifying phrase that does not agree with the subject, there is so much fodder for annoyance in this sentence.

Posted on November 12, 2013 at 1:55 pm 3

On Would You Ever Buy a Pair of "Anti-Rape Underwear"?


Your generosity in the face of Reading Comprehension Fails and misplaced rage is inspiring. I wish you didn't have to marshall that level of patience, but I'm glad that you make the effort.

Posted on November 4, 2013 at 12:41 pm 6

On “This book is a warning of how bad things can get for a single man looking for beautiful, feminine, sexy women"

It doesn't work at all on adult women with self-respect.
Imagine a very young woman who has throughly internalized the "being pretty and having a boyfriend is all that matters" message. Now imagine her two days after a bad breakup, deep into her third vodka/soda, having a night out with her married best friend. She might as well be wearing a target on her forehead for these asswipes.

Posted on October 4, 2013 at 1:17 pm 0

On Interview with Filmmaker Izzy Chan: "Have we adjusted our expectations of what a man needs to bring to the table?"

This notion that "Men have different ideas and women need to relax their expectations" is horrible. I suspect a woman who was home all day would have a hard time explaining to her working husband that the house was a mess and devoid of food when he got home from work because she just didn't get to any of that stuff all day.

When is it ever going to be okay for women to not spend all their time tippy toeing around male ego bullshit?

Posted on September 25, 2013 at 5:54 pm 20

On The Satanic How-To Guide to Exalted Girldom

If Jessica Wakefield had been as "bad" as Nancy Spungen, the SVH series would probably had held my teen attention for far longer.

Posted on September 19, 2013 at 5:26 pm 1