On I Am So Sorry You Probably Didn't Have An Orgasm That Time We Hooked Up

@RNL I have a very uncommon maiden name that I use as a middle name. You better believe I only trot that sucker out for impressive work-related white papers and conference presentations.

Posted on November 13, 2013 at 7:06 pm 0

On Neko Case's Tiny Desk Concert

@queenofbithynia She sang "Place in the Country" in her encore set the other night in Boston, and I damn near had a happiness conniption. The only way it could've been better is if she'd been dressed as Adam Ant.

Posted on November 3, 2013 at 7:56 pm 0

On There Is Horror Everywhere

Most of these I'm OK with, but toilets, rubbish and feet are truly horrifying. One of my big toenails falls off at least once a year, and every time I wonder why we need toenails in the first place. And then I think, well, they make feet look marginally less disgusting.

Posted on November 1, 2013 at 12:27 pm 0

On Let's Balance Out This Horrible Selfie With This Wonderful Selfie

Thank goodness I didn't witness anyone pulling selfie shenanigans at my dad's funeral last month, or there might have been a case of attempted assault on an a-hole by daughter of the deceased. (That's a real criminal designation, right?)

Posted on October 30, 2013 at 10:38 am 0

On If Wes Anderson Did Horror: Watch the Trailer for "The Midnight Coterie of Sinister Intruders"

Both great, but the biggest standout was Janelle Monae. Man, she is awesome.

Posted on October 28, 2013 at 12:54 pm 1

On Friday Open Thread

@katiemcgillicuddy et al: I'm still in WTF mode over the end of last night's baseball game. I get that obstruction is a rule, but it seems kind of ridiculous. Hoping the Red Sox come back in Game 4.

The DC football guys are only losing to Denver 21-27 right now. Go Washington! Also, the Cowboys lost by one point to Detroit, whoo hoo! The Jets are also being creamed by Cinci, which I will tease my Jets-fan husband with later tonight.

@Rookie: how was the NBA game? I haven't been watching much Celts yet - it's the pre-season. It's weird to see KG and Pierce in Brooklyn unis.

Posted on October 27, 2013 at 7:09 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@Helvetica I'll admit that Idris Elba is at least a good third of the reason I want to see the new Thor movie. 50% is Tom Hiddleston and the leftover is Kat Dennings, the awesome warrior lady, and Rene Russo being a badass.

Posted on October 27, 2013 at 6:56 pm 0

On This Is the Only Tab

@eraserface I now kind of wish they'd get together. He's got to be at least a little more interesting than frickin' John Mayer.

Posted on October 27, 2013 at 6:38 pm 0

On Which of the "Three Personality Regions" in America Fits You Best?

Somehow this reserved, stressed and conventional New Englander ended up in "relaxed and creative" North Carolina. Hmm. Maybe it's something to aspire to?

Posted on October 23, 2013 at 11:58 am 0

On Auto-Antonyms, "Awesome" and Other Unusable Words

@Clare The worst use of "curated" I've ever heard was about some insufferable-sounding woman who had "a carefully curated group of friends." Like the people were stuffed and mounted at aesthetically pleasing points around her house.

Posted on October 17, 2013 at 12:33 pm 6