On Explaining "@Horse_ebooks" to a Mom

@Attractive Nuisance In general I agree, but this particular link is good because the mother is the Voice of Reason, pointing out how inanely stupid it is to 1) look for poetry in spam postings and 2) be disappointed to find out those postings were manufactured by humans in the first place as "art."

Posted on September 25, 2013 at 1:07 pm 1

On Lord I Lift Your Camp On High

"When people say camp is like a cult, they’re not wrong."

As another former camp counselor, I just have to say YES THIS!

Posted on July 31, 2013 at 5:05 pm 4

On Lord I Lift Your Camp On High

@Nellie, the Dickensian Factory Urchin

Hand-motion guide
"Pharoh, Pharoh"--Walk-Like-Egyptian hands to each side
"Oh" --big letter O with your arms, "Baby"--rocking baby in arms
"Let my people go"--wagging finger

Posted on July 31, 2013 at 4:59 pm 6

On Thank You So Much For Being With Me Tonight to Celebrate My Twenty-Five-And-Twelve-Month Birthday

@Bostonienne 25 and 144 months! What am I even doing here? Where did I put my reading glasses? What are those damn kids doing on my lawn again??

Posted on July 30, 2013 at 1:25 pm 9

On A Shot in the Dark: My Night with the Male Strippers at Hunk-O-Mania

@chrysopoeia This is pretty much the Porn for Women plot from 30 Rock--a TV channel with a handsome man asking about your day and making affirming comments.

Posted on July 26, 2013 at 3:20 pm 16

On D.I.-Why?: Emily Matchar on the Allure of the “New Domesticity”

@Rock and Roll Ken Doll My friend who has backyard chickens in Queens recently told me that shelters are getting inundated with hens, because they only lay for a few years but can live for much longer. So people don't want them anymore when the eggs stop coming, but also see them as pets and don't want to kill and eat them, as would be the standard course of action on a traditional farm. It's a sad (and I think bougie) situation. To my friend's credit, he is keeping and caring for his pet chickens even though only one is still laying and he gets an egg or two a week, at most.

Posted on July 22, 2013 at 1:35 pm 2

On The 10 Minutes Away Pie

Based on the vitriol unleashed by this topic in the past, I'm going to say that there are a fair number of Pinners who would answer:

90% seething in anger about their totally inconsiderate friend who is always always always late

Meanwhile, the late friend's answer is:
100% mentally repeating "shit shit dammit shit, MOVE FASTER, BUS/TRAIN/TRAFFIC!

Full disclosure: I'm the friend.

Posted on July 19, 2013 at 2:12 pm 19

On Guess the Disney Movie

@The Everpresent Wordsnatcher Totes Fantasia--swirly colors, dancing brooms and nymphs, a huge demon creature! It's like a whole movie of the Dumbo pink elephant trip.

Posted on July 11, 2013 at 1:11 pm 0

On But Does the Dog Die?

@OhMarie It's actually the one bunny death that keeps getting shown as a clip again and again and again....

Posted on July 1, 2013 at 4:08 pm 0

On The "Freaky New Freedom" of High School Fashion in 1969

@j-i-a The Atlantic's In Focus is not a bad place to start, at least visually. It's an awesome photo blog--timely and striking.

Posted on July 1, 2013 at 11:05 am 0