On A Smart Girl's Guide To Responding To Pop Stars

Actually, Tiesto and Matthew Koma have it right on this one! Lay is not the past tense of lie. Lay is a transitive verb meaning the action has to be done to something or someone (eg lay the laundry on the bed) while lie is an intransitive verb, so nothing receives the action. (eg I'm going to lie on my bed and marvel at Tiesto's grammar skils))

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 11:08 am 1

On How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Second Wedding

The Cheryl Strayed link is also broken :/ but this piece is wonderful otherwise!

Posted on June 30, 2014 at 12:34 pm 1

On Old Loves

This was wonderful! More great writing like this please Hairpin!

Posted on June 10, 2014 at 5:45 pm 0

On PAGE SEVEN: Picking Up Where the "Page Six Spy" Left Off

Am I the only one that thought this was really hard to follow? I had to read it like 4 times to figure out what was going on.

Posted on June 2, 2014 at 1:40 pm 0

On George Is the One With the Glasses: My Seinfeld Capitulation

"The show premiered two years before I was born." AHHHHHHHHHHHH

Posted on March 25, 2014 at 12:09 pm 2

On Sweet Dee

This was the sweetest! I'm also happy it didn't have an ending that would have led to me crying in my cube.

Posted on January 2, 2014 at 4:18 pm 2

On Victorian Parents Attempt Invisibility in Baby Portraits, Achieve Something Much Better

I don't know if "funny" is the right descriptor for these photos. I originally saw this on fast company last week and this is what they had to say about them.
"Why didn't the mothers simply pose with their children? According to Nagler, it reflects one of the core instincts of motherhood: to deny oneself in deference to the child. In the case of the photographs compiled in The Hidden Mother, Nagler notes that mothers have often opted to hide themselves in order to immortalize a child who might not live to be the subject of another photo, owing to the high infant mortality rates of the period.

Put in that light, the photographs of the camouflaged parents in The Hidden Mother stop being comic. The supreme instinct of a parent is self-negation for the sake of his or her children. It is through this act of self-negation that the parents of The Hidden Mother have now been immortalized."

Posted on December 16, 2013 at 2:06 pm 0