On The Best Friends of Rom Com Heroines, In Order

Only way this post could be better: If you'd called it "The Judy Greer Award for Best Friend in a Rom Com".
(Top 5 is fucking flawless though)

Posted on August 20, 2014 at 6:22 pm 0

On Drake and Nicki Minaj Conversation

I was also wondering how this conversation went, but I really don't think Drake suggested it. He looks like he feels obligated to return a favour and is regretting it. Like maybe Nicki looked after his cat while he was on holiday or something?

Posted on August 20, 2014 at 10:58 am 1

On The Hairpin Rom Com Club: Hitch

The strangest thing in the film is when he decides the ideal first date is to take her to Ellis Island to see her great grandparents names in the arrival book. It backfires because, turns out, her greatgrandad was a murderer or something, but even if he wasn't that still struck me as a super-creepy level of research on someone you barely know(and kind of racist? "She seems like her family were immigrants! To Ellis Island!").

Posted on August 6, 2014 at 7:33 am 0

On This Is The Day Before 40

I can't wait for the day I can spend $9 on pasta sauce. Don't wish delicious convenience away!

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 3:34 pm 1

On Ask A Costume Historian: Help, My Brother Wants Me To Be His Suit-Wearing Best Man

This was great! Fun writing, good advice. I am now pondering a jumpsuit for the first time ever.

Posted on June 25, 2014 at 6:37 am 0

On Mad Men: When Pretending Is Your Job

@14578514@twitter That's got nothing to do with Don leaving, it was decided before that. There was basically a whole episode discussing what the agency should be called last series, the upshot was that Don, Jim and Ted would all agree to lose their names for simplicity.

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 5:03 am 0

On 10 Years, Actually: Harry & Karen, David & Natalie, John & Judy

@melis No need to be rude. I like his writing a lot, I just said I found the language thing jarring. Why is my opinion wrong?

Posted on November 8, 2013 at 7:51 pm 1

On 10 Years, Actually: Harry & Karen, David & Natalie, John & Judy

@Bobby Finger OK sorry did not get that! I suppose it's just that I loved the idea, and then all the comments on every post were, 'I'm so into this!', and I wanted to be too, but just kept thinking, 'But where IS this? "Highway"?'. (I suppose being 'England for Americans' is in the grand Richard Curtis tradition! :) )

Posted on November 8, 2013 at 3:59 pm 2

On Of 100 Nobel Peace Prize Winners, 15 Have Been Women, None Have Been American Women of Color, None Have Been LGBTQ

What an odd piece. "Shouldn’t the peace community be actively working to undo systems of marginalization and oppression, even if this means taking a hard look inside, at our own systems of exclusion and who is rewarded for their efforts?" Why does she keep saying 'our' and 'we' and 'inside'? The whole thing reads like she doesn't realize the Nobel isn't an American award. Surely she can't think that, but then why does she apparently think it's so vitally important that specifically AMERICAN women are awarded? It seems like blind patriotism thinly disguised as progressive thinking.

Posted on November 8, 2013 at 3:12 pm 0

On 10 Years, Actually: Harry & Karen, David & Natalie, John & Judy

I don't think changing the election years was the problem. 'After being re-elected in 2008, David announced that he wouldn’t seek a third term and would, instead, focus on his campaign promises.' Prime Ministers aren't elected personally, don't 'seek terms', and noone announces they're giving up the party leadership after an election they've just won, or fights an election as PM when they've already said they'll step down immediately after. If you're resigning voluntarily you do it between elections. The whole thing is very jarringly American. The Cornwall bit is nonsensical.

Posted on November 8, 2013 at 2:57 pm 4