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whizz_dumb

This dude lives in Oakland, CA, works on environmental noise studies for money, plays baseball for fun, and is compelled to write sometimes.

By Bunburying on "Women Behave in Ways They Find Sanctioned in Stories Written by Men"

@iceberg To be fair, this is how Jia phrased it originally, but with the word "fictional" added; hence "appropriating" her language.

I think referring to women as "females" is a bit overly-fake-scientific in a "The female of the species is more deadly than the male!" kind of a way, but context matters and I don't really care as long as it isn't being used by a douchebag or an OKcupid Nice Guy.

Posted on July 2, 2013 at 5:27 pm 3

By ThatWench on Ask Baba Yaga: Why Do I Keep Getting Drunk on Weeknights?

@whizz_dumb
Only if I can be "The FakeBlock". It sounds cooler.

Posted on July 2, 2013 at 4:46 pm 1

By large__marge on "Women Behave in Ways They Find Sanctioned in Stories Written by Men"

As a single white twentysomething woman who just spent part of the day at her [paid] internship giggling over Buzzfeed's Millennial Girls article and who watched Garden State one too many times as a college freshman, this is making me feel things I'm not equipped to handle without a tall one of Yellow Tail beside me.

Posted on July 2, 2013 at 4:23 pm 5

By ThatWench on Ask Baba Yaga: Why Do I Keep Getting Drunk on Weeknights?

@meetapossum
I'll play the cowbell app on my iphone until about my third wine & fruit juice, at which point I'll decide that singing is a really excellent and important idea... it might take me a while to realize that the mic isn't even on.

I'm not sure what my name will be.

Posted on July 2, 2013 at 4:04 pm 2

By meetapossum on Ask Baba Yaga: Why Do I Keep Getting Drunk on Weeknights?

@whizz_dumb It's the only thing that Shame Spiral could ever be. I'd like to be called Devil-Bug.

Posted on July 2, 2013 at 2:23 pm 1

By Cat named Virtute on Ask Baba Yaga: Why Do I Keep Getting Drunk on Weeknights?

@whizz_dumb Aw, you're sweet. But just know that by fun you mean coming home from work and collapsing in front of an episode of Hannibal with a campari and soda. Maybe two campari and sodas! Maybe a glass of wine if I'm not working an evening shift and home in time to make dinner.

Damnit, now it's not even 1:30 and I have to go to work in two hours and I really want a campari and soda.

Posted on July 2, 2013 at 2:20 pm 4

By blushingflower on What Is Your Personal Garbage Music?

@Josh is like Germany Ambitious and Misunderstood Well, but isn't there a difference between "I recognize that by our agreed-upon standards this is bad but I enjoy it anyway" and "This is bad and I don't like it"? I can enjoy a book even if I simultaneously recognize all the things that are wrong with it structurally (too many cliches, obvious tropes, poorly-developed characters, etc). I can talk about the skill deployed by an artist and the historical relevance of a painting and still not like the painting itself (Picasso, I'm looking at you). I understand the Beatles' contribution to pop music and the ways in which they were influenced by/influenced many of my favorite rock/pop artists, I still give them a thumbs-down when they come on Pandora. I wouldn't claim that a Ho-Ho is gourmet, but that doesn't mean I won't eat a whole pack of them.
Recognizing the artistic merit of a thing is not necessarily the same as enjoying it.

(but I'm with you re: no shame and not enjoying dudebros hating on pop music)

Posted on July 2, 2013 at 2:02 pm 9

By meetapossum on Ask Baba Yaga: Why Do I Keep Getting Drunk on Weeknights?

@whizz_dumb Can I be a part of it? I can play the tambourine by smacking it on my forehead while wearing sunglasses and drinking a large Irish coffee at the same time.

Posted on July 2, 2013 at 1:38 pm 3

By Cat named Virtute on Ask Baba Yaga: Why Do I Keep Getting Drunk on Weeknights?

@whizz_dumb I've managed to postpone the shame spirals to two or three times a year. Is that good because I'm overdoing it less or bad because I have no incentive to change? :(

Posted on July 2, 2013 at 1:38 pm 1

By anachronistique on What Is Your Personal Garbage Music?

Aw, I can't hate on Santeria because I have this incredibly vivid memory of sitting around before a dress rehearsal for a show singing that with most of the cast at the top of our lungs. Nostalgia!

However, I loathe Hoobastank's "The Reason" with such a burning passion that I used to be able to recognize the first three notes and immediately change the radio station.

Posted on July 2, 2013 at 1:34 pm 6