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On 20 Songs by Women that Will Turn 20 in 2014

Re Veruca Salt: I graduated from college in '91. One of my given names roughly rhymes with Seether, and my BF at the time that song came out (still my BFF though no longer my boyf) made up a song for which the chorus was "Can't fight the (rhymes with seether)" which he sang loudly whenever I was a particular bad-ass. So, I guess my answer to #16 is - all parts. That is all.

Posted on January 29, 2014 at 6:46 pm 0

On The Hungover Airport Struggle

Dav, are you ... how do I put this ... wearing shorts? With a tie & jacket? In what might be construed as a going-out-type-situation?

I pass no judgement on your drunken debauchery, but if the answer to the above is yes, I am judging those shorts, hard.

Posted on November 22, 2013 at 3:01 pm 0

On The Rob Ford Pie

Usually I love these - and I realize this dude doesn't necessarily need/deserve anyone sticking up for him - but to be perfectly honest I could kiiiind have done without the bodysnarking.

Posted on November 15, 2013 at 2:18 pm 1

On Afros in Art History

I love this, though I was not prepared for the one glamorous Roman lady, whose hair triggered my trypophobia O_O !!! NO, anonymous roman sculptor, hair does not look like that!!!!

Posted on November 11, 2013 at 11:05 am 0

On On the Death of Renisha McBride

Roxane Gay <3<3<3! Can Roxane Gay please be my personal mediator for all new information/decisons? I feel like I don't want to form an opinion on anything until I know what she thinks about it. Not that she changed my mind here ... but all day long I've been nothing but spluttering incoherent rage, and she is all elegiac grace

Posted on November 8, 2013 at 5:11 pm 0

On "Maybe I needed to prove that I'm wife material. If he wanted 300 sandwiches, I’d give him 300 sandwiches"

@Megasus Ugh exactly. Also, he teaches The Dying Animal only once he's decided they are ready for it. A novel about a middle-adged college professor who serially sleeps with his students. Which is just all the icks. Both for the faux-transgressivness and for what sounds a lot like predatory grooming.

Posted on September 25, 2013 at 4:05 pm 0

On Mom, What's Happening to Those Ladies' Faces?

@iceberg It took me some time to realize that was Javier Bardem, and not Robert Downey Jr. (it's not ... right?)

Posted on September 25, 2013 at 3:40 pm 1

On "Maybe I needed to prove that I'm wife material. If he wanted 300 sandwiches, I’d give him 300 sandwiches"

@Megasus And the second best is when defending why he teaches Tropic of Cancer, he says "it’s a piece of literature that’s been around for 60 years." So, clearly a totally excellent manly piece of writing. No work by a mere woman has ever been around for 60 years.

Posted on September 25, 2013 at 3:37 pm 0

On "Maybe I needed to prove that I'm wife material. If he wanted 300 sandwiches, I’d give him 300 sandwiches"

Has anyone ever watched the PBS special "Sandwiches That You Will Like"? It is like that wikipedia page in documentary form. I have seen it like 8 or 9 times and it never gets old. Please watch it now!

(I am pretending that this post is just about sammiches, so I can get through my day without rage-murdering anyone)

Posted on September 25, 2013 at 11:43 am 2

On The Bathroom Whisperer: How to Really Clean a Toilet

@Lu2 Shucks, thanks! I'm fear blushing now.

Posted on September 23, 2013 at 7:07 pm 1