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On On the Affirmative Action Ban in Michigan

@tofuswalkman Hooray for Justice Sotomayor! But this decision is really disheartening. I moved back to northern Michigan 2 yrs ago after many years elsewhere, and am constantly picking up my jaw off the floor at things even "liberal" people here say about race. Where do you even begin?

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 11:48 am 0

On 15 Books by Women to Read Now (or Very Soon): A Reading List

Aaaaah a whole list of amazing-looking books that I haven't read, just when I finally have some time for leisure reading! I am printing this out and taking it to the library. Thank you!

Posted on April 1, 2014 at 3:52 pm 1

On 15 Books by Women to Read Now (or Very Soon): A Reading List

@PennyCentury The Harriet Outfit is my outfit every day, only you just made me realize that it was the Harriet Outfit. Now everything makes sense!
HARRIET FOREVER!!!! <3<3<3

Posted on April 1, 2014 at 3:50 pm 0

On Croatian Constitutional Court Upholds Mandatory Child Vaccination

@Sarah Rain Thank you.

Posted on March 26, 2014 at 10:30 pm 0

On Croatian Constitutional Court Upholds Mandatory Child Vaccination

This weekend I was chatting with some new friends, who all happened to be youngish mothers, and one mentioned filing "no-vax" paperwork or something at her kid's school. I was horrified, but also felt really awkward, as the only childless person in the group, and had no idea how / whether to say anything about it. (I kept my mouth shut.) On the one hand I think it's none of my business, but on the other, it's *everyone's* business. Especially other people with babies. What do you say in situations like that?

Posted on March 26, 2014 at 2:03 pm 3

On So You Don't Want to Look Like Kim Jong-un

...the "Dear Leader" is a deadly alliance between the Macklemore, the mushroom cap, a weird butt, and that thing that boys did in middle school where they'd gel their hair into voluminous center-parted waves.
A weird butt!!! Hahaha that is a tragic truth, Jia you are amazing.

Posted on March 26, 2014 at 10:37 am 0

On A Butt Load Means 491 Liters

@cee Haha, that's excellent--not just once, but annually! (I wonder what the stats look like for cirrhosis of the liver among British poets?)

Posted on March 25, 2014 at 10:24 am 0

On A Butt Load Means 491 Liters

I have a vague memory (I spose I could look it up) of some (British) historic figure being "drowned in a butt of malmsey." That is a lot of wine!

Posted on March 25, 2014 at 12:08 am 0

On "PRODUCT DETAILS: This attachment for your bath will hold your beverage in a wine glass while you bathe."

HEY you can get one if you pledge $15 to this guy's kickstarter (I think?) https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/97033867/wave-hooks

There are also other (fancier!) ones in existence:
http://en.bosign.se/shop/product.lasso?id=217700

Good lord all I want is to have a nice glass of scotch in the bathtub now. WHY is it only Monday morning?

Posted on March 24, 2014 at 11:58 am 0

On Friday Open Thread

@adorable-eggplant It is called "Raising Steam" and reviews are a bit mixed:
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11275323-raising-steam
But I am a diehard and will read it no matter what!

Posted on March 21, 2014 at 5:45 pm 0