On Friday Open Thread

@Jinxie I would have to say, "Watching teenager shows on the CW and training my misandryst spider army" sounds pretty charming to me!

Posted on August 23, 2013 at 5:05 pm 2

On #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen

@TheMissus Yeah...I did enjoy that a commenter on that piece mentioned that they had run a sarcastic guide to the non-apology apology a little while ago.

Posted on August 13, 2013 at 3:33 pm 1

On #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen

THANK YOU for covering this unlike some, um, other publication which will remain nameless.

Posted on August 13, 2013 at 9:52 am 6


@emilies I KNOW! I was looking for them, too. What happened??

Posted on August 8, 2013 at 11:35 am 0

On Q: Why Does This Grape Tastes Like Cotton Candy? A: Because It Was Genetically Engineered to Taste Like Cotton Candy

@TheMissus Yeah, this is just extreme hybridization, not genetic modification, right?

Posted on August 7, 2013 at 9:25 am 5

On How Do You Solve a Book Cover Like Lolita?

@brilliantmistake I guess it's because of the word favorite, which I always associate with enjoyment. And I don't understand how someone can truly enjoy being in the mind of a pedophile, even if the work itself condemns him, and the writing is masterful.

Posted on August 2, 2013 at 1:42 pm 0

On How Do You Solve a Book Cover Like Lolita?

@TheJacqueline But can you divorce the language from the content? I think that's what does always make my raise my eyebrows at anyone who claims it's their favorite book.

Posted on August 2, 2013 at 12:59 pm 0

On How Do You Solve a Book Cover Like Lolita?

I've never been able to read Lolita. I understand the arguments for it, and I certainly don't want to censor it, but the awful sexualized cover designs certainly add to my nausea about the book. I am glad to hear that Nabokov had a "no little girls" rule at the beginning, though.

Posted on August 2, 2013 at 11:49 am 3

On Lord I Lift Your Camp On High

@commanderbanana I also went to VBS, though not one run by my own church. I was an oversensitive child and had a panic attack during a skit about the sins of the fathers being visited on the sons (and I still maintain that is a messed up concept!). That was the end of that.

Posted on August 1, 2013 at 11:32 am 0

On Friday Open Thread

@SarahP Sit with your husband on the tip of Cape Cod and gaze across the Atlantic. Contemplate how small you are. Hold your husband's hand.

Posted on July 26, 2013 at 4:30 pm 1