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On So Long, and Thanks for All the Shutdown

Read the Wired article (obligatory public health nerd plug) But DO NOT READ THE COMMENTS I repeat DO NOT unless you're really interested in the viewpoints of people who believe the government shutdown was a good thing because they know literally nothing about how and why the government operates.

Posted on October 18, 2013 at 12:43 am 0

On We Got Ourselves a Chairwoman!

@Megasus not any bank, a central bank aka the national bank that rules all other banks (very non technical description, sorry). Although I can't name any female CEOs of regular banks off the top of my head, I assume there's been at least one somewhere in Europe etc., and quite likely in the US too.

Posted on October 9, 2013 at 1:44 pm 0

On The Health Care Pie

I got an IUD yesterday (for free!!) so this is pretty relevant to me + my uterus today. Me: "Thanks, Obama!" My uterus: Withholding judgement for the moment, because no way could I have afforded to do this to it without the ACA making my insurance pay for it.

Posted on October 3, 2013 at 6:30 pm 4

On A Girl's Education in Little House in the Big Woods

Oh god so much of this is incredibly familiar. Uncle George! Blackberry buttons! BRB going to go reread all of these right now

Posted on September 12, 2013 at 3:07 am 0

On Katy Perry's "Roar" Video

My takeaway from this is that Katy Perry's boobs can tame tigers. I buy it. I am also looking forward to singing along to this in the car often and with great enthusiasm in the next few months!

Posted on September 6, 2013 at 8:26 pm 0

On Of Long-Winded Female Writers and Role Models: Remembering Maeve Brennan

This is great.

Posted on August 26, 2013 at 5:09 pm 0

On The Cheap Wine Report

"This Vrac doesn’t have any kind of animal on the label, and that made me lonely. I like to drink with friends. I love you, pig!"

This speaks to me a little too much.

Posted on August 14, 2013 at 4:08 pm 4

On What Is the Difference Between Mascara, Eye-Liner and Concealer? Six Philosophical Inquiries

@leon s I hope people won't hold it against the writers who are working there- so far most of the backlash seems to be directed at Bryan Goldberg. I also don't think it's impossible that the site could transcend its terrible launch if it actually can pay talented people to write for it.

On the other hand, apparently they were offering $100 a day for 4-6 pieces sooooo maybe not.

Posted on August 14, 2013 at 3:14 pm 3

On Elysium Is a Great Movie If You Imagine a Golden Retriever Directed It

(Spoilers) I didn't like this movie and it also terrified me. I went figuring it would be more social commentary set in an interesting future world and less faces getting blown off/terrifying medical gore. Iiii was wrong.

Side note: The South African mercenaries FUCKING TERRIFIED ME. The moment the main guy hit the nurse lady and basically threatened to rape her, I was ready to give up on the whole thing and leave the theater. Especially when we already had the information that he had been convicted for rape among other things, part of my brain was on red-alert-oh-my-god-oh-my-god he's going to rape her/beat the shit out of her in front of her daughter for any scene with the mercenaries and nurse lady. Ugh.

I will admit to being a complete movie wimp but that entire dynamic felt gross and unnecessary to me. Along with most of the other plot elements actually, now that I think about it.

Posted on August 12, 2013 at 5:35 pm 1

On You're One in Eight Million

@Creature Cheeseman yes! How do we make this happen??

Posted on June 28, 2013 at 10:44 am 0