On Where the Girls Were: A 1965 Taxonomy of Coeds

"If all the girls at Vassar were laid end to end, I wouldn't be surprised." - Dorothy Parker

Posted on July 11, 2013 at 4:14 pm 3

On "What's the Worst Thing That's Woken You Up in the Dead of Night?"


Posted on June 12, 2013 at 3:34 pm 0

On "What's the Worst Thing That's Woken You Up in the Dead of Night?"

My friend left her (screenless) window open on a warm night and woke up to a gigantic rat in her bed.

I live in Brooklyn and have seen exactly one roach and one mouse in my apartment since moving in almost a year ago. I plugged a hole in the baseboard that they were using to get in and haven't seen anything since. I pray weekly that my luck holds.

Also centipedes are truly Satan's creatures and remain my biggest animal-kingdom fear.

Posted on June 12, 2013 at 3:14 pm 0

On "What's the Worst Thing That's Woken You Up in the Dead of Night?"

@highfivesforall tell, tell!

Posted on June 12, 2013 at 3:10 pm 0


my boyfriend's aunt used to have one that said ILVRDSX- as in "I love the Red Sox." she had to change it after a few people took it to mean she loved "road sex."

Posted on February 22, 2013 at 11:26 pm 0

On How to Write a Resume, Part One: Practices to Avoid

Hey guys, do any of you want to hire me for anything? Please and thank you.

(This actually worked for me once.)

Posted on March 1, 2012 at 5:43 pm 3

On Snobs, Erotica Decoder Rings, and the New-Relationship Gift

LW1: Don't worry so much! In my experience (and I love giving gifts) people like presents that just show off how well you know them. Tickets to an upcoming event you know he'd want to attend, stuff relevant to his hobbies (camera bag? guitar pedal?), etc. Also you can get him apparel-related items that don't have the same too-girlfriendy tone of a sweater. Maybe a luxurious scarf and fancy gloves, if he's that kind of guy. I regularly get my boyfriend a pair of sweet new kicks for Christmas and it always goes over well. Useful, more cool and detached than a sweater, not terribly expensive.

I'm gonna disagree with A Dude on the art thing though, unless you REALLY know his taste down pat. People are way picky about art, and even if he pretends to like it, it'll be pretty obvious he didn't if he never hangs it up. Awkward.

Posted on December 9, 2011 at 7:35 pm 3

On "Betrayed" Isn't Totally the Right Word

I usually like Prudence a lot, but as someone with bipolar, her response to this letter really rubbed me the wrong way. Mania makes you do crazy things, but they're usually things that have a short duration. Shopping sprees, drug binges, sleeping with someone you normally wouldn't...not having a long-term affair with someone who is part of your family unit. That requires a more persistently warped way of thinking, and from my armchair it seems to fit the profile of a personality disorder rather than a mood disorder like bipolar. If we have to diagnose. Most likely they are both selfish fucking assholes, end of story.

Posted on December 8, 2011 at 8:53 pm 4

On Dream Job: Daily Mail Subhead Writer

Is this the right forum to say that LIZ JONES IS THE WORST AGHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Posted on November 10, 2011 at 4:08 pm 1

On Things to Do When Someone Unfriends You

"Officials said the fire at 1 a.m., caused a popping sound and then a 'boom.'"

Posted on November 3, 2011 at 1:28 pm 0