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On What Is Most Millennial?

@Super Nintendo Chalmers LAURA BOW!!! I remember sitting in my parents' basement, eating famous amos cookies and playing the shit out of "the dagger of amon ra."

Posted on September 25, 2013 at 2:59 pm 0

On Which Name Is Weirder, Saxby Chambliss or Barkevious Mingo? The Answer May Tell You Whether or Not You're Racist

my mother in law INSISTS that (back when she did medical billing) she filed paperwork for a new baby named Female (feh-mah-lay). my claim that it's just a racist urban legend didn't go over well...

Posted on September 20, 2013 at 11:41 am 0

On What's the Best Song to Have Sex To?

bonnie prince billy has been my sexytimes soundtrack on many an occasion.

Posted on September 20, 2013 at 11:01 am 0

On This Moving Animated Short Features a Fiona Apple Cover of "Pure Imagination," Is an Ad for Chipotle

oh my god, those sad cows with their big eyes!

Posted on September 13, 2013 at 11:54 am 0

On Estate Jewelry: The Original Burning Man and A Ring For the Birds

I don't even like pigeons (they seem to constantly poop on me) but I just got a little emotional about mary the pigeon. thanks for your service, mary!

Posted on September 4, 2013 at 3:17 pm 0

On "I don’t want her to wear her good nature like a gemstone, her body like an ornament"

I work in advertising (a field that is, in my experience, still extremely sexist). my creative partner is also a woman and as a female team, we get a LOT of shit. just the other day, we were taken aside for what could only be described as a "talking to" for not being nicer and more accommodating about a bullshit situation. I sincerely doubt that any man in my office has ever been told to be nicer and to smile more when being asked to do something that is totally out of the scope of his expertise, as we were. it's because we are girls and we are not supposed to be firm or to stand up for ourselves. we're supposed to smile and say "yes sir, may I have another." (obviously, I'm still really mad about this. yeesh)

Posted on August 5, 2013 at 12:26 pm 4

On The Books of Our Childhood Summers

nothing evokes those gorgeous, gauzy Michigan summers-by-a-lake for me more than Bruce Coville's Nina Tanleven series. The Ghost Wore Gray and The Ghost in the Third Row were some of my favorite childhood books and traveled up north with me each summer until they absolutely fell apart.

Posted on July 31, 2013 at 1:56 pm 0

On And I Will Call Her Candy Crush

I refer to this stupid game as my husband's mistress. I think he loves "Candy" more than me.

Posted on July 18, 2013 at 11:12 am 1

On Orange Is the New Black Is the New House of Cards

@rallisaurus I watched the first three episodes last night...AND DREAMT ABOUT BEING IN PRISON! I really hope that doesn't continue, because I am definitely going to watch the rest of the show this week.

Posted on July 16, 2013 at 1:17 pm 0

On What Is Your Personal Garbage Music?

@fondue with cheddar maybe your parents are nice people who don't have perv brains? people who don't see anything wrong with ""You know how much I love you Daddy/But if you don't mind I'm only gonna kiss you on the cheek this time." god, I need to stop. I'm grossing myself out.

Posted on July 2, 2013 at 3:06 pm 0