On Goosebumps for Grown-Ups

Is that a bedbug coming out of our new Craigslist furniture?

Missed the subway on platform heatstroke

Health Insurance!

Looking up hyperdontia on the internet because idiocy.

It's just the house settling, it's just the house settling,

The casual acquaintance's wedding

Posted on July 22, 2013 at 2:34 pm 9

On "Nipples on a C or D-cup can accelerate up to 45 mph in one second, faster than a Ferrari"

That cup size = volume of the breast is quite misleading. In fact, the volume of boobage depends on both cup size and back size. So a 30A and a 36 A will not be the same weight. The 36 will be heavier. You can find 'sister sizes' ie equivalent cup volumes if you go down a back size and up a cup size: a 30D is equivalent in volume to a 28E, a 38B is the same volume as a 36C and so on. This is all a bit confusing, so feel free to correct me if I've messed up somewhere.

edited to say: don't go with this when finding yourself a bra, particularly if you're in the hard-to-find range of the spectrum. Just because a 34DD will fit your 36E breasts in the cups, doesn't mean it's comfortable or ideal for your poor ribcage!

Posted on July 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm 5

On I Don't Believe in Ghosts (So How Did the Empty Dog Kennel Break Down Our Door?)

@stuffisthings Um, is this the place to share my Gatsby-party-fairytale ?

Posted on May 13, 2013 at 1:52 pm 0

On The Rise and Fall of the Bathhouse

@parallel-lines But mead smells divine (it's honey wine, how could it not?!). Sorry, mead evangelist here.

Game - maybe a little foul. (Argh I wrote that before I realised the pun - does that make it any better?)

Posted on April 24, 2013 at 1:14 pm 4

On Potential Future Content

@parallel-lines YES. I totally would.

Posted on April 22, 2013 at 5:07 pm 0

On Potential Future Content

@Amphora I read 'nice polish' as nail polish and was halfway nodding my head (charming colour for those who like it).

Posted on April 22, 2013 at 4:30 pm 4

On But Who Reviews the Reviewers' Reviewer?

Glorious - I am going to read that Gogol review when I have time because Gogol! And that opening sentence!

I like your policy of generosity. I know that when i write reviews (which I do on my blog and at PANK) that's my approach too, or at least, it is when I think the author is also being generous to the reader. I hate fiction that presses down and leave no room for fancy and interpretation. I will review mediocre and terrible books, but luckily that has happened rarely. Mainly because of my lack of ability to finish crap. Hooray for the lazy.

I am also polish-averse, which I think makes me a bit unusual, so when reviewing I try to make my subjective, partial understanding of the book very obvious. Here's my taste, here's what I got from it, reader, you might get something else. It's not authoritative, but then, I am not an authority, I just want to talk books with people on the internet. I like reading a bounty of opinions. Subashani of the blog of disquiet is a great reviewer, as is Michelle Bailat-Jones at Necessary Fiction (and other places).

Posted on March 28, 2013 at 1:42 pm 1

On The Homemade Cadbury Creme Egg

@Lu2 I know, right? It's an unguessable riddle. Which leads to threats of setting people on fire AND actual slaughter by the riddle-giver (riddler?).

And then I didn't even get into the stuff about 300 foxes with their tails on fire. Wikipedia again for that one, we skipped that in RE.

Posted on March 21, 2013 at 7:04 pm 0

On The Homemade Cadbury Creme Egg

@Lu2 I actually do! It's from the Bible - Samson finds the corpse of a lion in which bees have made their nest. He helps himself to some honey then thinks up a cool riddle out of it
'Out of the strong came something sweet; out of the eater came something to eat' (more or less)

and says to some people at a wedding, hey if you guess this, I'll give you some cool prizes. Well, according to wiki the wedding party thought it was too tough:

"The thirty groomsmen tell Samson's new wife that they will burn her and her father's household if she does not discover the answer to the riddle and tell it to them"

So, realising it's all getting a little out of hand, he tells them.

Surprised I remembered a lot (but not all of this). But totally forgot Samson then goes on a massive slaughter of the cheeky guests. THE BIBLE!

Guessing Tate and or Lyle was quite religious. That tin has been that way for something like a hundred years?

Posted on March 21, 2013 at 2:05 pm 2

On The Homemade Cadbury Creme Egg

@mustelid Behold

Posted on March 21, 2013 at 1:14 pm 1