On Friday Open Thread

@Amphora I've learned that whenever someone calls themselves "a benefactor," it's basically the same as when they open with "as a taxpayer," and they're about to do something really douchey. Also, it usually means "I gave ten dollars to your organization over a decade ago."

Posted on June 14, 2013 at 4:05 pm 4

On Carrie Got a Bad Rap: Beloved Literary Kids with Deadbeat or Absent Dads

It's been a long time since I've read Lolita, but didn't Charlotte Haze go absolutely ballistic when she found Humbert's diary and read about his infatuation with her daughter? Like, she was storming out of the house in a blind fury to denounce his ass when she got hit by the car, right?

Posted on June 14, 2013 at 3:11 pm 8

On Introducing the "Girlfriend Zone"

@mirror_father_mirror The guys who are just on pussy patrol don't tend to stick around nearly as long as guys who are girlfriend-zoning you, though.

Posted on June 14, 2013 at 2:55 pm 1

On Introducing the "Girlfriend Zone"

@Regina Phalange If you're not getting any romance vibes off this dude, and you're not even hanging out with him alone, fuck the gender-segregationists. Seriously.

Posted on June 14, 2013 at 2:44 pm 5

On Introducing the "Girlfriend Zone"

@leon s I think "bromance" is kind of catching on.

Posted on June 14, 2013 at 12:44 pm 3

On Introducing the "Girlfriend Zone"

@tea sonata I've gotten to the point where I feel like awful dudes should be informed that they're awful, so my vote would be for the "actually telling him 'Bullet dodged!'" option. Though I'll also admit to the possibility of just being an ass.

Posted on June 14, 2013 at 12:38 pm 7


@Apocalypstick Oh my god.

Posted on June 13, 2013 at 5:20 pm 1

On Friday Open Thread

@martinipie Mine's a calculated attempt to lower expectations for my posts.

Posted on May 31, 2013 at 9:05 pm 2

On You Have Never Known Suffering Like Cody the Screaming Dog

@Lesliepop I imagine someone coming over and pounding on the door yelling "What is going on in there?", only to have it opened by a harried human and reveal a screaming dog. Like, you probably don't want to know after you see what's making the noise.

Posted on May 29, 2013 at 3:55 pm 7

On And the World's Top 10 New Species Are...

@TheBelleWitch But it's like a tiara that you could feed your enemies to!

Posted on May 24, 2013 at 10:16 am 2