I'm not taking no fuckin' responsibility for cats I don't know, man.

On I'm Never Cooking Again (Not That I Ever Cooked Much to Begin With, So There's Been Very Little Change)

@Lisa Frank I'm not sure why "Montessori-educated cattle" made me laugh so much, but it did, well done.

I think it's because I keep picturing them in classrooms?

Posted on September 30, 2014 at 2:07 pm 2

On Items At A Specialty Grocery Store

@bureaucrab No, there's always another Karen to take part in one-upmanship

Posted on September 29, 2014 at 3:16 pm 0

On Items At A Specialty Grocery Store

Godard is Too Mainstream for My Tastes Pickles

*slinks away*

Posted on September 29, 2014 at 3:16 pm 0

On Weekend Roundup / Open Thread

I watched the pilot for Black-ish which was . . . promising. But sitcom pilots are almost always weird so hopefully the stuff I was like ". . . ehhhhhh" about will clear up.

But something's gotta give if Fresh Off the Boat is gonna show up.

Posted on September 27, 2014 at 1:46 pm 0

On Smells Like Teen Spirit

@kellyography I went on their website and, can I just say: I forgot how cheap teenage clothes are???

Posted on September 25, 2014 at 11:03 am 0

On Smells Like Teen Spirit

"They are so incredibly relevant," she adds. "They aren't following anyone else—they're setting the trends themselves."


Posted on September 25, 2014 at 11:02 am 0

On Weekend Round Up / Open Thread

I'm always listening to "Sound and Vision," myself.

Posted on September 19, 2014 at 4:39 pm 1

On Annotated Rainbow Brite Fan Fiction

I love everything about this and also, I am having lots of fun imagining what Bret was like.

Was he like Bret McKenzie? This would be a great FOTC episode.

Posted on September 17, 2014 at 4:35 pm 1

On Weekend Roundup

@iheartoxytocin If I ever make it out of Middle America and have disposable income, the New Yorker Festival is like, my dream.

But probably print media will be dead by then.

Posted on September 13, 2014 at 2:29 pm 0

On A Song of Spice and Fire

@mirablu It's okay! I wasn't upset or anything, just honestly bewildered. :)

I'm actually deeply uncomfortable with a lot of the Pintersty-PSL femininity (also I think I just threw up in my soul) for reasons of whiteness and class and the ideas about the good life to which they seem to subscribe or exploit or . . . something. But my problem isn't with women, I promise. But it does seem to me that surely plenty of feminine-coded things are icky, and part of the ickiness is the way they exert norms of femininity (I misspelled that the first time, and auto-correct sent it to felinity, which I didn't know was a thing, [I mean, I suppose I had the concept but not the term] but am nevertheless DELIGHTED to learn about) on women. Wow, that sentence is a mess.

I guess this is just the second coming of the Zooey Deschanel Debate, isn't it. And you're right that it is infuriating that anything coded as feminine is seen as gross ("cooties" is exactly right, except it's really like EBOLA or something). I heard thing on NPR the while ago where a group of gay men talked about gender expression and how they were becoming comfortable with their more stereotypically "feminine" aspects and I was like, GREAT! And then the piece went on to talk about how when things become okay they stop being feminine. And then I was like FUCK YOU.

Because the "feminine" things were, for example, being in touch with ones emotions. And with other people's emotions. (Though I am honestly bad at this traditional feminine skill.)

TL;DR this is complicated and people are terrible and lesbian separatism is maybe the only way to go.

Posted on September 11, 2014 at 9:58 pm 0