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By taco doomsday on Relation Ships

I don't know you guys, I just don't get Relation Ships.

Posted on June 30, 2013 at 5:00 pm 1

By antarcticastartshere on Relation Ships

@vonrouge Relationshapes never forget.

Posted on June 28, 2013 at 12:39 pm 4

By [sic] on Relation Ships

@Patrick M I call Relation Chips.

"Sweet Southern Heat Barbecue Flavored Potato Chips": this one sounds like a keeper.

Posted on June 28, 2013 at 11:36 am 6

By Bette: Sparkles for Everyone on The Marriage Pie

What's the acceptable percentage for 'trolling all my social networks with smug updates'? (My married pals haven't done this, but by God I would.)

Posted on June 28, 2013 at 9:20 am 1

By Gwdihw on Everything I Know About Fertility I Learned From the Year 1670

This blew my mind off. Wow.

Posted on June 20, 2013 at 2:09 pm 2

By Judith Slutler on Chicks Doing Chick Stories

@harebell The issue of ghettoization is so tough, because if I was going to try and get a job in magazine writing, I'd definitely think "ARGH not Cosmopolitan, I don't want to spend my time writing about $45 lipstick and writing quizzes about 'Is your period making your man nervous?' or whatever." If that kind of magazine seems incompatible with a "serious" writing career, women won't be pushing to get jobs there in the assumption it'd be a great place to do innovative and informative work. But, of course, those kind of assumptions have a lot to do with internalized sexism too.

I guess that The Hairpin is one place that gives me hope for amazing women's media. It's pretty astonishing how much my opinions about humor and humor by women have been changed by the stuff on this site, just for example.

Posted on June 17, 2013 at 11:03 am 13

By par_parenthese on "What" a Note to Follow "So": Why I Am the Baroness

@City_Dater A flibbertigibbet, a will-o-the-wisp, a clown, you might say?

Posted on June 4, 2013 at 5:22 pm 15

By BoozinSusan on Reading Between the Texts: Is THIS Flirting?

@par_parenthese Seriously, I am at an age (late 20s) where everyone awesome seems to have a girlfriend. I usually find it out by Facebook stalking them after we meet (charmingly...) which is rather labor-intensive and always disappointing.

Recently, though, a hot Italian dude was flirting with me all night, and when I looked him up on FB later his profile name was literally "Alessio Giulia's Husband" with a profile pic of her kissing him. Since he shaved a good 15 minutes off my internet stalking, and his profile appears to have been created BY HIS FIANCEE TO WARD OFF POTENTIALLY INTERESTED FEMALES, I couldn't help having a good laugh. Modern life!

Posted on May 29, 2013 at 3:20 pm 16

By par_parenthese on Reading Between the Texts: Is THIS Flirting?

@Hopeyglass Seriously, there should be some kind of karmic cash payback for spending an entire evening playing with your hair, laughing with your head thrown back, and toying fake-shyly with your drink at a dude only to have your friend say, as you leave the party, "Oh, Seth? Yeah, he's great! I ran into him and his girlfriend at Whole Foods yesterday; she's so pretty."


Posted on May 29, 2013 at 3:02 pm 21

By chrysopoeia on Today In Bleak Reads

Can Mara Wilson come write for the Hairpin, please?

Posted on May 29, 2013 at 11:56 am 24