Hi, you! I'm the editor and publisher of Engine Books, a little fiction press that I started in 2011, and co-editor of Freight Stories, an online fiction journal. And I write. And teach freshman comp. Etc. Like a lot of us? Anyway, live in Indianapolis, married to another writer/editor, eat like the Midwesterner I am (lots; indiscriminately), garden, and now get weird sun-spots on my face instead of the cute freckles I used to have because I am almost 40.
@OhMyGoshYouGuys I could be remembering wrong, but I don't think the woman ever speaks in that one. (I'm not about to watch it again to be sure.)
@Onymous Jeff Goldblum's voice is ridiculously appealing, too.
God, yes. Their commercials are all dreadful, but this one is the worst.
I once had a co-worker whose legendarily large dick had gotten him nicknamed Horse Cock. He always seemed kind of sad about it, though somehow all the other dudes at work thought it was really funny.
Well, the Manic Monday gal's actual main problem is "it doesn't matter that I have to feed the both of us, employment's down," but otherwise, yes all of this.
@stonefruit 2nd degree doesn't mean accidentally, it means non-premeditated. If they bought the accident line, the charge would be something manslaughter-ish. There has to be evidence of planning more than a couple of minutes ahead to charge with 1st degree murder in many (most? all?) states.
@aphrabean I am in the Midwest, and though he's never made his own, my husband likes to cook with tempeh. C'mon over. I'm sure he'd be happy to try making it with you, too.
@california honey More quarries than waterholes, but sure, why not.
@likearollingpin Terry Gross is always like that. She drives me insane. Our household favorite was when she interviewed Anna Pacquin and asked her about 12 times whether, when she was in The Piano as a little girl, she got to see Harvey Keitel's cock.
On "The truth is, the ten or twenty minutes I was somebody’s mother were black magic": Ariel Levy's "Thanksgiving in Mongolia"
@dontannoyme We're not living the experience in the moment with her. We're reading a carefully crafted reflection on the experience, one that, through most of the text, goes to great lengths of care in its language choices. That she thought this was okay to include is...not okay.
And to call other commenters naive when your comment doesn't reflect an awareness of the crafted and edited nature of the article (a particularly naive approach to the reading experience) is also not okay.