ugh lol mte tbh

On Unofficial Official Hairpin 3.0 Book Club: The Pillow Book

AHHH THIS IS PERFECT. I'm "currently" reading a Japanese version of this (the kind that has the original olde Japanese with a "modern" translation above it) and it is SO HARD and I can hardly ever get myself to open it. Like I'm talking 10 pages a week in a *good* week (hence the scare quotes around "currently"). Now I have a deadline to force myself through it! Thank you, Hairpin Book Club!

Posted on December 12, 2014 at 2:11 pm 0

On Famous People It Took Me Way Too Long To Realize Are Not the Same Person

Val Kilmer, Van Wilder, and Wilmer Valderrama. One of them ISN'T EVEN A REAL PERSON

Posted on November 24, 2014 at 3:56 pm 0

On How We Eat

You're so right, natto IS a delicious meal for any time of the day. I should know, as I love natto more than most of the things in this world. In dismissing it as a "putrid goop" NYT joins the millions of people worldwide to whom I say "oh, you don't like natto? How special for you, what a unique opinion, now give me all your natto and I will eat it."

Posted on October 9, 2014 at 5:31 pm 0

On On Radical Feminism vs Letting a Trans Person Be

@Jia Tolentino it's because trans women are sex perverts who are turned on by the notion of having lady-parts!!! It's not about female identity, it's about erotic compulsion!!!! (A lot of things in this article made me gag but that one was the WORST.)

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 4:45 pm 0

On Can You Patent a Tank Top?

Wasn't the former CEO (aside from being a weirdo and a racist) one of those free-market Ayn-Rand-reading types? Gee, what could be more free market than trying to legally stop other people from making and selling things that you also make and sell?

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 3:56 pm 2

On It Was Always Only a Matter of Time Until Sam Smith Covered "How Will I Know"

@I AM DIAPHENA That makes me understand the lyric change less. Is that rude?

Posted on June 20, 2014 at 3:32 pm 0

On It Was Always Only a Matter of Time Until Sam Smith Covered "How Will I Know"

What is this lazy, not-nearly-as-good-as-the-original cover tbqh? Morose piano is no substitute for funky drum machine beats, capricious like the feelings of new and possibly-requited love. Also, starting the song with "oh it's you I know" (which LOL) instead of the original "there's this boy..." gives me major "no homo" vibes.

Posted on June 20, 2014 at 2:45 pm 0

On The Unlikely Ultimate Insider


Posted on June 5, 2014 at 1:32 pm 1

On A Japanese Astronaut Says Goodbye to His Robot Space Companion

@I AM DIAPHENA Sometimes, yes! But usually it's because CNN is all "oh, this person looks Asian, nobody will understand any of what they're saying unless we read it in an OTT, stereotypical YU WAN CHIKEN? type accent."

Posted on May 14, 2014 at 1:13 pm 1

On A Japanese Astronaut Says Goodbye to His Robot Space Companion

This is so sweet!

Off-topic-ish, I am so stoked that the English voiceover for the Japanese robot technician doesn't have, like, an "ethnic" accent. I notice that business on American news media all the time and it drives me right up the fuckin' wall. You stay not-racist, BBC!

Posted on May 14, 2014 at 10:10 am 0