By Lyssachelle on Friday Open Thread

@Briar Can I recommend Hal Sparks? I found his "Charmageddon" ridiculously funny and I developed a crush on him, even after wanting to punch him on Queer As Folk. (But this is his only stand-up I've heard, so someone let me know if that's not true...)

And there's always pretty much any Eddie Izzard, super smart and hilarious. And stylish,of course, as he IS an Executive Transvestite.

Posted on October 19, 2012 at 4:52 pm 6

By Decca on Friday Open Thread

Last week I was complaining about feeling like I'd no friends in this new city. Well! This week I joined a queer theory reading group full of fun, smart and chatty people, went to the pub with a different group of equally fun people, I'm about to leave to go to a party now, and tomorrow I'm going on a countryside ramble with a girl I went on an OKC friend-date with and all her friends. Success!

Posted on October 19, 2012 at 4:31 pm 9

By Jane Err on Friday Open Thread

@JadedStone Werewolf Barmitzvah by Tracy Jordan, even though I only know the one part because I'm pretty sure that's all that exists. BUT, this is where the best music site ever comes in handy:


Posted on October 19, 2012 at 4:18 pm 2

By stonefruit on Friday Open Thread

@JessAndNo I recently learned that when people with allergies have those dark circles under their eyes, doctors call them "allergy shiners."

Allergy shiners!

Posted on October 19, 2012 at 4:14 pm 2

By leonstj on "Let’s enjoy a cookie."

@Reginal T. Squirge - Why does something tell me that this is anti-Billy Joel?

I'm aware of the fact that nobody thinks he's good. But I love Billy Joel. And not in a Chuck Klosterman, "oh, glass houses has a lot of songs nobody knows which are awesome," kind of way. I unironically legit love the shit out of mainstream, cheesy, stupid Billy Joel songs. Well, I hate "We Didn't Start the Fire". But "Movin' Out"? "She's Always A Woman"? "Just The Way You Are"? I love them.

I love corny stupid shit. It is the best. The first time I had a crush on some girl in middle school I learned to play Elton John's "Your Song" on the piano, because I have been absurdly corny my entire life. And I slay parties when I DJ, because deep down inside, so is everyone else - most people won't admit it though.

Posted on October 19, 2012 at 2:45 pm 4

By Nicole Cliffe on Stay-at-Home Dads and the Confrontation-Averse

My dad stayed home with my brother and I, and people gave him such shit. But he would just roll his eyes at them and continue to change us / buy groceries / push swings / put on hats like a boss.

Posted on October 19, 2012 at 2:33 pm 32

By anachronistique on "Let’s enjoy a cookie."

@Decca Electronic binders full of women.

Posted on October 19, 2012 at 12:54 pm 37

By Decca on Friday Open Thread

@Decca Oh, and I also started 50 Shades of Grey for my bookclub, and having quite a fun time writing "lol" and "nope" in the margins.

Posted on July 20, 2012 at 3:52 pm 5

By Decca on Friday Open Thread

We held our first Dublin Pin-Up and it wasn't awkward or weird at all!

Posted on July 20, 2012 at 3:26 pm 4

By Nicole Cliffe on Spoiler-Free Meditations on Last Night's The Newsroom

Better than present-day Family Guy. Not better than the Family Guy where they tour the brewery. Never better than 30 Rock.

Posted on July 2, 2012 at 12:00 pm 13