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On "Exaugural" Gowns, For Some

It's like being on the cover of Madden.

Posted on January 8, 2013 at 6:10 pm 2

On How Do We Even Know That Children Are Real?

@mlle.gateau They wouldn't have to go to very great lengths, just copy the made-up references and add additional made-up page references. I've seen lots of students do this.

Posted on January 8, 2013 at 3:24 pm 0

On Considering Criticism, Impostor Syndrome, and Married-People Ethics

LW1: I'm a lot like you in terms of taking criticism. What I've decided to do is to let myself off the hook for feeling defensive. I have rituals that I use, for example, when I get feedback on articles sent off for peer review (it's amazing how nasty some of it sounds even when the overall judgment is positive). I let myself feel the anger and the sadness, and then I set out to use the feedback. It is OK to feel upset, as long as you don't let the feelings control you.

Posted on November 14, 2012 at 12:35 pm 2

On An Interview With Jessica Valenti

I don't really understand how you can talk about anti-vaxxers without talking about ableism, given how much of that movement is driven by fear of and hatred for autism and autistics.

Posted on September 20, 2012 at 12:24 pm 17

On Mount Defiance at Starvation Ridge

Sure hope your 911 calls didn't increase response time for anyone with a life-threatening emergency. Cute story, I guess.

Posted on September 18, 2012 at 5:01 pm 4

On The Many Qualities of the New Robot Tentacle

Robot tentacle is loving enough to make you forget all about him.

Posted on September 12, 2012 at 2:12 pm 2

On "Hey 13B, what're u doin 4 the next 6 hours?"

@questingbeast Exactly! I was thinking, "If a stranger texted me, I'd freak out. I've seen Red Eye!"

Posted on September 5, 2012 at 5:49 pm 1

On Don't Forget to Not Go in the Swimming Pool

When I was a lifeguard, we used to refer to poo in the pool as brown trout and vomit as brown algae. For all your sakes, I won't rehash the worst AFR incident other than to say that I couldn't stomach corn for several years after.

Posted on August 22, 2012 at 12:20 pm 2

On Things We Know for Sure About Marilyn Monroe

She only married Samuel Beckett because she couldn't marry James Joyce. Also, she was super jealous of Lucia Joyce. Very disturbing.

Posted on August 17, 2012 at 12:23 pm 2

On "Try reading 25 pages a day, out loud, in your best bad Irish accent."

@iknowright Your Finnegans Wake group got through ten pages in two hours? I'm impressed. Mine was lucky to get through half that. Of course, we were doing Night Lessons . . .

Posted on August 9, 2012 at 2:51 pm 0