By mllemargaret on Please Welcome Haley Mlotek

Petty enthusiasms!!!! Yes, please! That is what brought me to the Hairpin lo those many moons ago. And I hope Haley's work at WORN means there might be a little more fashion content around these parts. Excited to see what the future holds for the Hairpin!

Posted on August 15, 2014 at 12:34 pm 3

By PennyCentury on A Playlist of All the Music We've Posted in 2014 So Far

yaaaaay thank you jia thank you hairpin and THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT I NEED THIS WEEK.

That Jessie Ware song tho.

Posted on July 14, 2014 at 1:58 pm 1

By ohwhistle on 42

"Oh, I just looked you up on Wikipedia and I see that you’re 55. Oh, yeah! That is such a hot age. It’s like, you’re still alive, but only for about 30 more years."

Fucking genius.

Posted on July 11, 2014 at 9:28 am 1

By Jia Tolentino on 42

@mystique Sarah Miller is actually 17, she's lying for this piece because she wants us to think she's hot

Posted on July 10, 2014 at 10:26 pm 2

By PennyCentury on 10 Famous Quotes Recast For the Beyoncé-Solange Situation

@Don'tcallmeJenny no, yo, its pretty much that the 'Pin is the only place I could stand to read about this because its a surveillance video, from TMZ, and all of it is just exhausting and I'm waiting for the more racist undertones and this is the only way I'm gonna deal with it. Nobody's mocking that people are violent towards other people, I think this is more about the other gazes and how seriously everyone is taking this.

But it is a Tuesday, so, you know, slow day on ye webs. I'll stay out of your discussion.

Posted on May 13, 2014 at 1:04 pm 2

By PennyCentury on 10 Famous Quotes Recast For the Beyoncé-Solange Situation

@Don'tcallmeJenny I'm pretty sure if someone had done something on some website that isn't this one even though this is originalish content about Reed Richards and Johnny Storm something something something. Adjective.

Posted on May 13, 2014 at 12:38 pm 2

By adorable-eggplant on The Stupid Trendy Cocktail Bar Name Generator

I got "Wool & Wanker" and am committed to never drinking anywhere else again.

ETA: Unless it's at the "Rum & Stirrup" hahaaaa.

ETTAAAA: "Clown & Farthing" lol it's like Crown. I'm almost done.

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 1:59 pm 1

By JLA on You Are Not a Descendant

@Apocalypstick You should talk to the British.

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 9:23 pm 1

By or Elsa! on A Curated Selection of Wonderfully Gruesome Sentences from Wikipedia

I was about to go on my rant about how I wish Wikipedia offered an option to turn off images by default, then I stopped and thought "Huh… are you sure they don't? Did you ever check?" AND THEY TOTALLY DO, so I'm going to do that.

This will be so helpful, not just because I don't need to see botfly ravages or necrotizing fasciitis when I hit "random entry" but also because one of my long-term writing projects requires me to research a thing about which I am phobic, and now I'll be able to read about it without also implanting images into my imagination.

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 4:29 pm 1

By ohfiddlefaddle on You Are Not a Descendant

@Apocalypstick Well, first off, that's a rude comment to write on this woman's personal essay, and I hardly think the majority of Americans are obsessed with ancestry.

But secondly: Our country is comparatively new. We're a nation of immigrants, and unlike much of Europe, we don't have many 400-year-old houses in the countryside or ancient ruins in the middle of the city, so links to the past are a bit more exciting for us than they might be to someone living in a nation that's existed for a thousand years or so. It's an identity thing. If your family's been in the same place for a couple hundred years, it might not be thrilling to learn your great great grandma once lived three towns over, but for many Americans that's not the case. Our grandfathers or great-great grandfathers immigrated here in the last hundred or two hundred years, and we want to know where and why and what their stories were. It's nice to know your roots.

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 2:55 pm 2