I definitely work with someone who is demonstrative and outgoing...and their sneezes reflect that.
omg artisanal pocket sundial—that is where we disagree.
So the coroner is reported to have written, "...the fact that one or more of her children were born without enamel on their teeth...should have been treated by her, and by her family, as a warning."
But (human) children aren't usually born with teeth, period. What the hell was he talking about?
This is why it was so amazingly dumb for Google and AOL to mess up Gchat/AIM functionality the way they did in the name of "fixing" it.
Also, Leonardo DiCaprio's birthday is November 11. It seemed SO MEANINGFUL in high school when I learned he had the same birthday as a real-life crush of mine... See also: numerology and horoscope kits for high-school girls.
This reminds me of the "stalker theory" I came up with in college, when a lot of my friendships changed significantly, and so there were suddenly all these people I USED to be friends with who I had to come to terms with losing in some sense. When you spend an inordinate amount of time thinking about, talking about, and even writing publicly about people who you've actually once known in real life, but who perhaps you haven't been in contact with in a while, people tend to label that as "stalking" or "stalkerish behavior," even though it has almost nothing in common with actual stalking.
Wanna freak out the normals? Tell them you've been THINKING ABOUT THEM. It's a trespass to care about—or even maintain curiosity about—someone who doesn't care back.
But making it a "crush" makes it different, even if (as in the case of the Columbiners) the subject of your deliberations is a socially unacceptable mass murderer—'cause there are enough other girls doing the same thing to make a community. So you have someone you can FEEL things about, and you have people you can talk to about that. I can see where this would make some young girls very happy; it's like watching "Heathers" and crushing on a young, sociopathic Christian Slater, or watching "American Psycho" and crushing on psycho killer Christian Bale.
Well said. As they say on MetaFilter: .
It's "Maneki Neko."
@Choire Sicha@facebook Well, I bet you could find some people interested in building a sustainable, updatable commenting system for you. People who are not me, and who know how to do it, even! It's up to you whether you want that, of course, but it looks like there are already a few people interested in trying.
Noooooooo! I love having a number on here, and beyond that, I actually really like this commenting system. I'm not sure I understand how this system is "reaching the end of its natural lifespan." Think about sites like MetaFilter—it's had the same basic commenting system for more than a decade, with minor small improvements here and there, and it works just fine. Sometimes newer isn't better! What about hiring someone to update your system for some amount of money (or prestige! I would do it if I could) instead?
And yeah, Facebook commenting would pretty much count me out, since it would require me to use my real name, rather than my current username (which is my handle pretty much across the Internet). I have never used Facebook commenting and hope I never will.
Disqus, on the other hand, is OK—it's what I would choose to use, should I ever actually add commenting to my blog—but I don't think it's any better than this commenting system right here, and it has the downside of no user number.
Oh, and yeah, I don't care about sorting at all. I think that's the sort of feature that can actually lead to a lot of people missing information or misunderstanding the actual course of conversation.
I vote against changing the commenting system.