By alicesherman on Lucky Louie
Most days I am just filled with disgust for humans, but then there are dogs and the good they can bring out in people reminds me that we're all wounded things who want someone to love us unconditionally. Except the mega-rich; let's still get rid of them.
By DogfoodMilkshake on Ask Polly: My Parents Don't Want Me To Marry This Short Man And I'm Freaking Out!
@Rumpy Tattoo artist here. If this guy is not a scumbag in it for the money, he's likely one of the many artists who got into it for the craft. If he is serious, he had a grueling apprenticeship and worked for years making little to no money while honing a very difficult and specific skill set. While the only 'professional credentials' required are a license from the health department, any artist worth their salt is constantly learning and trying to improve. It takes a lifetime to learn to tattoo. I would argue that this dedication and the humbleness required to constantly re-evaluate oneself are excellent qualities to bring into a relationship. I know the communication skills, patience and ability to compromise that I have developed thanks tattooing have made me a better partner. And like tattooing, it is something I am always trying to observe objectively and improve. Just a veery specific two cents.
I have MANY FEELINGS ABOUT THIS, obviously, but I just wanted to say that there is life and love and adventure after 40. I mean, obviously, LOL. You don't drop dead at 40. Nor does your dick fall off. Honestly many of us hit our stride. Both in hotness and in other ways.
Also I do not think that I would have been marriageable at age 35 or younger. I was Not Really Worked Out Yet. Getting married late is the ideal solution to that. Anyway please do what the lady says and go LIVE LIFE and also yes tell this dude TO COME DO IT WITH YOU and when he's like "no I'm a fucking wussbag, I'd rather not have an amazing life full of love" then yes, off you go.
In summary: everything actually DOES get better, so enjoy yourself.
Right on. Watching Love Boat and Fantasy Island with my babysitter was usually the highlight of my week. But Fantasy Island could be fucking scary. It often sent me and the babysitter running from the room screaming.
@BadUncle They're certainly a cut above the rest.
"Hunter Treed, Peed"
THE OMISSION OF DALLAS IS A FREAKING CRIME
As far as I can tell, there are two kinds of people on the Internet: people who have no idea what Google Reader is, and people who are really super bummed it's shutting down.
Do most people really, like, manually type in "t-h-e-a-w-l-dot-c-o-m" and hit refresh every so often to see if there are new articles? Mind boggling. I mean no offense to people who have legitimately never used an RSS reader before, but I can't imagine keeping up with more than about three blogs without one.
if austin's a cowtown in the middle of nowhere that only recently got decent food, then by all means fuck off and do not ever come here.
I'm troubled by Clay's assumption that non-traditional students will be better served by MOOCs simply because they're cheaper. I used to work in a large tutoring center at a community college, and the more successful students there took frequent advantage of tutoring and other support services the college provided. Having regular contact with instructors (office hours, class discussion time) was also very beneficial for them. Most of the students I worked with had much poorer outcomes in online courses because those classes lacked the structure and support of a traditional class setting.
Obviously, not all community college students struggle academically. But for those who do, (and for the first generation college students and non native English speakers who make up a good portion of college students now) I fail to see how online courses are going to be helpful. As others have pointed out, they're cheaper, but what good is saving money if you fail to learn anything? Vulnerable students need more personal interaction and support in the class room, not less.