On Responses To "Rape Joke"

@jolie Ah. Well I saw the article linked in at least 10 other sites (most of them effusive about the poem), so I imagine that was just the tip of the iceberg.

Posted on August 1, 2013 at 5:28 pm 0

On Responses To "Rape Joke"

@Multiphasic @jolie, The number of comments from people with #246,000+ was pretty high. Lots and lots of new people all at once can be hard to manage.

Posted on August 1, 2013 at 4:57 pm 0

On Ask Polly: Give Me One Reason Why I Shouldn't Cheat On My Wife

I've never understood why LW#1s of the world feel like they can write out these awesome justifications to advice columnists, but can't articulate the same to their spouses.

You want to fuck around? Fine. TELL YOUR WIFE.

If that makes it less of a great idea, then maybe it's not such a great idea. Have an open marriage where all parties (including the women you're sleeping with) are aware of what's going on. Leave your spouse. Talk about the underlying issues and/or take some of the stress off your spouse as Polly suggests. But don't sleep around thinking that somehow this is saving your marriage.

Posted on July 10, 2013 at 6:43 pm 5

On American Cities I'd Prefer To See Get Blown Up In The Movies Instead of New York

@sigerson Absolutely.

Posted on June 18, 2013 at 2:54 pm 0

On Bear Video A Classic Example Of The Form

Sheesh. First bear video in awhile, and it's a doozy.

Posted on June 18, 2013 at 2:30 pm 0

On A Reminder To Those Of Us In Denial About The Death Of Google Reader: It's Dying

Still in denial.

Posted on June 7, 2013 at 1:43 pm 0

On Will TV's Best Actress Get The Big Fancy Award For Best TV Actressing?

I love this show so much. It is one of the only shows I don't let build up on my DVR because I want to know what happens next as soon as it airs. She is absolutely amazing.

Posted on June 4, 2013 at 11:34 am 0

On Some Days Bears Are The Only Things That Make Sense

Thanks for this. We always need more bears.

Posted on April 18, 2013 at 3:12 pm 0

On People Will Be Singing That Song From From The White Stripes "Elephant" Album Long After Elephants Themselves Are Extinct

It seemed like it was a soccer chant in Europe a few years before it crossed the pond.

Posted on April 3, 2013 at 12:26 pm 0

On How To Be A Monster: Life Lessons From Lord Byron

If you haven't, please read Tim Powers' Stress of Her Regard.
Byron, Polidori, the Shelleys are all major characters. It's quite wonderful.

I haven't picked up the follow up, which came out last year, Hide me Among the Graves, but Polidori's ghost plays a prominent role.

Posted on March 15, 2013 at 7:09 pm 1