@KarenUhOh A Britanny is not a goal; it is a consequence.
"Scott's goals for 2014 include landing a Brittany and a Tori."
Dear Lord. All those minivans in the parking lot with their motors running.
Seriously. My advice is to light that dude on fire, and THEN do all the good stuff Polly said.
By LondonLee on Ruth Reichl On David Foster Wallace's "Consider The Lobster": "He Argued Over Every Edit"
I worked at The Atlantic when Wallace wrote a (terrific) feature for them about talk radio. According to our managing editor he was a sweetheart to deal with.
True: Whenever the books section reviewed something about WWII or The Holocaust (which was often), BMW pulled their ads for that issue.
By jfruh on Journalists Cowed
Probably a good place to point out that people who register/identify as politically "independent" usually vote for one party just as consistently as people who register/identify with that party.
@Clarence Rosario :
A GUIDE TO COMMENTER NUMBERS, by Gef the Talking Mongoose
0-99 : Founder, supportive / undermining friend-of-friend, mom (hi, Mom).
100-999 : "Early adopter," sucker, narcissist seeking new outlet / soapbox.
1000-3000 : Unhip trying to get hip, wallflower, always-a-bridesmaid, etc.
3000-199999 : Spambot.
200000-299999 : Burner account for category 1, nostalgia user, category 2 user who can't remember password, "twitterer," "facebooker," or some other bullshit.
999999+ : Secret category. THE MACHINES.
@Matt Buchanan If this were Kinja, this would be a double-post.
By hockeymom on How to Write
My 13 year old said "I have 5-thousand followers on Tumblr. You don't even have a Tumblr mom, so are you even a real writer?".
I definitely need to up my Harry Styles fanfic game.
By Julie the T on Matt Berry Is 40
What an absolute treasure. And that voice! I die.