I'm pretty terrific.
This is the only site on which I read the comments. So I would say, keep the comments on this site, DESTROY DESTROY DESTROY on all others, especially G**ker
@IBentMyWookie Boggle, not Boogle, you daft finnbar
With a big disclaimer that I don't know the governing law in the letter-writer's state (or indeed which state she's in), it's important to note that often men think that signing away parental rights means no child support is payable. That's not the case (where I live, anyway). So LW should keep in mind that maybe after a few months/years of paying support, the dad will seek access to the child, which means that he is back in your life, with all of the implications of same. In sum, do not count on his word re signing away his parental rights and just fucking off into the sunset. If you have this kid, there's a strong chance you'll be dealing with this guy for life (or 18-23 years at the least)
@Beagle I promise you that there is no way that this child's parents know the first thing about Ireland or even where to find it on a map. The name Finnbar, to them, is almost certainly the result of a drunken Boogle game.
@Clarence Rosario DAMN YOU FOR BEATING ME TO A "THE BOUNCERS AT FINNBAR ARE ASSHOLES"-TYPE JOKE
@shalalas Conflating a dislike of KK and her ilk with a dislike of women or of women's sexuality or expression thereof. It's the laziest form of thinking and not worthy of inclusion in a first draft of an undergrad paper, not to mention on The Awl.
@alicesherman Your last sentence is perfect. That's exactly how I feel.
I have exactly no fucks to give about Vogue as a pedestal (Blake Lively has been on their cover two times too many for Vogue to be a paragon of exclusivity). I take issue with KK being on the cover of Vogue, W, et al because she deserves exactly 0% of anyone's attention.
I know April isn't usually the time for resolutions, but if The Awl would resolve to stop publishing bullshit like "She seems really funny, and fun, and I think she knows exactly what she's doing at all times, and that often the arguments I hear people make about her are tied up in their overall feelings about women—that she's stupid, or trashy, or whatever word they prefer meaning "too sexually available"—all subtext for a grown woman who does whatever she wants, who likes her body, who spends lots of time and energy looking a certain way and is happy with what she sees in the mirror" in the new year, that would be great. Thanks!
@Choire Sicha rupaulblinking.gif