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On Cat Man Jackson Galaxy On Dead Cats, Internet Celebrity Cats And Being A Cat Freak

I thoroughly enjoyed this. I've never watched My Cat from Hell, but I would, probably. As it is, I'm going to stare in wonder at my own cat for a few minutes.

Posted on May 29, 2013 at 9:48 am 0

On 'Atlas Shrugged': Who Is John Galt's Chiropractor?

@janicek Yes, this. I read The Fountainhead right after I turned 17, and then Atlas a few months later (I didn't put it down! I finished it in three days WHEN I HAD SCHOOL!), and it was actually one of the things that made me realize I wanted to go to college and do for myself rather than just doing what my then-fiancé and parents told me to do (i.e. being barefoot, uneducated, and pregnant).

I can still read TF sometimes, but not Atlas. Like Nicole said, too many colors, oh man, and she needed an editor like we all need to breathe. And I think I can enjoy the philosophy more when it's just one guy rather than all the "makers" and the "takers" and whatall. Oh, and it made a lot of sense to me, too, that even altruism is selfish. And that's okay, I decided! Selective selfishness!

Posted on November 9, 2012 at 4:14 pm 0

On How To Make 17th-Century Delights: Curd Cakes

I am so, so making these the next time I host early modern reading group. Tonight they'll have to deal with salmon quiche. :(

Posted on October 3, 2012 at 4:59 pm 0

On Cheap, Cheerful Flowers For Your Next Party

Same concept for wedding arrangements, right? Short? Lovely? Can I really get away with not spending five million dollars at a florist?

Posted on September 10, 2011 at 9:56 am 0

On 'Pet Sematary': A Reminder That Zombie Cats Make Terrible Pets

"Had he ever met a cat? I have a cat, and I love her, but any idiot could tell you that the battle between good and evil rages between her ears every single day, and one would have to assume that exposure, however slight, to the forces of death, would tip the balance fairly decidedly towards Evil."

Truer words were never spoken.

Also, though, JOHN IRVING is, I think, much more obsessed. But I haven't read any King in a longish time. I'll have to reread this.

But more importantly, Nicole Cliffe, I want to read your thesis. Maybe *especially* because Marjorie Garber hated it?

Posted on August 11, 2011 at 10:32 am 2

On The Secret to Not Wearing Socks with Shoes

@BadUncle foot panties! i love it! i will use it! (and my foot panties will show all the time, too, @jolie...but it's better than blisters.)

Posted on July 26, 2011 at 5:38 pm 0

On Why Emma Watson Really Left Brown

I love you so much for this right now. I mean that in the most academic way possible. You don't even know.

Posted on June 8, 2011 at 3:34 pm 2