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On Our Billionaire Philanthropists

Thank you, Maria, and thank you, The Awl.

Posted on July 8, 2012 at 3:40 pm 0

On Han Solo Mio

That is sick and wrong.

Posted on April 3, 2012 at 1:38 am 0

On 10 Things I Believed When I Was A Little Kid In Order Of How Embarrassing They Still Are When I Remember Them Today

I had the same idea about Dinah Shore.

Posted on March 24, 2012 at 3:40 am 0

On Why I Am Leaving the Muppets

Clucking brilliant!

Posted on March 23, 2012 at 2:38 pm 0

On Mental Problems Made Us Who We Are

I get so irritated when I read that kind of hack biology. Traits do not persist for the good of a species. If this is really what she said (I couldn't get access to the whole article) Penny needs to read a book about basic evolutionary theory. Traits persist because they give some advantage (in terms of surviving to reproduce) to the individual who has the trait or, perhaps, to his or her close relatives who also carry the individual's genes. Or, sometimes, a disadvantageous trait carries with it enough benefits to outweigh the disadvantages. The famous evolutionary example of this is sickle cell anemia, a serious inherited disease also known to give people with the disease a higher resistance to malaria. I don't know that kneetoe is correct about autism, but it has been suggested by some serious research on autism that it is a kind of "super maleness," and it is much less prevalent in women. I can also imagine that someone with bipolar disorder might be fun in the sack about 1/2 of the time, or that mild depression could be a self-defense mechanism.

Posted on November 8, 2011 at 2:10 am 0

On The View Through The Nolan Ryan Jowl-Cam

Can I watch the next World Series with you guys?

Posted on October 29, 2011 at 3:34 pm 0

On The Livestream Ended: How I Got Off My Computer And Onto The Street At Occupy Oakland

Thank you. This is the best, most balanced, thoughtful piece I have read about Occupy.

Posted on October 29, 2011 at 3:15 pm 1

On The Eight Truths About Weddings (That No One Ever Tells You)

Weddings are easy. Marriage is hard.

Posted on July 19, 2011 at 1:27 am 0

On Why Emma Watson Really Left Brown

Bloody brilliant.

Posted on June 10, 2011 at 1:09 am 0

On Whatta Week for the Mainstream Medias!

Sorry to be such a nitpicker, but "media" is already a plural word. "Medias" just sounds sick and wrong. Please don't say that again.

Posted on June 9, 2011 at 9:39 pm 1