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BadUncle

BadUncle

Hello. I love you. Won't you tell me your name?

On Remember Skywriting?

Frankly, I think this is Balk's roundabout way of selling advertising to cover the moon:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeKH-N3mh0w

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 8:51 pm 0

On The Great Debeardening

It will only well-and-truly swing back when men have their necks waxed.

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 10:48 am 0

On Why Do People Do It In The Women's Room?

Who doesn't dream of a Union Hall blumpkin?

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 10:47 am 1

On Why Do People Do It In The Women's Room?

@jolie "Cleaner?" Please. Not when women play hovercraft over toilet seats.

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 10:44 am 1

On Dark Times For Dark Lord

@jolie Picture my response in animated gif format.

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 3:57 pm 0

On Let's Briefly Mention That Unpleasant Thing That Happens Today

I'm in a post-check-writing stupor that I hope to replace with one made of liquor.

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 8:49 pm 0

On Small Awl Old

Say "no" to see-say.

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 8:42 pm 0

On The End Of Comments

@jolie I have to agree about critical responses to articles. I've been guilty of it, though I try to remember to not be an asshole. Maybe all commenting dialogue boxes should have mouse type saying "Don't be that jerk."

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 11:03 am 1

On The End Of Comments

I started commenting years ago on Gawker and a couple of its sister pubs. At the time, it seemed to offer the same opportunity for clever banter and occasional insight one used to find on the pre-Web Intertubes, while also mutating normal civility by the same false intimacy. Worse, anonymity with a democratic medium gives a megaphone to every crank in a crowd. When Gawker's readership floodgates burst, standards for wit eroded. I think the lesson here is you don't have to flog traffic by lowering the bar to entry for the commentariat.

These days, about the only commenting in which I participate (reading or writing), is on Awl pubs and IO9. And also Etsy, because, you know, doilies.

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 10:59 am 4