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On A Poem By Patricia Lockwood

I could never write such a thing publicly, due largely to many of the comments I've seen on here. It would just devastate me (and then I'd be further criticized for being devastated.) But thank you for sharing it with those people who need to read it, and I wish you peace and joy.

Posted on July 26, 2013 at 12:10 am 2

On A Poem By Patricia Lockwood

@Rellikdog I think one should at least consider the impact of their comments. And also observe the commenting standards and group norms of the website that they are visiting.

Posted on July 26, 2013 at 12:09 am 5

On Girl Powder: A Cultural History Of Love's Baby Soft

Wait, mine wasn't lavender, it was jasmine. Yeah.

Posted on March 6, 2013 at 2:51 pm 0

On Girl Powder: A Cultural History Of Love's Baby Soft

Posted on March 6, 2013 at 2:49 pm 0

On Girl Powder: A Cultural History Of Love's Baby Soft

@notpollyanna I had a set of 5 that I got around 1997. Baby Soft, Lemon, Lavender, Rain, and Vanilla. I also had a big aerosol spray of the vanilla one. I found them recently and sold them in a garage sale. A woman in her 40s bought them.

Posted on March 6, 2013 at 2:36 pm 0

On How "Baby It's Cold Outside" Became America's Secular Christmas Anthem, Despite People Claiming It's About Date Rape

@theotherginger I always love it when you comment after me, because I'm a ginger, and you're theotherginger. I've probably mentioned this before.

Posted on December 26, 2012 at 1:47 am 0

On How "Baby It's Cold Outside" Became America's Secular Christmas Anthem, Despite People Claiming It's About Date Rape

This article helped redeem the song a little for me, although I can't explain why. Perhaps because it inspired jihad at a sexy church dance?

At my retail job, I hear at least 3 versions every day, so any cleverness it may have once had has long worn off for me. I see the ambiguity, but I can't shake that date-rapey feeling. A few weeks ago, I got to wondering if ANYONE ELSE felt that way, and a Google search showed me it was a well-tred topic. I can see why people like it, I guess, but I don't get why it's SO popular. I'll take "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" over it any day.

Also, Frank Loesser wrote the songs and lyrics from "Guys and Dolls", among other things.

Posted on December 21, 2012 at 6:57 pm 0

On Conservatives Bravely Blame Everything, Especially Romney, For Romney's Loss

@oudemia How's the Legacy Lunatic taking it today?

Posted on November 7, 2012 at 5:17 pm 0

On In California, the Winners Aren't Apologizing To God For Being Liberal

@deepomega Yeah, this post lost me with that first sentence. Did Mr. Layne and I watch the same speech?

Posted on November 7, 2012 at 5:04 pm 1