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On Ask Polly: I Can't Get Over This Crush

I really like this advice column. I like that it takes on longish questions and gives longish answers. Smart, funny, not too judgemental nor too enabling. Yay!

Posted on October 4, 2012 at 4:50 pm 1

On Long Live The Working-Class Hunk

Love this. Love Renner, Han Solo, all of em.
One thing to note:
Some of Wall Street codery types ARE working class heroes gone awry. May this ties in Rachel@twitter's point. Cosmopolis was all about the dude's alienation from his working class roots (or something-- who honestly knows what that was about). Another example is Bud Fox from the original Wall Street. Actually, a lot of IRL programmers are more "working joe" than "master of the universe." In the early days, many learned how to do it in the military. Programming, after all is, *is* a kind of labor. It's building things. But that's a topic for another PhD dissertation... All I'm saying is, BRING ON CYBERPUNK RENNER!

Posted on August 26, 2012 at 4:06 pm 0

On Is Madonna Eating Our Young? A Post-Halftime Discussion

Sorry, but I have to object to the Jennifer Hudson reference. That woman is the only person I ever want to hear sing the Star Spangled Banner. She has more talent than *anyone* who was up on that halftime stage and certainly deserves to be protected from body‐ and, um, murder‐snark. And on the latter bit, wtf is wrong with you? Seriously. Disgusting.

Posted on February 7, 2012 at 12:39 am 0