On "Her": This Movie Makes No Sense

Yeah, I don't think we're supposed to believe his writing is good. And their relationship is supposed to cause us to question their relationship. It's also not meant to be believable or real, although it is at points and that is meant to make us question our judgement and the judgement of love. The movie's an allegory about love and relationships and communication and solipsism, not a love story.

Posted on January 13, 2014 at 4:28 pm 2

On Gay Dads, Gucci Bags, New York Slags

With respect to parenting, men and women are on the same biological clock, the one that ends with being too old to be a parent before your kids are old enough to be adults. I agree with @BadUncle that there is some reason for men not to make babies after a certain age, but my annoyance with this sentence is more that parenting isn't the same as baby making. Just ask an adoptive parent.

Posted on December 10, 2013 at 9:05 am 1

On Superchunk, "Void"

I have actually felt exactly that way in exactly that erm ... space? Club? What are the kids calling this shit these days?

Posted on November 29, 2013 at 3:05 pm 0

On Ask Polly: If I Dump My Needy Girlfriend, I'm Afraid I'll Ruin Her Life!

27 year old boys totally seems like Polly's demo, no?

Posted on November 29, 2013 at 10:40 am 1


Which you can still do in plenty of places (hello Chinatown) with much better food. I never understood the popularity of That Hat other than the insideryness of knowing to call it that rather than it's actual name.

Posted on November 4, 2013 at 1:05 pm 0

On Fries, In Order

Curly fries are the effing worst. Why do people like curly fries? They ruin french fries. Total bullshit.

Posted on September 25, 2013 at 7:17 pm 0

On Ask Polly: I Feel Bitter About All Of My Exes And I Can't Get Over It!

@sunnyciegos YES. I have sooooo been LW1, but I have also cried in bed at night WITH SOMEONE I AM SUPPOSED TO LOVE SLEEPING NEXT TO ME. Which is way way worse that crying 'cause no one is there.

Posted on August 28, 2013 at 7:56 pm 1

On Ask Polly: My Great Job At A Top International News Publication Sucks Ass!

@Titania Yes, agreed. First jobs feel like you've left the temple of higher learning to become a robot servant. But you're actually learning valuable skills and when you master those, you get to use the higher learning skills again. I remember feeling like I was above a lot of stuff in my first few jobs out of college; but looking back I realize I could have gotten so much more out of them if I'd approached the littlest things with more humility. Hard to hear when you're in it, but from the future it seems really clear.

Posted on August 15, 2013 at 3:30 pm 0

On Ask Polly: My Great Job At A Top International News Publication Sucks Ass!

@Swansen I dunno. Without being condescending at all, I'm interested in how old you are. I had all the same feelings as the letter writer when I was in my 20s. I'm in my 30s now, and in a job that makes me really happy. The same job would not have made me happy in my 20s, even if I had been qualified for it. I've been freelance, flexible, had all sorts of jobs. It just turns out that at this point in my life I love having a full time job: the structure, the security, the regular pay. I don't have or want a lot of money, a mcmansion, or a fancy car, but stability sure is nice at this point in my life. And even with a 9-5 I have alone time, a garden, I surf and rock climb, I love my friends and my time in the sun. And I found that when I asked 'what am I doing with my life' I wanted the answer to be all the things I'm doing now, not a big fight against what I don't really see as a contemporary paradigm so much as the human condition. Life is short, and while in my 20s sitting in an office felt like wasting it, in my 30s frittering away time that I could be using to establish a career on which to build the rest of my life feels like wasting it. I don't wake up and think 'well, this ok', or 'I'm miserable, but what else can I do'. I'm actually totally entirely happy and psyched about my life, thanks.

Posted on August 15, 2013 at 3:26 pm 0

On The World Of Bear Rub Videos Will Never Be The Same After This Ursine Friction Cinematic Masterpiece

That moose smells the tree is all 'oh shit, run dude, run!'

Posted on July 30, 2013 at 11:33 am 0