Istanbul-based mongol seeking horde for mass pillaging.

By KarenUhOh on Who Reads 'Mein Kampf'?

I have these people, nearer at hand than you'd ever want, in my family. Gun lovers. Hyperkinetic Christians for whom the Constitution is the True Scripture. They hate Jews but love Israel. "Obama" is a vile epithet; Bush was a pantywaist beholden to his Daddy. Afraid to Act.

They're folks who are after everyone five feet beyond the perimeter of their property's barbed-wire fence. "Property," by the way, is forever being taken from them, and the altar of the unrealized at which they kneel.

Hitler fascinates them. He was a nasty man, but brimming with Ideas. If you scrunched up your eyes and didn't think too hard about it you would see, how he could be One of Us.

He did Bad Things, but he had his reasons.

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 2:32 pm 3

By BadUncle on The Pedophiles Who Didn't Want to Hurt Children

@frannpak It seems abundantly clear Choire treated Luke's work with respect and solemnity. But most of this article was about the craft of journalism-in-dangerous-terrain. And journo-to-journo meta-conversations about the work don't need to be approached with kid gloves.

Posted on August 11, 2014 at 2:09 pm 4

By BadUncle on The Pedophiles Who Didn't Want to Hurt Children

@Jen@twitter You must be new here.

Posted on August 11, 2014 at 1:32 pm 5

By HelloTheFuture on Seriously, Fuck You, "Kindle Unlimited"

If Amazon were to offer a paid service that was 1. fair to writers and 2. let me borrow new, popular titles without waiting in a hold queue with 120 other library patrons, I would be on it SO FAST.

But Amazon Unlimited's selection is pretty abysmal. There are gobs of public domain novels available, as well as a lot of bottom of the barrel books that nobody was jumping to pay a monthly fee to read.

If Amazon Unlimited were to truly work, I would like to read "An Untamed State" right now and I would like to read "The Magician's Land" on August 5 when it releases AND I would like the authors to be compensated fairly.

I'd be willing to pay $25 or more a month for that.

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 12:06 pm 2

By BeenThereDoneThat on Ask Polly: You Are Not Uniquely Fucked

@THECLEANSER I agree with recent letters sounded very similar and yes it would be great to see more questions addressing the varied aspect of the human experience. I took no offense in your language since have definately felt broken and very depressed and sometimes revisit these but I am not there now and it's been over a decade sooo Once in a while it would be great to see a letter about a 40 something single mother trying to get laid by a non-tepid motherfuckers, just kidding.

Posted on July 16, 2014 at 10:09 pm 2

By KarenUhOh on To Karl Ove Knausgård, Re: Your Tortured Feelings for the Gays

Life is complicated. Troubles, triumphs and tedium. Catharsis and catastrophe. A couple of epiphanies. Three, if you're lucky.

There. Didn't take six volumes, after all.

Posted on July 11, 2014 at 11:35 am 2

By Mr. B on 'I Want You,' In Order of How Badly You Are Really Wanted

Oh my god, this makes me realize how listicle-without-commentary-deprived I've been.

Posted on June 25, 2014 at 4:08 pm 2

By Subway Suicide@twitter on The Problem of Coolness, Solved

This website used to be cool.

Posted on June 16, 2014 at 12:28 pm 3

By Gef the Talking Mongoose on The Problem of Coolness, Solved

Alt-texts were cool.

Posted on June 16, 2014 at 10:47 am 3

By abd5a171a8000000 on How Not to Let Your Small Child Pee in a Public Park

I think the real problem here is people are having children in New York. Can we address it from that angle?

Posted on June 10, 2014 at 11:26 am 4