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On When a Hot Cop Pulls You Over

One time a cop was arresting a passed out crackhead next door to my house and as I was walking by I noticed that it was the hottest cop I've ever seen. He looked like Ben McKenzie in Southland except even hotter. I not only walked by a second time to get another look at him, but my brain briefly considered what options I might have to make him stop arresting the crackhead and arrest me instead so I could at least sit in his car for a while. Thankfully (?) I didn't do anything.

Posted on July 14, 2014 at 2:18 pm 0

On That Big Study About How the Student Debt Nightmare Is in Your Head? It's Garbage

@Maura Johnston I don't think taking liberties with numbers in order to present "a new study" as some revealing counter-intuitive/contrarian new fact that will blow everyone's minds is anything new at all. I mean, Malcolm Gladwell? I guess I don't believe in 'data journalism' as being a thing.

Posted on June 24, 2014 at 11:09 am 0

On How Not to Let Your Small Child Pee in a Public Park

My favorite Bananas Gorilla story is the one where Bananas Gorilla commits suicide in prison after struggling with heroin addiction

Posted on June 9, 2014 at 1:34 pm 3

On The Second Closet

I saw Choire's link to this article on twitter and I was going to tweet @ him about it but when I got to this quote my mind erased

Posted on May 8, 2014 at 11:28 am 1

On New York Politicians Nervously Try Weed

Good informative post, thanks. For some reason I thought the medical marijuana thing in NY had totally died. I find it irritating that Cuomo is pretending this is some big move. As I recall he wasn't just openly against it, he was vehemently against it. Cuomo gonna Cuomo I guess.

Smoking weed did nothing to help my Ulcerative Colitis unfortunately.

Posted on May 1, 2014 at 10:56 am 0

On Grossness Decried

God forbid someone build additional housing! NIMBY!

Posted on November 20, 2013 at 12:11 pm 0

On A #WhiteBoyWednesday FAQ

I'm glad I'm not the only white boy who likes #WhiteBoyWednesday! I offer a hearty handshake to #TeamBlackGirls for their innovation!

Posted on October 23, 2013 at 3:24 pm 0

On Every Teen Should Have Their Phone Taken Away RIGHT NOW, SERIOUSLY, NOW

I always feel strange about this stuff because sometimes it seems hard to believe that youtube and facebook etc. didn't exist until several years after I graduated from college (let alone fucking Grindr, Tinder etc.) and yet I was still all over AIM, ICQ, IRC, playing online games and general being Up To No Good on the internet in high school. I don't regret that but it's unsettling to think that you were helping to pioneer the primitive forms of something that would eventually become Really Complicated and Potentially Harmful. I think the main difference is that it's much easier to just be a geek online doing possibly troubling things on the internet than when it started to intersect in major ways with people's real life peers and relationships.

Posted on September 27, 2013 at 10:38 am 1

On Poor Hank Paulson: Things Are Actually Worse Now Than Five Years Ago!

@Astigmatism "while attractive in a surface-level Matt Taibbi-sort of way" funny!

Posted on September 12, 2013 at 9:36 am 0

On Just Give Reddit A Few More Decades, They'll Crack This Boston Thing Yet

@hershmire In times of distress, confusion and fear, some people want to feel needed, so they engage in racism, unhelpful speculation, and rumor mongering!

Posted on April 17, 2013 at 10:37 am 7