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On Yuck, "Southern Skies"

Thank you so much for this. It is exactly what I needed.

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 1:17 pm 0

On Ask Polly: I'm a Drunk And No One Likes Me!

The first letter was heartbreaking and all-too-relatable. Polly's advice is spot-on. I hope things get better soon, Can't Stop.

Posted on August 7, 2013 at 1:58 pm 0

On The Olds Don't Know Where Facebook Is

Your mom is right.

Posted on August 6, 2013 at 1:23 pm 0

On Porn Star Problems

This was beautiful; thank you.

Posted on July 2, 2013 at 2:22 pm 0

On Boards of Canada, "Reach for the Dead"

@Sister Administrator Seventy-ten

Posted on May 24, 2013 at 11:46 am 0

On Boards of Canada, "Reach for the Dead"

@Danzig! It's still there.

Posted on May 24, 2013 at 11:45 am 1

On How To Get Your Readers To Write Your Newspaper For You

This was a poignant thing to read. It reminded me a little of my days at a small-town newspaper in the late 90s in my hometown—which happens to be Grinnell, IA, home of Hayes' alma mater. At that point we still used film cameras and laid out issues by hand, so most of my shifts were spent in the darkroom or in front of the wax-glue machine we used to assemble layouts.

My boss and mentor there also died a few years ago, but he was a genius. Also a chain-smoker. Also an alum of Grinnell College.

Posted on March 25, 2013 at 2:33 pm 1

On In My Day Naughtiness Was Harshly Penalized

When I was nine I was rooting around in my parents' bedroom closet a few weeks before Christmas, looking for my presents, and I found the complete Voltron (this was in 1985), and my mom caught me in the act and told me she was going to return all my presents to the store, and I was distraught, but when Christmas came I still got all my presents, including the Voltron, and I was the happiest boy in the world.

Posted on November 27, 2012 at 11:31 pm 0

On A Handy Test for Reddit Users: Are You on the Internet Right Now?

My students who talk shit about my class on Twitter apparently don't think they're on the Internet.

Posted on October 11, 2012 at 2:06 pm 0

On A Conversation With D.T. Max About His New David Foster Wallace Biography

This is wonderful. I look forward to reading this book with equal parts excitement and dread. I still miss him so much.

Posted on August 30, 2012 at 1:19 pm 0