commented on What It's Like to Be a Woman in the Writing Industry
I haven't read her books and now I know I don't need to. How can so much of someone's brain be taken up with the attendant trivia of "being a writer?" Your MFA program, the other MFA students and teachers you know, the other Granta suck-ups you know, your writers' block ... that shit is deeply not interesting. At all.
commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Gone Camping
dtmfa. not even close. he interpreted "making out" to mean "fucking," then he interpreted "no" to mean "yes," then he blamed you for being upset over it? sounds like a boundary-pushing douche.
commented on Feds: No Need For ENDA—Workplace Discrimination Against LGBT People Illegal Already
@1 most states are employment-at-will, meaning that employers can hire/fire for any reason as long as it's not specifically protected (discrimination against a protected class, medical status, retaliation, etc).
Not having clear lines makes it hard for employers to fire bad employees for fear of lawsuits and hard for victims of discrimination to get representation because every case is a potential loser.
commented on Police Reports Illustrated: Skateboarding Is Not a Crime
If only there were an army of this guy to teach drivers how threatening it is to have a car honk at you when you are on foot.
Horns are built to be audible from inside another car. They are uncomfortably loud otherwise. Honking at pedestrians, bikes or skateboarders = risk of causing an accident. Pepper spray in your face.
commented on How to Order Wine When You Know Nothing About Wine
#9: horse shit! All wine contains sugar because sugars come in many forms and yeast are not able to digest all of them. This is why when you boil wine you get syrup instead of nothing. Unsurprisingly the amount of sugar in wines varies.
I do not get why wine stewards will bring wines that have an obvious sweetness and then do handstands to come up with fake vocab for "sweet" ("fruity" or "contains unprocessed sugars", yeah no shit it does) to make it sound high falutin.
Why can't we be adults and admit wines fill a spectrum from dry to sweet and different people like different points on that spectrum? Why are we disallowing the single most variable axis about wine from consideration in favor of completely subjective shit like "pear"?
Many wines are sweet. Many are dry. Almost none taste like a fucking pear.
commented on Sex Toy of the Day
Coming soon: Vajear, Vajouth, Vajose, Vajarm, Vajeg, Vajitty, Vajass and Vajorso.