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mtnlion just puking my brain's words out, that's what i do.
Jul 29, 2014 mtnlion commented on I, Anonymous.
Also might I add, if you really let Whatsername make you feel bad for your "mistake" and seriously feel like you've slighted them and feel a real sense of guilt for this, you might not be as normal as I originally thought. I mean, if we ever let people "make us feel" any kind of way about stupid shit like this, that's kind of on us.

In short, break the chain reaction now and don't let the weirdness reverberate back to you! Don't feel bad for something that wasn't bad!
Jul 29, 2014 mtnlion commented on I, Anonymous.
Anon, clearly the response is to heed your own admirable suggestion: forgive your forgettably-named good-conversation-making acquaintance for overreacting to your completely human "gaffe." Keep acting like a normal person to him/her and everybody else, no matter how absurdly they respond to you being a totally normal person, and maybe we can start a chain reaction of normal humanness, and then one day we will all be reasonable and not die in a horrible whole-Earth fire that we ourselves created!
Apr 24, 2014 mtnlion commented on I, Anonymous.
Dude, I think this is just as appropriate a way to deal with shit as any. Let her be pissed and deal with it in time. I think this anon is fucking rad. All of you "why didn't you take care of your own future" assholes are bunch of non-empathetic, unrealistic, "you should've" types. "You should've" is such a bullshit attitude BECAUSE THAT'S NOT WHAT HAPPENED. All we can do is deal with the current reality presenting itself to us, and you're a dick for suggesting she do something about the wholly unchangeable past. We are where we are, okay?

Feb 20, 2014 mtnlion commented on I, Anonymous.
@9, you are making a frustratingly common error regarding public nicety and norms.

Just because one has the constitutional right to be loud/annoying/obnoxious doesn't mean they should be. I have the legal right to fart on little children's heads as I pass them, but I almost never do, because it's not very nice. And anon is also within his/her rights to tell Shitty Guitar player to STFU--why anon didn't do that is beyond me. I'd probably pull the nice, quiet Washingtonian "can you keep it down please?" move with the lowering-of-the-hand gesture.

It's pretty simple. There are your formal rights (the ones you see in a textbook, hear interpreted by pundits to serve their own interests and political beliefs, and hopefully regurgitate if you get arrested) and then there are fluid rules (much more real and respectable and applicable day-to-day) about how to be a normal fucking human.
Jan 22, 2014 mtnlion commented on I, Anonymous.
@8, great point.

Why are you only so passionate and righteous behind the veil of online anonymity?
Nov 20, 2013 mtnlion commented on I, Anonymous.
@1, People are allowed to express their gratitude and love for other humans in whatever words they like. In this instance, Anon's words sure were a lot nicer than yours. I think this is a lovely IA.

But like @5, I also was a little concerned as I read it--did they know that he was safe to move? Would he be okay alone? Did he need medical attention? I would want to call some EMTs just to be safe. But in this situation, all's well that ends well.
Oct 24, 2013 mtnlion commented on Vice Founder Gavin McInnes Says Women "Naturally" Want to Be Homemakers.
I spent the last 6 months financially supporting my now-husband. It worked out well. I actually encouraged him to stop working at his dead-end job in order to pursue something he liked more and that would afford him more career options.

Yeah, I was pretty miserable working 40 hours a week at a job I was dispassionate about for a company I found morally questionable with people I simply did not fit in with. I don't really think my status as a female had much to do with that misery. We're both working now, at places we enjoy a lot more, and even though my income has taken a hit it's worth it. How could we ever feel good about our marriage knowing the other is miserable 5/7 days out of the week in order to make more money than is really necessary?

And actually, if the situation literally was that I garden and cook all day while my husband literally fetches more veggies and proteins for me, I would be stoked on that. I think he would be too.
Oct 16, 2013 mtnlion commented on I, Anonymous.
@58, I appreciate your contribution.

@Confluence again, I think it's interesting, even, that you assume I am overweight. Like it is so infeasible that a fit person would ever stick up for the fatties.
Oct 16, 2013 mtnlion commented on I, Anonymous.
@Confluence, you really made up a lot of stuff and projected it onto me.
Which is not surprising, considering the things you project onto obese people, chiefly that you know their shitty core values because they have an outwardly obvious weakness.

Surely I judge; it is the human way. But I try to do so with a little humility. I may talk to someone and think they're an idiot, but I don't sit there and mull over how idiotic they are to inflate my own intelligence. I don't assume their core values are that of *ignorance* and *intellectual laziness* and *shallowness.* I used to do that, but it was a mean and angry thing to do.

Anyway, you have shown me nothing except more of what you already do--see one part of someone, presume and attach negative characteristics, and then come up with a zinger to justify yourself furthermore. And okay, I'm judging a part of you now. I don't know much about you, but I'm judging your automatic feelings towards obese people to be a narrow, unproductive manifestation of some kind of insecurity you have. I do it too with other things (we all do), but at least I'm trying to work on it.
Oct 14, 2013 mtnlion commented on I, Anonymous.
All this fat-hate is really discouraging, in terms of empathy and genuine human decency.

I'm sure none of you are so perfect that it's appropriate for you to tear others down in such a harsh way over a thing that really doesn't affect you.

Being overweight is not ideal, but the anger overweight people face--while living in a society where obesity is encouraged daily--is really uncalled for. And really, which is worse: being obese/lazy/lacking will power, or being filled with disgust and hatred over a thing as shallow as one's outward appearance?