kitschnsync
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Jan 10 kitschnsync commented on Josh Feit Is Leaving PubliCola to Write Speeches for Mayor Ed Murray.
Congrats to Feit, but I'm a little worried that he might make Murray look too good.
Jan 5 kitschnsync commented on Tacocat to Play Coachella Despite Its Owner's Odious Political Views.
What post by Nokes? Can we get a link?

Also, didn't Tacocat also play in North Carolina during the HB2 boycott?
Jan 5 kitschnsync commented on We Still Get Great Comments (From Great Commenters) Here On Slog.
Here's an option that could discourage spammers/trolls while maintaining a measure of anonymity: Make registered users pay a one-time fee to comment. Somebody that gets repeatedly banned isn't going to pay $5 every time they want to register a new account.

This would raise some funds (which Keck would like) to pay for moderation and/or go towards a cause. It would also leave a paper trail to hold truly awful or threatening people accountable.

I'm not a huge fan of Disqus, and I know somebody put a lot of work into MyStrangerFace... But the comment system needs some help. It sucks that you can't edit anything. And if we had threaded comments, it would make it easier for people to stay on topic.

Also, where is the Slog commenting policy? That should be easy to find for multiple reasons.
Dec 27, 2016 kitschnsync commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Straight Guy Wonders If He Can Be Queer.
IMHO, just being kinky is enough to be "queer." In many ways, It is more socially acceptable to be openly gay than openly into, say, BDSM. Kinky people are mostly in the closet.

Of course, then quantifying "kinky" becomes a problem. Is there a scale for kink like the Kinsey scale?
Dec 22, 2016 kitschnsync commented on Watch and Marvel at the Teamwork Behind an SNL Set Change.
That's truly amazing.

I was also curious how Goodman and Baldwin managed to go from wigs to perfectly-coiffed hairdos so quickly for the opening monologue.

I'd love to see a BTS clip of SNL's makeup and costume.
Dec 19, 2016 kitschnsync commented on The Morning News: Tree Falls On Wedding Party, Toddler Killed in Road Rage, App Turns Trump Into Cats.
@5, But if was just suicide, wouldn't that have been a case of "wrong place at the wrong time?" Like a pedestrian being hit by someone jumping off a building?

(I know I'm overthinking this.)
Dec 19, 2016 kitschnsync commented on The Morning News: Tree Falls On Wedding Party, Toddler Killed in Road Rage, App Turns Trump Into Cats.
But did this tragedy come out of the blue? Was it just pure bad luck? Only a question of being at the wrong place at the wrong time? To some extent, yes. But we also do not see trees in the way we see ourselves and other animals. We are for the most part in the dark about this form of life, which is profoundly social.

Charles, are you implying that the tree was driven to murder? Did you put mushrooms in your coffee?

Dec 16, 2016 kitschnsync commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Big Big Love.
At 270 lbs, I'd think suffocation would be a bigger worry than crushing his skull. (I'm not trying to be dick, but that's a lot of flesh.)

BBW, you should probably agree on a way for him to tap out if he isn't getting enough oxygen.
Nov 30, 2016 kitschnsync commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: We Will Never Get Closure On CLOSURE.
Also, I would like more letters about butt sex.
Nov 30, 2016 kitschnsync commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: We Will Never Get Closure On CLOSURE.
we should all be kind and compassionate when dumping someone, if at all possible, and an explanation that helps the dumpee get themselves to closure counts as compassionate and considerate

is 180 degrees from

if getting dumped—which is always a risk—is impacting your mental health this severely, your issues may be bigger than "my ex didn't dump me juuuuust right."

Dan's advice on the original letter essentially amounted to "man up, and if you are so fragile you can't handle being dumped, get your head examined."

There are certainly advantages to stoicism ( a trait which men are socially conditioned to adopt), but the poor guy wrote in asking for advice and got gaslighted about being a potential abuser and a bit of a basket case instead.

I can't help wondering if Dan's original response would have been different if CLOSURE was a woman.