commented on Welcome News for People Who Like Foods That Taste Good
I thought a lot of the food studies of the past 50 years or so were being thrown out because cigarette smoking couldn't be removed from the studies so it made them all invalid.
Once you take smokers out of food studies, results change dramatically.
commented on Playing Russian Roulette With Your Online Social Presence
I deleted my account last fall and it's been great.
I reactivated it in November during Thanksgiving because I was all alone in Mexico and it was the only way to interact with people in the states, but after that it's been no looking back.
I've found that it does encourage more personal interactions for me because when I had a thought like 'I wonder what so-and-so is up to?', last year I'd just hop onto FB and check their feed and *might* send a message if I felt close enough to them. Now if I think that, I text or email the person and feel more connected to the person if they feel like responding back.
commented on Something Something Jinkx Monsoon Something Something RuPaul's Drag Race!
I'm Team Jinkx because I can't go against the hometown Queen, but if Jinkx weren't from Seattle, I very well may have become Team Alaska after that Defend Your Life. Girl has speechifying abilities.
I went into tonight's episode knowing Jinkx was going to win it because she had 'IT', but now I'm not sure. I think Ru would think it neat to have a Drag Queen Royal Couple with Sharon and Alaska.
Ahhhhh, the emotions!
commented on The Best Sci-Fi Movie in Town This Week
Thanks for reminding me Upstream Color is in theaters again. I saw it during the preview with Carruth in attendance and I really wish this were playing at Cinerama instead of Oblivion.
I saw Tom Cruise on The Daily Show last week and was interested in seeing if I could stand watching him for 5 minutes to determine if I could watch Oblivion.
Too bad too, cause it does look very pretty.
commented on Jinkx Monsoon Ekes Into the Top Three While Crazy-Jealous Men Dressed as Women Try to Throw Her Under the Bus!
I'm with @14. I came home after not being able to check Slog or most internet stuff all day, made dinner and came here to watch the show. (If it wasn't here, like in a previous week, I would have gone to Logo, but this is my first stop.)
I'm actually kind of happy I was spoiled cause I knew Jinkx was lipsyncing after those outfits and the stress was much less than it could have been.
It's just polite to remember those of us without cable or an obsession with social media.
Now then, OMG that was an amazing lipsync!! Jinkx is the total package, even if she's not the best tailor/seamstress. All the outfits totally missed the mark, I'm surprised they didn't show anything about the worst one, the Executive Realness, maybe cause it was just too mean and everyone loves her too much for that.
The Candy Coture one missed the mark for being 'candy', but at least it looked good. Detox's felt like a 1st year art student costume.
I love my schadenfreud, and Roxxxy's face after Jinkx was shantayed should already be a .gif. I hope we see her sad 3rd place face. We were deprived of Phi Phi's last year.
commented on ‘The Shining’: Forwards and Backwards
I saw 'The Shining' for the first time on Saturday.
I am not a fan of horror movies because I can get extremely paranoid for up to a week after I've seen one, but I felt I could see this movie after watching Room 237 because I would be analyzing it instead of absorbing the fear.
I was very wrong.
It took me an extra few hours to fall asleep that night because I couldn't help feeling like someone was watching me.
This is a very effective movie.
commented on This Ain't Rocket Science
I feel this quote encapsulates the whole problem:
"(William McDonald) also observed that the references in the first paragraph to cooking and being a mother served as an effective set-up for the “aha” of the second paragraph, which revealed that Mrs. Brill was an important scientist."
The idea that the reader should have an "aha" moment because she was a mother and a scientist is insulting.