commented on Jason Collins Is the Envy of Straight Men Everywhere
It was so strange for me when I arrived in Seattle as a formerly closeted, formerly Mormon gay guy to come to the realization that most authentically straight men didn't give a shit if I were gay, or even if I were attracted to them. Previously, I had thought that all straight men would assume I was mentally undressing them at all times.
Around that time I got drunk on my stoop one night w/ two straight neighbors. One asked if I though the was attractive. I effusely reassured him that, no, I wasn't. Then he got agitated and said "why the fuck not?"
Come to think of it, that was also the first night I learned the difference between red and white wine. My, I had to do a lot of catching up.
commented on Tom Cruise = Deal Breaker
I don't understand how he keeps getting leading roles and big bucks from blockbusters that inevitably flop because no one wants to sit and stare at him for two hours. It'd be like watching a coworker poop on all our desks and then getting a raise for it. Bewildering.
commented on The Always Ugly Beacon Hill Branch Library
I don't know if "humility" is a vibe libraries should be aiming for as they strain to remain relevant in the 21st century. If anything, this architecture—however distasteful it may be to you—might better convey the type of services they need to promote for today's crowd: access to language support, academic and research help, interactive online tutoring, and services like resume support and job searching for marginalized communities.
commented on What Are the Five Most Hated Companies in America?
I think JC Penney's mistake was beginning to sell themselves as something wildly unique and different without having first overhauled themselves. Kinda like photoshopping a thin version of your photo for a dating profile "cuz you're gonna lose weight in a couple months anyway." However how this made them the MOST hated company is beyond me.