2:20 PM Ricardo commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Reader Advice Round-up.
Kudos for the James quote in the second letter. What a great underrated band (the best live band I've ever seen when they were at their peak), and what a great album Laid was.
11:59 AM Ricardo commented on Donald Trump Shoves NATO Ally Aside So He Can Be In the Front Row for a Picture.
@ 18 - If by "the world community of nations" you mean their governments, you may be right. If you mean the actual people who live in the rest of the world and who'd rather not be submitted to the US's military influence, which is detrimental 99.99% of the time, then you're totally wrong.
11:48 AM Ricardo commented on Savage Love.
Monkey @ 44 - "why waste time on inconsequential trivialities"

A) Because it's fun.
B) Because I can't help it: language is both my work and (one of) my passion(s).
C) Following from B), Because I have some linguistic pet peeves that simply drive me up the wall, and I sometimes need to vent. In English, it's the lack of distinction between principle/principal and affect/effect, and people who say "I could care less".
D) Because this sort of nitpicking is common in Slog threads, and people usually take it less seriously than you did.
E) Because "pedantic" is my metaphorical middle name.
F) Most importantly, because all of us commenting here are in a way participating in a circle jerk where we're really only chatting with one another, with no actual impact on the world at large; in other words, whatever we say here is, by definition, an inconsequential triviality.

I could go on for hours, but I've got work to do.
11:30 AM Ricardo commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Smacking Sense into an Ass-Smacking Father.
Ciods @ 30 - How dare you ask that people spell correctly! (See the weekly column thread for context.)
11:28 AM Ricardo commented on Donald Trump Shoves NATO Ally Aside So He Can Be In the Front Row for a Picture.
@ 10 - My bad, then. But I must say your sarcasm is just a tad too close to what actual Trump supporters would say, so it's difficult to perceive it without the intonation.
9:50 AM Ricardo commented on Savage Love.
@ 42 - I didn't comment about your source's mistake because the original author is probably not reading this. Duh.

Any language is worse off due to the flippant attitude you (and countless others) display about it.

9:47 AM Ricardo commented on Donald Trump Shoves NATO Ally Aside So He Can Be In the Front Row for a Picture.
@ 1 - What does it matter? Shoving people aside, no matter who they are, is at best a sign of a lack of education. And in Trump's case, it's most definitely a sign of his childish narcissistic tendencies.
8:26 AM Ricardo commented on Savage Love.
Monkey @ 38 - I only have one comment: it's "principle", not "principal". One could even argue that "the basic principal" is redundant.
7:11 AM Ricardo commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Smacking Sense into an Ass-Smacking Father.
BDF @ 17 - It's 750 square feet, approximately 70 square meters. That's the size of my apartment, where I live alone, and I woudn't mind a somewhat bigger one (if I could afford it).

For two artists, who might have canvases (or sculptures or installations) and lots of material around and also need some working space, that's not spacious at all. Which doesn't change the fact that it's a lot of space by Brooklyn standards, especially for two "working-class" artists.

And yes to you and Scott @ 9. Three or four Asia-US trips a year!?! Business meetings?These are privileged people.
4:57 PM yesterday Ricardo commented on Savage Love.
CMD @ 26 - That would create an interesting dilemma for Hunter, as he could find himself flattered by it... and it might even become the high point of HIS life!