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Apr 10 MemeGene commented on The Morning News: Peacekeeping in Africa, Sriracha Problems, and Where's the 911?.
Is this a new ultimatum against the Sriracha factory? Like they're REALLY serious this time?

Oh, and the Nigerian bride should be Next Top Chef ... for great justice.
Apr 9 MemeGene commented on Eighty-Six Sixty Nine!.
@7 (maddy811): Could you give me a title or author, please? That is actually an interesting topic in my field of study, and I'd love to read the original article for my own edification. There is a lot of that rejection of technology because it supposedly objectifies women, and I'm trying to find better ways to frame those discussions in a less binary fashion. Thanks!
Apr 9 MemeGene commented on SL Letter of the Day: Pretty Little Hippie.
When people announce things like, "I have so much love/sensuality so share!" as an excuse to go after other people's dates, I want to show that I have so many bitchslaps to share.

Total power-tripper, loves being able to impose himself in situations where he has power over others. Spot on, Dan.
Apr 3 MemeGene commented on Honey Maid Doubles Down on Support for Same-Sex Parents.
Honey Maid should marry Honey Badger and produce delicious, nasty-ass graham cracker badger babies who don't give a fuck what bigots think.
Apr 3 MemeGene commented on #Cancel Colbert: The Politics of Being Offended.
@42: Well, I had another one, but he actually knew what he was talking about and applied that knowledge towards utterly odious positions that I'd repeatedly punch him (verbally) on in class. He was so used to intimidating people (how ironic that the loudest zealots for social justice and anarchy rely on bullying tactics) that he never knew how to respond. And there was a whole group for whom "Revolution!" would be the answer to all of society's woes. It was an interdisciplinary program, but rather overrun with anarchist sociology people who were so far left they were right-wing. They also loved to pick on science... even as they exercise more empirical beancounting methods than I do (biology and philosophy background - I do theory).

I agree that the Salon interview is very effective to that measure. As someone who is an Asian mutt, I grew up always having to explain myself, and guess what? I get tired of it sometimes, but the guillotine ain't the right answer, so I just keep a FAQ sheet around to hand to the ignorant. I'll bet she'd dismiss me as indicative of White Man Hegemony anyway.
Apr 3 MemeGene commented on #Cancel Colbert: The Politics of Being Offended.
@40: Yeah, the Salon interview sealed the deal for me; she is not interested in any sort of positive outcomes from this. She also sounds like one of my grad school classmates who loved to babble lots of academic jargon as a smokescreen for the utter lack of original thought or courageous conviction.…
Mar 31 MemeGene commented on Man Who Raped Three-Year-Old Daughter Sentenced to Probation.

“it was an accident and he would never do it again.”

Toby Ziegler: You accidentally slept with a prostitute?
Sam Seaborn: A call girl.
Toby Ziegler: Accidentally?
Sam Seaborn: Yes.
Toby Ziegler: I don't understand. Did you trip over something?
(West Wing, 1x02)
Mar 26 MemeGene commented on Yes or No on This Virginia Gas Station Item?.
@35: Actually, based on the text of the OP, there *was* a comment on the provenance of the item and no comment on what was notable about it, just a question about microwaving it. That left it open to interpretation about what the commentary was about; the absurdity of the idea of microwaving cheese&crackers overwhelmed any attempted hipster irony about microwaving something that was "grilled cheese" flavored to warm it up.
Mar 25 MemeGene commented on Yes or No on This Virginia Gas Station Item?.
@26: Sure, and I've been on road trip with my college scatter band, and we would camp out around a poor little McDonald's at 4 in the morning waiting for them to open because the stoners ate up all our snacks.

it wasn't clear what was being mocked/emphasized in the OP that was particularly special about snack food offerings in Virginia. Now, years ago when I went to Lubbock, TX to play band for basketball, we were astounded at the 3-liter Coke bottles. Those were things of beauty... and girth.
Mar 25 MemeGene commented on Yes or No on This Virginia Gas Station Item?.
You do realize those are just assembled Handi-snacks, right? If you're going to mock other states, at least come up with something really different and unique to them that kids in Seattle didn't grow up with for the past 3 decades.

Is there any reason to microwave a cracker?

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