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  • Tushy or Tuchus
  • God is: probably not
  • What's your biggest grammatical pet peeve?: all of them
  • What helps you sleep?: Sex, ideally
  • Pot or Coke

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Jun 23 long-time reader commented on SL Letter of the Day: Flawed Parents-In-Law.
Yo, Dan? You didn't answer the P.S. Though I think I know the answer.
Jun 18 long-time reader commented on Savage Love.
@115, okay, either you're a troll, or you really believe the garbage you're spewing and therefor you're a cold, selfish asshole without the tiniest modicum of empathy. Take your pick. Maybe you won't discount my feelings so quickly because I have a penis?

@98, I've thought about this a lot, and I think it has a lot to do with the harassers and abusers being cowards and only doing this shit when they think they'll get away with it. I'm a pretty tall guy, confrontational by nature, and have been described as intimidating, and I've never witnessed the kinds of bullshit that it's clear misogynists do all the time. So either it's just a series of coincidences or (more likely) the pigs are waiting until I've left the area. I'm honestly a little afraid of what would happen if I ever were in the right place at the right time, because I might end up in jail and the perpetrator in the hospital. Or, if he's carrying a gun, vice-versa :-/
Jun 9 long-time reader commented on The Walmart Man Who Would Be Alive Today If He Didn't Have a Concealed Weapon.
@14, yes, they deserved to die; and I hope they burn in hell.

@26 is correct. You do not point a gun at anybody/anything you do not intend to destroy posthaste.

And @45 is also correct. Wilcox had the best of intentions, and I respect him for that, but his poor execution (pun not intended...okay, somewhat intended) cost him his life.
Jun 7 long-time reader commented on Almost 20 Years After Calvin and Hobbes, Is Bill Watterson Secretly Drawing Another Comic Strip?.
I thought it was obvious from the handwriting alone.
Jun 6 long-time reader commented on Jon Meis and the New Logic of Risk.
@6, the fuck are you talking about? Tell us about one mass shooting that included automatic weaponry. And actual wars don't count.
Jun 4 long-time reader commented on In Defense of Maureen Dowd Getting Too High and Writing About It.
I agree that some sort of serving size information should be included. However, I think one key difference is missing from the "handle of whiskey" comparison: If you drink that whole bottle, you may very well kill yourself by alcohol poisoning. From the drug (yes, alcohol is also a drug) alone. Whereas the whole candy bar would not have killed anybody.

You can argue that getting way too high can cause people to do things that kill themselves or others, but the same is true for some people when they have just a few drinks. The potential for harm is just not even the same order of magnitude. Sorry Maureen had a bad trip... actually, no, I'm not; she probably deserved it... But feeling shitty for a few hours is barely any harm at all.
Jun 3 long-time reader commented on Thomas Piketty on The Colbert Report.
But then maybe that was Grant's own subtext all along...
Jun 3 long-time reader commented on Thomas Piketty on The Colbert Report.
I reject the premise that it's possible to be "too intellectual for television"; though one can certainly be too smug for it. Granted, TV is the opiate of the masses, but there are still some programs with intellectual and artistic merit.
Jun 3 long-time reader commented on Are Writers at The Onion Reading My Email?.
@12, am I misunderstanding you, or are you being hypocritical? I'm trying to imagine how a world filled with people with your own preconditions could ever make polyamory happen. And the guys interested in lifetime commitment absolutely do exist (I'm one of them) but--surprise!--many of us are already in lifetime commitments.

And @9, I think you should check your assumptions. You can have commitment, somebody to take care of you, and a built-in date, all in an open relationship. But probably not if you've rejected the mere possibility as a foregone conclusion.

And yes, in disclosure: My wife and I are seeking a girlfriend (or wife, really). And finding the search exceedingly difficult. I hadn't really thought about it from this angle before, but I guess these kinds of assumptions are one of our main obstacles.
Jun 2 long-time reader commented on BREAKING: Woman Not Wanted at Gay Orgy! Must Credit HuffPo!.
Well, I learned something today.

Hadn't known that Dinah Shore is a lesbian icon. Actually, I hadn't really known who she was at all. I am a friend of a friend of Dorothy, though.
 
 

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