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Mar 1, 2013 houseoftrash commented on SL Letter of the Day: Sometimes You Just Have to Step Back.
MMMmwah! C'est magnifique. Now that's how you do it! No half-measures there. Full commitment - that's what I like to see.

And to top it all off - snail mail. But of course! It's still the only way to go if you want your amazing genius powers to shine through with all their glorious hypnotizing cosmic vibrations, defeating all useless inferior would-be "adversaries" of the lower intellectual planes. Please tell me it was handwritten! And post a handwriting example. I want to analyze it in my special secret AI lab to divine its true embedded stealth encodings.
Jan 24, 2013 houseoftrash commented on Al Jazeera English On Stonewall.
This really shows how easy it is to fall into the trap of preferring news media that actively promote an agenda (other than covering the news), leading to the popularity of things like Fox News which are only to happy to provide. This is a great example of a well-executed feature story (but still not an editorial). It's also fine for news outlets to present editorials or opinion pieces of course, but only if they are clearly presented as such and aren't the primary content (it's fine to have all editorials too, as long as it isn't presented as news).
Jan 3, 2013 houseoftrash commented on The Blue Danube.
i know it's another strauss - but you must see this:…
Dec 17, 2012 houseoftrash commented on It Wasn't Just the Gay Vote that Was Decisive.
Something for nothing: I worked with this one straight guy years ago (and he's still a good friend of mine, unsurprisingly) at this place where he was in the minority, male-wise and straight-wise, and we all had a lot of time on our hands (the pay was commensurate with that, unfortunately). Anyway, I don't remember what the conversation was, but at one point he said, "Look. God knows I don't know what it's like to be a lesbian - and I've got one trapped INSIDE this body." And, he didn't mean he was trans - he meant, however sloppily, that he didn't see himself as different from any of his gay coworkers, which to some people would be offensive. To me, it was like, OK, you can be my friend now.
Nov 7, 2012 houseoftrash commented on NOM's Sad Silver Lining.
So what NOM is saying in their statement is that unfettered campaign spending and political cronyism has led to a political result that is at odds with the best interests of the voters?

Oct 11, 2012 houseoftrash commented on New York City Shows Us How It's Done.
There's no perfect solution but what they've done in lower Manhattan is generally a lot better for bicyclists than it was before, which I think is great. I signed petitions for it and I'm glad it went through.

However... one issue here is that there's always been a culture of jaywalking. Everybody does it all the time and drivers just have to stop and wait - horn-honking tends to just make pedestrians slow down and smirk. Now on a lot of streets, as a pedestrian you're now basically crossing two streets, and bikers here tend to totally lose their shit if they ever have to slow down or, god forbid, stop - even when they don't have the right of way, and they can be really hostile and threatening about it. Crossing the street definitely sucks way more now even if you don't jaywalk, but most cyclists still run red lights with a full sense of entitlement.
Sep 29, 2012 houseoftrash commented on Every Child Deserves a Mother and a Father.
And please stop posting horrific stories about straight parents killing their children (or worse). I mean get it, but I don't think it helps to gloat over it. Which it looks like you are, even if you're not.
Sep 29, 2012 houseoftrash commented on Every Child Deserves a Mother and a Father.
Blame Louis C.K. - when he gets in a motorcycle accident, there's a woman in the hospital bed behind him moaning, "What about Obama?" And then in the episode with Melissa Leo, when he refuses to reciprocate, she throws up her hands and says, bitterly, "Obama"... But really, let's not think about this stuff, it's sick and sad
Sep 20, 2012 houseoftrash commented on This Is What Bi-Phobia Looks Like.
Sure - nothing never happens. It's just there's not a lot for them to go on, statistically speaking