Sep 10, 2014
commented on Savage Love
I have no problem with "they", not until a transperson inevitably tells me I should have a problem with "they". I think?
I pray Nine Outta Ten's is fake. He's blamed his boyfriend's heritage for his own lack of initiative for a decade! He seems thrilled enough just viewing his exotic trophy, why ruin such a wonderful relationship with sex now?
Don't worry, you wouldn't be the first well-established guy to fall for somebody pretty who simply isn't interested. Ask him if he's asexual. If not, you may have to retroactively open your relationship.
Geez Dan, you tell us gay people are supposed to be better at sex communication.
Jul 21, 2014
commented on The Monday Morning News
I find it dumb that they say sex with robot kids is akin to methadone treatment. I don't think "treat" is thee word they are looking for. Unless they plan to wean these pedos off gradually.
Do they get points for not raping the robot?
Jul 9, 2014
commented on SL Letter of the Day: Legal Highs
I hope this dude ponders that his wife is probably a lot less lovable now because he's cut back on the herb. It's easy to forget an argument when you can smoke and convince yourself that your sweet honey was just in "one of her moods". When in actuality you're the one putting yourself in "moods".
It doesn't say how old his kids are, but I bet if they've left the house by now, his wife has more time to focus on him. Hopefully he was a helpful stoner dad and not the kind that wants the kids out of his hair when he's busy doing nothing...ugh. I've seen those men, and that is part of the reason I don't want to have kids with my husband in the forseeable future; as we both smoke everyday. So yeah, just dating another stoner has its own problems.
There is an old saying "Do you want to be right, or do you want to be married"? I seriously doubt legality is the issue here, so your options are quit herb or quit the marriage. Or you could just get high and think about it tomorrow...
Jul 3, 2014
commented on SL Letter of the Day: If Not Unicorns Then What?
I think the LW assumes it's easy to find a unicorn because his partner is bi and has the skills to hit on women. A straight unicorn-hunting couple just looking to expand their horizons might be a lot more awkward and clumsy about the invitation. Just a thought.
@24, that's what I thought, I didn't think they were still unicorns once they join a poly triad. Moving in does not make you elusive and rare.
Jun 25, 2014
commented on Morning News: The Trans Issue Is Out! Also Stuff About $15, Sports News, Science News, and the Kind of Assholes Who Ban Cake
All I have to say Re: Cake is
Food Allergies. TONS of classrooms already ban birthday cake because of severe reactions to milk/nuts/eggs. Kids are too young to manage their own health problems, and it's just unfair to exclude some kids for something that's beyond their control. Unless the parents make everything vegan-gluten-free and nutless.
And yeah, kids get enough sugar in their breakfast cereal these days.
How much you willing to bet Daddy goaded his daughter into writing that letter to google?
Jun 25, 2014
commented on Savage Love
@34 Yeah, I assumed they were women looking for a girly threesome, too. There are times when the LW's gender doesn't matter, but this is not one of those cases. Sometimes Dan could be better about communicating that when he condsenses his letters leaving out gender markers, especially when he outsources advice.
Jun 18, 2014
commented on Mating Rituals of the Millennial
Speaking of white girl problems, I thought this quote from Jenji Cohen about OITNB was sad/funny. And I thought it provided insight as to why her protagonists are often unlikable.
"In a lot of ways Piper was my Trojan Horse. You're not going to go into a network and sell a show on really fascinating tales of black women, Latina women, old women and criminals. The girl next door, the cool blonde, is a very easy access point, and it's relatable for a lot of audiences and networks looking for a certain demographic. It's useful."
Naughty White girls: The NEW Demographic! Haha. You're not really tired of it, are you? Give me more raunchy girl-led comedies about fuck-ups. And more diverse ensembles, sure, but it's better than women characters reduced to the hero's love interest or the hero's mom. I think the problem is that the movie execs are obsessed with portraying middle to high class people in comedies for the best escapism.
This sounds like a good movie, and modern as far as romcoms go, to stay on topic. I'll check it out.
Jun 13, 2014
commented on SL Letter of the Day: You Are Just the Sweetest Thing...
She just wants to smooch this guy who likes her! What's that got to do with Madonna-whore complexes? Just don't do it as he lands at the airport. Make sure you have entertainment planned so you're not just sitting somewhere staring at each other.
And don't get your hopes up, you sound a little old-school-naive. It could be a fun fling and learning experience, perhaps not happily ever after, so don't worry too hard about luring him in and keeping him. He does live a nation away and he may look better from a distance. He might treat others poorly, or have bad hygeine, etc. You're not obligated to kiss him at all.