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Aug 12, 2013 catballou commented on Slog Bible Study: 1 Timothy 5:11-15.
@2 summed up life in suburbia.
May 27, 2013 catballou commented on Would You Like to Be Entertained for a Shorter Period or a Longer Period?.
Just had to but Gatsby in paperback form for my daughter--9th grade English required reading. $15. And (per the course requirements) she promptly highlighted literary devices in various colors. So in my experience: the book is slightly more expensive than a movie ticket, and is now rendered unreadable.

In the entertainment:cost ratio, books win, because you can read it as many times as you wish to do so. You can only go into the theater and sit for roughly 2 hours on the same investment once.
May 16, 2013 catballou commented on Savage Love.
I have been absent from The Stranger for a while. Would someone like to fill me in on what CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON'S deal is? But please, not the man himself. Reading anything he posts makes my eyes water.

I just want to say that my butt plugs are my butt plugs, and I don't intend to share them. If my husband wants a butt plug or two, he can go online and buy some at the Kitten. If that makes me selfish, so be it.
May 16, 2013 catballou commented on Globalisation Today: Shoe Factory in Cambodia Collapses.
Pressure on the garment factories to leave countires where they can pay low wages by our standards equates to the elimination of fair wages by the standards of those countries. Which in turn increases poverty. And children in the households of the formerly-employed-at-wages-that-are-pretty-good-by-their-standards-but-no-one-in-America-would-accept starving. Welcome to globalization.
Mar 22, 2013 catballou commented on Tampons, Live Slugs, Garlic, Dimes, and Other Items that Get Stuck in Vaginas.
My husband once in his youthful exuberance literally blasted the end of a condom off inside of me. Ever industrious (even at the age of 17), I used a tampon to retrieve the errant cap of rubber from the depths of my vagina. And I NEVER trusted the condoms handed out by the health department again. Ironically, a few years later I discovered that the nice lady at the health department who had given me that handful of condoms was his mother, who was at the time the public health nurse. She was not the custodial parent and had moved out of state shortly after that incident; I made the connection when I met her a few months before the wedding. She could easily have unknowingly contributed to the conception of her first grandchild.

And seriously, ew.
Feb 5, 2013 catballou commented on What Do You Think of Neil Gaiman's Blackberry Ad Campaign?.
It makes me sad that Neil, like Blackberry, is not longer relevant.

I hope that Blackberry is paying him well, since he hasn't written anything in this decade.
Feb 5, 2013 catballou commented on Juice Fast, Day Two: Only Losers Chew.
Kale is both nasty and disgusting juiced. It's not a lot better in its natural leafy state.

This free juice fast seems as though it was free for a reason--because whoever sent it to you included the nastiest possible recipes. Juicing does not have to be disgusting.
Jan 20, 2013 catballou commented on Slog Bible Study: Exodus 35:2.
Early efforts for labor law reform
Jan 5, 2013 catballou commented on Saturday Morning News.
42, no but if we could get rid of the meth.....seriously, that's some nasty shit.

Nov 29, 2012 catballou commented on One Of Those Photographs That Would Be An Utter Failure If It Were A Painting.
I disagree with the arguement referenced by Chris B @1. One of my favorite things to do with my daughters is to give each of them a camera--sometimes film, sometimes digital-- when we are out and about in the world. The girls are spaced over a 10 year span in age, so their perspectives are different not just in terms of height of vantage point but in terms of personal valuation of what makes a good shot.