commented on Savage Love
Yes, to Crinoline and Gamebird. BTDT with a guy who kept trying to fist me despite my protests (I felt a creepy vibe coming from him). We were at his place and I would have run out of there naked if I'd had to (fortunately, I didn't) but would have had a hell of a time getting the insistent bastard out of *my* place.
And I know Dan won't like this, but scenarios ranging from "This just isn't working" all the way to assault are why I preferred my one-night stands in bathhouses. Thin doors + lots of people around = physical safety.
commented on Get Ready for More Salinger
I, for one, could not possibly care how many more Salinger books come out. I fucking *hated* Catcher in the Rye (read it in my 20s and thought Holden was an asshole). This whole mystique about the reclusive Salinger makes me think of a bunch of acolytes masturbating to their phony god.
Folks, he's not that good.
commented on What, Exactly, Does the Supreme Court's Marriage Ruling Mean for California?
A simple solution to the unresolved or unclear portions of the Prop 8 decision: the CA legislature should pass and the governor should sign a bill affirming the right of same-sex couples to marry* and recognizing legal same-sex marriages from other jurisdictions.
Dems have a super-majority in both houses (and could possibly bring one or two R's over), and lord knows Jerry Brown would sign it.
Redundant? Perhaps. But it would solve the issue, PLUS put the State on record as supporting SSM, removing the claim that Prop 8 was overturned on a "technicality".
*BTW, the Legislature did just this a few years prior to Prop 8, but Gov Ahnuld vetoed it.
commented on There Are No Atheists In Foxholes
Reminds me of Chesley Sullenberger, the pilot who landed his crippled airliner in the Hudson. He took all the credit, gave god none, and in the process wasn't a raging egomaniac.