Jared Bascomb
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Jun 6, 2016 Jared Bascomb commented on Cherdonna's New Show Is an Endurance Test (That I Failed).
Why do the descriptions/reviews of Cherdonna's performances (not to mention Cherdonna herself) remind me of Divine's debut/grand finale performance in Female Trouble? Minus the homicide, but perhaps not the fish and the trampoline.

Oh, and Candye Kane has died.
May 14, 2016 Jared Bascomb commented on Captain America: Civil War Is Such a Fucking Mess, I Don't Know Where to Start.
Jesus fuck, I can't believe supposed adults are arguing about a bunch of comic book "characters".
Grow the fuck up.
Apr 7, 2016 Jared Bascomb commented on Sound Transit Explains Why It Can't Run Trains After 12:35 a.m..
The London Underground ("The Tube") shuts down nightly around midnight for service. Buses replace the more popular lines, and everyone has adapted to the night buses -- pub-crawlers and late-night after-theatre diners share buses the same way they would share the Tube. Seattle will find a way to survive.
Feb 13, 2016 Jared Bascomb commented on Justice Antonin Scalia Is Dead.
I will only paraphrase what the great Bette Davis allegedly said upon hearing of Joan Crawford's passing: "My mother told me to only speak good of the dead. Antonin Scalia is dead. Good."

As for Sperifera@69: Phoebe is good people. You dis her, you make yourself look bad.
Feb 11, 2016 Jared Bascomb commented on Deadpool Is Lots of Fun, but It Does Not Achieve Immortality.
As someone who doesn't give a shit about comic book/superhero movies, I got suckered into watching "Guardians of the Galaxy" because I heard it was not your ordinary superhero movie. Guess what? It was, but with weirder characters (none of whom are more than two-dimensional), an incoherent plotline, and lots of action/explosions signifying nothing. I never did figure out what Glenn Close's character was doing in there or what she was talking about. While watching it, all I could think was "WTF do all these people see in this movie?"

I think I'll take a pass on this one, too. Once burned, . . .

The Old Curmudgeon
Feb 10, 2016 Jared Bascomb commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Using "Crazy" Like That Is So Gay, Dan, Really Lame.
@18 Ah, but "cray cray" is just a euphemism derived from "crazy", and as my pastor once told all us pre-teens, euphemisms like "fudge" and "darn" are every bit as bad as the real words / concepts they're replacing. So no "cray cray" for you!
Feb 4, 2016 Jared Bascomb commented on Tell Us What to Do with a Sad Misogynist Who Wants Us to Pay Attention to His Misogyny and Homophobia.
Obviously way to late to this game, but doesn't "Where is the nearest pet shop?" spoken on a dark street corner sound like something out of Monty Python's Hungarian-English dictionary?
Feb 4, 2016 Jared Bascomb commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Intropervert Dumps Extropervert.
To me, the loud laughing and the party-schmoozing are work-arounds. However, anyone talking loudly about *anything* in a public place is just plain rude and especially so when it's stuff that most people don't want to hear. BF needs to work on that.
Dec 9, 2015 Jared Bascomb commented on I, Anonymous.
Totally sucks. But . . . maybe the first mistake was re-seating the couple. That only fed into their sense of entitlement. If they to sit complain while sitting at the bar/counter, the response is to politely but firmly remind them that they're at a restaurant at a peak time on a very busy day (and without a reservation, if that applies) and then ask them to leave. Beggars can't choose. Well, actually, they can: 1) Take the seat that's available and like it; 2) Wait for a better table; 3) Go elsewhere.
You know that once they start demanding (whether aggressively or passively), they're going to be trouble - for you and the rest of the staff and customers. It's better for everyone if they just go.
Oct 21, 2015 Jared Bascomb commented on Savage Love.
To HUBBY: Read's Dan's latest book. There's an ad for it/link to it right there in the sidebar. It's got a whole chapter about people in your situation. If your problem merits a whole chapter, no wonder Dan's tired of answering questions like yours.