commented on SL Letter of the Day: Good Big Sister
I could say a lot about The Rules books by Fein and Schneider, starting with the fact they they are stone age bullshit. If that chapter has some useful tips, that's great, but I bet some other site or book has said those (and more) useful things without couching them in such utter crap.
commented on CNN Says It's Not Officially a School Shooting If You Have a Reason to Shoot Someone
It is semantics, but semantics matter. When you hear "school shooting," the first thing you think of isn't an accidental firing in someone's pants as happened at Grady High in Atlanta or a NEAR Moorehouse College campus (as in "not on campus) shooting of a recent college graduate.
The problem isn't simply that we have too many shootings at school. The problem is that we have too many shootings of people. Yeah, we should care about these shootings, but "school" shouldn't be the word that moves us. We should do something about gun violence whether it happens in (or near) schools or not. The map isn't just clearly disingenuous; it has way the fuck too few shootings on it.
Dec 12, 2013
commented on SLLOTD: Bend Over
What seems fake about it?
"And your fantasy is totally realizable—I've seen very similar ones realized once or twice..."
And, more to the point, so what?