Feb 13, 2011
commented on Hello, I Am Fat
There is no chance you will read this, Lindy, but whatevs. Both you and Dan are smart people with some good points here, but let me tell you why I loved this. Dan's putting himself out there by stoking the fires of prejudice. I'm sure he believes what he's saying, but he sure seems enthusiastic on the shaming part. Sorry, that's just not an aspect of humanity I'm up on tapping into. "Hitting bottom" can work but that's because it instills urgency, not self-loathing. Dan's shtick is more about self-loathing.
You, on the other hand, are putting yourself out there because you give a damn. You're not just saying how you feel, but you're saying why how you feel matters. It's rare someone can take such an intensely personal, emotional perspective and apply it so thoughtfully. Also, you're hilarious. I'm a heterosexual guy who fully admits to having slimmer body type preferences. But I don't give a damn: There is nothing in this post that is not absolutely gorgeous.
Oh, and even if you were completely wrong, you would totally have won this argument. You're an amazing read.
Nov 13, 2010
commented on Fuck Cindy McCain
I'm not sure it's a reversal. Sounds kind of like she's standing behind the good-heartedness of her man's position, or whatever. One of those nonsensical "I think what you believe is logically indefensible, but respect you too much to judge it for that" deals that only politicians seem to delude themselves into thinking cogent. Or maybe I'm just being optimistic.