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Jul 5, 2012 TheLando commented on Savage Love Episode 296.
Put me in the underwhelmed category re: Garfunkel and Oates. I think the show was a great idea for a great cause, and I enjoyed most of it, but those chicks are just not that funny and definitely got old really, really fast. You should have stuck with Lucy!
Jun 19, 2012 TheLando commented on London's National Portrait Gallery Displays Its First Painting of a Trans Woman.
Hilarious. Good for her.

And #1: SERIOUSLY. I love how the face is in shadow, but hello, those traps totally give it away.
Jun 18, 2012 TheLando commented on Don't Take Sex Advice from Cosmo.
Something tells me that Cosmo readers don't own rubber sheets, either. How on earth is anyone supposed to deal with that mess?? Wake up covered in flies?

Still, nothing will top the tip about boning "your man" in the woods and putting a cold stone you collected earlier in the day on his taint. Yowza.

I think #16's on to something: maybe chocolate won't make you fat if you eat it off a penis? Science should look into that.
Jun 14, 2012 TheLando commented on They All Look Alike....
Was it Bachmann who said that to a classroom full of Latino kids?

The best thing about it is that they don't even understand why someone might be annoyed; they have no concept of ethnicity because they're all the same ethnicity. Let's start going around accusing them of being Unitarians.
Jun 13, 2012 TheLando commented on Required Viewing: Catholic Priest Explains That Catholics Can Vote For Marriage Equality and Still be Good Catholics.
I'm with #15. Why bother working within a shitty and hateful framework? Just GTFO and do what you yourself know to be right.
Jun 13, 2012 TheLando commented on Required Viewing: Catholic Priest Explains That Catholics Can Vote For Marriage Equality and Still be Good Catholics.
How could two people who love each other and want to commit their lives to one another be a bad thing? And if those two people should want to adopt, love, and treasure a child (especially a child who would otherwise be bounced between foster or group homes), how could that possibly be a bad thing?

It's really a very simple moral question if you actually bother to think about it yourself, rather than allowing yourself to get riled up by someone else's hate and ignorance.
Jun 12, 2012 TheLando commented on Savage Love.
Maybe it's a generational thing (you're old!), but I think dumping by e-mail or text is fine if you're talking about a brief relationship that's just not panning out. How exactly does the dumpee benefit from looking sad and feeling stupid in the physical presence of the dumper? I would rather be on my own to process that sort of thing, personally.

That said, I think the dumping text/e-mail should include an offer to communicate some more if the dumpee wants to discuss things, because it's only fair to let the dumpee have their say. But the relationship-ending has to be firm, because nothing is more pathetic than when someone tries to talk you out of dumping them.
Jun 8, 2012 TheLando commented on "You Are Not a Curator, You Are Actually Just a Filthy Blogger.".
I got a coupon in the mail from a prominent online underwear store which boasted of its "Carefully curated selection."

It is I, the curator of underpants!

Makes me think of the guy from the Aqualung album cover.
Jun 7, 2012 TheLando commented on "Can we talk instead of shout about gay marriage?".
God, that woman looks like a hill.
Jun 7, 2012 TheLando commented on "Every Child Deserves a Mother and a Father" Argument Pisses Off Straight Son of a Single Mom.
My great grandmother immigrated from Germany by herself around 1890 at the age of 19. She married an older German man, and they had 4 daughters, the oldest of whom was a neighbor's child who they adopted after her parents died in a house fire.

When my great grandfather died, all of the children were under the age of 12. My great grandmother didn't feel that she'd be able to trust another man around her girls, and so, despite having very little money and no family to help, she worked and raised them herself.

I can only imagine how hard she toiled to accomplish this. What I do know is that my grandmother (who was the youngest) was quite possibly the kindest, funniest, most thoughtful and insightful person I have ever known. Every one of those girls went on to have lives and families of their own, and there must be 100+ descendants running around.

Those girls did just fine without a father, and I have my great grandmother's perseverance to thank for my own existence. I'm proud to be carrying around her mitochondrial DNA, and hope it gives me half the energy it obviously gave her.