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Oct 20, 2014 goreedgo commented on Horrorstör: The Case of the Haunted IKEA.
China Mieville has an excellent creepy short story about an IKEA ballpit with something lurking in it.
Feb 10, 2014 goreedgo commented on The Prison Guard's Dilemma.
It reminds me of Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing by Ted Conover. It's been a long time since I read it but I remember so clearly how he is dismayed and yet resigned to find that he has started to think of the inmates as animals, not humans.
Jan 8, 2014 goreedgo commented on You, Too, Can Be Smober.
Just to give a different take on it, I quit using Chantix. It has caused suicidal thoughts in some people so I told my therapist to watch me really closely for that, but besides some weird intense dreams it didn't have any negative psychological implications for me. What it does, which is genius, is fill the nicotine receptors in your brain. So you don't crave nicotine but also smoking a cigarette doesn't give you any pleasure. You keep smoking for the first week or so that you're taking it and by the end of that week, it's hard to finish a cigarette because it just doesn't *do* anything for you. Without the physical cravings, you just have to deal with your psychological addiction which is much easier to do when you're not irritated and distracted by cravings.
Aug 21, 2013 goreedgo commented on Does Hempfest Matter Anymore?.
@8, please don't use a racial slur to equate the oppression of stoners to the oppression of black people.
Jul 20, 2013 goreedgo commented on This Weekend in Great Reads Behind Paywalls: The New Yorker on Domestic Violence Homicides.
Victim blaming in the very first comment! How about focusing disdain and judgement on the people who choose to abuse their loved ones? Abusers are not impersonal forces of nature. They know what they are doing is wrong and they do it anyway. They know how to gaslight their victims into believing it's their own fault; they know how to isolate then from friends and family; they know how to convince the police that it was just a lovers spat; They have powerful cultural forces colluding with them: ("it's a family problem"; "she must have provoked him"; "he's such a nice guy"; "he just loves her too much"). Have some compassion, for Pete's sake.
Apr 17, 2013 goreedgo commented on Swan Lake Is So Goddamned Boring.
I was about to comment when I realized that Hanoumatoi already said what I wanted to and probably much more eloquently than I would have.
Apr 5, 2013 goreedgo commented on SL Letter of the Day: There's A Word For People Like You.
LW, have you checked the FTM section of Craigslist casual encounters? There are definitely transmen offering what you're looking for.
Apr 5, 2013 goreedgo commented on Young Jean Lee's Sweetly Subversive "Untitled Feminist Show".
Great review, it really makes me want to see the show. And I for one am happy that you acknowledge that straight-white-man is the lens you saw the show through. The refrain "five women and one trans person" bothered me a bit. Did you have a chance to talk to the 'trans person' and find out how they self-identify? Because I kept thinking, "Is the trans person not a woman?"
Feb 14, 2013 goreedgo commented on To Avoid Rape, "Try not to show fear.".
props to alithea and blip - I love your comments. keep it up, you guys.
Jan 28, 2013 goreedgo commented on I Was at the Shooting at Twilight Exit.
@3, YES, that's an unreasonable conclusion to jump to! Jesus Christ.