commented on Writers Reveal Their Favorite First Lines in Books
On the morning the last Lisbon daughter took her turn at suicide--it was Mary this time, and sleeping pills, like Therese--the two paramedics arrived at the house knowing exactly where the knife drawer was, and the gas oven, and the beam in the basement from which it was possible to tie a rope. (The Virgin Suicides)
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commented on Plastic Bag Ban Blamed for Theft Spike
When I was a cashier, growing up in my family's grocery store business, in a time before Purell was a big thing, before anyone re-used their bags, I sought out hand sanitizer on my own dime because, ew, money is gross. (Yeah, this was also a time before debit cards.) Money has way more germs than my canvas bags. And, duh, wash your bags.
Oh, and in this time before Purell and canvas bags and debit cards and the internet and cell phones and scanners at the cash register and other exciting things, whaddaya know? We still had a shit ton of shoplifting going on.
commented on What Is The Internship Trailer Worse Than?
Just emailed this to my spouse who works at the Google Fremont office. I begged him to tell me that this is Google's April Fool's joke, just released early. Like, please. Tell me that. Or erase my memory of the last five minutes.
Dec 17, 2012
commented on Who Is the Best Character on Deep Space Nine?
While not my favorite, Kai Winn was so fun to hate.
@10, hottest surely goes to alternative dimension evil dominatrix Kira. The source of many a teenage fantasy.
Because, yes, I am a huge nerd.
Nov 23, 2012
commented on Dumb Ways to Die
My dad has rattlesnakes as "pets." I should send this to him. Not that it would help. He's determined to make his house look like that creepy house in serial killer movies.