7:53 PM yesterday
commented on All Atheists Go To Heaven?
Paul--your writing is wonderful. Really, I think it's among the best at the Stranger. You need to work on your personal presentation--a bit too nervous and twitchy. A few speech or drama classes would be all it takes. You're articulate in what you say, but too much um, uh, and fidgeting. Plus what's up with the painted fingernails?
With all the best intentions possible, and hopefully no offense,
Your Auntie Crone
6:48 PM yesterday
commented on SL Letter of the Day: Seconded
Okay, would somebody PLEASE enlighten me as to how one has sex with someone they've never met in real life. Isn't that called mutual masturbation in front of a screen, or am I missing something? I must confess that I've always considered "real" sex to be a skin-to-skin thing (you know, like Mad Men), but clearly I'm lagging behind again. Thanks, kids.
6:29 PM yesterday
commented on Did You Steal Our Unpaid Intern's Camera?
@38. You seem to be new here. Where did you come from?
Please go back there and take your adolescent blather with you. That last journalism course you took (or was it creative writing?) was a bust.
I always enjoy the unpaid interns, but Ansel has been especially delightful.
commented on Last Days
Good Job Ann! This LD is up to Schmader standards--witty,quirky and clever.
Don't let these grumps get you down. They obviously have their own problems with life issues. (Crabby boss, impotence, no chevre left at Melrose Market, the usual.)
commented on Amy Tan Is Replacing Joan Didion
Booo! I liked Amy Tan's books but I've worshipped Joan D. since I was a pretentious high school student (or college, I can't remember).
commented on The White House Strikes Back
@17 "The real question is: can the GOP continue to generate enough "scandal of the week" type outrages over the next 18 months to keep the faithful in a perpetual state of mouth-foaming, and if so, is there a saturation point where even the staunchest Wing-Nut simply runs out of umbrage? Because the general public will no doubt have reached that point long before Election Day. "
The answer is YES they can, and no, there is no saturation point. The GOP has wanted nothing more than perpetual scandal since he was elected. They were unsuccessful in the first term, so now it's pedal to the metal. Now they've got the journalists thing (WTF BHO ???), the IRS and Benghazi. Triple crown for the week, and a multimillion dollar special prosecutor is not far behind. The mouth-foaming is only beginning.
I just remember the pain of the second Clinton term, and I cringe. Here we go again.
commented on If You and Joan Didion Were Onstage Together in Front of 2,000 People, What Would You Ask Her?
@11 The Doors? The Doors? You were just too young in 1967 to appreciate them. For once your bullshit erudition doesn't work. The Doors were cosmic, and you were a toddler, so shut up about them, you don't know anything.
But I thought we were talking about Joan Didion. Also cosmic. I have tickets and am looking forward to it. I don't know what's I'd ask her. I plan to just bask in her glory. The White Album was amazing in its day.