commented on Savage Love
@115, okay, either you're a troll, or you really believe the garbage you're spewing and therefor you're a cold, selfish asshole without the tiniest modicum of empathy. Take your pick. Maybe you won't discount my feelings so quickly because I have a penis?
@98, I've thought about this a lot, and I think it has a lot to do with the harassers and abusers being cowards and only doing this shit when they think they'll get away with it. I'm a pretty tall guy, confrontational by nature, and have been described as intimidating, and I've never witnessed the kinds of bullshit that it's clear misogynists do all the time. So either it's just a series of coincidences or (more likely) the pigs are waiting until I've left the area. I'm honestly a little afraid of what would happen if I ever were in the right place at the right time, because I might end up in jail and the perpetrator in the hospital. Or, if he's carrying a gun, vice-versa :-/
commented on In Defense of Maureen Dowd Getting Too High and Writing About It
I agree that some sort of serving size information should be included. However, I think one key difference is missing from the "handle of whiskey" comparison: If you drink that whole bottle, you may very well kill yourself by alcohol poisoning. From the drug (yes, alcohol is also a drug) alone. Whereas the whole candy bar would not have killed anybody.
You can argue that getting way too high can cause people to do things that kill themselves or others, but the same is true for some people when they have just a few drinks. The potential for harm is just not even the same order of magnitude. Sorry Maureen had a bad trip... actually, no, I'm not; she probably deserved it... But feeling shitty for a few hours is barely any harm at all.
commented on Thomas Piketty on The Colbert Report
I reject the premise that it's possible to be "too intellectual for television"; though one can certainly be too smug for it. Granted, TV is the opiate of the masses, but there are still some programs with intellectual and artistic merit.
commented on Are Writers at The Onion Reading My Email?
@12, am I misunderstanding you, or are you being hypocritical? I'm trying to imagine how a world filled with people with your own preconditions could ever make polyamory happen. And the guys interested in lifetime commitment absolutely do exist (I'm one of them) but--surprise!--many of us are already in lifetime commitments.
And @9, I think you should check your assumptions. You can have commitment, somebody to take care of you, and a built-in date, all in an open relationship. But probably not if you've rejected the mere possibility as a foregone conclusion.
And yes, in disclosure: My wife and I are seeking a girlfriend (or wife, really). And finding the search exceedingly difficult. I hadn't really thought about it from this angle before, but I guess these kinds of assumptions are one of our main obstacles.