May 29, 2011 Muriel commented on Local Filmmaker Faces Backlash Over Kyle Huff Movie.
Not to detract from the debate about whether or not Gravning should create his movie, but does anyone know what the name of the song playing in the background of his Kickstarter preview is? In my opinion, it was the best part of the entire video, and I would like to have the chance to hear it in full without having to tune out Jagger Gravning's voice in the foreground.
May 27, 2011 Muriel commented on Overheard On the #10 Bus Downtown.
I can't help but smile at the story, but it's sad. I hope she got her cupcake.
Dec 30, 2010 Muriel commented on Fuck the South.
The North actually didn't found America. The first colony ever was in Virginia. Also, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, James Madison and Patrick Henry were all southerners - all from Virginia, in fact.
You make a lot of valid points in a funny, borderline offensive article, but you also have a lot of raging overgeneralizations.
Thanks for the laughs, and for the legitimate points you squeezed in, but please recognize that there's a lot to love about the south. I'm a southerner, and the south - with all its flaws and hypocrisies - will always be home to me, and will always be ultimately lovable and beautiful in my eyes. And please, please, please get your history right. Plymouth would probably have happened regardless of Jamestown's existence, but I hate to think where the US would be without the authors of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.
Dec 17, 2010 Muriel commented on "stop tearing terring ripping my posters down".
Idaho Meth Project has six syllables.
so maybe he was going for the number of words?
Nov 27, 2010 Muriel commented on O They Will Know We Are Christians....
I am so sorry that you receive hate mail from idiots who pervert the tenets of a religion that is supposed to be based on love and redemption. No one, Christian or not, should take any satisfaction from another person's death, particularly not the suicide of a child. According to the Bible, Jesus spent his time on earth hanging out with everyone from prostitutes and extortionists to uneducated fishermen to theologians. I find it hard to believe that Jesus would have had any problem with gays. Moreover, the slut shaming and the bullying of Jewish kids that the douchebag referenced were also somewhat related to Christian intolerance. Jews were derided as "Christ-killers", and Christianity, along with most Western religions, placed a premium on female purity. The sleazy guy spreading rumors would have been powerless if "mainstream" teens hadn't been conditioned to look down on anyone who'd had sex. And why does the writer say that teenage girls "were" killing themselves because of slut shaming? They still are. Did he somehow avoid hearing about Phoebe Prince? Sure, the IGBP is focused on the problems facing LGBT youth. But the message spread by your project is a message of hope, and it absolutely is not restricted to gay teens. Any troubled teen who sees those videos can walk away knowing that they have a chance at a better future. And hey - Christianity started out as a message directed solely at the Jews, but a determined Samarian woman took that message and applied it to her own life. Now, Christianity is supposed to be a universal religion - unless you ask the dipshit who wrote you that email. As a Christian teenager, I have huge problems with and difficult questions about my religion, mostly due to the intolerance and willful ignorance practiced by most Christian denominations. It sucks. But I want you to know that, thanks in part to you, I'm learning to be more open-minded and more sensitive to other people. I'm inspired by the work you've done with the It Gets Better Project, and am trying to spread the word. Thanks so much for your efforts, and I hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Sep 29, 2010 Muriel commented on The Stranger's 2010 Back to School Guide.
Heads up: Your Gatsby info won't get anyone into bed with an English major. Gatsby is killed by a man who mistakenly thinks Gatsby killed his wife. Gatsby never gets to fuck anyone - he just moons after Daisy (somebody else's wife).

My Gatsby hang-ups aside, thanks for the hilarious and informative article.
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Sep 29, 2010 Muriel commented on The Stranger's 2010 Back to School Guide.
Heads up: Your information about Gatsby will not get anyone into bed with an English major. It will get them smacked and/or laughed at. Gatsby is killed by a man who thinks Gatsby killed his wife. Gatsby never gets to fuck anyone - he just moons after Daisy (somebody else's wife). The rest of the info about Gatsby's parties and such is correct, though.

My Gatsby hang-ups aside, fantastic article.