Aaron CM
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Mar 12, 2014 Aaron CM commented on Betabrand's Entire Spring Wardrobe Is Modeled By...Women with Ph.Ds?.
I'm guessing the brand's whole point was to get free publicity by doing something out of the ordinary or 'controversial', so by covering this, SLOG is adding to their win. Regardless of whether someone likes the idea or not, if they clicked on the link and looked at the clothes the brand's marketing department will be happy.
Dec 13, 2013 Aaron CM commented on Toronto Reporter Files Libel Notice Against Mayor Rob Ford.
It wouldn't surprise me at all if Rob was re-elected as mayor, but there's absolutely 0% chance that Doug Ford will ever become premier of Ontario.
Feb 9, 2013 Aaron CM commented on SL Letter of the Day: Human Pet.
Reminded me of this:
Good Neighbour
Nov 23, 2012 Aaron CM commented on Boy Nerds Are Still Trying to Tell Girl Nerds That They're Not Real Nerds.
@55 I suspect there's a better chance of getting a decent job by being a Dr. Who expert then an 18th Century Cultural History expert.

As someone who has an 8 year old girl who is already devouring sci-fi and comics at an alarming rate, I don't understand why Geek girls let themselves be defined by the guys? Spend time with people who share your interests and respect your opinion. How is it more complicated?
Nov 12, 2012 Aaron CM commented on No More Squatting in Sad Old England.
This is mostly in response to squatters who would break into people's houses while they were on vacation, change the locks and claim that the property had been empty when they moved in. Then it would take the owners/tenants a couple of months to get the squatters evicted. While I lived in the UK there was a story in the papers at least every couple of weeks about some unfortunate family with no place to go while they waited for the court proceeding.

Of course, there is also a significant problem with properties in London that are owned by rich foreigners, but just sit empty for years on end, but that problem is more difficult to "take action against."
Sep 19, 2012 Aaron CM commented on Ben & Jerry's Introduce Cannoli Ice Cream (GIVE IT TO ME RIGHT NOW).
Aug 10, 2012 Aaron CM commented on Google's Self-Driving Cars Have Not Crashed and Killed Anyone Yet.
I'll give you my steering wheel when you can pry it from my cold, dead hands!
Nov 22, 2011 Aaron CM commented on "It's a food product, essentially.".
That reminds me of Jean Chretien's old quote about pepper spraying peaceful protesters: "Pepper? I put that on my plate." Oddly, I think his approval ratings went up...
Aug 26, 2011 Aaron CM commented on Savage Love Episode 251.
"Honestly, at this point in my life, I would not even know where to go to meet a guy who loves drinking."

Yes, its really odd that there's nowhere for people who like to purchase and consume alcohol to congregate. I bet if someone was inventive enough they could make some money with that business plan.
Aug 24, 2011 Aaron CM commented on The Morning News.
@6 Not quite. The actual parallel would be more like this: "Texas has the third highest rate of arsons caused by children playing with matches. Isn't it obvious that our methods of telling children not to play with matches hasn't worked?"