Nov 5, 2014 jimp31 commented on Savage Love.
Per The Globe and Mail, Ghomeshi was fired before the story in the Toronto Star was published, not after. In short, he was fired for the wrong reason - his extensive documentation of his purportedly consensual BDSM relationships freaked out the-powers-that-be at the CBC - but it turned out that he absolutely deserved to be fired.…
Jun 15, 2014 jimp31 commented on Bartender Crush: Erin at Zig Zag Cafe.
What's Evan Williams 6 year?
Jan 22, 2014 jimp31 commented on How Privilege Protects You.
Thanks for this. I read the Hannan piece, Simmons' apology - and to be fair, it did strike me as a genuine apology, which is rare in this media world - and Christina Kharl's trenchant critique all at once yesterday. I hadn't thought of it in the perspective of the sort of unthinking privilege you describe.

BTW, it's "Kahrl," not "Kahrle."
Jan 10, 2014 jimp31 commented on What's Your Best Guess?.
@4 I like "Dick Dynasty" (but I think women can be dicks, too).
Dec 22, 2013 jimp31 commented on A Writer's Prayer.
Oh, and no knock on Paul, who's great on books.
Dec 22, 2013 jimp31 commented on A Writer's Prayer.
This was terrific, thanks. The best bit of literary history and criticism I've read in a long while in/at The Stranger.
Oct 31, 2013 jimp31 commented on Who Is the Scariest of Them All?.
Could actually exist (and torture/kill me): Leatherface.

Viscerally terrifying but not real: Darth Vadar. Being dropped off at the theatre and watching Star Wars by myself at age eight and seeing this black-clad human robot thing choke someone to death and then casually toss the body up against a bulkhead. That stays with you.
Oct 30, 2013 jimp31 commented on I, Anonymous: It's Coming from INSIDE THE BUILDING!.
@25:Seriously why is this so hard to parse:

"..., and finally a blast of hideous guffawing reports that paints the walls and makes the little hairs on your cochlea shudder at 90 paces"

Because it's poorly written. Or rather, poorly edited. "Reports" is from an earlier draft and was meant to be deleted. The revised version still answers to the charge of poor writing, though.

Jul 11, 2013 jimp31 commented on Fun Wolves and Coelacanths.
"H. Jon Benjamin, a new funny favorite of mine"

Well, some bad news and some good news. The bad news, for me at least, is that I'm really old. The good news for you: "Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist." The nine-CD box set is one of the most worth-it things of all time.
Apr 26, 2013 jimp31 commented on You Know That Totally Bigoted Bill That Isn't About Gay People?.
"pork entry" does sound a little salacious, so I might be inclined to give that ol' Muslim caterer a break. it's likely been a long day, anyway.