commented on Pacific Rim: Beautiful, Bold Genre Fun
Well when I woke up this morning I certainly wasn't expecting to read a positive review for Pacific Rim - I think Michael Bay has jaded me to hate anything splashy, but I trust Paul's judgement on this stuff and will add this to my list of movies to see.
Dec 6, 2012
commented on Responding to Shortage, Judges Will Open Courtrooms on Sunday to Marry Gay Couples
Is there a convenient way to thank each of these judges for coming in on their own free time to do this without making such an influx of thanks be a burden for them or interfere with people who are trying to conduct "real business? Can you supply us with email addresses or phone numbers or physical addresses so that these amazing people can know that we know and appreciate them? Thanks!
May 14, 2012
commented on I Love TV
That was almost a coherent review of a show. I feel like I know more about something after an I Love TV by Wm.(TM) Stephen Humphrey. I didn't expect that to ever happen.
I haven't seen the show, but screw you, Uncle Charlie!
Mar 29, 2012
commented on Etymology of the Day: Orchiectomy
I am surprised to see it advertised as I wouldn't think it would be a procedure most people would undergo voluntarily. I actually had an orchiectomy when I was infant because I was born intersexed. The condition I have, PAIS (Partial Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome) means (in short) that I have XY chromosomes and was born with testes in my abdomen, but because I can not process androgrens (forms of testosterone), my body has (mostly) defaulted to a female form. When this was discovered at 12 months during an investigation into dual inguinal hernias I had, they removed the testes with my parents consent.
While they wouldn't have done me a lot of good, I do wish they had told me about it and let me make my own decisions about my body when I was older, but I understand they were acting out of love and what they thought was best for me (undescended testes in the abdomen are at a higher risk of cancer - that risk is, imo, often overstated).
My support group uses the orchid as our symbol - a beautiful type of flower with some interesting and sometimes in-congruent physical properties. I have known of this term for a while as an intersex activist but I was surprised to see it here - thanks for looking it up!
Jan 15, 2012
commented on Feeding the Trolls at the Golden Globes
Bored. Was hoping for controversy and shit going down but Gervais had a total of 6 minutes talking and he didn't go anywhere near too far. I didn't watch last year but thought I'd get the whole thing this time around but was majorly disappointed. Yay for his one atheist joke, but they kept him in the back room almost the whole time.