Nov 8, 2012
commented on A Big Night for Gay Marriage—and for Equality
Dan...when will you be marrying your husband-in-Canada, boyfriend-in-America, and making an honest man of him?
I think, once the results are certified and R74 is confirmed as having passed, we should throw a massive duck-themed celebration, and have Garfunkel and Oates play Sex With Ducks.
Ducks. Yeah, ducks.
Mar 12, 2012
commented on SL Letter of the Day: Permission Slippage
My advice to WTFO: Find your local poly community, which is FULL of ethical sluts who will consider it a bonus that you're being open and honest with your wife. It's AWESOME. Do a search on OKCupid for "polyamory", look for Yahoo Groups in your area that are poly-centric, and (if you're in a large-ish city) look for a sex-positive culture establishment, which a lot of poly communities use to build social connections. We're out there, I promise.
Jan 16, 2012
commented on Snow Knowledge: Please Help
For the very first time in my life, I actually USE the term "grauple" as I learned in my climatology class in college. WIN.
I recommend sand, rather than salt. Sand sticks around longer than the salt, and will give continued traction even if snow keeps falling.
Nov 22, 2011
commented on Lunchtime Quickie: It's Almost Thanksgiving...
I don't actually think this is staged. Putting myself in her shoes: If I had come out of the bathroom and seen the beginning of the mess and realized what had happened, I'd immediately grab my phone to record it...because I would want to post it on FB, etc., for others to see.
To me, it seems pretty clear that she didn't really have any idea of just HOW bad it was until she went fully into the living room, and the shock in her voice seems pretty genuine to me.
And when the mess is THAT big, the shock renders you almost numb, hence the lack of yelling. I've been there. As the enormity of what it's going to take to clean it up sets in, the more you look, the more shell-shocked you get.
The kids' air of innocence is pretty normal. They probably didn't even think twice about it not being ok, because it's probably never happened before and so they haven't gotten in trouble for it before. My son has, in the past, proudly shown me the results of his destruction, and then the pride and joy slowly drains out of his face when he realizes that I'm upset about what he did.
Also: if it were staged, the kids would be constantly looking to mommy throughout the video, double-checking that they're "doing it right." In addition, it would be almost impossible to get the 1-year-old to act the way he's acting. His innocent thrills in tossing the flour around are not feigned.
And a three-year-old is perfectly capable of reaching those higher areas. The flour looks like it had been thrown.
So, yeah...I don't think it's staged at all.