Jan 5 delta35 commented on Our Next President Is At War With the So-Called "Intelligence Community" — What Could Go Wrong?.
"It gets worse." Except for the comedy shows. Trevor Noah, Bill Maher, et al. are gonna have a field day.
Jan 5 delta35 commented on Our Next President Is At War With the So-Called "Intelligence Community" — What Could Go Wrong?.
For the entire Obama administration "It gets better" was always reassuringly true, on the macro scale (geopolitics, gay rights, the arc of human progress, the economy, climate change, solar energy, a hundred other things), no matter what happened in my own life.

I fear for the next 4 years, it's gonna be "It gets worse."
Jan 5 delta35 commented on Savage Love Letters of the Day: Reader Advice Round-Up.
And the downside of moderate prosopagnosia is that you don't know if you've sucked someone famous who is closeted, or not!

Example: I've seen celebrities on the street and they were kinda familiar but I couldn't be sure, until other people around me (with normal face recognition) immediately started taking selfies next to them and going batshit.

And once I had that "kinda maybe I don't know" facial recognition about an A-list movie star. It was in a gay sauna, but given my prosopagnosia, all I could be sure of was that he was scorching hot and had a really ugly obese dude blowing him, so I skipped it even though he'd invited me to join in. Did I miss out? I'll never know!
Jan 5 delta35 commented on Savage Love Letters of the Day: Reader Advice Round-Up.
Prosopagnosia: yup.

And, I was in my 40s before I realized it was not normal that I couldn't recognize my own parents if they weren't where I was expecting them / wearing clothes and hair styles that I recognized and they hadn't gotten a new hair cut.

So, folks, if a fuck buddy doesn't recognize you (or a friend or a coworker or an ex or your own child), it might not be rudeness / closetedness.
Jan 4 delta35 commented on We Still Get Great Comments (From Great Commenters) Here On Slog.
Anonymous comments are great. Often thought provoking and "raw" they are often useful or interesting or humorous or offensive but witty. Both on SLOG and on some news sites like The Guardian and NYT.

Plus, the super-wealthy can say what they want, but the rest of us can lose jobs and wind up on the streets, literally, for an errant comment. Anonymous comments are great. And I'm not talking about hate speech but the right wing and the left wing both have elements of thought police who have tanked careers of people with jobs that looked secure (like tenured academics) who were stupidly offensive. Free speech means little if you're homeless. Of course, anyone can be doxed, but it requires a level of technical skill that won't usually be applied to anonymous comments.
Dec 28, 2016 delta35 commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Straight Guy Wonders If He Can Be Queer.
@6 @7 nocutename - you win the thread!
Dec 23, 2016 delta35 commented on The Two Other Major News Stories This Morning.
@2 I'd assume you were a Russian troll, except that you've written posts warning about Russian influence on the elections. So, it's worth answering: Hilary was NOT a crook just a quintessential career pol and a very competent one, T. is actually a bona fide crook (swindler / scam artist).

Cut the Republican spin. [and yes, I was a bernie supporter]
Dec 20, 2016 delta35 commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Cutting Hair & Cutting Breaks.
@17 +1. kinkmuggles - Brilliant, Dan!!

And a Google search shows only 2 mentions with no space, and 2 mentions with a space or hyphen, as in, kink muggles and kink-muggles. 3 link to Dan as early as 2013, and the first and earliest to someone else in 2010 with a hyphen, as in kink-muggle.

Only 4 Google hits total in 6 years.

HOW HAS THIS NOT BECOME COMMON USAGE? IT'S BRILLIANT!

Muggles, as we all know, don't realize what they're missing out on, and if they find out wizards and witches exist, *wish* they had magical powers too! Totally more fitting for kink than vanilla or the earlier and (based on science) inaccurate "normal".
Dec 16, 2016 delta35 commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Mistakes Were Made (Math Remains Hard).
@7 @8 Whilst I understand from whence you both opine, I proffer a contrary view: wevs.

wevs = whevs = whatevs = whatever