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Dec 20, 2013 Mike Friedman commented on The Nation Calls The Stranger the "Most Valuable Newspaper".
Congrats to the Stranger!

But the San Francisco Bay Guardian? You've gotta be kidding me. That paper has been an utter piece of crap for most of the 18 years I've lived in SF. Since Bruggman sold it (smart man) it's even lost his hilarious insanity. I can't remember the last time I picked up a copy of it. Blech.
Dec 13, 2013 Mike Friedman commented on OMG Stock Up on Sriracha!.
The problem is that they built a new factory and the neighbors (who were there first) are complaining about the smell.

It's legitimate. The owner of the factory doesn't seem really interested in dealing with the complaints of his neighbors.
Dec 11, 2013 Mike Friedman commented on Stop it, Tom Cruise. Just Stop It..
Paul's right. One of my favorite Tom Cruise roles was in Magnolia. He played such an abrasive asshole, but he was exactly what the role demanded. It was really really entertaining (although maybe he was just playing himself).
Dec 8, 2013 Mike Friedman commented on Slog Bible Study: Judges 10:4.
It's the ancient version of 7 Brides for 7 Brothers.
Nov 18, 2013 Mike Friedman commented on SL Letter of the Day: Look But Don't Ogle—And Don't Blow Kisses!.
To the original letter writer:

Don't be so passive. You're not some shrinking violet. You're a full grown man who can stand up for himself.

If someone is being creepy walk up to them and say "You're being a creep. Stop it." You don't even need to say you're not gay. Just tell them to knock it the fuck off. Every time.

I'll bet you they will and your problem will be solved.
Nov 12, 2013 Mike Friedman commented on SL Letter of the Day: Model Behavior.
Holy crap, this guy is fucking batshit crazy!

Look, LW, sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. Not everything has a hidden agenda. Now go back and let Freud beat your ass with a whip.
Oct 29, 2013 Mike Friedman commented on Anybody Ever Been to Tucson?.
if you go, go check out Bisbee and Karchner Caverns, a state park with some truly amazing caves.
Oct 25, 2013 Mike Friedman commented on SLLOTD: A Caring Loving Uncle.
Yeah, I have to go with not threatening the kid. You don't want to be accused of anything as an adult gay guy.

No kid wants to have a conversation about sex with an adult (trust me on this, I just did it with my 14 year old nephew, after getting advice from Dan on his podcast).

Leave out the threat, just say...

"Look, I don't think you should be having sex with each other, you're too young. BUT if you decide to have sex, please use birth control. If you don't know where to get it, you can ask me. ANYTHING you ask me will be private and confidential between the two of us, OK?"

That's probably a better lead-in, frankly.
Sep 30, 2013 Mike Friedman commented on John McAfee Says He's Invented a Device That Can Hide You from Government Surveillance.
It's just a heavy duty tin foil hat.
Sep 20, 2013 Mike Friedman commented on SL Letter of the Day: OKStupid.
I don't think she was "upset" or anything. I think she was hilarious. :-) And not nearly as mean as she could've been. :-) Score one for humor.

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