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Jan 9 Fred Casely commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Stamping Out "Just My Preference" Gays.
"Oh, but if I don't put 'no this or that' in my profile I'll get swamped with messages from guys I'm not going to be attracted to!"

There are worse problems than having too many admirers — and you don't have to respond to them. You could ignore them, I suppose, but why not take the opportunity to gain some insight into yourself by seeing who's into you?
Jan 4 Fred Casely commented on We Still Get Great Comments (From Great Commenters) Here On Slog.
I thought it was weird that comments would be turned off for "I, Anonymous", cover stories and other features — basically, anything on the site other than SLOG. But it's just a browser issue.

A person might want to look into that.
Jan 4 Fred Casely commented on We Still Get Great Comments (From Great Commenters) Here On Slog.
There's a large group of interesting and compassionate people, for example, who comment on/have a dialogue about Savage Love every week.
I have been under the impression for months now that comments have been disabled on the weekly column. But after reading this, I tried a browser that wasn't Firefox for Mac — and, what do you know, there they are!

Dec 6, 2016 Fred Casely commented on Memo to the Theater Stagehands Who Didn't Know That I Was Joking.
Also, @4(b): good one!
Dec 6, 2016 Fred Casely commented on Memo to the Theater Stagehands Who Didn't Know That I Was Joking.
@16 - There is an interesting branch of rhetoric which involves complex concepts like "sarcasm" and "condescension." These have been in use for literally hundreds, if not thousands, of years. But while they may be effective when used in person, they don't translate well online and may result in your sounding like a jerk.

If this production's flying is completely automated and requires nothing more from the tech than punching a button, then I don't see why they can't do that and eat a bagel at the same time.
Dec 5, 2016 Fred Casely commented on Memo to the Theater Stagehands Who Didn't Know That I Was Joking.
Take it from a onetime theatrical tech director who has flown actors many times: You need to outweigh any person you might be asked to fly, and you need significant upper body strength. Women are as qualified as men to do anything else backstage, but not that many possess the physical requirements for this one thing.

So while it's not necessarily a guy, it probably is a guy.
Nov 21, 2016 Fred Casely commented on Donald Trump Is Still Squeezing Out Pouty Tweets Between Cabinet Appointments.
Update: I've sent some people out to international waters to check it out, and you would not believe what they're finding.
Nov 21, 2016 Fred Casely commented on Donald Trump Is Still Squeezing Out Pouty Tweets Between Cabinet Appointments.
Donald Trump will never be the President of the United States for one simple reason: He was not born in this country.

Where was he born, then, you ask? Does it matter? The point is, it wasn't here.

I know people are saying he was born on an unflagged ship in international waters. I don't know if that's true, but I guess it would explain why there's no record of his birth in another country.
Nov 17, 2016 Fred Casely commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Boyfriend on the Menu.
@21 I think that's the first time in decades that anyone has put "real quick" and "patent office" in the same sentence.
Nov 16, 2016 Fred Casely commented on As Senate Democrats Reorganize, Patty Murray, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren Assume Leadership Positions.
@14 I believe if that were to happen after the midpoint of his term, we could end up with nearly an entire decade of President Mike Pence.