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Okay, everybody: for those of you who do not wish to order your glasses from Zenni, or who have $400 lenses and so you no longer care, these are the frames you should be buying: You can buy Shuron frames fairly cheaply - under $100 if you look… [more]
favorited 16 times, recently by bgal81, burgerrr, Ragini, jamjam, adrianhon, entropone, Lemmy Caution, brujita, invitapriore, memento maury, mecran01, a halcyon day, RolandOfEld, Peter J. Prufrock, dis_integration, Fizz
MeFi comment - 10 minutes ago

Well, if I'm ever a wacky retiree in Florida, I know what I'll wear for glasses. Their frames are really not to my taste, but my father-in-law is always complaining about how small frames are these days, so I should email him these. The… [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by burgerrr, RolandOfEld, You Can't Tip a Buick
MeFi comment - 11 minutes ago

I'm pretty sure I had those round frames a few years back. They are nice, but you have terrible peripheral vision with them since the lenses are so narrow. See, this is what is so exciting about Shuron, unlike almost every other maker - you… [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by Mary Ellen Carter, Lemmy Caution, You Can't Tip a Buick, joseph conrad is fully awesome, sperose, Balna Watya
MeFi comment - 28 minutes ago

You know what Warby Parker needs to do? To make some of the goddamn cute ones in the wide widths, instead of sticking you with a boring selection of 90s-lite horizontal rectangles. (I know! I have a wide head, let's wear some glasses that are… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by blnkfrnk
MeFi comment - 52 minutes ago

You poor kid. I'm so sorry that all this stuff has happened. I know it can be so, so hard to reconcile seeing our parents as real people who - on one level - did their very best to raise us and were just human people with flaws, and on the other… [more]
favorited 7 times, recently by kamikazegopher
Ask MeFi comment - An hour ago

A side note: I have actually survived Minnesota winters (which are brutal) with a "winter coat" made up of an outer layer (heavy wool cardigan, something like that) and a heavy fleece sweatshirt. If you are desperately broke, put your… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by MichelleinMD, biggreenplant
Ask MeFi comment - 2 ¾ hours ago

I just feel like I've run out of even ideas about this. We don't seem to have the political power to put the brakes on our little American freikorps, no matter what they do. It's just incredible. It makes me despair of our political process,… [more]
favorited 18 times, recently by spacewaitress, languagehat, Mister Fabulous, Joey Michaels, zippy, SecretAgentSockpuppet, HillbillyInBC, col_pogo, nogoodverybad, mordax, lord_wolf, haltingproblemsolved, lalochezia, mittens, KHAAAN!, richb, Death and Gravity, anthropophagous
MeFi comment - 3 ¼ hours ago

I think that one of the ways we create cultural consensus is to say "No, Lou Reed may have been a genius but the fact that he beat women forever taints how we think of him". I don't think that the fact that there are lots of men who hit… [more]
favorited 24 times, recently by Lexica, feistycakes, burgerrr, beefetish, languagehat, Stacey, thetortoise, Narrative Priorities, limeonaire, virago, naoko, Rev. Syung Myung Me, mon-ma-tron, joseph conrad is fully awesome, tonycpsu, ovvl, nadawi, bitterpants, eviemath, Spathe Cadet, gentian, transitional procedures, threeants, Pink Frost
MeFi comment - Almost 6 hours ago

Lou Reed hit women, and not just in that "ha ha everyone in the sixties kind of thought a slap was okay" [not that that was ever okay, but you see it in, eg, Margaret Drabble novels as neutral ]way either, as the article makes plain. He… [more]
favorited 43 times, recently by Lexica, burgerrr, beefetish, ITheCosmos, pugh, sarahw, Ivan Fyodorovich, ShawnStruck, supercrayon, limeonaire, MidStream, DRoll, naoko, ostranenie, nogoodverybad, The Minotaur, EXISTENZ IS PAUSED, certs, dhalgren, brina, thetarium, pxe2000, Kitteh, gentian, en forme de poire, thesmallmachine, mer2113, padraigin, ursus_comiter, sc114, bitterpants, symbioid, crush-onastick, Kutsuwamushi, Proofs and Refutations, bakerina, Joey Michaels, edheil, tonycpsu, nadawi, Pink Frost, saulgoodman, nebulawindphone
MeFi comment - 6 ¼ hours ago

Maybe the pigeons that come into the kitchen overnight kill the bats? Or maybe you're just supposed to make pigeon-bat stew, and this is ze famous English cuisine, no? [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by MsDaniB
MeFi comment - 9 hours ago

I think one of the problems here is that there's a pervasive cultural narrative made up of 1000 tiny things that basically goes "Hip-hop is a universal musical language and no one race deserves the credit! But when black people do hip-hop, it's… [more]
favorited 20 times, recently by en forme de poire
MeFi comment - 17 hours ago

In my next career I plan to be a peer of the realm who is conflicted about my wealth, estates, privilege, etc. I plan to have an angsty romance with a tiny, dapper, working class detective with whom I will have endless conflict over various things… [more]
favorited 14 times, recently by The Elusive Architeuthis, Lexica, beefetish, maiamaia, skybluepink
MeFi comment - 18 hours ago

I think that there's a niche for a romance novel about a guy who is a romance novel cover model. For whatever reason he can't find love, various hijinks ensue, chandelier heroism, some larger plot arc, etc. Perhaps he finds himself encountering the… [more]
favorited 146 times, recently by The Elusive Architeuthis, bluishorange, Lexica, scrump, m0nm0n, Bugbread, Ziggy500, domo, one teak forest, Keysig, The Outsider, spreadsheetzu, E. Whitehall, Chichibio, mark k, Rosie M. Banks, lilac girl, schmopera
MeFi comment - 19 hours ago

Although generally I am not drawn to dudes, I would totally go out with a tiny foppish anxious man who wore heels, assuming any kind of social compatibility. We could....ride bikes at 3 in the morning! I frequently like people's mothers! [more]
favorited 17 times, recently by Space Kitty, Lexica, cadge
MeFi comment - 19 hours ago

I don't think you should disclose. It's poor form to out people unless they've specifically said that they want everyone to know that they are trans. Also, it reinforces the idea that there's some kind of essential "truth" about trans… [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by DingoMutt, i feel possessed, Tchad, Mondegreen, drlith
Ask MeFi comment - 21 hours ago

These people get turned down a lot for asylum in the US, too. Of course, the death squads in El Salvador during the war were backed by the US, like most of the other right-wing regimes in Central and South America. No regime too bloody, no… [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by burgerrr, languagehat
MeFi comment - 22 hours ago

Me, this morning: "Hm, what will happen today? Surely it's improbable that I will start reading romance novels, since after all I've never done more than flip through one or two in my entire life!" Me, now: "Tiny foppish lovestory… [more]
favorited 14 times, recently by Lexica, beefetish, cadge
MeFi comment - Yesterday

One might more usefully speculate about what is the "romance for men", come to that. Of course, once you start thinking about that you realize that it's either a really stupid framework (because men, like women, enjoy many types of… [more]
favorited 7 times, recently by Lexica
MeFi comment - Yesterday

(A side note to tiny men everywhere: I have met many taller women of all body types (I am not myself tall - just strong-thewed! - but I've had this conversation with others lots of times) who have felt interest in tiny men of all body types but… [more]
favorited 13 times, recently by Lexica, Pallas Athena, shavenwarthog
MeFi comment - Yesterday

Romance novels are the pornography for women. Strong, handsome guy dominates young attractive woman and she conquers and tames him through marriage. In Jane Eyre, the poor dude even gets blinded before being blindsided through love and now the… [more]
favorited 22 times, recently by Lexica, naoko
MeFi comment - Yesterday

That last interview is really interesting because quite a lot of it is him talking about how he can't eat what he wants, how that's difficult and how if he could do anything he'd retire to Oregon, go fishing and eat chocolate. It's interesting… [more]
favorited 40 times, recently by Lexica, naoko, beandip
MeFi comment - Yesterday

Maybe I should try writing a romance novel. Genre fiction generally interests me anyway and some of the lighter SF and fantasy that I read definitely has romance novel qualities (Cecelia and the Enchanted Chocolate Pot, those Melissa… [more]
favorited 14 times, recently by Lexica, shavenwarthog, Rosie M. Banks
MeFi comment - Yesterday

Also, when I am a peer of the realm who is conflicted about my privilege, I plan to have some pecs. Presumably from lifting the Bentley. [more]
favorited 10 times, recently by beefetish
MeFi comment - Yesterday

One possible starting point, assuming you don't want to break up could be picking something manageable for him and still bearable for you: "I don't want to come over unless there are clean sheets on the bed and a clean towel available, throw a… [more]
favorited 11 times, recently by bakerina, Superplin, spacewaitress, Devika, Jane the Brown, rabbitrabbit, Monochrome, virago, cadge, smoke, bookworm4125
Ask MeFi comment - Yesterday

I really thought this had to be parody - I was waiting for it to be funny, then it wasn't. Dear millenials, Almost everyone who is not a millenial doesn't actually care. Many of us, indeed, have a vague sense that you are "somewhere… [more]
favorited 7 times, recently by languagehat, en forme de poire, double block and bleed, Lexica, Rev. Syung Myung Me, Miko, naju
MeFi comment - Yesterday

Nicki Minaj is so smart and funny, and she really seems to be good at saying what she really thinks as part of her public persona - I don't quite know how to express that, but she seems to be really good at being tough and direct and saying difficult… [more]
favorited 28 times, recently by ocherdraco, naoko
MeFi comment - Yesterday

You might find this entry on "earning to give" of interest - an article which reveals, weirdly enough, that the "Jeff" in the OP works at Google. (Which I didn't really expect to be true, precisely because it's too pat - "Oh,… [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by terretu
MeFi comment - Yesterday

My dad says that society collapsed in 1992 and no one has noticed. I mean, he's serious. I think what he's getting at is that economic changes radically remade the world to the point where many of the things that he values (stable, strong unions,… [more]
favorited 23 times, recently by baniak, newdaddy
MeFi comment - 2 days ago

The way you get a shower to turn black is to shower in it with dirty feet for many months without scrubbing the tub, by the way. It really takes commitment to never, never cleaning. I used to live in a house where I was the only one who cleaned the… [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by blueberry, poffin boffin, Rock Steady, Monochrome
Ask MeFi comment - 2 days ago

I mean, some pop music just isn't very smart, and some pop musicians tend to go all stupid or formulaic in interviews. But the least little google reveals that Nicki Minaj not only has some interesting ideas but is perfectly willing to share… [more]
favorited 8 times, recently by naoko
MeFi comment - 2 days ago

(I mean, as much as there are a lot of things I love about Jane Eyre, it's very much a book about being the whitest white woman and it gets pretty racist - contrast Jane with Blanche Whosis the evil temptress, for one thing - it's not just… [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by shavenwarthog
MeFi comment - 2 days ago

I've read maybe a hundred romance novels -- basically all the ones my girlfriends and partners left lying around plus more from the wire racks at the library after I developed a taste for them -- and they seem to be so much better written in… [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by imon
MeFi comment - 2 days ago

I'd say that no marriage/long-term partnership really looks happy from the outside - at least I've never seen one. And yet I've talked to a couple of friends very frankly about their relationships and they value and want to preserve them, despite… [more]
favorited 14 times, recently by LoonyLovegood
Ask MeFi comment - 3 days ago

Gridlock means new laws can't be passed. But the old laws keep chugging along, and the government keeps governing, and life goes on, basically. I'm not sure the current ideological deadlock is impacting the average voter enough to even pay much… [more]
favorited 33 times, recently by baniak, whistle pig
MeFi comment - 3 days ago

What can you do to make her feel welcome that's not about being trans? And what will you do if a friend (or a friend of a friend does or says something problematic and you find out about it? What will you do if a friend/friend-friend does something… [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by bakerina
Ask MeFi comment - 3 days ago

This is actually literally from their FAQ, apparently: EXCLUSIVE - From the Peeple FAQ Q: Can I start someone else's profile? Yes. You will need their cell phone number to start their profile and they will receive a text that you were the… [more]
favorited 136 times, recently by mothershock
MeFi comment - 3 days ago

I just want to clarify: In my life, I have witnessed people with unmanaged mental illness do nominally "threatening" things (that wouldn't have killed anyone in the moment) and get treated badly by cops. Cops around here have shot people… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 days ago

really though any book like a tom clancy novel or whoever wrote jason bourne, that's men's romance novels, the same way that scene from commando yt where arnold is strapping all the weapons to himself with satisfying SHHHCK noises is men's… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 days ago

"What are your thoughts when people speculate that you thrive on the drama of this situation?" Or even, "You've often spoken about the challenges faced by women pop stars. Do you think gender plays into it when some people… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 days ago

I have a friend who is both an English major and super into romance novels. I've been hearing a lot about Lord of Scoundrels, which she says is quite good. I was flipping through it while hanging out one time and while the prose was… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 days ago

Now watch, sales on the tiny-foppish-guy romance novel are spiking even as we type! It has a cute cover. [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 days ago

I try to avoid calling the police, but I would probably call them here. But first, I would try calling the county's mental health services (or the city's, etc) so I got a better picture of what could happen if the guy is having an episode of… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 days ago

I feel that quite a lot of science fiction stands in for thrillers-with-guns, with the advantage of having some women protagonists. I mean, there's guns. Breq? In Ancillary Justice? I mean technically she isn't actually a woman, but… [more]
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MeFi comment - 4 days ago

I am all agog to read the Joan Aiken ones - I love almost all aspects of her Dido Twite books (except the frankly rather dubious racial politics in several of them; I mean, it's clear that she means it innocently enough, but there no indication that… [more]
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MeFi comment - 4 days ago

Okay, English people, what do you do about rabies, huh? I just checked this so-called "National Health Service" of yours (sounds a bit Red If you ask me) website and they say that your bats, like ours, harbor rabies. If your… [more]
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MeFi comment - 4 days ago

A family ring - if you have one to give - is much suitable than a new-bought one, and people who don't know that are vulgarians. Give her the family ring now. When you get to your ten year anniversary or some other point where you're… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 4 days ago

Every time anyone has presented plausible real-world security concerns about real-name policy to Facebook, they've just gone all la-la-I-can't-hear-you. I suspect it's ideological and yes-man based, just because it's so in line with what big tech… [more]
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MeFi comment - 5 days ago

I have made a plan - I am going to save up and go to England and Scotland. (Not to slight Wales, Cornwall, etc, but I don't think I'll have the cash or the vacation time.) I'm really going to do it. No frivoling about with the savings this time… [more]
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MeFi comment - 5 days ago

Also, what are some things that you've had cooked by others or in restaurants that you enjoyed? It might be that they are the type of things which often have a trick to them. Once I had some yams and they were the best yams. How did you… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 5 days ago

Biscuits and gravy would be another option - biscuits are very quick indeed once you've made them a few times, and a mushroom/onion/garlic/thyme gravy is very easy - add a little white wine. You can top this with a little steamed or sauteed broccoli… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 5 days ago

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