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If I were on a date with someone who wanted stupid claws instead of being able to control the weather or teleport or be a powerful telepath, the argument would be about them being an idiot, not whether or not the claws are a mutation. If I… [more]
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MeFi comment - 10 months ago

I think if it was a special licensing agreement, there would be more of the pots and pans and they'd have boxes. This sounds to me like a display set or else some kind of botched return. I've gotten a couple of very high-end pans at TJ Max for… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 10 months ago

I would like Japanese breakfasts going forward pls. When I lived in Shanghai, our campus/staff-residential-area had a little breakfast-preparing-guy alley where you could get jian bing (the premier breakfast food of all time) and giant shumai and… [more]
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MeFi comment - 10 months ago

Have you ever just asked him to stop? I know you're asking what the behavior is called, but since people are giving you advice, I'll jump in: I had a couple of crucial conversations when I was younger where people said, "please stop doing… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 10 months ago

Much as I dislike his work, I've still gotta give the guy props for getting fired from The Observer for shooting heroin on the Prime Minister's private jet. I would find that much more appealing if I hadn't had to deal with junkies shooting… [more]
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MeFi comment - 10 months ago

I hadn't thought about the impact of just-in-time scheduling on cooking. I also hadn't thought about the need to cook something that everyone will eat, and how this reduces cooking to the least common denominator - if you can't afford much food,… [more]
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MeFi comment - 10 months ago

waitress had a migraine, waitress's mom died, waitress got in trouble for not spotting a fake ID before, waitress just isn't a very pally person Yeah, these are reasonable possible explanations, and it's the manager's job to tactfully bring… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 10 months ago

Why are you still dwelling on this? What does it bring up for you? I completely believe that this was irritating and frustrating, but it still seems like a really trivial situation--a stranger wasn't as friendly as you feel she should have… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 10 months ago

No. Don't. You have an impression that she thought you had a fake ID. You also have an impression that she intentionally didn't offer to get you another drink. For this, you want to call up and get someone chewed out or fired? And if… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 10 months ago

It occurs to me that in any given relationship you can think of the "expectations" as one big pool. Sometimes the pool is deep at one end and shallow at the other - one partner has a lot of expectations and the other partner has few… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 10 months ago

Am I serious about how we'd be better off having old ladies from Mumbai cooking us Indian food, rather than eating the crap that the USDA would approve for us? Absolutely. It would be healthier. Well, if what we mean is "some regions… [more]
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MeFi comment - 10 months ago

Speaking as someone in his early fifties, the forties are when many people start to notice the aging process on a daily level (decrease in stamina, eyesight decline, minor health issues cropping up left and right, more frequent deaths of loved… [more]
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MeFi comment - 10 months ago

That's an exciting list! Or perhaps I am biased because World of Echo would possibly be my nomination for best album of the eighties. Cannot wait to listen to the stuff I haven't heard. It would be interesting to see a list compiled by women and… [more]
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MeFi comment - 10 months ago

All that "click" means is that there is something in your personalities that...effervesces, that reacts strongly together, that you meet each others' needs in some strong way. I've definitely had situations where the… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 10 months ago

About two years ago, J Crew - fucking J Crew! - ran an add with a butch woman in it. She wasn't on the front, and it was all "look at those among our marketing staff who happen to to be young, slim and conventionally good-looking...but there… [more]
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MeFi comment - 10 months ago

I beg forgiveness in advance if the question is offensive, but do you mean in a physical sense, or the way you perceive yourself coming across to others on the aggressive-passive scale? 'Cause I've never met you, but I've been reading you for a… [more]
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MeFi comment - 10 months ago

The thing is, much criticism of Beyonce doesn't seem to come from great familiarity with her work or with womanism, or from feminists of color. It mostly seems to come from white women who have given her videos a cursory inspection, and it seems to… [more]
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MeFi comment - 11 months ago

It was really looking at the nineties list that convinced me that there's a woman problem with these - I counted ten albums out of 100 where I was sure there was a woman involved in the band and only two which seemed really to center women. I'm sure… [more]
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MeFi comment - 11 months ago

seriously? I've got it. Had it since ... the 1980s. Always felt more gimmick than anything. Sandinista yt is at least nine times as relevant. Arthur Russell is amazing and hugely underrated. I was so thrilled when they re-released… [more]
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MeFi comment - 11 months ago

Or maybe it's just that what the Clash is doing on Sandinista - or what the Mekons are doing with So Good It Hurts, etc - has been so completely absorbed that it seems "easy", kind of like we all always-already have encountered… [more]
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MeFi comment - 11 months ago

Our cat used not to drink much water. I started putting containers of water around the house in the hopes that she'd drink from them and discovered that her favorite kind is the basic mid-sized transparent plastic takeout container tub - she really… [more]
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MeFi comment - 11 months ago

George Orwell actually had a "let's have a socialist Britain after the war" proposal which involved being able to sign up for meal drop-off and have someone else pick up the dirty dishes after, with both cooking and dish washing to… [more]
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MeFi comment - 11 months ago

I went through a crisis of rage at my parents in my late twenties/early thirties - it was exhausting and stressful to see them a couple of times a year, I felt constantly angry and I just gutted out the phone conversations. When I talked about them… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 11 months ago

She also chases our pitbull puppy around the house. She is maybe 8 pounds and he must be almost 30 by now and she's roughly the size of his head, and he is terrified of her. Like "won't walk down the stairs if she's lying on them" scared… [more]
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MeFi comment - 11 months ago

I...er...I would love to hold a jam-tasting party, as long as I didn't have to make the jam. That's not actually a bad idea, in fact, since virtually all my friends can eat jam - I could make some various vegan and gluten-free things to have… [more]
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MeFi comment - 11 months ago

I would never in all my life have expected Lena Dunham to write an essay that...hm, had some remote and melancholy parts that seemed not from the age of… [more]
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MeFi comment - 11 months ago

Oh, dude, you need to read Shirley Jackson's Life Among The Savages. Unlike the rest of her writing, it's very gentle and funny. You might also enjoy the non-humor but domestic, sometimes comic and personal mid-century writing of MFK… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 11 months ago


Don't let her push you out into some disastrous situation. Looking at your past questions, it seems like you have had some really rough stuff happen recently. If the stress of dealing with your emergencies did in fact push her back into a PTSD… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 11 months ago

But running around with a big megaphone saying "Aaaaauagh!! The world is unfair!! This is an emergency!!" is not sustainable (or effective). I know that it's not doing me any favors personally to be keeping score with people around me,… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 11 months ago

She's the one with the gross Evelyn-Evelyn fake conjoined twins thing, right? And the vaguly "sex workers are gross and risible" song titles? And the snarking on fat people via Twitter? I mean, I've never heard a good thing about her… [more]
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MeFi comment - 11 months ago

It's extremely unlikely that this will work. When I was still in my twenties, guys occasionally asked me out at random and my thoughts were always these: - At best, I don't know anything about this guy and it will be awkward to extricate myself… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 11 months ago

partly because my pronounced queerness meant I was generally off the hook I never really thought about it until now, but....the reason no one has ever asked me when I'm going to have kids is because I am exceedingly visibly queer, and get… [more]
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MeFi comment - 11 months ago

But that's across the board. Science fiction is massively popular in certain areas, like video games. And most all the highest-grossing film franchises are science fictional in some way, if not outright science fiction, so it's not like people are… [more]
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MeFi comment - 11 months ago

...aaaand I anticipated precisely this kind of reaction, which is why I qualified the statement as carefully as possible But you didn't qualify it as carefully as possible. You phrased it in a relatively patronizing way - the phrase… [more]
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MeFi comment - 11 months ago

"Don't feed the troll" is a tried and true internet adage. It works. There are trolls, they want attention, they want people to disagree with them. It's been proven time and time again that if you don't engage with them, they go away… [more]
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MeFi comment - 11 months ago

I want to see this so bad. I wish stuff like this got released in the Midwest - we have, you know, the gays here too. Interesting though not unexpected that the politics gets downplayed. That's something I've noticed in almost all semi-popular… [more]
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MeFi comment - 11 months ago

Is there a comprehensive online resource for DTWOF strips, or will I need to buy actual made-from-paper-usually-stored-on-a-bookshelf books? The comic as it exists today is semi-comprehensive - I think all the actual sequential strips are… [more]
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MeFi comment - 11 months ago

Perhaps someone in this thread will know the answer to this: About seven or eight years ago, I read an essay by a gay historian in which he theorized that Conan Doyle actually wrote Holmes with a lot of textual cues that readers were… [more]
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MeFi comment - 11 months ago

This would be pretty cool in a sort of 1960s science fiction utopia setting - think of it, a future earth dotted with arcologies, interesting farming initiatives and artists, hermits and vacationers in their little dumpster houses. It is… [more]
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MeFi comment - 11 months ago

Things that occur to me : First, why not visit the doctor for a complete blood panel, etc? Ask about any impact that your current thinness might have on your health. It should be possible to establish, roughly, whether your current weight is… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 11 months ago

When I worked in China and friends taught me home-style cooking, we'd always use MSG. I've often wondered why, if MSG is in fact such a dietary trigger, we don't see tons and tons of MSG syndrome in Asia. I find all this cook tough-talk… [more]
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MeFi comment - 11 months ago

Would you have a good idea, then, about how to refer to the small handful of loose cannon protestors who pull that kind of loose-cannon shit? Because on the one hand I absolutely don't want to contribute to a protest-tone-argument thing, but on… [more]
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MeFi comment - 11 months ago

I don't like it when someone asks me leading/pedagogical questions. If I ask "where's the THING?" and you respond like it's your job to help me deduce where the thing is, it feels very patronizing. If I ask you for information and… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 11 months ago

I think I liked Are You My Mother? best because it doesn't have nearly as coherent a narrative, and it doesn't wrap itself around family the way that Fun Home does. They're both fantastic, amazing books that absolutely expand what… [more]
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MeFi comment - 11 months ago

What this says to me is that a well-intentioned organization has to have their ducks in a row before there's a call for a policy to be put into effect. I could easily see my younger, more naive self become very focused on "how can we… [more]
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MeFi comment - 11 months ago

This is a great post! It reminds me of a hilarious misinterpretation that some friends and I made when we were working in Shanghai and none of us had much mandarin. We all arrived via Hongqiao airport, of course, and one of us (armed with a… [more]
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MeFi comment - 11 months ago

You know what? I bet that coat is a woman's coat and the props department switched the buttons in some clever manner. You should troll around on ebay for vintage fur-collared women's coats - I used to have a seventies-ish one not unlike that… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 11 months ago

I like a big meal at the end of the day. I've found that (when my life isn't augh off the rails like it is right now) I manage this well by two strategies: 1. The "get home and have dinner instantly" strategy, in which my dinner… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 11 months ago

Also, I find that if I eat a super high-protein meal in the late morning I am usually good until dinner. (I am, unfortunately, sliding off the vegan wagon because cheese is so helpful.) I find that about 1.5 servings of nuts, a couple of hundred… [more]
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