Join 3,564 readers in helping fund MetaFilter (Hide)

Activity from Frowner

Show Favorites Activity: Fuzzy | Precise | Popular
That's a delightfully idealist and not at all practical idea. But it's especially non-practical when people who have the skills and time to become educated, and who have the sophistication to understand why it's kind and polite to do... [more]
MeFi comment - favorited 8 times

I find the NYT a fairly conservative paper, honestly. It does not spout Tea Party talking points, but its basic outlook is rightwing. Bear in mind, by the way, that just because something is endorsed by a Democrat does not make it progressive, left... [more]
MeFi comment - favorited 8 times

The extensive outsourcing of wartime logistics—first put to the test during the Clinton Administration, in Somalia and the Balkans—was designed to reduce costs while allowing military personnel to focus on combat. In practice, though, military... [more]
MeFi comment - favorited 8 times

Actually, IIRC, we could bring small pocket knives to school when I was in high school. We actually did have a stabbing (bullied kid turns on the bully, chases him down the hall, stabs him in the chest; bully had also bullied me pretty badly and... [more]
MeFi comment - favorited 8 times

You'd think that - if what most straight guys really wanted was lots of casual sex with women - straight guys would be all like "hey, I had casual sex with this girl! Awesome! It was super nice that she was into it!" But it's a lot more... [more]
MeFi comment - favorited 8 times

It's getting larger, right? Now is the time to visit the doctor! Not because OMG cancer! but because OMG yucky infection or fungus or allergic reaction. I mean, it could always be cancer, but it probably isn't - still, you don't want to end... [more]
Ask MeFi comment - favorited 8 times

(As I was biking home, I realized that I'd said (at least one) kind of fucked up thing on this thread, and I wanted to pop back in and apologize...Far upthread, I was all "and there was this cute girl at a dinner! And I didn't know she was trans,... [more]
MeFi comment - favorited 8 times

In general, can you seek out other introverts? I have had ten-gazillion housemates in my life, and I love living with friendly introverts and tend to put this in my housemates-wanted flyers. Can you seek out graduate students in intensive... [more]
Ask MeFi comment - favorited 8 times

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]
Ask MeFi comment - favorited 8 times

Okay, I know this is marked "answered", but here's a thought: I worked in China for several years, speaking some mandarin and making a bunch of friends, both local and ex-pat. In a sense, I never "understood" Chinese people (in... [more]
Ask MeFi comment - favorited 8 times

Aren't veggies pretty much already dirt cheap? Not around here. A bundle of spinach cooks down to very little and it's $2; tomatoes are a once-a-week treat and berries or grapes once a month. I ate mustard greens until I couldn't face... [more]
MeFi comment - favorited 8 times

I know you marked this as "done" but just in case - look, I hear you. I love to dance but I feel pretty self-conscious because I am basically kind of a weird-looking moderately fat person, so I worry a lot about dancing at least well... [more]
Ask MeFi comment - favorited 8 times

Of course there are quacks practicing and espousing these things. Western medicine has the same number of quacks (e.g., Dr. Oz). But dismissing entire systems of thought based on a few quacks is not exactly critical thinking, either. That... [more]
Ask MeFi comment - favorited 8 times

The general situation I am looking to avoid is when I stand and embarrass the other person or myself or both when they refuse the seat and I remain standing. So wait, they refuse the seat and you don't sit back down? That's confusing to me.... [more]
Ask MeFi comment - favorited 8 times

You're fine, but lord, don't get married. Of course you want to date other people - that's totally reasonable, and your average late teens relationship lasts for a few months or a couple of years and then ends. It's a slightly tricky thing to... [more]
Ask MeFi comment - favorited 8 times

But inasmuch as it becomes --- "I know you don't enjoy her actual artistic output, but you should, because you'd admire and agree with her avant-garde politics!" I think that in Janelle Monae's case it's strange to think that you... [more]
MeFi comment - favorited 8 times

(I just want to add that part of the car-free mentality for me is never having to worry about a car. I don't have to find parking. I don't have to worry about snow days and tickets and getting towed. I don't have to worry about sudden... [more]
Ask MeFi comment - favorited 8 times

Hm. I have often said things like, "I am glad you're here because I don't know how to hook up the projector!" or "I know you're going to be so helpful because you have extensive experience with this process!" In the first... [more]
Ask MeFi comment - favorited 8 times

Also, if he told his little brother "f**k you" and is punished for swearing, does that mean that it would have been better if he'd said "I hate you, you ruin everything"? Honestly, virtually all of the most hurtful things my... [more]
Ask MeFi comment - favorited 8 times

Homeless guy sleeping under the hedge? We (in Minneapolis, not a particularly suburban part) find people's stuff all the time. Sometimes I think it's just stuff that people abandon - for some reason they don't want it or can't carry it any more.... [more]
Ask MeFi comment - favorited 8 times

Page: 1 ... 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 ... 145