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I knew a guy in college who actually did this. He is extremely charismatic and managed to get an entire restaurant kitchen donated, and installed in the basement of his rental house. Over 100 people were involved in dumpster diving, cooking, and... [more]
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I think that if you're mostly talking about being around Evergreen, there's a lot more latitude about how you dress in any case. I'm also not entirely comfortable with the "no one must wear anything that reveals [body part] because it might... [more]
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Consider the cruise ship piece, which I liked a lot. Every anecdote is about how pointless the available activities are, and how simple obvious things you'd do with a boat -- start the engine, chum for sharks -- are unexplained or impossible.... [more]
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The more I think about this question, the more I want to put pressure on the idea that drawing some identity from the culture you like is a bad thing. I mean, whence comes human identity? Even if we assume that I should draw my primary... [more]
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"Ayn Rand was similar to Martin Luther King in the sense that she taught the power of an individual who stands up to popular convention ... in order to advance a cause which is noble or purposeful," Claypool said. "And that... [more]
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My dad made the best joke when I was a kid - we were interviewing our parents for some school project and we were supposed to ask what job they'd have if they could have any job in the world. "Philanthropist," said my dad.... [more]
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Is this real? I mean, he didn't make it up? We could have swapped - he could have spent a year at my house in the US and bankrolled me to spend a year in China and we both would have been happier, I guess. Wish I was walking between Nanjing... [more]
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You could hire a cleaning service, but I don't know anything about that...I'm sure someone else can make detailed suggestions. Are you a depressive or anxious type and you tend to avoid stuff, or are you someone who just sort of...let things go... [more]
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It's worth noting that the guy apparently had quit Zoloft shortly before all this happened. I don't know, honestly. I had a friend who did a moderately bad thing (no violence or sexual assault, no racial aspect, not related to a romantic... [more]
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I had/have a lot of trouble with feelings, although I didn't realize this until relatively late in life. I found therapy immensely helpful, but it is a big commitment (in at least time and maybe money depending on your insurance) so if you don't... [more]
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I am just not sure what kind of "harassment" we're envisioning here. 1. I was harassed by girls in the girls' bathroom when I was a bullied child. 2. If a boy is going into the bathroom claiming that he identifies as a girl... [more]
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30 is too young to be sure about the love of your life! PLEASE get an iron clad contract, making sure that in a couple years you will not be planning for life with 1.25million because your ex has screwed you. Also, please don't screw (so to... [more]
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Personally, I've realized that urge to apologize and explain is a very selfish one. Apologies that say "I did wrong, and I'm sorry" are about making both you and the other person feel better. Apologies that are say "I did wrong and... [more]
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Anger can take a long time to work through. It's not as though you can simply name the source of deep-seated anger and then - presto! - it's gone. It's good that your wife is naming her anger and it's good that you're taking responsibility. But... [more]
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Leaving aside all other aspects of the matter, that's a lovely dress. It would certainly be nice if such kind of dresses became acceptable replacements for suits in the workplace, since they're more comfortable, more washable and come in a greater... [more]
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Certainly his portrayals of male/male relationships I've read are far more interesting and touching than his straight ones. And combined with the above, my conclusion is "So far in the closet he can see Narnia." And my understanding of... [more]
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Okay, yes, it will suck that this guy will be used as a stick to beat other gay folks with. But! Isn't it exciting and wonderful to think that sexuality and subjectivity are so complicated and strange? Isn't it great to think that we don't have... [more]
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Fans and creatives have a duty to remain accessible and relevant to future generations because they are not the owners of the ideas and institutions that they employ. Fannish and creative endeavours only have value in so far as they contribute to... [more]
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Since you pull it into the open, Frowner (checks, yes, Frowner), That's another sort of oversight from the original article that I was less inclined to pull out: the extent to which he avoids the basic question of generational conflict going on:... [more]
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there is some weird cultural stuff floating around the idea of Buying It For Life or all the Shop Class as Soulcraft Ya, you betcha. It's especially hilarious because while some people who buy all this stuff will keep it forever, a lot... [more]
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