TheNerdyMel
TheNerdyMel
1/15/20
1:16 PM
Save

I would LOVE speed ranges on lanes. The left lane is a damn dangerous place for folks to park like some do. 

1/15/20
10:26 AM
1

Do they even have a copy desk? So many “real news” organizations have canned all their copy editors and gotten rid of the desk. The NYT doesn’t even have one anymore, and ditching yours seems to be a prerequisite for any local paper Gannet acquires to turn into bland nothing and real estate ads disguised as articles-- Read more

1/15/20
10:21 AM
2

Yeah, which he apparently fired her from the company for. Not that that gives any guarantees or anything, but he near-certainly did not edit the bio for her.

12/9/19
8:47 AM
Save

Good gods, how I wish all tabloids had the harmless inanity of Weekly World News.

12/9/19
8:46 AM
1

Amen! Bullying or hiding desperately in a confessional does not a good journalist make. Journalists who sit on stories are not good journalists. Journalists who badger you into talking about something else besides the question you asked them are not good journalists and are even worse interview subjects.

And Read more

12/4/19
12:54 PM
Save

Agreed! I love my little Plex server and when I get lost because I want to do something off the beaten path, like stream my audiobooks through it, there’s a really lovely robust and helpful community who’s always willing to help me do what can be done to improve my experience. 

11/30/19
3:38 PM
Save

I might be a white bitch and possibly a Reba despite trying, but I’m pretty sure this piece still holds up more than two years later. I suspect a lot of your writing holds up just as well. You’re good at what you do, dude.

11/20/19
10:36 AM
1

Sorry I missed this. I didn’t know that and I had to google the insider trading thing. I can’t believe they did that and then doubled down on bovine dairy with the whole Canadian milk production standoff we got into kind of recently. Sometimes I think we should make running companies into the ground so irresponsibly a Read more

11/15/19
11:05 AM
Save

You absolutely don’t have to talk to your kids about anything you don’t want to, but I’d suggest you be super careful about not talking to them (or not having someone you trust talk to them) about things that they are interested in, bothered by or are likely being exposed to without you (news events in particular), Read more

11/14/19
4:32 AM
19

I distinctly remember being told that when I was an adult I could drink all the chocolate milk I wanted. This whole thing makes me feel cheated.

Not really. The truth is we’ve been overproducing milk for a while now, and without Dean Foods cutting down their production, this was sort of bound to happen. May the Dairy Read more

11/8/19
11:48 PM
2

It’s a tough situation for a medical professional to navigate, because TI absolutely has MEANS compared to the middle class household you think of pulling this abusive nonsense and the people who say he’ll doctor shop until he gets one that will make the noises he wants are probably right. So the best we can really Read more

11/8/19
9:46 AM
2

I grew up in a troubled family and I know what you mean about fearing you’ll inflict some of your childhood on your children. There are some really good guidelines out there for your specific concern and how to provide a safe conversational place for your child to come to you with the hard stuff. The other little Read more

11/8/19
9:38 AM
9

I like to think the doctor takes the daughter into the other room and says, “Listen your dad is nuts and obsessed with a piece of anatomy that’s not at all what he thinks it is. So, we’re gonna have a normal check-up, you’re gonna let me know if you have any concerns I should report to state agencies, and Imma BS your Read more

11/8/19
9:33 AM
84

Thank you! Like, he’s so not allowed to have an opinion that a publisher gave him money to fill a book with his trash opinions! If he were a normal person, he’d have to settle for getting a free wordpress or shouting into the twitter void. 

11/8/19
9:24 AM
20

I don’t work in HR, but I had the same suspicions that this wasn’t enough time. Thanks for confirming.

11/7/19
9:23 PM
Save

Sometimes I think folks like that could use a good dose of folks dumping the notion of niceness in their vicinity in favor of being bluntly to the point (I smoke too, but try to not inflict it on others), but it’s also not your responsibility to be that person. 

11/7/19
1:05 PM
Save

I’m sorry, but how TF do you live in Jersey and never see somebody sleeping under a gd overpass? Just....no. The world is gonna roll her and if she doesn’t stop she’s gonna make you start looking forward to it. May she at least not speak in that creepy-ass sexy baby voice. The last person who had that newborn Read more

11/4/19
12:11 PM
Save

Like five years later, reading that comment again made me cry in the good way all over again. That dream is such a precious, precious memory to me.

10/5/19
1:20 PM
8

Dude, a lot of cacti reproduce and grow that fast, but not saguaros. They take 5-10 years to grow an inch tall. You may be weeding cacti, but you’re not weeding saguaros.

10/5/19
1:13 PM
1

If they weren’t so stupid, they could have sold the cacti first to fund this bullshit.