This is a poignant and depressingly accurate look at how we use language to prop up the perpetrators of rape and sexual assault and tear down the victims (link in case the embed doesn’t show):
Request from my co-worker, after I wrote instructions including a direction to save files from a server to your hard drive: “Please just say to save the files to your computer. I save files to my desktop, not my hard drive.”
What’s got you down today, GT?
OK, this is expanding the definition of “mansplain” to an unrecognizable degree:
My neighbor had the sweetest, most amazing dog, a huge, perfectly trained chocolate lab named Manolo who got so excited when you said his name that he’d bounce up and down. They never put him on a leash, because they didn’t have to — he heeled perfectly until they told him otherwise. Even when he learned I was an…
I really have to stop reading Kinja articles that have anything to do with dogs. I am always quickly reminded that a whole lot of people hate dogs, hate dog owners, think dogs should be banned from cities entirely, think no one who lives in a condo or apartment should be allowed to have a dog, think small dogs are…
Despite all the articles exhorting everyone to avoid Amazon Prime day, I just snagged a 7-in-1 programmable 6-quart Instant Pot and a Cuisinart immersion blender for great prices. And now I have to stay off the site for the rest of the day, because there are so many more kitchen things I want. Why am I not…
Anyone have any relevant experience you can share?
I’m on a suspense/crime/thriller binge on Netflix and Prime, and I’m not sure what to watch next. Can you rec me things, pretty GT people?
... all sandy and sticky with sunscreen, only to find out that your water is turned off. Ugh.
So I’m not going to be that super annoying person who bitches about this in the comments of the post, but holy god, I’m sick of Splinter headlines that wildly exaggerate the actual story.
... it’s amazing how it’s impossible for a post that mentions either to appear on GM (or just about anywhere else) without multiple people opining about how superior they are to anyone who doesn’t eat meat.
This is all happening about 3 miles from the house where I grew up, and where my stepfather and my sister and her husband still live.
Update: Happy ending! Hopefully they’ll be quickly adopted by someone who isn’t a monster.
... is John Darnielle covering Fall Out Boy’s “Sugar, We’re Going Down.”
So I am NOT going to link the story of horrific animal abuse I just saw, because there’s no reason to traumatize the rest of you.
I had a headache this afternoon, so I decided to take a nap. I took some Advil, used the bathroom and then walked into my bedroom — to find Buster and Sophie waiting for me on the bed.
I’ve been doing the vegetarian thing for about a year now, and I think the biggest surprise has been how little I’ve missed meat. Occasionally it’ll cross my mind that a steak or some fried chicken or bacon would taste good, but it’s never been very strong — nothing at all like the cravings I get when I’m dieting, for…