I don’t know if I’m more crotchety and sensitive to it now, or if there are legitimately more stupid people on Kinja these days, but the amount of people with broken sarcasm/satire detectors just seems through the roof. From this post.
Did you guys see the recent speech from the mayor of New Orleans, Mitch Landrieu? It was pretty good. New Orleans has been removing its confederate monuments, and he spoke at the removal of the last one on why it was the right thing to do (and it still baffles me that there are people who dispute that).
I’m excited about the new Twin Peaks, so of course I read the piece on The Muse where they rewatched Fire Walk with Me and talked about it. I did not expect the amount of eyerolling that was pulled out of me when reading Rich’s thoughts on the matter.
Just a fun (ok not actually fun) tidbit based on the recent drama on Survivor.
Been thinking a lot about names and their potential to influence identity. A question came up between me and bearddamnheroes and I wouldn’t mind soliciting some opinions on the subject. It’s become common to give girls traditionally male names, but the inverse isn’t true, for obvious sexist reasons.
I’ve been thinking about Republican senators that have the highest chance of voting against party lines in terms of confirming Sessions and DeVos. Is it worthwhile to get in touch with these senators even if I don’t live in their states, or will they pretty much not care? My MA senators are both already opposing them,…
I gave you all my big news about a month ago, so I hope you don’t mind getting another update. I know I could certainly use something else to focus on other than Trump ruining people’s lives and doing just absolutely fucking horrifying things that make me wonder if it’s at all wise to bring a life into what this…
It’s been a while since I posted something long-winded and personal around here, so I figure I’m probably due, right? There’s something I’d like to get off my chest, but I’m not really feeling like discussing it with the people I interact with in meatspace. And if you can’t share something with anonymous internet…
Who knows if this stuff makes a difference (why yes, I am feeling incredibly defeated and depressed lately), but there is a petition saying that the Senate has waived its right to weigh in on Obama’s Supreme Court nominee due to excessive delay, and Obama should be able to just appoint Merrick Garland at this point.…
This has been running through my head for days now, and I don’t see it stopping anytime soon. When I was on the west coast, lots of people were driving around slowly, blasting it out the open windows of their cars.
Should I lift this comment out of the grays??
Went to a really good Jenny Lewis concert last night. She’s touring with the Watson Twins and they’re doing the entirety of the Rabbit Fur Coat album, as well as some later stuff. The music was great and her outfits were fantastic (and she had several costume changes).
I forgot Xylo had posted earlier about Jia leaving (for the New Yorker...). And now here’s her goodbye post. It’s... about what I would have expected. (Bye, I hate all of you because you all pretend you’re better than this site.)
I think maybe I’m just not built for it. The last few semesters, I’ve tried to pledge to stop stressing over school and just put in enough effort to pass and get through. But I inevitably crumble and spend hours on schoolwork and become the workhorse in group projects.
I went to a Missy Higgins concert a couple weeks back. It was just her alone in a small venue, and she alternated between playing an acoustic guitar, piano, and ukulele. I’ve realized that these are the types of shows I like now, and I have no patience left for giant arena type shows. I think I may have gotten old.
I finally started watching Master of None, I think from a suggestion I got somewhere around here. It’s Aziz Ansari’s newish show on Netflix. It’s relatively funny, but more so it’s just charming. I got invested in the characters right away.
This is a topic that’s been kicking around my brain a lot, and I decided to finally give it a go and post something about it. I know it’s a super sensitive topic, but I’m hoping to explain something about the mindset of a group that I sometimes see mischaracterized (less so on CLT, but definitely on the mainpages).
I read two (very different) interesting things recently that I wanted to share.
I’m so excited about this. I loved Xena so much. A friend mentioned the reboot to me over the weekend and I’ve been reading all about it. (I’m several months late on the news, but that’s just how these things go. I miss everything.)
I just read a fascinating paper on Zika. A note: the paper involves termination of a pregnancy, so I don’t recommend reading if you’re sensitive to that topic.