dr-mabuse
Dr. Mabuse
dr-mabuse
Aug 2 2017
13

I think people get confused because of the Adrian Lynne movie, which was definitely pervy. Also, many perv-men glom onto Lolita and see Humbert Humbert as their hero. Which isn’t surprising because Nabokov has created the definitive portrait of a predatory narcissist, and predatory narcissists can’t resist identifying Read more

Aug 2 2017
2

Not only that (and billions and billions of stars to you both for actually reading the book!), it’s a parable about Old Europe (Humbert) and New America (Loloita). I think the well-written creepiness of the surface story overwhelms the parable personally, but anyone who thinks it’s about a “sexy child” has plainly Read more

Aug 2 2017
2

Yup, anyone who’s ever actually read the book would know that it’s an unreliable protagonist.

Jul 5 2017
40

Reason No. 4 to never shop at Hobby Lobby: Every Hobby Lobby cashier has a 6" binder filled with bar codes for every conceivable “discount” and coupon Hobby Lobby has ever put out, and yet there is a 75% chance that the shopper at the front of whatever line you’re in has a coupon for 10% off of a single dried flower; Read more

Feb 19 2017
11

Ok, Megan, point taken

Feb 19 2017
12

Read up about him, about his Senate career, his early brush with disaster in the savings and loan thing, his absolute loathing for democrats. Even back before he was captured, he was a... not nice person, based on anecdotal info. Also, 2 words : Sarah Palin. Read more

Jan 15 2017
10

No, we don’t. No, it doesn’t.

Dec 1 2016
5

While that’s good advice, it will be followed by precisely nobody in that massive segment of U.S. voters who believe that the world is ~6,000 years old and Obama is a secret Muslim planning to institute Sharia law.

Dec 1 2016
7

The previous poster wasn’t saying that they didn’t know how to fact check—they were saying that proving a statement to be a lie no longer seems to have any effect. It continues to be propagated on social media, and the mass media reports on the “developing scandal” rather than forcefully reporting on the knowing and Read more

Dec 1 2016
15

I think OPs point is that fact-checking someone else’s claims (i.e. proving they’re a liar) doesn’t matter much anymore, at least in regards to shaping the opinions of people apt to believe bullshit they read on the interweb. Obviously individuals are still capable of deriving objective truths, but it’s increasingly Read more

Dec 1 2016
37

Next time, read a little further than the first sentence.

Dec 1 2016
76

You know, despite the fact that these accusations are complete bunk, I bet that they’ll still stick to him amongst the post-fact crowd. I think the thing that scares me the most about what’s been happening lately is how absolutely powerless the truth is against somebody who is fine with completely fabricating crimes Read more

Nov 27 2016
1

“..Calming platitudes are bunk”. Kick ass wording!

Nov 27 2016
1

Your grandmother sounds awesome! As do you.

Nov 27 2016
1

I love your Grandmother

Nov 26 2016
2

Very short and sweet! Kudos!

Nov 26 2016
7

Great letter. Thank you.

Nov 26 2016
11

I really like your letter and am glad it will be published. (((hugs)))

Nov 3 2016
1

If you’re like me and wondered about the title of this episode (because I didn’t remember it), look no further: it’s called “He’s Alive”, Season 4, Episode 4 (1963).