Lindy West
lindywest
10/14/14
12:55 AM
84

For the record, this was not a walk-in. This is a good friend of mine, and we had been talking about the cover-up for months. The "I'm sorry" idea was hers. Initially, we had a few other ideas of stupid things to have pointing at the original tattoo, which she got when she was 18, and wasn't thinking about the Read more

10/13/14
10:33 PM
15

I just got tattooed by Shannon Perry TODAY! And I would share a photo of her gorgeous work but it's currently under plastic. She is amazing, as a tattoo artist and a human. And everyone who is spending their time criticizing this hilarious tattoo should shut the fuck up and get a sense of humor. (I should never read Read more

10/13/14
7:46 PM
15

Thank you! I thought it was a funny way to admit a mistake, but apparently we're going to bash on some body art that's SUPPOSED to be a joke. Shannon Perry, oh master of line-work, please keep that shit up.

10/13/14
7:33 PM
10

DUDE, yeah I was hoping someone here had seen her work. The "cover up" is funny and her work is phenomenal. People on this comment thread sound seriously boring. The Prince Tattoo she did recently. Whoa baby!

10/13/14
7:00 PM
10

Exactly! i wish everyone would stop being so butthurt about it and understand the context of Shannon Perry's work and having a sense of humor. Frankly some of the other tattoo cover up suggestions in the thread are way more offensive than the "I'm Sorry".

10/13/14
6:33 PM
61

Shannon Perry is the shit and anyone who follows/ has been following her work knows that this sort of tongue in cheek/intentionally shitty tattoo is her thing. She'll do something simple and dumb and then bust out something amazing like her crystals...
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9/6/14
12:44 PM
14

I am really sad and having a hard time writing anything! Thanks for always being around to vent with on Gchat and for making me lol all the time. I'm going to miss your movie reviews and your serious pieces and also everything else. Ugh, bye.

9/6/14
1:24 AM
19

Lindy, working alongside you has been an absolute pleasure. Thanks for being a friend and thank you for teaching me that it's possible to be compassionate and funny and real in your writing, all at the same time. I'll miss you!

9/5/14
6:37 PM
202

I have tears in my eyes and I don't know what to say. Thank you for teaching me that I can say what the fuck is exactly on my mind. Thank you for standing up for every woman who has ever been run off the Internet. Thank you for showing me how to give exactly zero fucks, no matter what hateful, hurtful things they try Read more

9/5/14
6:35 PM
52

I'm fartbroken over your departure. As a fat woman in comedy, you have inspired me in ways I could never even begin to explain. Just reading your articles made me feel slightly less alone in the world. And as I started on my long, challenging road to body acceptance I had your amazing fucking attitude to aspire to. Read more

9/4/14
6:21 PM
959

This guy is going to kill someone someday. Heaven help anyone in front of him in line who gets the last cookie or movie ticket.

9/4/14
1:37 PM
83

And it's Gervais's writing (and perhaps more significantly, I'm beginning to suspect, Stephen Merchant's) that positions us, the audience, in her corner. Read more

9/4/14
12:58 PM
382

WARNING: This is an angry rant!

What I'm so tired of is when a person or group of people spouts racist, fatphobic, misogynistic, transphobic or homophobic crap like they're being SUBVERSIVE and EDGY because they think it's fucking cool or something.

No. You're just like 90% of the rest of the world. You're a tired old Read more

9/4/14
12:58 PM
89

I feel like Gervais has always wanted to be seen both ways: brazenly cruel and "anti-PC" as well as introspective and well-meaning. The issue is that he doesn't seem to understand why certain things he's produced are funny or well-liked, so he shoots in the dark to try to replicate his previous success. I've liked a Read more

9/4/14
12:55 PM
118

I loved, LOVED "The Office." I loved Ricky Gervais's humor. But he has revealed himself to be a complete, unrepentant tool, and I can't get past that. Luckily, he's not everywhere here like he is in the UK, and it's easy to avoid his bullshit. I want to make a joke about how he's probably just hungry and taking it out Read more

9/4/14
12:54 PM
72

I am totally with you on this. Ricky is almost like 2 characters - pre-fame Andy Millman and post-fame Andy Millman. I like his writing but he, himself, is often the opposite and totally insufferable. I don't know which is more truthful - fake laughing at Karl Pilkington Ricky or the person who writes those