michaeladobbs
Michael Ann Dobbs
michaeladobbs
Sep 12
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Joanna Schroeder wrote a twitter thread last August about how YouTube boy culture radicalizes boys, but making these inappropriate jokes and then doubling down on the “why can’t you take a joke” and discipline of these boys creates this shame feedback loop (she’s not saying don’t discipline them, but think more about Read more

Sep 12
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I know! It’d cost them like $6,000 to get new illustrations for an omnibus edition. And they could sell the digital version in perpetuity (I have seen these sorts of contracts).  Even if they didn’t make a ton of money on the print edition the trickle from a digital version would add up over the years.

Sep 9
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Westmark is barely available as a book. Was looking to pick it up the other week. Paper only (what I prefer, but not during a pandemic) and only two of the three books in available editions at B&N.  Probably pick it up at the library at some point...

Jul 30
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I wanted to, but can’t because my husband works at a cancer hospital. I could have done a stage 2 trial, but none were in NYC. (I can’t ethically expose cancer patients if I got the placebo. But I’d be happy to take the jab.) Read more

Jul 30
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40,000 people showed up to enroll their children in unpaid polio trials. Modern Americans suck.

Jul 27
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“Down By the Bay” is a traditional folk song. Sorry.

Jul 15
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The problem is that the scale is existing within community transmission. NYC’s community transmission is low enough that I’d send my kid two days a week to a half enrolled classroom.  But I wouldn’t do that in Arizona. I wouldn’t take my kid to play outside in AZ right now, the rate is so high.

Jun 9
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And now that car seats are so safe, the #1 cause of accidental child death in the US is drowning and they still sell those arm floaties/water wings/arm bands.  A kid can drown wearing those.

Jun 9
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I did both of those things in the mid-80s! I don’t think we ever owned a car seat and my youngest sibling was born in ‘87.

Jun 9
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I don’t like TERFs — they are cruel and wrong — but their logic is impeccable if you follow the arguments. Read more

May 21
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Yeah, that sounds monetarily equivalent to day care.  

Apr 13
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It’s not power for the sake of power -- it’s power for the sake of growing and insulating his current wife’s spectacularly large fortune. If you’re not talking about how he’s a kept man who can only give his wife tax breaks, you’re not talking about McConnell.

Apr 5
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The Internet really is full of everything.

Apr 3
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Holsteins provide a lower fat milk, while Jersey’s provide a higher fat milk usually used in cheese making. (guess who’s been watching virtual farm tours with her preschooler all week)

Apr 3
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Pssst -- Girls use toilet paper every time we pee. And more when we have to dispose of menstrual products.  

Mar 1
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Just like everything else from film school. I actually read all of Eisenstein on Disney the same semester I read Illness as Metaphor and On Camp.  Really wish I’d read more Pauline Kael though....

Jan 30
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I like this as a solution before the problem!  But what about teaching him to cut them off himself?  I was using a steak knife by age six (it’s  when I started asking for a pocket knife -- I didn’t get one until I turned ten, but my dad started teaching me to use a knife).  Even just handing him the dino sandwich Read more

Dec 15
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It’s called “Our Opinions Are Correct.”  The two of them at their most charming and being brilliant.

Dec 14
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Ah thanks! It still seems that brain volume might not be the best way to extrapolate IQ.  (See, birds)