MLeek
mleek
8/30/19
10:50 AM
22

You’re absolutely right and that’s why I’m so damn curious. And I shouldn’t be! This is an inadvertent Trumpian distraction! Probably utterly meaningless palace intrigue bullshit. This isn’t what I should be spending my energy on! But God Dammit I wanna know!

8/30/19
9:59 AM
26

Is there any reporting (or speculating) out there about what details she shared?

8/29/19
1:04 PM
5

Wow. Just Wow. Way to double-down on the awful there newbie.

8/28/19
5:20 PM
11

He believes a simple “coding error” could turn AI girlfriends against their owners if they are equipped with free will.

8/28/19
11:17 AM
5

I can’t tell. I usually have to wait out the intensity of a new sexual connection before I figure out what sort of non-sexual components are at play in a relationship. I can sort of watch for red-flags that tell me something is just about the sex, but I’ve never figured out what the positive signs are.

8/19/19
11:31 AM
5

I don’t think I have great advice, but I do know that managing my anxiety helps a lot in managing my negative assumptions about others. If I’m generally more fearful and anxious in a situation, I’m more likely to not notice or not challenge these sorts of ideas about others in my own head. I’d bet the other work

8/13/19
6:18 PM
6

Why is this poor man there? Nothing about his body language says he wants to be there. That whole boring outfit and moustache says he doesn’t want to be doing this. That “Oh great...” response to the date card. The uncomfortable laughter. Oh sweetie.

8/13/19
3:06 PM
13

I distinctly remembering hearing Grease as an adult and actually understanding the lineDid she put up a fight?” for the first time... Whoa. What the hell Grease?

8/10/19
4:14 PM
3

I’m with everyone else who thinks the simplest explanation is the most likely: he was incapable and unwilling to face the consequences for his crimes. (I’d bet more concerned about his Ponzi scheme crashing down then about the sexual abuse.)

8/6/19
9:25 AM
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I am so grateful for my staff right now.

8/1/19
8:48 PM
8

I get you. I hate it too, but I get you.

7/23/19
11:36 AM
1

Well, we can’t ask, but we can address behavior if it’s problematic.

7/22/19
11:39 AM
37

The compliment here is explicitly to Michelle Obama’s decision-making. It’s her judgement that is being complimented.

7/18/19
6:48 PM
5

Can I amend your first to include that each Facebook post has a little ˅ or ... that you can click on and one of the final options is “Turn on notifications for this post”.

7/5/19
1:06 PM
2

So I am pretty pro-advisory/trigger warnings. They come a lot in my workplace (non-profit arts presenter) and I’m always the one fussing over their phrasing. Last year there particularly bad draft come down to me that ended up with me explaining to my coworkers that we warn people about explicit sexual material. We do

7/4/19
9:11 AM
11

Most of mine are pedestrian rage.

7/3/19
6:31 PM
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Personally I’m convinced mine was Pythagoreanism - I also like music and hate beans - but I was born 2500 years too late.

7/3/19
11:03 AM
28

The argument I’ve heard from psychologists goes more like “everyone is likely to be vulnerable at times in their lives.” It’s not that there is the one cult out there that is right for you. It’s that we all tend to have moments where we are lost, lonely and susceptible. Then it’s the cocktail of brand/messaging/trend.

6/11/19
2:46 PM
1

And that is exactly why it drives me nuts, because disrespecting your audiences’ time like this totally incentives them to bolt right out of there as fast as they can — which I don’t like either and I don’t wanna do. But people don’t trust you if you habitually hold them there for 10 mins while each named character tak

6/11/19
2:07 PM
10

They don’t, but I actually think this is part of how audiences are dealing with the languishing, extended curtain calls that have become the norm. We’re trying to bargain our way out: Look we’re standing okay. We’re doing the thing. Can we go now?