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paigeharding
Mar 1
14

The “current Republican intern on Capitol Hill” quoted above refers to him parking outside her dorm in a spot reserved for people with disabilities. So I would assume this was after, unless he was being horrible about that as well.

Mar 1
2

No, you actually see the point pretty clearly! It is about the film industry patting itself on the back, and although in the very beginning it was no different from similar events in other industries (“Teacher of the Year,” “Century 21 Insurance Salesman of the Year,” etc.), it rapidly became a Huge Thing because it Read more

Feb 28
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From what I’ve read, the dogs were staying with the dog-walker at his place while Gaga was out of town. So I believe it was actually his neighborhood, not hers. (It’s really close to where I live, which is a bit alarming — I’m a professional petsitter and walk dogs for clients!)

Feb 27
3

Sounds like we had the same mom. I did interrogate her as to why we could only eat Cheerios/Corn Flakes/Chex/Kix/Rice Krispies/Grape Nuts, and weren’t even allowed to put sugar on them, but she and Dad were free to dump teaspoonfuls of the stuff on their own bowls. Her answer was that they grew up eating sugar on Read more

Feb 25
7

California is about to open up vaccine eligibility to people ages 16-64 with chronic underlying conditions — but only certain conditions, and somehow none of my [counts on fingers] 7 chronic health issues made the cut.
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Feb 23
2

Ah, gotcha. (I think I tend to associate cholera with hot, humid areas, so I wasn’t seeing a connection with freezing Texans.)

Feb 23
2

Wait, cholera? Is that an auto-correct or have I missed something? (Both certainly possible...)

Feb 12
6

Also, that dude does not look 25 in some of those screenshots. I would have guessed 17, maybe.

Feb 11
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Who, Shia? Leaving aside the horrible Transformers films for which most people know him, he won an Emmy in his teens for Even Stevens, and I thought he gave a legitimately fantastic performance (as his own father) in Honey Boy. He’s not without talent, whatever else he may lack.

Feb 7
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Yeah, I almost said in my last reply “By the way, if you’re an Eddings fan, I recommend you steer clear of any information about his personal life.” I read his Wikipedia entry years ago and deeply regretted it. Read more

Feb 7
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I’ve read The Belgariad and The Malloreon many times over! My copies reside on the same shelf with the Narnia books.

Feb 3
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I would say I reread most books (the ones I own) at least once or twice over the years, but there are definitely certain books/authors that I go back to over and over and over and over. Sometimes it’s because I get different things out of them at different points in my life, but I think mostly it’s a Read more

Feb 2
2

I’m amazed by people who don’t! 6 people in my family, and 5 of us were major rereaders, while my father kept saying “What’s the point, once you already know what happens?” We tried repeatedly to explain that there are book-reading pleasures beyond merely the unfolding of the plot, but he remained skeptical... until Read more

Feb 1
1

Granted that Pip is annoying, but I love Great Expectations because it is so often unexpectedly funny! Tons of humorous lines.

Feb 1
1

I’m assuming you were going for “watched a lot of documentaries,” but the idea of guys who watch dictionaries made me laugh. ;-)