I didn't realize I needed this, but I need this.
The relevant essay: https://shirazsocialist.wordpress.com/2011/12/24/kingsley-amis-on-the-hangover/
Dentist Show more
I am going to the dentist for the second time in two days and it's just. Not. Fair.
Disclaimer Show more
That is for the USWNT, not whatever moronic way our shitbag president is embarrassing us on the world stage.
Fantasy reproduction cycles in Disney movies Show more
Did Ariel's mother and King Triton reproduce like people or fish? They presumably have fish genitalia. Does that mean that Ariel's sisters are from the same clutch of eggs? She's the youngest, but is it by a matter of, like, hours or minutes?
One of the graduating seniors at my school was writing an essay about Obergefell v. Hodges. Her first language was Chinese, and like a lot of English language learners she composed sentences in her head in her native language and used translation tools to draft in English. It works, but sometimes idioms don't come all the way across as intended. Her essay concluded, "It is now the spring day of the Gay!" The English Department agreed that it sounded like the best holiday ever!
Ableism and sex Show more
My wife, a middle-school teacher, overheard students today hotly debating whether or not Helen Keller died a virgin.
Teacher. Married. 1 child. He/him.
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