Oscar Fail Continued

Just read a fabulous article on Awards Daily about how messed up the nominating process for the Academy Awards is. The basic thesis is that the Academy is made up of old white dudes, who only want movies that make white dudes look good. http://www.awardsdaily.com/blog/2015/01/t... » 1/16/15 8:39pm 1/16/15 8:39pm

Matchmaking FAIL

I have this friend. I'll call her Lorelai because she's a Gilmore Girls fan and loves coffee and talking fast. She's funny and cute and totally has her shit together- owns her own place, good job, cool hobbies, etc. Lately, though, she has been down in the dumps about her lack of man. » 10/24/14 12:44pm 10/24/14 12:44pm

Concert Cliches

I went to a show last night for a band that I'm not that into (but the bf loves), so I spent more time watching the crowd than getting lost in the music. In my observations I spotted several elements that I've come to expect at concerts: » 10/23/14 4:16pm 10/23/14 4:16pm

Sex Talk- 69 Question

Does anyone actually enjoy this position? My boyfriend is the only one I know who likes it. It's not unpleasant or even uncomfortable, but I just can't concentrate on either activity. I can't have an orgasm, while trying to give a blow job and my fellatio skills deteriorate because I'm distracted by receiving oral.… » 8/30/14 12:50am 8/30/14 12:50am

Non-buyer's remorse

I'm kicking myself for not buying these flip flops when they were on sale a few weeks ago at the local party store. They would have been perfect for my friend whose wedding is next month. » 8/23/14 11:50pm 8/23/14 11:50pm

I believe I kind of understand where you are coming from. As someone who is more or less in a similar position to what Sorcia is undertaking (there is no hierarchy of mods on Oppo, there is Porsche9146 who is the owner, and then there is everyone else, however, I've been the lead author for a vast majority of the oppo… » 8/11/14 3:26pm 8/11/14 3:26pm

How do you like your steak?

Rare? Medium rare? Medium? Well done? I know rare steak is more sophisticated, but I cannot stand anything below medium. I made myself like black coffee back in high school to be cool, but could never manage with the practically raw meat. » 6/13/14 9:18pm 6/13/14 9:18pm

Kid Noises

Fuck Bop-Its for real. The stupid music, the annoying sound effects that accompany the movements, and the horrifying scream that comes when the kids inevitably fail. I'm usually impervious to loud sounds, but this toy just grates for some reason. The guy's voice sounds like the worst shock jock of all time. I want to… » 4/22/14 1:39pm 4/22/14 1:39pm

Middle school boys on gender

Today I observed a group of seventh and eighth grade boys lead a Socratic seminar on To Kill a Mockingbird. Most of the discussion centered on race and symbolism and Boo Radley, but there was one question about gender that went something like, "Jem often accuses Scout of 'being a girl.' What does it mean to be a girl?… » 4/16/14 8:15pm 4/16/14 8:15pm

Faking It: New MTV show about best friends pretending to be lesbians

The reason for faking their relationship? Popularity. The trailer shows how the girls start to get noticed when a popular gay student invites the pair to his party and outs them to the whole school. Then the girls run for homecoming queens and make out to help bolster their campaign. To make things more complicated,… » 4/09/14 9:07pm 4/09/14 9:07pm

Wedding invitations and feeling left out (or not)

I'm 28 and my friends are just starting to get engaged/married. (We are a tribe of average bloomers.) I think one of the most interesting dynamics at play with weddings comes with the creation of the guest list: who makes the cut and who doesn't, who gets to decide who makes the cut, who gets plus-ones, and how people… » 4/05/14 5:02pm 4/05/14 5:02pm

Clothes You Hate

I consider myself a fairly tolerant person. I understand that different people have different styles and for the most part I have a "live and let live" attitude toward the fashion choices of others. I'm not the type of person to tell my boyfriend what to wear. (Except when he tries to wear flip flops when it's… » 3/02/14 8:07am 3/02/14 8:07am

Follow Up on Saturday Night Social (TW: Suicide)

I don't know how many of you caught this thread on the SNS in which a poster shared her plan to kill herself the next day. Obviously, lots of people responded asking her to change her mind and a few of us called the police. The next day she commented on the thread, restating her intention to commit suicide and, again,… » 2/11/14 2:07am 2/11/14 2:07am