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phantomwise: hangthelights: sexismandthecity: I gave my son gender-neutral toys from the off. But he was always strongly drawn to race cars and weapons. Note to self, never read comments on the internet. D: My nephew, surrounded mostly by women, was into cars before he started teething. The nephew of a friend of mine, however, roughly the same age, got a pink princess dress and a tiara...
hangthelights: neelymarie: if any of you refer to any girlfriend or wife of mine as my “partner” or “life partner”, I will cut you. she’s my girlfriend or my wife, goddamnit. I hate the term ‘life partner.’ Love is not a business deal. I agree. Partner is so distant, so formal. Where’s the love?
It's not living a lie, it's living a different...
Sometimes I feel like an enormous liar. Hell, the only reason I’m writing this is that I’m pretty sure the people I feel most need to read it don’t ever look at my blog. Because. As much as I think they should know it, I want them believing something else. Believing I’m someone else, maybe that I sprung that way from Zeus’ head instead of developing over years. I...
a hipster according to urban dictionary
hangthelights: sodamnquirky: permetdefuir: Hipster Listens to bands that you have never heard of. Has hairstyle that can only be described as “complicated.” (Most likely achieved by a minimum of one week not washing it.) Probably tattooed. Maybe gay. Definitely cooler than you. Reads Black Book, Nylon, and the Styles section of the New York Times. Drinks Pabst Blue Ribbon. Often. Complains....
birdlord: “But, setting aside the issue of gender, there is still no such thing as a level playing field in sports. Different bodies have physical attributes, even abnormalities, that may provide a distinct advantage in one sport or another. The N.B.A., for instance, has had several players with acromegaly—the overproduction of growth hormone. Michael Phelps, who has won fourteen Olympic gold...
We have our own brand of madness
Bee: also, I did stupid things last night and learned why people do stupid shit! It was fun!
Linn: It's amazing how often I physically roll my eyes when I talk to you
Bee: What made you roll your eyes this time?
Linn: Your last comment there, about stupid shit
Bee: it was!
Bee: It was awesome!
Bee: I was sipping my first absinthe - which you know makes me on a different plane, and as I know that too I know not to listen to the thoughts it gives me
Linn: You do know it's not real absinthe, right? So there's no chasing the green fairy with it.
Bee: I know it's not as strong as European absinthe
Bee: but American absinthe has wormwood too.
Linn: They're not allowed to sell the strong kind, as far as I know.
Bee: Anyway. No green fairy. I just notice stuff differently.
Linn: So you got shitfaced
Bee: Dude, it takes more than that to get me shitfaced
Linn: Moderately bizzed?
Bee: something like that.
Bee: I was vaguely hungry but my only food that requires no cooking is marshmallows. And those are better toasted. But I was not feelin' the idea of being in the kitchen.
Bee: And it hit me. Hi, the best part about drinking absinthe is setting it on fire when prepping it.
Bee: So I slammed the second half of my first absinthe and prepped another, toasted a marshmallow over the flame, and ate that.
Bee: But the flame didn't melt it deep enough to satisfy me, so I made myself comfortable and slowly used my lighter to toast a marshmallow in my hand, bite by bite
Bee: And it was the best marshmallow I have ever eaten
Bee: and god only knows how I managed not to set myself on fire.
Linn: *eyerolls forever* Only you
Bee: It was awesome!
Bee: I know some booze doesn't make me fire-happy
Bee: but absinthe does, so drinking that while holding fire in my hand, having it inches from my face?
Bee: as I said, god only knows how I didn't set myself on fire.
Linn: Yeah, I'm wondering the same thing
Bee: I wondered if I had set myself on fire and just didn't notice but today, as then, all I have is a friction burn from striking the lighter so much.
Linn: I actually physically facepalmed right there. Oh, you.
Bee: And dude, I facepalm a lot
Linn: Seriously, only you
Linn: You could use tea lights, you know. For marshmallow cooking purposes. I think Steph does.
Bee: I do not have any
Bee: I have zero candles.
Linn: I have, like. Three in this room.
Linn: Mom has about a dozen.
Bee: I left them all in Oklahoma when I moved away because I never light them.
Bee: I hate that they look different after being lit, I hate that they're gone eventually...
Bee: And I worry I'll burn the house down like my mother always said.
Linn: You know, the only thing I worry about is when I light candles with the door closed, because I feel like the candle eats all the oxygen.
Bee: Oh Linn
Bee: I am pretty sure you'd need a really big candle to do that.
Sometimes the hype outdoes the product
I just watched Restart. It’s this strange Czech film I only heard about because their ad campaign was rather novel, enough so it made the news. Having never seen a Czech film before, I can’t say if it was a little too artsy or just the basic fare to a different cultural background. But it did seem that way to me at times. I’m trying to decide if it’s good or bad that 10...
Bee makes an ever so rare post that's actually...
I tend to feel bothered on some level when something in a movie rings true. The United States of Leland is one definite exception, but typically movies are based on some reality that certainly doesn’t exist where I live. Fight Club, that one somewhat bothers me. It’s a pretty movie, and I love the idea behind it. But I tend to be pretty much of the mind that violence solves nothing....
The best way to get people's attention is not...
Today I find myself musing on advertising blogs. No, not the stupid “we’re ‘real people’ check out our blog about how enthusiastic we are about the tripe we’re marketing to you” kind. I am, admittedly, just guessing at the content of those based on musician blogs. But I assume they’re boring as fuck, and say nothing of meaning. I am referring to the real...
i’m the epitome of akward and dorky but idk. last time i fell for an...– Mika
Now they’re saying that we can’t have gay marriage because it would confuse the...– This Is Your Kid On Gay Marriage | TV | A.V. Club (via frogcynic) (via notemily) (via atheistramblings) (via thedmoshow) (via thisisgay) (via mystupidmouth1983) (via stayfrosty) (via flycatcher) (via liveship) (via fakemustache) (via ambles) (via flickflickflicker) (via hidesawell) (via...
If anyone ever monitored my conversations, it'd...
Linn: Eli Roth on getting into character for the Nazi killing Bear Jew: "Being in wool underwear will make you want to kill anything."
Bee: Dude, so fucking true
Linn: When have you ever worn wool underwear? You're not Amish
Bee: I've worn wool other stuff. If it's that itchy other places, how bad would it be on delicate genital skin?
Linn: True. Ugh, imagine a wool bra. Your tits would bleed.
Bee: Even t-shirts make me chafe sometimes. And this one time I wore a dress that had tulle and it was strapless so I went braless. I rubbed the skin clean off my nipples, I was scarred for years!
Linn: Oh, my god.
Linn: Oh, my god, my poor nipples
Linn: Oh, god
Linn: Oh, my god, I did not need to know that. Oh, dear sweet Jesus, oh.
Bee: Best ever
hangthelights: You know what? I have something to say to New York state and every person tonight who is cheering and not crying. I am not an abomination. I am not a sinner. I am not a threat to national security. I am not tearing apart the fabric of civilization. I do not want you or your children. I am not destroying the foundation of your religion. Do you want to know what I am? I’m a...
I am nerd enough to find this hilarious →
I would watch a sitcom based on this short. Just sayin’.
"Racy" PETA ad that really, is not so bad →
I’ve seen way sexier and way pornier ads. What, because there are vegetables in this one it’s not ok? Honestly, it was a tad boring.