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nonvolleyball

avid enthusiast of storytelling, humor, improvisation, games, grammar, & serendipity. also: rollercoasters, hoppy beer, cheese, & other experiences/consumables.

On The Internet's Invisible Sin-Eaters

wow, a spam comment on a post about content moderation--nicely meta!

(seriously, though, this was fascinating. I can't believe I'd never thought about that aspect of how internet sausage gets made.)

Posted on October 28, 2014 at 3:26 pm 0

On The Beauty of a Pissing Contest

I guess I'm the only person (besides this dude on goodreads) who remembers the part where Veda & Thomas J compete to see who can pee longer in the novelization of My Girl.

Posted on July 10, 2014 at 4:39 pm 0

On The Black Keys' New Album: A Track-by-Track Review

ohhh man I kind of like the Black Keys (at least the some-of-their-albums that I own, which doesn't include their new one) but this is still so hilarious & accurate. "Literally Applebees" killed me.

Posted on May 14, 2014 at 11:45 am 0

On The Adventures of Not All Men

@Jonathan Contreras

Posted on May 2, 2014 at 10:02 am 0

On Ask Polly: I'm 33 And Single. What Am I Doing Wrong?

I'm late to the party here, but the bunny/claws imagery feels like an awesome refraction of the dialogue in Swingers, & as an unrepentant Swingers apologist, I love it. (also the advice is fantastic, Polly is fantastic as always, & I want everyone in the world to either find someone who embraces all their messy weirdness or else take to the sea, as they see fit.)

Posted on April 3, 2014 at 7:44 pm 0

On Dr. Ruth: Nobody Does It Better (It Being Twitter)

@Edgar Allan Bro on a related note, my parents (who are usually reasonably with it!) didn't know what a "selfie" was until a few months ago (when I unthinkingly dropped it into conversation & was shocked at their confused response).

Posted on April 2, 2014 at 12:41 pm 0

On What's Your Excuse For Being The Worst?

so much to hate here, but my favorite was "He says he intentionally picked an older model iPhone, the 4S, for work, so he isn't tempted to use it for more than email."

I got my first (& only) smartphone in August 2013, & it's--gasp--an iPhone 4. I can only assume that my ability to use it for anything besides email is a special superpower possessed only by me.

Posted on April 2, 2014 at 12:27 pm 2

On Which Is The Whitest TV Network Of Them All? (CBS)

@KimO yes, this. also, why no mention of Brooklyn Nine-Nine (which features two Latinas and two Black men in its ensemble)?

at least there was an explanation for the usage of "Latin" in the pie chart, but I question how much space was saved by omitting a single character.

Posted on April 2, 2014 at 12:23 pm 0

On Ask Polly: Should I Have This Baby?

@Taffeta Darling hear, hear. I'm sure her life will turn out awesome in the long run, whatever happens, but I don't envy the spot she's in right now.

Posted on March 26, 2014 at 1:57 pm 0

On What To Do When Freaks Go Haywire On You On Twitter

is now a good time to confess that the "awww girl" sample from "Get Back" is still regularly referenced/verbalized in our household?

Posted on March 12, 2014 at 2:23 pm 0