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Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker BigDots: "What tool or gadget do you find indispensable around the office or at your desk?"Leaving aside my laptop and phone, my most valuable working tool has always been sticky notes. I scribble ideas and reminders and to-do lists on sticky notes all the time, and they are stuck all over my workspace. Show More Summary

Film Corner: Jurassic World

[Content Note: Misogyny; violence/animal attacks in both trailer and description.]Below, the trailer for Jurassic World, the latest installment in the Jurassic Park franchise, coming to a theater near you later this year: Video Description: Overhead tracking shot of a dinosaur enclosure on the island. Show More Summary

The Monday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by cupcakes.Recommended Reading:Victoria and Rachel: [Content Note: Carcerality; dehumanization] The Case Against Using Derogatory Language to Describe People in PrisonRagen: [CN: Fat hatred; body policing]...Show More Summary

Rage. Seethe. Boil.

[Content Note: Police brutality; misogynoir.]The Chicago police officer who shot and killed Rekia Boyd in 2012 because he "thought for sure he was going to get shot," even though Boyd did not have a weapon, has been found not guilty:In...Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

Ms. Olivia Twist. As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

Quote of the Day

[Content Note: War on agency.]"When you get in a focus group with people and you show them the entirely of the restrictions and exactly what's going on, there is total outrage—it's unlike anything I've ever seen in fifteen years of doing...Show More Summary

Why "The Internet Is Terrible" Doesn't Console Me

[Content Note: Harassment; sexual violence; social anxiety; terrible bargain.]One of the things about this job is that it comes with a lot of shit. And that shit is hard to talk about, not just because of my own personal hang-ups about...Show More Summary

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Drowning] The latest in an ongoing series of terrible migrant boat disasters in the Mediterranean: "Rescuers scrambled on Monday to reach two boats in distress in the Mediterranean...Show More Summary

Streaming Recommendations

I've been involved in a bunch of online and offline conversations lately where people were seeking and/or recommending TV shows available on streaming services, so I thought I'd open up a thread here on that subject.Have you been watching...Show More Summary

Primarily Speaking

[Content Note: Homophobia; guns; misogyny.] Mitt Romney ain't the only one who can stand in front of flags, baby! Senator Marco Rubio continues his awesome campaign of being awesome on same-sex marriage: "[I believe] the definition of the institution of marriage should be between one man and one woman. Show More Summary

Two-Minute Nostalgia Sublime

Carrie Underwood: "Good Girl"This week's TMNS have been brought to you by Ladies of American Idol.

You're Embarrassing Yourselves

President Obama lets the Republicans have it over their absurd refusal to confirm Loretta Lynch as the next Attorney General:President Obama on Friday vented his frustration over the delay in confirming his attorney general pick Loretta...Show More Summary

Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Transphobia.]"Administratively I shouldn't exist. But I do exist, so that's still the problem."—US Army Sgt. Shane Ortega, the first openly transgender active military soldier, on whose behalf, along with other trans servicemembers,...Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

She just sits there, looking at me: "Wanna play tug-o-war, girl?"It never fails to make me laugh. And then give her whatever she wants. As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

The Friday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by the smell of black dirt.Recommended Reading:Brendan: [Content Note: Patriarchy; misogynist terrorism] Hackers, Gamers, and CyborgsAli: [CN: Fat hatred; disablism; class warfare] Wellness Programs Are...Show More Summary


Some goddamn genius spliced together footage from Interstellar of Matthew McConaughey's character getting super emotional while watching a video message from his daughter and the new Star Wars trailer, so it looks like he's having a meltdown while watching the new trailer, and it is fucking AMAAAAAAAZING. Show More Summary

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Homophobia] Next week, the US Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on same-sex marriage, and Zack Ford has "Ten Novel, Absurd, and Irrelevant Arguments Made in Supreme Court Briefs...Show More Summary

"I Wish..."

[Content Note: Poverty; deportation.]This is a heartbreaking story about a teacher in a school district with high rates of poverty who asked her elementary school students what they wished she knew about them."I wish my teacher knew I don't have pencils at home to do my homework," read one of the responses. Show More Summary

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