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Weekend Roundup / Open Thread

12 hours agoHumor / odd : The Hairpin

by Haley Mlotek AaAaaaAAahHhhHhhhhhHh Friday. What a wild and crazy week this was!! I mean, I spent most of it in the office typing and occasionally quietly loling and then quickly looking up to see if anyone noticed, but it felt crazy. Show More Summary

The Luxury Bag vs. the Unemployed Reporter

14 hours agoHumor / odd : The Hairpin

by Sheila McClear Financially, things have not been going well for me since July 17, 2014, when I was laid off by the newspaper where I worked for eighteen months. That's 10 months without full-time work, folks. Recently my unemployment ran out. Show More Summary

Every Day Is World Goth Day (But Especially Today)

16 hours agoHumor / odd : The Hairpin

by Isabel Slone Wake up! Do you smell the pungent aroma of clove cigarettes in the air? Can you hear the opening strains of Ministry’s "(Every Day Is) Halloween" faintly tinkling in the distance? For today is not like other days. Today is World Goth Day. Show More Summary

Characters in Literotica Stories Who are Domes

18 hours agoHumor / odd : The Hairpin

by Anna Fitzpatrick Honorable mention: Character in Literotica Story with Netherland Regions Previously: Characters in Literotica Stories who are Cumin 0 Comments

Glass Candy, "Miss Broadway"

yesterdayHumor / odd : The Hairpin

by Alexandra Molotkow Cmon bb 0 Comments

How To Dress Like

yesterdayHumor / odd : The Hairpin

by Haley Mlotek Sometimes I just want to be told what to do and how to do it. Thank you, Emily Spivak, for facilitating that desire with this absolutely perfect website. 0 Comments

Girls To The Front: An Interview With The Founders Of Discwoman

yesterdayHumor / odd : The Hairpin

by Sofia Luu Dance music was once the music of outsiders. Before electronic music's influence seeped into mainstream Top 40 pop songs, it was created by and for members of the LGBTQA community. Dance parties are one of the few events...Show More Summary

Ask Baba Yaga: Can You Help Me With Work And Money?

yesterdayHumor / odd : The Hairpin

by Taisia Kitaiskaia Transcript after the jump. Dear Baba Yaga, I am so fearful about work and money. Please help. BABA YAGA: Each forager is a question mark ; tail dipped always in the River of Hunger. The river is endless & loud, and if you listen too hard you'll drown. Show More Summary

Grimes, "Vanessa"

2 days agoHumor / odd : The Hairpin

by Haley Mlotek Oooooh I'm sleeeeeeeepyyyyyyyyy. Maybe I should be listening to something that will give me more energy, but that would be too logical; I'd rather listen to a song that gives the impression of being horizontal. 0 Comments

How A Lazy Person Cooks Indian Food

2 days agoHumor / odd : The Hairpin

by Sulagna Misra For the person who wants to cook Indian food but doesn’t have the patience, time, or wherewithal to learn all the spices and wait for the pot to boil, from an expert in lazy cooking. 1. CHAI Ingredients: Dried ginger...Show More Summary

A Playlist For The Pathetic

2 days agoHumor / odd : The Hairpin

by Alexandra Molotkow Vulnerability is hard to accept in ourselves and hard to observe in other women. I want to be strong, but I am often a puddle. I cry in public all the time, out of joy and sadness and irritation and probably boredom, and always completely out of proportion to whatever is happening, just like an old-timey hysteric. Show More Summary

Todd Terje, "Alfonso Muskedunder"

3 days agoHumor / odd : The Hairpin

by Alexandra Molotkow One thing I believe that not everyone believes is that new people are getting better and better. Like, the physical world is getting worse, but the people in it are smarter and probably more empathetic. This latest...Show More Summary

A Woman On The Margins

3 days agoHumor / odd : The Hairpin

by Haley Mlotek Much of both The Odd Woman and the City and Fierce Attachments take place on your long walks throughout New York City. Can you describe your walking style? For many years I did a twenty-minute mile. Do you put on sneakers? Yeah, yeah. Show More Summary

How To Buy & Wear A Bra: A Guide For The Truly Ample-Bosomed

3 days agoHumor / odd : The Hairpin

by Denise Balkissoon If you think that double D is a generous helping of boobage, look away now: these words are for the truly ample-bosomed. We all have equally loveable mamms, but some of us would be sloppily intoxicated if we drank...Show More Summary

32 Competent Things Men Do That We Find Sexual, Ranked

3 days agoHumor / odd : The Hairpin

by Alexandra Molotkow and Haley Mlotek 32. Wears an analog watch. 31. Changes a light bulb. 30. Knows the wattage. 29. Poaches an egg. 28. Peels an orange, hands you a slice. 27. Legible handwriting. 26. Takes groceries out of shopping bags. 25. Show More Summary

Nao, "Inhale Exhale"

4 days agoHumor / odd : The Hairpin

by Haley Mlotek I got a few texts and emails today from my Canadian friends: is it a long weekend in New York? No, you monarchical bastards, it is just a normal Monday, and I for one am glad. I had a great Monday. I found a dark chocolate...Show More Summary

A Personal Essay That People Want To Read

4 days agoHumor / odd : The Hairpin

by Emily Gould Writing Personal Essays That Get Read An Online Skillshare Class by Emily Gould Hi! I taught a Skillshare class about personal essay writing and you might recall that Hairpin readers were invited to join the class, and...Show More Summary

Being "The Straight One," The Basics Of Butt Stuff, And Talking To Your Kids

4 days agoHumor / odd : The Hairpin

by Lindsay King-Miller For a long time, the majority of my closest friends have been lesbians or queer-identified. From high school to college to now in my twenties, in every city I've lived, my closest friends have always been queer. Show More Summary

On Writing In Books

4 days agoHumor / odd : The Hairpin

by Alexandra Molotkow From H.J. Jackson's excellent Marginalia: Readers Writing in Books: Pride of ownership, which leads readers initially to write their names in their books, carries through for some of them into marginalia, further acts of self-assertive appropriation. Show More Summary

Weekend Roundup / Open Thread

last weekHumor / odd : The Hairpin

by Haley Mlotek What a sexy sex week this has been! Well, I suppose that depends on your definition of "week." And "sex." We read The Least Sexy Sex Poem and learned to differentiate between the common slang term for an orgasm and the name of a common spice, which, sure. Show More Summary

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