And instead just made yourself look like part of the problem. Devoting that much effort to a grammar flame of a perfectly comprehensible comment when it was obviously a rhetorical question in the first place is a shade better than "u mad? lol", but only a very light shade. » 9/21/14 7:09pm Yesterday 7:09pm

Somebody got in my face last week, apparently thinking that if he started yelling at me and doing the puffed-out chest thing, that would make me get all meek and conciliatory. That didn't work out so well for him. » 9/21/14 1:58am Yesterday 1:58am

How I adore him. I commented on one of his videos at some point, and he wrote back, "Is this the MissNormaDesmond who comments on Gawker?" MIND. BLOWN. I think I started gushing like the obvious fangirl I am and spoiled it, though. Ah, well. » 9/20/14 5:23pm Saturday 5:23pm

I thought about that as well. The thing is, I wish it weren't true, but I think that there are women who buy into rape culture, too. I think these women can do a lot of harm, whether they're people with a public presence, or just ordinary women who for some reason don't get or don't want to get what they're… » 9/20/14 5:14pm Saturday 5:14pm

What would be the point of a lot of stupid things people do on the Internet? I'm not saying you're not black, but if you're claiming to be unaware that people regularly lie on the Internet for the purpose of winning stupid arguments, you're either disingenuous or not very perceptive. » 9/20/14 3:12pm Saturday 3:12pm

My mother was born in 1922. It sounds like they were pretty close in age, or would have been, if my mother had lived as long as yours did. They weren't a bit alike, though, from what it sounds like. Except I think Mama might have gotten a kick out of video games. She loved science fiction, anyway, and those two seem… » 9/20/14 4:42am Saturday 4:42am

Huge fan. One of my first Internet hangouts was the KITH fans Usenet newsgroup. So far I have managed to tell Kevin McDonald and Dave Foley they're awesome to their faces. (Saw Kevin McDonald on the street in West Hollywood and Dave Foley in the Target also in West Hollywood, West Hollywood thus seeming like… » 9/19/14 12:43pm Friday 12:43pm

I think for me what would be important would be to be clear with myself that if it turns out that seeing this person is a bigger deal than I thought it would be, there's nothing wrong with me and it's not incumbent on me to tough it out for my friend's sake, or to fulfill any idea I might have that I'm supposed to be… » 9/19/14 2:01am Friday 2:01am

Since they're not terrified, desperate, or watching their neighbors and possibly family members die in agony, either, I don't know why I should assume that they'd behave any better if they were exposed to real danger, as opposed to the imaginary one they're already responding to badly. I say we ship a few of them to… » 9/18/14 10:52pm Thursday 10:52pm