It's clear to me that Sam wasn't endorsing bullying, but the joke is a little too easily Poeable, or however one would put that. It's also not clearly punching up in the way that I'd prefer satire to do, ideally. Leaving the idiot Gamergaters entirely out of it, I can imagine someone who'd been bullied reading that… » 10/22/14 4:50pm Today 4:50pm

Most of them haven't thought through any of this, because they don't genuinely care about the supposed ethical issues at all. They're angry, and they've seized on this as something that seems like a righteous thing to be angry about, and then convinced themselves and each other that it is in fact the thing that's… » 10/22/14 2:50am Today 2:50am

I think the problem is that the guide is a little too simple. I understand wanting to give people something to refer to that's quick and easy, but it's a legitimately complex issue, and there's only so much you can simplify an explanation of it before the explanation becomes either inaccurate or so vague as to be… » 10/20/14 10:44pm Monday 10:44pm

I applied to the Peace Corps. They rejected me, supposedly because, since I'd only been sober for around 20 years at that point, they were concerned I might drink. I think it was really because it was during the Bush Administration, and I made no secret of my politics. Oh, well. The genius part was that, although I… » 10/19/14 5:22am Sunday 5:22am

Well, I loathe Carrie, so I take issue with the "strong, smart woman" part at least as much as I do with the "whore", but yeah, not great. But that's just it, that's who they chose to play Carrie's dream man, and it seems pretty clear it was type-casting. He may be a misogynist Neanderthal, but he's so dreeeamy.… » 10/19/14 4:30am Sunday 4:30am

So what you're saying is that you assumed that anyone being honest about what a steaming pile of crap the "Southern Belle" mystique is must be a Northerner? Yeah, sadly, judging from some of the responses, that seems to be a valid assumption. FYI, I'm from Missouri, if that's important to judging who gets to say what… » 10/17/14 5:37pm Friday 5:37pm