At one point in a woman’s life she has to choose whether she wants to keep her...– JULIE YAP-DAZA’S TRYING TO BE FUNNY, RIGHT?! Why on earth does this shit get published? Why is this woman a writer when all she is capable of is thinking out of her ass and oversimplifying situations that deserve more complex explanations—these kinds of articles are behind Filipinos...
The Hairpin: Ask A Non-monogamous Couple
A Non-monogamous Lady: It's the most incredible feeling, knowing that you can say anything and still be safe and loved.
A Non-monogamous Dude: Tell me something crazy about yourself!
ANML: Okay! Then you tell me something you've never told anybody before! And then let's hold each other and make out!
[SUPER INTENSE CONVERSATION REDACTED]
[SUPER INTENSE MAKEOUTS REDACTED]
ANMD: I’m going to run out of secrets!
ANML: We should all have such problems.
ANMD: Shall we talk about Reclamation Sex?
ANML: Sure! You know the way monogamous couples have sex after one of them returns from a long trip away? That's how we have sex all the time.
ANMD: Seriously. It's ridiculous. The first time I ever saw someone outside the relationship, you were worried that Everything Would Be Ruined between us. Instead, it was electric — I just couldn't resist you. I longed for the familiarity and the closeness we shared, but at the same time I wanted to frenziedly reaffirm my love. And it was awesome. It’s like makeup sex, but there wasn't a fight.
And it seems like that's the way it always is. I adore you. Nobody captivates me like you, and nobody can fuck me like you can. I'm with you because I want to be with you, because you are the best for me.
F. Sionil Jose: Religion as Banal Entertainment →
Photo from TheWutzup.com The Catholic Church, the Iglesia, El Shaddai, and so many other groups are now a bothersome presence; they are causing obstructions to the democratic system. The Constitution demands the separation of Church and State. It follows that there should be no religious invocations in government activities, programs, the opening of Congress. Then all the churches should be...
She wanted to hold his shoulders; she wanted to go snowshoeing with him; she...– Dave Eggers, ”The Only Meaning of the Oil-Wet Water” Still my favorite off of How We Are Hungry, which is still being held hostage by Andrea (@eroticvulture)
oxfordcomatose: i promise, i will never be your friend, no matter what. ever. Hotel Chevalier, we made a deal, way back, that whenever you’d pop up on my dashboard, you’d have to make a mark on my blog.
…every high school has its nerd element; the kids looking to actually...– Toure interviews Ahmir Thompson, aka Questlove, from The Believer.
Sponsorship in the press is an invitation to corruption and abuse. The...– E.B. White, preaching it through the wonderful Maria Popova, via brainpickings
Misconceptualism is the zone where narrow minds go to escape self-induced...– Robert Storr. “Art and Text”. Frieze, 6 June 2008. Web. 2 Nov 2011. http://www.frieze.com/issue/article/art_and_text/ LOL.
The death of consciousness is terrible and yet! when all is ended ...– Allen Ginsberg, “Aether” Hotel Comercio, Lima, Peru, May 28, 1960
catamari: Sexism in Nerd Culture - NOT OKAY. Never okay! Yes. YES. Thank you! And a big FUCK YOU to the next person who tells me, or anyone for that matter—male or female—that I “fight like a girl” or should just go back to “shopping and shit” because “that’s what girls like”, and tries to pass it off as anything other than being...
Jay Gabler's "Why I'm Writing This For Free" →
Creative endeavors, from writing to sculpting to dancing, are things we show that we value not just by paying money but by paying attention—and, most of all, by doing. I don’t feel exploited or undervalued because I’m giving this away for free—it’s not free. You’re giving me your attention, which is the most precious thing you have. Money comes and money goes, but the...
…organizations like Invisible Children not only take up resources that...– “Worst Idea Ever,” by Amanda and Kate of Wronging Rights Funny that this post turned 3 years old a couple of days ago. There’s also a better analysis of the Kony-LRA issue in Foreign Affairs, which you can find right here, but here are a few of the more notable points that were...
In the middle of the night I was sleeping sitting up When a doctor came to tell me, “Enough is enough” He brought me out into the hall (I could have sworn it was haunted) And told me something that I didn’t know that I wanted to hear: That there was nothing that I could do to save you The choir’s going to sing, and this thing is going to kill you Something in my throat...
Sound Advice from Andrew WK Makes Me Love Him Even...
Advice Seeker: I'm dating a guy who refuses to give up on his dreams of rock stardom. While it's admirable in a way, I need a little bit more stability if we're going to make this work. How can I gently break this to him?
Andrew WK: Don't you dare say anything to him about giving up his dream. You're not the right person for him. Never ask someone to give up on their dream just so you can feel more stable. It's his choice and his choice alone, no matter how ridiculous his dream may seem to you, or to society, or even to himself. Dreams make humans into self-realized individuals. Your only responsibility is to love everything about him, including his dreams. The idea of "making this work" sounds more like a way to make his life more boring and predictable. At worst, it's a genuine sadistic desire to control someone else because your own life feels out of control — or a cruel need to dominate and break someone's spirit for the sake of your own peace of mind. Look for stability and peace of mind inside yourself, and not in your relationships or the dreams of others.
Standing alone by the bar, I wondered if I could love the boy I noticed at the...– Sheila Heti, “How Should a Person Be?”
I woke in a gold dress, you, in jeans. Morning filled wine bottles in the...– Rebecca Lindenberg, “Aubade” from Love: An Index. SF: McSweeneys. 2012.
At that moment Orra said, “I think...
Am really I reblogging myself? Well yes, that is...
orallymupright: From my friend Kenji, the stockbroker pictured here on the left in the flying nun hat: You’re getting a reply via SMS for your ridiculously engaging question: And so, assuming you’ve never heard of them, I would tell you about this wonderful piece of audio candy called The Pains of being Pure at Heart and how their song “Contender” made me forget about missing half my...