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I got a spinach salad from the deli next door.

See, I’ve been getting their veggie sandwich 3 days a week for the last two years, and it was so so good. But they started putting green olives on it recently, which makes it gross. Just olive juice everywhere. So ask for it without olives, right? BUT I was ALREADY getting it on a different bread and with a different sauce than it normally comes with, and I’m just too embarrassed to add another special substitution to the order.

So… a salad.

 +3Posted on Feb 22nd, 2013 | re: How To Do The Actual Harlem Shake (12 comments)

(Also: I hope that the above comment comes off as playful. I’m don’t disagree with Gabe in either his post from earlier this week nor his response today. But I was looking for an interesting way to add to the discussion. It seemed like the idea of being overly sensitive or too careful with something like this dance might be an interesting angle for folks to talk about. I tried to be pretty fair and cool about it, but maybe not!)(No sarcasto! Honestly, maybe not!)

 +7Posted on Feb 22nd, 2013 | re: How To Do The Actual Harlem Shake (12 comments)

Hi, I’m the “Kid Gloves” person!

You’ll see that Gabe was correct: very white!

 +10Posted on Feb 20th, 2013 | re: Actual Residents Of Harlem Respond To "Harlem Shake" Meme (66 comments)

I mean, it would be easy to write a similar article about the way in which some popular, contemporary “country” music (say, Taylor Swift or something) bears little resemblance to its roots, which has strong cultural and historical connections with low income white people. And I mean… that seems OK?

 +15Posted on Feb 20th, 2013 | re: Actual Residents Of Harlem Respond To "Harlem Shake" Meme (66 comments)

I don’t know.

While it’s always good to be careful and thoughtful in situations like this, it seems like the joke in the Harlem Shake video(s) is the editing, the smashcut between serious and silly. It’s not “let’s make fun of how black people dance.”

I’m willing to be wrong here, but sometimes I wonder if we don’t use kids gloves with non-white cultures. I mean, with very narrow exceptions, culture shouldn’t be proprietary. It’s okay that meanings change and new iterations don’t fully honor the original sources.

 +1Posted on Mar 9th, 2012 | re: Friday Giveaway: Being Flynn Soundtrack & Book + Bose Earbuds! (53 comments)

Being Not Flynn

“I don’t care if they’re Irish, I don’t care if they’re Italian, I don’t care if they’re Polish, [because all those make them white].”

“I’ll make him an offer he can’t Big Lebowski.”

Rum Ham.

 +11Posted on Oct 20th, 2011 | re: Watch Fox's Red Eye Destroy Adam Levine With MEGABURNS! (91 comments)

Almost related: Maroon 5 is my not-so-guilty music pleasure. Guy can sing!

 +1Posted on Oct 7th, 2011 | re: This Week In Movie Trailers, You Guys (24 comments)

Ah, it looks like Norman was filmed in Spoakne which is a town I used to live in which means I am exciiiiiited.

 +4Posted on Sep 2nd, 2011 | re: Friday Giveaway: Community: The Complete Second Season (96 comments)

COMM412: Adv Hanging Out with Troy

 +1Posted on Dec 9th, 2010 | re: That's Your Crosswalk (37 comments)

Ha! I used to live there.

 +8Posted on Nov 11th, 2010 | re: BREAKING NEWS: EVERYBODY WATCHES LOTS OF TELEVISION! (119 comments)

I love this comment!

 +1Posted on Nov 9th, 2010 | re: The Hunt For The Worst Movie Of All Time: A History Of Violence (236 comments)

Maybe! I also kind the tone of most “serious” graphic novels to be off-putting.

Also, guys: Is there a way to NOT be auto logged out of VG every time I log into Facebook?

 +1Posted on Nov 1st, 2010 | re: The Hunt For The Worst Movie Of All Time: (500) Days Of Summer (331 comments)

Meh. REAL LIFE love is forsaking your dreams and taking a job you hate so her parents will stop saying you’re going nowhere and don’t deserve her.

I like (500) Days of Summer.

 +18Posted on Oct 29th, 2010 | re: A Brief Note About The Charlie Chaplin "Time Traveler" Video (73 comments)

Maybe there was a WORSE dictator called SUPER HITLER and this lady DID kill him.

 +1Posted on Oct 25th, 2010 | re: Ernest Hemingway's Garden Of Eden Trailer, You Guys (96 comments)

I know it’s a faux pas, but I really love me some sad beautiful rich young white people.

I like to get drunk and do exactly this, because even though my ex-wife is the manager at Bed Bath and Beyond this is America and she can’t take my YouTube videos away from me like she took my car.

 +5Posted on Oct 6th, 2010 | re: Glee S02E03: “Hi, The Lord!!!”—West Coast Homosexuals (63 comments)

Also: I’m surprised that so many commenters were offended. This show doesn’t even seem to TRY to reflect or comment on real life, ever. It dealt with religion today the same way it deals with it’s other “themes”: bullying, family, homophobia, etc. It’s insights on the personal and social aspects of religious experience were about as interesting and important as it’s insights on Fitting In. How are we surprised by this, and who cares?

The plots of these episodes are just some ham-fisted, stumbling scenes meant to ferry us from one song to the next. And the songs are great!

 -3Posted on Oct 6th, 2010 | re: Glee S02E03: “Hi, The Lord!!!”—West Coast Homosexuals (63 comments)

This episode was a piece of shit for idiots, but it had like twelve songs so WUTEVS.

 0Posted on Oct 1st, 2010 | re: Monsters' Ball: The Week's Best Comments (104 comments)

Mondo! Aww!

 +4Posted on Sep 29th, 2010 | re: Best New Party Game 32: Autumn Movies (250 comments)

This one is MY favorite!

 +8Posted on Sep 15th, 2010 | re: The Kindle Girl Must Die (86 comments)

Baby, you’ve got a stew going!

I want to fight her.