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 +9Posted on Feb 3rd, 2014 | re: (16 comments)

I’m not trying to ‘accomplish’ anything other than share my thoughts, that you are free to ignore.

Addiction is a disease, it’s extremely difficult to overcome and some people aren’t able to do it. Those are facts and facts aren’t always pleasant. Getting 4 months clean is a wonderful accomplishment — it will continue to be hard work to stay clean. If you go out, is it because you didn’t work hard enough or because you don’t love your family enough or because you’re just weak? or is it because addiction is a tough opponent and not everyone wins against it?

Accepting and acknowledging how hard it is to beat an addiction doesn’t mean NOT trying, it means not underestimating how hard it is and how tricky your opponent is.

I wish all the best.

 +10Posted on Feb 3rd, 2014 | re: (16 comments)

I appreciate the sentiment behind referring to his death as “devastatingly preventable” but I don’t think that’s the case. Addiction is not preventable, because it is a disease, a very destructive and insidious one. PSH was clean for decades, worked a program and checked himself into rehab last year. As much as we can tell based on what he said when he talked about it, he was trying hard to manage his disease.

I don’t mean to pick on you but I have been dismayed over the past days reading comments about his death that don’t seem to understand or believe that addiction is a recognized disease and being able to manage it successfully is not a matter of willpower or strength or having people who love you or kids who depend on you or having the money to afford treatment — those things can help but they are no guarantee of success.

Obviously, this is a topic close to my heart. and I understand how it can seem like he “chose” this and if he didn’t make that choice, this could have been prevented. When you’re an addict though, you are literally having to make that choice a thousand times a day…the choice not to use. It’s exhausting to live that way.

 +10Posted on Dec 9th, 2013 | re: Saturday Night Live: Paul Rudd And One Direction (48 comments)

“I know what Zayn’s into and it’s definitely not you”. Paul Rudd4eva.

 +1Posted on Nov 22nd, 2013 | re: The Videogum Holiday Movie Club! (137 comments)

Bad Santa (duh)
Meet Me in St. Louis
the Gathering (TV movie starring Ed Asner from the 70s)
George C. Scott version of A Christmas Carol
Miracle on 34th Street (OG, non-colorized, for Chrissake)

Argh, this flattened me when I was watching on WCVB…when the kid in the red sweatshirt starts tearing up, I lost it. We have had exceptionally shitty local news in Boston this week (horrible details on a murdered teacher, and a guy who killed his whole family and himself) and this story was a tiny little ray of hope for humanity.

 +11Posted on Jul 3rd, 2013 | re: The One Where Jennifer Aniston Ate A Big Mac (31 comments)

Clicked over to read the interview – very good journalism happening there, very hard-hitting questions.

“Do you believe women occasionally make the wrong choices with products and their skincare routines?”

 +11Posted on Jun 26th, 2013 | re: Paula Deen Refuses To Rest Her Case (81 comments)

We’re not all trying our best. Either that or some people’s best is really terrible.

 +4Posted on Jun 12th, 2013 | re: The Petting Zoo: The Week's Top 10 Animal Videos (16 comments)

How is Sweet puppy wake-up not every video? As soon as the hand comes in and we see how tiny the puppy is, game over.

 +6Posted on May 14th, 2013 | re: Angelina Jolie's Double Mastectomy (37 comments)

What the fuck do you care what she does with her own body? Seriously, fuck you. How in the hell does this even affect you?

I give up on the internet today, people are terrible.

 +16Posted on May 14th, 2013 | re: Angelina Jolie's Double Mastectomy (37 comments)

She didn’t say that women who “especially” have a family history should get the test. The quote above is very clearly NOT saying that:

“I want to encourage every woman, especially if you have a family history of breast or ovarian cancer, to seek out the information and medical experts who can help you through this aspect of your life, and to make your own informed choices.”

All she is saying is take care of your health, take control of your health, and then make informed decisions. Nowhere does it recommend women with a family history should definitely get the test.

but I guess it wouldn’t be the internet if people didn’t find something to criticize or misread.

 +10Posted on Apr 8th, 2013 | re: Mad Men Season 6 Premiere Open Thread (74 comments)

A measure of how dark this episode was is that everything else that happened made the Francis house seem like a relatively happy/normal place (even with Betty’s deranged attempt at “pillow talk”).

 +15Posted on Apr 8th, 2013 | re: Mad Men Season 6 Premiere Open Thread (74 comments)

Many of your questions can be answered by knowing that Betty is the worst.

although, I think Betty vs. the dirty hippies may have been Betty at her most likable since she shot up the birds.

I love Henry’s mom (Pauline?).

 0Posted on Mar 27th, 2013 | re: Jon Hamm Would Like You To Stop Talking About His Penis, Please (96 comments)

He’s allowed to, but it is very hard (TWSS) to be a rich, successful, handsome, talented, gorgeous celebrity (I love you Jon!) and not come off like a uhm, you know. Because you are essentially complaining about that too many people know your penis is really big.

If this is the worst consequences of achieving success beyond your wildest dreams (and success that is due in no small part to HOW YOU LOOK , you might just want to STFU about it.

 0Posted on Mar 21st, 2013 | re: The Petting Zoo: The Week's Top 10 Animal Videos (18 comments)

I thought the Harry Styles gif was Alyssa Milano. True story!

 +1Posted on Feb 28th, 2013 | re: Short And Sweet: A Trampoline Accident Story (15 comments)

Hmm. Young attractive girl, camera lingers a bit on her thigh-ish area. I think reading the YT comments on this one would require a Silkwood shower.

 +2Posted on Feb 27th, 2013 | re: The Petting Zoo: The Week's Top 10 Animal Videos (15 comments)

Kelly did you see the Too Cute with the mini-pigs, hedgehogs and lop-eared bunnies? Oh my lord.

 +3Posted on Feb 27th, 2013 | re: Nightmare Incident Report: TOO MANY BATS (32 comments)

I was in Melbourne in the Royal Botanical gardens, having a nice amble around the place, when I found myself pretty deep in some woods and I looked up and….oh my god. They were EVERYWHERE. I was paralyzed with fear, bats in my hair is THE nightmare and yes, they were 50 feet above me but STILL. Terror.

I read later that their guano (poop) s basically destroying the trees.

Damn, now, we need more comments. I only watch this silly show so I can enjoy this letter every week. Can we mention the poor torture victim in the basement? Someone finally comes to ‘save’ her – she thinks – but instead leaves her TIED UP in the basement. And then goes and gets himself captured. #worstrescueever

 +6Posted on Feb 19th, 2013 | re: Downton Abbey Season Finale Open Thread (42 comments)

I watched this season twice and I STILL don’t understand what information got Bates out of jail. Somethin about what time his wife made pastry? What??

 +26Posted on Feb 6th, 2013 | re: ATTN: Jared Leto Needs Your Help! (19 comments)

“” sounds like an email address they would use in an SUV episode about a teenage girl who was found raped and murdered after going on an audition she found out about online: “The victim responded to an ad placed by a ‘’.”

I think the theme to this show is “Kevin Bacon has bills to pay”.

This is a deeply silly show.

“She’s one of them!”

“no duh” – Every viewer.

 +25Posted on Feb 1st, 2013 | re: This Week In Comedy Open Thread (65 comments)

Hamlet the mini pig as part of the the 30 Rock finale…what more could any person ask for?

 +7Posted on Jan 30th, 2013 | re: The Petting Zoo: The Week's Top 10 Animal Videos (32 comments)

It’s impossible for me to tell you how much I need this right at this moment. Scottie pinwheel is the only thing that is getting me thru this day without crying.

 +5Posted on Jan 30th, 2013 | re: Scott Disick's Daily Routine Is A Wonderful Masterpiece (38 comments)