“Cute kid grows up. Why in the WORLD would my mind be blown?”
123Sea on May 14, 2014 at 16:17:57
“Cutesy internet "journalism" cliches. Along with "you're welcome." And "the feels", how something "won the internet", or "broke the internet", or "see what I did there?," and so many others. (I admit, it's a personal pet peeve).”
“So you know what she thinks, and how, and why, and want her to think for herself - because she doesn't think what you think? Making that many assumptions and tacking your own moral views onto it says far more about you than anyone or anything else. And it's really weird.”
Ronnie Richmond on Apr 25, 2014 at 22:04:00
“i have stated my opinion and that is that, i'm not going to continue with this debate and i will not apologize. i was only trying to enlighten her until you put you two cents in and now it has become a hassle and i'm done...”
“I'm a queer Marxist vegan, who still somehow believes that people can make their own choices without being demonized. Peace and happiness to you, despite your knee-jerky assumptions and unnecessary moralizing.”
“Yes: finding insects unappetizing is EXACTLY the same thing as killing the future for our children. Excellent critical thinking skills you've got there: people who don't want to eat bugs are definitely enemies of sustainable food. Yup, you got it.”
“And people from cultures with taboos against eating insects should be expected to divest themselves of their own cultures? I get that it's normal for some folks, I just don't get the moralizing here against people who don't want to eat creepy-crawlies.”
Apr 7, 2014 at 17:26:30
“Like sugar has made us insensitive to sweet things that are not overly-sweet, so has horrible online fake-journalism made us insensitive to headlines and conclusions that are not sensationalized linkbait: in fact, this story is a very nice insight into the subtle ways that regular consumption of sugar changes our tastes, feelings, and behavior.”
User 42 on Apr 7, 2014 at 17:32:47
“Well, if you want to look at it that way, you will look at it that way. But this story says no such thing, other than they "felt" things were different. With that level of precision involved, they have managed to show absolutely nothing at all as a result of their dietary change.”
“Am I the only one who remembers a time when it was the POINTY end of the pencil that was the trouble? Pretty sure my parents would have been overjoyed had I been playing with the rubber instead of jamming graphite into my skin.”
Tleilaxu Ghola on Apr 3, 2014 at 10:14:47
“Me and another couple guys used to "pencil fence" scoring a "hit" when you hit the other guys hand with your pencil. Funny thing was all of us were in the advanced/gifted classes, but the game was beyond dumb. I still have a couple slightly dark spots on my hands from that game.”
“I feel like there is an important beat missing here: WHY did you change your mind? Sure, you made a promise to yourself and decided at the last minute to keep it, which is amazing. But I want to hear a little more about why, and what made you turn away from Tom and back to your self-promise. Not just "I changed my mind so I didn't make myself an oath-breaker." What were the stakes? And what happened next? This is only the first third of a good piece, IMHO.
That said: rock on.”
mandie21184 on Mar 24, 2014 at 22:12:53
“Her self-respect was at stake. That's what changed her mind. She couldn't go back on something she stood for.”
Foxi Conserv on Mar 24, 2014 at 14:55:03
“One strong reason could be, not having to live with it for the rest of her life, but even more so, her children now will never have to find out from "daddy dearest" that mommy cheated and broke up their family, and by putting the burden on her, completely taking any of the blame off of himself. Just my guess.”
Lizzysmilez1 on Mar 23, 2014 at 21:28:24
“Hi David, You can get the whole story on my blog: lizzysmilez.blogspot.com. To give you the skinny version... I made such a strong promise to myself that I simply couldn't do it. Because that personal vow really was "that" powerful to me. It wasn't who I wanted to be and it was the right decision. Here I am a few years later and I did divorce my husband. It was in the wake of a cancer diagnosis and it was horrific. It's been a tough road but at least it is over. Had I stayed married, I would still be in that terrible situation. I am not suggesting I am perfect. Far from it. But no one can be perfect enough to change the abusive nature of addicts. Thank you for the comment. Best, Lizzy”
StevenGregory on Mar 23, 2014 at 13:56:05
“I've been in situations where being true to myself and my word was important enough to override emotions. Passion and impulse can be fantastic, but I prefer when there is no foreseeable destruction.”
“That is a very compelling story you've told, and if I were going to watch a fictionalized version, I'd certainly pick yours. Unfortunately, lobbing your presumptions and third grade-level armchair psychology at a stranger's life is, ultimately, just that: a fictional approach.
That said, I agree, it's a sad situation. It'd be slightly less sad if everyone in the world hadn't already decided who feels what and why.”
jmslotnick on Feb 15, 2014 at 22:24:13
“Not everyone can be as smart as you are and as far as my third grade armchair psychology as dumb as you think it may be I will just have to live with it and still feel as I do about the situation fictional or not.”
“That's a true statement that ignores the purpose of a news site, which is different than a learn-one-random-fact site. News should be news-like. "Someone could learn a thing" is kind of the lowest common denominator of the internet - can't we aim just a little higher?”
Blodo on Dec 19, 2013 at 23:26:54
“Would you call this a news site? There are sections that seem to report on nothing except Miley Cyrus's rear end or the latest (patently staged) apoplectic rant by one news show host or another. If, in the midst of all the foam and fog, they can interject the occasional fact, good.”
“This isn't Random Fifth Grade Science Fact Post. Trivia is great where appropriate, but news should be at least news-adjacent. Maybe some context? How does the manowar fare in today's warmer, acidic seas? The writer simply isn't trying, and the job isn't terribly demanding.”
“If she says "I want to be your friend" and you hear "I want you to buy me things" then the problem, friend, is not hers to correct.
If you hear "Listen to my problems but don't expect any sex" then you are hearing an excellent description of friendship. If this is not appealing to you, the problem is again not hers to correct.”
DingoBuzzy on Aug 22, 2013 at 20:18:25
“Don't bother. This guy thinks women are just prôstitutes holding out for a big enough gift.”
FLECKENSTEIN44 on Aug 22, 2013 at 20:16:07
“Look its just rude and girls might not mean for it to be rude but it is. A guy asks you out because he wants a relationship with you that will include sex.
Its rude to then keep said guy around as a "freind" who will do everything a boyfreind would do for you except there is nothing sexual. Even though the reason why that guy is still around is because said girl gave said guy a false hope of a sexual relationship through "friendship"