I actually watched CTM already and am going to watch Miranda because of that. When she first appeared as a character, I thought this shan't work, but damned if I haven't seen a lot of myself in her (the big galoot-y gal that I am), but she's just so darned lovable without treacly trickery. » 10/24/14 11:12pm Yesterday 11:12pm

There is a difference between uneducated, "simple" folk, that feed their kids some disgusting shit, narrow mindedness, ignorance, and making poor life choices regarding recycling, the climate, making any political stands, etc., and freaking pedophilia. Pedophilia knows no class, no income, no race, religion nor other… » 10/24/14 6:54pm Yesterday 6:54pm

I think we get what instantaneous means. Yes, I'm one of those moms. This is why *this* mom does it (and it has little to do with the space/time continuum). It's because we know that however likely or unlikely *something* can happen before we get to see them again, you will never go wrong telling your kid how much… » 10/24/14 1:09pm Yesterday 1:09pm

You know, I'm not even going to speak to the apparent untenable extent that anyone who knowingly works with Ebola patients should self-isolate for 21 extra days, but could they at least avoid public transportation in one of the world's largest cities and avoid apparent *optional* recreational outings upon return from… » 10/23/14 9:26pm Thursday 9:26pm

I agree that people tend to want that, (that closeness with animals and children) but I disagree with why (for "regular" people). I'm a semi-old. My first job was when I was 16 at a nursing home. I have had relatives at nursing homes. They (elderly) eat it up when animals and children come, but it's more because they… » 10/23/14 5:25pm Thursday 5:25pm

I know! I couldn't decide if I would go for the laugh hard enough to actually put something sticky, that pulls decaying bits out of the spaces between other people's decaying and, who-knows-what teeth, and put it BACK in my own fucking mouth, OR if I could have stayed in character when the gum hit him where it did.… » 10/23/14 4:52pm Thursday 4:52pm