imho is just a polite way to say I know you don’t give a hoot what I think but I’m going to say it anyway

Winner: Fact checkers. They've been in high demand and kept busy. I hope they're being paid per fact checked. Winner: Twitter. Once again, Twitter proved its relevance. Without Twitter, I would have thrown something at the TV or died from implosion, you know, all that screaming inside my head and my chest. Loser: All of [...]

  Dear Internet, please stop sharing, re-posting, re-tweeting, liking, +'ing, quotes about travel that do not check privileges inherently associated with the ability to pick up and go. I love travel. I enjoy travel. Heck, I focus in the travel product area at work. But I also understand that the ability to travel is a [...]

“Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them.” -- Margaret Atwood I came across a helpful, objective, step by step analysis of "Reverse [Fill in the blank]ism" complaints and the fallacy in those complaints. Often in the call for "compassion", for understanding, for listening to the [...]

  Best find in Germany: Kinder Eggs (Kinder Surprises). I was indeed pleasantly surprised that the toy is a Lufthansa plane. And the pieces all fit together nicely. (Remember those horrible experiences with your sobbing, disappointed kid because the cheap toys broke or could not be put together even with Super Glue?) My son said, "Duh. [...]

The Ducks

According to my computer it is December 26 already and therefore I guess it is safe to talk about why I STILL insist on not wishing strangers Marry Christmas in the U.S. unless I am absolutely certain that they celebrate Christmas: Because Christmas in the U.S. remains a religious holiday. One'd thought that Christians in [...]

Dear America… Never mind.

    As a mom to a teenage boy, I've yet to step inside any Abercrombie & Fitch. (Let's leave aside whether I meet the standards for the type of customers the jackassy CEO envisioned wearing his company's clothes) I find the idea disconcerting to shop at a store that showcases relentlessly half-nekkid virile young men. "Hey, [...]

This is why

Yesterday I stepped on the soapbox and pontificated on why we need more feminism, now, even while some famous and influential female celebrities refuse to be identified as a feminist when asked point blank "Are you a feminist?" My cerebral writer and thinker friend Christine left a much more eloquent comment highlighting the significance of the [...]

Jezebel collected statements from several famous (and influential and therefore powerful, and yes, many are influential simply because they're famous. We could sit down and ponder on the curious progression from fame -> influence -> power in this Social Media age. Think Kim Whatshername. The fact you know who I am referring to without her [...]

Behold, m'ladies. The latest ironic, gender-stereotype-busting, geek-affirming musical video designed to empower us, by showing the world: Fuck Yeah, We Are Women, We Are Bad Ass, We Like the Same Things that Men Like and We Are Good At Them, Too. Plus, We Have Boobs.     This video and this tweet from Nathan Fillon [...]

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My parents taught me well: never gloat. Never rub it in. So I will simply put these up with no comments added.             Now... In case you are worried that we are all going to get a big head and become complacent and start subscribing to this false belief of [...]

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