The sexism and the classism and the mandatory nature of mourning all strike me as very good reasons to do away with the custom, but I think there's something to be said for your last paragraph. I think sometimes people crave a visual symbol of their loss, both for expressive purposes and to suggest to others how to… » 10/28/14 7:31pm Tuesday 7:31pm

This dude sounds like he either doesn't understand boundaries or enjoys violating them. Asking for anything from a social acquaintance 4 or 5 kinds of day is a red flag, as is the fact that he seems set on hanging out at your place and not meeting somewhere more public. I vote no. » 10/28/14 4:57pm Tuesday 4:57pm

Your friend owns the copyright to the picture. If she finds it and wants to, she can request it be taken down. But it doesn't sound like that's very likely, unless you know that she internet stalks you and wants to do things to annoy you. » 10/26/14 8:31pm Sunday 8:31pm

This happened to me about 8 years ago. I come home with my arms full of groceries, kick the door shut behind me, and start putting stuff away. About 5 minutes later, some drunk dude opens the door, walks in, and starts freaking out about why his furniture is missing. It took a few minutes to convince him he lived one… » 10/26/14 3:47pm Sunday 3:47pm

People not from the backwoods are also pretty goddamn bad about dating and continuing date people who molest their children. Ask (at least) half the non-backwoods kids what happened when they told one of their parents that the other was molesting them. Hell, ask Jerry Sandusky's son what he thinks of his mother. » 10/24/14 6:31pm Friday 6:31pm

Preach. I've been trying to make room in the category for myself and have typically defended gamers as a broad group of people with all kinds of interests and lifestyles, but I'm done with that shit. Everyone plays games now. Let the sexist loser dudes have the title, and mock them when their conduct merits it. » 10/23/14 4:59pm 10/23/14 4:59pm