So, hey, here's a screenshot of one chunk of our recent spam queue. If you click to embiggen it, you will see that there is one actual spam comment in there. Additionally, there are comments by Plumcake of Manolo for the Big Girl and The Manolo himself, attempting to call me out for ripping Plummy… Continue reading Commenting Issues
MSN Health is running a story about folks who have shed weight, but not the fantasy of being thin. The article - saddled with a terribly clown hornian title "Skinny Dream Bubble Burst" - had all the greatest hits of TFOBT. That said, it was incredibly heart breaking to read this early in the morning… Continue reading The Butt Might Be Smaller, but the Disappointment is Still Pretty Big*
I wrote another piece for Broadsheet yesterday because this Daily Beast piece made me tremendously ranty, and I figured I might as well get paid for it. I've been thinking a lot about the social advantages and disadvantages of motherhood these days, so once I started, I couldn't shut up even more than usual. Which… Continue reading The Last Three Paragraphs
Tasha Fierce is THE shit! Her work been featured on Racialicious and Jezebel. She's the creative director and the real boss of IFMiB, which is to say she handles all the administrative duties while I dish Milos Forman! Shapelings, show your love for Miss Fierce. So screeching, overly pushy Biggest Loser trainer Jillian Michaels refuses… Continue reading Guest Blogger Tasha Fierce: Jillian Michaels Be Illin’!
It's hardly a well-kept secret that journalists can make an interviewee sound like she said pretty much anything. Those of us who are asked to speak on controversial topics know we risk seeing our words twisted to fit a predetermined narrative -- even to suggest the exact opposite of what we clearly meant -- every… Continue reading CNN Makes Jaclyn Friedman Sound Like a Victim-Blamer! Again!
I hate to distract anyone from the serious business of talking about how FUCKING AWESOME we all are, but it's come to my attention that many Shapelings are spectacular cooks, some with dazzling signature recipes, and I would like to know more about these things. Tell us, please, about those recipes. Plus any helpful tips… Continue reading Useful Weekend Fluff: Your Fucking Recipes
So, the other night, I went to see my friend (and sometime Shapeling) Tari play at a local bar, and as usual, I was slightly surprised by how awesome she is. Not because I have any good reason to underestimate her, but because A) I just don't hear her play all that often, and B)… Continue reading Slightly Pre-Friday Sorta-Fluff: I’m Kate Fucking Harding