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I've never been able to plan my life. I just lurch from indecision to indecision.

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By Sam Hayson. Alongside video games, another thing Donald Trump blamed for the mass shootings in Texas and Ohio was mental illness. “Mental illness and hatred pulls the trigger,” he said during ...


Originally posted May 10, 2019, edited slightly. Subtitled, An Open Letter to Republicans Everywhere. Another day, another mass shooting. It’s an incredibly blasé way to put it, right? But if you...


Buzzfeed asks, “What lessons were you taught in sex ed that were, how you say, completely wrong?” Actual image of me right now: So here’s the thing: Not only was I a middle-schooler in northeast...


Fortunately, it wasn’t quite like that. Actually, considering that I haven’t seen a dentist in almost five years, my teeth are in pretty good shape. Or, I should say, good shape for me: I’ve had...


Mood: (Also: Netflix/Amazon/Hulu, please to continue Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles? And get Shirley Manson back as Catherine Weaver?)


In Rhode Island, questions persist about the effectiveness of individualized instruction via laptop by E. Tammy Kim July 10, 2019 PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Half an hour west of downtown Providence, Rhod...


but I finally mastered eyeliner!


I literally can’t think of the detention centers at the border. Not because I can’t grasp what’s going on there, but because I can. And because I can, it fills me with rage. And the person I get ...


Current Book(s) Chernobyl: The History of a Nuclear Catastrophe by Serhii Plohky. The best word I can come up with for this word is “harrowing.” It’s well-written and engaging, but it is not a p...


I saw it for the first time when I was probably fifteen or sixteen, and I’ve never forgotten it. But for a long time, I had no way of showing this absolute masterpiece to the rest of the world, b...


On Tuesday, I almost got hit twice by a penis-bearer in a Chevy Silverado, at 55 mph on the freeway in a downpour. He laughed the whole time he did it. And then, when we were stopped at the same ...


By Osita Nwanevu This past week was perhaps one of the most important weeks in one of the most important election seasons in the history of the Democratic Party. Elizabeth Warren is on the rise. ...


I did a thing!


By Philip Terzian, originally published in In Character, September 2008 Many years ago, when I was a boy editor at The New Republic, one of my elders wrote something about Gerald Ford — I don’t r...


As much as I bag on Buzzfeed, I have to admit, when they openly crib their content from other platforms, it’s a thing of beauty. This week’s edition? Unpopular Relationship Opinions! There are so...



By Alex Baia and Thatcher Jensen You are, in fact, being followed. Not just by one stranger but by hundreds. They watch you at all hours of the day, and there’s nothing you can do to stop them. N...


To all Digital Expressions people, welcome! It’s been said already, but like 99% of the people here came from Open Diary when it went down, so we totally understand. Make yourselves at home, and ...


by Steven Brust, co-written with Mark Hall Some people say a man is made out of gore Well a student is just a credit score A credit score and a mind that’s spry A future that’s bleak, and a bank...


(Not that kind of toy! Get ya minds out the gutter! …I take it back, it’s much more fun to converse with dirty-minded people.) I bought a new computer yesterday: An HP All-in-One AMD A4 Series mo...


The first two parts of Wisecrack’s (soon to be) three-part series on how pseudo-science (anti-vaxxers, Flat Earthers, contrails, etc) gain traction even among reasonably intelligent people.


The people have spoken: This is the Chik-Fil-A entry. (Originally started on March 22, 2019; finished up in May.) CW: Chik-Fil-A, calling out self-righteousness and cognitive dissonance, critic...


I posted this on Friday, but then took it down, because, as I explained to another user, the voices of dead, old white men are more important in our society that living women’s. Which pisses me o...


George Carlin on the 1996 HBO special “Back in Town”, blasting “pro-lifers”, conservatives and generally “anti-women” entities such as the Catholic Church. Why, why, why, why is it that most of ...


I’m pet-sitting for my parents while they’re out of town. Which used to consist of me checking in on the cats once a day, to make sure they had food and water, and maybe to scoop out their litter...


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