Teju Cole made the point that First World Problems are not in any way the exclusive domain of the First World, and that people in developing countries deal with "luxurious problems" as well as and at the same time as more structural and immediately threatening problems. I'm looking for a better link, but this… » 1/22/15 12:26pm Thursday 12:26pm

I'm having this trouble right now with Under The Skin. I ~loved~ the movie; it's far from perfect, but it is pretty rare to find a film that emphasizes formal language and metaphor while de-emphasizing narrative the way that movie did. Scarlett Johansson was spectacular. The atmosphere was increasingly airless and… » 1/16/15 11:18am 1/16/15 11:18am

...ugh. And Japan has a tremendously well-developed (and internationally acclaimed!) jazz scene, so it's not like they could've accomplished both Japanese music and something thematically appropriate. But then it wouldn'tve sounded like you'd walked into a Benihana, I guess. » 1/15/15 12:26pm 1/15/15 12:26pm

Maybe something about the various organizations and famous faces in the national legalization movement? There are some vocal legalization advocates that many people don't think of as being associated to the movement, like Melissa Etheridge or (personal favorite) PBS travel mensch Rick Steves. » 1/13/15 4:03pm 1/13/15 4:03pm

I guess this is a really literal interpretation of "feminist anthem..." but this song totally gave me like 3-4 lifetimes worth of awesome woman-created art to explore at a really important time in my life. (It's a little jarring for me to realize that this album is 16 years old now!) » 1/08/15 7:10pm 1/08/15 7:10pm

I'm going to give it a shot (probably when I get home, dunno how work-friendly my own backlog would be) but I feel like the majority of my REALLY embarrassing/juicy/nostalgia-worthy stuff was on Zynga and Myspace and Livejournal and a billion other flash-in-the-pan sites... and if Timehop reaches that far, I'd be a… » 1/08/15 4:09pm 1/08/15 4:09pm

VERY old televisions will require a digital converter box, but generally it's a matter of plugging in an antenna and letting your TV run its' "channel scan" to discover the over-the-air channels. Here's an FCC thing about it : http://www.fcc.gov/guides/antenna... » 12/23/14 3:40pm 12/23/14 3:40pm

I don't know anything that would comfortably fit there without sounding academic or clinical. If I had to ask the question on a survey, I'd ask "Do you identify as cisgender, transgender, or other?" and give the 3 boxes to check... » 12/17/14 5:35pm 12/17/14 5:35pm

I have family coming into town this weekend, which is the ONLY reason I noticed the enormous clumps of cobwebs in the corners and the weird aerobatic dust-bunnies that accumulate on the edges of the ceiling fans. I need to do something about those. » 12/17/14 2:01pm 12/17/14 2:01pm

Yeehaw! I will join in once I cram this nonsense food into my facehole area. Got some OG Kush that is stickier than a glazed donut and some rando called "Mataro blue" that is not half bad. I am working REALLY hard on training myself back towards the one-hitter because packing full bowls of this stuff is wasteful...… » 12/12/14 6:01pm 12/12/14 6:01pm

The whole "woman supervising" this is turbo-grade hot garbage, but the investment/reward going on here... $35.00 buy-in gets you 30 homemade cookies, so it's not really like this guy is making money either. It's perplexing. I feel like this is like the guy with the potato salad — it probably started as an inside joke,… » 12/05/14 12:01pm 12/05/14 12:01pm

I've had the same thing happening but only with unapproved replies — they appear in notifications, but if you click on them to view them it goes to a view where pending replies are automatically hidden... so you're looking at nada. Oh Kinja! In my case they were still there on the comment thread, but I had to click… » 12/03/14 4:17pm 12/03/14 4:17pm