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Perspectives

Nobody’s Stopping You from Saying Merry Christmas, Facebook

Oh, December. That time of year when your Facebook feed is filled with obnoxious memes about “The War on Christmas” (spoiler: it doesn’t exist), and how Christians are oppressed because they can’t say “Merry Christmas” (spoiler: that’s just a lie), and how everyone, regardless of their religion or lack thereof, should be honored and gracious […]

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

This week’s dispatches have a totally cute picture of me as She-Ra. So read ’em!

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Humor

Things I Don’t Understand

I’m reaching the age where I’m caught between geezers and kids these days. Here are some things I don’t understand.

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Op Ed

Nothing Like a Doge

If you’ve seen the doge meme, you understand why I’m writing this. Photoshopped pictures of a surprised-looking Shiba Inu, layered with comments in Comic Sans, have become an obsession for some, and an irritation to others. This really isn’t about the meme, though. It’s about why Shiba Inus are hellbeasts who do not belong in […]

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You Complete Me Internet

This Week’s Best of Pinterest: Funny Things Edition (Cats Included)

Hello, my sparkling lovelies. I think Pinterest would like to help brighten your day, so let us take a look at some funny things I’ve seen floating about the place this week.

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Pop Culture

Pop Culture Things You Didn’t Know a Year Ago

It’s 2013! So much has happened in the pop culture world since the beginning of January in 2012, and I thought it would be fun to take a walk down memory lane. Just think, a year ago today, you didn’t know that: 

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Op Ed

Takedown: What You Think I Do

If you have a connection to the Internet, you’ve seen this week’s takedown in at least 57,000 different incarnations. You know: “What my parents think I do,” “What my friends think I do,” “What I really do.”

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Veg*

Say it Ain’t So: It’s Time for Lentils!

On the Internet, there are a lot of fights. That’s just the nature of the beast: you try throwing millions of people together behind the cloak of anonymity and see if you don’t get extreme opinions and extreme fights. One of the most memorable in my (and maybe your) little corner of the Internet is […]

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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: 2/7

Hello and happy post Superbowl Monday! I’m sure all the fans of [insert winning sports team here] are living it up today, while the poor fans of [insert losing sports team here] are nursing vengeful hangovers.  If, like me, you still haven’t figured out who was playing yet, we’ve got all sorts of coverage coming […]

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The Daily Goodie

Daily Goodie: Owls are Wise

There’s so much wisdom in owls. They know how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop. They know that the only way to get answers is to ask questions: “Who? Who?” And, of course, they know just how horrible hangovers are. Even if you’re not a drinker, you know […]

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The Daily Goodie

Feeling Unspired?

I freaking love the internet.  One minute, a lady can be happily searching for typos and trying to find time to find something on TV actually worth recapping.  The next moment, the whole world can open up.   Yesterday on Twitter and Facebook’s goofy little cousin from art school, tumblr, such a moment happened.  That moment […]

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Life

Best Internet Memes of 2010

Ahh, Internet memes. To the uninitiated, they’re just nonsensical pictures and silly words, but to the internet user in the know, they’re potentially deadly weapons of hilarity. 2010, while no year of the apologizing Kanye, still had a string of hits capitalizing on the absurd, sad, bizarre, and side-ache-inducing. Warning: There is language (including the […]

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Generation XX

It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World Wide Web

I remember sending my first e-mail.  It was 1994, and I was looking at a black screen with green writing, using a text-based e-mail system called PINE.