• Allison Hantschel commented on the blog post Late Night: Puny God Edition

    2012-12-17 20:08:15View | Delete

    At times the major solace of belief is having somebody to cuss out on a regular basis because WOW HEAVENLY FATHER YOU SUCK THE BAG RIGHT NOW.

    A.

  • By that standard I should be appearing in the International Herald-Tribune any day now, on the basis of my once having told a sitting president to eat a bag of dicks.

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  • Thanks for the kind words, folks. Realistically, I have a roof over my head, a husband I’m bonkers about and I’m not in hock to the Russian mob for my fillings. My problems are pretty minimal when you get right down to it.

    But this urge to make everything that happens to people their own damn fault just fascinates me, in a train-wreck kind of way. It’s all so desperate and grasping and sad. The universe is just a major motherfucker a lot of the time, and instead of saying that, we make it about what people did or didn’t do so that WE can feel safe.

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  • Allison Hantschel commented on the blog post Harry’s Game

    2012-08-03 20:05:09View | Delete

    The high road is good for snipers. And pretty much nobody else.

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  • Allison Hantschel commented on the blog post Harry’s Game

    2012-08-03 06:29:20View | Delete

    Anthony Weiner, or as we call him in Casa Athenae, Tony Schlong. Because you can’t NOT be a stupid manwhore with a name like that.

    He also seemed to be a perfectly fine Congressman, despite being a pretty spectacularly shitty husband.

    A.

  • Allison Hantschel commented on the blog post Harry’s Game

    2012-08-03 05:47:58View | Delete

    This is the best post ever. I always did like Harry, for stuff like this, when he’s just like, “yeah, I look like your middle school science teacher, bring it, pussy” because you know what’s going to happen then.

    It’s about time some of these powerful people started acting like they have some power.

    Also, if it’s TRUE? Dying. Just dying.

    A.

  • Allison Hantschel commented on the blog post Hairstyles Of The Defiant & The Godless

    2012-02-20 14:48:14View | Delete

    And you know, I really dislike this thing where respecting one’s husband becomes “taking whatever shit he dishes out.” I respect Mr. A. I don’t know if I “honor” him but I certainly admire him and think he’s a good man and a good husband. That doesn’t mean I feel subject to him in any way. I just hate this crap that turns marriages into domestic guerrilla warfare instead of a partnership of equals, and makes it sound like you can’t have a modern relationship and also respect at the same time.

    Fuck me, if this is the recruiting poster no wonder people aren’t getting married anymore.

    A.

  • Allison Hantschel commented on the blog post Hairstyles Of The Defiant & The Godless

    2012-02-20 14:43:11View | Delete

    “Spending some time alone with the Lord” is the worst euphemism I’ve ever heard.

    A.

  • Allison Hantschel commented on the diary post Hey, Did You Happen to See the Most Beautiful Girl in the World? by Jane Hamsher.

    2012-02-15 18:04:08View | Delete

    Hugs to you and yours. Sick pets are the absolute hardest thing, and this stuff just flat-out sucks until it doesn’t.

    A.

  • Allison Hantschel commented on the blog post Late Night FDL: Black Friday’s Instigators

    2011-11-28 20:47:10View | Delete

    I will admit to WANTING to pepper-spray people in IKEA who stop at the bottom of the escalator to consider their next move as a group. Hello, it is an escalator, it is disgorging more people all the time, please move your asses to the side before taking a poll about your lunch plans.

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  • Allison Hantschel commented on the blog post Late Night FDL: Black Friday’s Instigators

    2011-11-28 20:38:35View | Delete

    Dearie, I think there are more people like you than not.

    Northwestbynorth makes a good point that this is a small percentage of the population being held up as an example of the whole, and so turning off the coverage that treats this day like some kind of Super Bowl is a good start.

    This stuff goes in such a predictable journalistic cycle; it’s all OMG BIGGEST DEALS EVER HERE’S HOW TO SHOP COMPETITIVELY followed by HOLY SHIT CAN YOU BELIEVE SOME ASSHOLES SHOWED UP AND SHOPPED COMPETITIVELY followed further by LET US ALL NOW PRETEND THIS JUST HAPPENS SPONTANEOUSLY.

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  • Allison Hantschel commented on the blog post Late Night FDL: Hating Twilight = Hating Women

    2011-11-21 20:53:25View | Delete

    Dearie, I’m a huge, huge fan of The Hunger Games. There’s still a relationship and/or love-triangle element, but so much more in there as well. A friend who’s a YA librarian and feminist turned me on to it.

    And The Beekeeper’s Apprentice is a great book, though not specifically Young Adult lit, though it helps to be a gigantic Sherlock Holmes fan for that one.

    A.

  • Allison Hantschel commented on the blog post Late Night FDL: Hating Twilight = Hating Women

    2011-11-21 20:27:34View | Delete

    She does.

    I seriously got into it with a relative the age of my parents, who came up to me at Christmas a couple years back enthusing about how “old-fashioned” and “chivalrous” Edward was.

    I don’t deny women’s fandoms are often sidelined and/or not questioned, but I take so much issue with the idea that romance=misery=soulmates4evah. Fuck soulmates, if you’re with somebody who makes you miserable, your misery is a sign you need to not have that boyfriend anymore.

    A.

  • Hi Maria,

    What would be a way to influence journalism education so that these things don’t persist? US journalism schools seem determined to take the path of encouraging the least amount of controversy possible. How can we make better young journalists?

    A.

  • Just FYI, we’ll be crack-vanning (live-chatting) the results once the polls close and monitoring whatever coverage we can find over at First Draft, in case all you little political junkies can’t get enough.

    This feels like 2004 to me. Only this time hopefully it won’t end with me drinking an entire bottle of chardonnay while non-ironically listening to Avril Lavigne.

    A.

  • Allison Hantschel commented on the blog post Late Night: Killing the Squirrels

    2011-07-18 19:42:08View | Delete

    Most hunter-gatherer groups in the temperate and northern zones do a massive fall hunt (often a communal drive) and dry the meat for winter, supplementing that with what game they can kill.

    My cousin’s a kickass ice fisherman, so if we’re somewhere with fresh water and fish, we’re set.

    You know what’s going to be hard to replace, though? Cloth. I think far more people in the world can hunt than can weave. We’re gonna need some looms and people who know how to work them.

    A.

  • Allison Hantschel commented on the blog post Late Night: Killing the Squirrels

    2011-07-18 19:35:12View | Delete

    The larger problem is where do you even get the tools you need for traditional agriculture?

    Looting small-town historical societies and museums would be a safe bet, I would think. I saw a freaking scythe at a garage sale last weekend. Thing could have taken my head off in one stroke.

    Larger problem is, I don’t think I could lift the sucker, much less use it for what it’s for. You should probably plan on killing and eating me right at the beginning, just to save time.

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  • Allison Hantschel commented on the blog post Fenway Eats

    2011-06-13 05:31:09View | Delete

    Schweet. Fenway for the win.

    A.

  • Allison Hantschel commented on the blog post Fenway Update

    2011-06-12 06:09:44View | Delete

    Poor little fluff, and poor you guys. Thinking good thoughts for you.

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  • Allison Hantschel commented on the blog post Thursday Night Basset Blogging – Updated

    2011-06-10 20:23:12View | Delete

    Thinking good thoughts for you guys. I hope, I hope, I hope all will be well.

    A.

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