I've been on Gawker on Jez for a loooooooooooooooooong time and the commentariat has never been worse, especially on Gawker. You do have the right to dismiss, but it doesn't make the experience of reading that shit any more pleasant. » 12/19/14 9:02pm Yesterday 9:02pm

I slept for 18-20 hours after taking a half a Xanax and a glass or two of champagne once. I didn't pass out, but I got very tired very quickly and just had to go to bed. Obviously it's not the same, but some people react more strongly to narcotics, and it's possible that much of that two days was "sleeping it off",… » 12/19/14 8:06am Yesterday 8:06am

The first Christmas my now-husband and I spent together, I tried to get a gauge on what his gift giving level was so I could match (getting gifts is totally not a big deal to me). He said he got me THREE gifts. I couldn't believe it. This is a man who take this holiday seriously. Fine, I run out and get him three nice… » 12/18/14 10:48am Thursday 10:48am

If anyone is interested in the history of officers wearing revolting t-shirts that speak to their rampant prejudices and violent disdain for the communities they're meant to protect, take a gander at this list Randy Balko compiled over a year ago. Here's a link to a cop message board discussing the funniest t-shirts… » 12/17/14 10:45am Wednesday 10:45am

Honestly, I think it's more twisted than that. People don't want to admit that "racism" exists because they know the word is socially negative and they don't want to feel there's a social penalty for the belief systems they fully intend to keep. Which happen to be racist but DON'T USE THAT WORD. » 12/17/14 9:16am Wednesday 9:16am