Hi, I'm trying to put together a week of lectures on Women in Refrigerators for my students and I have gone and found Gail Simone's old list and looked at Feminist Frequency's episodes for Bitch Magazine, and I have some passages from a myth textbook and Joseph Campbell's work. But I want to add one of my favorite podcasts, On the Media. I vaguely remember the host Brooke Gladstone talking to a guest once and she says that when she was younger and she remembers watching those old black and white movies like Perils of Pauline she remembers there being something vaguely erotic or sexual about the way that the evil villains would tie up the damsels in distress and leave them on the railroad tracks, and she may have said she wrote her masters thesis on it? But I can't find a thesis on Proquest or JStor that Brooke published, anyone with a fantastic memory?
I'm curious to know if there are any works of novels, poetry, and non-fiction that parallel with the work of Walden? From an individualist, naturalist, and stream of consciousness point of view. Particularly works similar to Thoreau's eloquent writing style. [more inside]
I've always wanted to know how funny people became funny. What particular attributes, behavior, types of humor makes them so hilarious? Do some of them practice jokes in advance? Do they watch comedians and funny tv shows a lot? [more inside]
I am considering moving to Asheville and hear a lot about how hard it is to make a living there and how over saturated it is already with entrepreneurs. I am in my mid 50's and have been a successful private chef who is now teaching cooking in various small schools and in private homes. I am not thrilled with the northeast weather and thought of Asheville as a relocation spot. Having just visited there it seemed there is a lot of food buzz going on- I know it's a "foodie" town and think I might be able to succeed there. I am concerned about the rising cost of buying a house in the area and that I could find enough work there. Any input?
I'm sick of Oklahoma, sick of cold and snow, sick of everything to do with this place. I want out of the state, but cant' decide where to go next. Over the last few years I've lived in San Diego, Orlando, Cocoa Beach, the Chicago area, Tulsa Ok, and originally the Phoenix area. Most of my moves have been prompted by having a friend with a couch willing to pick me up from the Greyhound station, but this time I'd like to go somewhere completely new and for the first time truly start over on my own. [more inside]
Where could I sell my books in Chapel Hill? [more inside]
How do I make the most of this quarter, rediscover myself, and recover from hitting rock bottom? [more inside]
We want to buy something new and shiny, but a direct to dvd camcorder from 2005 seems like the best solution. Do you have any better ideas?
We want to buy something new and shiny, but an ancient direct to dvd camcorder seems like the best solution. Do you have any better ideas? [more inside]
How do I let people love me? Will I ever outgrow my fear of intimacy? I'm in my late 20s. I'm scared of intimacy. Don't get me wrong, I'm not scared of sex. Won't think twice about a threesome, but am startled by holding hands. If a guy wants to get to know me more, compliments me, or crosses the line from being sweet to me to being sweet on me, I get super flustered. I stutter or look at my feet. I run away. [more inside]
Hey - Has this ever happened to you? I was unloading my groceries last night and I found a bag of groceries grouped in the bunch that wasn't mine. I checked my receipt to make sure I wasn't actually charged for this stuff, and -before anyone panics- don't worry, I thankfully wasn't. And everything I bought was there ... But seriously, I wasn't in any mood to go back to the grocery store ... So now this bag of food is sitting on my kitchen counter. Do I return it? What responsibility to society do I have to return these groceries? There's no receipt indicating the proper grocery item owner. Could the grocery store even find out who these belong to? What steps would they even take? These are the sorts of questions I am askmetafiltering you. The second dilemma is that the bag has some toiletry items in it that I'd just feel silly or embarrassed about returning. In fact there's no way I could keep a straight face returning them. And there's also some nice looking organic juice in there that I wouldn't mind drinking. Questions are, do I return the bag? Throw it away after drinking the juice? Donate the toiletries to Goodwill? Post fliers around town with the word FOUND - BAG OF GROCERIES with a phone #? I mean, wtf? And also, have any of you ever gotten home to realize you're missing a bag of groceries? Or found yourself in a situation like I am in now with a bag of groceries not my own? Thank you for your thoughts.