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I’m in Jamaica for my college roommate’s wedding, and walking back from dinner tonight I came across a giant turtle on the beach, about 10 feet from the water, digging a big hole and attempting to lay eggs....read more
Shorter New York Times: High-school-age girls who date boys a year or two younger are predatory and suspect. It’s more normal for them to date college-age men, because of course there is nothing at all sketchy about an adult man in college who wants to date a 15-year-old....read more
And no wonder. Stuyvesant is one of the best public high schools in New York City; it’s very competitive to get in, and its graduates go on to excellent colleges. And apparently the kids at Stuy were dressing “inappropriately,” and a new code had to be issued and enforced. Here’s the code:...read more
Do your thing....read more
The end! It’s the end! The book is over. Sigh. Ready, go.
Next up: If anyone’s up for Catching Fire, I am. I’m going to take a week off and set the first discussion for the week after next, Saturday, June 9, with Part I, chapters 1-9....read more
Will Smith: “We let Willow cut her hair. When you have a little girl, it’s like how can you teach her that you’re in control of her body? If I teach her that I’m in charge of whether or not she can touch her hair, she’s going to replace me with some other man when [...]...read more
According to a recent Gallup poll, the percentage of Americans who identify as “pro-choice” is at an all-time low of 41%. By contrast, 50% of Americans ID as pro-life....read more
An incomplete list:...read more
Good news, criminals: You can sexually assault someone, get caught, decide you simply don’t feel like being questioned right at this moment and then walk free. Or at least those are the rules the NYPD plays by:...read more
As it is written, “Engage thyself not in coeducational sporting endeavors, lest thou get thine ass kicked by a gi-irl.”
Instead of playing in a championship baseball game, Paige Sultzbach and her team won’t even make it to the dugout.
A Phoenix school that was scheduled to play the 15-year-old Mesa girl and her male teammates forfeited the game rather than face a female player.