It's always been curious to me that hip-hop (and to a lesser extent, its R & B adjuncts) is the only genre for which people earnestly treat lyrics as literal autobiographies. Country music, for example, operates under the same mantle of storytelling and fictional or exaggerated personas, and yet no one ever believed… » 12/18/14 11:17am Thursday 11:17am

Russell Brand's heart is in the right place, but every time he speaks, he reminds me off that one, ultra-left Facebook friend who's not nearly as smart or privilege-conscious as he thinks he is, frequently posting Snopes-debunked articles, and demanding that we "wake up, sheeple!" » 12/17/14 8:22pm Wednesday 8:22pm

You are lucky. The only so-called empathetic bf I had was sooo empathetic that he took on all my feelings for himself to the point of making me feel like I couldn't have (or at least, share or display) feelings about anything because all my feelings made him feel bad. » 12/17/14 6:10pm Wednesday 6:10pm

I have no problem with women's sexual expression. But Nicki released a song in which three dudes talk about how much she needs dick, preferably their dick. So... no. Just, I can't with her. So far, her only feminist cred boils down to being overtly sexual and questioning why she doesn't get to be as much of an asshole… » 12/17/14 10:37am Wednesday 10:37am

There's an "Acquaintance" option. Once you tag someone as an acquaintance, Facebook gets the idea that you don't care about this person and significantly minimizes their presence for you. It's a godsend. I have an ex with whom I share 200+ mutual friends, so he was algorithmically shoved in my face every time every… » 12/12/14 9:46pm 12/12/14 9:46pm