On The Argument Against the Penny

I'm from Illinois, and I don't get the "Lincoln is on it" argument. He's also on the 5-dollar bill. We'll still have a Lincoln currency. He'll still be on Mount Rushmore and have a big memorial in Washington. His former home is nicely preserved in Springfield, and they've got his presidential library/museum there, too. "Lincoln impersonator" is an actual job, and according to one I spoke with, far more lucrative than regular acting. I'm sure the 49 non-Land of Lincoln states won't forget him.

Posted on November 5, 2014 at 5:01 pm 0

On Let's Argue About Prostitution

@Runawaytwin This is a very legitimate fear. Poor women (especially poor women of color) get enough crap as it is.

Posted on September 5, 2014 at 2:13 pm 0

On The Next Billfold Book Club Book is 'North and South'

@Worgchef I thought so too, and we're right! There's another novel called North & South (first in a trilogy) that takes place around the Civil War, and it was turned into miniseries with Swayze. (I must admit, I find Armitage far more compelling. The story he stars in, too.)

Posted on September 5, 2014 at 1:17 pm 0

On How the Other Half Lives

@Beans My first cellphone wasn't too far off from a local auto body shop. I would get angry voice messages demanding to know why they never picked up or called back. (Um, because you called a random high schooler who keeps her phone off for hours while she's in class.)

Posted on July 31, 2014 at 4:19 am 0

On How the Other Half Lives

Posted on July 31, 2014 at 3:59 am 0

On This Woman Does Not Want to Pay For You To Swim With Dolphins

I hate clutter but love traveling, also my favorite dish set came from Ikea so it's not like I have refined taste. Basically I am pro pay-for-honeymoon. I think the part where people marry later and probably already have their own household goods is a factor in the honeyfund thing. One couple I know registered at Target for things like games for their new Wii back in the day.

Posted on May 15, 2014 at 5:26 pm 1

On This Woman Does Not Want to Pay For You To Swim With Dolphins

@spottedwren Yeah, I was helping my parents do some major spring cleaning a few weeks back, and while a few items were remembered as wedding presents, they had no idea who they came from. Except for some things that came from my dad's best friend/best man, and I think my dad isn't going to forget the guy he's known since they were both 7.

Posted on May 15, 2014 at 5:21 pm 0

On Where Pop Culture Goes to College

@MattMurdock They made these "moving pictures" based on the comic books, where all these things do occur, other than the Luthor typo.

Posted on May 13, 2014 at 6:23 pm 0

On Where Pop Culture Goes to College

@Blondsak Yeah, but when it comes to popular culture, the best-known Carlton is from Bel-Air.

Posted on May 13, 2014 at 11:42 am 2

On Where Pop Culture Goes to College

Having lived in Minnesota, I would like to speak on behalf of St. Olaf alums, who attended a real school with a top-notch music program, and not the fictional hometown of the "dumb" Golden Girl.

Posted on May 13, 2014 at 11:07 am 0