@This is my new user name Agreed. FYI non-Canadians: Ontario tuition (e.g. at McMaster, mentioned in the piece) for Ontario residents is closer to $5000/year, and Quebec tuition (e.g. at vaunted McGill) for Quebec residents is something like $2000/year. There are fees on top of that, of course. Many Canadians feel that our tuition is too high.
@Megano! @WaityKatie I feel like we've discussed this on the Hairpin before, but it sounds a lot like a Boston Marriage. I've been pushing this article for years: http://www.msmagazine.com/june01/marriage.html
@Ester Bloom@facebook I registered for an account just to respond to your incredibly saddening response to the stereotypes. The answer isn't to make everyone in the movie white, it's to write better minority characters! I'm not blaming you alone because your thoughts are pretty much the standard, it seems (look at all the people who said that Girls HAD to be all-white to avoid tokenism, as though it's genuinely a dichotomy between white-and-believable and brown-and-offensive). Anyway, I could tell even when The Hairpin posted the trailer that the movie wasn't going to be a paragon of racial sensitivity. See: http://thehairpin.com/2011/12/the-five-year-engagement-trailer-the-last-pick-on-the-wedding-comedy-dodgeball-team/#comment-160871