My Complicated Relationship With H.P. Lovecraft

I'm having a crisis of book faith today. After hearing about the racist "jokes" Daniel Handler (aka children's author Lemony Snicket) said about a black author winning an award last evening, I've put him on my list of authors to stop supporting. I feel disgusted and disappointed because I liked A Series of Unfortunate… » 11/20/14 8:45pm Thursday 8:45pm

WHY WOULD YOU LIVE THERE?! It was like 20 degrees in Philly today and I was cursing every ancient god I could think of and begging friends in warmer climates to lend me their couch for four months, and that's without snow. If I woke up and saw that much snow outside, I would just do a Titus Oates, walk out into a snow… » 11/18/14 5:08pm Tuesday 5:08pm

Oh goddammit. I wonder what the chances are that my office would let me work from home then. Commuting into Philly on a normal day is a nightmare, I can't imagine what a clusterfuck it would be with a Pope here. "Yes, hello, boss? I can't come in today because of Roman Catholicism." » 11/17/14 11:38am 11/17/14 11:38am

You couldn't pay me to get on a cruise ship. Maybe back in the 30s they were a luxurious way to vacation but by now they're nothing but a giant Motel 6 next to a two star water park. Plus, you get barely any time in the locations they travel to. If I wanted to go to the Bahamas, I wouldn't take a week long trip on an… » 11/16/14 7:46pm 11/16/14 7:46pm