Monthly Archives: July 2015

Pop Quiz Hot Shot : Bat Nipples Recap (Part 1)

So here I am, minding my own business while binge watching Steven Universe when my phone alerts me to a new comment here on The Giddy Owl. I pause my binge watching and read this:

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I thought I was free. I honestly thought they bailed since Rob Walker (Doug Walker’s aka Nostalgia Critic’s brother and one of the big three that run Channel Awesome) put up a Facebook post about reshooting the first week of May, with the goal of four episode in one go to be released over the month. I don’t check in with CA anymore and none of the producers I follow mentioned anything on Twitter, so I genuinely forgot about it. Until today. Continue reading Pop Quiz Hot Shot : Bat Nipples Recap (Part 1)

Cover to Cover: The Fault in Our Stars, Ch. 20

The Drunk Librarian

DON’T MAKE ME DO IT, PLEASE!

Fine, I'll finish the damn post.

I’ve been procrastinating for so long because I don’t want to talk about this chapter. And why would I? It’s boring, it’s stupid, it’s manipulative emotional porn geared at hormonal teenage girls, it’s a massive waste of my and everyone’s time . . .

In other words, it’s classic John Green.

Thank you, Tom. I needed that. Thank you, Tom. I needed that.

Last chapter we met Gus’s evil family, and the horror of their disgusting conformism — they’re bankers, for God’s sake! — left me so traumatized that I spent the next two weeks talking about literally anything else.

Never forget. Never forget.

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Just don’t do it

This is such an important read.

language: a feminist guide

This week everyone’s been talking about an article in the Economist explaining how men’s use of language undermines their authority. According to the author, a senior manager at Microsoft, men have a bad habit of punctuating everything they say with sentence adverbs like ‘actually’, ‘obviously’, ‘seriously’ and ‘frankly’. This verbal tic makes them sound like pompous bullshitters, so that people switch off and stop listening to what they’re saying. If they want to be successful, this is something men need to address.

OK, people haven’t been talking about that article—mainly because I made it up. No one writes articles telling men how they’re damaging their career prospects by using the wrong words. With women, on the other hand, it’s a regular occurrence. This post was inspired by a case in point: a piece published last month in Business Insider, in which a former Google executive named Ellen Petry Leanse…

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