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    [–] Called me a bitch and called himself a nice guy in the same breath. Yikes. grandmagellar 25 points ago in niceguys

    Yep! I always made goo goo eyes at tall guys, but here I am, married to a guy an inch shorter than I am. What can I say? It turns out that your height doesn’t make me laugh or do nice things for my mom or tell me I’m pretty when I’ve been sick for three days.

    [–] Sodas and fruits are the same !!!! grandmagellar 1 points ago in fatlogic

    I guess I just don’t understand the need to police other’s food choices. If they qualified for the aid, they need it. If they make frugal choices the entire month to budget for a lobster dinner for somebody’s birthday or even just because they feel like it, whose business is that?

    I’m not jealous because I can’t afford lobster, because I’m fortunate enough not to need to be on public assistance. If that means I miss out on lobster, it’s a trade-off I’m happy to make.

    [–] Sodas and fruits are the same !!!! grandmagellar 1 points ago in fatlogic

    Good to know that you begrudge a kid his birthday cake. You’re a nice person.

    [–] I am Senator Bernie Sanders. Ask Me Anything! grandmagellar 1 points ago in IAmA

    I can see that. I’m glad that pushing expensive, unaffordable education is no longer the norm. It sucks for my generation, but it’s a good sign for you guys!

    [–] I am Senator Bernie Sanders. Ask Me Anything! grandmagellar 1 points ago in IAmA

    That’s good for you. Perhaps people are learning from previous generations’ mistakes. I went to college 12 years ago in a small town with limited resources. At the time, kids were being told that you needed college to get a job, that private schools were better, and that a more expensive degree would pay for itself later if you worked hard. It’s not that we didn’t get advice, it’s that the advice we got was bad. If that rhetoric has changed, it’s doubtless because of how many of us got screwed. It’s still a huge problem for people in my age bracket who are stuck with large amounts of debt.

    [–] I am Senator Bernie Sanders. Ask Me Anything! grandmagellar 2 points ago in IAmA

    Yep! My parents didn’t go to college, so their advice wasn’t super-helpful... most of the kids in my generation were the same. It wasn’t as common or expected as it is now.

    [–] I am Senator Bernie Sanders. Ask Me Anything! grandmagellar 4 points ago in IAmA

    Honestly, colleges lie and inflate their employment statistics. My college was very expensive (I went on scholarship) and I later learned that their graduate employment statistics included graduates working at McDonald’s, but they only showcase the desirable jobs. It’s very misleading to young adults, and even my teachers, parents, and guidance counselors were fooled. Colleges have predatory practices; placing the blame on inexperienced students is unfair.

    [–] You are immortal for the next 24 hours, what do you do? grandmagellar 15 points ago in AskReddit

    It just sounds funny. I’m not disagreeing with you. The idea of guns in a prison is weirdly funny.

    Also, I hope to never be in one and find out if they have guns or not.

    [–] You are immortal for the next 24 hours, what do you do? grandmagellar 37 points ago in AskReddit

    It’s hilarious that you said vast majority, implying that some do. So, maybe not bullshit?

    [–] Anthony Bourdain preparing a meal in his New York City apartment, 1986 grandmagellar 5 points ago in OldSchoolCool

    That’s the best! Too many people forget what they were like when they were younger. Love that you are able to recognize the phases in life you went through and guide other people through it gently. You rock!

    [–] That’s a lot of oils to eat... grandmagellar 8 points ago in antiMLM

    Correct! Which does make one question whether they are really essential oils at all, or just overpriced extracts. I’m surprised no one has reported being seriously injured or ill after the way the hunbots market these so irresponsibly.

    [–] That’s a lot of oils to eat... grandmagellar 3 points ago in antiMLM

    She hasn’t posted any pictures of stuff she’s made herself, but she posts about her kids drinking some of the ready-made EO stuff. So, maybe? I wouldn’t eat it, though.

    [–] [meta] More niceguy villains, please grandmagellar 3 points ago in niceguys

    I don’t think it’s about raking them over the coals. In The movie, Megamind and Hal are both nice guys. Hal takes it too far and becomes a villain, irredeemable and trying to destroy what he claimed to love. Megamind learns from his mistakes, fesses up, and his life gets drastically better.

    I think it’s more about exposing how your choices can impact your life and how to get out of the nice guy selfish loop and improve yourself. Making more movies in this light might help some more people break free from the cycle of self-sabotaging behavior.

    Edit: raking, not taking

    [–] [meta] More niceguy villains, please grandmagellar 15 points ago in niceguys


    Nice Guys are typically unappreciated outside of their small social circle and feel outcast and misunderstood by society. They don’t get why people can’t see how awesome they are. They latch onto a girl because they think having a girlfriend will solve their problems.

    Gaston is an egomaniac who gets away with it because of his good looks, physical prowess, and good social standing. Belle is not an obsession with him until she rejects him and for him it’s more about keeping his record unblemished than about pining for someone he can’t have.

    [–] That’s a lot of oils to eat... grandmagellar 128 points ago in antiMLM

    The chemical burns are just part of that fall warmth everyone enjoys so much!

    [–] What are some of the worst examples of the “We’ve always done it that way” mindset? grandmagellar 2 points ago in AskReddit

    I disagree. As a girl who has had been groped, pinched, backed into a corner, etc, it is invasive and regardless of how you feel about, unwelcome physical contact is considered assault in the US and is for a reason. The only difference between my comment and what was suggested above is the severity of the offense.

    [–] What are some of the worst examples of the “We’ve always done it that way” mindset? grandmagellar 19 points ago in AskReddit

    So, you’re cool if I just stick my hand up your bum, then? I’m only flirting, just testing your boundaries. It’s just slightly uncomfortable and since I think it’s flattering, you don’t have a right to be offended or accuse me of anything.

    That’s what you sound like.

    [–] Finished this painting from a photo I took in Indonesia near Komodo Island! grandmagellar 4 points ago in Watercolor

    I really like how this holds up to a second and third look. You enhanced the colors and added some much needed brightness. It’s a subtle thing, knowing what to keep and what to change. Great work!

    [–] I’m a gay 17 year old in Saudi Arabia and I’m scared shitless I won’t get out with all the shit that’s been happening grandmagellar 0 points ago in gaybros

    If our laws and society were with it, those non-profits wouldn’t be necessary...

    Of course, the US is still a perfectly viable option if that is his preference. Far better than the constant fear he is living under now.

    [–] AITA for not lending my father my car for two weeks grandmagellar 1 points ago in AmItheAsshole

    I don’t see the big deal here. It sounds like you mostly drive it on the weekends, so why not give him the go ahead to use it during the week and ask for weekend use when your mom’s off work? Seems like a good compromise.

    Don’t be put off by paying for the car parking. You’d be doing that anyway whether you use it or not. If you don’t want to feel obligated to lend your car, get one that you own outright. Technically, it’s his car.