Buried in the Snow: Hey Did You See That Comment?

Good Winter young saplings. Emily thinks that seems like a contradictory introduction but her opinion isn’t holding much water with me because she thought Hannah Montana was a cowgirl who rode horses [see starred comment award]. But also people comment 150 times on her comment award posts, so. Also “young saplings” implies Spring, which does not equal Winter. Therefore, “good winter, young saplings” does not make sense. Thank you.

Thank you, Emily. Three Words: Christmas tree saplings. Anyway, we’re teaming up this week since I’m in Canada. It’s cold here but I can feel the equality in the air. It’s a nice feeling. Hope you’re having a snowy January,

Emily & Laura.

In television news, Skins might actually be awesome and there is still a lesbian looking pretty on Pretty Little Liars. For your listening pleasure, we’re discussing Britney Spears new single, Jessie J’s “Do It Like a Dude”, and your feelings about Ani DiFranco. Jess had a chat with Chely Wright, Howard Stern spoke with Johnny Weir, and everyone’s talking about the new gay museum in the Castro.

On Tinkerbell’s Team Pick: Mean Girls in the White House:

The You Go Award to katiebug: “I feel like Joe Biden is the Glen Coco of the White House.”

On Let’s Not Be Shy: How to Feel Better About Talk to Other Humans:

The Punny Award to smartypants and SomethingClever:

On Chely Wright, Country Music’s First Out Lesbian Star: The Autostraddle Interview:

The Hannah Montana Award* to SomethingClever: “Perhaps they misread it as Autosaddle? The queer girl’s home for cow-on-cow culture.”

On Science for a Brighter Future: Research on Bullying and Gay Teen Suicide:

The Are You There, God? Award to bani: “there is a journal of homosexuality?? besides my own?thanks rachel, that was great.”

The Just the Tip Award to kate: “Is the science man holding a dildo? That’s what it looks like to me, at least. Is that how they researched the lesbians? So many unanswered questions.”

On Pretty Little Liars 112:

The Award for Excellence in Disney Allusions to amythicalcurse: “Let’s get down to the homobusiness.”
My brain automatically goes, ‘To defeat…THE HUNS!”

The On Them Hoes Award to cheruth: “Also, I broke my ankle a few months ago. And at first, I used to get everything by using my crutch to make things rain on me, close doors, get the remote. (Actually, I no longer need crutches but I keep it by the couch so I can still do this.) So I liked that Hanna did the same thing. Never once did I end up with thousands of dollars in cash (either with the crutch thing or in general).”

On Saskatchewan Court Upholds Gay Marriage, Common Sense:

The Motherland Award to Camille: “oh, canada, my home and native land
letting gays getting married, and eating perogies
with glowing hearts and glittered wands
and maple syrup and poutine!
la laaa la la
la laaa la la
everybody should move here soon.
…it’s a work in progress.”

On Arizona Passes Measure Against WBC in Wake of Funeral Protests:

The Four Plus a Ten Award to Gay Gators: “If I was “God” I’d be seriously annoyed at the protesters. So annoyed that when they all die, I’d reincarnate them to be gay alligators [tegan and sara are back in my head], and have them studied for gay statistics.”

On Nepal Will Counts its Transpeople, Court Gay Travellers:

The No Homo Award to Triple D: “America is like the douche who calls someone a faggot in front of someone who it doesn’t know is gay, and then all of a sudden has “a bunch of gay friends” and “sees them like anyone else”.”

On Listling Without Commentary: Subject Lines of Emails Sent from Riese to Laneia:

YOU GET ME YOU REALLY GET ME Award to Caffeine – “I love it when polished pioneering media super-lezzers are revealed to be, at times, slapping it together like a drunk undergraduate with a paper due tomorrow.”

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Emily Choo started as an intern with Autostraddle when she was 18 years old. She's now 10 years older and lives in Toronto with her partner and cat. The defining moment of her career was when Riese said this about her: " I think Emily Choo is a very bright, 'poetically inclined' girl who pays attention to everything and knows almost everything (the point of stuff, how to read, how beautiful things feel, how scary things feel, etc.) but doesn't believe/accept/realize yet that she knows almost everything." She still doesn't believe she knows anything, so, thank you, Riese, for that.

Emily has written 100 articles for us.


  1. camille’s rendition of the canadian anthem is fairly on tune and fully awesome

    +1 can of maple syrup for you, you, and for you, too! EVERYONE GETS MAPLE SYRUPPPPPPPP


      (I want you to appreciate all the trouble I went to, translating the above comment into CANADIAN CAPS-LOCK !)

        • I think I have an app for that…

          And if I can’t find one for you Missy, I’ll perform an interpretive dance instead…

          • alrightalrightalright….
            but only cause I’ve had some Tequila….thas the story we’re gonna go with….

            K now Missy, turn on your disco ball and crank up the music–

  2. Good winter young saplings may seem contradictory but young saplings is definitely redundant. Just saying.

  3. This has nothing to do with Comment Friday, I just need to know: How many times can I sneak into my (of-age) brothers room before he catches onto the fact that I’m nicking Alcohol?

    • It depends…does he read Autostraddle? If so, you might soon be enjoying your own personal Prohibition.

    • Can’t you just get him to buy you your own bottle? Alternatively, when he catches you that might be a good counterpoint for you to offer as a solution.

      • Buying my own isn’t an issue, I just never buy ENOUGH. Thus the topping up my night from ill-gotten goods.

  4. Wow, two in one week?! Who am I, terracottoes or e??

    Yeah, I’ve been shamelessly all over this damn website this week as I’m sure Emily and Laura can attest. At some point the procrastination has to end. I don’t think my advisor is going to buy this as “research”.

    • e doesn’t know it yet but she and i are having our own comment award later to nurse our wounds

    • Yo Clever Girl !

      It’s always great to get a Comment Award-(ALWAYS!)
      Even better to share it with a BBQ Bud….
      I think I should only get partial credit though…it was right over the plate after all.
      (insert awkward internet chest bump here)

      @Emily and Laura: I love it when you call me sapling….

      • High five! Team work all the way! I’ll be your straight man anytime… you just let me know and I’ll throw on some pleated dockers and boat shoes.

    • I am continuously trying to come up with a way to get a degree – or at least college credit – in Autostraddling…

      • You have to watch out for those online degrees ;)

        Godspeed on your journey toward an AS. I’m pretty sure I’ve accumulated enough equivalent on the job experience hours for it.

  5. I’ve been slipping lately. Or maybe it’s like when I was in elementary school and I was the best artist, but then everyone else progressed and I never did, so I’m a 25 year old who draws like a fifth grader who draws pretty well. Gorillas were my specialty, which is weird because I don’t particularly like them, and I mean, how often do you have the opportunity to draw a gorilla?

    Also, Emily, I feel like you should know this. Yesterday everyone was freaking out over the new zodiac bullshit and I immediately shouted, “Fuck! I can’t live in a world where Harry Potter isn’t a Leo!” when I saw the new date breakdowns.

    • I know, it’s like crack.
      Like the best crack ever.
      Combined with a positive feedback loop. On crack.
      You’re a goner. Just sayin-

  6. omgomgomgomg I’d like to thank god, and Harvey Milk, and and All the Elves in Santa’s villiage, and and and omg omg thank you SOOOOOO much!

  7. I would just like to point out that “kate” is me way back when. God, I love you, Autostraddle.

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