I Am Thankful For Your Wit: Happy Comment Award Friday!

Yesterday was Turkey Day in the States. Did you survive? Is it still happening for you/continuing all weekend? Vent/tell us your stories in our open thread! Also, if you haven’t already, here are some tips for bringing your ladyfriend home for the holidays. If you need recipe ideas try making some quinoa or sweet potato related foods. It’s all we eat, apparently.

ALSO. Did you read Inferno for the book club? We’re talking about it! Okay, I’m not because I haven’t read it yet. But you should!

On United Nations Votes Against Being Against Executing Gay People:

The Can We Marry In Space Award to g, Dani:

On Holigay 101: How to Bring Your Girlfriend Home for the Holidays:

The Grandmothers All Seem to Say The Same Things Award to TheVegetarian:
I had to minimize this window about 12 times while reading it. I love holidays! Yesterday I was told that even though Prince William was married I still had a shot with Prince Harry. DEATH.

On Lip Service Episode 106 (FINALE!) Recap: The Hangover:

The And There is No Drinking Age in the UK to Jen8:
All Scottish people start drinking at 11am everyday… it’s the LAW!
(The Cat-Frankie sex scene was indeedy hot).

On NSFW Lesbosexy Sunday Has A Lot of Feelings, Needs Your Advice:

The More Sex You Have, The Closer You Get to God Award to e, jveebs, petitekarma, terracottatoes, cassandra:

On American Music Awards Happened, Adam Lambert Didn’t Make Out With Anyone:

The Moon Unit and Moxie Crime Fighter Award to mon:
does anyone find it weird that will smith and jada pinkett smith’s kids are called jaden and willow? or is it just unspokenly creepy.

On Also, Dudliness Is Next To Gayness:

The Hockey Canada Award to ekinicole:
It’s always hockey season.

On Get Baked With Autostraddle: Thanksgiving Edition:

The We Are All Made of Kittens Award to wallow14:
OMG, there is picture of a cat in a post about vegan Thanksgiving food… surely this is indicative of some sort of stereotype, right?

The wasteunit Award to wasteunit:
I hope the ladies eat other things. Like vaginas.
I just ate a banana split for breakfast, so there’s that.

The Stef is a Guest Poster So I Can Still Give Her This Award Award to kd15, stef:

On Upcoming Buffy Movie Not Written by Joss Whedon; Panic and Rage Ensue:

The These Comment Awards Not Written By Joss Whedon Award to Billy:
If you don’t like Anya you haven’t seen “The Body”.I’m glad that everyone has joined in my outrage at every movie that isn’t written by Joss Whedon, like “Harry Potter Movie Not Written by Joss Whedon- Public Demands Answers”. There should be a disclaimer on every movie not written by Joss Whedon, akin to “coffee will burn you” on cups, just so the public is fully aware that this movie isn’t written by Joss Whedon and lawsuits are thus prevented.
also… “No power in the ‘verse can stop me”

On Ilene Chaiken Producing New Show With Two & A Half Men Producers, SOUNDS LIKE A WINNER:

The Freudian Slip Award to Petra, e:

On Furt, A Very Special Episode of Glee: Straight Jocks Defend Gay Boy, Attract Hot Cheerleaders:

The How Did You Even Come Up With That Award to mwuhu:
What does furt even mean? Is it a like a rainbow fart?

On Thanksgiving OPEN THREAD: Are You Full of T/of/urkey Or Just Feelings?:

The I Am Thankful For My Bed Award to Brianna:
omgwtf I have the day off today. Excuse me I am going back to bed. HAPPY THANKSGIVING.

The I’m Thankful For Alcohol Award to via:
its on NBC. actually its almost over. watch. the. dog. show. next. year. its the best thxgiving tradition to develop. WHO CAN BE ANGRY WHEN AN ANOUNCER IS CALMLY EXPLAINING THE GROOMING TECHNIQUES FOR AFGAN HOUNDS?
the second best part was spiking my coffee this morning. FAMILY!

The Pragmatic Award to sarahhh:
I’m home for the week for doctors’ appointments but I let my mom think that I’m home just for her. I really don’t think she’d fare well if she knew I came home for Thanksgiving in order to see my gyno.

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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. I can always count on Emily to give me a comment award every other week. Thanks Emily! On that note, I going putting my I Am Thankful For My Bed Award to good use and going back to bed, which I am still thankful for even after Thanksgiving.

    Also did you guys know that some garages aren’t open today. I didn’t. If you were going to get your car inspected and are American, don’t. Go back to bed.

    • Yay! sharing a streak with terracottatoes. By the way, sometimes I read your name like terracotta toes, and sometimes like terra cotatoes (like potatoes) which makes no sense, of course. Po-tay-toes, po-tah-toes…

      • yeah that last cottatoes appears to incite confusion. when i met emily she called me cottagecheesetoes.

        • I actually thought your name was terra cotatoes (like potatoes) this whole time. It’s been very confusing for me.

        • I was reading it as “terra cottages” for a while, which I thought was such an awesome pun that you will always be terracottages to me.

      • You know, I have never made it to the “toes” part of the name. I only get as far as “terracotta” before I just start reading the comment.

  2. DUDE! I Can’t believe I made the comment of the week. My holiday is complete!

    I also had to minimize this twice while commenting.

    • I’m sorry you had your birthday on a day you probably couldn’t choose what to eat since the festive menu is pre-ordained.

      • Thanks. It actually turned out to be okay. Chocolate cake for me along with the baked mac & cheese and homemade mashed potatoes I managed to put together made me pretty happy. I could have probably done without a few of the people and particularly their attitudes is all.

  3. Sadly, I don’t like cranberry sauce either, I pretty much only eat turkey and mashed potatoes at thanksgiving. Why yes, I am a picky eater.

  4. Great, I get a comment award and my damn typing error is included. I put “there is cat” instead of “there is A cat.” What a way to put damper on an otherwise exciting moment.


    I am ok with this.

    p.s. the thing I am most thankful for this thxgiving is Autostraddle. duh.

  6. Winning a comment award has made me less afraid of the internet. I’ve always felt that any comment left is sure to start a war and I am not cut out for that kind of thing. I can’t even spell bazuka.

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