It’s The First Comment Awards of the Season, The First Comment Awards of the Year

Are you done with 2011? After talking about what to wear when you stay at home, queer TV in 2011, and what we’re leaving behind I can safely assure you that we are. In fact, we’re moving full steam ahead into the next year starting with a playlist, a readling list, television pre-caps, and Miss January 2013. Isn’t it weird how the calendar girls are in the future? I have to think twice every time I type something about them. Riese debuted the 7th installment of things she read that she loved and we had mixed feelings about winter in visual and aural forms. We covered season 6 of Skins which is coming out soon and may or may not be as fun as season 5, and Jess interviewed Krisily Kennedy from The Bachelor. Incidentally if you’ve never heard Patrick Wolf’s “The Bachelor,” you should head over to his website and listen to it right now. If you need help with an abusive relationship or a jealous girlfriend, this week is your week! Finally you can learn to make ratatouille easier than you can learn to spell it or go for some good old carrot soup.

This week’s group of the week is Spanish Speaking Straddlers. ¿Hablas español? ¡Tenemos un grupo para ti! Aquí podemos hablar sobre las mejores cosas del mundo hispanohablante: Penelope Cruz, quesadillas, Almodóvar y mucho más. Si hay alguien que me puede explicar que significa la palabra “bolla, lo agrradezco mucho. O si hay alguien que puede ayudarme con el idioma porque se me olvidó casi todo que sabía antes.


On Arizona Judge Rules Mexican-American Studies Illegal, Is Horrible and Wrong:

The Spanish Speaking Straddlers Award to PepperPao: “I just want to say…QUE LES DEN POR EL CULO
That’s it..”

On New Year’s OPEN THREAD: What We’ll Leave in 2011:

The Maybe You’ll Get Banged? Award to Eve: “I wish I could leave my homemade bangs in 2011, but chances are they’ll still be on my head at midnight.”

The Purell Award to wasteunit:

The Vote Skirts in 2012 Award to katiebug:

On Skins Series 6 Preview: More Violence and Drugs, Extra Sex, Less Minky:

The Fanny Award to Sophie:

On “Work It” Premiered and Everybody Hated It:

The Your Mom Award to debs and AG:


Laura is a tiny girl who wishes she were a superhero. She likes talking to her grandma on the phone and making things with her hands. Strengths include an impressive knowledge of Harry Potter, the ability to apply sociology to everything under the sun, and a knack for haggling for groceries in Spanish. Weaknesses: Chick-fil-a, her triceps, girls in glasses, and the subjunctive mood. Follow the vagabond adventures of Laura and her bike on twitter [@laurrrrita].

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