The Comment Awards Are Everything but the Kitchen Sphinx


Hi there, cats and kittens! I’ve been earnestly listening to a lot of Brandi Carlisle lately, which may mean my lesbianism has leveled up.

This week, Riese continued to bring us the queer lady history that we wish we’d learned in school — this time with couples!

Relevant to your interests: we started off the week with an Masculine of Center Roundtable from the team.

You probably don’t have enough pins.

This is smart and hopeful and I can’t remember the last time an album review made me cry: Well Damn, Kesha’s “Rainbow” Is a Complicated Reclamation of Pride and Strength.

Because she read the room, Laura’s here with some beer and wine popsicles to keep our summers going.

I will take all of these joggers in the curvy sizes, please. Thanks, Nora!

Hot. Damn.

And then there were your comments!

On Also.Also.Also: Queer Affection Still Makes Straights Uneasy; Maybe They Should Stare at the Eclipse Instead?

The Kitchen Sphinx Award to Lucia:

Dammit, I’ve got everything BUT the kitchen sphinx…

On “BUTCH”: Photographer Meg Allen On Her Kickass Documentation of an Evolving Community:

The Knockout Award to Chandra:

[Reposts photo, from article, of a butch person with a fade boxing in a blue gym] Scrape. Me. Off. the Floor.

On Pop Culture Fix: And No Lesbian Xena Reboot For You, Bye:

The RIP Rous Award to Rous Rose:

Riese: There is a new season of Top of the Lake. Me: Great, I really like that show. Riese: Nicole Kidman AKA the Mommi you weirdly but fervently crushed on after seeing her in The Golden Compass when you were, like, twelve, is starring in it. Me: Oh my goodness, this is fantastic! I can’t wait to watch it! Riese: AS A N E W L Y O U T F E M I N I S T L E S B I A N Me: *Deceased and buried*

On Well Damn, Kesha’s “Rainbow” Is a Complicated Reclamation of Pride and Strength:

The Avatar: The Last Profile Award to Danielle, Not a Robot, and Lex:

Danielle (whose icon is Godzilla): It also features a love song about Godzilla, so that’s relatable for me. But seriously, this is a lovely album that makes me feel like I’m good enough and that my bad past can fuck right off. / Not A Robot (whose icon is a Dalek: Profile picture checks out / Lex: Suddenly I need to know the opposite proverbial idiom of “the pot calling the kettle black” you creepy salt shaker of a cyborg you.

On Five Kinds of Jogger Pants for Any Occasion:

The My Brother’s Joggers’ Keeper Award to Isabelle:

are you saying it’s time for me to stop stealing my brother’s joggers or

On Masculine-of-Center Roundtable: How We Do It and What It Means To Us:

The Surface Tension Award to Shea:

“Also: The “center” according to whom?” Maybe I’m masculine of surface

On 26 Triumphantly ’90s Lesbian Book Covers:

The Anti-Oppression Olympics Award to Chandra:

“Bushfire” might be the best-worst title for lesbian erotica ever. Also, what is going on here? [Refers to book cover called Complex: Lesbians in Therapy, where two women are, well] Are they dancing? Are they grappling? Are they whispering secrets in each others’ ears? I am not familiar with this approach to therapy

And on “American Horror Story: Cult” Centers On Michigan Lesbian Horrified by Donald Trump, A Little On the Nose There Ryan:

The Brokeback Boomerang Award to Carmen Phillips, Carmen SanDiego, and Nina:

CP: Dammit, Ryan Murphy!!! I keep quitting you, but you keep reeling me back in! / Carmen SanDiego: Ryan Murphy is my boomerang. / Nina: *Jack Twist voice* I wish I knew how to quit you {Ryan Murphy}

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  1. Well done everyone :)
    What is everyone’s favourite crisp/chip? Do you like non potato versions?
    I like strong flavours like salt & vinegar and prawn cocktail. My favourite of all time was Heinz ketchup flavour but that was a novelty. I like ones made of potatoes obviously but also ones made of peas.

  2. Ok everyone, if you could only eat three foods for the rest of your life, what would they be? “Food” can be defined as a single item (like a type of fruit, for example) or anything that can be made using one recipe.

  3. Awesome comments and awards as usual. And I’ve been listening to Rainbow every since Mey’s amazing review (and crying).

    My heart is heavy today – we have to say goodbye to my cat. She has kidney failure and stopped eating a few days ago. I know we’re making the right decision to put her down but it’s so hard.

    She’s my profile photo – that’s a characteristic, stop-making-look-at-the-camera-noises-foolish-human expression. Her hobbies included chasing balls, batting crumpled paper, purring and getting as high up as possible. She excelled at finding the warmest spots, entertaining small children and fitting into boxes of all sizes. She liked to join me for meditation and to supervise my sun salutation Yoga postures.

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