Afternoon Snack

We’re back from a glorious CAKE in Chicago and we’re dreaming of deep dish and hot dogs! Let’s indulge our cravings and dive into a hearty Afternoon Snack.


In enduring post-con spirit of Comics Are Actually Really Good, Y’all, please check out friend of Pome Ren’s daily comic strip during Pride Month, Millenial Lesbian!


Coming back to work on a Tuesday has us dreaming of a shorter work week and a planet not headed toward imminent doom; a conveniently, a UK thinktank proposes that a nine-hour work week could help us avoid climate catastrophe.


Today in “Men Are Definitely Not Okay,” incels are getting frightening plastic surgeries to look Chadlier:

In forum posts, incels classify Chads by phenotype (“Keltic Nordid,” “Gracile Mediterranid”) and style (jock, lumberjack, vampire, pretty boy). They repost scientific research on the importance of symmetry and harmony in universal standards of beauty. They discuss the Golden Mask, a Platonic ideal of a face designed by a California surgeon using the ratio of phi.


If you actually read that full article (which is both fascinating and terrifying), you may need a palate cleanser or five, so here are some men who definitely seem Pretty Okay:


Men who love horses and are talented horse-song-performers who bring joy to elementary schoolchildren: super okay!!!


Keanu Reeves: skip right past okay, and straight into very good!!!!


That’s it for this week, but stay tuned the rest of the month as we indulge in content that is increasingly gay!

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Xenomorph from the 1979 film Alien
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Finding My Monsters

My fascination began with the 1979 film Alien. I was six when my parents let me watch it with them one night. The idea of an alien monster, called the Xenomorph in the movie, lurking in the vents of a spaceship was terrifying and invigorating. I wanted to know the Xenomorph’s motives. Why was the crew scared of it? Rewatching the movie as a pre-teen filled in the blanks. The crew feared the unknown, and this alien monster, for me, represented the misunderstood. I associated this monster with how I saw my body: strange, grotesque, and unnatural. It took me until my thirties to confront and reclaim my monsters.

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Afternoon Snack

If you’re still sleepy from the long weekend, we hope this sampling of links will perk you up, with no side effects! Our favorite discovery

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Roadtrip Snacks!

It’s a big national holiday in the US this week, and whether you’re driving across the state, across the street, or simply taking a mental vacation, we’ve got a little treat for you.

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