- News reporter: Move over, "Twilight"! The newest craze is "The Hunger Games," a movie where a group of teenagers have to fight against each other TO THE DEATH!
- Dad: Looks forgettable.
If you say bad things about someone you don’t like shortly after he dies, then shortly after you die, people who don’t like you will say that they don’t approve of saying bad things about someone you don’t like shortly after he dies but will nonetheless point out that you said bad things about someone you didn’t like shortly after he died.
In October, I wrote in The Tangential about my past involvement with organizations styling themselves “Humanist” (translation: we don’t believe in God, but that doesn’t mean we’re assholes). I’m still on the Harvard Humanist Alumni e-mail list, and the group’s leaders recently decided to survey us about what terms we use to describe our faithlessness. “Lots of terms garnered some support,” we’re informed in a summary e-mail, “with the least popular being Heathen.”
If you were unsure about “black” versus “African-American,” or “American Indian” versus “Native American,” good luck describing your local nontheists. But anyway, it’s nothing you need to worry about too much around here: it’s said there are no atheists in a foxhole, and apparently there aren’t many on Tumblr either.
- Me, in Vita.mn: Halley and I joined our friends for a special pirate-themed trivia competition run by Trivia Mafia. There was a booty round (Kardashian, Lopez, etc.) and an ARR round...I'm ashamed to say we missed the question about the second-highest-paid female entertainer of the mid-1990s.
- Commenter: Was it Whitney Houston?