A Love Letter to Nate Silver

  • Let’s be real here; there was a 100% chance I’d like this nerdy fangirl letter to Nate Silver.

  • Andrea’s nursery for her baby is white plus neon. Super cute.

  • Anthony Bourdain is fighting mad.

  • There’s a new trend toward internet shaming. I’ve seen dog-shaming (innocent, sometimes funny) and husband-shaming (innocent, not funny), but then there are also sites outing racists and homophobes. I think the mentality is that it’s OK to bully the bullies, but I can’t say that I agree. What do you think?

 
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8 Responses to “Honor Roll”

  1. Laura November 21, 2012 at 6:03 pm #

    One of the things – there are so many! – I love about your writing is that it is positive and kind. Things can get out of hand on the internet and I say ignore them, don’t go there. Who knows whether these things are even true or credible? Play nice I say.

  2. Joan Troyer November 22, 2012 at 12:53 am #

    That is so sweet of you!

  3. Nini November 22, 2012 at 3:57 pm #

    Meh. Those things were written by those people… and that blog is holding people accountable for their own words. I’m all for accountability. If this helps at least one of those people rethink their privilege for a moment, then I support it. Also, there is a difference between ‘bullying’ and this. What those people are saying? They can CHANGE that. Bullying is when you are picking on someone for something beyond their ability to change. Like not being able to afford certain things, or not being the socially accepted ideal of ‘pretty’, or being autistic, gay, etc…. Being judgmental douchecanoes, though? Yeah, it’s changeable.

    I love that nursery! Normally I am completely adverse to white walls, but I actually really, really like it.

    • Making it Lovely November 27, 2012 at 3:14 am #

      I suppose you’re right, in that maybe “bullying” isn’t the right term, but there is an element to it, don’t you think? “Douchecanoes” however, is spot-on.

  4. Sinea Pies November 22, 2012 at 7:48 pm #

    Andrea’s nursery is so quaint. I love the simplicity of the white and nice use of color here and there. Adding the bed for mommy is a great idea!

  5. Erin K November 25, 2012 at 6:26 am #

    Absolutely not, I don’t think it’s ok to bully bullies. That’s the great hypocrisy of “tolerance”. We are tolerant of everything but an intolerant viewpoint we certainly shall not tolerate…and then it’s no holds barred. Seriously?

    But really, on those other “shaming” sites, it’s the focus on the negative and belittlement that turns me off. I don’t visit sites that make fun of other things/people. People at Wal-Mart, poorly decorated cakes, bad Etsy listings, all of them. I don’t think it’s a healthy habit to engage in.

    • Making it Lovely November 27, 2012 at 3:16 am #

      And there are so many of those sites out there. It’s sad.

    • Tracy November 28, 2012 at 12:03 pm #

      “That’s the great hypocrisy of “tolerance”. We are tolerant of everything but an intolerant viewpoint we certainly shall not tolerate…and then it’s no holds barred. Seriously?”

      I completely agree with your pov.