It's certainly a lot more complicated than it seems on the surface. I listened to one ex-pat in New York today give a very interesting breakdown of the issues: First, this wouldn't have come up if it wasn't for the Scottish National Party, and this was their one big issue — that they'd bring independence up for… » 9/17/14 1:13am Today 1:13am

That's my dogs. Plus one of them will play tricks on the other. If we stay out too long, accidents will happen — and they're over a decade old. But they're both rescues and came with loads of issues, so who knows — we're just happy they're relatively stable and happy. It's just interesting to see how complicated… » 9/17/14 12:47am Today 12:47am

Kind of wish I hadn't stumbled across this whole thread. But out of curiousity, do you know what the status now is of transgendered people in Ireland? I lived there for a few years, about a decade ago, and seeing transgendered people around Dublin was not uncommon — especially at certain clubs and during parades. (I… » 9/16/14 5:46pm Yesterday 5:46pm

I'm not sure what to make of it all at this point — I'm in the U.S., so I'm just not clear on all of the ramifications. But I heard an interesting thing from a comedian on a BBC podcast: Right now Scotland doesn't have a large enough workforce to make up what they would lose in financial support from the UK. So they'd… » 9/16/14 2:54pm Yesterday 2:54pm

People keep telling me why I like spoilers. But for some reason I still don't like spoilers. It's less of a problem with books/comics than movies, for some reason — film is a different kind of in-the-moment experience, you can't go back to re-read a paragraph or a chapter to see how it connects with something else… » 9/15/14 3:47pm Monday 3:47pm

One of the problems with Kelly going to Zach's school, though, is that we already know the school system knows hundreds of people are out sick. We saw that when Kelly went to work that day. You'd think, given the hordes of roving vamps on the streets and the undoubtedly many people either attending or working at least… » 9/15/14 12:20pm Monday 12:20pm