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‘And It Just Blew Up’

Posted on | August 26, 2013 | 196 Comments

Heteropatriarchal slut-shaming? Hell, I thought I was just making fun of a celebrity, until @Andria_XX enlightened me, and she had no idea what hit her when her Twitter timeline blew up with reactions to her Master’s degree in Gender Studies mini-lecture.

So now it’s “cyberbullying” and “rage tourism” of which I’m accused.

Let’s explain to @Andria_XX what happened: Sooper Mexican was searching Twitter for reactions to the Miley Cyrus VMA performance, and found that “heteropatriarchal” comment and Zilla Tweeted it to my attention. I had been working on something else, but once I saw that, I said, “This other thing can wait,” and did a Miley Cyrus post to highlight that ludicrous jargon: “heteropatriarchal.”

That’s not a word normal people use, which is why the question occurred to me, “Who is this person?” And . . . Gender Studies.

Quod erat demonstrandum.

OK, so @Andria_XX had fewer than 200 followers and had never in her life gotten as much Twitter attention as she got this morning.

It’s like when I got Tweeted by Alyssa Milano or William Shatner — except not in a good way — so she freaked out.

But she wasn’t being cyberbullied or stalked, she just happened to be the person who had the Stupidest Twitter Comment of the Day.

Did I mention that @Andria_XX is Canadian? No, but she did:

Actually in Canada, which again is where I live, you can be criminally charged for twitter harassment.

Very well, then. I do a blog post about you. You do a blog post about me. Who is harassing whom, @Andria_XX?



196 Responses to “‘And It Just Blew Up’”

  1. Quartermaster
    August 27th, 2013 @ 12:25 pm

    Me lurves Schnitzel. Weinerschnitzel is best, but will settle for Schweinschnitzel in a pinch. Acquired the taste while living in Der Vaterland.

  2. joethefatman
    August 27th, 2013 @ 12:25 pm

    Low fat because of cholesterol and low carb because I’m diabetic and trying to do without the med.

  3. Jeanette Victoria
    August 27th, 2013 @ 12:26 pm

    What kind of moron used the term cis-female when she means she is “normal” woman. Using words like that is a big red light that she isn’t normal, she is a mushy non-thinking progressive who emotes about equity

  4. joethefatman
    August 27th, 2013 @ 12:26 pm

    At times it feels that way.

  5. Quartermaster
    August 27th, 2013 @ 12:28 pm

    Only where they can’t spell, like Commonwealth countries. They also think color is spelt colour and theater is spelt Theatre. We had to rebel just cause they couldn’t be bothered with proper spelling.

  6. Quartermaster
    August 27th, 2013 @ 12:29 pm

    Just like a leftard. Try to be nice, and they throw a screaming fit. Some people you just can’t nice to.

  7. Quartermaster
    August 27th, 2013 @ 12:30 pm

    When he’s finally discharged from purgatory, that would only be a small snack.

  8. rmnixondeceased
    August 27th, 2013 @ 12:30 pm

    Some of the best schnitzel I’ve ever had was at The Viktualienmarkt in Munich.

  9. Quartermaster
    August 27th, 2013 @ 12:30 pm

    Poor guy!

  10. Quartermaster
    August 27th, 2013 @ 12:33 pm

    We’ll have to wait and see. Some things even purgatory can’t burn out.

  11. Quartermaster
    August 27th, 2013 @ 12:35 pm

    If you are a leftard, absoposolutely! Sluts are valuable members of sexual community. Those Christo-fascist gas bags are much too straight laced. Can you believe they don’t even pass around STDs?

  12. rmnixondeceased
    August 27th, 2013 @ 12:41 pm

    Heh. I’m assured of an upward transfer after my period of purgation. Purgatory is the penitentiary of the afterlife. Those damned are sent straight to Hades on the express. We here in Purgatory shall all gain Heaven eventually, some sooner than others. We do have a merciful but stern God.

  13. concern00
    August 27th, 2013 @ 3:21 pm

    You’re flaunting your heteronormality.

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  15. Quartermaster
    August 27th, 2013 @ 4:15 pm

    Seriously, cinnamon and Vanadyl Sulphate does my wife wonders. She’s had no need of insulin or netformin as a result. She usually takes 2000mg of cinnamon and a couple tablets of Vanadyl (for the life of me I can’trecall the dosage of the Vanadyl Sulphate) before she eats, and the same after. She also walks an hour in the morning when she first gets up. She keeps her sugar, on average, below 130. She’s had a couple spikes like when she insisted I take her to Pizza Hut (210 2 hours later), but that’s about it.

  16. Quartermaster
    August 27th, 2013 @ 4:17 pm

    There was a wonderful place in Kleiningersheim not too far from Stuttgart where we lived that made their own veal and processed it right there. The stuff was to die for.
    Alas, not in purgatory.

  17. rmnixondeceased
    August 27th, 2013 @ 4:23 pm

    Too true, only fond memories allowed.

  18. rmnixondeceased
    August 27th, 2013 @ 4:36 pm

    An appetizer while the fatted calf (with apologies to Ms. EBL) is spit roasted over an open fire.

  19. rmnixondeceased
    August 27th, 2013 @ 4:46 pm

    All sentient beings do …

  20. Cmate
    August 27th, 2013 @ 4:52 pm

    So many …archals, so little time!

  21. rmnixondeceased
    August 27th, 2013 @ 4:52 pm

    Was it Der Gasthaus Rössle-Schnitzelfabrik by any chance?

  22. joethefatman
    August 27th, 2013 @ 5:11 pm

    The highest my glucose has been in 2 months of this is a spike of 239. After pizza. I’m averaging about 110, and I can live with that.

  23. Zilla of the Resistance
    August 27th, 2013 @ 5:57 pm

    LOLOMGoshWTF. Hilarious. Thank you, Stacy!

  24. Zilla of the Resistance
    August 27th, 2013 @ 6:01 pm

    I saw that. I nearly peed myself laughing.

  25. Zilla of the Resistance
    August 27th, 2013 @ 6:02 pm


  26. Zilla of the Resistance
    August 27th, 2013 @ 6:05 pm

    The kitchen is for old fashioned ladies, like me, who have strong manly husbands that they need to cook for while those manly husbands are busy working and fixing stuff, which is what men are supposed to do, and they do it because they know we’ll make them sammitches and show them our boobies as a means of expressing our undying feminine love and gratitude. The kitchen is not for wymin and/or bitches.

  27. Bob Belvedere
    August 27th, 2013 @ 8:14 pm

    And they have no real sense of humor. I blame Lenny Bruce who WAS NOT FUNNY.

  28. Bob Belvedere
    August 27th, 2013 @ 8:15 pm

    God, I love you, Mare.

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  30. Mike G.
    August 27th, 2013 @ 8:59 pm

    I got a taste for Jaegerschnitzel when I was in Der Vaterland, mit Saumagen unt Champions.

  31. Alessandra
    August 28th, 2013 @ 1:09 am


    That’s absonormativelutely

  32. Alessandra
    August 28th, 2013 @ 1:11 am


  33. Quartermaster
    August 28th, 2013 @ 7:56 am

    That’s a good level. My fasting glucose usually runs in the low 80s. My normal is probably around 110-120. I do get spikes, now and again, particularly after I indulge in some sugary product. Fortunately, I’m not a diabetic.

  34. Zilla of the Resistance
    August 28th, 2013 @ 7:56 am

    Right back atchya, Bob! And if you liked my kitchen thoughts, you may also like what I have to say about light bulbs in some other comment I left here at TOM either in this blog post’s comments thread or other one that mentions me, I can’t remember which but it was under a joke Stacy made about how many feminists it takes to screw in a light bulb.

    I am not a feminist, so I just get my husband to change them because he’s tall and I am not. I have not had to change a ceiling light bulb in my home since the last millennium.

  35. Quartermaster
    August 28th, 2013 @ 7:57 am

    I can’t remember. It was 40 years ago when we went.

  36. Quartermaster
    August 28th, 2013 @ 7:59 am

    Slathered with much BBQ sauce? I’d come down fro the Pearly gates to join you.

  37. SDN
    August 28th, 2013 @ 8:16 am

    Oh Yeah…. especially since one of his surviving letters is the one instructing his bastard son on how to select a mistress….

  38. rmnixondeceased
    August 28th, 2013 @ 9:26 am

    Applied with a string mop …

  39. rmnixondeceased
    August 28th, 2013 @ 9:28 am

    It’s probably where you went, they are a very old establishment, surviving both world wars. Huge portions of their trademark schnitzel, entirely fabricated on the premises. Well worth the drive out from Stuttgart …

  40. Wombat_socho
    August 28th, 2013 @ 11:02 am

    The low carb I get -I’m doing that myself- but restricting fats to cut your cholesterol isn’t going to work. Better you should just focus on getting the blood sugar down and let the cholesterol take care of itself. Which it will, in my admittedly limited experience.

  41. Mjolnir Hammerschlag
    August 28th, 2013 @ 5:17 pm

    Mocking is good.

    Lef t a r d s need to be mocked.

    Mock away.

  42. K-Bob
    August 28th, 2013 @ 6:54 pm


  43. K-Bob
    August 28th, 2013 @ 6:54 pm

    Crap. I was afraid of that.

  44. Ilion
    August 31st, 2013 @ 4:48 pm

    I think you mean ‘sapient’ … though, maybe you do mean ‘sentient’, since banana slugs (which are ‘sentient’, but not ‘sapient’) probably like pie as much as those who are both, such as humans.

  45. rmnixondeceased
    August 31st, 2013 @ 4:54 pm

    Either fits!

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