Deep-Fried Frosted Crack

I have been gluten-free for a while now (actually it is probably the fructan in wheat that it’s best I avoid, but whatever; I eschew wheat). I also do my best to stay clear of sugar, processed sugar in particular. This means it has been YEARS since I have succumbed to the gooey, yeasty pleasures of a doughnut. Sure, there are kinds you can make at home with gluten free flour, but I am 1) lazy and 2) a bad cook. So, no doughnuts for the Fokker....more
LunaFCS That would NOT be worth it! more

The Artist and the Art

At what point does the artist become so repugnant you cannot make yourself like his/her art anymore? I have some big ol’ hot-buttons on certain issues that will make me eschew an artist because the sight/sound of him/her makes my skin crawl with revulsion....more
hugh_dandrade BTW -- you were correct and deleted the comment about Morgan Freeman with relief ... more

The "Roast Buster" Rapists Got Away With Rape

The criminal investigation of the teenaged gang rapists from New Zealand known as the Roast Busters, “a group of young men in West Auckland who picked up girls (most of whom were underage, some as young as 13), gave them alcohol, and gang raped them, only to brag about it on social media” has closed without pressing a single charge against any of the admitted...more
frankpjacksonnz It is the norm over much of the globe, I'm afraid. :( more

Lovin' on the babies

Motherhood. There seems to be a certain, shall we say, commonality to it across species. ...more
DRAT! The elephant video did not embed :( more

Paula Muran thinks she can sue people for re-tweeting??

I am starting to think Paula Muran is more than a mere asshat. I am starting to believe Paula Muran may be a full-blow nutcase as well. Paula Muran has been sending threatening emails to people claiming she will sue them because – get this – they re-tweeted unfavorable comments about her! Yeah, we all know how strong those anti-re-tweet laws are. ...more
ReneeNickel I will re-tweet the pies and sue people for "eating" it. more

Paula Muran thinks she can sue people for re-tweeting??

I am starting to think Paula Muran is more than a mere asshat. I am starting to believe Paula Muran may be a full-blow nutcase as well. Paula Muran has been sending threatening emails to people claiming she will sue them because – get this – they re-tweeted unfavorable comments about her! Yeah, we all know how strong those anti-re-tweet laws are. ...more
KateM.George Yay! I'll take one of those cute little pillbox numbers ... more

#IfTheyGunnedMeDown Hashtag Calls Out Media's Portrayal of Black People

The hashtag #IfTheyGunnedMeDown is currently trending on Twitter, as a well as a Tumblr devoted to side-by-side images of the same black person, in "respectable" attire and in outfits that could be deemed "thuglike." Which picture would the media use to represent you: the one where you were goofing off with friends and look like a “thug,” or your graduation picture? Guess which one the media tends to use? ...more
The Missing Niche Betty Fokker You accused me of putting words in your mouth; now you claim I am ... more

#IfTheyGunnedMeDown Hashtag Calls Out Media's Portrayal of Black People

The hashtag #IfTheyGunnedMeDown is currently trending on Twitter, as a well as a Tumblr devoted to side-by-side images of the same black person, in "respectable" attire and in outfits that could be deemed "thuglike." Which picture would the media use to represent you: the one where you were goofing off with friends and look like a “thug,” or your graduation picture? Guess which one the media tends to use? ...more
The Missing Niche  "If you don't want to be portrayed in a bad light, don't take pictures or ... more

#IfTheyGunnedMeDown Hashtag Calls Out Media's Portrayal of Black People

The hashtag #IfTheyGunnedMeDown is currently trending on Twitter, as a well as a Tumblr devoted to side-by-side images of the same black person, in "respectable" attire and in outfits that could be deemed "thuglike." Which picture would the media use to represent you: the one where you were goofing off with friends and look like a “thug,” or your graduation picture? Guess which one the media tends to use? ...more
"If you don't want to be portrayed in a bad light, don't take pictures or participate in ... more

Healthy Fatties Run Amok

As my Fokkerites have long known, fat/overweight people live longer than thin/normal people.  Guess what?...more
TerriCorriveau I have some problems with links! more