Gynomite’s Reading Room!

March 19, 2012 at 9:38 am (gynomite's reading room, Uncategorized)

After some careful research, I’ve decided that my love of pop music, as much as I genuinely adored the 80s, perhaps peaked in 1990. Look at this Billboard Top 100 Songs of that year and tell me I’m wrong.

A new Indoor Kids episode is up today, and we talk all about Mass Effect with iam8bit’s Nick Ahrens!

This is a great collection of bands being caught, or being forced, to lip sync. The Nirvana one is glorious to watch.

Here’s an updated map of America by how they feel, legally, about gay marriage. Just good to know.

This Method commercial makes cleanliness beyond next to godliness- now cleanliness is hip and gorgeous.

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Ask Gynomite!

March 18, 2012 at 10:39 am (ask gynomite)

In her former life, Emily “Gynomite” Gordon was a couples and family therapist licensed in 2 1/2 states.  In this life, she’s a freelance fighter of your emotional woes with Ask Gynomite.  Write her at all emails stay confidential.  Today, Gynomite takes on mom relationships with complications.

I am a 27 year old female. Due to health issues, my mom moved in to help me. We’ve both had traumatic childhoods and abusive adult relationships. For a decade now, in an effort to minimize new traumas, we’ve stayed single. Even with no outside interference, we’re unable to maintain a healthy, supportive relationship with each other. We have trouble dealing with stress, our illnesses and each other. We’re tired of being scared (her) and angry (me). I think we need to learn some coping & communication, skills through therapy. Am I on the right track? Please advise. Thank you!
 You are definitely on the right track that you need therapy. The other thing that you need are good strong boundaries.

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This song all day long.

March 17, 2012 at 5:03 pm (music)

Cheerleader by St. Vincent

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Gynomite’s Reading Room!

March 16, 2012 at 9:16 am (gynomite's reading room)

Robo-Cheetah can run 18 miles an hour and will destroy us all.

An interesting essay about Britta on Community and her character’s evolution- at Slate!

I wrote this piece at xoJane about how I spent the first 20-odd years of my life obsessively cataloguing boys.

I want to go to the Gentle Barn in Santa Clarita, and you should too.

Kumail and I will be on the Nerdist Panel at 5:30pm today at WonderCon! Come on down!

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The best day ever.

March 15, 2012 at 1:37 pm (Uncategorized)

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Horror movies, take note!

March 11, 2012 at 12:02 pm (Uncategorized)

If you need a new terrifying way for your monsters to move, check this guy out:

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Gynomite’s Reading Room!

March 9, 2012 at 2:45 pm (gynomite's reading room)

I ate this delicious post up! Rich from FourFour has a Twitter fight with Kelly Cutrone, the newest judge on ANTM. Ohhhhh, so tasty. Rich destroys her.

If you haven’t read this woman’s glowing review of the newest restaurant in her town, The Olive Garden, please do.

Kumail was on Conan this week!

The NerdMelt blog, my other blogging home, has some great stuff in it. Go check it out!

My recap of Parks and Rec at Vulture!

This is a great little story about how TV shows get their names. That 70s Show got its name exactly how I’d always hoped!

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Ask Gynomite!

March 9, 2012 at 10:40 am (ask gynomite)

In her former life, Emily “Gynomite” Gordon was a couples and family therapist licensed in 2 1/2 states.  In this life, she’s a freelance fighter of your emotional woes with Ask Gynomite.  Write her at all emails stay confidential.  Today, Gynomite takes on dating a friend.

I was used to dating every girl who just said yes, but what i really wanted was to search for that girl who wanted to say yes. I now believe I have found that girl, and she is my current girlfriend. She and I have been really great friends for about a year, with many similar interests, similar understanding levels of those interests, and give or take a few friends, we have the same friend circle. I just wanted to know if you had any general advice for dating someone who was a really good friend before?

Wow, you managed to move a girl from the friend zone into the girlfriend zone? Good for you! That’s a rare move! But now, you have to figure out new ways to treat her!

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Gynomite’s Emotional Assignment of the Day

March 5, 2012 at 10:20 am (gynomite's emotional assignment of the day)

I haven’t done one of these in a while, so let’s get into it. These aren’t required “assignments”, but merely suggestions for shaking up your life a little tiny bit.

Today’s suggestion? Whether it’s a relationship or a job, pretend this is your first day.

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Gynomite’s Reading Room!

March 5, 2012 at 9:26 am (gynomite's reading room)

Because my public demands it, here are the leaked cell phone pics of Christina Hendricks and Olivia Munn. For the record, I think any pic where you don’t see their faces is fake.

Brand new Indoor Kids episode up with Kumail and I dishing about sexism, the Vita, and upcoming games with Dominic Dierkes!

And because Oreo is turning 100, here is a collection of Oreos from around the world! Why doesn’t America ever get the half and half flavors?! Aren’t we America?

Yes, I saw the Simpsons Game of Thrones opening, and yes, I loved it!

Cops in Virginia are trying a brand new thing with drug dealers called Drug Market Intervention. They’re starting to realize that arresting dealers 1) only puts more poor people in jail, 2) is semi-pointless because those drug dealers can and will be replaced tomorrow and 3) fosters distrust of the cops in poor communities. So instead, they invite the drug dealers to a meeting and offer to help them get out of the life, rather than arrest them. I’m not sure exactly how it’ll work, but I at least appreciate that the cops are trying something different.

And on a different note, I was beyond excited to see my former burlesque dance teacher on The Daily What yesterday. Michelle L’Amour is a heart stoppingly amazing teacher, dancer, and all around badass, and she used to make her ass do this in class on a regular. Enjoy.

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