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Ozy Frantz is a student at a well-respected Hippie College in the United States. Zie bases most of zir life decisions on Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, and identifies more closely with Pinkie Pie than is probably necessary. Ozy can be contacted at [email protected] or on Twitter as @ozyfrantz. Writing is presently Ozy's primary means of support, so to tip the blogger, click here.

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  1. Emmeline says:

    Can we share Miss Stewart, Ozy? I just want to take her home, tell her she’s gorgeous (cos it’s not like both she and Charlize Theron could be badass hotties, it has to be a sexy/uggo competition) and stare at her with hearts in my eyes as she talks about how much she and RPattz loathe Twilight.

    And I was so relieved at the rape jokes comic. I need them to not go insane over my abuse, but I also need them to be Mel Brooks-esque, intelligent and silly.

  2. I’m glad that this place doesn’t link to manboobz anymore, or else the entirely justified and necessary essay mentioned might have been a bit awkward. Also I like Boggle a bit more than calming manatee, it seems more consistantly awesome.

  3. A small post on the use of rape as a scare tactic to keep troubled youth out of prison. Of course by youth I mean young men.
    (http://dannyscorneroftheuniverse.blogspot.com/2012/05/scaring-people-with-rape.html)

    When your massive church organization gets shut down by a kid with a notepad you might want to rethink things.
    (http://dannyscorneroftheuniverse.blogspot.com/2012/05/good-young-man-indeed-stage-7.html)

  4. I found a Boggle Fail:
    Person: Am I really not a bad person?
    Boggle: I don’t think so.
    Double negative are a pain. Boggle called someone a bad person. And this children is why you don’t do double negatives.

    • I wouldn’t read it that way. It’s not so much a fail as it is ambiguous without any context, because it’s not clear whether it’s responding to the “not” or “bad” part or both at once. A response of “I think so” would have the exact same problem. A completely unambiguous response would be something like “I don’t think you are one.”

      Unless you’re referring to the “not a bad person” part being a double negative as being the problem. It’s actually *not* one. Sure, the word “bad” has negative connotations in ordinary speech, but it’s not actually a semantic negative – that would be something like “unbad”. (If it were, then any such phrase which has an obvious opposite term, like “not sick” or “not inside”, would also be a double negative.) Even if it actually *was* a double negative, “not bad” does not mean the same thing as “good” except in purely black-and-white thinking – it could also mean “either good or neutral”. So while the question as written may be difficult to answer in a non-ambiguous manner in English (Not necessarily in other languages, I can speak two which would have no trouble with this) it’s only a minor fail at best.

  5. Thanks for linking my Post, Oz! I can tell the nephew he’s gonna be famous lol.

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