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Posts Tagged ‘Dear Prudence’

Slate Columnist Squares Off Against Halloween Meanie

ShutterstockHalloweenHouseWe’re not sure if Emily Yoffe, a.k.a. Dear Prudence, wrote the headline for her latest Slate advice column. But the top of this one leaves little to the imagination as far as where she stands on the opening missive: “Monster.”

The individual being referred to here is a resident of one of America’s richer neighborhoods, who wrote in to complain that kids from poorer areas invade their trick-or-treat stoop each Halloween. Replying to the reader, Yoffe comes as close as an advice columnist can to losing her cool:

Your whine makes me kind of wish that people from the actual poor side of town come this year not with scary costumes but with real pitchforks. Stop being callous and miserly and go to Costco, you cheapskate, and get enough candy to fill the bags of the kids who come one day a year to marvel at how the one percent live.

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Salon, Slate Advice Columns Get Same Fake Letter

FBLA knew this would happen.

Slate’s Dear Prudence gets the same letter that Salon’s Cary Tennis got earlier this month.

I am the father of a 13-year-old daughter whose mother has been taking her to an evangelical Christian church her whole life.

Tennis told the guy to suck it up and take the kid to church.

Prudence let the guy off the hook.

Prudie readers like her better but Tennis gets more responses.

Sundown on Sunset: Fanning the Flames

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Smart Shopper?
Mirthala Salinas bought her “luxury” condo from a lobbyist. Go figure.

Cheap Advice Faceoff
Salon’s Cary Tennis tells selfish reader to go to granny’s funeral, vs
Slate’s Dear Prudence tells insane mom that 5 year kid is not a slut.

Red Skies Over Montana Ave.
The science of sunsets and smog.

Sleep Well, Sweet Prince
Downtown LA lost a activist: Joel Bloom, actor, playwright and merchant. Memorial services tonight, 5 pm, at Joel Bloom Square.