Category Archive: Hugs, Twisty

Letters from readers, questions answered, futures predicted

Sep 11 2009

Hugs, Twisty: The color of womanhood, plus I suck all the fun out of a Bette Davis classic

Staffers at Spinster HQ (namely, me and my secretary Phil) are always delighted when an incoming email is brief. We’re even more delighted when it does not contain some variation on the “your head is up your ass” theme. We’re even more delighted still when its author more or less desperately confides that s/he is …

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Jun 23 2009

Hugs, Twisty: Blamer lodges complaint

Today’s “Hugs, Twisty” letter comes from Adrienne, who endears herself by quoting me in an excellent essay in which she reports on a demonstration in Boston against Exodus Ministries. You remember those Exodus knobs? They’re the ones who think they can convert homos through “the power” of the ghost of a dead Nazarene on a …

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Jun 17 2009

Hugs, Twisty: Blamer goes out and does what needs to be done

Hugs Twisty! Whaa? Well, Twisty may be orbiting some distant star in a talking robot ship that makes her margaritas and tacos, but her fan mail continues to pour in here in Cottonmouth County. The post office at Rattlesnake is swamped, and are thinking of giving her her own zip code. This would be a …

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May 22 2009

Hugs, Twisty: join us as we curl our lip at whiny dads

Dear Twisty, I just read a book review, titled “From Patriarch to Patsy,” linked by Ann Bartow at and I’m excited to let you know that, not only has feminism succeeded in gaining us equality, we really are now oppressing the men. I am so excited about my total control of reproduction and my …

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May 16 2009

Hugs, Twisty: swinesploitation

Sexy pig stripper spreads its trotters for your dining pleasure. From super-gross White Castle ad (link below).

Hi Twisty, Remembering your post about the SuicideFood blog I thought you might be interested in this super-gross ad, featuring a stripper pig. Also, I really enjoy your blog! Melanie Dear Melanie, It was extremely thoughtful of you to send in a super-gross ad, for indeed, super-gross ads always interest me, particularly when they’re savage …

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May 11 2009

Hugs, Twisty: the continuing binary genderfication of America, and the introduction of the Ditwuss Awards

Blamer Kate reports via Blackberry from the West Coast: Dear Twisty, A laughably obnoxious ad cluster I spotted at the intersection of 6th and Anza in San Francisco while doing my very dudely pizza delivery work: [For those of you who can’t make out the slogans in the photo: “Save the calories for bacon.” “0 …

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Mar 25 2009

Hugs, Twisty: blamer proposes new occupation for spinster aunt

If a person is lukewarm about the blogulative oeuvre of a given Internet feminist, the last thing she’s going to do is send that Internet feminist a transmission expressing the lukeness of that warmth. The Twisty inbox, for example, has never once contained an email reading “Dear Twisty, I could go either way about women’s …

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Mar 02 2009

Hugs, Twisty: “WTF?”


Today’s installment of Hugs, Twisty is yet another post on internecine blogular admin stuff, wherein I attempt (but fail) to explain a new and terrifying phenomenon tearing a swathe of despair through the Blametarian community. If you never comment on the blog, and therefore the shits you give about this stuff are minimal, here’s a …

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Feb 24 2009

Hugs, Twisty: only YOU can prevent assimilation

Today’s Hugs, Twisty asks the tone-deaf question “how do you fight the power?” Dear Twisty, I would like to refer you this ghastly t-shirt (appropriately classified as “funny” on this yahoo shop site), my knowledge of which is sadly not theoretical or internet-based. No, it was actually worn by a male acquaintance of mine at …

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Feb 10 2009

More hugs

You thought I’d forgotten all about the new “Hugs, Twisty” feature, but you’re wrong-o! Todays topics are: what to do about rapists, the state-owned uterus, and grammar. Let’s get started! [Trigger alert] Hi Twisty, Long-time listener, first-time caller. For serious though, I want your help, and the help of the rest of the blamers, if …

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