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More Popular Than Law and Order SVU

by Alex Iwashyna

in Reading & Writing Elsewhere

LawandOrdeSUVI may or may not be working my way through the first (12) seasons of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit thanks to Netflix.

Now that I’ve admitted that, how many episodes of SVU is weird to watch in a row? 2? 8? Seasons 1-3? Because if I could’ve done the latter, I would have.

I like that the show breaks stereotypes and misinformation on rape, sexual assault and abuse although I don’t like that the show keeps referring to the Triad of Sociopathy (setting fires, abusing animals and bed wetting in childhood as indicators of sociopathy in adulthood) since it’s been disproven.  I also like that I think too much. Sometimes.

But what I REALLY don’t like is my paranoia has been upped enough that I was concerned we were being followed and thought: I should not let this car know my final destination. And I turned the opposite way and into a parking lot to let the car pass. In my defense, what’s the likelihood of a car getting Arby’s drive-thru at the same time as me then heading to an office park 2 miles and 6 random turns away?

Or as I like to say: Please note exhibits 1 through D, my “Insanity By Reason Of Kids Not Sleeping” plus a rigorous “Blame The Ability To Stream Netflix Onto My Laptop In Bed” defense and find me innocent.

The defense rests. Literally napping.

When I’m not watching Law and Order, I’m reading and writing elsewhere convinced those websites are out of get me.


My Other Hangouts (don’t tell my blog):

  • Design Your Own Flip Flops: On This Blogger Makes Fun of Stuff, I designed my own flip flops and you can, too! Or if you’re intimidated, you can win a pre-designed version. Or copy my pair. This is my best giveaway mostly because I love shoes. Ends 2/29.

Favorite posts I didn’t read, I mean, write:

  • How Your Cat Is Making You Crazy: From The Atlantic, how parasite may not just be able to control insect behavior but human behavior. The article creeped me out so much I almost didn’t include it because ignorance is definitely bliss here. (freaky)
  • My Tortured Relationship with the New York Giants: From the New York Times, being a New York Giants fan is tough. We’re so miserable even when we’re happy, and we pass it on to our kids. (exactly)
  • Acts of Love: From TruthDig, Chris Hedges on God and Love: love allows us to reach out to others, not only like us, but defined by our communities as strangers. (compelling)
  • What Happens In The Shower Stays In The Shower: From BuzzFeed, a pie chart that is completely accurate and not dirty at all. (seriously. safe for everyone.) (funny)

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Sarah February 25, 2012 1

I read the cat article last week as well. It’s more than freaky! And it convinced me that I’ve had parasites living in my brain since childhood.

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Late Enough February 26, 2012 2

I’m pretty sure it’s why I keep adopting cats. THE PARASITES WANT HOSTS!

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Scarlett February 26, 2012 3

Love this one……I had to give up “L&O” a long time ago. It was when I started wearing really tight turtlenecks and pants that just hit at the hip…..there is only ONE Olivia right? As far as the cat article? I heard this on NPR a while back and felt justified in saying my cousin was turning into “crazy cat lady!”

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Late Enough February 26, 2012 4

Ha! I want to see your Olivia outfits. Also, am I your cousin? Because I may have 4 cats…

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