You Were Never Really Here: A Review For People With No Time For Reviews


I try to read for fun every night and for at least an hour. Earlier this week, I picked up You Were Never Really Here by Jonathan Ames (creator of Bored to Death and Blunt Talk). I finished it in one go, which is something I’ve rarely done in the past few years. Granted it was a quick read at 112 pages. If you’re into noir, especially noir with a hard-boiled kind of protagonist who carries a hammer, this might be right up your alley. The subject matter is also a bit dark (I’m not a good judge of this as I spent years studying German and Austrian literature which has a tendency to being pretty dark and grim itself), so enter at your own risk. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a good, quick read.

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The film adaptation will also be released soon.

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“My Boyfriend Calls Me By A Guy’s Name”


My Boyfriend Calls Me By A Guy’s Name

I’ve been with my boyfriend for three months. When we have sex, he calls me Kevin all the time. I don’t know why he does that and he says it’s an accident. Is he gay and, first and foremost, can I get pregnant when he thinks I’m a guy?

Translation by me, D.L. Martin

Image via Kurioses aus der Presseschau

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It’s 2018 and you have to ask yourself: Why is Rick Santorum still a thing?


“How about kids instead of looking to someone else to solve their problem, do something about maybe taking CPR classes or trying to deal with situations that when there is a violent shooter that you can actually respond to that,” Rick Santorum said on CNN’s State of the Union.

Let me translate this mile-high bullshit for you: “Kids, listen, you don’t know what it’s like getting that sweet, sweet NRA money. If you knew, then you’d also be willing to put innocent lives in danger. So buck up, learn CPR, and accept the fact money matters and your lives don’t.”