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Comment Archives: stories: Columns: Advice Goddess

Re: “She wanted manly and badass

The guy saved his money and bought what he wanted? Like every purchase in a marriage needs to be a joint decision? What if the roles were reversed and a woman had to clear a dress purchase with a man. Said dress was not "sexy" enough? Come on, this is a load of donkey. Also - the quote about unicorn farts and rainbows is totally uncalled for. I call the "Advice Goddess" out and suggest she go riding with some real scooterists and broaden her own narrow horizons before she tells other's what to do.

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Posted by Martha Chlipala on 12/09/2014 at 7:47 AM

Re: “She wanted manly and badass

Sounds like a shallow, self-centered, just plain awful person to me.

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Posted by Warren Mceuen on 12/08/2014 at 5:54 PM

Re: “She wanted manly and badass

I re-read the article and failed to see any mention of "gay". That is NOT what it was about. I agree with Robert and disagree with the other commenters as it seems everyone else has tried to make this about "gay". Open your minds and read the column for what it really is.

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Posted by Ddenney on 12/08/2014 at 3:27 PM

Re: “She wanted manly and badass

While I disagree with the perpetuated stereotype, the obviously attempts at humor and ridiculous observations, there is decent sound advice in the column. Maybe either woman ought to get on the back of a Vespa and see what it's like. I can tell you that most women who have ridden on the back of my bike find the experience thrilling.

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Posted by Robert McCall on 12/08/2014 at 12:28 PM

Re: “She wanted manly and badass

Maybe it's a sign for Disappointed to get in touch with what moves her husband rather than what moves her. It's his choice, after all. And a good opportunity to widen her horizons and explore other things than her preconceived notions of the world.

As for the Easy Rider reference, if you've seen the movie, you know how THAT ended.

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Posted by fledermaus on 12/05/2014 at 9:13 AM

Re: “She wanted manly and badass

Question to the author: Why continue to promote unhealthy stereotypes? Why do we continue to proliferate the idea that a man must look a certain way or dress a certain way or ride or drive a certain vehicle to be considered a man? These antiquated ideas can only hurt relationships. What if the man wrote that he disappointed that his wife didn't dress like Mrs. Cleaver, and get in the kitchen to make him sandwiches? We wouldn't put up with that ridiculous idea, so why are we putting the same negative stereotypes on men? A means of transportation known world-wide for its ease of use, power and flexibility belongs to all the people, men and women. It's really pitiful that at the end of the day, you have to tell a person what they need to dress, wear or ride to fulfill an ultimately limiting idea of a sexual stereotype. And by the way, as a lady rider, scooters are frickin' awesome and fun. So are motorcycles, and skateboards and roller skates. I don't care what anyone rides, as long as they ride safely and responsibly. Also hubby and wife need to attend as MSF course together and then go out riding and visit a few scooter rallys and join a scooter club to see what riding a PTW is really all about. Less about old stereotypes next time please.

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Posted by Martha Chlipala on 12/05/2014 at 8:06 AM

Re: “She wanted manly and badass

Ddenny, no, you missed the point. The writer obviously used terms that would suggest the purchase of a scooter was ‘gay’. We don’t need this kind of intolerance by a self proclaimed writer. If she saved her money for a chain saw, is that considered ‘butch’?

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Posted by floridian on 12/04/2014 at 2:37 PM

Re: “She wanted manly and badass

You have obviously missed the point of the advice. It is NOT about "general transportation", it is about expectations, disappointment, dreams, relationship issues, such as making shared decisions on major purchases. As for the awards, "Her LA Times Magazine piece, Return of the Pink Rambler, won second place for "Best Magazine Feature Of 1999," and her New York Daily News series won first place in the "dailies above 100,000 circ" category -- also in the Southern California Journalism Awards."

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Posted by Ddenney on 12/04/2014 at 2:09 PM

Re: “She wanted manly and badass

One of the worst articles ever written. Scooters are used throughout the world for general transportation. A guys manhood shouldn’t be questioned in this case. Maybe if she had her hubby dress up in a bad boy biker costume that may have obtained the desired results she wanted. BTW: the writer is NOT a famous award winner. Look it up.

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Posted by floridian on 12/04/2014 at 1:20 PM

Re: “A cure for kiss-killing bad breath

For the majority of people (85-90%) of those who have bad breath, the single most frequent cause of bad breath problems are the bacteria that live in their mouth. Majority of the bacteria that live on our body and in our body are beneficial to us. Therefore, by using an antibacterial mouthwash we kill good as well as bad ones. I use BLIS K12 probiotics to restore the balance of bacteria in my mouth. When you use mouthwash, you kill all bacteria, good and bad. Then you find that both come back at similar rates and so does the bad breath. BLIS probiotics crowds out the bacteria that causes bad breath so they don't back in a hurry. I found this at

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Posted by Tim Smith on 07/12/2014 at 9:22 PM

Re: “Save up for a better boyfriend

Mr. Smith, how about the "sweet man" who pretends to care about women, but actually only wants to advertise his predatory loan service for free.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 07/09/2014 at 12:53 PM

Re: “Save up for a better boyfriend

I don’t think that you have to use men but women must be cleverer. I know so many women who helped their boyfriends or who took cash advance loan no faxing on this site: for paying debts of their men. It seems to me that men often use women and I wasn’t to advise you not to take any loans if this man is not your husband. Be careful with different sweet men who promise you everything what you want.

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Posted by Brian Smith on 07/09/2014 at 2:33 AM

Re: “Save up for a better boyfriend

Seems that some would figure out the answer by writing then reading their own letters. We would be less entertained if they did though. Thanks for the smiles Amy.

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Posted by Robert Wyman on 06/22/2014 at 1:20 PM

Re: “Save up for a better boyfriend

Amy, I weep in the face of your advice. So pithy, so artfully direct and so blindingly beautiful. Please freeze your eggs so that future generations can partake of your wisdom.

To quote the Bard, "For where is any author in the world, Teaches such beauty as a woman's eye? Learning is but an adjunct to ourselves.

Posted by rocinante3d on 06/19/2014 at 5:46 AM

Re: “Save up for a better boyfriend

"We all dream of finding that special someone to pay the cable bill."


Oh Amy I want to have your children! Can I be a part of your harem? I need a woman like you in my life.

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Posted by Ted Hales on 06/18/2014 at 7:58 PM

Re: “Mr. Resentypants needs to chill

Why not unfollow her rather than defriending?

Posted by Judith Posch on 06/13/2014 at 3:15 PM

Re: “Dating advice for the shy guy

thanks to provide well dating advice for shy girl

Posted by Shohag Rahman on 04/12/2014 at 11:18 AM

Re: “Is he spoiled, or is she 'emotioning'?

Thank you Elle for taking the time to do some reading.

Are you, by any chance, a collector of 18th Century nasal rebreathers? That would certainly be an interesting happenstance. I hope you took a bit of time to click the Google+ button below any of the articles you found interesting. I find that encouraging.

And referring to any resemblance... yes I do.

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Posted by Forest Martin on 03/07/2014 at 12:50 AM

Re: “Is he spoiled, or is she 'emotioning'?

Forest Martin, you look just like a young Charlie Chaplin! I enjoyed your hot springs articles.

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Posted by Elle Ameno on 03/06/2014 at 7:45 AM

Re: “Is he spoiled, or is she 'emotioning'?

Hi Amy. Google Search snippets are a funny thing. While I was casually going through my search results I see this:

"When I was in my late teens, I was hot to be completely independent from my parents. Now that I'm in my late 40s, I wish my parents would get high on LSD and ..."

Now, of course you know I just had to click to find out what you wanted them to do once the acid took full effect. Paying your electric bill was not on my radar. Though this compared to them say, finger painting the SUV seems a bit more pragmatic.

Now - I'm off to look for my dimmer switch.

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Posted by Forest Martin on 03/05/2014 at 3:03 AM

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