Well, prairie voles are not actually sexually monogamous, just socially monogamous. They stay with their partner to raise the little voles, but they still roam around and get plenty of action on the side. If I recall correctly, only about 25% of the young the males help to raise are actually their biological offspring. » 4/08/14 12:52pm 4/08/14 12:52pm

"I immediately understand the kind of person I'm dealing with." You understand what, exactly? That they didn't read the book? If the movie buried that point, how can you expect them to grasp it? How exactly are you categorizing "what kind of person" they are by the fact that they don't know the answer to this question? » 3/27/14 10:48am 3/27/14 10:48am

I was just thinking about this as I was re-reading Starship Troopers recently and thinking about how Heinlein clearly drew a lot from his own experiences in the military. Sometimes I feel like I'll never be able to create such a rich setting, because I've never experienced anything particularly remarkable that peopleā€¦ » 3/25/14 2:58pm 3/25/14 2:58pm

It's not really a problem with the algorithm that caused that comment to rise to the top. It happened because people are responding to the troll, so that comment has generated by far the greatest amount of discussion. Though of course, I'm not denying that nuKinja sucks in other ways. » 3/24/14 5:15pm 3/24/14 5:15pm