WE HEART YOU: our favorite comments on the Empire this week #Noteworthy comments#favorite comments February 14 2014 | Ariel arielmstallings This photo was our valentine to Offbeat Bride's Instagram followers. You guys! It's Valentine's Day, and for those of us who like culture jamming, this means very little about romance or boyfriends/girlfriends/zefriends and means very MUCH about arts & crafts, red & pink, and showering everyone we know with our affection. So, in honor of this day of editor-on-reader LUV, please excuse us while we collectively ovulate all over y'all with our favorite sexy-pants comments from our favorite sexy-pants readers… Offbeat Bride We shared a hilarious video this morning featuring a sketch comedy troupe made up of three men and a woman. OF COURSE Offbeat Bride readers immediately leap to polyamorous inclinations, with Elizabeth saying: I hope LIKE BURNING that the young woman in the video is dating all of those guys, and they are all dating each other, and that they figure out a way to have a beautiful intimate barn wedding with a underwater grotto kingdom and a color scheme that flatters everyone involved. POLYAMOROUS QUAD UNDERWATER BARN WEDDING! We have tag archives for all these things. Offbeat Home & Life Ok, is it just me or is the current state of Offbeat Home & Life commenting the best of any Empire site, at any time? Seriously, comments are active, intelligent, hilarious, and spot-on… almost daily! That said, of course our editors love it the most when things get filthy, as they inevitably did on today's post about heart-themed home decor: Does anyone else think the bamboo spoon looks like cardiac and more, um, phallic? I just see balls and a shaft is all I'm saying. Am I alone in this boat? hello? hello? Of course rorsun1 is not alone in that boat. Click here to get on-board, because the entire thread is amazing. Of course, all I could think about that wooden spoon is… "Does this count as a pervertable?" Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Ariel Author of the Offbeat Bride book, Ariel acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives in Seattle with her son, and if she's not reading or writing books, chances are good that she's dancing or happy-crying. You can get to know her better on her Insta stories. PREVIOUS Things I wish I had known when starting out: finances & taxes NEXT Why our email newsletters are switching to excerpts Show/Hide comments [ 13 ] Ariel, I love the outfit you are wearing in the pic. Is it a jumpsuit or a dress? Looks cute and comfy (best of both worlds, right?). It is a romper that actually belongs to my husband. We have an entire set of care bear rompers for the entire family: 32 agree Oh My Sweet Carebears! This is certifiably better than the Care Bears and the Land Without Feelings, which sadly upon re-watching did not live up to the plot-inflated memories I had of watching it as a child. I feel so warm and fluffy from this picture I just wanna give a big 'ol CARE BEAR STARE! <3 1 agrees Sadly, my son has now outgrown his Care Bear romper, so this last halloween we had to go as a family of dinosaurs: 10 agree I want your life. That is all. 5 agree How is it that your husband STILL manages to be so hot in that *ridiculous* ensemble? Seriously! 😛 Yup, pervertable was totally my first thought. 2 agree *\o/* I gotta say, though, your hope that "the polyamorous barn merpeople community can find it in their hearts (gills?) to forgive us for contributing to their further marginalization" really took the cake. Fish? 4 agree As I scrolled down this post, husband asked if that was a ball-sack rest. This is how I know you people are my people (and that he is my person!) 13 agree Aaahhhahahahaaa! As a spoon it's useless (can you imagine trying to get the last of the brownie batter out of a bowl with that thing?) But as a ball sack rest? Perfection. 8 agree I just use my fingers for both of those things. 17 agree Just as long as you wash your hands between one and the other… 2 agree or, you know, not. As long as everyone involved is consenting… 🙂 1 agrees Comments are closed.