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Tell Us About the Most Mortifying Thing Your Parents Have Ever Done 

When you’re a kid and teenager, it often feels like your parents—those annoying, uncool jerks who put their blood, sweat, and tears into raising you and giving you a happy life—have but one singular goal: to embarrass you as much as possible. In this week’s Pissing Contest, we’re talking about the times when our folks… » 8/21/15 6:00pm 8/21/15 6:00pm

Why Humiliation Is the Most Intense Human Emotion

Like anyone, I suppose, I take great pains to avoid humiliation. But as a fat person, humiliation is built into my everyday existence—just living in my body is coded as humiliating by the culture at large—so when I was younger, I always went out of my way to be more in control of my image than I needed to be. More… » 5/07/14 5:00pm 5/07/14 5:00pm