Jul 31, 2009
I fucking hate Internet Explorer 8. Hate it. It will not let me copy photo URLs and therefore it is not pleasant trying to get a picture on this damn post. Fuck 'em! Here's the stupid link. Don't be lazy, just look at it. It's one of the best yet. Awkward Family Photos
I am a pacifist at heart, even though I have a love of boxing, road rage, and other violent things. I harbor disgust, horror and general diappointment at the ridiculous number of wars and other moments of machismo currently plaguing the world. That said, someone needs to kick these chicks' over-exposed asses. Thank you.
The latest war?
What does this mean for the world?
What can you do about it?
Oh god. Not sure if I posted these yet, but they are certainly worth a read. Attention Mr. Axl Rose: We did not feel welcome in the jungle. A letter to Elton John from the office of the NASA Administrator Marvin Gaye explains what he heard through the grapevine And more!
Jul 30, 2009
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Jul 23, 2009
But I sure do love it.
http://wendiaarons.com/2007/03/as-seen-on-mcsweeneysnet.html Also, Kenny Loggins. http://wendiaarons.com/2007/03/kenny-loggins-must-die.html
Hi folks, It is nearly my last day of work so I will be clearing out all the bizarro bookmarks I have collected over my time here. This may be a day filled with lists of sites, or it may just mean I spend time posting things. You know as much as I do. In the meantime, enjoy this: http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/news/2009/06/sex_scandal_flow_chart.php
Jul 22, 2009
Jul 21, 2009
Music reviews from old people. Let's look at Flo Rida and Gemini Wolf. http://woodshopfilms.com/index.php/breakfast-at-sulimays
Sarah Palin, you are a lovely, lovely lady. Your huntin' and fishin' skills rival no other political character's. Your folksy speech makes me want to hug you and place you in a rocking chair and rock you into outer space. Your love of nature begs me to drop you on an iceberg and see how you adapt. Thanks for everything! P.S. Sarah, Russia is calling, and it is asking you to get curtains so it does not have to see you and your frisky husband making more stupid named babies. P.P.S. Also, hire a better speech writer. Thanks! http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/features/2009/07/palin-speech-edit-200907?currentPage=1 That link is mostly just a visual masterpiece. As is this:
Jul 20, 2009
Jul 19, 2009
Jul 18, 2009
I mean, I knew the cigarette tax in NY was high, but this is outrageous. Lesley, perhaps you should move to New Hampshire. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090715/ap_on_fe_st/us_odd_quadrillion_dollar_debit P.S. Oh, and Lesley, where the fuck were the fireworks this year?!
Jul 12, 2009
One time a few of us decided to apply to be judges for the National Pie Contest. http://www.piecouncil.org/downloads/2009judgingapplication.pdf We were going to make up our own pie club so we would be qualified to apply. We did not start a pie club. We did not fill out the form. We did not get to judge. Sad story. The end.
Jul 10, 2009
Jul 9, 2009
It seems that I've read a lot about Detroit's problems lately. Fewer than 25% of Detroit's high school freshman will receive a diploma. The asthma rates rival those of the Bronx. And as the auto factories close up shop the unemployment rates are sky-rocketing and the abandoned, charred, and foreclosed homes are exacerbating what the NYT called "the death of a city."* That article last weekend was interesting and touching and really drove home (no pun intended) the culture of the auto plants and the how the African American residents of Detroit came to rely so heavily on the success of these plants. I sound like I'm back at Smith... Anyway, yesterday the NYT online published a brief blurb about this artist who has documented the abandoned houses within Detroit. The photos on his website are beautiful and simple and heartbreaking. There are no people involved, and often only the basic structure of the house remains. Definitely worth looking at. *Also, it spawned Eminem.
Jul 7, 2009
So is Kathy Griffin's mom. So Kathy get's everyone together at Sizzler for a grand ol' time. Here's the intro on Jezebel: http://jezebel.com/5309145/betty-white-eats-cheesecake-with-kathy-griffin-mom And here's the clip. Amazing.
Jul 6, 2009
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Jul 2, 2009
This is horrible. An article in The Guardian discussing the different reactions the law, and those charged with the honor of carrying it out, have for people who murder their abusive spouses-- the difference between the treatment of men (the judge expresses sympathy for the man and admits that the victim "would have tried the patience of a saint") versus the treatment of women (asking her why she didn't just "walk out or go upstairs"). Disgusting. Interesting reading. http://jezebel.com/5302917/guardian-writer-no-justice-for-women-who-retaliate-against-their-abusers http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2009/jun/26/women-kill-violent-partners-law