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Friday, August 06, 2010

i had to (it's GREAT)


rachel and dave


via dangerous minds

i agree!

Maggie Koerth-Baker 
at boing boing

it's antony and the johnsons friday here at ravings

and the awl tells us they have a new cd out in october

safety first


just a thought ...................... i want a president. ..............

“I want a president” by Zoe Leonard

via (this may be a few years old. the wording is not what i would choose, but man, it sure does speak volumes)

oh no he di-'ent

oh YES he did. media matters shows us glenn feckless comparing obama to lucifer (yup)

the nutmeg grater: the killer's call to the state police...........

the nutmeg grater: the killer's call to the state police...........

Thursday, August 05, 2010

the 14 amendment

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
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they don't make 'em like THIS any more


had to

99 cute trademarked characters from Japan

if i had kids.............

rest assured they'd ALL have their OWN copy of this book

via twisted vintage

what i'm wearing to work today


Kay Francis in Madame Satan, 1930

i do watch mad men but

the spinster aunt REALLY nailed this!

Spinster aunt casts jaundiced eye at popular television show

Published by   

Hollywood has long been recognized by the Global Cabal of Spinster Aunts as Ground Zero for American misogyny. Like everything that gurgles forth from that foul city, this Mad Men sensation that’s sweeping the nation has many sicko antifeminist repercussions.
Never heard of Mad Men? It’s a “critically acclaimed” — which means that edgy dudes like it — American TV show set in the early pre-feminist 60’s, about handsome dudes in an ad agency and the hot women they screw. Its chief appeal is the sex they have in painstakingly authentic sets and period costumes.
Aside from the obvious thrill of enjoying without compunction a throwback fantasy Man’s World untainted by the unseemly Women’s Lib movement, Mad Men is problematic for another reason. Unsurprisingly, actual women are now being encouraged to emulate the “lovely ladies” of the show, on the subject of whose “kicking silhouettes” much ink has been spilled. From sheknows.com:
“January Jones told the British magazine Tatler, ‘[Series creator Matthew Weiner] would prefer we didn’t work out and that we eat really well, so we look like healthy women.’
Mad Men producers allegedly felt January Jones was too thin last year and it helped her embrace the healthy side of being fit. ‘It’s okay to have curves and be a woman,’ Jones advocated. ‘I wish more women would realize that’s what men like.’
Because what men like should always be at the heart of a woman’s personal health regimen. Particularly when those men are Hollywood producers.
And this:
“Kudos to Matthew Weiner for using the rocking bodies of January Jones, Christina Hendricks and Elisabeth Moss as an example for looking good the right way.”
Whoa there, Trigger. Did the author just say “kudos to some dude for using the bodies of some women”? Hey, author! The 60’s just called and they want their moron misogynist copywriter back!..............
pic is obviously a publicity still from the show. i don't know the credit though

the law of nature


i love you evil slutopia!

why? because they tell me just how easily i  can be (and feel too) 'sexier' simply by reading COSMO AND taking ALL of the shite sage advice offered therein! after all we're NOTHING without being and feeling 'sexy' and of course if we don't have a MAN


Cosmo's 50 Quick Tricks to Feel Sexier Instantly

There's an article in the August issue of Cosmo called "Feel Sexier Instantly: 50 Quick Tricks".

No matter how amazing your life is, there are probably days when regardless of your best efforts to get into the groove, it seems as though someone's hijacked your mojo. And it's a damn crime for that to happen at the height of summer - the season when you should feel your absolute sexiest. Well, no longer. There are actually lots of little tweaks you can make that instantly amp up your hotness. We've rounded up 50 quick, easy, sexy energizers.
Well, we hate a mojo hijacking as much as the next person, so we were very excited to read and comment on these tips. (We left out some of the boring ones.) We guarantee that you'll feel sexier just from reading the rest of this post, so let's get to it.
#1 We know it's sensible to wear flip-flops to and from work in the summer. But do your commute in real shoes a couple of times a week. A chick sauntering in 3-inchers is almost impossible to ignore, and collecting admiring looks is such an ego blast.
This tip assumes that everyone works in New York City or another place where your commute to work involves a lot of walking. It also assumes a blissfully street harassment-free world. (Not to mention that high heels increase your chances of getting hurt during your commute.)............


the nutmeg grater: i wanted to post this

the nutmeg grater: i wanted to post this

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

i haven't had a chance to read the anthropology of coffee yet

but i PROMISE you i will. i live for the stuff. yes, i'm seriously addicted.

here's boing boing's posting (which links to it)
The anthropology of coffee
Maggie Koerth-Baker

bean pic: Image courtesy Flickr user jphilipg, via CC

other pic: via

oh shite and horseshite

we don't need this. what we DO need is COMPREHENSIVE SEX EDUCATION.

do you really think teen grrrls are going to NOT have sex because a video game tells them not to? grow some brains

Taxpayers fund video game that teaches girls how not to score
By Stephen C. Webster

Ever wish there were a video game where the point is to score as little as possible? If so, well, the Obama administration just may have several hundred thousand dollars for you.
The University of Central Florida (UCF) is one such beneficiary, with a weird idea for a game and a fresh wad of taxpayer cash to drive its creation.
Yes, thanks to the National Institutes of Health, which awarded UCF $434,800 to continue this project, a small number of teen girls will soon get to wear spandex suits and ping-pong balls all over their bodies while pretending they're telling boys to leave them alone.
The project's stated goal is to reduce pregnancy rates and sexually transmitted disease among the Latina community ... Through video games, apparently.............

the nutmeg grater: as you all know we had a tragedy occur in connecticut yesterday morning

the nutmeg grater: as you all know we had a tragedy occur in connecticut yesterday morning

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

from chateau thombeau

metal couture

little children and pregnant women should not watch

 (oh and of course NSFW)


there's just something about her...........................

 from a polar bears tale


Odilon Redon (1840-1916)




Portrait of Madame Gustave Fayet, 1907

A L P H A V I L L E: Tah-Dah!

A L P H A V I L L E: Tah-Dah!

ok, i'm addicted to words with friends

and the least amount of games i have going at one time is four. (once my boss challenged me to FOUR GAMES AT ONCE. unheard of. he won one by the way). normally i challenge a random opponent. if not random i make sure my friends WANT to  play words with me FIRST. i HATE imposing on others. (really. i know it's hard to believe but it's true)

i don't like farmville or other games you HAVE to bother your friends with. please don't do that. i don't care how many cows you have or want. on the other hand, if you want to spell, LOOK ME UP!

FarmVille, other online social games mean big business, and bonding

The most-used function on Angela Shields's iPhone is not the phone. Or e-mail. Or the Web browser. It's a game called Words With Friends, and she taps it open more than 10 times a day, anxious about her next move.
Shields, a clinical social worker in the District, doesn't consider herself a gamer, a term that conjures images of 26-year-old men slaying aliens in their parents' basements. She is 31 and funny and has many real-world friends, yet she often catches up with them in the Scrabble-like game's chat room while pecking out 36-point words.
"Some friends and I communicate through the app more than we do through e-mail," Shields said. "It's a lot more fun than e-mail. I mean, you can kick their butt while we catch up about our lives.".............

Angela Shields plays "Words With Friends" on her smartphone, a part of her daily routine. "It's a lot more fun than e-mail," she says. (Jahi Chikwendiu/the Washington Post)

america, you're breaking my heart

well NOT america. some americans. what is 'reasonable suspicion' anyway? do YOU want someone saying to YOU, 've vant to see your papers'? i sure as shite don't.

the police are NOT immigration officials. the police are here to protect and serve. i don't carry my 'papers' with me. do you? do YOU want to be asked by a stranger if you're a citizen of the united states? then, do you want that stranger to demand proof?

i've said it before and i'll say it again, cuccinelli (where were YOUR relatives from i wonder?????) you're a gatsu piedi!

Virginia legal opinion supports checks of immigration status

Washington Post Staff Writer 

RICHMOND -- Virginia joined the national debate over immigration Monday when Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II issued a legal opinion that authorizes law enforcement to check the immigration status of anyone stopped by police officers for any reason.
Previously, law enforcement officers in Virginia were required to investigate the legal status only of those who were arrested and jailed.
Cuccinelli's opinion is less stringent than the portion of an Arizona law that was stopped by a federal court last week. Under that law, Arizona authorities were required to question people who they have a "reasonable suspicion" are illegal immigrants.
"Our opinion basically said that Virginia law enforcement has the authority to make such inquiries so long as they don't extend the duration of a stop by any significant degree,'' Cuccinelli (R) said at a news conference Monday. "That's consistent with Supreme Court authority."............

Monday, August 02, 2010

and the crowd goes WILD

jesus LOVES pastors who 'preach' in 'churches' so big you can build a motocross jump on the alter the stage

from the GREAT christian nightmares

rock n' roll map for dummies

from dangerous minds

the teabaggers LOVE 'the'* negroes. here's proof

the REAL good stuff (where he shows you how really NOT racist he is) comes at about 2:30 into it

*the negroes is just like the gays by the way

via bob cesca's awesome blog

true love


i'm not posting the newsweek cover

it's far too upsetting (as if the words aren't. i know)

CIA Document Calls For Using Afghan Women As Messengers To Humanize The War

The August 9th issue of Time Magazine, with a cover picture of a an Afghan woman, horribly disfigured last year because of the Taliban, is meant to pull at American heartstrings as it asks what will happen to Afghan women if the U.S. withdraws from the country. It has caused considerable comment in numerous publications and blogs (see below for links), including on the Feminist Peace Network blog.
Several serious issues have been raised, first that this appears to be a reduction of facts to support the war effort and secondly that it is yet another callous use of women’s lives to justify war. Reading the article in full (and I’ve seen a copy of the print edition), as well as the excerpt online, one is left wondering if the article is simply a piece of military propaganda. Time editor Rick Stengel, in his introduction to the article seeks to frame it as a contribution to the existing debate about the war:...............



shout out to pete seeger (because he keeps shouting out FOR us)

do you know what your kids are really eating?

you expect chemicals to be in WHATEVER was made in china. it's a fact. you get what you pay for. almost everything made is china is full of poison. (i don't care what you say, it is)

who would suspect OUR cereals, cereals you think are approved by the fda, are full of MORE than just red dye #3

U.S. regulators lack data on health risks of most chemicals

Washington Post Staff Writer  

This summer, when Kellogg recalled 28 million boxes of Froot Loops, Apple Jacks, Corn Pops and Honey Smacks, the company blamed elevated levels of a chemical in the packaging.
Dozens of consumers reported a strange taste and odor, and some complained of nausea and diarrhea. But Kellogg said a team of experts it hired determined that there was "no harmful material" in the products.
Federal regulators, who are charged with ensuring the safety of food and consumer products, are in the dark about the suspected chemical, 2-methylnaphthalene. The Food and Drug Administration has no scientific data on its impact on human health. The Environmental Protection Agency also lacks basic health and safety data for 2-methylnaphthalene -- even though the EPA has been seeking that information from the chemical industry for 16 years..........

pic: Kellogg recalled nearly 28 million boxes of cereal in June after reports of a strange taste and odor. (Gene J. Puskar/associated Press)

number one

sarevil you are a fuckwad (believe it or not, i had a MUCH WORSE word here and changed it to this one)

number two, do you KNOW what cojones means?

number three, do  you KNOW what LANGUAGE that is you're speaking when you use that word?

Sarah Palin and cojones

Sunday, August 01, 2010

not a big fan of her writing BUT

i AM a big fan of her courage and her stance on this

i heard this on npr the other day and promptly forgot about it. ran across this just now and wanted to post it

Anne Rice Quits Christianity: Refuses to be Anti-Gay, Anti-Feminist

by SheWired Editors

Anne Rice is no longer a Christian.

The best-selling author of Interview With a Vampire and mother to novelist Christopher Rice posted on her Facebook page that she’s left the religion because she refuses to be “antigay,” “antifeminist,” and “anti-Democrat.”

Rice wrote, “It’s simply impossible for me to 'belong' to this quarrelsome, hostile, disputatious, and deservedly infamous group. For ten years, I’ve tried. I’ve failed. I’m an outside. My conscience will allow nothing else.”

“In the name of Christ, I quit Christianity and being Christian.”..............

remember this at election time

if this is the way they treat our country's heroes, how do  you think they're going to treat YOU?

remember this, heroes don't choose who to save based on political parties

remember this at election time

New York Dem on rampage after GOP blocks help for 9/11 heroes

By Stephen C. Webster

After days of political trickery by both Republicans and Democrats, Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-NY) got mad as hell and just couldn't take it anymore.
And so began the shouting.
On Thursday night, the House voted down the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010, which would have provided over $7 billion in health benefits to 9/11 first responders, among other actions.
Democrats overwhelmingly supported the act, but Republicans did not. In a vote on the 29th, it failed to attain a two-thirds majority by a mere 35 votes, clocking in with 255 in favor and 159 opposed. Just 12 Republicans voted for the act.
In the days prior, House GOP leadership tried to attach an amendment that would block illegal immigrants from receiving any of the aid, hoping to create a Catch-22 for Democrats who'd be forced to anger their Hispanic constituencies by voting in favor............