Sunday, September 30, 2007

This Is Like Blasphemy to Me

but I'll post it because either I'm being incredibly oversensitive and "not getting the joke", or my esteemed partner in LME is mad at me for not saying thank you when she sent me this during a nap.

And so for E and for your consumption here is Westlife and their version of "Total Eclipse of the Heart"

where's my blanket? ::shudders:: I feel so cold.
Let us never speak of this again.

(oh and just a warning, tomorrow is going to be pretty bumpy. get excited.)

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A (Late) Sunday Post

well that was actually a fun, if not quite relaxing quick little trip to San Francisco. Aside from a minor emotional breakdown everything went pretty well, and even that suckness was alleviated by a 30 Rock marathon Bravo. I love that show so much I wanna take it behind a middle school and get it pregnant.

I had originally planned on having a more extensive and philosophical post for sunday but...I got home and needed to crash for a bit so I hope this'll do. I've actually had this picture for literally months, but I never could find a spot to fit it in. It's been on my desktop since back when I was still figuring out how to screen capture and this was perfect because baseball is one of those sports where writers and enthusiasts speak of it in poetic and almost mythical terms (90 feet between bases, 9 innings, 9 players, 162 games 1+6+2=9: cosmic) and how the game and athleticism can summon up thoughts of ballet so I thought this was beautiful in that way. Plus I enjoy media miscues. So in honor of the regular baseball season being over

Speaking of tragedies of Shakespearean proportions...the Mets' owners really should just trade all their players,fire their whole coaching staff, dismantle the front office, turn Shea stadium into a homeless shelter, sell the team, donate the money to charity and turn to a life of monastic poverty someplace because that was some collapse. I actually was kind of rooting for the Mets (or more specifically David Wright, the gorgeousness that he is) to do well this season but I had to root for history and the Phillies to come back. Now I want them to win the whole thing- I enjoy a nice "team of destiny" story.

I had planned to do this sometime ago and since tomorrow it will no longer be September and this relevant (kinda like the Mets: zing) here's a little treat in celebratiion of the durseable passing of time- Songs of September:

Frank Sinatra- The September of My Years (mp3)
Ryan Adams & The Cardinals-September (mp3)
Dinah Washington- September in the Rain (mp3)
Natalie Imbruglia- Come September (mp3)
James Taylor-September Grass (mp3)
Mirah- Oh September! (mp3)
Fiona Apple- Pale September (mp3)
Green Day-Wake Me Up When September Ends (mp3)
Frank Sinatra-September Song (mp3)

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Friday, September 28, 2007

Your Stuck in my Head Song of the Day

It's Friday night and I'm undecided about going out, particularly because I have to go up north this weekend and handle some business, but even that indecision won't stop me from enjoying myself. And this song by this band is an amazing fun and energetic song, perfect for dancing around; but what else would you expect from Los Campesinos! a band with an exclamation point in it's name? It's definitely not music for moping. The song You! Me! Dancing is so fun it should be illegal. I dig it as well because I'm pretty sure I can't dance a single step either, though that rarely stops me nowadays.

You! Me! Dancing!
The beats, yeah, they were coming out the speakers
and were winding up straight in your sneakers.
And I'm dancing like every song who spends his bizzle
like all my dance heroes would if they existed.

And yeah it's sad that you think that we're all just scenesters
(and even if we were it's not the scene you're thinking of)
to taking props from nineties boy band fashions
all crop tops and testosterone passion.

If there's one thing I could never confess,
it's that I can't dance a single step.

It's you!
It's me!
And there's dancing!

Not sure if you mind if I dance with you,
but I don't think right now that you care about anything at all.
And oh, if only there were clothes on the floor,
I'd feel for certain I was bedroom dancing.

And it's all flailing limbs at the front line.
Every single one of us is twisted by design
and dispatches from the back of my mind
say as long as we're here everything is alright.

If there's one thing that I could never confess,
it's that I can't dance a single step.

It's you!
It's me!
And there's dancing!

Your Stuck in My Head Song of the Day- You! Me! Dancing! by Los Campesinos! and no, I have no clue what's going on in this video either but who really cares? the song is so catchy

Los Campesinos!- You!Me!Dancing! (mp3)

Ahh that song makes me really happy- perfect for a Friday night
Anywhoo I'm off-have an amazing weekend everyone :)

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It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere- Rainbow Bright Edition

An hour and a half ago I forgot that I do these things and so I had no idea what should be my inspiration for a drink of the week. But then I checked my e-mail and apparently I'm still on some Duke listservs one of them sent out to remind everyone that this weekend is N.C. Pride weekend , which is kind of a big deal for many reasons not least of which it culminates with a parade and gathering on East Campus. So I took that as my motivation and stealing a LGBT symbol I decided to focus and find "rainbow" themed drinks. Enjoy (and you don't have to be gay to enjoy them either- alcohol is alcohol y'know)

Rainbow Cocktail

1/2 part Vodka
1/2 part Aftershock® (blue)
1/2 part Aftershock® (red)
1/2 part Banana liqueur
1/2 part Blue curaçao
1/2 part Crème de menthe (green)
top up Soda water
1/2 Lemonade
Lemon slice
2 tablespoons Sour mix
Ice (crushed)
Blue cocktail cherry
Lime slice

packed crushed ice, add all ingredients, add lemonade, add soda, add sours

Over the Rainbow
2 oz rum (spiced)
1 oz orange curacao liqueur
2 scoops rainbow sherbert
4 slices peeled peaches
2 strawberries

Combine all ingredients with one cup of crushed ice in a blender. Blend until smooth, and pour into a parfait glass. Garnish with a strawberry and a slice of peach, and serve.

Rainbow Brew
1 oz Malibu® coconut rum
1 oz triple sec
1 oz pineapple juice
1 oz orange juice
1 1/2 oz vodka
4 oz cranberry juice
2 splashes peach schnapps

Pour slowly into a hurricane glass, in order.

Rainbow Brite
1 oz gin
2 oz tonic water
1 scoop sherbet

Mix the gin and tonic, then add the sherbert. It should foam up in a rainbow like a root beer float.

Rainbow Orgy
1/2 oz Midori® melon liqueur
1/2 oz strawberry liqueur
1/2 oz banana liqueur
4 1/2 oz orange juice

Pour the Midori melon liqueur, strawberry liqueur and banana liqueur into a cocktail shaker one-third filled with ice cubes. Shake well, and pour entire contents into a highball glass. Top with orange juice, and serve.

Rainbow Road
1/2 oz vodka
1/2 oz lemon liqueur
5 oz lemon-lime mix
1 splash Blue Curacao liqueur
1 splash melon liqueur
1 splash grenadine syrup

Shake the first three ingredients and pour into a lowball glass filled with cracked ice. On the left side add the splash of grenadine, in middle the splash of blue curacao and on the right side add the melon liqueur. Garnish with a cherry and a slice of lime.

Rainbow Punch
3 Shots Orange Juice
3 Shots Pineapple Juice
1 Large Dash De Kuyper Grenadine
1 Large Dash Soda
0.5 Shot Lime Juice
0.5 Shot Sugar Syrup

Shake all the ingredients except the soda water together and strain into a sling glass half filled with ice cubes. Top up with soda water.

Rainbow Yellow
1 oz. Chopin Vodka
1/2 oz. Navan Vanilla Liqueur (from Grand Marnier)
1 oz. pineapple juice
1/4 oz. fresh squeezed lime juice
1/4 oz. simple syrup
Shake over ice and strain into a chilled glas

and as a bonus:
Here’s a tribute to the Original Eight Colored Rainbow Flag

This is the meaning of the colors as they were included in the flag:
hot pink - sexuality
red - life
orange - healing
yellow - sunlight
green - nature
turquoise - magic
blue - serenity
violet – spirit

Live Out Loud, y’all

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Liquid Fantasies: Things that are too cool/trendy for me

but I still want to try; once it hits your lips and all...

  • I feel I would enjoy trying the new Stiletto Vodka, which is the first entirely female owned "spirit" company. And it's for charity "Stiletto Vodka will also donate 25 cents from each bottle sold to support breast cancer and an additional 25 cents to support the Emeril Lagasse Foundation, which helps fund education for lower income children." drinking for a good cause and fabulousness- I could get behind it. It's in available in a classic vodka flavour as well as chocolate, vanilla and mint.
  • The New York Times has published an article about the wonders of $10 or less wine, which is long overdue and greatly appreciated. I usually only spend between 10 and 15 dollars for a bottle and it's worked out well for me
  • though I may be behind the curve. They say Boxed Wine is the new bottled wine (although I still prefer my wine to come from a cube)
  • but Canned Wine is apparently the new Boxed Wine, which is the new Bottled Wine. Oh it's all so terribly confusing though because Wine Sorbet seems to be the newest of them all, made by Wine Cellar Sorbet. I think I want to the pinot noir or their sangria rojo. If only there was a story west of Appalachia...
  • Which doesn't really matter now that I have lost any tolerance for alcohol and I think I may be allergic. That might be a good thing though because a new study is reporting that all types of alcohol(beer-spirits and wine) boost the risk for breast cancer which seems horribly unfair. Especially if it could be imagined that one already had a high risk (genetically) they couldn't even drink away that pain.
  • But you don't have to drink to have fun at a bar. I am so so happy to find this listing of the best Pub Quizzes in the area. Last year I think my friends and I must have gone to like 3 pub quizzes a week because we were seniors and didn't care about work, we enjoyed drinking plus competition, and I have random freaky info stuck in my brain which worked out quite well. Now if only I could get the band back together; we could rule this town.

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You Know What I Would Love?

If Congressional Democrats wouldn't remove the transgender protection clause from the Employment Non Discrimination Act just for the sake of political expediency. (or if there was a greater outrage from LGBT groups and the liberal democrats. and I don't think GENDA will fare any better) That would make me happy. I mean I understand about piecemeal and baby steps but (especially since it affects me) whatever happened to equality for all and doing what you really feel is right? I mean even Tim Hardaway loves gay and trans people- can't congress?

and as thanks for listening to that here is the best 9 seconds you spend today


dramatic chipmunk really never gets old- especially if you haven't seen it for awhile
(and here's the original source if you've never seen it)

Ah I can see these next 500 posts will be revolutionary...

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500 Posts.

Ugh. I don't understand how I've done 500 of these. (or 499 before this one, to be specific)
I've included other anniversary post below if you wanna see how this blog has (degenerated) evolved though they're all really kind of awkward and I don't understand how it worked out so that all of them seem to be Confessionals or TMIs
What a long strange trip it's been:
1st Post
100th Post
200th Post
300th Post (this is probably the only worthwhile one of these)
400th Post

But since 500 is a bigger number and thus better and more important I wanted to do something kind of different. I wanted to share with you a song I adore. I was thinking about calling it my favorite song, though I think a favorite song would be one you listen to and sing all the time, and I don't really do that for this song and plus I don't think I have a single favorite (though according to my iTunes playlist my most played is, I think Joy Division's Warsaw-go me.) Rather Pyramid Song is probably the song that is most important to me. It's the song I listen to at those important moments (the last time the morning of my graduation.) whenever I'm down or need reassurance, it is a reminder that everything is not horrible and that I can get through whatever I need to. It calms me down and soothes me and... tells me there is nothing really to be afraid of. That everything will be alright.
It is pretty much sacred to me and I thought this 500th post was a fitting and honorable enough occasion to show it.

i jumped in the river and what did i see?
black-eyed angels swimming with me
a moon full of stars and astral cars
all the figures i used to see
all my lovers were there with me
all my past and futures
and we all went to heaven in a little row boat

there was nothing to fear and nothing to doubt

i jumped in the river
black-eyed angels swimming with me
a moon full of stars and astral cars
all the figures i used to see
all my lovers were there with me
all my past and futures
and we all went to heaven in a little row boat

there was nothing to fear and nothing to doubt
there was nothing to fear and nothing to doubt
there was nothing to fear and nothing to doubt
there was nothing to fear and nothing to doubt

(lyrics from green plastic radiohead, one of my go-to sites and one that has a lot more really cool and illuminating information about this song. bolding is my own )

Radiohead-Pyramid Song [download]
Thom Yorker- Pyramid Song (live)[download]

So that was post 500. (can i stop now?) Onto 501...

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Let's Be Baby Play Date Arrangers

(or Big Baby, Tiny Baby)

This is totally a love story waiting to happen, btw. I mean seriously "meant to be."*

In Siberia a mother gave birth to her 12th child,a baby girl named Nadia who weighed in at 17 pounds 1 ounce.

aww her little rolly arms are so cute
while in Hanover Germany a baby who was born prematurely after just 21 weeks weighing in at only 10 ounces (that is sooo tiny- my normal bottle of water is twice as big) is finally going home after spending 6 months in the hospital fighting worse than 1000 to 1 odds against her survival

When she finally went home Baby Kimberley weighed only 5 pounds,or less than a third of Nadia- that's insane.

I would love and think it would be the cutest thing ever if like in 15 years they meet at a miracle baby reunion or something and [fall in love] became bffs. It would be adorable. I kind of want them to meet and hang out (y'know the hanging out that babies do, crying and sleeping while being posed by parents in precious positions and outfits) now- I can't wait for adorable pictures of the two of them together. It would be like the time when the world's tallest man met the world's smallest man (with video!), but a thousand times less wrinkly and a million times cuter

*it could happen. Just remember what Paula Abdul said...back when she was still lucid.
(and the original title of this post was Let's Play Baby Matchmaker and it was all about them falling in love but that was when I confused the babies and was reading about this one baby boy who was 10 ounces. [and died, which I didn't notice because I didn't scroll down] But of course we all know girls can't fall in love-that would be ewwy)

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Do I Deserve To Be A Citizen?

Good thing I don't actually have to worry about my citizenship by the luck of me being born here but for those millions who weren't so lucky they have to pass tests to see if, I guess if they're worthy of this great land. Do other countries have these kind of tests? I'd just like to know for when I inevitably renounce my U.S. citizenship and become an expat.
This is a new redesign of the test with I think more open ended or multiple answer questions so I suppose people will actually learn the spirit of America instead of just memorizing obscure facts (when was the war of 1812?)
Here are the questions reproduced below so you can see how well you'd do if you were as motivated and proud as the new citizens are.

  1. What is the supreme law of the land?
  2. What does the Constitution do?
  3. The idea of self-government is in the first three words of the Constitution. What are these words?
  4. What is an amendment?
  5. What do we call the first ten amendments to the Constitution?
  6. What is one right or freedom from the First Amendment?
  7. How many amendments does the Constitution have?
  8. What did the Declaration of Independence do? [this one seems pretty obvious, I must say]
  9. What are two right in the Declaration of Independence?
  10. What is freedom of religion?
  11. What is the economic system in the United States? [I feel "unjust" would not be accepted here]
  12. What is the "rule of law"?
  13. Name one branch or part of the government?
  14. What stops one branch of government from becoming too powerful?
  15. Who is in charge of the executive branch?
  16. Who makes federal laws?
  17. What are the two parts of the U.S. Congress?
  18. How many U.S. Senators are there?
  19. We elect a Senator for how many years?
  20. Who is one of your state's U.S. Senators?
  21. The House of Representatives has how many voting members?
  22. We elect a U.S. Representative for how many years? [this really should be doubled]
  23. Name your U.S. Representative.
  24. Who does a U.S. Senator represent?
  25. Why do some states have more Representatives than other states?
  26. We elect a President for how many years?
  27. In what month do we vote for President?
  28. What is the name of the President of the United States now? [Gweeb doesn't count]
  29. What is the name of the Vice President of the United States now? [asshole doesn't count]
  30. If the President can no longer serve, who becomes President?
  31. If both the President and the Vice President can no longer serve, who becomes President?
  32. Who is the Commander in Chief of the military?
  33. Who signs bills to become laws?
  34. Who vetoes bills?
  35. What does the President's Cabinet do?
  36. What are two Cabinet-level positions?
  37. What does the judicial branch do?
  38. What is the highest court in the United States?
  39. How many justices are on the Supreme Court?
  40. Who is the Chief Justice of the United States?
  41. Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the federal government. What is one power of the federal government?
  42. Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the states. What is one power of the states?
  43. Who is Governor of your state?
  44. What is the capital of your state?
  45. What are the two major political parties in the United States?
  46. What is the political party of the President now?
  47. What is the name of the Speaker of the House of Representatives?
  48. There are four amendments to the Constitution about who can vote. Describe one of them.
  49. What is one responsibility that is only for United States citizens?
  50. What are two rights only for United States citizens?
  51. What are two rights of everyone living in the United States?
  52. What are two rights of everyone living in the United States?
  53. What do we show loyalty to when we say the Pledge of Allegiance?
  54. What is one promise you make when you become a United States citizen? [I never signed up for any of these]
  55. How old do citizens have to be to vote for President?
  56. What are two ways that Americans can participate in their democracy?
  57. When is the last day you can send in federal income tax forms?
  58. When must all men register for the Selective Service?
  59. What is one reason colonists came to America?
  60. Who lived in America before the Europeans arrived?
  61. What group of people was taken to America and sold as slaves?
  62. Why did the colonists fight the British?
  63. Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?
  64. When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?
  65. There were 13 original states. Name three.
  66. What happened at the Constitutional Convention?
  67. When was the Constitution written?
  68. The Federalist Papers supported the passage of the U.S. Constitution. Name on of the writers?
  69. What is one thing Benjamin Franklin is famous for? [hint; they don't include the key on the kite string story.]
  70. Who is the "Father of Our Country"?
  71. Who was the First President?
  72. What territory did the United States buy from France in 1803?
  73. Name one war fought by the United States in the 1800s.
  74. Name the U.S. war between the North and the South. [hmmph: they don't accept The War of Northern Aggression]
  75. Name one problem that led to the Civil War.
  76. What was one important thing that Abraham Lincoln did?
  77. What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?
  78. What did Susan B. Anthony do?
  79. Name one war fought by the United States in the 1900s? [what, no Grenada?]
  80. Who was President during World War I?
  81. Who was President during the Great Depression and World War II?
  82. Who did the United States fight in World War II?
  83. Before he was President, Eisenhower was a general. What war was he in? [ok this question is misleading because I'm pretty sure he served in World War I. AAAnd I'd be wrong.]
  84. What movement tried to end racial discrimination?
  85. What did Marin Luther King, Jr. do?
  86. What major event happened on September 11th? [besides Rudy getting a legacy and Gweeb finding a "destiny"]
  87. Name one American Indian tribe in the United States?
  88. Name one of the two longest rivers in the United States?
  89. What ocean is on the West Coast of the United States?
  90. What ocean is on the East Coast of the United States?
  91. Name one U.S. territory.
  92. Name one state that borders Canada.
  93. Name one state that borders Mexico.
  94. What is the capital of the United States?
  95. Where is the Statue of Liberty?
  96. Why does the flag have 13 stripes?
  97. Why does the flag have 50 stars?
  98. What is the name of the national anthem?
  99. When do we celebrate Independence Day?
  100. Name two national U.S. Holidays?

That's all of them, give or take one or two that I may have missed. I did well enough, but of course I had the answers in front of me. And I'm a nerd.

Full U.S. Citizenship Test: Questions and Answers (pdf)

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Cheney on Invading Iraq from September 1992

this man sickens me more and more with each new revelation that he knew his war would not, and could not succeed. Not only that but he new the cost and wondered himself if Saddam were really worth any more American lives, and he concluded he wasn't. Now we sit almost 4,000 american lives later....

And no matter what the caption reads there is nothing, nothing at all honorable about Dick Cheney.

there is a special place reserved for him in hell.

(and wouldn't it be easier at this point if rudy just changed his middle name to 9/11? he's becoming a parody of himself each day)

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Coonie Tunes

This one kind of amused me, especially the Scare crow even though that accent was so a 19th century stereotypical one and of course the boy has that slow drawn out and kind of dimwitted way of speaking with that strange white lined mouth (which I still don't understand what that is supposed to represent) Oh and the Spooks billboard at the end was a very nice touch Anyway here's Jasper and the Haunted House from 1942

It's not the most racist thing I've shown but I don't want to think too hard right now.
(Though I guess it can be argued that unlike other cartoons where the stereotypes of blacks are so exaggerated and lampoonish, the fact this cartoon, in a plot independent of pointing out racial differences- a boy going to a haunted house- still uses and relies on many of those same stereotypes is perhaps even more insidiously racist because it can be seen as harmless and acceptable and the stereotypes normalized by removing them from such an obvious stereotypical situation- if that made any sense at all.)

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Thursday, September 27, 2007

Your Simply Amazing Stuck in My Head Song of the Day

This is another one of those simple yet powerful songs, with a musician and her guitar. It's by Ani DiFranco who wraps around my soul more and more each day. I don't know why this song, You Had Time affects me so much, maybe it's the fear of disappointing my friends with their hopes for me that the verse speaks to so truly and devastatingly
how can i go home
with nothing to say
i know you're going to look at me that way
and say what did you do out there
and what did you decide
you said you needed time
and you had time

I really wanna learn how to play this (and become generic in my uniqueness, but no matter.) This video actually begins halfway through the first verse but you don't miss much so here's Your Stuck in My Head Song of the Day- You Had Time by Ani DiFranco

You Had Time (mp3) buy Out of Range

and I didn't actually have this song in my head tonight but the lyrics fit in with the theme of tonight so perfectly I had to share it
It's In Or Out by Ani DiFranco:
guess there's something wrong with me
guess i don't fit in
no one wants to touch it
no one knows where to begin
i've got more than one membership
to more than one club
and i owe my life
to the people that i love

he looks me up and down
like he knows what time it is
like he's got my number
like he thinks it's his
he says,
call me, miss difranco,
if there's anything i can do
i say,
it's mr. difranco to you

some days the line i walk
turns out to be straight
other days the line tends to
i've got no criteria for sex or race
i just want to hear your voice
i just want to see your face

she looks me up and down
like she thinks that i'll mature
like she's got my number
like it belongs to her
she says,
call me, ms. difranco
if there's anything i can do
i say, i've got spots
i've got
stripes, too

their eyes are all asking
are you in, or are you out
and i think, oh man,
what is this about?
tonight you can't put me
up on any shelf
'cause i came here alone
i'm gonna leave by myself

i just want to show you
the way that i feel
and when i get tired
you can take the wheel
to me what's more important
is the person that i bring
not just getting to the same restaurant
and eating the same thing

guess there's something wrong with me
guess i don't fit in
no one wants to touch it
no one knows where to begin
i've more than one membership
to more than one club
and i owe my life to the people that i love

(see what I mean?)
so I'll post the mp3.
Ani DiFranco- In or Out (live)[mp3] buy Living in Clip

oh friday. I'm in love.

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TMI: Just Like A Woman

"One is not born, but becomes a woman. No biological, psychological, or economic fate determines the figure that the human female presents in society: it is civilization as a whole that produces this creature,
-Simone de Beauvoir

That man over there says that women need to be helped into carriages, and lifted over ditches, and to have the best place everywhere. Nobody ever helps me into carriages, or over mud-puddles, or gives me any best place! And ain't I a woman? Look at me! Look at my arm! I have ploughed and planted, and gathered into barns, and no man could head me! And ain't I a woman? I could work as much and eat as much as a man - when I could get it - and bear the lash as well! And ain't I a woman? I have borne thirteen children, and seen most all sold off to slavery, and when I cried out with my mother's grief, none but Jesus heard me! And ain't I a woman?

Then they talk about this thing in the head; what's this they call it? [member of audience whispers, "intellect"] That's it, honey. What's that got to do with women's rights or negroes' rights? If my cup won't hold but a pint, and yours holds a quart, wouldn't you be mean not to let me have my little half measure full?

Then that little man in black there, he says women can't have as much rights as men, 'cause Christ wasn't a woman! Where did your Christ come from? Where did your Christ come from? From God and a woman! Man had nothing to do with Him.

If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, these women together ought to be able to turn it back , and get it right side up again! And now they is asking to do it, the men better let them.
-Sojourner Truth

This was sort of inspired by this Saturday when I elected to watch an Ugly Betty marathon instead of doing what I would have most likely done a year ago, watching college football. At that point and that decision seemed to me that I had actually crossed some sort of gender divide. My theme for tonight was also reinforced by Ugly Betty tonight and Alexis Meade awakening from her coma and thinking she's still a male, and so the question is what makes a woman? I've been debating this for many years in cul anth and women's studies classes but over the last, oh 9 months it has been a far more personal pursuit. But one with a definitive answer that still eludes me, like when I go to WebMd and I'm tripped up by what biological sex I should select. I mean biological at this point I can't be considered a male, if being a male means like be able to get erections or father children and all that jazz, and I have more estrogen in my body then it probably knows what to do with. So where does that leave me? with breasts and a fattening ass. Is it your acts that define what your gender is, because I dress "like a girl", I try to behave in feminine behaviors at all times, somtimes in ultra feminie acts because I'm scared of being read, but if being a woman is a sum total of traditionally feminine acts then that disallows that large number of women who don't partake in such activites, So am I more of a woman than they are? Or is the vagina still the ultimate decider? In a lot of research and study it seems to be that vulnerability is related to femininity and I know that I'm freaked out a lot of the times especially when I'm walking by myself at night because I've learned that being in heels and being as physically unimposing as I am that there could be bad people in the world. Am I a woman because I spend so much time on my appearance and perfecting my make-up? "real" women have the luxury of kind of dressing down sometimes but no one would ever question their womanhood at such points, but whenever I lounge and am less than totally groomed I feel so gungy and assume that others will think I'm manly or whatever (especially when my voice isn't where I went it, which has been happening too much lately). Or Is being a woman a result of being penetrated sexually? because then there are many - lesbians and nuns who could not be qualified as women, and many males who could. Is being a woman about being insecure? because if so I have that in spades, with more seemingly coming up each day, like worrying about my thighs. is being a woman about not being in control of your emotions? my friends will tell you about the brutalness and bizzareness of my mood swings and my crying over sadness or beauty. I think the whole thing is, and I've been trying to figure this out to write in an essay but woman, the idea of woman was created by men and so I'm basing my behavior appearance and aspirations on what other women do which was sort of dictated by the desires of men. And going out and just living my life in public, is my gender based solely on what people think I am? like in those moments where they just see me and assume one thing but later they do a double take- everything stays the same except their thoughts, and consequently my gender. I guess I'm worried more about this is, I know it wouldn't really help or be healthy and my doctor advised against it but if I take more hormones and have more female hormones in my system I feel that would validate me in a way- I think my dosage is too low. And also I worry because if an amazing job comes along but I have to be a boy I don't know if I could play that part and to be honest I don't think that would be good for my sanity at all. If I'm not a woman than what am I? I can't be accepted by guys really and there will always be that gap with my girl friends, like if I adopt a girl I'll have to have on of my friends explain about monthly visitors. Maybe a huge part of being a woman that precludes me is that history and the past of growing up as a girl with sugar and spice. It's like I forgot which music festival that limited attendants to "born women" because those shared experiences of girlish youths were formative and shared yet unique to that sex ( though the experience and self doubt of a transsexual kid is probably a close kin to any growing up experience.) I'm not sure but I know that I don't think I'd be comfortable at some "women in business" networking conference, just because I feel others wouldn't accept me. Of course in the long run I think it's a question of confidence and experience, like when I'm 30 or whatever I kind of feel that this whole question will be moot, and not just because I'll have undergone SRS, but at that point I'll have lived through a purely "womanly" life for more than just these 3 months and I'll have lived much with people who only know me as a woman, which is probably a huge part of the problem in my mind, that it's strange for one of your friends to change so dramatically and their nervousness and awkwardness kind of makes me insecure. It really just seems like I'm a constantly molded lump of clay, or a prism where whatever people think I am, I am, be it feminine boy, androgyne, manly woman or hot chick. That my gender or sex is purely a variable decided by others. Who can tell from a distance the difference between a moth and a butterfly? I'm not sure if that versatility is a cool thing or not, I don't know if I should want to be easily confined and identified in one sex or gender, though I think now it would really help my confidence. Well maybe that or plastic surgery. I don't know- whatevs.

I'm sorry I started so late but Ugly Betty and The Office premieres were tonight. And to be honest I had much higher hopes for this piece but I screwed it up and I'm not even drunk. ugh.
Here take these instead:
Bob Dylan- Just Like a Woman [download]
Jeff Buckley- Just Like a Woman (live)[download]

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Speechifying About Love...

...though really these aren't speeches because though there have been an untold number of speeches about love, love is one of those things that is sometimes best expressed in those quiet and intimate moments and so these aren't oratories from the stage to shake the heaven, but rather scenes from movies that are so lovely and make me feel warm inside. All three of these come from the very end of the movies so if you haven't seen When Harry met Sally..., Casablanca or Cinema Paradiso you can skip one or all- I won't be offended.

ally: i'm sorry, harry. i know it's new year's eve. i know you're feeling lonely, but you just can't show up here, tell me you love me, and expect that to make everything all right. it doesn't work this way.
harry: well, how does it work?
sally: i don't know, but not this way.
harry: how about this way? i love that you get cold when it's seventy-one degrees out. i love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich. i love that you get a little crinkle above your nose when you're lookin' at me like i'm nuts. i love that after i spend the day with you, i can still smell your perfume on my clothes. and i love that you are the last person i want to talk to before i go to sleep at night. and it's not because i'm lonely. and it's not because it's new year's eve. i came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.

from one of my favorite and probably the most romantic movie ever:

Ilsa: But why my name Richard?
Rick: Because you’re getting on that plane
Ilsa: I don’t understand. What about you?
Rick: I’m staying here with him ‘til the plane gets safely away
Ilsa: No, Richard, no. What has happened to you? Last night we said--
Rick: Last night we said a great many things. You said I was to do the thinking for both of us. Well, I've done a lot of it since then, and it all adds up to one thing: you're getting on that plane with Victor where you belong.
Ilsa: But, Richard, no, I... I...
Rick: Now, you've got to listen to me! You have any idea what you'd have to look forward to if you stayed here? Nine chances out of ten, we'd both wind up in a concentration camp. Isn't that true, Louie?
Captain Renault: I'm afraid Major Strasser would insist.
Ilsa: You're saying this only to make me go.
Rick: I'm saying it because it's true. Inside of us, we both know you belong with Victor. You're part of his work, the thing that keeps him going. If that plane leaves the ground and you're not with him, you'll regret it. Maybe not today. Maybe not tomorrow, but soon and for the rest of your life.
Ilsa: But what about us?
Rick: We'll always have Paris. We didn't have, we, we lost it until you came to Casablanca. We got it back last night.
Ilsa: When I said I would never leave you.
Rick: And you never will. But I've got a job to do, too. Where I'm going, you can't follow. What I've got to do, you can't be any part of. Ilsa, I'm no good at being noble, but it doesn't take much to see that the problems of three little people don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world. Someday you'll understand that. Now, now... Here's looking at you kid.

but of course even sometimes the most beautiful words are superfluous meaningless and regrettable.

pardon me while I swoon. And sigh. And daydream. And cry

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Ephemeral Desires: Things that are too cool/trendy for me*

but I would still like to experience.
(and yes I do feel really horrible and selfish for writing this after my last post)

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In Solidarity With the Goals of the Burmese Protest

Here is the acceptance speech given by her son, in 1991 on behalf of Aung San Suu Kyi on the occasion of her winning the Nobel Peace Prize for her "non-violent struggle for democracy and human rights" . At the time she was imprisoned under house arrest, a condition in which she lives today as well. She is seen as a symbol of hope and an icon of democracy, a rallying point for these protests because 16 years later every word she wrote is still, sadly, true.

Your Majesties, Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

I stand before you here today to accept on behalf of my mother, Aung San Suu Kyi, this greatest of prizes, the Nobel Prize for Peace. Because circumstances do not permit my mother to be here in person, I will do my best to convey the sentiments I believe she would express.

Firstly, I know that she would begin by saying that she accepts the Nobel Prize for Peace not in her own name but in the name of all the people of Burma. She would say that this prize belongs not to her but to all those men, women and children who, even as I speak, continue to sacrifice their wellbeing, their freedom and their lives in pursuit of a democratic Burma. Theirs is the prize and theirs will be the eventual victory in Burma's long struggle for peace, freedom and democracy.

Speaking as her son, however, I would add that I personally believe that by her own dedication and personal sacrifice she has come to be a worthy symbol through whom the plight of all the people of Burma may be recognised. And no one must underestimate that plight. The plight of those in the countryside and towns, living in poverty and destitution, those in prison, battered and tortured; the plight of the young people, the hope of Burma, dying of malaria in the jungles to which they have fled; that of the Buddhist monks, beaten and dishonoured. Nor should we forget the many senior and highly respected leaders besides my mother who are all incarcerated. It is on their behalf that I thank you, from my heart, for this supreme honour. The Burmese people can today hold their heads a little higher in the knowledge that in this far distant land their suffering has been heard and heeded.

We must also remember that the lonely struggle taking place in a heavily guarded compound in Rangoon is part of the much larger struggle, worldwide, for the emancipation of the human spirit from political tyranny and psychological subjection. The Prize, I feel sure, is also intended to honour all those engaged in this struggle wherever they may be. It is not without reason that today's events in Oslo fall on the International Human Rights Day, celebrated throughout the world.1

Mr. Chairman, the whole international community has applauded the choice of your committee. Just a few days ago, the United Nations passed a unanimous and historic resolution welcoming Secretary-General Javier Pérez de Cuéllar's statement on the significance of this award and endorsing his repeated appeals for my mother's early release from detention. Universal concern at the grave human rights situation in Burma was clearly expressed. Alone and isolated among the entire nations of the world a single dissenting voice was heard, from the military junta in Rangoon, too late and too weak.

This regime has through almost thirty years of misrule reduced the once prosperous 'Golden Land' of Burma to one of the world's most economically destitute nations. In their heart of hearts even those in power now in Rangoon must know that their eventual fate will be that of all totalitarian regimes who seek to impose their authority through fear, repression and hatred. When the present Burmese struggle for democracy erupted onto the streets in 1988, it was the first of what became an international tidal wave of such movements throughout Eastern Europe, Asia and Africa. Today, in 1991, Burma stands conspicuous in its continued suffering at the hands of a repressive, intransigent junta, the State Law and Order Restoration Council. However, the example of those nations which have successfully achieved democracy holds out an important message to the Burmese people; that, in the last resort, through the sheer economic unworkability of totalitarianism this present regime will be swept away. And today in the face of rising inflation, a mismanaged economy and near worthless Kyat, the Burmese government is undoubtedly reaping as it has sown.

However, it is my deepest hope that it will not be in the face of complete economic collapse that the regime will fall, but that the ruling junta may yet heed such appeals to basic humanity as that which the Nobel Committee has expressed in its award of this year's prize. I know that within the military government there are those to whom the present policies of fear and repression are abhorrent, violating as they do the most sacred principles of Burma's Buddhist heritage. This is no empty wishful thinking but a conviction my mother reached in the course of her dealings with those in positions of authority, illustrated by the election victories of her party in constituencies comprised almost exclusively of military personnel and their families. It is my profoundest wish that these elements for moderation and reconciliation among those now in authority may make their sentiments felt in Burma's hour of deepest need.

I know that if she were free today my mother would, in thanking you, also ask you to pray that the oppressors and the oppressed should throw down their weapons and join together to build a nation founded on humanity in the spirit of peace.

Although my mother is often described as a political dissident who strives by peaceful means for democratic change, we should remember that her quest is basically spiritual. As she has said, "The quintessential revolution is that of the spirit", and she has written of the "essential spiritual aims" of the struggle. The realisation of this depends solely on human responsibility. At the root of that responsibility lies, and I quote, "the concept of perfection, the urge to achieve it, the intelligence to find a path towards it, and the will to follow that path if not to the end, at least the distance needed to rise above individual limitation... ". "To live the full life," she says, "one must have the courage to bear the responsibility of the needs of others … one must want to bear this responsibility." And she links this firmly to her faith when she writes, "...Buddhism, the foundation of traditional Burmese culture, places the greatest value on man, who alone of all beings can achieve the supreme state of Buddhahood. Each man has in him the potential to realize the truth through his own will and endeavour and to help others to realize it." Finally she says, "The quest for democracy in Burma is the struggle of a people to live whole, meaningful lives as free and equal members of the world community. It is part of the unceasing human endeavour to prove that the spirit of man can transcends the flaws of his nature."

This is the second time that my younger brother and I have accepted a great prize for my mother in Norway. Last year we travelled to Bergen to receive for her the Thorolf Rafto Prize for Human Rights, a wonderful prelude to this year's event. By now we have a very special feeling for the people of Norway. It is my hope that soon my mother will be able to share this feeling and to speak directly for herself instead of through me. Meanwhile this tremendous support for her and the people of Burma has served to bring together two peoples from opposite ends of the earth. I believe much will follow from the links now forged.

It only remains for me to thank you all from the bottom of my heart. Let us hope and pray that from today the wounds start to heal and that in the years to come the 1991 Nobel Prize for Peace will be seen as a historic step towards the achievement of true peace in Burma. The lessons of the past will not be forgotten, but it is our hope for the future that we celebrate today.

And it is a small gesture but a silent show of worldwide support is being organized for tomorrow the 28th of September. Those who would are advised to wear a red shirt to show support for the struggle in Burma.

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A Song I Wish I Could've Written

and even if I don't have anyone right now who would obviously have inspired this, I'm sure in the future there will be another who makes me feel this way though the lyrics are universal and seem to fit me and my actions too often and....yeah... all you should know is joni mitchell, quite simply, is my goddess.

Woman of Heart and Mind

I am a woman of heart and mind
With time on her hands
No child to raise
You come to me like a little boy
And I give you my scorn and my praise

You think I'm like your mother
Or another lover or your sister
Or the queen of your dreams
Or just another silly girl
When love makes a fool of me

After the rush when you come back down
You're always disappointed
Nothing seems to keep you high
Drive your bargains
Push your papers
Win your medals
Fuck your strangers
Don't it leave you on the empty side

I'm looking for affection and respect
A little passion
And you want stimulation-nothing more
That's what I think
But you know I'll try to be there for you
When your spirits start to sink

All this talk about holiness now
It must be the start of the latest style
Is it all books and words
Or do you really feel it?
Do you really laugh?
Do you really care?
Do you really smile
When you smile?

You criticize and you flatter
You imitate the best
And the rest you memorize
You know the times you impress me most
Are the times when you don't try
When you don't even try

Joni Mitchell- Woman of Heart and Mind (live) [download] buy Miles of Aisles

(another in an occasional series)

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Kid Nation- Now With 11% Fewer Chickens

I seriously think I love Kid Nation too much. But it is seriously the best show even though I've stopped watching and waiting for the class struggle. Last night they were basically advised to kill some chickens for "protein"-that was the buzzword of last night and at one point a small group of them barricaded themselves in a chicken coop to prevent it. Hunger and the want of the masses won out and they didn't show the actual axe falling but they showed the chickens flapping postmortem, which if I was a kid would really have freaked me out.
I feel really bad for the green team because most of the kids I like are in that gang ( teams have mascots, gangs only have colors) Laurel, Sophia and Mike. And for the second week in a row they got stuck cleaning outhouses and drawing frozen water all the while having to cook because the Yellows are too lazy (which isn't going over well and pretty soon I'm predicting a death in Bonaza city. jk)
And I'm not excusing it or saying it's right but for the first time I could conceivably understand why those young teachers have affairs with their kids. Michael is such a leader and so grounded and so good hearted, with such a nice smile I kind of got a crush on him (or more exactly him in a few years when he's legal.) But you can tell that kid is going to go far, while Greg who was upset about not winning the gold star and vowed revenge, who's worked as a butcher and at laying down pipe all while dealing with anger issues, he's either going to be a serial killer that has a dungeon, a blue collar wife beater, or, what the hey, incredibly successful (you can't root against kids- it just wouldn't be okay)

I had intended this post to be about other shows I watched last night when i was too lazy and tired to move from bed and so....
9 o'clock was one of those times when I really missed my dvr. Dvr is one of those inventions where if you never had it you don't really understand what you're missing but once you've had it and then have to return to watching only one thing-it is simply tragic. I tried to watch "private practice" (I'm not sure if it is supposed to be capitalized but since it's based in L.A. I feel that they felt lowercase lent a cachet of chill and a relaxed vibe) because I love Kate Walsh and Addison (which is a fabulous name) and I dug it for like the first bit but then it just got kind of boring- I think the sub plot of having someone count tiles might have added to that feeling. But it does have Jonathan from LAWKI , which was seriously the best show ever, so that is amazing! Hopefully it will pick up because at a certain point last year Addison was the only one I didn't hate on Grey's Anatomy. But during watching this I was also flipping back to Gossip Girl, which is kind of growing on me, and Bionic Woman, that I wasn't to excited about originally.
Maybe it's because I don't have that nostalgia of 70s scifi shows and the word Bionic just seems kind of dumb and outdated but I didn't know why exactly they were remaking it. I'll save my full judgment until I watch it online (thank god for that) but it looked pretty cool- the only parts I didn't like were when she was running and it looked really fake and CG and the Terminator vision bit I could do without. One part that stuck with me was when she was running in the woods a girl in a car saw her and told her mother that this woman was running as fast as the car at which point her mom admonished her to stop reading so much and the kid responded "I just thought it was cool" which seemed to me a strange kind of insertion of feminist thought that "girls can run fast too" that I would hope girls of her age would already accept and not think extraordinary and that hopefully she would be involved in some sport as well. But I don't know, people are raised differently as so maybe it was cool to her* and maybe that inspired some little girl in a more traditional locale to aspire and dream, which would be the best of things.. It did kind of remind me of Jessica Alba's Dark Angel though, which means I'll probably watch at least a few more times.

And finally at 10 was Dirty Sexy Money and I must say I didn't think I would enjoy it as much as I did. It has that kind of trashy voyeuristic feel of looking in at the failings and dysfunctionality of rich familys but also with a mystery, and other unforeseen revelations and the feeling that eventually the goodhearted lawyer and his nice perfect life will be corrupted by the hands of the wealthy. It has an amazing cast too-Peter Krause has always been a bit of a favorite, back to Sports Night and Donald Sutherland seems perfect for his part; he has that same look of perhaps malevolent mischief in his eyes and smile he did back when he was in the Dirty Dozen, and I enjoy Adam (i think it's Adam) Baldwin because he has that thing that all less famous siblings have where they kind of look like their star sibling, but not quite. Plus while pondering whether to run for senate he's having a secret affair with a transsexual. Speaking of, I didn't know Candis Cayne's voice was so profundo, though I guess the layout of the entrance hall where she spoke may have encouraged echoes-either way she still has a body to die for. I enjoyed the whole thing so much that I think I put it as a favorite tv show on facebook while I was watching last night- definitely a first for a first episode.

Ok and that was way longer than I had planned but whatevs ::shrugs shoulders::

(just a question- the original Bionic Woman came out in the 70s right? So I'm assuming it came about as a result of 2nd wave feminist activities and the notion that women could be ever bit as heroic as men? but did she only get this equality and empowerment after she was augmented and stopped being "purely human and a woman" and become more than that and partly bionic? Would that imply that ordinary women who didn't have however many millions of dollars worth of government technology implanted, were not possible of achieving a state of such equality? But I'm just rambling and I was just thinking out loud with no real evidence)

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Ad Diction:The World's Most Expensive Sex Toy*

alternately titled "Kate Walsh as Ricky Bobby."

Anyway in honor of Kate Walsh's new show "private practice" (which I'll get more into later) I decided having this ad would be appropriate. The ad is for a Cadillac and it's fine and dandy and normal until the end when she demands that when she turns on a car it return the favor. I mean I've heard of getting your kicks on route 66 before but.... Anyway it's a strangely sexy ad and Kate Walsh is just incredibly (would sultry fit here?) gorgeous

though a little dorky when dancing

Scissor Sisters- I Don't Feel Like Dancin' (Live) [download]
*this may actually be the world's most expensive sex toy.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Your Stuck in my Head Song(s) of the Day

Today I couldn't settle on one song that was in my head because these three were sorta of swirling around and intermingling with each other in a strange and continuous medley. I'm not sure if the musicality they share is just in my head or is evident, but whatever. here are your stuck in my head songs of the day "Bukowski" by Modest Mouse, "Big Cheese" by Nirvana and "Beautiful Son" by Hole. ok i'll just leave it at that. kid nation is on y'know. so enjoy

Modest Mouse-Bukowski(mp3)

Nirvana- Big Cheese (mp3)

Hole- Beautiful Son (mp3)
You look good in my dress
I'll get your friends to clean the mess
You look good in my clothes
I can feel you where the doctor goes

My beautiful son
Yeah...I know

He had ribbons in his hair
And lipstick was everywhere
You look good in my dress
You look good in my dress

You're barren like me
You're barren

My beautiful son

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Stuff About Sports I Don't Understand And Other Randomness

I turned over to Dancing With the Stars last night in time to see Floyd Mayweather Jr getting his score and that got me thinking- is that wise? Or is he just incredibly overconfident? I mean he has a fight coming up I think in December against Ricky Hatton who I kind of like (he reminds me of a bulldog) and is definitely legit. Shouldn't Floyd be starting training instead of dancing on reality shows? I mean I'm not sure how long boxers usually train but the montages in Rocky made it seem like he was training at least 3 months in advice. He'll probably win Dancing with the Stars because boxers have amazing footwork but I kind of think when it actually counts..well,... go Ricky.

Wtf is Mike Vick doing to his life and career? Seriously testing positive for smoking pot while you're awaiting sentencing doesn't seem like the smartest thing. I mean no one would have cared if he got blitzed drinking, but the guy obviously is screwed. Michael Vick self destructing faster than the Mission Impossible message.

Seems kind of strange to switch your starting goalie who hasn't given up a goal in almost 4 games at this point in the World Cup. How old is Brianna Scurry, seriously? She was the goalie on the '99 team. Doesn't advanced age affect level of play? Shouldn't you stick with the young athletic one who's gotten your team this far? I mean she is a Jedi (or she has to be. Hope Solo? totally Han Solo's kid. And the coolest name ever)

I don't understand college football scheduling. Michigan, four games into the season is finally going on the road after playing 4 straight home games. All total they'll play 8 games out of a 12 game regular season at home. How does that work out? Shouldn't they just try to have half home and half away games each year so like next year they won't have to be the road team 8 times,which I assume will happen in the interest of balance, right? I mean with such a home schedule and the intimidating home field advantage that is Wallace Wade stadium, Duke would definitely win the ACC. But even without it, according to SI's full college rankings we own Carolina. Duke's the 87th best team, while Carolina is ranked 97th. (I take small victories during football season)

It doesn't really matter though because Duke is going downhill. The new admission policy for games is seeming like a lottery system which defeats the whole purpose and beauty of K-Ville which is the most amazing place at Duke and probably anywhere. Duke as a school doesn't have all the traditions of other more staid schools and K-Ville and tenting and waiting in line for days was one and a tremendous one at that, founded by drunk guys playing quarters. I won't rant anymore about it because only a few of you would understand, it would be too emotional and long (and I don't want to be accused again of not being able to let go of college) but it is a sad day and the Cameron Crazies, who have been for years (my time as well) living off the reputation forged by those who preceded us in the 80s, if they accept this pseudo lottery, that name, that Crazy should be buried. That is all. ::tear:: Dear Ol' Duke.

And finally you remember how I picked the NFL season and the Super Bowl winner a few weeks back? Yeah just keep that in mind whenever I ask you to trust me or I predict something; My teams the Bengals and Saints are like a combined 1-5

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Wainy Day Woman

In this episode of Wainy Days (which I couldn't resist posting for soon-to-be obvious reasons) David is seen to be ignorant a misogynist and kind of an asshole. But then, in order to get a girl he undertakes a journey of betterment and one of transformation with remarkable results. (and Michael Ian Black, I've discovered, is a lot funnier when he doesn't open his mouth)

Ah I love it! The ERA Yes pin, I want one. It almost make me like Karen more...but not really. Rashida Jones though is amazing I do love her. She's like the perfect woman. She's so pretty, she's so smart (went to Harvard graduating with degrees in religion and philosophy and has a photographic memory) is basically an heiress (being the daughter of Quincy Jones), she dated Mark Ronson, Tobey Maguire and Jim (among others), she sang on Maroon 5's good album, was on Chappelle Show and she works to help kids resolve conflicts without violence.Hmmm- Actually I don't think I like her anymore; she is way too perfect.
(i'll still miss her on the office though)

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Material Lust: Things that are too cool/trendy for me*

but of course I still want

And now is the time when I abandon my poor fashion writing and rather just list my wants- it's better for everyone this way.

(and yeah I couldn't not try to be witty or comment. it's a gift..and a curse)

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Rappers Talking Without DJs Spinning

say the darndest things! (alternate title- Rapper's are Punny and don't worry if you don't remember the reference to Rosie's joke book for kids written back when she was still a harmless Tom Cruise obsessed girl and not a vocal and visible lesbian.)

The Game who was leaving a L.A. courthouse gave probably the greatest rambling non substance aided interview, maybe ever. even after being warned subtly and quickly by his attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley that there are cameras waiting "gentlemen on camera."
It really is an amazingly bizarre interview given to TMZ and if he actually does take out $7000 dollars a day and gives thousands to homeless people, he and Colin Farrell should really become friends. Oh and I never noticed before but I think he has really pretty eyes.

This interview with Kanye, ahh, haha let's just say this really makes me want to watch the Wendy Williams Experience ( I'm assuming this is Wendy Williams, the new york radio host and not Wendy Williams who's experience would have included driving a car through a wall of tvs moving suggestively with a sledgehammer and dying young, or apparently Wendy Williams the transsexual porn star who's experience I imagine includes a lot of anal) to see if Kanye acts even more of a fool.

Yes Kanye you are the number one human in music (and in my heart...awwww. jk.)

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