Monthly Archives: November 2010
The Moroccan Project
Lines Ballet | Alonzo King
Moms of Multiples are Freaks of Nature
for moustache lovers…
… who also love type.
via for moustache lovers… | Wit & Delight
Happy National American Indian Reparations and Repatriation Day!
is pondering “the houskeeper did it” portion of GW’s lying biography. I was really digging the idea that Bab’s was baking cookies, smoking a cigarette, having a cocktail and whipping out fetuses in bottles to shock her children…some things just aren’t what they cracked up to be.
A Waste of Money and Time
A short history of airport security: We screen for guns and bombs, so the terrorists use box cutters. We confiscate box cutters and corkscrews, so they put explosives in their sneakers. We screen footwear, so they try to use liquids. We confiscate liquids, so they put PETN bombs in their underwear. We roll out full-body scanners, even though they wouldn’t have caught the Underwear Bomber, so they put a bomb in a printer cartridge. We ban printer cartridges over 16 ounces — the level of magical thinking here is amazing — and they’re going to do something else.
Take all the money spent on new security measures and spend it on investigation and intelligence.
This is a stupid game, and we should stop playing it.
Read the full article at The New York Times
I know how to tell the TSA NOT to touch my junk, but wonder if some people aren’t refusing the scanner b/c they WANT their junk touched…
Just saw Dee Snyder outside Rock of Ages & the two girls walking beside me said:
“…whoever that is…some rock star…the 80’s were a long time ago!”
Make You Feel My Love: Adele
Sia: Send A Lullaby
Send a wish upon a star
Do the work and you’ll go far
Send a wish upon a star
Make a map and there you are
Does It Get Better?
In the wake of It Gets Better
“…the lack of discussion about the effect/impact of racism on how bullying and homophobia take shape is not only dismissive, it is in fact irresponsible.”
Jasbir Puar: The campaign prompted by recent gay youth suicides promotes a narrow version of gay identity that risks further marginalisation
via In the wake of It Gets Better | Jasbir Puar | Comment is free | The Guardian
…while euphemizing itself to the point of misrecognizability.
― Pierre Bourdieu
Distinctions. A Social Critique of the Judgment of Taste. 1984
Reality too complex
“Sometimes reality is too complex for oral communication. But legend embodies it in a form which enables it to spread all over the world.”
Alphaville, une étrange aventure de Lemmy Caution (1965)
via If We Don’t, Remember Me | IWDRM
(Great Cinemagraphs of classic movies)
Man’s main task in life is to give birth to himself, to become what he potentially is. The most important product of his effort is his own personality
― Erich Fromm
Man for Himself, 1947
Ch. 4 “Problems of Humanistic Ethics”
em dash = spork
is such a word nerd that I just howled upon reading this statement:
“The em dash is the spork of English grammar”
My Empanadas Bring…
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