I have this odd obsession with pinhole cameras, tho I’ve yet to build one.
- Someone who will do the work of finding the best breadmaker …. priceless.
- The freedom to criticizeis another great part of being an American. The will not to sometimes is an art.
- Well, if this catches on, we’re all gonna catch the stupid: “ A software program developed by SirsiDynix, an Alabama-based library-technology company, informs librarians of which books are circulating and which ones aren’t. If titles remain untouched for two years, they may be discarded–permanently.”
- An awesome list of foods chefs hate. I can agree with this sentiment: “Another thing that I just can not warm up to is sweet pickles. To me it seems like a contradiction. When I bite into a crunchy pickle, I expect it to be sour.”
- The truth about baby carrots … you’re gonna be shocked! Shocked I say!
- Truth spoken by Tommy: “Journalism isn’t about what we know, it is about what we can verify. Attribution isn’t just some rubber stamp that we seek, mindlessly, in order to get something published. It allows readers to judge the credibility of the information offered.”
- Classic: “I am a former Republican. And I wasn’t merely the libertarian, live-and-let-live, fun-at-parties kind of conservative whose primary concern is balancing the budget; I was a spiteful, narrow-minded, fire-breathing paranoid lunatic who questioned the patriotism and morality of my liberal fellow citizens. Recognizing the error of my ways has done wonders for my mental health but left me with constant, unremitting remorse; I really want to go back in time and kick my own ass.”
- Agreed: “President Obama’s promise to close Guantánamo was an important commitment that must be honored, and quickly. But it will be nothing more than a symbolic gesture if we continue its shameful policies elsewhere. We can’t go back in time and stop the tragedy of Guantánamo from happening. We can, however, stop it from happening again.”
- Lovely and sad story: “The clock with no hands: Because normal time seems suspended in a health emergency. The nurse at a computer with the dark screen: Because records aren’t shared with patients. The doctor with her hands tied: Because one part of the health care system doesn’t communicate with others. Regina Holliday is looking for new walls to paint, but not now. The cold makes the paint too brittle. In the springtime, she’ll take out her colors again. Maybe by then, there will be health care change signed into law. But there will still be stories to tell. “
- Well, here’s a thought I can certainly agree with: “After the heavily publicized spinach recall in 2006 because of E. Coli, food safety experts have a special place in their hearts for leafy greens. Slashfood thinks: Just wash your salad! And, there’s more.
Sometimes my quickies link to oldish news, but just such as the first quickie, the sentiment stands the test of time, or the thing is just too neat not to repeat.
- I totally agree with this sentiment, and am sad I have posted it so late – “If I were Robert Gibbs, I would open EVERY SINGLE press briefing, from here on out, with a five minute daily athletic/gender report, detailing what activities Obama took part in and what the male-female make-up was. And then I would deliver, daily, right there in the press briefing, a stack of signed affidavits from Hillary, Janet Napolitano, Kathleen Sebelius, and every other major female in the White House, stating that they were asked if they wanted to work out with Obama and Reggie Love this morning but they declined.”
- “Greatest Physics Class Ever? “
- Sound familiar? “A startling petition arrived at the New York City Bar Association in October 2008, signed by 100 men, all locked up without criminal charges in the middle of Manhattan. “ Deplorable. Mr. President, please release those held by the Federal Government without charge. New York, get it together.
- I can really never understand why people heckle comedians.
- OH.MY.GOD. The internets could run out of addresses because users can’t figure out how to write http://www.somedumbasswebsite.us or http://www.youvegot2bkidding.ca. Pfft.
- Yes please! “What do you think is missing in hip-hop today? KRS ONE: “I am not just saying this because you [a woman] are asking the question, this is my real answer: More women. More women. Not just emcees or b-girls, but women taking control of hip-hop. Let me be culturally-specific- hip-hop’s women should teach hip-hop’s men how to speak to them. Because when we learn how to speak to you, we can learn how to speak to the whole business world. It’s not just about respecting you…it is…but it’s deeper than just respecting another human being. Everytime you degrade a person, you degrade yourself, because you are standing next to that person. You can’t diss a person, and not diss yourself…I should say ’she’s a queen.’ And what does that make me? A king. So now at the end of the day, what’s missing in hip-hop? Knowledge of self, that should only come from women.”
- A round up of books that all look worth reading.
- Word! “… it is not empowering for a group of college-age men to tell women what is or is not attractive. It is not helpful for men to point at women and say ‘This one is healthy, that one is not’ … the worst thing I could do is to point to this study and say to all thin women, naturally underweight women, dangerously underweight women, or women with eating disorders, ‘Now, I am the ideal and you are not.’ This is not progress.”
- Well said, well asked, thank you VERY much.“ … why do reporters keep reaching to assign significance to these races, even as they acknowledge it may not be there? Any answer to that question is itself speculative, but here’s one idea: it just makes politics more fun. Much as sports fans create extra meaning for games by seeing every choke or victory in moral terms, political journalists make elections more meaningful by threading them into a broader narrative.”
- I could NOT HAVE SAID IT BETTER! “In other words, Coburn is—at least on this point—full of it.”
Preach, Maureen talking about some nun! “‘It is the rare bishop,’ Sister X writes, ‘who has any real understanding of the lives women actually lead.’ The church can be flexible, except with women.”
- Little known fact … Iraq has a Navy. H/T Neatorama.
- This just about sums up a great post: “Glad I could rock your world with the stunning revelation that makeup makes women prettier, asshole.”
- Peachy: “The federal anti-rioting statute is serious business, and is seemingly easy to violate. For instance, it is a felony to “organize, promote, encourage, participate in, or carry on a riot; or […] to aid or abet any person in inciting or participating in […] a riot.” By that token, simply telling a person fleeing cops with batons which way to run makes you a felon.”
- Who doesn’t need a best of the best list o’ downloads all in one place?
- YouTube channels for history buffs? Yes please!
- I can haz dr. suess art?
- Yeah, dance teachers are often harsh. Also … yeesh! “Cole was a known terror in the dance studio. An inveterate curser, he hurled invectives at even his most faithful followers. During one of his brutal technique classes, he dragged one girl by the hair across a sweat-stained floor while threatening to toss another out a second-story window. When a dancer fainted in rehearsal, others, afraid to stop, hopped awkwardly over her body.”
- Ole Crazy Eyes hisself!
Well, maybe it’s several questions.
First, how many of the President’s staff who are women play basketball?
Second, of those, how many want to play basketball with the President?
Third, how many have been asked?
Here’s the deal … questions two and three can be answered by answering question one. Now, if we now wish to suggest that the President should take up a new hobby – rather than his much loved basketball – in order to appease NOW … well, that’s more insulting to women than Obama ever could think of, thus far.
Hey guys, it’s been a while since we heard about the man from Kentucky found hanging with “Fed” written on his chest. Updates are important to me – and probably to everyone else – and since I hadn’t seen one in a while … here ya go: “Mr. Trosper agrees that the case is “perplexing” in that police haven’t been able to rule out any of the three possibilities: suicide, accidental death or homicide … But it’s clear that law enforcement hasn’t yet endorsed the notion of Appalachian bogeymen threatening government workers. In fact, the appearance of antigovernment bias in the death could be a smokescreen to cover up what really happened, says Northeastern University criminologist James Alan Fox.”
- Tragic: “Every year, at least a dozen children die in overheated cars in the U.S. because parents forgot they were there. Don’t assume, says the Washington Post’s Gene Weingarten, that it couldn’t happen to you.”
- Jabberwocky spellchecked … HAHA! “All missy were the brogues, And the mime rats outrage.”
- Quit calling me ya “dingledangler!” And, other flapper phrases you can’t live without.
- TRUE DAT! “Reporting the facts is important. But so too is not reporting—or at least not focusing, day after day—on the lies.”
- This truly IS a “WTF moment on oldtime TV” and it couldn’t be summed up better than this: “Ms. Steinem, why aren’t you brainwashing well enough? First you put a red sock in with my white button-up shirts, then you fail to hand-dry the dishes well enough so there are streaks, and now you aren’t keeping our brains squeaky clean! Unacceptable!”