August 29, 2010
Somehow I wound up on a site called ShopInPrivate.com. As you might suspect, it sells everything you don’t want the postman to know you’re ordering, from vibrators to fart de-stinkers (no, really). It also has brief little informative articles. I found this one to be very pertinent.
click to see full size, via ShopInPrivate.com
Silly? Absolutely. Truth? Certainly some! 😉
August 17, 2010
The coolest way to make a packing list. Mine is not this cool.
Tomorrow, I leave for a work training conference in… Utah. I didn’t pick it, that’s where it is.
Lucky for me, my mother is one of the most organized people on the planet. Years ago she made up some travel lists for each of us. This was very important, as I was eight years old and we were going overseas for several weeks. These lists are still in use, with modifications.
My most recent copy is from 2004. Here are some highlights:
- Emery board (That has my mother written all over it.)
- Hat (Also my mother, I hate hats.)
- School ID (I’m not in school anymore.)
- IPod [sic]
- Batteries (Holdover from the discman days, why wasn’t this deleted?)
- Retainer Box (Uh, I know that was a hopeful lie.)
- FILM!!!! (WOW! Remember when cameras still used film!?)
- Floppies (Holy shitmonkeys. Remember the time before thumb drives?!)
- Ear gel (For the second holes in my ears that have since closed up.)
Wow, that is a blast from the past. Clearly I did not prune that list very well on the last iteration.
Assuming I’m not stranded and bored, the next time I post, I will be in Utah!
July 7, 2010
Mikhaela E. Reade is one of my favorite political cartoonists. For the past eight years she has blogged weekly cartoons eviscerating the stupid, racist, sexist, homophobic, right-wing, trickle-down Reaganomics bullshit that goes on in the world. She’s been published in newspapers, magazines, and online, has won awards and was even elected Vice-President of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists.
She’s currently on hiatus, simplifying her life and taking time to regroup. Oh, and she and her husband have just had the most adorable little girl, born last month. As my mother says, life moves in phases, and you focus on different things at different times. We want to wish Mikhaela, Masheka, and Baby Z well.
Meantime, here are some excellent Mikhaela comics for you to enjoy. And please consider buying her book, as that would certainly help them with baby expenses.
View her whole archive on Flickr.
Thanks for the comics, Mikhaela. We look forward to hearing from you again!
July 4, 2010
It’s important to laugh. I saw Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal and it was Good.
July 4, 2010
Oh, no, it's that McGonagall man again!
William McGonagall, universally regarded as one of the worst poets ever to write in the English language, was also a decent guy. On suffrage for women, he had views ahead of his time. Take time to absorb the message between your sharp gasps of laughter. Yes. This stuff actually got published.
by William McGonagall
Fellow men! why should the lords try to despise
And prohibit women from having the benefit of the parliamentary Franchise ?
When they pay the same taxes as you and me,
I consider they ought to have the same liberty.
And I consider if they are not allowed the same liberty,
From taxation every one of them should be set free;
And if they are not, it is really very unfair,
And an act of injustice I most solemnly declare.
Women, farmers, have no protection as the law now stands;
And many of them have lost their property and lands,
And have been turned out of their beautiful farms
By the unjust laws of the land and the sheriffs’ alarms.
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March 15, 2010
I often hope that I’ll be inspired to write one of these entries. Usually I’m scoping out Savage Love or TheFrisky for that. I didn’t expect to find it in xkcd:
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March 10, 2010
Jimmy Kimmel brings us this week’s gratuitous imagery: The Handsome Man Club.
Check. Them. Out.
Jimmy Kimmel, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Matthew McConaughey, Josh Hartnett, Rob Lowe, Ted Danson, Tony Romo, John Kracynzski, Keith Urban, Lenny Kravitz, Gilles Marini, Sting, Taye Diggs… I think we got them all. Even some Jennifer Garner.
I am a happy, laughing puddle of goo. Jimmy may not be handsome, but he knows how to laugh at himself.
If you don’t get the ending, make sure you watch the videos below the cut. This isn’t the first time Jimmy and Ben share a bed!
I’m Fucking Matt Damon
I’m Fucking Ben Affleck