November 10, 2005
What the hell is Tursday Friday you ask? Good question. Every year I forget that my office is closed for Veteran's Day. Every single year. This year it's Friday, so we get the rare and always delightful three day weekend from the other side. Thus today (Thursday) is extremely Friday-like. There you have it, Thursday Friday.
Also? I've gone out every night this week so I'm a little bit nuts. Now, without further ado, the raondom 10.
- Portishead - Biscuit
- Luscious Jackson - Under Your Skin
- Nick Cave - Lovely Creature
- The Pretenders - I'll Stand by You
- Kanye West - Gold Digger
- The Doors - People Are Stange
- Hole - Asking for It
- Hot Pursuit - Mousetime USA
- Ozomatli - Donde Se Feron
- South Park - What Would Brian Boitano Do
My analysis? My, we're upbeat (if somewhat surreal) this morning. Headache and empty checking account be damned. Nothing will stop the Thursday Friday celebration! Whooo!
November 07, 2005
The writer is concerned because his conservative republican girlfriend is "a little racist." Now uh, I'm not sure how you can be a little racist, but whatever. And Cary's advice is not "Yes. Hells yes--you have dump her. Sorry." because he's not as smart or at all able to make any sense at all like Jessica. I couldn't read his response closely, doctor's orders, but I did read the comments, and god damn! Before I mention some of my favorites, let me remind you these are comments on Salon.com. Yes, that Salon.
Actually, race as we discuss it is primarily a social construction. Genetic research has not provided any evidence to suggest that one "race" is more or
less intelligent than another, or that there is even any strong biological underpinning to the racial categories we have in our society.
That sounds about right from a Salon reader. What else you got?
The writer doesn't seem to be aware that blacks account for the vast majority of violent crime in our country, or that the average black American's IQ is about one full standard deviation below that for whites and Asians. On the other hand, many blacks from Africa come here and encounter friction with American blacks
due to their hard work and rapid success.
Hmm. Well, this is just an anonymous comment. Could be any nutjob. Next?
What a jerk this guy is: his otherwise perfect girlfriend allows him to see that she's a human being (and a real young one, too), prone to fear and bias and yes, even racism, and he is ready to give her the heaveho...
Uh. Wha? Bring it home!
Give her a chance to grow up. We don't all start out perfect.
This one is from a Salon premium subscriber, by the way. Someone who spends money ever year to suuport their site. Jeebus. Before I say anything else, let me quote from the original letter again:
...proceeded to tell me that she hates when people who can't speak English come to America.
Ok. Now, where was I? Oh yeah. My head was exploding. [BOOM] I need a beer.
Blood not as simple: Menstrual Suppression
Thankfully I don't have periods that make me sick to my stomach and incapable of standing anymore. But I did. And anyone who'd like to tell me I should suck it up and deal because it's natural should feel free to try. And then run away very fast. That includes "feminists" who claim that painful periods are all in my "brainwashed by the patriarchy" mind.
Questions By Jurors in Blake Trial
I'm a big fan of juries in general, but not a fan of idiots on juries. As a veteran of multiple juries here in DC, I know from idiots on juries. But this is crazy. And funny.
A very special book for daughters
I'm not going to lie. I want this book. The full title, Raising Maidens of Virtue: A Study of Feminine Loveliness for Mothers and Daughters, should make you want it too.