Friday, March 31, 2006
i use this feeder thingy to read a bunch of websites. this is a pic of it showing details about the one of the last things i posted. it's funny because it shows that i actually wrote that post in june of last year. i just had it saved as a draft to post at a later time. and i did, posted it almost a year after i wrote it.
see, lindsay, i didn't want to forget. ha ha ha. [crossposted b/c i'm an idiot.]
I thought if South Dakota can do it, Alabama ought to do it because we are a family-friendly state," said state Sen. Hank Erwin, R-Montevallo, who has introduced a bill in the Senate that would even ban abortions in cases where a woman became pregnant because of rape or incest.i like what [another] jessica says: 'cause nothing says "family-friendly" like bullying rape and incest victims.'
Wednesday, March 29, 2006
You have a few little quirks, but you generally blend in well with society.
Only those who know you well know how weird you can be.
i didn't want to forget it.
Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Madonna, David Bowie and Snoop Dogg are lending their voices for a new animated film. [okay, i admit this caught my eye only because of Bowie.]
can you belive it? they are making Ocean's 13. with all the boys [Clooney, Pitt, Damon, Cheadle], but not the girls [Zeta-Jones-Douglas and Julia Roberts].
Female birds in general rarely sing, so that find itself is unusual. The determination is doubly noteworthy because the scientists observed that the males of this species sing with no accent whatsoever ... In terms of accents, he said that geographical variations, or dialects, are found in other songbirds, whales, seals and primates.
Monday, March 27, 2006
Friday, March 24, 2006
10 - First couple to sleep in the same bed- Mary Kay and Johnny - 1947 [this was tv's first sitcom]
9 - First openly gay main character - The Corner Bar - 1972
8 - First show about abortion - Maude - 1972
7 - First passionate homosexual kiss - Dawson's Creek - 2000
6 - First lingerie commercial featuring real models - Playtex - 1987
5 - First interracial kiss - Star Trek - 1968
4 - First condom ad - Trojan - 1975
3 - First lesbian kiss - L.A. Law - 1991
2 - First use of the F-Word - BBC3 - 1965,
1 - First baring of breasts - The Academy Awards - 1957
Labels: tv and movies
this, of course, only affects low income students who would otherwise be eligible for financial aid. blacks are hit hardest. [blacks are significantly overrepresented among those convicted of drug crimes.]
drug offenders are the only class of people categorically denied. murderers and child molesters are still eligible.
so what excuse do men have?
Thursday, March 23, 2006
regardless of my opinions of the legal policies and practices of marijuana, these products seem clearly unacceptable. by choosing to flavor candy, they are marketing towards kids and teens. what message does this send?
oh yeah, the candy is presented in pictures by barely clothed women, too.
Labels: adorable photo of the day
In an accident last October, a 5-inch metal pin flew into the engine of a new F-22 fighter jet. On Wednesday, the Air Force tallied the repair bill - $6.7 million.
Tuesday, March 21, 2006
34 days until little missy's ninth birthday
50 days until the vancouver trip
Monday, March 20, 2006
many black men grow up fatherless and have no positive role models in their life. what do we do here?
Sunday, March 19, 2006
make a plate.
this is where you will be if you catch the last train to Clarksville.
Chocolate Toothpaste - it's just wrong.
It's Raining Beer - A Norwegian woman thought she was in heaven when beer flowed from her kitchen tap instead of water. Apparently the guy hooking up the kegs in the bar downstairs managed to mix up the pipes, causing beer to flow from water taps and, you guessed it, water to flow from the beer taps.
man, that is cold. take a look at these pics from Switzerland.
the average temperature in vancouver for the time we will be there is 61 F.
updated: to change license plate.
Defending:: our own
Fuel:: $2.57 a gallon!
Insult:: to injury
Labels: free association
Saturday, March 18, 2006
Sex Cases Rarely Go to Trial at Academyit's nice to know our military is looking out enough for us to release rapists and sex offenders into the general public without warning.
Despite Evidence, Most Accused Midshipmen Expelled Instead
With striking regularity, sexual-assault charges at the U.S. Naval Academy are dismissed without trial and the suspects are instead expelled from school, according to an analysis of hundreds of pages of Navy documents.
Friday, March 17, 2006
Loyalty:i don't agree that this makes me seem dishonest. i'm proud of the generosity response, i've been working on it.
You value loyalty highly. You're completely devoted to your friends and family. Even if they totally screw up, you're still there for them. Just make sure they're equally loyal to you!
You don't really value honesty. You do value getting your way, no matter what. And if a little lying is required to do that, no problem. A few white lies never hurt anyone (at least, that's what you tell yourself!)
You value generosity a fair amount. You are all about giving, as long as there's some give and take. Supportive and kind, you don't mind helping out a friend in need. But you know when you've given too much. You have no problem saying "no"!
You value humility a fair amount. You tend to be an easy going, humble person. But occasionally your ego takes over. You have a slight competitive streak - and the need to be the best.
You value tolerance highly. Not only do you enjoy the company of those very different from you... You do all that you can to seek it out interesting and unique friends. You think there are many truths in life, and you're open to many of them.
happy st. paddy's day everyone.
Why did God invent whiskey? So the Irish would never rule the world.
"Didja hear the news?" asked Keenan of his pal at the saloon. "Harry drank so much, his wife left him!"
"Bartender! Give me six boilermakers!!"
Thursday, March 16, 2006
Understanding the Bush Administration's Statements About Executive Power And Treatment of Prisoners in Nine Easy Steps
Labels: link of the week
six members of a gay-rights group were arrested Tuesday morning. they say that Regent University discriminates against nonheterosexuals from enrollment.
they deny it, but regent's student handbook prohibits homosexual conduct, premarital sex, and adultery.
btw - the local public agrees. i do not.
the DOJ now says that chesapeake's is as well.
in an effort to fix the inherent discrimination of the math portion of the officer application exams, chesapeake lowered the standards (70% instead of 80%) required to pass.* virginia beach is considering the same. for some reason, dumber cops doesn't seem like the answer.
* turns out this was not enough. only 57.34 percent of black applicants passed.
Wednesday, March 15, 2006
not until they poked fun at scientology:
"There is a place in this world for satire, but there is a time when satire ends, and intolerance and bigotry towards religious beliefs of others begins," Mr Hayes said in a statement. "As a civil rights activist of the past 40 years I cannot support a show that disrespects those beliefs and practices."
the creators speak back:
"This has nothing to do with intolerance and bigotry and everything to do with the fact that Isaac Hayes is a Scientologist and that we recently featured Scientology in an episode of South Park ... In 10 years and more than 150 episodes Isaac never had a problem with the show making fun of Christians, Muslims, Mormons and Jews. He got a sudden case of religious sensitivity when it was his religion featured on the show. To bring the civil rights struggle into this is just a non sequitur."
Tuesday, March 14, 2006
women: because it has a wide angeled screen so you can arrange to put your couch anywhere in the room and lighting to make it look good.
men: because it has an amazing picture to make football and action movies even better.
oh please. what about my football?
Labels: tv and movies
Sunday, March 12, 2006
You're not fussy when it comes to beer. If someone hands it to you, you'll drink it.it's funny beause i am bud light.
In fact, you don't understand beer snobbery at all. It all tastes the same once you're drunk!
You're an enthusiastic drinker, and you can often be found at your neighborhood bar.
You're pretty good at holding your liquor too - you've had lots of experience.
Saturday, March 11, 2006
Life is a mystery / everyone must stand alone
I'm down a one-way street / With a one-night stand
With a one track mind / Out in no-man´s land
You know sometimes, I don’t know why / But this old town seems so hopeless
Here´s the thing / We started out friends / It was cool, but it was all pretend
In these days and these hours of fury / When the darkness and answers are thin
Ooh you make me live / Whatever this world can give to me
On a long and lonely highway east of Omaha
to be officially heplful, greg has offered his assistance. click here to read it. hil-are-e-us.
* no, not the child. the other one.
Friday, March 10, 2006
for a bartender:
If you work somewhere with a marble top bar, try rubbing ice on the marble. This serves two purposes. First, you'll look busy, like you're dedicated to keeping the bar clean. But even better, it makes the marble wet. Now, when you return change to patrons, put the coins on the bar top. Many people, after struggling to pick up their change from wet marble (a neer impossible task), will leave the money as a tip rather than slide to the edge and put a handful of wet coins in their pocket.
for a farmer:
If your rooster is waking you too early, try bedded him down in a cage where he can't stand on his tippy toes. To crow, a rooster needs to arch his neck while standing up.
for coping with frozen windshields:
If you live in a cold area you may sometimes walk out to your car to find the windshield completely frozen over. Rather than scraping away at it you could just start you car, urn the window defroster on, and -- here's the trick -- put down the sun visors. The warm air will be forced back onto the inside of the windshield and it will defrost much faster.
i hate coke. and i would almost thirst to death rather than drink diet coke. more unbelievably, look what else it says:
'Stay away from: Dr Pepper'
Wednesday, March 08, 2006
i was going to write something about how many men are sexist, about patriarchy still existing in our society, or about how women are still underpaid, earning only 77 cents to every dollar earned by men. i was going to write about the feminization of poverty.
but i am not going to be taken down by sexists. or get myself down about women being underpaid. i will rise up against patriarchy and fight.*
i fight by working and taking care of myself, without a man. i fight by loving myself and not conforming to the prescribed standard of beauty. i fight by raising my child, without a man. i fight by making my own decisions. i fight each day because i am proud to be a woman.
* cheers to soopermouse.
Monday, March 06, 2006
the average age to get married has increased, as well. in 2003, men got married at an average of 27 and women at 25. this is a full year or two later than in 1990 and five years later than in 1950. it is believed that this is due to an increase in cohabitation.
blacks are less likely to get married than whites, and if they do, they do at a later age. 2001 data shows that the percent of people 'ever married' is 56.7 for blacks and 78.2% for whites. [interestingly, black men have sex at an earlier age that white men.]
there has also been an increase in interracial marriages. i see this as an example of our country becoming more tolerant.
regarding class and education, those with less education marry earlier while people with more education marry at a later age. this can be explained by the fact that people will wait until after they finish their education to tie the knot.
some recognize that they do not have to get married. historically, one had to get married to have a family. in the US, the percentage of births to unmarried women has steadily increased in the past few decades, from 5.3 percent in 1960 to 35.7 percent in 2004. the office for national statistics reports that the percent of children born outside of marriage in the UK has risen from 12% in 1980 to 42% in 2004.
despite all this, and government debate on the definition of marriage, why do we still want to do it?
Labels: adorable photo of the day
Ever notice hand-written signs with letters in all-caps, except for the letter L? It looks like an uppercase i ... WHY DO PEOPlE WRITE lIKE THIS?as someone who's annoyed by idiotic mistakes, i appreciate this. [via j.]
Happy ending:: fairytale
Working:: hard for nothing
Happy place:: in my head
Tornado:: wizard of oz
Medication:: is wearing off
Muppet:: miss piggy
Labels: free association
Friday, March 03, 2006
The balance on their JCPenney Platinum MasterCard had gotten to an unhealthy level. So they sent in a large payment, a check for $6,522.
And an alarm went off. A red flag went up. The Soehnges' behavior was found questionable. And all they did was pay down their debt. They didn't call a suspected terrorist on their cell phone. They didn't try to sneak a machine gun through customs.
They were told, as they moved up the managerial ladder at the call center, that the amount they had sent in was much larger than their normal monthly payment. And if the increase hits a certain percentage higher than that normal payment, Homeland Security has to be notified. And the money doesn't move until the threat alert is lifted.
the definitions are as follows:
mur·der: n. The unlawful killing of one human by another, especially with premeditated malice.so i guess it is any public figure, regardless of import? am i not a figure in public? if someone were to shoot me, it would be a surprise.
hom·i·cide: n. The killing of one person by another.
as·sassi·nation: n 1: an attack intended to ruin someone's reputation 2: murder of a public figure by surprise attack.
Thursday, March 02, 2006
note to the gift-giver: we got the other one last night, too. and we wrote all over the place!
Wednesday, March 01, 2006
so that you won't feel deprived, i have added something new: scribbles.
i will, however, mention cheney's at 18%.
update at 5:20 pm: this day in 1854, the Republican party was born. ha ha ha.
you made it down here?
what? you want a reward?