Saturday, October 2, 2010

On Our Walk Today

I found a lot of mushrooms.

And Shorty needed to cool down afterwards.

The Women's Movement Today

excerpt from Susan Faludi
The contemporary women’s movement seems fated to fight a war on two fronts: alongside the battle of the sexes rages the battle of the ages.
And I'm sorry, but you'll have to find this month's Harper's to read the whole thing.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Mmm, Pasta all its shapes and combined for goodness.
Mmm, spaghetti.

OMFG, Babbo has recipes!

This Way Lies Reefer Madness

 The last I heard, California's Prop. 19 looks likely to pass with about a 10-point lead in polls.
But not if the Booze Lobby has its way. Why, "Marijuana operatives" could buy up thousands of acres of farmland, and other dire outcomes. Heh.
Oh, and the price could drop, putting a lot of dispensaries out of business.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Fair Warning

I know, I know. Posts have been sparse. They're about to get sparser. I seem to have become partially employed despite all efforts to the contrary. Miss you, too.

Laff O' Teh Nite

Doc to woman in labor:
"Now Mrs. Morgan, I've already administered the epidural, would you like one as well?"

30 Rock

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

DNA O' Teh Day

It was his subconscious which told him this - that infuriating part of a person's brain which never responds to interrogation, merely gives little meaningful nudges and then sits humming quietly to itself, saying nothing.
It is rumored that Oct. 10, 2010 will be the first of many happy 42 Days to come. You heard it here first. Unless, of course, you heard it somewhere else. Towel anyone?

Monday, September 27, 2010

More Fun Than That Porn Thingie

From Utne!
A lot of pissed-off people wind up at our monastery. This place has a tractor beam like the Death Star in Star Wars that pulls in everyone within a thousand-mile radius with four-letter words on the tips of their tongues. Her marriage tanked, he’s got an itch in his brain he just can’t scratch, she’s 45 and smells of cabbage and lives in a small studio apartment and nobody ever calls her back. They all wind up here, sold on the promise that Buddhism can alleviate suffering...
...In other words, spiritual work isn’t always “instructive”—it’s transformative, and this kind of transformation can get messy. The Sanskrit term for this is clusterfuck.

Oh, God. Porn.

I really wanted to just see how Lawrence O'Donnell does tonight and sort of peruse MeFi at the same time.
But somebody had to spoil it all.
Given that the average boy first sees porn at the age of 11, we are raising a generation of boys who are cruel, bored and desensitized.

I Am Very Proud

of the fact that I intend to complete this very long and worthwhile piece on David Axelrod before indulging the Monday-morning quarterbacking on last night's superior Mad Men.
Axelrod is a liberal with a populist streak; Obama is more of a technocrat who leans left but generally shuns ideology.

Cancelled: Civil War History Month

Still going, the actual Civil War in which "Yankees" invaded Virginia and killed thousands of innocent civilians over nothing. Nothing, except that little thing, treason.
There was a family anecdote that one of my ancestors, the mother of six, was deserted by her Confederate soldier husband after he learned she was aiding and abetting escaping slaves by hiding them on their farm. Supposedly, she moved to Cleveland and began taking in washing to survive.
Given that boths sides of my family were full of bigotry with rare exceptions like my mother, I doubt the story. But I retain it. I like it.