Reasonable Words

“She had a pretty gift for quotation, which is a serviceable substitute for wit.” — W. Somerset Maughan

Colbert Nation: Mobilize!

colbertMSNBC: Stephen Colbert guns for space station title

I think it’s hysterical when stodgy, square, struggling-to-stay-relevant traditional* media try to cover hip, relevant things the better to appear hip and relevant.**

Anyway, this is where you go if you want to subvert what was likely a well-intentioned attempt by NASA to make the public more aware of the space program. You know, like I did.

* Since I’m sleeping with an editor, and to prove I’m not a heartless bitch: I found this column by Nancy Mitchell of the recently-shuttered Rocky Mountain Times quite poignant.

**Or when they do things like use Twitter. Or when they Twitter. Or Tweet. Or encourage you to leave a Tweet. Whathefuckever.

Filed under: Dropping Science, Geeking Out, I Boss You, Things that tickle me

Do this thing that I tell you now to do.

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Make an album cover. Do this. Do it now.

1 – Go to Wikipedia. Hit “random”
or click http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random
The first random Wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.

2 – Go to Quotationspage.com and select “random quotations”
or click http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3
The last four or five words of the very last quote on the page is the title of your first album.

3 – Go to Flickr and click on “explore the last seven days”
or click http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days
Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover. You may need to do a screencap to get the picture.

4 – Use Photoshop, Paint, or similar to put it all together.

5 – Send or link me to sexy results.

via: Ruthless Forum’s [Stone Cold] Nerd Pen

Filed under: Geeking Out, I Boss You, Things that tickle me

Well one good thing has come from the meltdown in Detroit.

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PT Cruiser: From Hero to Zero

As part of the cuts associated with its viability plan, Chrysler recently announced that it would end production of the PT Cruiser. It was a pretty good run for the retromobile, introduced in 2000 and intended to evoke an old gangster getaway car or hot-rod Model A wagon.

Oh, that’s what it was meant to evoke. My bad; in my nightmares it was always a warped retro-futuristic hellscape wherein Mad Max chases  Toecutter through the set of Cars on crack (or maybe the set of Cars rolling; the set of Cars holding something good anyway). But I’m a layperson. Let’s go to the experts (with my emphasis):

This car is like a classic,” [Dr. Clotaire Rapaille] said. “There are people who collect them and there are Web sites and clubs.” But the PT Cruiser suffered, Dr. Rapaille said, partially because Daimler, which merged with Chrysler in 1998, did not like the car.

Get yours before they’re gone. Nothing holds resale value like a car that’s like a classic.

Filed under: Commerce, I'm an aesthete. Sue me., Things that tickle me

There are two types of people in this world…

..those who realize they’re my bitches, and those I have yet to subdue.

lego-cat-woman-med

Nah, I’m just messin’.  This picture is killing me though.

Filed under: I Boss You, Things that tickle me

I have three sisters.

One of them sent me this today.

funny picturesWho’s going to Spa Moksha for her birthday?

Filed under: IRL, Things that tickle me

“Not till God make men of some other metal than earth…”

"That I will faithfully execute faithfully the office..."

“…[T]hat I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States…”

Filed under: Things that tickle me, Welcome Change

It’s kinda like my old world, but significantly rocked.

The Huffington Post: The Simpsons’ New Opening Sequence

I imagine this is what November 4, 2008 was like for old white guys. Maybe I should be nicer to them now.

Nah, f*ck it.

Filed under: Geeking Out, The Idiot Box, Things that tickle me, Welcome Change

That’s some stone cold nerds right there, ya’ll.

Comic Sans is Punishable by Death (The Font Thread)

Filed under: Geeking Out, Things that tickle me

Rock. On.

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” — Henry David Thoreau

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NYT: My Sister’s Keeper

THEY called it a lesbian paradise, the pioneering women who made their way to St. Augustine, Fla., in the 1970s to live together in cottages on the beach. Finding one another in the fever of the gay rights and women’s liberation movements, they built a matriarchal community, where no men were allowed, where even a male infant brought by visitors was cause for debate.

Emily Greene was one of those pioneers, and at 62 she still chooses to live in a separate lesbian world. She and 19 other women have built homes on 300 rural acres in northeast Alabama, where the founders of the Florida community, the Pagoda, relocated in 1997.

I’m nearly struck dumb. I’ve lived here all my life, and I’ve been a hag for over half of it–and I don’t mean that pansy “Yeah, I’ve been to The Quest a few times. Hey, remember The Toolbox?” kind.  But despite my credentials, I had no idea a place like this existed in Alabama. I guess it’s because I don’t know that many lesbians, and, reading about it, I can’t blame the ones I do know for not gabbing.

The women agreed to be interviewed on the condition that the exact location of their homes not be revealed because they fear harassment from outsiders. Many in the network of womyn’s lands have avoided publicity, living a sheltered existence for decades, advertising available homes and properties through word of mouth or in small newsletters and lesbian magazines.

But still:

For Ms. [Winnie] Adams, every choice she makes today — which restaurant to go to, which contractor to hire, which music to listen to — is guided by a preference to be around women.

“To me, this is the real world,” she said. “And it’s a very peaceful world. I don’t hear anything except the leaves falling. I get up in the morning, I go out on my front deck and I dance and I say, ‘It’s another glorious day on the mountain.’ Men are violent. The minute a man walks in the dynamics change immediately, so I choose not to be around those dynamics.”


Ms. [Rand] Hall added: “It’s not as competitive. Women, when they’re together, tend to be more cooperative. They don’t look for one to succeed and all the others to fail. In the mainstream world that’s what it is. Somebody has to be on top so everyone else has to be on the bottom.”

[whine] I wanna goooooooo. [/whine] I mean it. Think of it, straight girls. Relative idyll.  Minimal drama. A material type of self-sufficiency.  Compare it with the lives of the women in this matriarchal community. Ugh.

I understand, though. As long as I get weak in the knees whenever a man with glasses and a big vocabulary ambles by, I’m stuck in the real world with the twisted creatures. Fine.  Meantime:  much joy and love, womyn of Alapine. You damn sure deserve it.

Filed under: More than a Womb, Things that tickle me

“And let me be clear: ‘Captain’ outranks ‘Homophobe Laureate!'”

via Sweet Homo Alabama

Filed under: Get Your Hate On, God & Co., Things that tickle me

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