links for 2008-03-01
Vote for the worst grammar. No, I’m not one of the poll items.
The second installment of Melissa McEwan’s excellent series on basic feminis principles.
1 If You Want Me / Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova / Once (Original Soundtrack)
2 Falling Slowly / Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova / Once (Original Soundtrack)
3 Gay Messiah / Rufus Wainwright / True Colors (Soundtrack to the Logo Documentary)
4 City of Immigrants (feat. Forro In the Dark) / Steve Earle / Washington Square Serenade
5 Thread / k.d. lang / Watershed
6 Elenore / The Turtles / The Turtles Present the Battle of the Bands
7 The March / Astra Heights / The March – Single of the Week
8 Anyone Else But You / The Moldy Peaches / Juno
9 This Heart / Nanci Griffith / The BoDeans / Flyer
10 Leader and the Falcon / Head of Femur / Leader and the Falcon
11 Radio Nowhere / Bruce Springsteen / Magic
12 The Golden State / John Doe / A Year In The Wilderness
13 Oh Yeah / The Cliks / True Colors (Soundtrack to the Logo Documentary)
14 Oxford Comma / Vampire Weekend / Vampire Weekend (Blue CD-R)
15 Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On) / Robert Plant & Alison Krauss / Raising Sand
16 New Soul / Yael Naïm / New Soul – Single
17 1 2 3 4 / Feist / The Reminder
18 Billy Brown / Mika / Life In Cartoon Motion
19 The Wrath Of Marcie / The Go! Team / Proof Of Youth
20 Message To Myself / Melissa Etheridge / The Awakening
21 Takin’ Off This Pain / Ashton Shepherd / Takin’ Off This Pain – Single of the Week
22 Better Get to Livin’ / Dolly Parton / Better Get to Livin’ – Single
We can take some comfort in the fact that we’ve made SOME progress on the sexism front in the last 100 years. Not that much, since the only female Presidential candidate we’ve ever had has men telling her to iron their shirts, but at least women can ask ask men out on dates more than once every four freaking years.
Isn’t it surprising to see stuff like this and realize how bad things used to be?
A few year back, I blogged about finding Anti-Women’s Suffrage buttons on eBay, and how they were being bought by museums and universities for huge amounts of money. But seeing the postcards and texts were huge eye-openers, not because people’s attitudes have changed all that much, just that they’ve gotten more subtle/less open about their messages.
The post office gave me a notice to come pick something up from them. I believe it would be my wedding dress. Yay!
Wow, I’ve had a distinct lack of blogging here. That’s not for want of things to write, just time. I think I have three books I need to note on my “have read” list, and a couple of movies, also. I’ll get to them tomorrow morning. Tonight we have book club; this month’s selection was Perfume by Patrick Suskind.
I know I don’t usually talk much about work, but lately the design(s) I’ve been working on for a couple of sites have been pretty well received, so I’m happy about that. And of course I’m really looking forward to sxsw.com. We leave March 6th.
Been There – Shit Happened
Boldly Going Nowhere
Car service: If it ain’t broke, we’ll break it.
Could you drive any better if I shoved that cell phone up your ASS?
Cover me, I’m changing lanes.
Don’t laugh, your daughter may be inside – (on a custom van)
Forget world peace. Visualize using your turn signal.
Friends don’t let Friends drive Naked.
Hang up and drive.
He who hesitates is not only lost but miles from the next exit
Honk if you love peace and quiet.
Honk If You Want To See My Finger
Honk if anything falls off
Honk if you’re ontologically alienated
Horn broken watch for finger
How can I get in your way when you don’t even have one?
I brake for no apparent reason
I don’t brake.
I drive way too fast to worry about cholesterol.
If you can read this, I can slam on my brakes and sue you!
If you can read this, please flip me back over… (seen upside down, on a Jeep)
If you lived in your car, you’d be home by now
I’m out of bed and dressed, what more do you want?
My Hockey Mom Can Beat Up Your Soccer Mom
My other car has bumperstickers, too
My son isn’t an honor student. He plays hockey.
Remember folks: Stop lights timed for 35mph are also timed for 70mph.
Seen on the back of a biker’s vest: If you can read this, my wife fell off.
So many pedestrians so little time
Subvert the Dominant Paradigm
This bumpersticker exploits illiterates
This is it, I don’t have another car.
This is Not an Abandoned Vehicle – on an old, rusted-out car with 2 plastic bags taped over where the rear windows used to be, parked in a shopping center.
Today’s Mood: Irritable
Warning! I brake for hallucinations
Warning: Dates in Calendar are closer than they appear.
WARNING! Driver only carries $20.00 in ammunition
Welcome to California. Now Go Home.
When everything’s coming your way, you’re in the wrong lane and going the wrong way
Your kid may be an honor student but you’re still an IDIOT!
You’re slower than a herd of turtles stampeding through peanut butter.
More funny one-liners, short jokes and sayings that would look great on a t-shirt or bumper sticker.
Last night I lay in bed looking up at the stars in the sky and I thought to myself, "Where the heck is the ceiling?!"
Laugh alone and the world thinks you’re an idiot.
Laugh now, but one day we’ll be in charge.
Laughing stock: cattle with a sense of humor.
Law of Probability Dispersal: Whatever it is that hits the fan will not be evenly distributed.
Learn from your parents’ mistakes; use birth control.
Leave bad enough alone!
Let’s just say I don’t respond well to authority.
Lethargy in motion.
Life is a sexually transmitted disease.
Living well is the best revenge.
Lobotomies for Republicans? Why be redundant?
Logic is the art of going wrong with confidence.
Lottery: A tax on people who are bad at math.
Mad, bad and dangerous to know — Caroline Lamb, referring to Lord Byron
Make no enemies accidentally.
Marching to a different kettle of fish.
Maybe I’ll become an evil genius and destroy the world and THEN I’ll feel better.
Meandering to a different drummer.
Men are from earth. Women are from earth. Deal with it.
Mental backup in progress-Do Not Disturb!
Mind like a steel trap- rusty and illegal in 37 states
Minimum wage for politicians.
Money can’t buy happiness. But it sure makes misery easier to live with.
My Reality Check bounced.
My commitment is to truth, not consistency.
My great dream is that I’ve won all the beauty contests in the world and all the people I don’t like are forced to build me a castle in France
My life’s really not so awful–it just seems that way when I’m awake.
My mom thinks I’m at the movies.
My toys! My toys! I can’t do this job without my toys!
Necrophilia: That uncontrollable urge to crack open a cold one.
Never date philosophy majors. My last girlfriend was one and she spent her time proving I didn’t exist.
Never do card tricks for the group you play poker with.
Never raise your hands to your kids; it leaves your groin unprotected.
Never take life seriously. Nobody gets out alive anyway.
Never trust a person who isn’t having at least one crisis.
Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.
Nice perfume. Must you marinate in it?
No good deed goes unpunished.
No, my powers can only be used for good.
Nobody will ever win the battle of the sexes. There’s too much fraternizing with the enemy.
Not all men are annoying. Some are dead.
Not all who wander are lost
Nothing in the known universe travels faster than a bad check.
Nothing is as inevitable as a mistake whose time has come.
Nothing is foolproof because fools are so ingenious.
Nothing is so firmly believed as what is least known – Montaigne
Nothing succeeds like excess – Oscar Wilde
Now is NOT a good time to annoy me.
Oh this Age! How tasteless and ill-bred it is – Gaius Valerius Catullus (Lyric Poet 87 – ?54 BCE)
Okay, okay, I take it back! UnScrew you!
Old age and treachery will always overcome youth and skill.
On the keyboard of life, always keep one finger on the escape key.
Our parents were never our age.
Out of Mind — Back in 5 minutes.
Paranoia is the delusion that your enemies are organized.
Paranoids are people too; they have their own problems. It’s easy to criticize, but if everybody hated you, you’d be paranoid too.
Plan A never works. Plan B almost never works. No one ever has a Plan C.
Plan to be spontaneous. Tomorrow.
Power corrupts. Absolute power is kind of neat.
Practice random acts of intelligence & senseless acts of self-control.
Q: How many lawyers does it take to change a light bulb? A: How many can you afford?
Quantum mechanics – the dreams stuff is made of.
Sanity is madness put to good uses – Santayana.
Sarcasm is just one more service we offer.
Save the Dolphins? What did the cows do wrong?
Save the whales. Collect the whole set.
See no evil, hear no evil, date no evil.
Sex on television can’t hurt you unless you fall off.
Shin: a device for finding furniture in the dark.
Smile and the world smiles with you. Frown and you get credit for thinking.
Smile, it’s the second best thing you can do with your lips.
Smile. It confuses People.
So much to do. So few people to do it for me.
So many fools, so few comets.
Some drink from the fountain of knowledge. She only gargled.
Some people are only alive because it is illegal to shoot them.
When they hit rock bottom, Some people will climb out. The others will begin to dig.
Some things are sacred–I haven’t taken them apart yet.
Some times the only solution is to find a new problem.
Some would sooner die than think. In fact, they often do – Bertrand Russell
Someday, we’ll look back on this, laugh nervously, and change the subject.
Sometimes the truth can be so unnecessary.
Sounds like a personal problem to me.
Stand Back! I have a brain and I’m not afraid to use it.
Strange notions? I got your strange notions right here.
Stress is when you wake up screaming & you realize you haven’t fallen asleep yet.
Suburbia: Where they tear out the trees & then name streets after them.
Success always occurs in private, and failure in full view.
Support bacteria – they’re the only culture some people have
Take my advice. I’m not using it.
Tell me what you need, and I’ll tell you how to get along without it.
Thank you for not trying to raise my consciousness.
Thank you for your gift of sarcasm. I will treasure it always.
That was before … now you’re dealing with Me.
That which does not kill me had better be able to run away damn fast.
That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
The best defense is a strong offense, and I intend to start offending right now.
The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.
The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
The early bird still has to eat the worms.
The empty vessel makes the greatest sound – Anonymous
The face is familiar but I can’t quite remember my name.
The fact that no one understands you doesn’t mean you’re an artist.
The facts, although interesting, are irrelevant.
The future isn’t what it used to be – Yogi Berra
The greatest political concept of the twentieth century is that of Stalinist Communism. People ask me why, and I shoot them. Pretty basic concept.
The light at the end of the tunnel may be a NO EXIT sign.
The lunatic fringe begins here.
The meek are getting ready…
The more things change, the more they remain insane.
The more you complain, the longer God makes you live.
The more you run over a dead cat, the flatter it gets.
The obscure we see immediately, the completely apparent takes longer.
The only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth.
The only substitute for good manners is fast reflexes.
The only time the world beats a path to your door is if you’re in the bathroom.
The problem with the gene pool is that there is no lifeguard.
The sex was so good that even the neighbors had a cigarette.
The sooner you fall behind, the more time you’ll have to catch up.
The trouble with doing something right the first time is that nobody appreciates how difficult it was.
The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt. – Bertrand Russell
The trouble with you is that you’re alive
The truth of this checking account is mysterious, awkward and sad. More Transactions? Y/N?
The two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity.
The windmills are winning.
There are times that try men’s souls, like after eating at a Mexican restaurant.
There are two rules for ultimate success in life. 1. Never tell everything you know.
There is always one more imbecile than you counted on.
There you go again, thinking you have rights.
There’s a door not 10 feet away. It is a fine invention, I suggest you use it.
There’s a fine line between fishing and standing on the shore like an idiot.
Think of it as evolution in action.
This is a nightmare and I’m going to wake up, right?
This is as bad as it can get. But don’t bet on it.
This isn’t denial. I’m just very selective about which reality I accept.
This isn’t hell. This is where you get sent when you’ve been bad in hell.
This person is a natural product. The slight variations in color and texture enhance its individual character and beauty and in no way are to be considered flaws or defects.
This would be really funny if it weren’t happening to me.
Those of you who think you know everything are very annoying to those of us who do.
Those who abandon their dreams will discourage yours.
Three correct guesses in a row and you qualify to be an expert.
Time is supposed to keep everything from happening at once — it’s not working.
To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research.
To succeed in politics, it is often necessary to rise above your principles.
To succeed in the world it is not enough to be stupid, you must also be well-mannered – Voltaire
Too many freaks, not enough circuses.
Too much of a good thing can be wonderful – Mae West
Two wrongs are only the beginning.
Very funny, Scotty. Now beam down my clothes.
Vital papers will demonstrate their vitality by moving from where you left them to where you can’t find them.
Vuja De’: the strange feeling you get that nothing has happened before.
Warning! This organism suffers from dangerous mood swings.
Warning! Whimsical when bored
Warning: You have entered a Tact Free Zone.
We all have faults. Mine is being wicked.
We are Microsoft. Resistance Is Futile. You Will Be Assimilated.
We are not amused.
We have enough youth, how about a fountain of smart?
We have only two things to worry about — either that things will never get back to normal, or that they already have.
We’re all mad here.
Welcome back to square one.
Well, this day was a total waste of makeup.
What a long, strange trip it’s been.
What am I? Flypaper for freaks!?
What color is the sky in your world?
What could possible go wrong?
What happens if you get scared half to death twice?
What’s another word for Thesaurus?
Whatever kind of look you were going for, you missed.
When I was young, we didn’t have MTV. We had to take drugs and go to rock concerts.
When I’m not in my right mind, my left mind gets pretty crowded.
Where there’s a will…I want to be on it.
Whisper my favorite words: "I’ll buy it for you."
Who are the grateful dead and why do they keep following me?
Who are these kids and why are they calling me Mom?
Who is General Failure and why is he reading my hard disc?
Who me? I just wander from room to room.
Why be difficult when with a bit of effort you can be impossible?
Why do people with so few clues have so much time?
With friends like these, who need hallucinations?
Yes, I am an agent of Satan, but my duties are largely ceremonial.
You are here and this is the highlight of your day.
You are validating my inherent mistrust of strangers.
You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time–that should be enough for most purposes.
You can’t fall off the floor.
You can’t have everything. Where would you put it?
You get what you settle for.
You never really learn to swear until you learn to drive.
You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you odd.
You should see the ones we don’t let out in public.
You’re just jealous because the voices are talking to me.
You’re only young once–after that you need another excuse.
Your first mistake was trusting the people who sent you here.
Your kid may be an honor student, but you’re still an idiot.
Your silliness has been noted.
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