Archives: August 2009

Weekend Updates 2009-08-31

I took Thursday and Friday of last week off and created for myself a four day weekend. That was fun. I got some organizing projects done around the house, and played around a bit with a photography project. The end result of the photography project wasn’t great – but I know what I need to

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links for 2009-08-29

Tiger Beatdown › Stephen Moyer Thinks You Want To Be Raped By Your Vampire Boyfriend He would be quite wrong about that, in fact. Tiger Beatdown delivers the goods unto you on this subject matter. (tags: awesome feminism) Tiger Beatdown › “The concept for our video is, ‘Things You Can Airbrush Onto Your Van.’” This

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links for 2009-08-28

The Great White Hope – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This is a racist term which is clear in this article, which does a good job debunking the current media apologists trying to white wash the use of it in Republican political policy against Barack Obama. (tags: racism language republicans) Flickr Photo Download: Mythical Creatures Oh,

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links for 2009-08-27

WHEN NOVELISTS SOBER UP | More Intelligent Life Sadly, the first thing I thought after reading this was "maybe I'd be a better writer if I took up drinking!" Missing the point entire, I suspect. (tags: literature drinking criticism culture)

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Grilled Lemony Chicken with Asparagus

Source: Cookstr 2 garlic cloves 4 boneless and skinless chicken breasts, about 7 ounces each 1 pound asparagus ½ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon herbes de Provence or ¼ teaspoon each dried thyme, basil, rosemary, and sage Yield: 4 SERVINGS

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links for 2009-08-26

Wikipedia Celebrates 750 Years Of American Independence | The Onion – America's Finest News Source Founding Fathers, Patriots, Mr. T. Honored (tags: funny onion wikipedia) kung fu grippe – Making the Clackity Noise LOOK! We have keyboards! Literally right in front of us this second. (tags: inspiration writing creativity storytelling awesome)

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links for 2009-08-25

Pitchfork: Staff Lists: The Top 500 Tracks of the 2000s: 20-1 Interesting list. I like it. (tags: pitchfork music lists) xkcd – A Webcomic – Tech Support Cheat Sheet What "computer experts" do to fix your problem (and how you can do it yourself. (tags: cartoons funny technology awesome) Why the Gang of Six is

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links for 2009-08-21

Shakesville: Here's Your Big Chance to Ask: What About the Men? I don't guess I need to say that I am all for giving women around the world every tool, every resource, every dollar and dinar, every bit of choice and opportunity and access, everything possible to lift themselves up and achieve everything they could

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links for 2009-08-20

Majority of Republicans Say "Keep Gov. Out of Medicare!" (Really) | OurFuture.org 62% of Republicans say that the federal government should stay out of Medicare! – Yes, the vast majority of Republicans actually believe that the federal government should stay out of Medicare, a federal government-run health care system. The Stupid. It Burns. (tags: healthcare

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Barney Frank puts ridiculous questioner in her place at town hall

At a Barney Frank town hall meeting in Dartmouth, MA, a constituent asks, “Why are you supporting this Nazi policy?” Frank responds: “On what planet do you spend most of your time?” He then calls her approach “vile, contemptible nonsense.” He closes by saying: “Trying to have a conversation with you would be like arguing

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links for 2009-08-19

How to treat an eye twitch – Eye twitching Preventative measures are important. Since stress causes almost all muscle problems, including blepharospasm, to worsen, it is important to minimize and avoid stress. Whether this means embarking upon stress management through cognitive therapy, occupational therapy, or other types of group therapy or support meetings, these methods

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Maddow skewers Obama on backing off the Public Option

Rachel shows that the Health Care industry, the folks making a fortune of you getting sick, is jubilant that Obama is considering getting rid of the “public option” in health care reform. The “public option” would allow you to get insurance through the government, and provide competition for the health care industry. One of the

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links for 2009-08-18

The C-Monster.net Taxonomy of Art. at C-MONSTER.net Nothing beats a good venn diagram. (tags: art fun humor) When literary magazines get tiny: Abe’s Penny. at C-MONSTER.net A postcard magazine. Cool concept. (tags: magazines photography) Afghan Husbands Win Right to Starve Wives – The Lede Blog – NYTimes.com And we're letting them get away with this

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links for 2009-08-17

The Tools Artists Use Interviewing artists about their favorite artistic tools. Very cool magazine/blog. (tags: artist howto tools inspiration reference)

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links for 2009-08-16

Flickr Photo: Free Ideas For Right Wing Poster Artists (AKA Pharmaceutical Interns). A) Portrait of iconic liberal antagonist. B) freakish pop-culture facial affectation. C) Name of a nasty political system you googled. (tags: funny posters extremism republicans healthcare propaganda)

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links for 2009-08-15

New Jersey Homeowner Calls Cops on Bob Dylan – ABC News And the police actually arrested him – for walking around in the rain. In someone's neighborhood. Because that's suspicious. God forbid we walk around the neighborhood in the rain. Stupid (tags: police falsearrest idiots) Shakesville: The Terrible Bargain We Have Regretfully Struck "Why do

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links for 2009-08-14

White House | Health Insurance Reform Reality Check Straight from the President – Get the facts about the stability and security you get from health insurance reform. (tags: healthcare WhiteHouse facts) High-Fat Diet May Make You Stupid and Lazy – Yahoo! News Bad headline for an interesting study. (tags: nutrition health diet brain) File:Challenge vs

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links for 2009-08-13

Rosa Parks Poster Torn Up At McCaskill Town Hall (VIDEO) She and a few other women had brought posters to the town hall, but they rolled them up after being booed and berated by the crowd. When the woman unrolled one to show to a journalist, an angry man in the crowd rushed over and

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links for 2009-08-12

GM says Volt to get 230 miles per gallon in city – Autos- msnbc.com Sweet. Dunno how we could swing it to get one of these. (tags: auto cool)

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links for 2009-08-12

GM says Volt to get 230 miles per gallon in city – Autos- msnbc.com Sweet. Dunno how we could swing it to get one of these. (tags: auto cool)

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links for 2009-08-11

Nearly Getting Arrested in Downtown Atlanta Well known travel photographer gets threatened with arrest for photographing Coke Museum in Atlanta, Georgia. As has been mentioned here numerous times, photography is protected under the first amendment, and there are no laws against photographing buildings in public places. (tags: photography Atlanta legal Coke) Shakesville: Actual Headline "Put

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Weekend Update, early August

So, we got a scooter. The plan is to ride it to work. For now, Stephanie and I are both going to share the Buddy 125, and later, if it works out money-wise, I’ll get my own Scooter. It’s been 20-some years since I rode my brother’s moped, so I’m shaky on the corners, but

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links for 2009-08-09

Op-Ed Columnist – Women at Risk – NYTimes.com "We profess to being shocked at one or another of these outlandish crimes, but the shock wears off quickly in an environment in which the rape, murder and humiliation of females is not only a staple of the news, but an important cornerstone of the nation’s entertainment."

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Stephanie’s New Scooter

We got a Buddy Scooter from Genuine Scooter Company for Stephanie to ride. We’ll both get our motorcycle licenses learning on this cutey, and later I’ll get the scooter I’ve been looking at.

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links for 2009-08-07

Photoshop JavaScript (tags: photography javascript programming scripting) Tony Kuyper Photography—Using Luminosity Masks—Introduction (tags: photoshop tutorials lighting photography toread) CAF Tours – Architecture River Cruise CAF-certified expert docents interpret the world-class architecture along the Chicago River. Marvel at Chicago’s soaring towers while enjoying a 90-minute, narrated river cruise. This tour spotlights more than 50 architecturally significant

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links for 2009-08-06

How Different Groups Spend Their Day – Interactive Graphic – NYTimes.com Interesting. I can't tell if they lump reading under "other leisure" – that would make a difference to me. (tags: visualization demographics america statistics society) Hamlet – The Text Adventure It's so unfair! You're in trouble again, just because you called your uncle –

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Insurance Industry organizing at Town Hall Meetings

Rachel Maddow exposes the thuggish behavior that Insurance Industry lobbyists are organizing at town hall meetings on health care that are taking place around the country during the congressional break. Paid for by the health insurance industry– loud, semi-violent and threatening crowds of Republicans are disrupting democratic town hall meetings being held by congressional representatives

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links for 2009-08-05

Industry-Backed Anti-Health Care Reform Group: Yeah, We're Packing And Disrupting The Health Care Town Halls | TPMDC So the Insurance Industry has conned the tea baggers into disrupting town hall meetings on health care with thuggish, bordering on illegal behavior. Sounds about right; tea baggers are the right stooges for this gambit. (tags: healthcare insurance

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Blue Meanies

I’ve been in quite a blue funk lately. A large chunk of that is due to hitting 41, which seems to have affected me more than 40 did by a large margin. The “thinking about mortality” issues that advance with each turn of the year tend to thrust themselves into my conscious mind with alarming

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links for 2009-08-04

In Praise of Serious Hats – TIME Here here. (tags: hats) The Skinny On Ice Cream (tags: icecream food nutrition)

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links for 2009-08-03

BrushPortfolio.com – Free high quality Photoshop brushes » Blog Archive » Passport-Mail Stamps (tags: photoshop brushes) Let's make the web faster – Google Code (tags: webdesign webdev css performance bestpractices) Mirror neuron – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia A mirror neuron is a neuron that fires both when an animal acts and when the animal observes

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links for 2009-08-01

aM laboratory I could play with this for hours. (tags: sequencer synthesizer design music flash actionscript) Rejuvenation's Mid-Century Lighting & Hardware Wowee wow wow wow. Courtesy of the Atomic Indy blog, this fantasmic site that sells mid-century modern designed new lighting and household fixtures. I'd buy have the inventory if I had places to put

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