Archives: September 2009

About Roman Polanski

I’m sure you’ve had an opportunity to read all the media circus surrounding the arrest of movie director Roman Polanski. Over on Shakesville, Melissa McEwan notes and discusses several of the high-profile people defending him, including Harvey Weinstein, Debra Winger and Whoopi Goldberg. And on another blog post, she lists others. I’m deeply disappointed by

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links for 2009-09-30

Shakesville: Her Reasons Are Not Yours "The simple answer for that is because justice doesn't operate on the principle of what's best for the victim; it operates on the principle of what's best for the community. (That's why prosecutors represent "the people.") Particularly in a case of sexual assault of a minor, there is additional

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links for 2009-09-29

Strobist Starving Student SX1 Lighting Kit everything you need to get started on a budget (tags: lighting photography cameras)

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links for 2009-09-28

Barack Obama's amazingly consistent smile And Barack seems to have the same talent for consistent facial expressions in pictures (tags: photography posing Obama) YTMND – Paris Hilton doesn't change facial expressions (original sound) Animation illustrating how Paris Hilton has studied her appearance and always smiles for cameras in the same way. (tags: animation photos celebrity)

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links for 2009-09-25

National Punctuation Day Wow, I should have been celebrating all day. This needs to go on the Odd Holidays Calendar. (tags: reference language punctuation writing holidays) ‘Hello … my name is Eileen … and I’m … an ellipsis abuser …’ | Article | Homepage articles "It had gotten to the point where I couldn’t pause

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links for 2009-09-23

Jim C. Hines – 20 Neil Gaiman Facts Sample fact: "Hitler actually won World War II. Then Neil Gaiman wrote an alternate-history story in which the allies won, and reality was too intimidated to argue the point." (tags: writing neilgaiman funny lists facts awesome)

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links for 2009-09-20

Cap’n Dyke, Lesbian Pirate Queen & Rogue Blogger In honor of "Talk Like a Pirate Day." (tags: blogs pirate) Joe Wilson is Your Pre-Existing Condition He sure is. He's the reason 45,000 people died from lack of health care in America last year. (tags: awesome funny healthcare conservatives) Meet Your Conservative Movement – a set

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links for 2009-09-19

Jobs at flickr.com (tags: design flickr) The Taste of Climate Change "But what if you could make climate change edible, not just visible? Could you create a Climate Change Tasting Menu? As a sort of amuse-bouche, the Climate Change Tasting Menu could offer local foods and drink that actually taste worse because of climate change

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links for 2009-09-18

Tiger Beatdown › Beyond Good And Evil, Straight To Annoying: A Few Thoughts on Michael Moore Tiger Beatdown again with the awesome: "I mean: the thought of Tarantino applying this to World War Fucking Two was really not appealing to me. I’ve heard there’s not even that much violence in the movie, that it’s all

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Sexual Assault Prevention Tips Guaranteed to Work!

Written by Shane Austen and posted here; Shane had this to say about the list: Kat reposted a nice piece about true rape prevention, which reminded me of this little list I whipped up a few months ago. As I just did a college RA training yesterday, re-reading this made me laugh. I mean seriously,

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Only rapists can prevent rape

A lovely list written by unknown, and passed along by Kat O’Leary, who posted it on this page of her site. (if you step back through the links, it has been reposted many times by other cool people.) A lot has been said about how to prevent rape. Women should learn self-defense. Women should lock

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links for 2009-09-16

Wait a Second. Why Shouldn’t We Insure Illegals? | Print Article | Newsweek.com The only problem? From a purely economic standpoint, insuring illegal immigrants makes a lot of sense—and not just for them, but for everyone. (tags: healthcare) Stop-and-Frisk Campaign | NYCLU The NYPD’s stop-and-frisk practices raise serious concerns over racial profiling, illegal stops and

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links for 2009-09-13

Compatibility Tables – OLYMPUS Digital Camera Various things that go with my camera. (tags: cameras Olympus photography e420)

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links for 2009-09-12

CSS Unit Testing – Stack Overflow (tags: css unitTesting) Unit testing CSS and HTML – Sacrificial Rabbit (tags: css unitTesting)

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Obama’s speech, and my thoughts

After the jump, the full text of President Barack Obama’s address to Congress on health care reform yesterday, as prepared for delivery and provided by the White House. My thoughts: he filled in the gaps of what I didn’t know, and reinforced what I did. I am surprised at all the gaps I had in

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links for 2009-09-09

bassistance.de » jQuery plugin: Validation (tags: jquery forms) Font Squirrel | Handpicked free fonts for graphic designers with commercial-use licenses. (tags: font freefonts fonts freeware)

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links for 2009-09-08

Why Exercise Won't Make You Thin – TIME The conclusion is that exercise makes you crave more calories than you just expended. Better to walk around the block several times per day and garden & play outside to burn calories than to get on the elliptical. Use the stairs instead of the elevator, take a

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links for 2009-09-07

Miley Talks Movies, Shopping, and More | GlamBuzz Miley Cyrus explains to us why we should read "The Catcher in the Rye": "It’s a really good story. Plus, when I was reading the book, I thought that I was a little similar to the main character. He over-thinks everything and I’m like that. In the

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Costochondritis

According to WebMD: Costochondritis is an inflammation of the junctions where the upper ribs join with the cartilage that holds them to the breastbone or sternum. The condition causes localized chest pain that you can reproduce by pushing on the cartilage in the front of your ribcage. Costochondritis is a relatively harmless condition and usually

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links for 2009-09-06

It Happened… But Nobody Noticed In 1982 Gustav Records issued the compilation LP “It Happened But Nobody Noticed” containing 13 bands chronicling this fertile concentration of creativity. The album stood for over 25 years as a testament to the impressive talents of this Connecticut musical collective. (tags: music punk)

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links for 2009-09-05

School Won’t Air President’s Speech – The Daily Beast This is absurd. I can't believe the level of hysteria by people on the right. These people need a good shunning until they understand their actions are out of bounds in a civil society. No, it shouldn't be illegal to cry empty-headed nonsense, but we should

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2009 Fall TV Season

Checking out EW’s cheat sheet of when the fall TV shows premiere, — either they left shows off here (Lost is the only one I noticed missing) or I just don’t watch that much TV anymore. My selections this year: Wednesday, September 9: Glee, 9 p.m. (Fox) Thursday, September 17: Bones, 8 p.m. (Fox) The

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My commitment to healthcare reform

According to the current political forecasting, it appears that health care reform efforts in congress are failing, and that a health care reform bill will not pass this year. I’m writing to all of my elected officials to let them know that I expect a health care reform bill to pass this fall. If it

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links for 2009-09-02

Cellphones Cause Brain Tumors, Says New Report By International EMF Collaborative Great. And they mean "cordless phones and cellphones" here – the handheld cordless presents the same risk, apparently. (tags: science health technology cellphone cancer)

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links for 2009-09-01

Roger Ebert: The plague of movie trivia "I know the answers. Not everybody can be expected to. Therefore, I am smarter than you? No, we just know different things." (tags: ebert trivia movies)

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