Archives: 2010

Ringing out 2010

Yesterday we had a mini earthquake here in Indiana and this time I actually felt it, because I was still lying in bed like a lazy person on vacation, because I was a lazy person on vacation. It felt like a harbinger, a bellwether. I have been significantly lackadaisical lately about nearly everything except work.

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Leg warmer 1 of 2

Finished the first of another set of leg warmers, ensuring toasty warm ankles for me the rest of winter. Bring it on.

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links for 2010-12-24

A Rock and an Island – a Rizzoli & Isles fanfic – FanFiction.Net Holy crap. Read this. It's really excellent. I really hope this author has a day job writing fiction, because… wow. (tags: television fanfiction)

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links for 2010-12-23

Repeal Of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Paves Way For Gay Sex Right On Battlefield, Opponents Fantasize | The Onion – America's Finest News Source OMG. I love the Onion (tags: military humor gay DADT)

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links for 2010-12-22

– 1261×1540 [1261×1380] Now thoroughly disappointed with Olbermann, Moore and Naomi Wolf. Sad. (tags: assange rape apologists)

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links for 2010-12-19

The best feature films of 2010 – Roger Ebert's Journal I trust Ebert more than any other critic of movies. (tags: movies lists ebert)

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links for 2010-12-17

Some Shit I’m Sick of Hearing Regarding Rape and Assange « Kate Harding kate covers all the issues. (tags: rape women politics gender feminism) The Man Repeller I'm not sure whether I'm intrigued or repelled. (tags: fashion humor blogs) Winona Ryder, Mel Gibson & The "Oven Dodger" Joke Horrified. (tags: celebrity bigotry hate)

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links for 2010-12-16

Cable TV’s Top Shows For 2010: ‘The Walking Dead,’ ‘Rizzoli & Isles,’ ‘The Closer,’ ‘Jersey Shore,’ ‘Deadliest Catch’ See? I'm not the only one who thinks you should be watching Rizzoli & Isles. (tags: television) A Call to Men An organization for men committed to ending violence against women. (tags: men activism feminism violence)

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links for 2010-12-14

The Boardgame Remix Kit – new ways to play your favourite board games reworking older games into new ones – I've been wanting to do this for years. To some extent we do this anyway by changing rules to make the game what we want it to be. This just gives more ideas. (tags: games

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links for 2010-12-13

The Women of World War I (tags: women wwi history gender feminism) 5. The History of Girls' School Stories reading notes. (tags: literature history women education)

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We need a little christmas

Mame (1966 Original Broadway Cast) Mame: Haul out the holly; Put up the tree before my spirit falls again. Fill up the stocking, I may be rushing things, but deck the halls again now. For we need a little Christmas Right this very minute, Candles in the window, Carols at the spinet. Yes, we need

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Another thing I love about fanfiction.net

The site has great mobile stylesheets You can read on your mobile device, which is why I was the only blissfully happy person standing amidst a crowd of very disgruntled people for an hour and a half in the security line at La Guardia. So yes, I was basically reading what amounts to very light

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Well, hello there, hot cop.

Call me a juvenile goofball, but this email made me the teensiest bit giggly this afternoon: Ahem – For your reading enjoyment: Fanfiction.net’s Rizzoli and Isles channel. I haven’t read fan fiction in quite a few years because it was always so hard to hunt down good stuff and separate it from the crap. But

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links for 2010-12-08

Shambhala Sun – How to do Mindfulness Meditation Something I would like to start in the new year – the trick will be to find the right location in our home. (tags: consciousness brain stressreduction relaxation health)

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links for 2010-12-07

Oliver! FanFiction Archive – FanFiction.Net You know, I love fan fiction, but this is just too silly even for me. Come on, guys. (tags: fanfiction funny absurd)

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links for 2010-12-06

Chris Burden's latest project "a portrait of LA" "For a piece called Metropolis II, artist Chris Burden is building a huge track and put 1200 Hot Wheels cars on it" – I hate this guy, because I want to do what he's doing. 🙂 How do people make a living playing with cars? Troubleshooting 101

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links for 2010-12-04

Olga Kotelko, the 91-Year-Old Track Star – NYTimes.com Wow. Intense training can help you fight off aging, but there possibly some genetic component as well. But the fact that she didn't begin her intense training until her 70s leaves me with some hope. I can start now and have some hope of holding on. (tags:

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Fringe: Better than the X-Files

A smart, funny, brainy show with the strongest female lead I’ve ever seen and interesting story lines. A version of the X-Files done right, and infinitely smarter; It doesn’t go off the rails or take itself so seriously that it’s over blown the way Mulder and Scully did. I don’t know what I can say

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links for 2010-12-03

ThinkProgress » Tea Party Nation President Says It ‘Makes A Lot Of Sense’ To Restrict Voting Only To Property Owners PHILLIPS: "The Founding Fathers originally said, they put certain restrictions on who gets the right to vote. It wasn’t you were just a citizen and you got to vote. Some of the restrictions, you know,

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Nuvo Arts Blog Writer Chi Sherman

Speaking of things I’ve been remiss in writing about this year – several months ago, our good friend Chi Sherman became a writer for Nuvo Newsweekly (our local alt weekly, for non-Indy residents.) She’s on the arts/writing/entertainment beat writing about all the cool happenings going on about town, and much of our new awareness of

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Republicans block child nutrition, Catholics protest gay portrait exhibit

An update on things famous assholes are doing to wreck your life. First – more on the GOP being assholes to poor people: Republicans block child nutrition bill WASHINGTON – House Republicans have temporarily blocked legislation to feed school meals to thousands more hungry children. Republicans used a procedural maneuver Wednesday to try to amend

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links for 2010-12-02

stirrup socks pattern (purl soho) Cute! I want to make a pair of these for my boots. (tags: knitting make crafts diy)

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New leg warmers

My ankles are always cold in the winter, so I’m whipping up another pair of leg warmers to wear over my socks. I plan to make several pairs of these this winter so I can rotate.

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links for 2010-12-01

Knitted Bliss: Pattern: Stockholm Scarf Wow. Love this pattern. (tags: knitting cowl patterns) Factory Farm Map Oh my. Um, the big red area in the center of the map is a concern. (tags: agriculture animals environment farms pollution sustainability)

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The Indiana Humanities Council

Yes, I have gotten really lazy with the blogging, as MJ calls me out in a comment on the last link blog post I just put up. Indiana Humanities Council :: Home Page "the Council encourages Hoosiers to think, read ­and talk. How? By creating its own programs, such as Community Conversations, Evenings at the

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links for 2010-11-29

Indiana Humanities Council :: Home Page "the Council encourages Hoosiers to think, read ­and talk. How? By creating its own programs, such as Community Conversations, Evenings at the House and Novel Conversations; by providing grants for humanities programs throughout the state; and by providing a space—physically and digitally—for people to connect and converse." (tags: indiana

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links for 2010-11-25

fantastic journal: the all seeing eye One of the many strange scenes in Powell and Pressburger's 1946 masterpiece A Matter of Life and Death – a film choc-full of fabulous strangeness – involves a camera obscura, an optical device which projects an image of its surroundings onto a screen. (tags: movies optics cameraObscura)

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links for 2010-11-23

Floorplanner.com Create floor plans, house plans and home plans online with Floorplanner.com. (tags: architecture drawing furniture floorplan house home) Cindy's Take on Tech» Blog Archive » An Open Letter to Wired Magazine "I met one of your female editors, Rebecca Hurd, at SXSW. We had a nice chat, and she politely said that if I

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links for 2010-11-21

whatwasthatbook: Sam and Ann school readers, mythology, early 70's Yay! someone else was hunting for the same school readers from my childhood that I have been for years, and they had better luck finding them. I loved these. Sam Ann Nip Tuck and Walter in Sullivan Associate Readers or Programmed Reading Books, by C. D.

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links for 2010-11-19

Your Child Left Behind – Magazine – The Atlantic Even if we treat each state as its own country, not a single one makes it into the top dozen contenders on the list. The best performer is Massachusetts, ringing in at No. 17. Minnesota also makes it into the upper-middle tier, followed by Vermont, New

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links for 2010-11-17

Bike bucket instructions Page includes a link to a PDF file on how to convert cat litter buckets to bike panniers. (tags: diy panniers bikes bikemod) SARAGA International Grocery "SARAGA International Grocery in Indianapolis, Indiana can be your home away from home or a new adventure. We offer food from all over Asia, Africa, Carribean,

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links for 2010-11-13

What a Hundred Million Calls to 311 Reveal About New York | Magazine | Wired.com (tags: visualization crowdsourcing newyork 311 government statistics) Wheel of Fortune puzzle solved in one letter Eh. Big deal Stephanie has solved the puzzle with no letters several times. She's a bit uncanny in her ability to solve Wheel of Fortune. She

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Flying, Body Scanners and TSA Groping

I’m sure by now you’re probably aware of the new security regulations at airports that subject you to very intimate searches if you opt out of the body scanner that photographs you naked in the security line. The scanners and new search procedures are going into every airport in the country now. For me personally,

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links for 2010-11-12

Zoopraxiscope – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The zoopraxiscope is an early device for displaying motion pictures. Created by photographic pioneer Eadweard Muybridge in 1879, it may be considered the first movie projector. The zoopraxiscope projected images from rotating glass disks in rapid succession to give the impression of motion. The stop-motion images were initially painted

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Toy Story Zoetrope

And a pedal-powered Zoetrope at Burning Man. Make magazine’s instructions for building your own.

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links for 2010-11-11

mental_floss Blog » Talking Pictures: Times of Trouble Photos with written captions from the depression and other eras. (tags: photos history)

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links for 2010-11-09

How every single discussion about sexism on the internet has happened An awesome comic that lead to the exact sort of misogynist fallout that the comic itself depicted. Point – you're proving it now! (tags: sexism comics feminism funny misogyny awesome)

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Journalists vs. Pundits

I disagree with about 90% of what Meghan McCain believes in, but in general I think she’s a likable girl. I think part of that is because in the back of my head, I think she’s really a closeted liberal just waiting for the light bulb to go on so she can come out of

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Made in America

One of the ways we can all help our economy is to look for products made in America, especially in the upcoming Christmas season. Here are some directories to get you started finding products made here in the United States by American workers. Americans Working a Directory of products made in the United States US

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links for 2010-11-05

Rameau's Nephew – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Rameau's Nephew, or the Second Satire (French: Le Neveu de Rameau ou La Satire seconde) is an imaginary philosophical conversation written by Denis Diderot, probably between 1761 and 1772. (tags: ideas)

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links for 2010-11-04

Tim Wise » An Open Letter to the White Right, On the Occasion of Your Recent, Successful Temper Tantrum I know, you think you’ve taken “your country back” with this election — and of course you have always thought it was yours for the taking, cuz that’s what we white folks are bred to believe,

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links for 2010-10-30

The Fantasy of Girl World: Lady Nerds and Utopias | The Awl Regarding female utopian fantasies. (tags: SadyDoyle gender feminism books)

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links for 2010-10-29

Ind. Parents Told Drop Disabled Kids At Shelters : NPR Indiana's budget crunch has become so severe that some state workers have suggested leaving severely disabled people at homeless shelters if they can't be cared for at home, parents and advocates said. They said workers at Indiana's Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services have told parents

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links for 2010-10-28

1970 Ford Paint Colors Bring em' back Olive. Last Stand Custard. Good Clean Fawn. Anti-Establish Mint. Counter Revolutionary Red. Knight White. Young Turquoise. There She Blue. Three Putt Green. Freudian Gilt. (tags: colors vintage funny)

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My grandfather and I in 1971

Leroy F. Mineart Dec. 10, 1918 – Oct. 27, 2010 Me playing with my grandpa in January 1971 Leroy F. Mineart, 91, of Brighton, died at 4:15 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010, at Halcyon House in Washington. A funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Saints Joseph and Cabrini Church in East Pleasant

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links for 2010-10-27

Citizenship for Students – United States – Coming Out Illegal – NYTimes.com Wow. A whole different perspective on undocumented residents. (tags: immigration) The Feministing Five: Rachel Maddow Fantastic interview with Rachel Maddow – I love her answers on some of these questions. (tags: feminism rachelmaddow reprorights journalism) FUCK YEAH Hipster kitty knew about it way

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links for 2010-10-25

Republican House Candidate: Violent Uprising Is 'On The Table' | TPMDC Let's see – who one this civil war last time? Uh, yeah, the liberal progressives won it. Sure, dude. Bring it. We kicked ass before. (tags: civilWar crazyshit)

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links for 2010-10-24

Jane Austen Fiction Manuscripts: Home Jane's original manuscripts, digitized. Don't bother me, I have a lot of reading to do. (tags: austen writing literature manuscripts) Jane Austen's original manuscripts go online Monday Yahoo! News Burying the lede in this article – her manuscripts go online. And some academic thinks her editor did a lot of

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links for 2010-10-23

A Comprehensive Glossary Of Gifs You'll need all of these. I thought I had a good list, but no. Not at all. This is definitive. (tags: animation gifs awesome funny internet meme) Eclipse Classic 3.6.1 | Eclipse Packages (tags: software)

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links for 2010-10-22

0to255 Color picker tool. (tags: colors tool GUI inspiration colorpicker) CSS3 Wrapping Drop Shadows Got the wrapping shadows working with minimal extra markup(You need the first child to be a container element like a header, hgroup or a div). Oh and they stretch. Webkit only for now, although I'm sure Firefox could do this trick

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links for 2010-10-21

As G.O.P. Seeks Spending Cuts, Details Are Scarce – NYTimes.com Calculations by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office and other independent fiscal experts show that the $1.1 trillion cost over the next 10 years of the Medicare prescription drug program, which the Republican-controlled Congress adopted in 2003, by itself would add more to the deficit than

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links for 2010-10-20

Koch Industries and Network of Republican Donors Plan Ahead – NYTimes.com "Charles Koch, whose wealth Forbes magazine calculates at about $21.5 billion, argues in his letter that “prosperity is under attack by the current administration and many of our elected officials.” He repeatedly warns about the “internal assault” and “unrelenting attacks” on freedom and prosperity."

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Knitting books

Here are a couple of books Stephanie and I picked up for future projects. The Ohio Knitting Mills Knitting Book: 26 Patterns Celebrating Four Decades of American Sweater Style Cowl Girls: The Neck’s Big Thing to Knit More Last-Minute Knitted Gifts

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links for 2010-10-19

Sex Discrimination Constitutionally OK Says Scalia Personally, I think Justice Scalia is high on cocaine. Why else would he say such stupid and untrue things? (tags: supremes Scalia crazyshit) Billiken – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia elf-like with pointed ears, a mischievous smile, and a tuft of hair on his pointed head. His arms were short

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links for 2010-10-16

A Nine-Point Checklist for Identifying Clutter Yep. Lots of my stuff still needs to go. (tags: organization cleaning clutter)

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links for 2010-10-15

Wall Street Begins To Fear Nightmare Foreclosure-Gate Scenario Where All Of Housing Finance Is Wrecked What happens when mortgage holders have been paying the wrong mortgage company because the paperwork was screwed up by the company – giant shitstorm. (tags: mortgage foreclosures housing economy) Penguin deckchairs | penguin folding chair | penguin book furniture penguin

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links for 2010-10-14

Mule Design Studio’s Blog: Dear Gap, I have your new logo. Why asking for crowdsourcing to "give" you something that professionals work hard at is a sucky practice. Gap, he's talking to you. (tags: business logos crowdsourcing design) Many machines on Ix – San Francisco Demands Excellence "Make better graffiti, loser." Ha ha. (tags: graffiti

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links for 2010-10-13

Judge Orders Injunction on ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ – NYTimes.com Awesome! (tags: dadt lgbt) I checked with Carol at the mini-golf hut and no pants were found on the fence. David proves that adhering to the letter of the law and ignoring the intent of the law will get you some really funny pictures of

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Electric Tea Kettle Heaven

A couple weekends ago, I was out with my mom and we each bought an electric tea kettle like this. I used to think this was a superfluous item; you can heat water in the microwave or in a kettle on the stove. But after using one at the B&B in England, I warmed to

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We’re here for you

It’s National Coming Out Day. 23 years ago today, I was on a trip with some friends to DC for the National March on Washington for LGBT Rights, and just about this time of morning, we rode the escalators up from the Metro at Dupont Circle, where there were massive crowds of people gathered –

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links for 2010-10-11

lens culture: in almost every picture # 7 "The chronological series begins in 1936, when a 16-year-old girl from Tilburg in Holland picks up a gun and shoots at the target in a shooting gallery. Every time she hits the target, it triggers the shutter of a camera and a portrait of the girl in

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After Facebook

After seeing The Social Network, I was curious what the other parties to the lawsuits were doing today. I can’t find information about what Tyler Winklevoss is doing, but this is what I could find on some of the other early facebook competitors & partners. Cameron Winklevoss Guest of a Guest A site dedicated to

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links for 2010-10-10

Why is This GOP House Candidate Dressed as a Nazi? – Joshua Green – Politics – The Atlantic "Asked whether his participation in a Nazi re-enactor's group might not upset voters, particularly Jewish voters, Iott said he hoped it would not: "They have to take it in context. There's reenactors out there who do everything.

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Sylvia Plath in a Nutshell

Sady Doyle’s succinct and painful summary of Sylvia Plath’s relationship with Ted Hughes [Ladies! Stop Being Mad At Ted Hughes!], now that his post-Plath-suicide poem has come to light You’re talented. You’re really talented. You might even be a genius. And your gentleman, he’s talented too, though not to the degree that you are. But

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News from around the house

A couple weeks ago, we took the local ABATE motorcycle training class to get our licenses so we can ride the scooter – and Stephanie and I both passed. It’s fairly intense – Friday after work for 5 hours, all day Saturday and a good chunk of the day Sunday. I was glad to get

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These losers are voting

And they hope you aren’t. Vote in this years’ election on November 2nd. For Marion County voters in Indiana, you can vote early – here’s the info: Clerk’s Office, 200 E. Washington St., W-122 Begins: Monday, October 4 Ends: Monday, November 1 (at noon) Weekday Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Weekend

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links for 2010-10-09

Sweet, Sweet Harrisville // Brooklyn Tweed Jared Flood explains the difference between "worsted" spun wool (the method, not the weight of the yarn) and "woolen" spun wool. Interesting to know the difference – and it makes a difference how the garment comes out when you knit, too. (tags: knitting wool yarn) BrooklynTweed Yarns OMFG YARN!

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links for 2010-10-08

5 GOP Candidates Who Want to Force Rape Victims to Bear Their Attacker's Child | | AlterNet Funny how these same 5 GOP candidates are also on my shit list. (tags: teabaggers conservatives crazyshit) Knitted Ewok:: knithacker.com THAT is the cutest picture of a knitted ewok – I'm not kidding, you want to see this

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links for 2010-10-07

Bad-ass women in fake beards "La Barbe takes its name from the cheeky assertion that in order to wield any power in France, it seems, you have to be man. Taking this message to heart, the women of La Barbe protest by showing up to events – meetings, conferences, and so on – wearing fake

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links for 2010-10-06

Mapping Stereotypes by alphadesigner Very funny maps based on our stereo-typical understanding of other countries. (tags: visualization maps funny europe) "Ally McBeal" creator takes on Wonder Woman | TV Show Recaps, Celebrity Interviews & News About & For Gay, Lesbian & Bisexual Women | AfterEllen.com Aw, crap. David E. Kelley is going to fuck up

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TARP worked, the Stimulus worked

Rachel Maddow crunches the numbers – TARP worked, the stimulus worked, and Health Care is working. The economy is not out of the woods yet – we still need major turn-around on jobs, but we are WAY better than we were in 2008. We are on the right track, and we need to stay there.

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links for 2010-10-05

McSweeney's Internet Tendency: It's Decorative Gourd Season, Motherfuckers. Put some decorative gourds out, jerkface. (tags: mcsweeneys)

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The New New Beetle

Spy photos of the 2012 New Beetle, according to Edmunds Inside Line Straightline blog. (more or less, the bodies changed bit over time.) 1998 Beetle (this is Phoebe, of course.) Interesting – the 2012 looks a bit more like the old beetles than the current line. I’m not sure I like it, once I compare

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links for 2010-10-04

Op-Ed Columnist – The Very Useful Idiocy of Christine O’Donnell – NYTimes.com By latching on to O’Donnell’s growing presence, the Rove-Boehner-McConnell establishment can claim it represents struggling middle-class Tea Partiers rather than Wall Street potentates and corporate titans. O’Donnell’s value is the same as that other useful idiot, Michael Steele, who remains at the Republican

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links for 2010-10-03

The World – Nancy Drew and the Secret of the 3 Black Robes – NYTimes.com How Nancy Drew influence 3 female supreme court justices. (tags: nancyDrew supremes) Race Matters – The Enduring Legacy of the South's Civil War Victory Even though they lost the war, the south won an ideological victory – convincing people that

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links for 2010-10-02

DIY pinhole for dSLR :: Photocritic photography blog (tags: photography pinhole camera howto diy) The Butch Clothing Company Suits, shirts, trousers, t-shirts, casual trousers for butch women. (tags: clothing gender shopping cool butch) Op-Ed Columnist – The Tea Kettle Movement – NYTimes.com The Tea Kettle movement can’t have a positive impact on the country because

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links for 2010-10-01

Indianapolis Times: Charlie White's voting story isn't adding up "By now, most people have heard about the voter fraud allegations being leveled against Charlie White, the embattled Republican candidate for secretary of state." The story is grimmer than it first appears – he does need to be prosecuted for voter fraud. (tags: fraud corruption republicans

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links for 2010-09-30

The Shame Game | The American Prospect "The "No Wedding, No Womb" campaign makes a classic mistake: shaming women for their sexuality instead of asking how to improve outcomes for children of single-parent households." (tags: parenting sexuality racism sexism) Name It. Change It. – Sexism and equality don't mix. Report sexism directed at female candidates

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links for 2010-09-29

Man's 'nerdy' hobby lands him in hot water after taking photos of Kentwood water tower | MLive.com Someone needs to reign in local goverments and let them know that it is NOT illegal – in fact it is a right protected by the first amendment – to take photos in public of public property. (tags:

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links for 2010-09-28

As L.S.S.I. Takes Over Libraries, Patrons Can’t Keep Quiet – NYTimes.com If they attempted to do this in Indianapolis, I would move. I am not kidding. I would NOT live in a community that didn't have a municipally-owned and operated public library system. (tags: privatizing outsourcing libraries crazyshit)

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Fall Television 2010 – What We Picked

In my extended exam of the reviews of new television shows this season, I ran out of space to track what we actually decided to watch. I made a list and we then cut it down to 8 shows – 6 1/2 hours a week. How I Met Your Mother The Event Castle Glee NCIS

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links for 2010-09-25

Suffrage Colors and Alleged Suffrage Jewelry : Maine Antique Digest, December 2003 Interesting historical of the design and iconography of the women's suffrage movements in the UK and US, mainly intended as a guide for purchasing items alleging to be authentic on eBay. (tags: suffrage design iconography jewelry) Holloway brooch, designed by Sylvia Pankhurst 1909

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links for 2010-09-24

Bradbury & Bradbury Art Wallpapers | Historic Wallpapers | Victorian, Arts & Crafts, Art Deco, Damask, '40s, '50s and '60s Wallpaper OMFG that is some cool wallpaper. And I generally hate wallpaper (in my house, that is. On my computer it's fine.) (tags: wallpapers artdeco craftsman Modernism interiorDesign) Homophobic Bakery: Local bakery refuses to make

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Health care reform changes go online today

Democrats.org provides an overview of the changes that go into affect today – helping me and thousands of other Americans with direct, real changes. Bold text indicates changes that affect me personally, italics highlights changes that affect people I know. This week marks six-months since President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law–enacting one

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Trigger trailer

The trailer from the movie Trigger – after reading a review on Dorothy Surrenders, I think we’ll try to see this sometime. I don’t demand that every movie pass the Bechdel test, but when they do and they have good reviews, I should see them.

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links for 2010-09-23

Chilean Miners: Rescuers Cave In To Demands for Smokes and Wine What the hell do psychologists know about what the miners are going through? The manipulation seems like a cruel science experiment. (tags: psychology rescue miners chile) Six Apart – Blog – Introducing SAY Media: Good news for advertisers and publishers Ah, crap. Six Apart

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links for 2010-09-22

Joe. My. God.: "All Faggots Must Die" Some one from the Georgia senate offices leaves death threats on a gay website over DADT. (tags: homophobia violence senate) Man Up, Newsweek, and Put The Silly “Men In Decline” Meme In Context | Mediaite Rachel Sklar fisks the newsweek article and puts together a list of a

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links for 2010-09-21

Nation Once Again Comes Under Sway Of Pink-Faced Half-Wit | The Onion – America's Finest News Source "This particular pink-faced half-wit is at the height of his persuasive powers," Ellington said of the bloated, hateful multimillionaire. "By exploiting citizens' greatest anxieties during an uncertain time in our nation's history, the pink-faced half-wit has been able

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links for 2010-09-18

The Rachel Maddow Show – Open thread: Women voters, women's rights This year's political field includes no fewer than five Republican Senate candidates who are so opposed to abortion that they would force women to bear their rapists' babies. Among those who would grant no exceptions even in the case of rape or incest, you'll

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Thinking about Woody Allen

After reading the The New York Times interview with him on his new movie… I don’t think I’ve every adequately articulated this thought before now – the thing I dislike about Woody Allen most is not the neurotic craven-ness of him (although that’s particularly loathsome and a worthy reason for dislike) but rather the way

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links for 2010-09-17

Asst. attorney general engaging in cyber bullying, targeting an openly gay college student This is going on in Michigan – (tags: cyberbullying homophobia crazyshit) Citibank’s Advice to Women: Grow a Pair ⊆ Easily Amused Act like as big an asshole as guys do and you'll get ahead at work. Or possibly you'll be called a

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New Toy – Olympus EP-2

A few weeks ago, I made an impulse buy – something I’ve wanted for a long time, but didn’t really need. I bought (used) an Olympus EP-2 camera, and a Lumix 20mm f/1.7 lens to go with it. It’s very similar to my Olympus e420, but a bit smaller, with a more retro design. With

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links for 2010-09-16

White House Taps Warren To Set Up Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Awesome. Simply awesome. I heart Elizabeth Warren (tags: awesome economy consumer) School Bullying Suicide: Bullied Greensburg student takes his own life – fox59.com In Greensburg, Indiana. Poor kid. Doesn't sound like the school system is self-aware enough to do anything about this, sadly. (tags:

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Christmas organizing

We cleaned and organized our Christmas items in the basement and packed up 3 boxes of discard items this past Sunday, finishing up in an hour or so. I’m still on a high from that effort – we sorted outdoor decorations from tree decorations from other decor and labeled all the boxes so it’s easy

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links for 2010-09-15

More troubling data about women writers "To briefly summarize what we’ve discovered, the numbers generally indicate that if you’re a writer who happens to be a woman in any genre, you’d better be ready to spend your time clapping politely as your male friends pick up the majority of significant prizes, grants, awards, publications, and

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Indianapolis’ disastrous downtown parking meter deal

This has been a hot topic on facebook and with local blogs for the last couple weeks or so. Mayor Ballard had come up with a deal to privatize parking meters downtown and in the Broadripple Area that basically gives away the baby with the bathwater. The deal is a 50-year contract with a private

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Fall Television 2010 – New Shows

In times past I made big elaborate lists on my blog of the fall television I was going to watch, using the Fall TV Preview issue of Entertainment Weekly as a guide. I formatted the whole list as a table cell grid with times and shows, highlighted what I was going watch, what was new

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links for 2010-09-13

YouTube Time Machine – Pick a year, click refresh, and TRAVEL THROUGH TIME. – YTTM shows you video from whatever year you pick. Awesome. (tags: nostalgia youtube timeline retro timemachine) Habits of Mind A list of habits to run through while problem-solving to help zero in on the answer. Great stuff! (tags: problemsolving goals productivity

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links for 2010-09-11

Aviator Duffel Bags by Red Oxx – in Mesh or Cordura Nylon Very rugged, minimalist duffel bags – cheap. (tags: luggage bags minimalist) Consumer agency candidate Warren meets with Obama | MichaelMoore.com I really really hope Elizabeth Warren becomes the head of the new consumer protection agency. She's crazy smart and truly has the American

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Strange Search Terms

I have an rss feed of my site log so I can see the activity people are doing on my site, and it sometimes shows some strange search terms people run through site’s search function. Sometimes it’s obvious people have confused my site with google (although I can’t imagine why) and sometimes it’s just plain

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links for 2010-09-10

Google Instant blacklists the Slutskys • The Register Censorship? Whaddya know. (tags: google censorship blacklist) Evological Mac webcam software. Are Venus Williams’ “Risque and Revealing” Outfits Fair Game? Of course not. Stop objectifying female athletes. Especially when they could (and should) beat your lazy sexist butt into the ground. (tags: sexism athletes fashion) Are You

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More organizing stuff

Another thing we accomplished over the Labor Day long weekend was some furniture moving. I had originally thought we’d get rid of the bar in the dining room, but we realized that we could swap it out for a gray mid-century modern storage cabinet from our bedroom and have a much better use of space.

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Geocaching

I’ve always wanted to try out geocaching (I know it’s been around forever) but I didn’t have a GPS device until my iPhone4 – and now I have an app for that. 🙂 I downloaded the geocaching app from Groundspeak that grabs data from the geocaching website and helps you locate caches near you. I

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links for 2010-09-09

The link between personal responsibility and an uncluttered life | Unclutterer If you don’t change your behavior, if you don’t take responsibility for your actions, you will continue on the same path you’re dreading. As long as you are of sound mind and body, only YOU can change your life. (tags: clutter productivity responsibility) Fundamental

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old golf balls

When I was a kid living in Ankeny, Iowa, living on Belmont Street, my dad had a yellow-ish plastic bucket of old golf balls in the garage. He kept them for golf practice, I guess – although I don’t know how good they were for that, given that they had gouges out of them and

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links for 2010-09-08

teapartytracker.org TeaPartyTracker.Org monitors racisom and other forms of extremism within the Tea Party movement.They call on the Tea Party to repudiate extremists among their ranks and join in civil dialogue with all Americans. (tags: watchdog teabaggers) The Urbanophile » Blog Archive » Indy’s “Son of Chicago” Parking Meter Lease to Be a Disaster for City

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An Honest Lesbian Relationship – YouTube

It’s funny. But sort of painfully true. That bit about Ikea smarts just a little, given our recent assemblages. 🙂 As funny as it is, though, not all gay relationships work this way, any more than all straight marriages end in divorce. This may be clever, but it’s ultimately self-defeating to think this way.

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links for 2010-09-07

Does Your Language Shape How You Think? – NYTimes.com When your language routinely obliges you to specify certain types of information, it forces you to be attentive to certain details in the world and to certain aspects of experience that speakers of other languages may not be required to think about all the time. And

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links for 2010-09-05

Bugging devices found in IMPD deputy chief's office | IndyStar.com | The Indianapolis Star Color me unsurprised. (tags: indianapolis police corruption)

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links for 2010-09-04

Philip H. Howard | Soft Drink Industry Structure Awesome charts linking who owns what soda together. Basically, coke, Pepsi and Dr. Pepper dominate the drink industry. I actually thought Dr. Pepper was owned by Pepsi, but I guess not. (tags: visualization infographics soda softdrinks) Obama’s “Mission Accomplished” Moment On the total cost of the Iraq

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links for 2010-09-02

Mike Hershberger – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Our former neighbor when we lived in Ohio. (tags: baseball neighbor) Category:People from Indianapolis, Indiana – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Now that's an interesting list. (tags: indianapolis celebrities politicians)

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Maddow’s “make your own verb suffix contest”

I’m not sure I can even adequately paraphrase the point of this contest, so let me take advantage of their paraphrasing: “The short version is that an Amazonian tribe uses verb suffixes as a means of indicating the source of their information. Your challenge is to come up with verb suffixes for English to make

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links for 2010-08-31

Obesity: Drink till you drop | The Economist Drinking a pint of water before you eat apparently does help you lose weight. (tags: health diet nutrition fitness) Pictos Hand Crafted, Infinitely Scalable & Royalty-Free Icons for User Interface Designers – this is going to be fantastic to use for CSS3 (tags: illustration iconography webdesign ui

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John Cleese on creativity

John Cleese discussing writing, creativity, and getting in the zone for creative work. One of his main points is the importance of not being interrupted while writing – once you are distracted from your task, it’s very difficult to get back on the moving train of thought. So closing yourself off to disruptions is a

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links for 2010-08-30

What Is It About 20-Somethings? – NYTimes.com Why are so many people in their 20s taking so long to grow up? This question pops up everywhere, underlying concerns about “failure to launch” and “boomerang kids.” Two new sitcoms feature grown children moving back in with their parents — “$#*! My Dad Says,” starring William Shatner

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Indianapolis’ Unigov Disaster

The Evansville Courier and Press has an interesting article investigating the Republican political power grab that was Indianapolis’ “Unigov” consolidation of Indianapolis with Marion County in the 1970s. INDIANAPOLIS — Merging the city and county governments here helped improve what amounted to a scattershot set of public services, but it also diminished the political power

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Disgrace – Obama’s position on marriage equality

Richard Just (Nation – “Disgrace: Obama’s increasingly absurd gay marriage position“) draws some interesting parallels between Woodrow Wilson’s weak stand on women’s suffrage and Obama’s weak position on same-sex marriage equality: In the fall of 1912, as his campaign for president entered its final stage, Woodrow Wilson was speaking in Brooklyn when he was asked

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links for 2010-08-27

Mehlman ‘wasn’t ready to admit to anyone that he was a supporter of gay rights.’ | The New Civil Rights Movement Former Bush/Cheney campaign manager and RNC chair Ken Mehlman comes out as gay – something everyone knew but he didn't admit until now. The fucking asshole. (tags: homophobia lgbt republicans) The Online Photographer: Planned

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Sapphic matchmaking

Apropo of nothing, on the way to the restroom at work, this notion popped into my head: “Hey, wasn’t Joan’s roommate Carol (played by Kate Norby in season 1 of Mad Men) a lesbian? They should write a scene where she meets Peggy’s new friend Joyce (played by Zosia Mamet, appearing in season 4) so

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links for 2010-08-26

Step Up and Step Back: more on the role of men in feminist spaces at Hugo Schwyzer Hugo Schwyzer: "As I commented at Feministe, I have a simple formula I’ve developed over the years to describe my thinking about men in feminist spaces. (I am perplexed as to why I’ve never blogged about it before.)

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links for 2010-08-25

Carlos A. Ball: Is It Possible to Be Against Same-Sex Marriage Without Being Homophobic? No, it isn't. If you're against me being married, you're homophobic. And you're an asshole. (tags: homophobia marriage equality) What will be your legacy? | Unclutterer "Everyone gets organized at some point, they just might not be around for it." –

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links for 2010-08-24

Final Letter in Katakana Among those who sortied from Chiran, there were few fathers who volunteered to be kamikaze pilots. Captain Kuno was one of these men. On May 23, 1945, the eve of his sortie, he wrote his final letter all in katakana [1] to his 5-year-old son Masanori and his 2-year-old daughter Kiyoko

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Weekend Update 2010-08-23

We spent a good chunk of Saturday at my mom’s helping her clean out her garage and get rid of stuff that needed to go to heavy trash. I’m pretty happy at what we were able to accomplish there. It seems much easier to help other people organize their stuff for some reason than it

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links for 2010-08-22

t r u t h o u t | Troops Punished After Refusing to Attend Evangelical Concert Once outside the concert, Smith and the other trainees were finally given an option and told to split into two groups: those who wanted to attend, and those who did not. Smith and about 80 others decided not

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Repaired Stair

The finished stair. Nice and sturdy. Eventually, we’ll have Carl come back and repaint all the stairs in a color more suited to our walls.

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What’s under the stairs

Once Carl had opened up the stairs, I realized there was a hidden space under them that wasn’t really accessible from anywhere else. Cool! Sadly, there was no secret treasure there.

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More stairs repair

This time we’re having a stair in the main staircase repaired; it tilted forward and caused guest to slip and fall on the stairs. We were used to it, but it was a problem when we had people over. To fix the stair, Carl had to pull out out pull it out and build up

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links for 2010-08-19

On Distraction | Alain de Botton Allowing our brain to go on a diet – to step back from the endless swell of information – is critical to us being able to engage with people and ideas that are important. (tags: ideas concentration focus) The New Right-Wing Smear Machine | The Nation How bullshit travels

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Broken basement stairs fixed – Carl Lenk

We had air conditioner repairman in today to work on our condenser unit – he replaced the fan motor and did some cleaning so the central air runs better. Since I was going to be home anyway for that, I scheduled a carpenter named Carl Lenk to come and rebuild the top two basement stairs

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90 years of women’s suffrage

90 years ago today, The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified, guaranteeing women’s suffrage in the United States of America. Well done, Sister Suffragettes. Women have been able to vote throughout the US for less than 100 years. We still have a long way to go before women enjoy true equality. Some

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Tails and Tales

Tim O’Brian In The Atlantic – discussing the sources of creativity and how to tell a well-imagined story: My sons, Timmy and Tad–both fans of Winnie the Pooh–have taken lately to wearing tails. At our local Wal-Mart, and occasionally at church, the boys sport lengths of clothesline dangling from their trousers. They prowl the neighborhood

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links for 2010-08-18

The nitty-gritty of whittling down your possessions – Boing Boing Now every purchase I make comes with a second-guess: Do I really need this? Like really, really need this? In the past year, "impulse buy" has left my vocabulary. I found myself buying fewer things, but also nicer things. On the whole, it's led me

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Organizing, etc.

I know – still no photos from the great organizing adventure – but it’s continuing. We now have our new china cabinet, and the boxes of china and various other breakable items made their way into it. All of the packing materials for those went into the recycling bin. I also cleaned out the pantry

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Fashion timeline

Courtesy of Wikipedia: Laver’s Law was an attempt to compress the complex cycle of fashion change and the general attitude towards any certain style or period into a simple timeline. It first appeared in Taste and Fashion (1937) Indecent 10 years before its time Shameless 5 years before its time Outré (Daring) 1 year before

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Some Thoughts on “Gang Leader for a Day”

Again cleaning out some old notes and writing, I came across some thoughts I had about the book “Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets” and the subsequent discussion we had about it in book club. I started to write this, but felt I needed to do some additional research

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Stuff I’ve added to my “to read” list

Charlie Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and his Rendezvous with American History by Yunte Huang Wittgenstein’s Mistress by David Markson You Lost Me There by Rosecrans Baldwin Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott UPDATE: I never acquired the first and second. I read the third book,

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26 Things

Back in 1999, people on the internet were trading the meme called “100 Things” where you wrote 100 things that people might not know about you, and you posted them on your site. I started my list but never got beyond 26 items, so I never put it on my site. In cleaning out some

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Queen Latifah, PDAs and Outing

I would never have noticed this story on Queen Latifah’s PDAs with her longtime “friend” except that I saw “Leave Queen Latifah Alone” stories on six different progressive/gay/feminist sites. If they’re trying not to out her, they’re doing a poor job of it. I’ve commented on the subject of outing several different times here on

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links for 2010-08-13

Everything You Think You Know About Mike Tyson Is Wrong: News + Politics: Details After reading through this article – nope. Everything I know about him is right. Rapist and Criminal. This is telling: "I went back to Brownsville with my reality-TV-show crew, they're doing a segment about my childhood racing pigeons, and Brownsville's all

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links for 2010-08-12

Catharsis « You Are Not So Smart The Misconception: Venting your anger is an effective way to reduce stress and prevent lashing out at friends and family. The Truth: Venting increases aggressive behavior over time. (tags: psychology anger) Sady Doyle – Authors – The Atlantic Feminist writer Sady Doyle (of Tiger Beatdown fame) has been

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links for 2010-08-11

Austenized! Redrum Park and other horror classics improved – Juliet Waters – Open Salon Austen hated gothic/horror novels, and would have been offended at being Zombiefied. Juliet Waters suggest turning the tables on the recent trend and remaking horror stories into literary classics. (tags: literature Austen books) Cool Tools: The Best Magazine Articles Ever Lots

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Question Gender Essentialism

17-month-old Roy Jones brutally murdered for acting like a girl Strong trigger warning for graphic description of abuse and murder. 17-month-old infant assigned male at birth, Roy Antonio Jones III, was killed by his mother’s boyfriend for acting too much like a girl. Pedro Jones was babysitting Roy Jones (no biological relation) at the Shinecock

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Old Northside, Caravelle Commons and political issues

I’m irritated right now at one of my neighbors. We live in Old Northside in Indianapolis, which is an historic neighborhood, but one with really large houses, and one that has been almost completely renovated in the 1970s and 1980s. So the first wave of renovators – the hippies and liberals and gays – has

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links for 2010-08-07

Kurt Vonnegut's advice to young writers (tags: Vonnegut writing storytelling creativity) Tufts Journal: Corner: Simply Vonnegut (tags: literature Vonnegut writing) How to Use Twitter for Marketing and PR Awesome. (tags: awesome socialnetworking singleservingsite)

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A Kite That Couldn’t Be Tied Down

This is beautiful: I swooned at the thought of her reading something undoubtedly wonderful in the adjoining compartment but forced myself to nod. We looked out the window: a herd of camels, for a flash of a second. We were in the Gobi Desert. Nights were hard. She was inevitably inches away, sleeping peacefully as

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U.S. District Court Decision: Perry v. Schwarzenegger

The whole document it’s entirety, courtesy of the New York Times. There is some scrumptious reading here; things that just make me giddy with glee. “Proposition 8 fails to advance any rational basis in singling out gay men and lesbians for denial of a marriage license. Indeed, the evidence shows Proposition 8 does nothing more

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Dragon Dictation for the iPhone

I’ve been playing with the Dragon Dictation for the iPhone to transcribe some blog ideas that occur to me when I drive to work in the morning. I have about a 20 minute drive and I usually have several ideas that I’d like to write about in that time, but in the hectic moments after

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links for 2010-08-05

The Dangerous Art of the Right Question Insight questions can only be asked after you develop situation awareness. They are necessarily local and unique to the situation. When you are faced with a difficult situation, you will start as a prisoner of the unanswerable/too expensive formulaic questions, and your first job is to break out.

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Prop 8 Overturned by Federal Court

According to MSNBC news services: SAN FRANCISCO — In a major victory for gay rights advocates, a federal judge on Wednesday struck down a California ban on same-sex marriage. Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker ruled that the voter-approved ban, known as Proposition 8, violates due process and equal-protection rights under the U.S. Constitution. …

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links for 2010-08-04

Why Morning People Rule the World "Morning people are more proactive – and therefore more successful in their professional lives — according to new research." Thank you very much. (tags: habits productivity lifehacks sleep)

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Barkley McBarkerson

Spike has turned up the volume on telling the neighbors to stay away from his yard lately. He’s making my “he’s so low maintenance” claims out to be false, the little goofball. I know he’s going to turn eight this month, but he’s too young to turn into a grouchy old man yelling at the

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Big City Farms

Our very yummy half share of produce from Big City Farms Big City Farms is a Community Supported Agriculture farm on 8 city lots in downtown Indianapolis. We bought into a half-share this year, and get to swing by and pick up a box of veggies every week. Organic, local food with less that 1

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Uncluttering projects

I haven’t stalled out on the de-cluttering and organizing projects, I just don’t have photos to put up quite yet – I’m still working on the great furniture shuffle. I purchased a new desk and new china cabinet at Ikea last week, and have put them both together. I unloaded and removed the old shelving

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links for 2010-08-03

Disputed chemical bisphenol-A found in paper receipts The headline is misleading – there's nothing in dispute about BPA. It's toxic and unsafe. Since I first read about this, I started paying attention to where my receipts go. The ones that get dumped in my food bag at a fast food place are the most alarming,

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links for 2010-07-31

The willpower paradox – Bobulate "The results were provocative. People with wondering minds completed significantly more anagrams than did those with willful minds. In other words, the people who kept their minds open were more goal-directed and more motivated than those who declared their objective to themselves." — this is highly significant information. I get

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links for 2010-07-30

Indiana's girls at higher risk of violence The survey does not deal with the context in which those rapes might have occurred or when they might have happened. But it found the percentage of Indiana high school girls who had experienced dating violence — who had been hit, slapped or physically hurt by a boyfriend

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links for 2010-07-29

Kickstarter Come up with a project and raise money to make it happen. (tags: entrepreneurship fundraising ideas inspiration crowdsourcing kickstarter) Color Coordination | Young House Love Great tips on matching color for interior design – but good ideas also for picking and using color in other design as well. (tags: color designideas) Anchoring Effect «

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365 unclutter – item 11

This is a patio bar that I used as a sideboard in my old house. I should have offloaded it when we moved in, but I didn’t figure that out at the time. It currently stores the china that needs to go in the china cabinet, stuff that needs to go on eBay, and Stephanie’s

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365 unclutter – item 10

This shelving unit in our dining room needs to go. There are a few tools on it that we need upstairs, but most can go in the basement. In the place of this shelf, we need to put the china cabinet, so we can finally put the china away.

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links for 2010-07-27

EVE | Equal Visibility Everywhere Awesome — "EVE is a group of people committed to creating Equal Visibility Everywhere for women. We're a brand-new (March 2010) not-for-profit dedicated to achieving gender parity in the symbols and icons of the United States." (tags: activism women feminism visibility) Contrapposto – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia "Contrapposto is an

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ZEUGMA

“[She] went straight home in a flood of tears, and a sedan chair.” –Charles Dickens

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365 unclutter – item 3

Picked up this Olympus film camera for the lenses to use with my DSLR. Turns out this is the only old Oly the isn’t compatible with my camera, even with adapters. I did cannibalize the flash and lens caps that I can use. The rest is going to goodwill.

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365 unclutter – item 2

Item 2 – old bowling shoes that don’t fit well. I don’t go bowling more than once a year, and when I do, I forget to take the shoes and rent anyway.

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365 unclutter – item 1

Item number 1 – an old jacket I never wear because the pockets are too shallow and my keys fall out. New home – Goodwill. Entering the “A Thing a Day Challenge” at Unclutterer.

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links for 2010-07-20

ProtoFluid – HTML5 and CSS3 Web App Prototyping Facilitates web app testing on various screen sizes, orientations and browsers. (tags: css3 html5 html testing)

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Could be worse.

I could write like Nicholas Sparks. I write likeCory Doctorow I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing! Update: after running a few more samples of my text through, the site suggests I now write like both David Foster Wallace and James Joyce. I write likeJames Joyce I Write Like by Mémoires,

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Gaga on Stage

Yep, way up in the nosebleed section. Also, photos from my new iPhone4. They come out pretty nice.

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links for 2010-07-15

A List Apart: Articles: How to Size Text in CSS (tags: css typography fonts webdesign) How to size text using ems | Clagnut § Typography · CSS techniques (tags: css webdesign typography) Fluid Images — Unstoppable Robot Ninja (tags: responsive css3 webdesign fluid) A List Apart: Articles: Responsive Web Design (tags: responsive css3 grids webdesign)

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links for 2010-07-14

HOW TO: Optimize Your Mobile Site Across Multiple Platforms Bookmarking for the emulator lists. (tags: mobile design emulators) Kitchen Myths Some things you've heard that turn out to be urban legends. (tags: cooking myth facts kitchen) Home | Yahoo! Style Guide Yahoo produces a style guide for online copy. I'm skeptical… We have some great

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Barack’s Summer BBQ

See more funny videos and funny pictures at CollegeHumor. I’m not a fan of College Humor usually, but I liked this one.

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links for 2010-07-13

WTF is HTML5 (Infographic) (tags: html5 design development) jQuery.ScrollTo (tags: jquery animation plugins development)

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Fishers, Indiana and “Best Places to Live 2010”

Money Magazine ranks Fishers, Indiana number 8 on the list of “best places to live” in 2010. The criteria? “These terrific small cities — even now — boast plenty of jobs, great schools, safe streets, low crime, lots to do, charm, and other features that make a town great for raising a family.” Interesting idea.

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links for 2010-07-11

The News Dispatch > News > Opinion > Tax caps mostly benefit wealthy and corporations Indiana's new tax caps, enshrine in the constitution, will turn the state into a third world economy. (tags: taxes Indiana politics greed wealth)

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links for 2010-07-09

Why Parents Hate Parenting — New York Magazine "As I shuffled back to the living room, I thought of something a friend once said about the Children’s Museum of Manhattan—“a nice place, but what it really needs is a bar”—and rued how, at that moment, the same thing could be said of my apartment." (tags:

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Who does this look like?

The actually photo is of Lewis Powell, one of the Lincoln assassination conspirators. The photo was taken in 1865. But I swear the man looks like an actor I’ve seen in a movie or TV show somewhere just recently. I want to say it was something historical – like a Jane Austen movie, or something

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Fit to print, but unreadable

I realize that it is sacrilege to critique the holy of holies in website design, but I cannot read this. I just can’t. My eyes go blurry trying to separate and read these headlines, and eventually I go off and look for news on msnbc.

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links for 2010-07-02

Mel Gibson's New RACIST RANT: N-Word Rape Threats I can't imagine why Mel Gibson keeps marrying women when he clearly hates them so much. (tags: misogyny abuse domesticViolence MelGibson) Farmworkers Dare Americans to "Take Our Jobs" – GOOD Blog – GOOD Think illegal immigrants are "stealing our jobs"? Check out what most of them actually

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links for 2010-07-01

Sharron Angle: You Can't Have An Abortion Because It's God's Plan You Were Raped – Feministing "ANGLE: You know, I'm a Christian, and I believe that God has a plan and a purpose for each one of our lives…" Yes, I should carry a rape baby to term because your imaginary bearded friend in the

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links for 2010-06-30

Wonder Woman, 69, Has Style and Mythos Makeover – NYTimes.com "In the reimagining of her story, Wonder Woman, instead of growing up on Paradise Island with her mother, Queen Hippolyta, and her Amazon sisters, is smuggled out as a baby when unknown forces destroy her home and slaughter its inhabitants." – Basically, they kill off

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Grilled Pork Tenderloin

We grilled pork tenderloin and mini potatoes on the grill today. Stephanie made a simple marinade of lemon juice and rosemary for the pork, and it came out delicious, and I seem to be getting the timing of grilling down better because it wasn’t dry or undercooked; just juicy and tender. Soooo good. I cut

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Me and my shallow brain

Howdy? How have you all been. It’s been so long since we talked. I’ve been cheating on you with Facebook, I admit it. But Facebook is giving me tennis elbow, (damned Farmville!) so I need to lay off the junk for awhile. Also, according to Nicholas Carr in his rather alarming book The Shallows: What

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links for 2010-06-28

Income Gaps Between Very Rich and Everyone Else More Than Tripled In Last Three Decades, New Data Show — Center on Budget and Policy Priorities The gap between the haves and the have-nots has increased by three between 1979 and 2007. More money in the hands of a tiny percentage of people than at any

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links for 2010-06-24

Berkeley tea party to protest tea cozy order Rogue knitters in California create a giant T cozy for a public sculpture (awesome!) and Berkeley freaks out and decides to remove it (ridiculous!). So the knitters stage a protest (yay!). Please, people, it's just yarn. Nothing to wig out about. (tags: knitting awesome protest yarnstorming funny

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links for 2010-06-22

Stock and flow « Snarkmarket (tags: blogging ideas inspiration) You're either repetitive, bored, or urgent Blogs do well when they appeal to repetitive now and bored now users, but the really effective ones target all three types at once. Somehow this is related to stock and flow. (tags: blogging GUI iphone design behavior searching)

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links for 2010-06-20

American Apparel Has a 'Full Body Head to Toe' Employment Policy Fuck American Apparel. (tags: misogyny bodyShaming fatPhobia) Tea Partiers Have No Use For Emergency Services – The Awl What? Tea baggers claim to never call 9-1-1? Oh, sure. Except for John mcCain's brother – who called because he was stuck in traffic. (tags: teabaggers

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Sex and The City 2 – more thoughts

Garland Grey does an interesting dissection of the problems with Sex and The City 2. The trouble is, if they’d fixed the problems he described, I don’t know that the movie would be watchable. I don’t know that I’d go see it. And I’m really glad he didn’t attend my wedding, because I’d hate to

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Perez Hilton – not skinny

Just for reference, this is a photo of Perez Hilton with my friend Jonathan (Jonathan is on the right) in Miami in 2007. Just to put this story about Perez Hilton’s skinny t-shirt in perspective. The fact that he has done some dieting in the past three years doesn’t entitle him to police other people’s

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links for 2010-06-18

Joe Barton Would Like To Apologize He would like to. For lots of things he shouldn't, apparently. LMAO! (tags: currentevents funny politics joebarton oilspill)

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Support Early voting in Marion County, Indiana

There’s a move afoot by the local GOP to try to kill early voting in Marion County, Indiana. Early voting is convenient for people with busy schedules and was wildly successful in 2008 and 2009 in getting record numbers of people to the polls. Marion County Clerk Beth White is supporting a plan to resurrect

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links for 2010-06-17

The Lightbox Clones Matrix « planetOzh There are apparently many ways to beat a dead horse. (tags: lightbox design comparison)

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links for 2010-06-16

8 Things Gay People Can't Do | Ranker – A World of Lists An overview of major things that LGBT people are not allowed to do that heterosexual people are. (tags: lgbt homophobia discrimination) American on mission to kill bin Laden arrested | TPM News Pages tea party delusions – the US military hasn't been

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Reading in Cambridgeshire

Sometime last year I managed to lose track of my reading list. I started to keep better track in January of this year, but I never managed to keep the list updated. So after 14 years of tracking every book I’ve read – I managed to lose track hopelessly. Ah well. I’m happier this way.

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Weekend Update 2010-06-15

We managed to miss out on pride this weekend – I didn’t feel well due to something I ate on Friday (or Thursday) and I didn’t want to spend the entire festival in a port-a-let, or trying to find a port-a-let, or thinking about poo. I felt enough better by noon to visit the INDIEhandicraft

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links for 2010-06-12

Army: Bodies misidentified at Arlington Cemetery | TPM News Pages Bookmarking this for Stephanie's sake. This is something I think she needs to look more closely at. (tags: news Arlington)

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links for 2010-06-11

20 Awesome jQuery Enhanced CSS Button Techniques – Speckyboy Design Magazine (tags: css3 buttons jquery code tutorial)

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links for 2010-06-10

Dan Abramson: Twitter Dies At Age 4 (tags: twitter socialnetworking funny) Aposiopesis – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia "a rhetorical device wherein a sentence is deliberately broken off and left unfinished, the ending to be supplied by the imagination, giving an impression of unwillingness or inability to continue." – see: 9/10ths of my written statements. (tags:

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STFU, Zuckerberg – On Facebook and Identity Politics

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg: He believes that people should have a single identity: “You have one identity,” he emphasized three times in a single interview with David Kirkpatrick in his book, “The Facebook Effect.” “The days of you having a different image for your work friends or co-workers and for the other people you know

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links for 2010-06-02

AJ Jacobs: My colossal task burden | Life and style | The Guardian When AJ Jacobs learned multitasking was bad for you, he decided to kick his chronic addiction to mental juggling. Get ready for Operation Focus… (tags: productivity monotasking lifehacks psychology concentration attention) My Immortal – Television Tropes & Idioms TT posits that this

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The Lost Finale

Kottke does a nice round-up of sites’s comments on the Lost finale. Many of them express what I’ve heard as a common theme among fans – it’s okay that all of the questions weren’t answered, because most of them were. The major storylines were wrapped up. io9, on the other hand, came up a with

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links for 2010-05-30

10 Ways Parents Can Humiliate Their Kids On Facebook. – @TremendousNews! Actually a very funny list. Don't read it, Mom. (tags: facebook socialmedia funny)

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links for 2010-05-28

Homemade Goat Cheese | Eating Is Art Looks delicious. (tags: cheese recipes) The dawn of the redesign « The Design Cubicle (tags: webdesign design redesign) Photographers Say BP Restricts Access to Oil Spill – Newsweek Of course – they don't want us to see how bad it really is. (tags: censorship photography corruption) The Apostle

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links for 2010-05-27

There's Something Queer about That Face: Scientific American Gay Face – it really does exist. (tags: social science research psychology lgbt)

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links for 2010-05-26

The Grand Old Duke of York – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Because I heard the song twice while in England, and wanted to know what it meant. (tags: lyrics nurseryRhymes)

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London

Photos from our stay in London on the last two days of our England trip.

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Stow Bardolph

We visited the Hare Arms Pub in Stow Bardolph one evening, which was a charming place and very entertaining because they keep chickens and peacocks in the gardens. The last excursion we went on while visiting Stacy and her family was to Church Farm in Stow Bardolph, which is a really cool children’s play farm

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Castle Rising

Today we visited Castle Rising in Norfolk and had a picnic near the castle. It was built around 1140 AD. The Castle that is. The picnic came much later.

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links for 2010-05-19

Black Swan – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Saw one today in Ely, hence the look up on wikipedia. (tags: biology history reference swans)

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Bircham Windmill, Norfolk Lavender and Hunstanton

Today, we visited the Bircham Windmill – a real working windmill and farm in Norfolk. We climbed up five stories to the top of the windmill and I took tons of photos. Mom even climbed all the way to the top, and she’s very afraid of heights. We also watched sheep being milked, chickens running

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The Queen says hi!

Despite my whining about seat assignments, we ended up together on the plane. The first leg of the trip was on a tiny jet but the Boeing 757 wasn’t bad at all. It was an overnight flight, but we didn’t get much sleep on the plane, so we’ve been catching up here. Once we landed,

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links for 2010-05-13

Arizona Outlaws Ethnic Studies – Because they're racist against white people It's not possible for people of color to be racist. They can have a racial bias, but to racist (or sexist, or homophobic) you have to be the party in power. People of color are in the minority and are the oppressed, not the

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links for 2010-05-12

Tax bills in 2009 at lowest level since 1950 – USATODAY.com Amid complaints about high taxes and calls for a smaller government, Americans paid their lowest level of taxes last year since Harry Truman's presidency, a USA TODAY analysis of federal data found. Some conservative political movements such as the "Tea Party" have criticized federal

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Continental Airlines seat assignment problem

So we booked our flights to England back on April 3rd, and at that time requested seats all in the same row – three people traveling together, seats in the same place – makes sense right? In double-checking our flying information today, we discovered they had moved our seats and placed my mom about 10

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links for 2010-05-11

Supreme Irony – Kagan Nomination Ends Gay Marriage Hopes Crap. She's against same-sex marriage. Boo. (tags: theSupremes Kagan equality) Dogsbody – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia A dogsbody, or less commonly dog robber in the Royal Navy, is a junior officer, or more generally someone who does drudge work. A rough American equivalent would be a

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Johnny Weir Skating Clinic at IWSA

Back at the end of April, Stephanie was able to participate in a skating clinic conducted by Olympic Skater Johnny Weir, sponsored by the Indiana/World Skating Academy. It was downtown at the Pan Am Plaza rink where Stephanie takes lessons and often skates. Johnny did different sessions for different skill levels, and then went through

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links for 2010-05-10

The 30 Best Anti-Westboro Baptist Church Protest Signs: Pics, Videos, Links, News Oh so funny. (tags: funny signs WestboroBaptistChurch homophobia)

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links for 2010-05-09

Autostraddle — Kristin Chenoweth Stands Up for Gay Actors, Calls Out Homophobic Newsweek Article When Kristen Chenoweth calls you out on your selection bias, you should probably write a mea culpa as quickly as possible. (tags: homophobia awesome acting lgbt Chenoweth)

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links for 2010-05-06

Fears for crops as shock figures from America show scale of bee catastrophe | Environment | The Observer Colony collapse – still a problem. "Disturbing evidence that honeybees are in terminal decline has emerged from the United States where, for the fourth year in a row, more than a third of colonies have failed to

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links for 2010-05-05

Christian right leader George Rekers takes vacation with "rent boy" – Page 1 – News – Miami – Miami New Times This is a guy who claims gay people can be cured and is behind practically every homophobic piece of legislation in the last 20 years. And he took a male prostitute on vacation with

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links for 2010-05-04

Using an American iPhone in Europe… without going broke | Budget Travel Tips – EuroCheapo (tags: iphone travel)

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Wheel of Fortune Tryouts

Last weekend, there were Wheel of Fortune tryouts locally, and Stephanie and our friend Melissa decided to go see if they could get on the show, and I tagged along to take photos. This is definitely Stephanie’s game show – she’s very good at it. Watching the show with her is fun, if a bit

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links for 2010-05-02

School Cuts Gay Student Photo from Yearbook Not enough that Jackson, Mississippi comes across badly in the book "The Help." They want to maintain their status as bigots into the 21st Century as well. (tags: discrimination homophobia mississippi lgbt education)

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links for 2010-05-01

This is Not an Analysis of Rape Culture. This is a Rant. — The Curvature Heartbreaking. "They raped her as she was dying, and they confessed to it. They plead guilty to rape, to rape, to raping her as she was dying, and the Philadelphia Daily News can’t even bring itself to use the fucking

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links for 2010-04-30

Franklin Central reviewing Toni Morrison novel after complaints – News- msnbc.com Are they really bothered by the content, or are they bothered that it's a book about black people? It's not the 1920's anymore; we don't tolerate wearing white hoods in Indiana nowadays. (tags: censorship indianapolis education) Do enough LGBT Hoosiers know our rights are

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Arline Groenwoldt

My maternal grandmother, Arline Groenwoldt, died on Thursday, April 15th. I waited to mention it here because I wanted to be sure that my family had a chance to attend her services first. And then I waited some more because I’m having such a hard time figuring out what to say. I can’t adequately capture

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Evan vs. Johnny, part 3897

I’ve never liked Evan Lysacek. I can sense the underlying homophobia in all of his comments about Johnny Weir, and he always has seemed to suffer from insecurity badly masked by snottiness. All of that could be forgiven if he were an interesting skater, (hell, I LOVE watching Tonya Harding skate, and look at her

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Diane Arbus

I picked up Diane Arbus: A Biography at the library without really having an idea who she was. It happened to be on a kiosk of other photography books that the Nora branch was featuring, and I thought – “hey a woman photographer. I should check her out.” I’m not sure why I have that

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links for 2010-04-28

Anti-Choice? There’s an app for that. — Feministe The American Life League wants you to send them photos of our "preborn brothers and sisters." Take a picture of your used tampon and send it to them. (tags: proChoice women rights apps photos funny) EOSHD.com – New Micro 4/rds adapter brings AF to ALL standard DSLR

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links for 2010-04-27

Faux Friendship A very long article trashing social networking and how it's "affecting the nature of friendship." I disagree completely, but don't really have time right now to write out all the reasons why he's wrong. (tags: facebook socialnetworking friendship Utne article) 10 Worst Abortion Myths-and How to Refute Them : Ms Magazine Blog "It

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My political daily chuckle

I got a fun little email blast from the DCCC regarding the GOP “Back in the Kitchen” comments they made a few days about about Betty Sutton (I linked to a news story about it here): Ohio GOP: Put Her Back in the Kitchen You won’t believe this one. Every once in a while, Republicans

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Dan Coats bumper sticker

Just spotted a Dan Coats for Indiana sticker on minivan on College Ave. I thought the Republicans were really ignorant, but that’s just chillingly nihilistic. He’s such a terrible candidate for the state of Indiana that there’s no way to plead ignorance on the issue – if you’ve got the brains to go get a

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links for 2010-04-26

"Imagine if the Tea Party Was Black" – Tim Wise Imagine that hundreds of black protesters were to descend upon Washington DC and Northern Virginia, just a few miles from the Capitol and White House, armed with AK-47s, assorted handguns, and ammunition. And imagine that some of these protesters –the black protesters — spoke of

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links for 2010-04-24

Cheyenne Williams Attacked by Classmates Because She's a Lesbian, Parents Claim – Crimesider – CBS News (tags: homophobia violence lgbt bigotry) County GOP: Get Democratic Rep. Betty Sutton Out Of The House — And 'Back In The Kitchen' | TPMDC (tags: GOP republicans misogyny sexism women equality) Predator Theory « Fugitivus Harriet Jacobs has a

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links for 2010-04-23

So You Need A Typeface? Try Julian Hansen’s Font Flowchart | The FontFeed a big fat flowchart defining how to pick one out. Funny. (and useful.) (tags: flowchart typography fonts inspiration) Equal At Birth But Not At Work : Ms Magazine Blog Stats show that the tradition explanations for why there is still a pay gap

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links for 2010-04-18

Qanat – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Qanats are constructed as a series of well-like vertical shafts, connected by gently sloping tunnels. Qanats tap into subterranean water in a manner that efficiently delivers large quantities of water to the surface without need for pumping. The water drains relying on gravity, with the destination lower than the

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links for 2010-04-17

The Rachel Maddow Show – What's the matter with everybody? Tea baggers want smaller government – except when challenged on the entitlements THEY receive. Then they change their minds – they only want government to help them – but they don't want to pay for it. Or for all those other people who they think

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links for 2010-04-16

Hark, a vagrant: Tesla vs. Edison & Marconi Poor Tesla. Always getting kicked when he's down. (tags: comics science tesla edison marconi) Emo: Where the Girls Aren't by Jessica Hopper Awesome discussion of sexism in Emo music, and how women's experiences are devalued and women's voices ignored in music genres. (tags: music feminism culture criticism

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links for 2010-04-15

LOST Artwork « Mattson Creative Really beautiful poster designs. (tags: retro lost poster graphicdesign illustration television) Hyperbole and a Half this is a cute blog with many cute illustrations. You will probably like it. Take a look! (tags: illustration funny blog cartoon comics) Not Just Boys: Catholic Church Abuse of Women + Girls : Ms

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links for 2010-04-14

D.C. Police Trying to Explain Lack of Gun With Slain Teen – washingtonpost.com sounds a lot like the Indianapolis teen who "shot himself" while handcuffed in the back of a police car. (tags: police fraud crime coverup death racism) Girl Scouts of the USA: Research The goals of the Girl Scout Research Institute are to

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links for 2010-04-13

Flash CS5 will export to HTML5 Canvas | 9 to 5 Mac (tags: html5 flash webdevelopment) MONDAY ARTS SECTION: Time to Check In With Tina Fey’s Feminism! — Feministe Tina's feminism is a bit different than mine or yours. Mine is about women. Tina's seems to be about Tina Fey. (tags: feminism television TinaFey) Poe's

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Our friend Judy’s Obituary

Our friend from knitting class, Judy Morris, died on April 2nd after a long battle with cancer. She was a warm, sweet, funny person and a very talented knitter. Here Judy is modeling a sweater she just finished, along with a Santa she made in a photo I took in December. Her Obituary from the

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I totally thought of it myself, I swear

Things you may hear me say soon: “There are chemicals in the brain called neurotransmitters…” 4 person douche canoe Sites I may link to from time to time: http://getyourownmotherfuckingblogasshole.wordpress.com/ Let Me Google That For You

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They come for her jokes, and stay for her epic beatdowns

Sady wins the internet. (with [BONER] jokes!). I’m still trying to figure out how a mansplaining, boner-obsessed, “feminist if it will get me laid” dude came to a site with the word “beatdown” in the title and didn’t think he would get one for patting all the ladies on the head and thanking them for

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links for 2010-04-11

Kitchen Design By the Numbers: 6 Key Measurements Not that we're redo-ing the kitchen any time soon, but some handy reference info. (tags: interiorDesign kitchens) The Kitchen Work Triangle: As Seen In Real Kitchens! We do not have a triangle at our house. And we sure need one – our kitchen layout sucks. (tags: interiorDesign

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links for 2010-04-10

Health at Every Size Very simply, it acknowledges that good health can best be realized independent from considerations of size. It supports people–of all sizes–in addressing health directly by adopting healthy behaviors. (tags: nutrition health reference) Onion Store > 'Sometimes I Feel Like I'm The Only One Trying To Gentrify This Neighborhood' Doormat I want

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links for 2010-04-09

Introducing: The Snuggie for Geeks! | Bit Rebels Um… a… strange photos. yeah (tags: knitting funny technology) An Engagement Ring Is a Deposit on a Wife | Lindsay Beyerstein | Big Think Guys – if you cheat on your fiancee, she gets to keep the ring. Sorry, that's always been the rule, and it always

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links for 2010-04-08

How Lady Gaga Became the World's Biggest Pop Star — New York Magazine 8 pages of article on Lady GaGa. You'll probably read the whole thing. (tags: GaGa music celebrity) When Women Write About Their Sex Lives – Culture – The Atlantic The always delicious Sady Doyle reviews Patti Smith's memoir and tangentially some other

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links for 2010-04-07

Some pics from the "No Homos Allowed" prom in Mississippi So they held a "fake" prom for the lesbians, and had a "real" prom across town, organized by the homophobic parents, teachers and school officials. Check out some pictures of the douchbags. (tags: homophobia douchbags)

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Mayor Greg Ballard’s Many Tax Increases

Now that campaign season is rolling around our Mayor Ballard — whose original campaign charge was all about repealing property taxes in Indiana — is hauling out one of his favorite talking points: claiming he held the line on new taxes. Ballard was whipped into office on the froth of the anti-tax rabble after Governor

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links for 2010-04-06

The Editor and the Curator (Or the Context Analyst and the Media Synesthete) | Tomorrow Museum Joanne McNeil takes to task the folks in new media for their (mis)use of the term "curate" and "curator" when they really are talking about content selection, content aggregation and context analysis. (tags: art language media internet curators curation)

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links for 2010-04-05

The cult of busy « Scott Berkun I deliberately try not to fill my calendar. I choose not to say Yes to everything. For to do so would make me too busy, and I think, less effective at what my goals are. I always want to have some margin of my time in reserve, time

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links for 2010-04-04

Life Below 600px | I Am Paddy You actually can put stuff below the fold. People will scroll. (tags: design abovethefold bestpractice webdesign layout)

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links for 2010-04-03

J Henry Fair: Industrial Scars J. Henry Fair photographs industrial blights from above – aerial views of some of the most dangerous industrial problems. Recent photos of coal ash depositories are beautiful and alarming (tags: photos aerial pollution environment) Butler Doesn't Understand What They Have To Do To Get Out Of Indiana | The Onion

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Comments Elsewhere

Jonah Lehrer, the author of Proust Was A Neuroscientist (which I have) and the new book How We Decide (on my wishlist) has an interesting article on the Frontal Cortex science blog regarding Costco and how it affects our decision-making regarding pricing. To which I contributed this in the comments: You should study my wife

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links for 2010-04-02

The Last Song :: rogerebert.com :: Reviews I love, Roger Ebert. The last paragraph is the best. 🙂 (tags: movies funny writing)

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links for 2010-04-01

Women invented beer claims academic – Telegraph Miss Peyton has conducted extensive research into the origins of beer for a new book, and discovered to her surprise that a woman's touch was found on beer throughout the ages. Nearly 7,000 years ago in Mesopotamia and Sumeria, so important were their skills that they were the

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links for 2010-03-31

Shots Of Indianapolis Skyline To Depress Nation During Final Four Broadcast | The Onion – America's Finest News Source WASHINGTON–Shots of the Indianapolis skyline scheduled to air during the 2010 Final Four will be extremely depressing and will momentarily infuse viewers with a sense of overwhelming bleakness, the U.S. populace reported this week. "I bet

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Lemon Capellini

Weight Watchers 6 ounces capellini or angel-hair pasta 2 tsp olive oil 1 – 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice 1/4 tsp salt Freshly ground pepper to taste 1. Cook the capellini according to package directions omitting the salt, if desired; drain. 2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-low

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Parmesan Tiapia

1 pound of tilapia 3 egg whites 1 T. garlic powder 1/2 c. grated parmesan cheese cooking spray Mix together the cheese and the garlic powder. Put the egg whites in another bowl. Spray a skillet with cooking spray and heat over med-high. Then take the tilapia and dip in egg whites and then the

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IE7 Fixes

I figured out my IE 7 display issues finally. Sorry for the delay – normally I don’t let problems like that linger, but I was having trouble finding a free hour to troubleshoot. Thanks to Wil for helping me pinpoint the problems.

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links for 2010-03-30

The Catholic Church is a Criminal Enterprise – Matt Taibbi The church attempts to defend the indefensible, and invalidates practically all good it's ever done in the history of the church in the process. Yeah, I think it's time for the church to disband. (tags: catholicism church crime evil rape abuse) Michigan Christian Militia Raided

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Southwestern Pork Tenderloin

Weight Watchers 1 T. chili powder 1 1/2 t. sugar 1 t. pepper 1 t. salt 1/4 t. onion powder 1/8 t. garlic powder 1/8 t. ground cumin 1/8 t. cayenne 1 (1 1/4 pound) pork tenderloin trimmed 1 t. canola oil Make the rub by combining all the spices in a large ziplock bag.

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links for 2010-03-29

WEEKEND ARTS SECTION: Dear Leslie Knope of TV’s “Parks and Recreation,” — Feministe I do not have to make a list of how much I love Leslie Knope, because Sady makes one for me. And it is so true! And very funny. And makes Parks and Recreation one of my favorite shows, like, ever. It

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Predator Theory and Rape

Predatory Theory is a very detailed and interesting post on Feministe by Thomas, discussing two detailed recent studies of rapists and violence directed at women. Lots of new information here that explodes general society ideas about rapists and their methods and motivations. Most rapists go after acquaintances rather than strangers, and most of them are

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Pay your damned taxes, deadbeat

“Personal property is the effect of society; and it is as impossible for an individual to acquire personal property without the aid of Society, as it is for him to make land originally. Separate an individual from Society, and give him an island or a continent to possess, and he cannot acquire… He cannot become

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In search of the next Lost

Entertainment Weekly has an interesting article in their current issue about all of the shows written to be the next big Lost and how none of them seem to be taking off in the way the networks are hoping. I am watching FlashFoward, and it’s interesting, but most of the shows are missing a key

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links for 2010-03-26

City of Pawnee – Parks and Recreation April Ludgate was born in Björk’s house in Iceland and grew up on Easter Island, where her parents were giant stone heads. She has the ability to fire beams of tacos out of her hands and she can turn her legs into tigers. On Sundays, April enjoys reading

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links for 2010-03-25

United States and Russia reach nuclear-arms deal – washingtonpost.com The United States and Russia have reached a deal on their most extensive nuclear arms-control agreement in nearly two decades, the Kremlin announced Wednesday. The pact appeared to represent President Obama's first victory in his ambitious agenda to move toward a nuclear-free world. (tags: news nuclear

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links for 2010-03-24

Highways Destroy Cities – GOOD Blog – GOOD It seems obvious when you think about it – if you build a highway through a city, people will move to the suburbs and the city will die. (tags: urbanPlanning roads traffic) Ponoko – the world's easiest making system Design a product, get an instant online price,

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Health Care Changes: This Year

According to the White House – how health insurance reform will expand and strengthen coverage: * This year, children with pre-existing conditions can no longer be denied health insurance coverage. Once the new health insurance exchanges begin in the coming years, pre-existing condition discrimination will become a thing of the past for everyone. * This

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links for 2010-03-23

GOOD Instructions: How to Spring Clean With Nontoxic Home-made Products – GOOD Instructions – GOOD Vinegar is a staple in this awesome list, as are baking soda, lemon juice and olive oil. Check it out' well worth printing and saving. (tags: cleaning green howto)

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links for 2010-03-22

Tea Party Protests: 'Ni**er,' 'Fa**ot' Shouted At Members Of Congress Preceding the president's speech to a gathering of House Democrats, thousands of protesters descended around the Capitol to protest the passage of health care reform. The gathering quickly turned into abusive heckling, as members of Congress passing through Longworth House office building were subjected to

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Tea Bag Desperation

Video from two opposing health care rallies in Columbus, Ohio. Here tea baggers mock a Parkinson’s victim.

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links for 2010-03-19

WEEKEND ARTS SECTION: Nothing That Happened This Week Was Ever Going To Be As Important As The “Telephone” Video — Feministe Sady sez: "The thing is, we can talk about how trans stuff is handled in this video (badly), and how race stuff is handled in this video (also badly), and we can talk about

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Home Again

So I got home from SxSW late on Tuesday. I didn’t recap the last couple of days of the event because I was catching up on sleep and fighting what I had thought was a wicked case of allergies. Turns out – walking pneumonia. (Also turns out that I managed to spell that word correctly

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links for 2010-03-17

Florida's Anti-Gay Movie Stance Florida Lawmaker Revises State’s Movie Incentive Program To Deny Tax Credit To Films With Gay Characters (tags: homophobia movies lbgt Florida discrimination)

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links for 2010-03-16

Interesting Letterhead Designs | Letterheady Letterhead design of the rich and famous. (tags: letterhead design vintage inspiration illustration graphics) BBC – BBC Internet Blog: A new global visual language for the BBC's digital services (tags: bbc webdesign grids webdev branding)

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SxSW 2010 – Saturday Recap

Web Content Management Systems from a Designer’s Perspective The Right Way to Wireframe, Part 1 4 different interaction designers took four different tools to prototype with. A number of things stood out for me: 1) Balsamiq is probably the wireframing tool we should be using. 2) They have a longer research/prototyping phase and peer reviews

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SXsW 2010 – Friday Recap

Two panels that we were able to make it to after flying in today… Getting Stoked about Web Typography Samantha Warren Went over a lot of stuff I knew already about finding inspiration in typography – but it was refreshing since we really back-burner our typography in our designs, partly because of the technology concerns.

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links for 2010-03-12

A Contraband Camera: Photos Of World War II WASP – The Picture Show Blog : NPR More on the female pilots of WWII. Awesome. (tags: photos women equality pilots WWII history) TSA: Transporting Knitting Needles & Needlepoint "Knitting needles are permitted in your carry-on baggage or checked baggage. Items needed to pursue a Needlepoint project

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Super Swirl Scarf Pattern

This is a pattern that was handed out free at Mass Ave. Knit Shop. I took a photo because the print copies were all gone. Three balls of cotton (300 yards or so). Needles: Size 7 or 8 Cast on 22 stitches. Row 1: Knit Row 2: K 8, turn and knit back. Row 3:

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links for 2010-03-10

Female WWII Pilots: The Original Fly Girls : NPR "In 1942, the United States was faced with a severe shortage of pilots, and leaders gambled on an experimental program to help fill the void: Train women to fly military aircraft so male pilots could be released for combat duty overseas." (tags: feminism military history women

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SXSW 2010 Prep

I’m taking off on Friday for SXSW in Austin, Texas. I’ve been there a couple times in the past in 2007 and 2008. I’m having a bit of anxiety about the trip after the doozy of a time we had in 2008 (stuck on a plane on the tarmac for 6 hours in Dallas, then

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links for 2010-03-09

What's In Your Food? | Eat This, Not That A whole lot of effed-up crap, it turns out. And it's hidden in there and doesn't show up on the ingredients lists, so you think you're eating better than you are. (tags: food chemicals health) Don’t blame fast food for making you fat – Diet and

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Creamy Italian Chicken

servings – 6 Estimated Weight Watchers points – 3 6 (4 oz) chicken breasts one envelope dry Italian dressing one 4 oz. can of mushrooms one can of 98% fat free cream of chicken soup 8 oz. fat free cream cheese Place chicken in the bottom of your crockpot. Mix 1/2 c. water and the

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links for 2010-03-08

marie osmonds poor gay son killed himself – Roseanne Barr I did not realize he was gay. That puts a whole different spin on things. How sad – and how sad that they church was allowed to victimize the poor young man. It sounds like Marie Osmond drove her poor kid to suicide. (tags: lgbt

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Drop-Down Fly-Out Navigation on my site

I’ve been dissatisfied with the navigation methods here on my site for a long time – I was very frustrated by the long, unwieldy category list from the sidebar – I’ve always organized by category, but the display of that navigation sucked, because it was hard to tell that there were categories and sub-categories, and

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The celebrity “freebie” list

From the episode of friends “The One with Frank Jr.” (season 3, episode 5) in which the gang all consider what five celebrities would be on their “freebie list”–people they can sleep with without anyone getting upset… my list: Tina Fey Mary-Louise Parker Anne Hathaway Kate Winslet Felicia Day alternate: Susan Sarandon

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links for 2010-03-05

Are Aunts the New Mom? « She-conomy while women make 85% of decision about household purchases, 50% of women are not moms – so why are all the commercials directed at mothers? (tags: women marketing) First Look: How Penguin Will Reinvent Books With iPad | paidContent:UK (tags: ebooks apps literature publishing reading) Palin At Oscar

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Spicy Beef Tacos

Weight Watchers POINTS® Value: 5 Servings: 4 (two tacos) Preparation Time: 12 min Cooking Time: 13 min Level of Difficulty: Easy 3 spray(s) cooking spray, divided 2 medium garlic clove(s), minced 3/4 pound(s) uncooked lean ground beef (with 7% fat) 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin 1 1/2 tsp ground coriander 3/4 tsp table salt, or

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Mini Chocolate Cheesecakes with Cookie Crusts

Weight Watchers POINTS® Value: 3 Servings: 12 Preparation Time: 15 min Cooking Time: 0 min Level of Difficulty: Moderate 12 item(s) chocolate wafer(s), about 2 1/2 oz 8 oz Neufchatel cheese, softened 1 cup(s) 2% reduced fat milk 2/3 cup(s) sugar 2 envelope(s) unflavored gelatin 3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa 1 cup(s) water, boiling Line 12

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links for 2010-03-04

BBC News – The art of list-making "A collection of attributes the Finnish architect Eero Saarinen found most attractive in his wife. First on his list is the fact she was very clever." – excellent. I knew I liked that guy. (tags: psychology lists ideas art writing) IPS cutting art, music teachers to trim deficit

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links for 2010-03-03

Universal Healthcare Map Public universal health care around the world (as of December 2009). (tags: map healthcare)

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links for 2010-03-02

Ayn Rand, Hugely Popular Author and Inspiration to Right-Wing Leaders, Was a Big Admirer of Serial Killer | Books | AlterNet Ayn Rand, in her notebooks, worshiped a notorious serial murderer-dismemberer, and used this killer as an early model for the type of "ideal man" that Rand promoted in her more famous books — ideas

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Homespun: Modern Handmade

I’ve mentioned INDIEana Handicraft Exchange here before; Stephanie and I were introduce to the contemporary craft fair by a friend and have attended their events twice. It’s helped inspire the two of us to plan and scheme about our own crafting projects and what we might be able to do someday as a potential vendor.

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links for 2010-02-26

The Next Anti-Choice Target: Miscarriage – Utah miscarriage bill – Jezebel You have got to be kidding me. I would have my uterus yanked out if this went into effect in my state. (tags: misogyny women rights) Sorry, Plushenko: It wasn't artistry that won the gold for Lysacek From the Naperville Sun, an analysis of

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links for 2010-02-25

Web-Based Tools for Optimizing, Formatting and Checking CSS Tools to assess. (tags: css webdev optimization formatting)

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links for 2010-02-24

HTML email inline styler Converts your styles to inline ones for email purposes. Neato. (tags: tools email webdesign) Ravelry: discussion topic – Life-size Giraffe Not sure if you'll be able to see this furm discussion unless you're already a ravelry member, but it's a real hoot – someone wants a pattern to knit a life-size

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links for 2010-02-23

Worldchanging: Bright Green: Bill Gates: the Most Important Climate Speech of the Year (tags: climatechange environment ideas sustainability energy)

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links for 2010-02-21

It’s Not Your Money | Ian Welsh Most people get this, but libertarians seem to have a hard time with it – "It seems like every time I discuss taxation, some libertarian will waltz in and say 'it’s my money and I don’t see why the government should be able to take it.' So let’s

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links for 2010-02-20

Designing with Progressive Enhancement: Building the web that works for everyone. By Filament Group: Todd Parker, Patty Toland, Scott Jehl, Maggie Costello Wachs Designing with Progressive Enhancement is a practical guide that both explains the principles and benefits of progressive enhancement, and explores detailed examples to teach you how, where, and when to implement specific

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links for 2010-02-19

Officials: Austin Plane Crash May Be Intentional : NPR And he was a tea bagger railing against the IRS for taking "his" money awa from him. Domestic terrorism. (tags: terrorism teabaggers Texas) The Richest 1% Have Captured America's Wealth | Economy | AlterNet The U.S. already had the highest inequality of wealth in the industrialized

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links for 2010-02-18

Economic Perspectives from Kansas City: Wall Street Still Doesn’t Get It An interesting perspective. Dunno what I think about it yet — "A Wall Streeter buys the life insurance policies of individuals with terminal illnesses, packages them into securities, and profits when the underlying collateral dies. In his most recent movie, Michael Moore documented the

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Politics vs. Policy

It’s thrilling to see Rachel Maddow continue each night to point out the Republican’s hypocrisy in favoring politics over policy – trashing bills that they know have substance and will be good for their constituents. I really enjoy watching her show every day. I think I’ve learned more from it than any other news program

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links for 2010-02-16

Get This: Warming Planet Can Mean More Snow : NPR "The fact that the oceans are warmer now than they were, say, 30 years ago means there's about on average 4 percent more water vapor lurking around over the oceans than there was, say, in the 1970s," he says. Warmer water means more water vapor

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New Baby Dillon

My brother Scott and his wife Bethany have a new baby boy named Dillon. He’s my first nephew, and was he was born on February 13th at 5:24 p.m.

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links for 2010-02-13

Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle series stars a small lady who lives in an "upside-down" house in a lively neighborhood inhabited mainly by children who have bad habits. (tags: books children stories) Figure Skating Video, Schedules, Results, TV, News | NBC Olympics The all-important information we need to know for

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links for 2010-02-12

List of cognitive biases – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (tags: science lifehacks psychology logic) May Wright Sewall – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Indianapolis' resident suffragette and feminist. (tags: feminism suffrage voting women) National American Woman Suffrage Association – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia If you look at the section "background conflict" there are some really interesting

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Snow does not disprove climate change

And Bill Nye calls guys from Fox News unpatriotic for claiming that there’s not climate change because of snowstorms. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

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links for 2010-02-11

CSS3 Hover Tabs without JavaScript « Kamikazemusic.com (tags: css3 webdesign tutorial) Figure Skating: The Olympics' Broken Sport : NPR The prime purpose of the new and unimproved scoring system was to better quantify the various elements in a program — required jumps and spins — so that the famously nefarious judges would have less latitude

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February Blahs

Seasonal Affective Disorder has hit me full in the face in the last several weeks, and sadly, my 365 project is a casualty. Between a number or projects at work and the weather, I can’t seem to get photos processed and online. I’m actually not far behind on taking the pictures, but my enthusiasm for

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links for 2010-02-09

Exercises may reduce severity of sleep apnea | Reuters And some actual descriptions of the exercises at the end of this article. (tags: exercise sleep apnea health) Tongue exercises for sleep apnea? | Doctor Steven Y. Park, MD | New York, NY | Integrative Solutions for Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome, and Snoring

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links for 2010-02-08

'How's That Hopey, Changey Stuff?' Palin Asks : NPR I'm pretty happy with the hopey, changey thing so far, actually. The changey part could be moving a bit faster, but when you take a good look at what's already been changed, they hopey part gets a lot hope-ier. (tags: palin idiots teabaggers) Love's language: Couples

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links for 2010-02-07

Knit and Crochet Pattern Search – Planet Purl (tags: knitting pattern) Tea Party opening speaker suggests law that kept blacks be kept from voting be reinstated | Raw Story Except that most blacks would pass the test with ease, but Tea Party candidates would all be excluded. (tags: idiots racism teabaggers)

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links for 2010-02-06

Palin e-mails reveal a powerful ‘first dude’ – Politics- msnbc.com Whoa. Unethical crap EVERWHERE in those emails. (tags: Palin alaska politics) Peter Daou: Male Monsters — Girl Buried Alive for Being a Girl and the World Shrugs More heartache at violence against women for being women. A 16-year-old girl killed for talking to boys. (tags:

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links for 2010-02-05

On Language – Crash Blossoms – NYTimes.com Classic headline screw ups – “Squad Helps Dog Bite Victim” and “Red Tape Holds Up New Bridge.” (tags: writing headlines nytimes humor language) This is the title of a typical incendiary blog post – Coyote Crossing This sentence claims that there are many people who do not agree

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links for 2010-02-04

Coats registered to vote in Virginia, not Indiana – Ben Smith – POLITICO.com Carpetbagger Dan Coats, resident of Virginia, plans to run for Evan Bayh's senate seat in Indiana. Crud, I was going to vote against Bayh in the primary. (tags: indiana politics) AIG Bonuses In 2010 Total $100 Million So, when are we going

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links for 2010-02-03

Daily Kos :: State of the Nation very disturbing poll of Republicans about their beliefs. (tags: republicans poll demographics politics culture) IMPD officer admits sex with suspect | IndyStar.com | The Indianapolis Star No, he didn't "have sex" with a suspect, Indy Star. He RAPED her. Fix your goddamned headline. (tags: misogyny newspapers headlines mistakes)

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links for 2010-02-02

The U.S. National Archives' collections on Flickr Awesome. (tags: photography history government flickr) 10 Americans Arrested In Haiti, Accused Of Child Trafficking Idaho Baptist group tried to smuggle 33 kids out of Haiti through the Dominican Republic. Some of the children knew their parents were alive, and just hadn't been reunited with them yet. (tags:

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links for 2010-02-01

5 things that are wrong with chivalry — Feministe Respect for women means respecting our wants, irrespective of your ideas of what’s best for us. It means making our lives easier through substantial change rather than through “courtesies” that make you feel good and make us feel less than. It means working for that everywhere

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links for 2010-01-31

Tiger Beatdown › SEXIST BEATDOWN: Oh I Couldn’t Possibly Tell You Which Edition It Is, I Am Just A Girl Edition Sadly, I do this far too often myself. I should really be ashamed. Ha! (tags: feminism women culture socialization shaming)

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links for 2010-01-30

IMA bets with NOMA over Superbowl – a masterpiece is the bet Wow – that's better than the Mayor's rinky-dink shrimp bet. Way to raise the stakes, IMA. (tags: superbowl museum sports IMA) Cameras Roll As Obama Schools GOP I cannot WAIT to see the video of this. (tags: Obama republicans funny) 30 Stylish jQuery

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links for 2010-01-29

Twisted Drop Stitch Scarf Pattern « Kis*Knit Bookmarking because I needed this: "Create a twisted drop stitch: Insert needle into the stitch as if to knit. Instead of wrapping the yarn around the back needle to create a regular knit stitch, wrap yarn around both needles and then wrap around the back needle. Complete stitch

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links for 2010-01-28

The secret lives of married men – Times Online A better title for this would be "The Secret Life of a mentally under-developed London Times writer/sexist douchbag." (tags: sexism misogyny equality rights women) Dorothy Surrenders: A movie of our own Dorothy breaks down the box office numbers on movies about lesbians, and throws out hope

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links for 2010-01-27

8 guides to apply jQuery and ImageSwitch in web design | HieuUK (tags: flipclock) Indianapolis, New Orleans mayors place Super Bowl wagers | IndyStar.com | The Indianapolis Star Yeah, we're going them shrimp from St. Elmo's. Yes, you read that right; we sending SHRIMP south, to NEW ORLEANS. Which is probably where we flew it

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Knitting and Design and Flow

It struck me on the way in to work this morning that the reason I love knitting so much is because it’s design in almost pure form. With web design, there are so many hurdles you have to jump through to get your design into a working state – css attributes to learn, scripting languages

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links for 2010-01-26

Bauer defends comment comparing poor people to stray animals – WIS News 10 – Columbia, South Carolina | South Carolina Lt. governor Andre Bauer says they should stop feeling poor kids free lunches because "feeding stray animals" causes them to "breed." South Carolina seems to be just chock-full of elected idiots. (tags: racism classism bigotry

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At Yack Arena

Watching the ice dancing competition and waiting for Stephanie’s competition. (in Wyandotte, Michigan.) She passed her Bronze moves in the field test this morning, so she’s really excited. She’s been working hard on the test requirements for the last several months, so this is quite a validation of her work. I’m really proud of her.

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On the road again

Headed to Michigan to visit our friends Dan and Melissa and to go to Stephanie’s skating competition in Wyandotte, MI. Left the pooch home with our petsitter for this trip; too far for the little dude. Stephanie is also testing for her bronze moves in the field.

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links for 2010-01-22

Obama: Daddy of the United States of America You don't have to win, we were told at the positive-discipline workshop. Your child is not damaged, morally, if your child wins, if the battle is withdrawn, or, better yet, never joined. Our culture has viewed parenthood in terms of decisive moments, but it's better to view

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links for 2010-01-21

The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House What follows is a brief discussion of Audre Lorde's often-quoted statement, "The master's tools will never dismantle the master's house." (tags: feminism Lorde ideas) Hej Cyklist! Copenhagen Has a New Bike-friendly Feature – GOOD Blog – GOOD Copenhagen installs food rests for cyclists stopped at lights.

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links for 2010-01-20

John Travolta to Airlift Desperately Needed E-Meters to People of Haiti – Disasters – Gawker Scientologists have mobilized to seize on the promotional and recruitment opportunities presented by the horror going on in Haiti, and John Travolta has personally arranged to fly "volunteer ministers" to Haiti to inflict his junk science on victims there. (tags:

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Weekend Update 2010-01-19

Nope, I haven’t quit the 365 photo project, I’m just behind on putting the photos I’ve taken up. I know – three day weekend for me and I couldn’t get it done. But I was working on the project — I want to do some portrait work, and we have a southern-exposure window that I

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links for 2010-01-19

The Dirtiest Player: Profiles: GQ GQ story about former Colts player Marvin Harrison. (tags: sports football crime Colts) Thousand and One Words The photo blog of Ryan, the character from the Office. Yeah, it's pretty funny. (tags: photography funny office television parody) BBC – Magazine Monitor: 100 things we didn't know last year BBC's annual

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links for 2010-01-17

The Observer – Responsibility for offensive comic Comparing a cartoon about gay bashing someone into a vegetable to Harry Reid's misplace remarks about President Obama is the definition of "not getting it." (tags: homophobia indiana NotreDame) Wow. Apparently Gay Bashing is Funny at Notre Dame | The Bilerico Project So not cool. (tags: homophobia indiana

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links for 2010-01-16

Of Rats and Jen » From Childhood Toy to Fiber Art Ploy A yarn swift from tinker toys. That rocks. (tags: knitting howto tinkertoys) Progress Trackers in Web Design: Examples and Best Practices – Smashing Magazine Sweet – I'm in the middle of redesigning one, so this is quite a dandy help. (tags: webdesign navigation

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Dealbreakers

You know how you find a site that you really like, and you read it and enjoy it and show it to everyone you know? And you go along and after awhile the site changes, and you find yourself enjoying it less and less, and then there gets to be a point at which you

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links for 2010-01-15

How to repair a broken iPhone display – O'Reilly Answers If you don't mind taking it apart yourself, apparently, the screen can be fixed for $20.00. Damn. (tags: iPhone howto diy)

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links for 2010-01-14

Pat Robertson: Haitians 'Swore A Pact To The Devil' (VIDEO) | TPM LiveWire "Pat Robertson, a Christian televangelist, speaking today about the devastating earthquake in Haiti, said Haitians had collectively "sworn a pact to the devil," which brought on the country's extreme poverty and the earthquake." — There's certainly something evil going on here, but

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links for 2010-01-13

Study sees parking lot dust as a cancer risk – Environment- msnbc.com Cancer-causing chemicals used to coat parking lots are showing up in people's homes, tracked in from outside on their shoes. (tags: cancer chemicals health)

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365 project – Day 12: Stephanie’s Scarf

I’m absolutely in love with this one – a scarf I’m making for Stephanie in two different varigated yarns, alternating rows, in a rib pattern that I got from Stephanie Pearl-McPhee’s site. I finally got settled down with all the indecision about what new project I was going to try, and all the thought I

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365 project – Day 11: giant flag

In the lobby of my doctor’s office at the One America tower downtown. “Don’t look now, but there’s a giant flag behind you.” (I think I’d find that intimidating if I worked in the building every day.)

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Offensive Language

But if you like that sort of thing (and I do) and if you like the ABC sitcom “Better Off Ted” (and I do) this is quite funny.

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365 project – Day 10: Knitting at Home

I dithered back and forth about what new yarn to use and what new stitch pattern to try, until I drove myself nuts. Stephanie’s not feeling well, and I don’t feel great either, so I opted for comfort, and grabbed scrap yarn and the Roku remote. I’ve been watching Season 2 of MI:5 and knitting

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links for 2010-01-08

Walk Away From Your Mortgage! – NYTimes.com Makes sense – big businesses do it all the time. Cut your losses and move on, don't stay in a house that's underwater. (tags: economy government nytimes mortgage economics)

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365 project – Day 7: Snow, snow, snow

I need to work on my snow photos, because this isn’t all that stellar. But it is a slice of life; we had several inches today. I also finished up this hat today, which I’m quite proud of. It goes with the scarf I made earlier. In all, I need to stop taking photos in

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links for 2010-01-06

I Am For Sale, Who Will Buy Me? « A heartrending plea from a Afghan woman who wants to get her education and get out of an impossible situation. (tags: afghanistan feminism education women equality rights)

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365 project – Day 5: The Happy Hank Experiment

Today, we’re going to test out this monkey present I got from Stephanie’s niece for Christmas. He supposedly grows to 600% his current size Here’s all the terms of service and such. It takes 10 whole days for him to grow, so we’ll have to come back to see what he looks like. He sure

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links for 2010-01-05

Ammonia-treated burgers, tainted with E. Coli! | Grist McDonalds uses this – OMG this is gross. "Evidently, scraps of cow flesh, swept up from slaughterhouse floors and pulverized into a kind of paste, are moving through the tubes, subjected to a lashings of ammonium hydroxide to kill bacteria.The scene ends with those heavily protected workers

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365 project – Day 4

The view from my window at work. BRRRRRR. I hate leaving the house in cold weather. When does spring roll around? Oh, wait, we have a lot to do before then. Like prepping for our trip to England. We’re taking my mom to see my sister and her kids. Should be fun. Dunno how I’d

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365 project – Day 3

D’oh! I forgot to take a photo. But this is why it’s about setting a goal, not making a resolution — I’m not going to make it a habit if I stop now that I’ve blown the perfect record. (And so early in the game, too!) I spend a good chunk of the day getting

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365 project – Day 2

I remembered at the end of the day that I was trying to learn this new habit of taking a photo every day – so I quickly snapped a picture of Stephanie while she sat at her computer. I’ll do my best to avoid a lot of “quick take a photo” moments.

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365 project – Day 1

Anti-choice protesters (forced birth advocates) outside my neighbor’s house on New Year’s Day. My neighbor works for Planned Parenthood. Yeah, in our residential neighborhood. In front of my house. MF assholes. They spent an hour shouting obnoxious statements and disturbing the peace.

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