Archives: October 2010

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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