Archives: January 2011

links for 2011-01-29

Yes, Chick-fil-A Says, We Explicitly Do Not Like Same-Sex Couples | Gay Rights | Change.org Forget you, chick-fil-a. You get no money from me. (tags: chick-fil-a rights equality marriage)

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Quote of the day

In the comments of this Jezebel article on a weird guy who hates Emma Watson on his blog: “Honestly who can hate Emma Watson? She’s yet to do one annoying thing in public and she’s as adorable as a bucket of kittens.” True dat. Leave the poor girl alone to get her degree, people.

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links for 2011-01-26

6 Pieces of Music That Mean The Opposite of What You Think | Cracked.com "Ride of the Valkyries" from Die Walkure by Richard Wagner: "You assume that, when this was played in Die Walkure, a crew of badass, spear-wielding chicks must have been up on the stage engaged in some serious goddamn lady-fighting. Or, you

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links for 2011-01-25

Is Fireworks better than Photoshop? yes (tags: fireworks photoshop reference resources) Anne Hathaway Will Probably Make a Surprisingly Good Catwoman | The Hairpin Two lines from this article: "If they can edit him out of that movie entirely as some kind of DVD extra, maybe have that movie be two naked Anne Hathaways and Gyllenhaal-less,

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links for 2011-01-21

Justin E. H. Smith: On the Internet | berfrois "Consider the institution of friendship. Every time I hear someone say that Facebook ‘friendship’ should be understood in scare quotes, or that Facebook interaction is not real social interaction, I feel like asking in reply: What makes you think real-world friendships are real? Have you not

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links for 2011-01-20

Gwyneth Paltrow's Bonfire Of The Inanities Gwyneth really kinda needs me as a life editor. Because darned if she isn't a really likable girl, but someone needs to have the job of throwing in a "hold up, girl, that's really just not a good idea, and here's why:" in her path every now and again

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links for 2011-01-19

50% Of Sent Emails Probably Make You Look Like A Dolt I don't get it. (tags: funny communication) Folk Art Quilt Quilting Ribbons Supplies Hand Dyed Velvet Wool Electric Quilt CD For Sale Ohio Found this women's site through our friend Syd in California – I should a whole post so you could see pictures

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Draining the water heater

Yup, the water heater went out. Fun times! But it all worked out and now we have a new water heater, which we’ve been needing for awhile.

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links for 2011-01-15

Foods By State A map of which foods states are famous for. Indiana is popcorn according to them. That makes sense; Orville Redenbacher's is here in Indiana. They could also have gone with sugar cream pie or pork tenderloins. (tags: food usa map)

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If you’re going to get into a car accident…

do it in Romania, apparently. Advertising Agency (Name, City, Country): Frank, Bucharest, Romania Creative Director: Teodor Cucu Art Director: Ionica Dogaru, Ionut Popescu Copywriter: Alex Manciu Published/Released/Aired (Month, Year): December, 2010

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links for 2011-01-14

Fan Fiction: A Day In The Life Of Your Standard Manic Pixie Dream Girl « : Crushable – Crushable gives you the celebrity news, style and scoop on the stuff you care about. WARNING: not actual fan fiction because there's no sex. (there's always sex in fan fiction right?) but it's fun. And a silly

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links for 2011-01-13

skywarrior108 – The Truth About Quinn Fabray Sure, I can totally get behind all of this. Faberry forever. (tags: glee rachel/quinn funny totally-true) Tiger Beatdown › The Arizona Shooting: An FAQ Sady puts together a much more coherent argument than mine about why the tea party is to blame, rather than mental illness. (tags: teabaggers

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President Obama’s speech at the Arizona Memorial

The loss of these wonderful people should make every one of us strive to be better in our private lives – to be better friends and neighbors, co-workers and parents. And if, as has been discussed in recent days, their deaths help usher in more civility in our public discourse, let’s remember that it is not because a simple lack of civility caused this tragedy, but rather because only a more civil and honest public discourse can help us face up to our challenges as a nation, in a way that would make them proud. It should be because we want to live up to the example of public servants like John Roll and Gabby Giffords, who knew first and foremost that we are all Americans, and that we can question each other’s ideas without questioning each other’s love of country, and that our task, working together, is to constantly widen the circle of our concern so that we bequeath the American dream to future generations.

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mental illness and violence

Can we stop pronouncing Loughner mentally ill on scant evidence? It does a disservice to all mentally ill people. The facts are these: Most murders are committed by people who are NOT mentally ill, and most mentally ill people pose no danger to anyone around them. Full stop. Sure, the man’s rants on YouTube seem

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links for 2011-01-12

Interesting Times: Arguing Tucson : The New Yorker In fact, there is no balance—none whatsoever. Only one side has made the rhetoric of armed revolt against an oppressive tyranny the guiding spirit of its grassroots movement and its midterm campaign. Only one side routinely invokes the Second Amendment as a form of swagger and intimidation,

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links for 2011-01-11

Our Desperate, 250-Year-Long Search for a Gender-Neutral Pronoun | The Awl The answer to Scalia's recent comments about women not being protected by the Equal Protection Clause of 14th amendment: "There is no she, or her, or hers, in the tax laws," concluded (Susan B.) Anthony, blasting her opponents to smithereens. "The same is true

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I don’t get it at all

A Democratic congressperson was SHOT in the head. Six people were killed. And the media is STILL allowing things to be said like “We don’t know the motivation of the shooter?” We don’t? Because *I* do. I follow politics, and I’m not an idiot – I can see exactly what happened here. And Republicans in

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links for 2011-01-08

Op-Ed Columnist – Death by Gadget in Congo – NYTimes.com Warlords finance their predations in part through the sale of mineral ore containing tantalum, tungsten, tin and gold. For example, tantalum from Congo is used to make electrical capacitors that go into phones, computers and gaming devices. (tags: technology misogyny rape violence) Chick-Fil-A’s WinShape Foundation:

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The Sartorialist

I wish I had his job. And blog. a seven minute documentary on how Scott Shulman shoots his photos.

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links for 2011-01-07

Autostraddle — Top Ten Sweatpants A thoughtful and thorough article on sweatpants. No kidding, really. I liked it, even. It made me want to buy more. Of course it's an autostraddle article, so you know; sweatpants are a thing. (tags: clothing sweatpants girl-on-girl) Short-Lived 70s Groupie Magazine Star Now Online | The Hairpin "SUPERFOX is

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links for 2011-01-05

Resolved: Eat Better, Not Less, for a Healthier Diet I have friends who've outline similar cooking styles – have a few core recipes where ingredients can be swapped in and out, depending on what you have in your refrigerator. We really need to adopt a system like this so we aren't always scrambling. (tags: cooking

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Cooking Templates

via Jezebel – Resolved: Eat Better, Not Less, for a Healthier Diet Jezebel’s article on healthy eating covers an approach that I’ve heard from many of my thin friends: What you need are a few core recipes that you’re good at, or can get good at, that can be adapted for almost any combination of

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links for 2011-01-04

2010 Year Lists – Fimoculous.com The giant list of 2010 "Best of" Lists. Lots of fun stuff there. (tags: lists books 2010bestof music culture) 2010’s Gayest Glee Moments | Little Gold Men | Vanity Fair Isn't the whole show one big gay moment? No? Okay, if you must break it down. (tags: glee television gay

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