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“Arabian Street Artists” Bomb Homeland: Why We Hacked an Award-Winning Series | Heba Amin

The series has garnered the reputation of being the most bigoted show on television for its inaccurate, undifferentiated and highly biased depiction of Arabs, Pakistanis, and Afghans, as well as its gross misrepresentations of the cities of Beirut, Islamabad- and the so-called Muslim world in general. For four seasons, and entering its fifth, “Homeland” has

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Down the Rabbit Hole The rise, and rise, of literary annotation Press Rewind by Brendan Fitzgerald What one journalist learned by vicariously sitting in on David Carr’s master class—with only his teacher’s reputation, extant syllabus, and students’ recollections to guide the way. Press Play David Carr’s journalism syllabus – “Making and distributing content in the

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Wikipedia: Mudra A mudra is a symbolic or ritual gesture in Hinduism and Buddhism. While some mudras involve the entire body, most are performed with the hands and fingers. A mudrā is a spiritual gesture and an energetic seal of authenticity employed in the iconography and spiritual practice of Indian religions. The classical sources for

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Cool stuff I’ve read recently. Andrew Keir: Split ink Fountain Printing ypically when printing, a single colour only is used in each ink fountain (pictures to follow), and while gradients can be printed using modern process colour printing – the standard mix of cyan, magenta, yellow and black found in your average home/office printer –

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The New Yorker: R U There? “A new counseling service harnesses the power of the text message.” David Carr, New York Times: “Calling Out Bill Cosby’s Media Enablers, Including Myself” “What took so long is that those in the know kept it mostly to themselves. No one wanted to disturb the Natural Order of Things,

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Subtraction: Color Grading Movies How digital color manipulation of a movie can drastically change the tone and meaning of the subject. The Morning News: The Books A long and fun essay on the subject of a couple combining their library after having lived together for sometime. One of the things Stephanie and I have never

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Grantland: How ‘Selma’ Got Smeared As a member of more than one marginalized group of people, I can attest that these sorts of conversations with allies happen all the time wherein the needs of the marginalized group end up being subservient to the plans of their allies, who have more power and are able to

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“Suspended’ Coffee

Italian tradition of ‘suspended coffee’ takes hold elsewhere in tough economic times | The Raw Story. Can’t afford coffee? No matter. In Bulgaria, an old Italian tradition that sees good souls buying hot drinks for those who struggle to make ends meet has taken hold after weeks of tensions over deepening poverty. More than 150

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Oh darn – delicious links auto-publishing died

Shoot. My blogging crutch went away. For the past five or six years I’ve been using a little-known and not very well supported delicious links tool to auto-publish the links I’ve saved to my site. It was easy because I could hit a bookmarklet when I was on an interesting page and delicious would save

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links for 2011-09-27

The Big Sexy Problem with Superheroines and Their 'Liberated Sexuality' – ComicsAlliance | Comic book culture, news, humor, commentary, and reviews These aren't those women. They're how dudes want to imagine those women would be — what Wire creator David Simon called writing "men with t*ts." They read like men's voices coming out of women's

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links for 2011-09-26

FlashZebra.com: Multipurpose Hotshoe Adapter (Item #0064) I may need this at some point… (tags: hotshoe flash camera photography) My second trailer: a flatbed this time, also based on Burley's kid trailer. I'm in the middle of building something roughly like this. (tags: diy bikeCart)

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links for 2011-09-24

Indianapolis Announces Really Embarrassing Bid For 2020 Summer Olympics | The Onion – America's Finest News Source (tags: Onion indianapolis) Why Women Aren’t Crazy — The Good Men Project It’s a whole lot easier to emotionally manipulate someone who has been conditioned by our society to accept it. We continue to burden women because they

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links for 2011-09-23

Scientists discover bisexual squid of the deep Yes, squids are bisexual. And promiscuous. Keep that in mind when that giant squid attacks your ship. You may have an out, if you're really cute. (tags: Squids bisexuals)

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links for 2011-09-22

5K Obstacle Course Zombie Race – Run For Your Lives A Zombie Infested 5K obstacle course. Protect your brain and run for your life. This is one race where your legs giving out are the least of your problems. Run For Your Lives is a first-of-its-kind event, one part 5K, one part obstacle course, one

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links for 2011-09-21

Ruth Belville Greenwich Time Lady | The Mary Sue Equipped with a pocket watch that was certified by the Greenwich Observatory every week, Ruth Belville sold the time to the clockmakers of London. She performed this duty between the years 1836 and 1840, helping these clockmakers set their products according to the watch, which was

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links for 2011-09-16

iTunes – Music – Pulse – Single by Chi Sherman & Gabriel Harley My friend Chi has a spoken word single up on iTunes; you should check that out. 🙂 (tags: iTunes music spokenWord friends) Ultimate List of Superheroes and Villains Man, is that a big fat list. (tags: reference comics heroes villains art history)

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links for 2011-09-15

10 Revolting TV Shows That Need to Die | | AlterNet Television influences our culture and mental health. Here are shows that we need to kill like a virus. (tags: sexism misogyny racism greed childabuse)

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links for 2011-09-12

Online Comic Book Store for T-Shirts, Etched Glass, Statues, Graphic Novels & More | GoodGuyComics.com This site has quote a few wonder woman shirts in all sizes, not just tiny ones. Their selection for batgirl and batwoman is small, and they don't carry all the sizes I'd like. Also, I think some of their logos

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links for 2011-09-08

What we SHOULD have been taught in our senior year of high school – The Oatmeal All true, but the math is particularly funny. (tags: education cartoons) Hey, Bioware: Stop Crowdsourcing Your Gender Politics | The Mary Sue The Mary Sue illustrates how not to do crowdsourcing – don't let people vote on stuff that

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links for 2011-09-07

Fictional Food | Bringing food from page to plate! Recipes for fictional foods from books, television, movies and comics. (tags: recipes fiction books movies television) Fridge Horror – Television Tropes & Idioms Fridge Horror is, simply put, when something becomes terrifying after the fact. Maybe you thought about this or that plot point a little

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links for 2011-09-01

Stupid Game of Thrones Characters – Dorkly Article If you’re a fan of Game of Thrones, you’re undoubtedly familiar with the Stupid Ned Stark meme. Hilarious as it is, the other idiots get off scot-free. Let’s fix that. (WARNING: SPOILERS) (tags: GameOfThrones memes funny) Don't talk down to little girls: Lisa Bloom explains why Ask

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links for 2011-08-31

Ugly Guy, Hot Wife – Television Tropes & Idioms Nothing will make me turn the channel faster than this trope.   (tags: movies television tropes misogyny) Oak | Acne Navy Normandie Mono Crop Off Turtleneck Sweater Oak Couldn't be too expensive to make; only one arm. (tags: Sweaters Design Funny) Twenty Iconic Male Movie Roles

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links for 2011-08-26

The New Wonder Woman Comic Is a Horror Comic — A Pantsless Horror Comic Hmmm. In general, I'm not a fan of horror anything – so the jury is out for me. But I'm still going to collect them for awhile just to see. (tags: WonderWoman DCComics) Words of war: Understanding military jargon – US

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links for 2011-08-25

Indiana stage collapse lawsuits could challenge state's rules on gay marriage | WBEZ Attorney Kenneth Allen said his clients were recently married in Hawaii, a state that allows same sex civil unions. Beth Urschel was injured in the stage collapse. Her spouse, Tammy VanDam, died from the incident. Allen said the lawsuits address a legal

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links for 2011-08-24

Noah Stokes – Front End Developer and Other Crap That is a funny page. And this page aside, his site designs are really nice. (tags: funny webdev humor) Aquabarrel.com – Rain Barrels, Downspout Diverters and Filters, Rain Barrel Kits – Aquabarrel(R) (tags: green sustainability home rainbarrels)

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links for 2011-08-21

Refraction – The Alphabet on Vimeo Beautiful photography of the alphabet refracted through bubbles, set to Richard Pryor saying the alphabet on Sesame Street.  (tags: photography typography video) Indianapolis Recycle and Reuse Guide | Indy Recycling | KIBI Wow – you select what you want to recycle, and they give you a list of locations

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links for 2011-08-18

The Fashion of the New DCU This is a HILARIOUS critique of the new DC Comics reboot uniforms. I hope someone at DC reads this, because it's funny as hell. (tags: comics DCComics fashion superheroes) The COMPLETE definitive Catwoman origin Catwoman is one of the DC Comics heroes bereft of a identifiable backstory – many

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links for 2011-08-13

Amazon.com: Read Fantastic, Female-Friendly Comic Book Trades A list of female friendly comic book trades. (tags: DCComics comics graphicNovels Batgirl WonderWoman) Indiana Anti-Gay Lawmaker Offers Teen Boy $80 for Sex | The Bilerico Project D'oh! Anti-gay Indiana lawmaker gets caught in a gay sex scandal – and it's not his first time paying for gay

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links for 2011-08-11

Dangerous Minds | CAPTCHAs to keep idiots out of comment threads Genius. (tags: grammar humor design) The Elvis-Kiss Mystery-Solved! | Culture | Vanity Fair (tags: photography elvis mysteries) The Fantasy Novelist's Exam Or, how to make your fantasy novel suck balls. (tags: funny reference fantasy writing literature plots characters) Do Nothing for Two Minutes don't

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links for 2011-08-10

Vintage Clothing – Unique Vintage – Homecoming 2011, Swimwear & Bathing Suits – Bridesmaid & Wedding Dresses COOL clothes, and not very expensive either. Awesome. Look forward to seeing Stephanie dressed like this. (tags: clothes vintage retro shopping)

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links for 2011-08-08

Buffy's Marti Noxon on Joining Glee, Why Brittany is More "Evolved" Than Most – omg! news on Yahoo! Oh, great. Marti Noxon is embracing the junk science "sexual fluidity" bandwagon. Fabulous. My favorite show is going to make me froth with rage, I can just fucking tell. (tags: glee junkScience sexualFluidity BULLSHIT)

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links for 2011-08-05

Would you like to buy a monkey? — TheBloggess.com The Bloggess finds a stuffed monkey in a thrift store and proceeds to adopt it, despite the fact that it appears to be a serial killer monkey. Awesome funny. Why didn't I had her to my feed reader the last time I found an article she

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links for 2011-08-04

Pony Up Haters: How 4chan Gave Birth to the Bronies | Betabeat — News, gossip and intel from Silicon Alley 2.0. I love the ideal of 4chan. If I started getting on it regularly, I have a feeling I'd disappear there forever. Which would be lovely, but I really do have to accomplish things. (tags:

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links for 2011-08-03

Who is that hot ad girl? A blog that helps you find out who that hot chick in your favorite ad is. (tags: women advertising cool) Boobs Don't Work That Way Hilarious blog that critiques illustrations of women (primarily comics, but also other) and outlines why their renderings of boobs are wrong. Totally fucking wrong.

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links for 2011-08-02

Kinsey scale – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Given the frequent firestorms on lesbian websites about what is meant by "bisexual" and what is meant by "lesbian" I've started using numbers on the kinsey scale occasionally to make references to sexual orientation. Dunno if it helps any, but at least there's no dispute over definitions. (tags:

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links for 2011-07-29

Firefly Banjo Ukulele – Flea Market Music (tags: muic banjo ukelele) How To Explain What A Meme Is In One Image: Pics, Videos, Links, News The internet. It is all for you. Learn it. Know it. Grow. (tags: memes viralmarketing funny)

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links for 2011-07-27

The Most Hilariously Effective Signs Supporting Gay Marriage | Happy Place If you don't like gay marriage, blame straight people. They're the ones who keep having gay babies. (tags: funny lgbt marriage signs) The Science of Sexism: Primate Behavior and the Culture of Sexual Coercion Bonobos are as closely related to us as chimpanzees are

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links for 2011-07-26

#362947 color hex (tags: 362947 hexidecimal colors) The Positive Integer 362947 (tags: 362947 integers) The news coverage of the Norway mass-killings was fact-free conjecture | Charlie Brooker | Comment is free | The Guardian On Saturday morning I saw a Fox News anchor tell former US diplomat John Bolton that Norwegian police were saying this

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links for 2011-07-24

The Ol’ Switcheroo: A Consideration of Gender-Bending in Geek Culture | The Mary Sue Well yeah, because half the heroes I want to play are guys. (tags: cosplay gender genderBending) A Three Step Plan for Giving Up Diet Soda Part 2 – Aspartame Withdrawal and Sugar Cravings Interesting that a chromium supplement can reduce sugar

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links for 2011-07-23

Damn You Auto Correct! » The Top 15 Most Popular DYAC Texts Of All Time Making a fool of myself laughing at this out loud in front of others. You should too. (tags: iphone autocorrect lol) http://headjs.com/ "Non-blocking loading is the key to fast pages. Moreover Head JS loads scripts in parallel no matter how

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links for 2011-07-22

Neville Longbottom: How to Successfully Travel Through Matt Lewis (AKA Neville Longbottom) goes from goofy-looking kid to hot adult over the course of the Harry Potter series. Check out the photographic time line. (tags: HarryPotter movies) How Forever 21 Keeps Getting Away With Designer Knockoffs Between Urban Outfitters and this shit – obnoxious. (tags: ripoffArtists)

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links for 2011-07-21

BBC News – Americanisms: 50 of your most noted examples I'd like to get on this train with them. (tags: language english america linguistics) Defend Your Research: Hurt Feelings? You Could Take a Pain Reliever… – Harvard Business Review The University of Kentucky’s C. Nathan DeWall asked 62 undergraduates to take 1,000 milligrams of acetaminophen

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links for 2011-07-14

Tattly™ Designy Temporary Tattoos — Welcome Awesome temporary tattoos you can purchase. (tags: tattoo shopping cool) George R.R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire may turn out to be eight books instead of seven I don't care – I still enjoy it. It can be eight books. And it's clear from the Martin quote that

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links for 2011-07-13

Richard Dawkins Gets into a Comments War with Feminists – National – The Atlantic Wire Aw, Dawkins. I love you, dude, but you're going to lose this one, because for the first time in my hearing at least, you're dead wrong. (tags: feminism sexism gender skepticism Dawkins media)

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links for 2011-07-10

How To Break A Diet Soda Addiction: Tips From A Former (Diet) Cokehead Lots of great advice, including tips for Sassy Water and Italian Soda. (tags: soda nutrition health)

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links for 2011-07-06

Daily diet soda tied to higher heart attack risk – Health – Diet and nutrition – msnbc.com The study, which followed more than 2,500 New Yorkers for nine or more years, found that people who drank diet soda every day had a 61 percent higher risk of vascular events, including stroke and heart attack, than

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links for 2011-07-01

If Women Ruled World of Warcraft | The Mary Sue A bunch of World of Warcraft community Youtubers and Machinima makers (Machinimists? Machinimators?) got together to give us all a look at what personal interaction in WoW might look like if gender ratios were reversed and men were treated to some of the same stuff

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links for 2011-06-30

iPhoneTracker @ GitHub This open-source application maps the information that your iPhone is recording about your movements. It doesn't record anything itself, it only displays files that are already hidden on your computer. (tags: tools visualization software privacy)

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links for 2011-06-25

Indiana Economy Stronger Than Others, but at a Cost – NYTimes.com The cost being that despite massive spending cuts and privatization, the economic realities of the country still exist here in Indiana – people are unemployed and businesses are not moving to the state to employ them. Unless they start, all the cost cutting in

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links for 2011-06-23

People Argue Just to Win, Scholars Assert – NYTimes.com Well, as an explanation for comfirmation bias, it makes sense. I guess. If it's supposed to. Heh. (tags: reason science debate rationality) And that’s why you should learn to pick your battles. — TheBloggess.com "So he loaded it onto a trolley, but Beyoncé was surprisingly unstable,

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links for 2011-06-21

8 Real Women Who Deserve Their Own Movies | The Mary Sue I'm effing in love with the blog "The Mary Sue." Can you effing tell that? Because I'm totes posting links to all their articles. And you should read this one too. (tags: funny history culture women movies) 11 of the most egregious lies

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links for 2011-06-19

'Glee': Six Join Writing Staff for Season 3 – Hollywood Reporter Awesome – Marti Noxon will be one of them, and Alison Adler is another; I really like both of their work.. This will do wonders for fixing the uneven story lines and making the characters more consistent. I'm really looking forward to next season. 

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links for 2011-06-18

Help the Cheerleader "A Silsbee High School cheerleader took her school to court when they kicked her off the squad for refusing to cheer her own rapist. The week of May 5, 2011 the Supreme Court refused to hear the case and is requiring her family pay the school $45,000 in legal fees." This site

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links for 2011-06-17

Eleven Doctors: Guess Which One Is David Tennant Damn it. I really need to make TeeFury my homepage so I see it every day. I can't believe I missed this shirt. Damn it. (tags: DoctorWho shirts) Petri Dish Jello | The Mary Sue Bookmarking for Halloween planning. (tags: science jello nerdy halloween)

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links for 2011-06-16

When You Lose Your Virginity, And When You Get Divorced – Jezebel Teen girls who's "first" sexual experience was rape are more likely to get divorced later on in life. (tags: rape sexuality relationships)

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links for 2011-06-11

Tracy Morgan's Meltdown? | News | The Advocate Lots more groups are sitting up and taking notice of the story (tags: 30Rock television homophobia) WHY I NO LONGER "LIKE" Tracy Morgan – A MUST READ A first-hand account of the rant that Tracy Morgan went into at a comedy show. Really upsetting to hear, and

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links for 2011-06-09

Blag Hag: Why is the G-spot still such a mystery? Because they're asking the wrong people, maybe? This isn't rocket science. Well, I guess it actually IS, but fortunately for me, I'm a rocket scientist, so I can tell you – yes, it's there. And I can show it to you. Grab a torch and

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links for 2011-06-03

Horse herpes outbreak forces rodeo queens to ride stick ponies – ksl.com I kid you not this is the real news story: "FARMINGTON — While the state has yet to officially cancel any events involving horses that might have been exposed to a local recent equine herpes outbreak, owners and arenas are taking precautions. Because

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links for 2011-06-02

Giant Cardigan Sweater Big Enough for Two People | Geekosystem I totally want to make this – no joke. (tags: knitting) The 'Times' As Tardy Leader and the History of Women's Suffrage | The Awl Long and interesting article examining the New York Times editorial policies, and their role in reporting on women's suffrage as

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links for 2011-06-01

Effing Dykes: From July to the End of September Lots more on what lesbians wear to the beach. (tags: fashion Swimwear) Autostraddle — Autostraddle’s Swimsuit Issue: Butches, Bois, Femmes, Dykes, Grrrls and Otherwise-Identified Beachgoers What lesbians wear to the beach.  (tags: fashion Swimwear) Ninety gaffes in ninety years – The Independent Shit the Queen's husband

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links for 2011-05-28

Simple for beginners, rich for aficionados: How Starbuck’s drink framework and ordering language 
engage customers at all levels AKA Starbucks for beginners: how to figure out that menu. (tags: food language marketing)

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links for 2011-05-27

Why does everyone want to fix "Glee"? – Glee – Salon.com Lots of valid criticism here, too, Glee. And some good ideas for fixing some of the problems. (tags: glee television writing) Styling ordered list numbers | 456 Berea Street If you (well, your client) can live with list item numbers not having any special

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links for 2011-05-26

The Marriage Cure | NewAmerica.net There's no such thing as "pulling yourself up by your bootstraps" – poverty begets poverty and no amount of hard work will guarantee that you break the cycle. Marriage isn't solution (tags: wealth poverty marriage race) Steven Tyler's Teenage Girlfriend Tells Her Side Of The Abortion Story – Jezebel Wow,

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links for 2011-05-25

Legislator Says Women Should Plan For Post-Rape Abortion, Since "I Have A Spare Tire" – Jezebel During the House's debate, Rep. Pete DeGraaf, a Mulvane Republican who supports the bill, told her: "We do need to plan ahead, don't we, in life?" Bollier asked him, "And so women need to plan ahead for issues that

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links for 2011-05-24

Doctor Who Artwork by Bill Mudron – Art Nouveau Amy Pond | Once Upon a Geek (tags: DoctorWho) The Bedtime Book for Guilty Parents — New York Magazine The bedtime book you don't dare read to your kids — "There’s a reason that the No. 1 title on Amazon last week was a still-unpublished rhyming

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links for 2011-05-21

Alice Austen: Early Female Photographer Alice Austen was one of the first American women to become a photographer, and the style she developed anticipated the genre of documentary photography. She lived the life of an independent, genteel woman during the Victorian Age, but she also defied convention and challenged stereotypes in both her work and

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links for 2011-05-20

Roseanne Barr on the Lack of Change in the TV Industry — New York Magazine "Roseanne Barr was a sitcom star, a creator and a product, the agitator and the abused, a domestic goddess and a feminist pioneer. That was twenty years ago. But as far as she’s concerned, not much has changed." (tags: feminism

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links for 2011-05-19

Feng-GUI – Attention Analysis for Websites and Advertisements Feng-GUI simulates human vision during the first 5 seconds of exposure to visuals, and creates heatmaps based on an algorithm that predicts what a real human would be most likely to look at. (tags: design webdesign visualization)

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links for 2011-05-17

The world's most inspiring bookstores – Travel content by Trazzler – Salon.com Wow. Some of these are going into my travel plans for the future (tags: design books bookstores)

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links for 2011-05-16

And we shall call this “Moff’s Law” Of all the varieties of irritating comment out there, the absolute most annoying has to be “Why can’t you just watch the movie for what it is??? Why can’t you just enjoy it? Why do you have to analyze it???” Believe me, the person who is annoying you

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links for 2011-05-14

Create a new Fiddle – jsFiddle – Online Editor for the Web (JavaScript, MooTools, jQuery, Prototype, YUI, Glow and Dojo, HTML, CSS) JsFiddle is a playground for web developers, a tool which may be used in many ways. One can use it as an online editor for snippets build from HTML, CSS and JavaScript. The

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links for 2011-05-13

Majesty 2: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim (Mac) | GameAgent.com There's finally a sequel out? Man, I loved this game back in 2000. Hmmmm. Do I have time to get sucked into this? I did love the hell out of this game. (tags: gamesVideo) FREEwilliamsburg » Citing modesty concerns, hipster website removes “sexually suggestive” male images

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links for 2011-05-10

Hitting the Bottle – NYTimes.com BPA free bottles might not be any better for you if they're plastic – some are made with equally bad chemicals. Apparently, glass is the way to go? (tags: bpa plastic bottle) Why Geek Girls Shall Inherit The Earth – Jezebel that social exclusion as a teenager can be one

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links for 2011-04-27

Liposuction does not permanently remove fat | Obesity Panacea However, a hot-off-the-press study by Hernandez and colleagues suggests something less ideal than this scenario. Indeed, the authors found that a year after liposuction was performed the fat initially removed is basically all replaced, but not necessarily where you’d want it to go. Specifically, while fat

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links for 2011-04-22

Wonder Woman pilot script rewrites make her more badass… sort of Wow, this sounds like the stupidest thing possible. Did they not watch the train wreck that was the Bionic Woman remake and take notes or something? I hate David E. Kelley with a passion now. (tags: WonderWoman television stupid)

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links for 2011-04-19

Startling Stats: Women in TV and movies… | Statette In the 2009-10 prime-time television season, women accounted for 27% of all creators, executive producers, producers, directors, writers, editors, and directors of photography working on situation comedies, dramas, and reality programs airing on the broadcast networks. (tags: women statistics sexism feminism)

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links for 2011-04-16

How to Make Lots of Whatever. Produce Not Consume. « JIMIYO This is my stumbling block every time – and exactly what I need to dig myself out of right now. (tags: creativity success art) 50 Creative, Cheap Ways to Have Fun | Tiny Buddha: Wisdom Quotes, Letting Go, Letting Happiness In (tags: money creativity

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links for 2011-04-14

Bret Easton Ellis' homophobia shows Wow. What a douche bag. God. (tags: homophobia) Ladies, It's Time To Stop Giving Things Up Best quote: "Framing women's desire for various things — usually, things that are imposed on them by society in the first place — in terms of what they'd sacrifice in order to achieve them

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links for 2011-04-12

Duotrope's Digest Duotrope's Digest, an award-winning, free writers' resource listing over 3350 current Fiction and Poetry publications. Use this page to search for markets that may make a fine home for the piece you just polished. (tags: writing publishing fiction reference) How much does a short story earn in a magazine? | johnaugust.com These are

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links for 2011-04-07

People You Might Not Want to Have Casual Sex With | The Hairpin At least I finally effing know how to pronounce "Ayn Rand." Who knew it was pronounced " self-servicing biggoted tea party ho-bag"? (tags: funny) Stamps these days: “Polar bears, lots of women and blacks no one has ever heard of” Conservative dude

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links for 2011-04-06

Lying Around Listening To Music All Day Linked To Depression "The kids who listened to the most music were the most likely to be depressed; kids who read the most were the least likely." I knew books were good therapy. (tags: reading music depression) Woman Attacked Gaugin Because It Was So Totally Gay Maybe she's

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links for 2011-04-05

Childless by choice – Boing Boing Brian Frazer in Details magazine talks about choosing not to have kids, in a conversation that could be verbatim what Stephanie and I have had: Our individual philosophies on the subject fell somewhere between casual indifference and acute apathy. "You want kids?" "I don't know…do you?" "Um…not sure." "I'll

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links for 2011-04-02

Feature films with 4 or more Harry Potter Wizards Interesting idea, but one of the worst infographics I've ever seen. Practically impossible to read, and the graphic treatment is terrible, too. (tags: HarryPotter visualization movie) Watch a Cute Blooper Reel From Season Two of Parks and Recreation — Vulture I almost wish I worked there.

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links for 2011-04-01

Buffy Speak – Television Tropes & Idioms Badger: "You think you're better than other people!" Mal: "Just the ones I'm better than." (tags: tropes language television) Growing The Beard – Television Tropes & Idioms The point a which a show transforms from good to great. (tags: StarTrek tropes television) The Sunk Cost Fallacy « You

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links for 2011-03-31

Terrible Pick-Up Lines | The Hairpin Funny but sad. (tags: notsomuchreally love funny) 20 Sad Etsy Boyfriends – Urlesque Guys modeling their girlfriends handmade items for etsy. They're not happy about it. (tags: funny photography crafts) Wonder Woman's Costume: Not As Bad As We Thought! Now that's way better. Not as shiny, and the boots

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links for 2011-03-26

Scott Adams (Dilbert), deleted post • tinysprout Wow, talk about an angry angry woman-hating man. What a sad little douche nozzle Dilbert's creator is. "The reality is that women are treated differently by society for exactly the same reason that children and the mentally handicapped are treated differently. It’s just easier this way for everyone.

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links for 2011-03-25

Effing Dykes: Did You Want to Try That On Oh, this is so a convo that I need to have with a friend of mine – the subject of "Sport Fishing" – not actual fishing, but straight girls flirting with gay girls to see if they can get a reaction. Yes this happens. Sometimes it's

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links for 2011-03-24

The 50 books every child should read – News, Books – The Independent Recommended reading for 11 year olds. There are some great books on this list, and some I need to add to my own reading list. (tags: children literature reading education) Tainted soil is urban gardener's new challenge | The Indianapolis Star |

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links for 2011-03-23

50 Unexplainable Black & White Photos: Pics, Videos, Links, News People in the olden days did some crazy shit in photos, too. (tags: funny vintage photography weird) Ceaser – CSS Easing Animation Tool – Matthew Lein (tags: css3 animation development) Tina Fey Submits to a Gay Pop Culture Quiz — Vulture This is the one

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links for 2011-03-19

'Wonder Woman': First look at Adrianne Palicki in costume Holy crap that costume is shiny. Yikes! (tags: comics tv WonderWoman) The HTML5 test – How well does your browser support HTML5? Handy site to test what your browser supports. (tags: tools standards html5 testing) GOP Bill Would Force IRS to Conduct Abortion Audits | Mother

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links for 2011-03-18

Real World Moderation: Lessons from 11 Years of Community at SXSW Interactive 2011 | Lanyrd Excellent info from the founders of metafilter on how to handle moderation on a highly trafficked community website. (tags: community socialmedia toread video) » How Your Coffee Mug Controls Your Feelings (& What You Can Do About It) Johnny Holland

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links for 2011-03-17

Teen Boy Invents Leather And Pizza-Scented Candles For Men I think that's what candles are meant to mask the scent of, actually. #missingThePoint (tags: fail) Mug shot of Nancy Cowman, 21 February 1924, probably Central Police Station, Sydney "Special Photograph no. 1098. Nancy Cowman, 19, and Vera Crichton, 23, are listed in the NSW Police

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links for 2011-03-13

State Senator Jane Cunningham Wants to Put Missouri Kids to Work – St. Louis News – Daily RFT Crazy-ass Missouri Republican wants to repeal child labor laws and put kids to work. Barking mad, I tell you. What is the world coming to? Busting labor unions and putting kids to work – this is outright

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links for 2011-03-11

The power of lonely – The Boston Globe But an emerging body of research is suggesting that spending time alone, if done right, can be good for us — that certain tasks and thought processes are best carried out without anyone else around, and that even the most socially motivated among us should regularly be

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links for 2011-03-10

How a Web Design Goes Straight to Hell – The Oatmeal So achingly familiar. (tags: webdesign comic funny) Stitch Simply Knitting Aid A knitting tool to help to people with arthritis or problems with their hands – awesome. (tags: knitting arthritis tools awesome) Public Schools Are Damned One Way or Another – Walt Gardner's Reality

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links for 2011-03-09

Autostraddle — Pure Poetry #14: Sady Doyle on the Great Poet Diane Di Prima "And yet, when you refer to “the Beats,” to whom are you typically referring? Kerouac, Burroughs, Ginsberg. Corso and Snyder, maybe. You rarely refer to Diane Di Prima. Which is one of the key things about being a “great woman poet,”

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links for 2011-03-08

Gender Differences and Casual Sex: The New Research « An interesting study about casual sex – women say no to casual sex with men not because they're not interested, but often because they don't feel safe from violence and because they don't have confidence the man involved can guarantee they'll have an orgasm. But women

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links for 2011-03-06

Nine Herbs Charm – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Nine Herbs Charm is an Old English charm recorded in the 10th century[1] Lacnunga manuscript.[2] The charm is intended for treatment of poison and infection through the preparation of nine herbs. (tags: folklore charms alchemy) Ninety-Nines – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Ninety-Nines: International Organization of

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links for 2011-03-05

26-Year-Old Writer Makes Millions On eBooks – But How, And Why? Clearly, I need to get to work. (tags: self-publishing) The Disposable Woman – NYTimes.com Why Charlie Sheen's history of abusive behavior should be taken into account in the current media circus about his behavior, and why we should be viewing his antics as disturbing,

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links for 2011-03-03

Amazon.com: Panasonic Lumix 12.5mm f/12 3D G Lens for Micro Four Thirds Interchangeable Lens Cameras: Camera & Photo How on earth did I miss that this existed? A 3-D lens for my camera. Holy shit. Add to wish list indeed. Sadly, I was just assuring Stephanie last night that I wasn't going to buy anything

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links for 2011-02-27

Autostraddle — 9 to 5 For Radicals: How to Survive Your Soul-Sucking Office Job The whole section about writing at work and going off the grid – verbatim a conversation I had last night with a friend. Yup. (tags: writing)

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links for 2011-02-26

CSS Properties Index – Jens O. Meiert A continuously updated list of all CSS properties (tags: css reference webdesign resources) Run multiple sites from the same code base (multi-site) | drupal.org learnings. I need some more of them. Gotta get my sites in order, babies. (tags: drupal multisite tutorial reference howto) How to create multiple

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links for 2011-02-25

The Smart Set: The Doctors and the Divine – February 15, 2011 In its romantic form, genius is irrational and beyond our control. In fact, true genius requires a loss of control. In a way, the romantics shift genius away from what we do and toward what we feel, from what we create to what

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links for 2011-02-24

Browse The NYPL Digital Picture Collection(P) Wow – very cool picture library. (tags: images history photography library) OBlog: Five Years of 100 Days: Observers Room: Design Observer Michael Bierut's course at the Yale School of Fine Art asked students to engage in a design project repeated every day for 100 days. Lots of really wonderful,

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links for 2011-02-22

Ghost Signs in Chicago Very cool survey/photo collection of ghost signs (painted signs for businesses no longer in existence) in Chicago. (tags: advertising chicago history signs)

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links for 2011-02-19

Secy of State Clinton espouses pure cognitive dissonance strategy | Beyond The Beyond It's really funny to read Bruce calling out Hillary on this kind of rhetorical gymnastics because I've written paragraphs like that myself in the past – trying to achieve some state of saying and not-saying what I know is complete bull crap,

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links for 2011-02-18

Maureen Johnson Books » Blog Archive » MANIFESTO A really awesome "manifesto" about how to engage with other folks online. I need to do much better at engaging with folks who talk to me online. (tags: writing publishing internet)

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links for 2011-02-13

All sizes | Doctor Who Infographic | Flickr – Photo Sharing! According to this, the doctor can regenerate up to 500 times, not just 13. So I could be one of the Doctors some day. Cool. (tags: tv reference awesome) Explorations in Typography / Mastering the Art of Fine Typesetting Wonderful typography site. (tags: typography

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links for 2011-02-09

GLEE! LIVE! IN CONCERT! : Glee What I want for my birthday. THIS IS A GIANT HINT. HINT, HINT. => Birthday present idea. (tags: GLEE Birthday concert) How to Fold Bed Sheets (Without Ending Up with a Sloppy Mess) Wait, this has to be an article on lifehacker? Didn't your mom teach you this shit

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links for 2011-02-08

opubWriter – Home opubWriter is an online wysiwyg editor that allows you to create books in the epub format, following the Open Publication Structure (OPS). (tags: tools ebooks epub software) Suffering Sappho! A Look At The Creator & Creation of Wonder Woman – Comic Book Resources Marston believed that submission to "loving authority" was the

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links for 2011-02-06

Home | LimeJS LimeJS is a HTML5 game framework for building fast, native-experience games for all modern touchscreens and desktop browsers. (tags: javascript html5 framework)

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links for 2011-02-03

Cracking the Scratch Lottery Code | Magazine Interesting link about how they create seemingly random tickets but control the number of outcomes. But his methods for figuring them out may have been taken into account – and the tricky part is: once you can separate winning tickets from non-winning ones, can you purchase only winning

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links for 2011-02-01

The 50 Most Loathsome Americans of 2010 | The Beast So far, #33 is my favorite, but I suspect #1 will ultimately be the best. (tags: humor bestof2010 humour) Does filtering cheap vodka through a Brita filter really work? – Spirits – Chowhound If you read the comments – probably cheaper and better for you

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 2010-12-17

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 2010-10-29

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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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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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 2010-10-15

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 2010-09-04

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 2010-06-10

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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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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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 2010-05-26

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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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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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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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 2010-05-02

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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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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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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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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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 2010-04-03

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 2010-03-02

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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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 2010-02-24

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 2010-02-21

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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links for 2009-12-30

A Less Than Honest Policy – NYTimes.com The bill that passed the Senate with such fanfare on Christmas Eve would impose a confiscatory 40 percent excise tax on so-called Cadillac health plans, which are popularly viewed as over-the-top plans held only by the very wealthy. In fact, it’s a tax that in a few years

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links for 2009-12-23

Think Progress » Sen. Coburn: ‘People Ought To Pray’ That A Senator ‘Can’t Make The Vote Tonight’ He meant that he wanted people to pray that 92-year-old Robert Byrd would become ill or die so he couldn't vote. Which is exactly what people did – calling in to right wing radio shows and proudly exclaiming

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links for 2009-12-22

Jester type hats (tags: knitting patterns hat jester square) Jayne Cobb Hat! (with pattern) – KNITTING How to make the Jayne Cobb hat. (tags: television patterns how-to joss knitting firefly) The World’s Biggest Stash? at Mochimochi Blog Wow. Just wow. (tags: knitting blog stash yarn) Jayne Hat Knit-a-Thon For those who might not know what

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links for 2009-12-21

One-Liners Of The Decade: Pics, Videos, Links, News (tags: quotes bestof2000s) James Chartrand’s Constructed Masculinity Goes Far Beyond the Pen Name – The Sexist – Washington City Paper Aw crap. She was successful not just because she took a man's name, but also because she write like a sexist man who treated women badly. That

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links for 2009-12-19

Lying and Creativity : The Frontal Cortex chronic confabulation is often seen in patients with frontal lobe damage. Like SB, these people invent fantastical fictions about their lives, telling stories that make little literal sense. They lie about anything and everything, if only because the truth is too confusing. Such confabulations tells us something important

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links for 2009-12-18

Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity | Video on TED.com (tags: creativity ideas teaching children innovation) Tiger Beatdown › And Now I Am Your Women’s Studies Professor: The Tiger Beatdown Book List A great list that I need to study further and put into some format by which I actually buy some of these books.

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links for 2009-12-16

Welcome to Pictory – Pictory (tags: photography photos photoblog pictory) Why James Chartrand Wears Women's Underpants | Copyblogger "Taking a man’s name opened up a new world. It helped me earn double and triple the income of my true name, with the same work and service. No hassles. Higher acceptance. And gratifying respect for my

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links for 2009-12-12

Build a Website – Squarespace (tags: webhosting blogging) The Salvation Army's bigotted position on Homosexuality Why you should not put money in those red buckets every year at Christmas, and should give to charities that don't discriminate against and victimize people instead. (tags: homophobia equality rights lgbt)

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links for 2009-12-11

Uganda debates death penalty for gays – Africa – msnbc.com KAMPALA, Uganda – Proposed legislation would impose the death penalty for some gay Ugandans, and their family and friends could face up to seven years in jail if they fail to report them to authorities. Even landlords could be imprisoned for renting to homosexuals. American

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links for 2009-12-10

Essay – When Bad Covers Happen to Good Books – NYTimes.com (tags: design books arts) The Noughtie List: the 2000s in Review (kottke.org) List of "Best of the Decades" lists from all over the web. (tags: bestof2000s bestof2009) How to Make Romance Last – MSN Relationships – article According to the article — "Men and

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links for 2009-12-09

EasyRGB – The inimitable RGB and COLOR search engine! Matches digital color numbers to actual paint colors (tags: tool colors design branding reference) ACORN Report Finds No Illegal Conduct | TPMMuckraker That's because it was all made up by Republicans. (tags: election2008 republicans corruption)

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links for 2009-12-08

École Polytechnique massacre – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (tags: history feminism misogyny crime violence) Lessons of the Montreal Massacre – thestar.com The Montreal Massacre was different. Lépine had a specific target: women. He blamed them for his own failures. His suicide note listed other women he'd set in his sights: a politician, a union leader,

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links for 2009-12-01

Go Away (tags: funny blogs writing letters) Edge: THE MOUNTAIN AND THE CLOCK "The entire Journey is actually a set up for the secret payoff. Having passed through the stresses of the Labyrinth the traveler is relieved to find the apparent payoff. But since the Apparent Payoff is anticipated, it can never be entirely satisfying.

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links for 2009-11-29

Turkey City Lexicon – A Primer for SF Workshops A lexicon of poor tropes in SF writing that should be avoided. (tags: tropes funny reference writing scifi) Amazon.com: know more about Henning Mankell's Kurt Wallander mysteries Swedish mystery writer that seems to be very popular amonst literary folk, (tags: books reading mysteries) Language Log: The

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links for 2009-11-25

Andy Warhol's Illustrations for The Little Red Hen From The Best in Children's Books Nelson Doubleday 1958. I personally like how the little red hen is actually pink throughout. (tags: art books illustration education warhol)

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links for 2009-11-24

Tiger Beatdown › The Edward Cullen Underpants Conundrum Sady illustrates for us why Twilight is really just conservative porn for Ladeez. And she's right, too. (tags: twilight feminism movies sexism celebrity) Depressed Woman Loses Health Benefits for Happy Pics on Facebook Judging by the comments on this article, there are a whole lot of people

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links for 2009-11-23

David Vines: If It Were Me, I'd Be Embarrassed A 17 year old Palin supporter has her facts mixed up, and gets all up in arms when a reporter confronts her with facts to correct her misinformation. (tags: Palin idiots republicans) Palin Booed By Book Tour Crowd She left 300 some people standing in the

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links for 2009-11-22

7 Popular 'Chick Flicks' That Secretly Hate Women | Cracked.com Wow, an amazingly astute feminist article from cracked.com of all places. Will wonders never cease? Brava, cracked.com (tags: movies cracked feminism misogyny women)

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links for 2009-11-20

Palin snubs local media on tour Uh huh. (tags: politics media) Area Man Passionate Defender Of What He Imagines Constitution To Be | The Onion – America's Finest News Source "Our very way of life is under siege," said Mortensen, whose understanding of the Constitution derives not from a close reading of the document but

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links for 2009-11-18

International Klein Blue – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The hex triplet for International Klein Blue – useful. (tags: klein colors colour paintings design fun)

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links for 2009-11-17

Free Knitting Pattern: Log Cabin Afghan Square (tags: knitting pattern logcabin) Knit Flix « hAMImono Movies with people knitting in them. (tags: movies knitting lists funny) Chicken Viking Hat by Sarah @ Aloha Misc. Media House (tags: knitting patterns) Fingerstaches are pretty cool. Yes, they are. (tags: knitting patterns)

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links for 2009-11-14

Meet The Predators « Really astounding evidence identifying who the average rapist is and how they go about committing their crimes. These are new stats that the main stream media really should be shouting from the rooftops, because they would give police and communities new ways to prevent rape and crime directed at women. (tags:

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links for 2009-11-12

Tom Richmond iPhone App rejected » The Daily Cartoonist MAD Magazine artist Tom Richmond has been working on an iPhone app with movie director/entrepreneur Ray Griggs that allows users to search a database for contact information of every congressman. Tom did 540 caricatures – one for every representative in union and territories – for the

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links for 2009-11-11

Junk Food Turns Rats Into Addicts / Science News These reward pathway deficits persisted for weeks after the rats stopped eating the junk food, the researchers found. “It’s almost as if you break these things, it’s very, very hard to go back to the way things were before,” Kenny says. When the junk food was

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links for 2009-11-09

On North Concord, it's desolation row | The Indianapolis Star Shocked that Mayor Ballard's plan to deal with vacant housing hasn't worked. Gee Mayor, what could be the problem? (tags: indianapolis economy housing politics)

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links for 2009-11-08

Custom Postcards: Create and Send Them Worldwide with HazelMail! More postcard mailers from your own postcards (tags: photos postcards lifehacks) Postful: The Web's Printer Another place that lest you send postcards of your own pictures. (tags: lifehacks snailmail postal postcards) AmazingMail – Product Selection lets you send your own pictures as postcards. (tags: photos postcards)

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links for 2009-11-07

Knitting Pattern Central – Free Toy Knitting Pattern Link Directory Ideas for the giant stash of yarn Stephanie picked up for a song. (tags: patterns knitting toys)

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links for 2009-11-06

MYTH BUSTED: Internet Use Doesn’t Lead to Isolation cool. (tags: research media internet socialnetworking) Website Maintenance Tips for Front-End Developers – Smashing Magazine (tags: webdev webdesign resources)

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links for 2009-11-05

DavidMixner.com – Enough, No More, Enough "Call this campaign against us what it is – Gay Apartheid. Refuse to allow any of our fellow Americans, President Obama or our allies to view this as a political issue who time hasn't quite come. America is in the process of creating a system of Gay Apartheid. We

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links for 2009-11-04

The App Garden on Flickr (tags: api flickr photography webdesign applications development) flogr – Project Hosting on Google Code (tags: flickr gallery software)

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links for 2009-11-03

Prairie Lights Bookstore Iowa City's premiere independent bookseller in Iowa City. I'm bookmarking with the intent of visiting when we're in Iowa for family thanksgiving. (tags: bookstore iowa reading books shopping) Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award Who will be the next Kurt Vonnegut or James Whitcomb Riley? The Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana

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links for 2009-11-02

Bobbs-Merrill Company – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (tags: education reading) 20th-Century American Bestsellers: House of a Thousand Candles information about the Indianapolis written novel. (tags: ideas Indiana novel MeredithNicholson) The House of a Thousand Candles (1936) – Overview – MSN Movies Synopsis of the movie, which seems much different to me than the book I

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links for 2009-10-31

Home — Second Story Second Story is a non-profit writing project serving kids, schools and community organizations in Indianapolis, Ind. Programs include in-class writing instruction at local schools, as well as after-school tutoring, creative-writing workshops and other events. (tags: writing creative children eucation fun) The Secret Headquarters Dr. Fredric Rinehart has been credited with developing

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links for 2009-10-30

GOOD.is | The GOOD 100, or so GOOD Magazine's list of the most important, exciting and innovative people, ideas and products making our world better. The list is made up of of projects, people and ideas nominated by a combination of the extended GOOD team, and its readers. It's a great and inspiring list; Good

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links for 2009-10-29

Get Great Gadgets. And Keep Them. – Last Year's Model I can take the pledge – I still use my generation One iPhone, even after I stepped on it and cracked the screen (tags: sustainability gadget funny lifehacks consumerism frugality) Alt Text: New Cult Spares Members From Early Adopters’ Pain | Underwire | Wired.com This

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links for 2009-10-28

A Rolling Stone Leads to Rome – Schott’s Vocab Blog – NYTimes.com All’s fair in love and lemonade. If life gives you lemons, make war. (tags: english vocabulary) Story Structure & Plot – Novel Writing Tips (tags: plotting novel NaNoWriMo)

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links for 2009-10-22

How Photographers Created Rock And Roll – The Picture Show Blog : NPR Who Shot Rock & Roll: A Photographic History 1955-Present. Want. (tags: photography) Localwashing: How corporate America is co-opting “local” This new variation on corporate greenwashing—localwashing—is, like the buy-local movement itself, most advanced in the context of food. Hellmann’s, the mayonnaise brand owned

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links for 2009-10-20

sevensevennine.com | nick turpin on street photography | Photochart This Venn diagram needs to go on my bulletin board. (tags: charts photography visualization toPrint) Chris Jordan Photography: albatross These photographs of albatross chicks were made just a few weeks ago on Midway Atoll, a tiny stretch of sand and coral near the middle of the

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links for 2009-10-16

Eric & the Dread Gazebo :: DreadGazebo :: Roleplaying Resources Beware the Dread Gazebo. (tags: gaming rpg story comedy funny) Does the Brain Like E-Books? – Room for Debate Blog – NYTimes.com This is relevant to my interests. (tags: ebooks kindle technology books reading learning) OpEdNews – Article: Has There Been a Virtual Coup D'Etat

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links for 2009-10-15

mental_floss Blog » He Took a Polaroid Every Day, Until the Day He Died a collection of Polaroids, one per day, from March 31, 1979 through October 25, 1997. (tags: photography projects) The Referendum – Happy Days Blog – NYTimes.com Slap bang on for me! – "The Referendum is a phenomenon typical of (but not

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links for 2009-10-14

Buyer-Linked Foundation: Who Gave, And Where Did The Money Go? | TPMMuckraker The foundation closely linked to Rep. Steve Buyer (R-IN) that's taken nearly a million dollars from companies with interest in legislation moving through his committees, but given out nothing for its stated purpose, college scholarships for Indiana students. (tags: indiana politics lobbying scandal)

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links for 2009-10-11

CAMBAGS.COM Camera Bag Review Resource for DSLR Cameras A review site that explains how much gear you can get into any camera bag – sweet! (tags: photography cameras bags gear)

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links for 2009-10-10

Shakesville: Rape Culture 101 What is it? You're soaking in it. Melissa assembles all the pieces, connecting the dots into the overwhelming pattern that makes this picture impossible to ignore or deny. (tags: misogyny violence crime women equality culture)

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links for 2009-10-09

atypically.knit – Hogwarts house scarves I made up my own pattern for mine and it came out well, but these are more polished that mind and I think I'll make one like this, too. (tags: knitting HarryPotter scarf) Yarn, Patterns, Knitting and Crocheting (tags: knitting catalog shop supplies) One Family’s Roots, a Nation’s History –

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links for 2009-10-08

Caterina.net: Working hard is overrated Much more important than working hard is knowing how to find the right thing to work on. Paying attention to what is going on in the world. Seeing patterns. Seeing things as they are rather than how you want them to be. Being able to read what people want. Putting

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links for 2009-10-06

Welcome | MagCloud Publish your own printed magazine. Check out the photo mag done in just 31 hours from beginning to finished product. Sweet. (tags: magazine printondemand self-publishing photography design) Pitchfork: Staff Lists: The Top 200 Albums of the 2000s: 20-1 Yeah, mostly. (tags: music lists best) Photographers – Toughest Shot | Outside Online Photographers

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links for 2009-10-05

Fat Cat Software – iPhoto Library Manager a piece of software that fixes crap that iPhoto does. Gee, too bad none of this functionality is actually in iPhoto itself. Harumph. (tags: photography tools apple iphoto) Roman Polanski: ‘Everyone else fancies little girls too’ – Telegraph Blogs Polanski quote in 1979: "“If I had killed somebody,

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links for 2009-10-03

Wonkette : Deleted: ‘Peggy Noonan Will Educate The Young Princes, Now’ Ah, Wonkette, your commentors are a delight. (tags: funny) Where to buy? Battery for E-620 – Fourthirdsphoto Forum Bookmarking for future reference. I haven't run my current camera battery down, but I may need a replacement sometime soon. (tags: cameras) The Smoking Gun: Polanski

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chrismm | Celebrities supporting the Roman Polanski arrest A nice compilation of famous folks who've spoken out in favor of his arrest. (tags: polanski crime justice) Roman the Rapist – Rasmussen Reports™ Rape is a crime against the state, as well as a civil wrong against the individual. The victim is free not to pursue

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links for 2009-10-01

Banned Books Week More about the event (tags: reference books censorship freedom) Banned Books Week Crap – we're in the middle of banned books week, and I keep forgetting to blog about it. Hey, here's some info on Banned Books week. Go out and buy a banned book (tags: books censorship) Newsmax columnist: Military coup

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links for 2009-09-30

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

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links for 2009-09-28

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

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links for 2009-09-25

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

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links for 2009-09-23

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

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links for 2009-09-20

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

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links for 2009-09-19

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

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links for 2009-09-18

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

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links for 2009-09-16

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

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links for 2009-09-09

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

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links for 2009-09-08

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

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links for 2009-09-07

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

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links for 2009-09-06

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

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links for 2009-09-05

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

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links for 2009-09-02

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

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links for 2009-09-01

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

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links for 2009-08-29

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

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links for 2009-08-28

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

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links for 2009-08-27

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

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links for 2009-08-26

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

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links for 2009-08-25

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

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links for 2009-08-21

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

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links for 2009-08-20

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

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links for 2009-08-19

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

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links for 2009-08-18

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

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links for 2009-08-16

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

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links for 2009-08-15

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

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links for 2009-08-14

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

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links for 2009-08-13

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

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links for 2009-08-11

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

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links for 2009-08-09

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

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links for 2009-08-07

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

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links for 2009-08-06

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

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links for 2009-08-05

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

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links for 2009-08-03

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

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links for 2009-08-01

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

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links for 2009-07-31

Greg Rutter's Definitive List of The 99 Things You Should Have Already Experienced On The Internet Unless You're a Loser or Old or Something (tags: funny memes reference lists) Jargon (stop it!) « Usability Matters (tags: usability) Rusty Evans Rusty Evans, with his Martin guitar and a book full of self penned country rock tunes

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links for 2009-07-28

Krugman – An Incoherent Truth – NYTimes.com "Right now the fate of health care reform seems to rest in the hands of relatively conservative Democrats — mainly members of the Blue Dog Coalition, created in 1995." (tags: healthcare reform) Health Insurance “Innovation” « The Baseline Scenario "The This American Life crew has a segment in

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links for 2009-07-26

The 'Bechdel Rule,' Defining Pop-Culture Character : NPR The Bechdel Rule is this: Only go see a movie if it satisfies 3 basic requirements – 1) It has to have at least two women in it. 2) The two women talk to each other. 3) They're talking about something besides a man. (tags: feminism movies

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links for 2009-07-24

NPR: Dear Pixar, From All The Girls With Band-Aids On Their Knees I have nothing against princesses. I have nothing against movies with princesses. But don't the Disney princesses pretty much have us covered? If we had to wait for your thirteenth movie for you to make one with a girl at the center, couldn't

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links for 2009-07-21

Clay Enos Photography (tags: photographers inspiration lighting) The Second Pass The Second Pass is an exclusively online publication devoted to reviews, essays, and blog posts about books new and old. It is updated every weekday. (tags: books literature writing magazine) Fired from the Canon Below is a list of ten books that will be pressed

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links for 2009-07-18

Some E-Books Are More Equal Than Others – Pogue’s Posts Blog – NYTimes.com "Publishers and other content providers make a grave error when they ensure that legitimately purchasing their products involves more hassle and uncertainty than simply pirating them." – one of the comments. Very true. (tags: books copyright amazon kindle DRM) Crocs Shoe Company

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links for 2009-07-17

A List Apart: Articles: CSS Sprites: Image Slicing’s Kiss of Death (tags: graphics images) Remembering Apollo 11 – The Big Picture – Boston.com Really amazing photos of the Apollo 11 space flight. My great uncle is somewhere in picture number 12. (tags: apollo11 moon nasa space photography) Infinite Summer » Blog Archive » How to

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links for 2009-07-16

List Hover Effect with jQuery – Curtis Henson (tags: jquery lists) The Great American Bubble Machine : Rolling Stone READ THIS. — "The first thing you need to know about Goldman Sachs is that it's everywhere. The world's most powerful investment bank is a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming

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links for 2009-07-15

Oh Snap! Our Step-By-Step Guide To Getting Shot By The Sartorialist -Refinery29 Pipeline- The chart would have to be modified for me – the first step would be "fly to New York…" (tags: funny visualization sartorialist diagram)

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links for 2009-07-14

Oh Snap! Our Step-By-Step Guide To Getting Shot By The Sartorialist -Refinery29 Pipeline- The chart would have to be modified for me – the first step would be "fly to New York…" (tags: funny visualization sartorialist diagram) UI Pattern Documentation Review – Boxes and Arrows: The design behind the design (tags: designpatterns interface reference) Sudan:

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links for 2009-07-13

Let me google that for you (tags: funny google tools) Lost Garden: Flash Love Letter (2009) Part 1 A good analysis of making money online included with this analysis of flash games. (tags: business marketing economics money) Tales of the Rampant Coyote: The Black Triangle Afterwards, we came to refer to certain types of accomplishments

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links for 2009-07-10

Dan Witz Street artist. (tags: publicArt artist graffiti paintings) Create a Realistic Hover Effect With jQuery « Blog and Web Design Portfolio of Adrian Pelletier (tags: jquery webdev animation) Timothy van Sas – Animate a hover with jQuery (tags: jquery tutorials plugin webdesign) Test Animated hover Stubbornella » Blog Archive » Object Oriented CSS, Grids

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links for 2009-07-09

Tweeting Too Hard "Where self-important tweets get the recognition they deserve." Too fucking funny. (tags: funny twitter socialnetworks narcissism) Pagetest – where web sites go to get FAST! (tags: webdesign tools analysis) 5 Reasons You’re Always Starving Eat breakfast. (tags: food nutrition)

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links for 2009-07-08

Ptak Science Books: The World's "Best" Address? POB 1663, Santa Fe. Home of the Atomic Bomb. The address the makers of the atomic bomb lived at while building it. (tags: science nuclear addresses) Flickr: Three Wolf Moon My three wolf brethren asked me to join their group. How could I refuse? (tags: funny threewolfmoon amazon)

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links for 2009-07-07

Fancy Fast Food – Tapas de Castillo Blanco (Fancy White Castle) by… White Castle ingredients, reworked as tapas dishes. Still bad to eat, but much more appetizing. (tags: food funny) WWIII Propaganda Posters – a set on Flickr "Loose tweets sink fleets" – awesome! (tags: propaganda posters funny socialmedia) Palin attorney decries 'defamatory' rumors: Gov.

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links for 2009-07-06

Top 10 Reasons Why The BMI Is Bogus : NPR (tags: science health exercise npr) The Great American Road Trip – NBC Site (tags: television) Chase Jarvis Blog: Fake Photojournalism Wins "Two French students were awarded the annual Grand Prix du Photoreportage Etudiant last week to honor a photographic story that presented images documenting the

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links for 2009-06-30

Matt Taibbi – Fareed Zakaria’s Manifesto Taibbi: "From a distance I’ve always vaguely admired the skills of Newsweek’s Fareed Zakaria, who is maybe this country’s preeminent propagandist…. It’s one thing to say Wall Street bankers felt pressure to chase profits; it’s another thing to say they achieved those profits by systematically robbing a whole generation

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links for 2009-06-29

Scooterworks USA – Everything for Scooters (tags: scooters shopping) Midwest Emerging Artists | MEA (tags: local artists) scoot.net (tags: scooters) Gasoline Rally 2009 (tags: indianapolis) Photography.Book.Now: Home A competition for self-published photography books. This is relevant to my interests. (tags: photography books competition contest blurb todo)

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links for 2009-06-27

BMV: Training For A Motorcycle License Or Endorsement (tags: indianapolis BMV motorcycle) Welcome to ABATE Online american bikers aimed towards education. The training you have to pass to get your motorcycle license. (tags: class motorcycle BMV Indiana)

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links for 2009-06-23

TuwA : Green, Natural & Eco Friendly Products For Healthy Living Lafayette based business selling green products. Local and environmentally friendly – bonus! (tags: Indiana local green organic climate) The Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company (tags: funny designCool) Design Observer: Susan Boyle and The Beauty of Crochet Time and again, they and other visitors to the

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links for 2009-06-21

Creating the Juno Opening Credits Look : Adobe After Effects Tutorial Adobe After Effects tutorial to create famous handmade juno opening sequence. (tags: inspiration tutorials motiongraphics juno) Geometries – a set on Flickr Interesting polaroids of geometric designs. (tags: color photography design ideas geometries)

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links for 2009-06-20

Flickr: Looking Into the Past Photo of a past scene held up at a current scene. Very beautiful the polariods of hospital staff working at a now closed hospital are poignant. (tags: photography history photos flickr ideas)

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links for 2009-06-17

Jim's Printable Minis 1:24 scale miniature stuff. (tags: diorama) Olympus E-P1 (tags: cameras) Top 7 Conservative New Media FAILS So Far this Year | TPMDC The just can't get a hang on that dang ol' internets. (tags: socialmedia politics funny dinosaurs) Collection: [Design Solutions] (tags: designpatterns webdesign ui) Web Form Design: Filling In the Blanks

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links for 2009-06-15

Op-Ed Columnist – The Obama Haters’ Silent Enablers – NYTimes.com Conservative party leaders have an obligation to step in and curb the dialog of hate and potential violence against the Obama administration. (tags: violence racism conservatives republicans)

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links for 2009-06-13

Signage : Bikeway Signage (tags: design icons iconography signage) Pose | Asian Poses Stereotypical asian poses for photographs. Some of these are pretty funny. At least they seem happy to have their picture taken, unlike bozo Americans. (tags: culture photography) The TSA Blog: Message In a Carry-On Part of the reason flying is such a

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links for 2009-06-12

Rockstar energy drink threatens Bilerico Project with lawsuit | The Bilerico Project Rockstar Energy drink is owned by the homophobic Weiner family, headed by radio personality Michael "Savage" Weiner. Several websites have pointed about he connection, and are now being threatened. (tags: homophobia business censorship internet) Boagworld (tags: webdesign reference webstandards webdevelopment boagworld designCool inspiration)

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links for 2009-06-09

Why I’m Not Upgrading to the iPhone 3GS – Blog – 148Apps – iPhone App and Game Reviews and News AT&T hates iPhone users even though they could be the only reason they are still in business. (tags: iphone)

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links for 2009-06-08

Autolandschaften / : Fabian Schlichting photography miniatures. (tags: photography photographer auto miniature) Microsoft's bing.com censors 'sex' for Indians! Rediff Money (tags: censorship search google bing)

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links for 2009-06-04

Pixelmator (tags: design pixelmator image) Professional Sports & Outdoor Photography by Mike Olivella (tags: photographer) Nice Web Type – Nice Web Type likes (tags: typography webdesign fonts) The Style Master Blog » Apple’s Navigation bar using only CSS (tags: css3 webdesign) It Needed To Be Said # Your blog is not important. # Joss Whedon’s

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links for 2009-06-03

Scientist at Work – Viktor Deak – Where Art and Paleontology Intersect, Fossils Become Faces – NYTimes.com (tags: artist photographer history) Sentinel | Hoefler & Frere-Jones For everyone who’s ever wished Clarendons had italics, everyone whose favorite slab serif is shy a few weights, and everyone who’s ever needed a slab serif to thrive in

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links for 2009-06-02

Warmer, Fuzzier – The Refreshed Logo – NYTimes.com (tags: design logos identity branding) Women's Travel Vest from SCOTTEVEST/SeV Safari Vests for Women – Hiking Jacket Vest (tags: travel technology clothes photography) A List Apart: Burnout "Are there aspects of your job that do not align with your personal goals and values?" "Are you not doing

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links for 2009-06-01

Google Friend Connect (tags: community google social socialnetworking) 2009 Indy 500 Car Tracker | IndyStar.com | The Indianapolis Star Visually follow the action on the track from the green flag to the checkered flag. (tags: visualization infographics interactive racing) The Real Time Web is a Beautiful Distraction – Opposable Planets A much more eloquent description

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links for 2009-05-27

25 And Over « Tomato Nation ast the quarter-century mark, you see, certain actions, attitudes, and behaviors will simply no longer do, and while it might seem unpleasant to feign a maturity and solicitousness towards others that you may not genuinely feel, it is not only appreciated by others but necessary for your continued survival.

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links for 2009-05-23

Infinite Summer The Challenge: Read Infinite Jest over the summer of 2009 – You've been meaning to do it for over a decade. Now join endurance bibliophiles from around the web as we tackle and comment upon David Foster Wallace's masterwork, June 21st to September 22nd. A thousand pages1 ÷ 93 days = 75 pages

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links for 2009-05-20

25 logos with hidden messages – Amazing Graphic Designing tricks! | Graphic Design Blog (tags: logo design) To score, keep your goals to yourself: Study a series of experiments shows that when others take notice of our plans, performance is compromised because we gain "a premature sense of completeness" about the goal. (tags: productivity psychology

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links for 2009-05-18

The Circle City Sidewalk Stompers Clown Band We met Ed Toll from this band downtown while taking a stroll, and he let me take his photo, so I'm saving the link so I can add it to the photo caption. (tags: indianapolis music) cavil – Definition from the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary to raise trivial and

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links for 2009-05-15

Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: Three Wolf Moon T-Shirt, Available in Various Sizes For those folks who don't get my repeated jokes about why werewolves are cool. (tags: funny amazon) Lifehacker – TiltShift Makes Your Photos Look Like Miniatures – Tilt-Shift Photography (tags: photomanipulation photofinishing photography) Penguin considering DK options | theBookseller.com Interesting, since I'm currently redesigning

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links for 2009-05-14

Airport AirStreamTM Professional photography equipment – camera bags, camera cases – from Think Tank Photo (tags: wishlist photography camerabag cameras) Photography Pinhole Products and Prices by Lenox Laser, Your Photo Pinhole Source Pinhole lenses for DSLR cameras. (tags: photography camera equipment pinhole) Photoshop Insider Blog By Scott Kelby » Blog Archive » It’s “Guest Blog

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links for 2009-05-12

Better Living Through Torture I hear that torturers make the big bucks and have lots of career advancements. I gotta get into that business. (tags: torture Bush corruption violence)

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links for 2009-05-10

Geotagger 2.0 software download – Mac OS X – VersionTracker (tags: geotag geotagging metadata geocoding gps) My Photography Workflow 2009 | Thomas Hawk Digital Connection (tags: photography workflow)

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links for 2009-05-08

graphpaper.com – Who Watches the Watchman? An elegant solution, designed and patented in 1901 by the German engineer A.A. Newman, is called the “watchclock”. It’s an ingenious mechanical device, slung over the shoulder like a canteen and powered by a simple wind-up spring mechanism. (tags: gadget design history time security)

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links for 2009-05-06

Digital Photography Tutorials (tags: photography tools tutorial) Joe The Plumber Slurs Gay People: I Would Never Let "Queers" Near My Children I wouldn't let Joe the Plumber near my children, so I guess we're even. Except that I don't enjoy the same basic civil rights that Joe enjoys, causing me anguish and frustration and heartache

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[link deprecated: http://www.indianapolismonthly.com/articleNew.aspx?id=77262 ] The Great Families – Indianapolis Monthly Prominent Indianapolis families (tags: indianapolis indiana history)

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links for 2009-05-02

Digital SLR Camera Disassembled An "exploded" view of an DSLR camera so you can see all the bells and whistles – very cool. (tags: illustration graphics photography camera)

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links for 2009-04-30

8 Simple Ways to Improve Typography In Your Designs • Blog Archive • AisleOne (tags: typography webdev webdesign) Pattern Tap : Organized Web Design Collection of User Interfaces for Inspiration and Ideas. The CSS Gallery Alternative – Pattern Tap (tags: reference webdesign inspiration tools ideas) Unfortunate Implications – Television Tropes & Idioms "Fiction has come a long

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links for 2009-04-29

(postmodernbarney.com) » Uncomfortable Plot Summaries "AUNTIE MAME: Spinster exposes child to sexual fetishists, socialists; thwarts marriage to good Republican girl." Ha! (tags: funny books movies satire) NYMPHOTO BOOKS: CONVERSATIONS VOLUME 1 | By Nymphoto | Category: Arts & Photography | Blurb (tags: books photography) Ancient Artifacts of Mystery – a set on Flickr DIY golden

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links for 2009-04-28

Crimes committed by Ferris Bueller during his Day off. | Ask Metafilter I could be accomplishing so much more in my day off. (tags: movies funny research) The Irony of Satire: Political Ideology and the Motivation to See What You Want to See in The Colbert Report — LaMarre et al. 14 (2): 212 —

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links for 2009-04-27

Photo Artist: Peter Funch Funch uses photography as a collage, documenting NYC street scenes by creating composite photos of urban life. (tags: photography inspiration collage street urban cool)

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links for 2009-04-26

Four Essential Members of a Great Design Team | Michael Roller Have you ever wondered why you can successfully collaborate with another designer in your office? Maybe you share similar ideas, but there’s also a good chance you’re nothing alike. (tags: design visualization organization strategy)

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links for 2009-04-24

In Iraq, a story of rape, shame and 'honor killing' – Los Angeles Times It's stories like this that make me want to be a ninja, sneaking around third-world countries and putting down the guys who do this sort of thing, and the guys who let them get away with it. (tags: misogyny violence feminism)

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links for 2009-04-23

A List Apart: Articles: In Defense of Eye Candy (tags: webdesign design aesthetics inspiration psychology) Children Playing Grocery Store at the Indiana State Training School Umm… The Indiana Historical Society can't claim copyright on images in the public domain, kids. I'm gonna have to say "What the… what?" here. The photo was taken in 1936,

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links for 2009-04-22

Kitty's Neverwear: in which we judge another contest…. Gaiman fans suggest ideas for T-shirt homages to his work. If you want a one-stop destination for choice quotes from his books, here you go. Cool stuff. (tags: books ideas cool) Is the DHS watching returning veterans? Only when they join far-right hate groups (tags: terrorism violence

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links for 2009-04-21

Earth Mosaic Wherever you are, whatever you’re doing on Earth Day – 22 April 2009, we’re asking you to take photographs of the world around you, select your best one, send it to us, and we'll use them to make a giant mosaic. (tags: photography projects earthday) Birdhouse — A notepad for Twitter If you

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links for 2009-04-20

Emptywheel » Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Was Waterboarded 183 Times in One Month If I were drown 183 times in a single month, I'd pretty much tell you anything you wanted to hear. Although I'd just give up and drown part way through, because why the fuck go on living if this the life you have

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links for 2009-04-17

10 Most Offensive Tea Party Signs (PHOTOS) I have some real jems in my photos of the Indianapolis tea bagging (to come soon) but here are some lowlights from a national standpoint. (tags: teabaggers politics racism signs) Flickr Trends Trend kittens vs. sunsets for 2008 (tags: trends photos flickr) 20 Outstanding & Outrageous Concept Cars

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links for 2009-04-15

Online Backup from Backblaze (tags: backup storage utilities technology) Million Dollar Babies – The Morning News While debt and credit were replacing cold hard cash as the dominant form of global capital, Mark Wagner was doggedly turning forsaken dollar bills into smart and playful collages. In Wagner’s work, George Washington spends his newfound free time

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links for 2009-04-14

Dork Yearbook Ah, youth. Sweet awkwardness & gawky self-consciousness, how I don't miss you a bit. (tags: photos geek dork) ExpressionEngine Developer's Toolbox | Developer's Toolbox | Smashing Magazine (tags: webdesign expressionengine tools tutorials) PXtoEM.com: PX to EM conversion made simple. (tags: typography webdesign) Amazonfail: A Call to Boycott Amazon : Edward Champion’s Reluctant Habits

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links for 2009-04-11

11-Year-Old Hangs Himself after Enduring Daily Anti-Gay Bullying An 11-year-old Massachusetts boy, Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover, hung himself Monday after enduring bullying at school, including daily taunts of being gay, despite his mother’s weekly pleas to the school to address the problem. This is at least the fourth suicide of a middle-school aged child linked to

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links for 2009-04-09

Report Calls CIA Detainee Treatment 'Inhuman' – washingtonpost.com Medical officers who oversaw interrogations of terrorism suspects in CIA secret prisons committed gross violations of medical ethics and in some cases essentially participated in torture, the International Committee of the Red Cross concluded in a confidential report that labeled the CIA program "inhuman." (tags: corruption torture

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links for 2009-04-08

Colin Pantall's blog: how not to photograph All the rules I plan tp break. (tags: photography howto tips) Open Left:: Existential Question: What The F%$@! Are We Doing? Thanks to the economic meltdown, ensuing AIG bonuses, and promotion of economic criminals to top White House jobs, it has never been more clear that the American

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links for 2009-04-07

Striking Web Sites with Font Stacks that Inspire – Inspiration Bit (tags: typography webdesign inspiration fontstacks) Graphic & web design portfolio of a usability & accessibility enthusiast. (tags: typography illustration webdesign) 8 Definitive Web Font Stacks [Design Tips & Tricks] (tags: webdesign fonts typography type) Font Matrix Matrix of fonts bundled with Mac and Windows

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links for 2009-04-05

How to Save the Suburbs: Solutions from the Man Who Saw the Whole Thing Coming » INFRASTRUCTURIST Interesting. I'm not a fan of suburban living, and Indianapolis clearly has a suburbia problem. (tags: urban urbanPlanning economics housing crisis) Unsung Indy – The Definitive Guide to the Circle City’s Unique Urban Neighborhoods. Indianapolis is on the

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links for 2009-04-04

Unanimous ruling: Iowa marriage no longer limited to one man, one woman | DesMoinesRegister.com | The Des Moines Register Holy Toledo – we're now officially married in Iowa. OMFG. AWESOME. (tags: lgbt rights equality marriage)

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links for 2009-04-03

Afghan leader accused of bid to legalise rape – Asia, World – The Independent Afghanistan's President, Hamid Karzai, has signed a law which legalises rape, women's groups and the United Nations warn. Critics claim the president helped rush the bill through parliament in a bid to appease Islamic fundamentalists ahead of elections in August. (tags:

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links for 2009-04-02

Introducing the World's First Laptop for Dogs | Toshiba PetBook K9 Oh, man. The dog is really going to want his own blog now. (tags: aprilfools funny) Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This bill, passed in 1999, repealed Depression era regulations to keep banks from engaging in risky investments – This bill is

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links for 2009-04-01

Editorial Ass: Project Fill-in-the-Gaps I may never be able to read 1,001 titles, but I think I can do this… (tags: books reading) Bushy Eyebrows Make A Comeback woo hoo! I knew I was on the right track. (tags: funny) Civil Unions vs. Gay Marriage Why Civil Unions don't allow the same rights as Marriage,

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links for 2009-03-31

Peachpit: Handcrafted CSS: More Bulletproof Web Design, Rough Cuts (tags: webdesign css) Table of Condiments That Periodically Go Bad Good stuff to know, but it seems like it should be arranged differently – perhaps ordered by date? (tags: reference food funny science geek) Home – Octavia Hill Octavia Hill (1838-1912) was a woman ahead of her time.

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links for 2009-03-30

The Quiet Coup – The Atlantic (May 2009) The crash has laid bare many unpleasant truths about the United States. One of the most alarming, says a former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund, is that the finance industry has effectively captured our government—a state of affairs that more typically describes emerging markets, and

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links for 2009-03-28

Flickr: BigKid BigProblems' Photostream (tags: graffiti photos) The Golden Age of Gang Graffiti – a set on Flickr Interesting. There's a symbolic language embedded in tagging that you can figure out or learn… (tags: graffiti photography history flickr folklore design) Bad Paintings of Barack Obama. Oh, yeah. That's what I'm talking about. (tags: awesome funny

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links for 2009-03-27

OmniGraffle UX Template | Konigi (tags: userexperience omnigraffle webdesign) Same Sex Kiss Day, April 15, 2009 "LGBT couples have yet to be granted the same rights to file our taxes jointly on a Federal level, and we can still be fired for being openly gay in the workplace. That's why you're encouraged to be seen

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links for 2009-03-26

#Beginner – IRC Commands, the Basics Wow has it been a long time since I've used IRC. (tags: chat howto reference irc mirc) A Technical Camelot — The Story from American Public Media Jean Bartik's first job was as a "computer" – a human one. She went on to help program one of the world's

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links for 2009-03-24

Vintage Pachinko – Nishijin Models We just bought one of these… we have Model B. (tags: pachinko Nishijin games) Subtraction 7.1: Black Dogs Face a Hard Choice at Shelters If you’re considering adopting a dog anytime in the foreseeable future, you might consider helping to counteract a terrible trend at animal shelters: large dogs with

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links for 2009-03-23

At the coalface – Idiom Definition – UsingEnglish.com If you work at the coalface, you deal with the real problems and issues, rather than sitting in a office discussing things in a detached way. (tags: english definitions ideas)

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links for 2009-03-22

The Big Takeover : Rolling Stone People are pissed off about this financial crisis, and about this bailout, but they're not pissed off enough. The reality is that the worldwide economic meltdown and the bailout that followed were together a kind of revolution, a coup d'état. They cemented and formalized a political trend that has

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links for 2009-03-20

Web fonts with @font-face – CSS3 . Info (tags: webdesign typography design css) Shakesville: Feminism 101: On Language and the Commodification of Sex Via Humor Melissa McEwan is brilliant. (tags: feminism misogyny equality)

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links for 2009-03-19

Werewolf 359 (tags: gams gamesOnline gamesPublic) American Adults Flunk Basic Science Only 53% of adults know how long it takes for the Earth to revolve around the Sun. Only 59% of adults know that the earliest humans and dinosaurs did not live at the same time. Only 47% of adults can roughly approximate the percent

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links for 2009-03-14

S. Africa gangs using rape to 'cure' lesbians – Africa – msnbc.com (tags: homophobia evil) Tent cities spring up around Sacramento – 3/10/09 – San Francisco News – abc7news.com They're actually springing up all over the country, but Sacramento is particularly noteworthy (tags: economy homeless poverty) U.S. Halted Some Raids in Afghanistan – NYTimes.com Joint

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links for 2009-03-13

Roger Ebert's Journal: Hunt not the Snark but the Snarker But it has grown entirely out of hand. It is time to put away childish things. I must restore my balance, view the world in a fair way, hope to inspire more appreciation than ridicule. No doubt there will always be a role for snarking,

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links for 2009-03-12

Girl sues school over prom tux denial | IndyStar.com | The Indianapolis Star I can't believe the balls on that principal – who the fuck does he think he is? Fucker. I'm calling him. (tags: homophobia Indiana local lgbt) Cocktail Recipes for the Recession: The New Yorker Long Island Iced 401-K — Put hopes in

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links for 2009-03-10

Paperprop A site to view some images used to produce Theatre. (tags: theater props movies) Smart Growth Redevelopment District Partnership Sustainable Design Assessment Team assistance will work with stakeholders to explore a model redevelopment district on the near-north side of Indianapolis centered at 22nd Street and the Monon Trail. (tags: indianapolis realestate local)

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links for 2009-03-09

Digital Overload Is Frying Our Brains | Wired Science from Wired.com Paying attention isn't a simple act of self-discipline, but a cognitive ability with deep neurobiological roots — and this complex faculty, says Maggie Jackson, is being woefully undermined by how we're living. (tags: productivity psychology creativity attention memory)

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links for 2009-03-08

Dr. Manhattan's Penis offends Conservative Critics // Current Of all the concepts in The Watchmen, conservatives are most upset and angered about seeing 'Lower Manhattan'? Alan Moore must be either gleeful or suicidal. Holy Missing The Point, Batman! (tags: conservatives funny movies Watchmen)

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links for 2009-03-06

America’s Unhappiest Cities: Indianapolis city, Ind. – BusinessWeek Woo hoo! Indianapolis is #16. We're so good… at being unhappy. Yeah, can I get a high-five on that? No? (tags: local urban indianapolis happiness)

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links for 2009-03-05

Amazon.com: The Design Entrepreneur: Turning Graphic Design Into Goods That Sell (Design Field Guide): Steven Heller, Lita Talarico: Books (tags: design bools) The New LEGO room on Flickr – Photo Sharing! And people said I'm crazy because I collect buttons. Check out this dude and his Lego collecting. (tags: flickr collections funny) Flickr: The Flickr

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links for 2009-03-04

Shakesville: Serious DOMA Challenge Under Way in MA The Massachusetts case will go to the Supreme Court – and more than likely, DOMA will be struck down eventually. This is fantastic. (tags: equality marriage rights) Recreating the button | stopdesign (tags: webdesign inspiration buttons GUI)

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links for 2009-03-03

: : NG ART GALLERY : : Lizzie Buckmaster Dove – Cacophony: Rip Rack Roar (tags: art collage inspiration) : : NG ART GALLERY : : Lizzie Buckmaster Dove – Cacophony: Toot Tweet Twitter I love these pieces (tags: art collage) 15+ Incredibly Useful Mac Apps For Freelance Web Designers (tags: webdev webdesign apple applications)

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links for 2009-03-02

Talking Business – Desperately Protecting A.I.G.’s House of Cards – NYTimes.com This will keep me awake at night. (tags: banking economy) Why the Japanese Hate the iPhone | Gadget Lab from Wired.com The Japanese are way ahead of is technologically, and our puny iPhone and expensive price tag doesn't cut it. (tags: technology japan iphone

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links for 2009-02-27

Politics of the Plate: The Price of Tomatoes: 2000s Archive : gourmet.com If you have eaten a tomato this winter, chances are very good that it was picked by a person who lives in virtual slavery. (tags: economics rights food local agriculture)

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links for 2009-02-26

Wonkette : Republican Mayor Sends Hilarious Not-Racist White House ‘n Watermelon Joke Wow, that's the best these guys can do these days; send out racist pictures. No wonder the GOP is so unpopular if this is all they have to show. (tags: racism republicans conservatives) Creating Drop-Down Navigation with Movable Type | MovableType.org – Home

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links for 2009-02-24

Point and shoot tips from the old masters Some good points there…. (tags: photography tips creativity) There's Something Queer about That Face: Scientific American Yep. (tags: science lgbt)

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links for 2009-02-19

10 useful ExpressionEngine extensions | 3 Roads Media Blog (tags: expressionengine tips webdev) Dynamic Drive DHTML Scripts- Simple Controls Gallery (tags: webdesign jquery photos rotator) The Galveston County Daily News Interesting to read intelligent comments on news stories in a daily paper. Even where people disagree, they use correct grammar and spelling. Unlike on the

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links for 2009-02-18

Publishing Careers: Beware of Resume Scams Given the number of people I know who are job-hunting right now; I got a lot out of this post – highly recommended you check it out. (tags: jobs resumes careers) Indiana Citizens Alliance for Transit Interesting idea. Check them out (tags: indianapolis transportation) fd's Flickr Toys: Do fun

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links for 2009-02-13

Fun way to oppose misogyny on valentines day Opposing a right-wing Hindu group who attack women who go to pubs by mailing them pink panties and then visiting a pub on Feb. 14 to have a few drinks. (tags: feminism misogyny rights)

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links for 2009-02-12

Seth's Blog: Calling your bluff (tags: business plans ideas) SAMBA Blog: Hamster Burial Kits & 998 Other Business Ideas (tags: business startup ideas) Bailed-Out Firms Distributing Cash Rewards: "Please Do Not Call It A Bonus" Not a trace of remorse amongst these people for wrongdoing — Just covering their asses and covering their tracks. Torches,

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links for 2009-02-11

Dow Drops Sharply Honestly, I really would like to punch Wall Street in the balls right about now. WTF? You don't think you're getting bailed out the way you want? Consider it punishment for getting us into this fiasco. (tags: economy news finance) #105 – Pretentious Indie Music Know-It-All « Oh, the temptation to send

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links for 2009-02-10

The random beauty of Facebook's "25 Random Things About Me" | Salon Life First of all, this isn't a new meme. This same meme has been passed around in email since 1998. Second, I'm sick of the endless "oh, the crazy internet; I'm so above all this" articles endlessly. You're not above it. You're just

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links for 2009-02-09

I feel good! I knew that I would! – Roger Ebert's Journal A very moving essay about very moving movies. Inspirational for anyone who creates. (tags: psychology elevation inspiration) YouTube – Have You Seen The Missing Muffin, Man? (tags: bigThings funny) A year in review, 2008. (Kid pics, 33 of them) What a fun set

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links for 2009-02-08

Gay woman fights over hospital visitation rights in Miami court A gay woman not allowed to visit her dying partner at Jackson Memorial Hospital in 2007 hopes a federal judge will allow her claims of emotional distress and negligence to go to trial. (tags: equality rights marriage lgbt)

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links for 2009-02-07

CSS Animation Coming to Safari, Already in iPhone. Less Dependence on Flash? – Mac Rumors (tags: webdesign animation css iphone) Italian Senate to weigh comatose woman's fate – CNN.com Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi needs to be removed from power immediately. By whatever means necessary. Hop to it, Italy. (tags: misogyny feminism equality rights) Washington

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links for 2009-02-06

Cheney Dunk Tank Raises $800 Billion For Nation | The Onion – America's Finest News Source Best line: "former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice having not yet received a single customer at her kissing booth." (tags: funny onion satire) I LEGO N.Y. – NYTimes.com Lego renderings of iconic NYC items. (tags: illustration visualization toys fun)

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links for 2009-02-05

Robots Cool robots. (tags: sculpture cool art) Rachel Maddow e-cards Um. Wow. I'll get started sending these out. Heh. (tags: msnbc Maddow eCards funny) Professional Photographers vs. "Hobby" Status (i.e. Working for Free) Interesting lesson on doing your profession for free. You devalue your work. (tags: business advice)

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links for 2009-02-04

princess lasertron Artist who does some cool stuff with buttons. (tags: crafts blog fabricartist art) ProtoShare: Collaborative Website Wireframe and Prototype Tool (tags: webdesign development tools webapp wireframing) Eco Billboard Bags Bags made from recycled billboard materials. (tags: green recycling bags shopping)

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links for 2009-02-03

How to Make a Friendship Bracelet (with pictures) – wikiHow (tags: crafts macrame howto) How To Make Friendship Bracelets (tags: crafts macrame howto) Diagonal Friendship Bracelet (tags: crafts macrame howto) You've been sentenced board game Read a really positive review of this game; seems like it's right up my alley. (tags: gamesBoard games) The Simple

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links for 2009-02-02

Spy Lens at The Photojojo Store Very cool. (tags: photography tools wishlist gadgets) Make Something Cool Every Day – a set on Flickr (tags: design inspiration graphics) Flickr: The Make Something Cool Every Day Pool (tags: design creativity graphics gtd) S/FJ: who is on twitter (tags: humor technology lists twitter)

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links for 2009-01-31

Department of Administrative Services DAS Web Style Guide (tags: styleguide guidelines) Design Style Guide for Vendors | Amherst College (tags: styleguide guidelines) Duke DHTS Webservices : Web Design Style Guide (tags: styleguide guidelines) UNK | Web Design Style Guide (tags: styleguide guidelines) Sun Microsystems Web Design Style Guide (tags: styleguide guidelines) Facebook ID theft targets

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links for 2009-01-30

Orlando-Bound Passengers Trapped In Frozen Plane – Local News Story – WESH Orlando Wow this sounds familiar. (tags: airports) The $300 Million Button We were wrong about the first-time shoppers. They did mind registering. They resented having to register when they encountered the page. As one shopper told us, "I'm not here to enter into

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links for 2009-01-29

California Man Kills Wife, 5 Kids, Himself After Being Fired It was the fifth mass death of a Southern California family by murder or suicide in a year. Police urged those facing tough economic times to get help rather than resort to violence. (Help where?) (tags: economy violence) Bailout Recipients Hosted Call To Defeat Key

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links for 2009-01-27

ChangeDetection – Know when any web page changes Cool. I can think of several pages I want to use this on. (tags: changedetection monitoring tracking tools) 10 Homemade Laundry Soap Detergent Recipes : TipNut.com Stephanie has recently begun making our own detergent – MUCH cheaper, works great, doesn't take long to do. (tags: laundry lifehacks

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links for 2009-01-26

Originals: Rayguns : Weta Collectibles, Exclusive Polystone Collectibles (tags: steampunk fantasy sculpture) Curious Goods (tags: steampunk crafts fantasy books) Father Geoff Farrow Roman Catholic priest fired for speaking out against California's Prop 8. (tags: religion politics lbgt) Gov. Daniels proposes canceling WFYI's cash | IndyStar.com | The Indianapolis Star Daniel's proposed to fix the economy

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links for 2009-01-24

'We're All Gonna Die – 100 meters of existence' A 100 meter long photo. Cool. (tags: photography panorama) How I Made a 1,474-Megapixel Photo During President Obama’s Inaugural Address | David Bergman — ALL ACCESS — sports, concert, and music photographer (tags: gigapan photography election2008 Obama) Gossip: Ted Haggard – THE WEEK He also said

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links for 2009-01-23

Stories Behind 10 Famous Food Logos – Neatorama (tags: logos advertising design history) Movie/website name mashups – (37signals) 37signals applies their famous "booking bands" concept to movies and websites. (tags: movies web funny) Antique Investigative Reports cool, cool, cool. (tags: design inspiration designCool designideas)

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links for 2009-01-22

Fourthirdsphoto Member’s Articles » Blog Archive » GPS and the E-3 (tags: photography gps fourthirds) HoudahGeo – See your photos in Google Earth HoudahGeo is a photo geocoding & geotagging tool. It enables you to assign pictures to the locations where they were taken. (tags: photography travel software gps) Transcript – Inaugural Poem – Text

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links for 2009-01-17

A List Apart: Articles: CSS Sprites2 – It's JavaScript Time (tags: design webdesign animation css jquery) Artist Coosje van Bruggen, who with her husband designed the “Shuttlecocks” sculptures at the Nelson, has died – Kansas City Star I've seen several of these sculptures, include the one in Münster, Germany. I had no idea they were

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links for 2009-01-16

CHDK – CHDK Wiki interesting camera hack for canons. (tags: cameras hacks freeware) Bargain Hunting in Beverly Hills – The Daily Beast I like the article design, especially the pagination and the comment treatment. Bookmarking for future projects. (tags: designCool designIdeas) Fourth-grader's tongue stuck to metal pole | IndyStar.com "In a scene straight out of

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links for 2009-01-15

derrick cruz (tags: artists portfolio artSpace photography) Photo Clichés Collecting pictures of people being uniquely hilarious, just like all the other people who took the same photo. (tags: photography culture humor) howtographics.com (tags: howto visualization illustration) Who wrote “Footprints in the Sand”? You know that "Footprints of Jesus" poem? Several alleged authors of it are

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links for 2009-01-14

Public Art Indianapolis » Towering Kinetic Sculptures By Renowned Artist George Rickey Coming to Indianapolis in 2009 I'm loving the temporary art installations around downtown, and this one I'm REALLY excited about. I'll be photographing these in detail when they're installed in May. (tags: art publicArt publicSpace Indianapolis) Health insurer accused of overcharging millions –

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links for 2009-01-13

bush-map.gif (GIF Image, 1500×818 pixels) Bush 2000 to 2008 comparison statistics. (tags: stats maps visualization) Pretty Loaded A gallery of flash pre-loaders. (tags: flash animation)

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links for 2009-01-12

Zoe Strauss Photographer Zoe Strauss. (tags: photography documentary) ‘One Writer’s Beginnings’ – The New York Times > Photos In the mid-1930s, as her writing career was just starting to take off, Eudora Welty thought she might become a photographer. (tags: photography history)

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links for 2009-01-11

The Art of Web ~ CSS: border-radius and -moz-border-radius How to do roundy corners completely in css. Neato! (tags: webdesign css development) Code: Flickr Developer Blog » Front-end Performance: Doing More With Less Interesting and applicable to our workplace. (tags: webdesign development performance images)

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links for 2009-01-10

tiltshiftmaker.com – Transform your photos into tilt-shift style miniatures How the city hurts your brain – Boston.com Just being in an urban environment, impairs our basic mental processes. After spending a few minutes on a crowded city street, the brain is less able to hold things in memory, and suffers from reduced self-control. While it's

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links for 2009-01-09

100 (Really) Beautiful iPhone Wallpapers | Graphics | Smashing Magazine (tags: designCool designIdeas inspiration) A brief history of John Fell, Peter De Walpergen and the Fell Types < The Fell Types (tags: typography designCool designIdeas) Light Box / Light Tent Photo Gallery by Bill Huber at pbase.com (tags: photography diy tools lightbox) PROPNOMICON: Cthulhu Clip

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links for 2009-01-08

People Who Deserve It Socially responsible reasons to punch someone in theface. (tags: funny awesome blogs) Having a wonderful time, wish you could hear – Roger Ebert's Journal "Sita Sings The Blues — An animated version of the epic Indian tale of Ramayana set to the 1920's jazz vocals of Annette Hanshaw" — wow, I

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links for 2009-01-07

Adopt-a-Bot More ROBOTS!! (tags: robots) Flickr: ROBOT ROBOTS! R-O-B-O-T-S. robots. (tags: robots) Exclusive Trailer: The World's Best Gadget Designers Speak in Objectified OOooo. I'm going to see this movie. (tags: design movies inspiration)

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links for 2009-01-06

Flickr Photo Download: Air Force Blog Assessment Very nice assessment of how the Air Force responds to blog posts. Good rules of thumb for anyone, actually. (tags: blogging business comments) The Labyrinth Coalition – Labyrinths in Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio (tags: mazes labyrinths)

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links for 2009-01-05

Radical Obama acting like he won the election – 236.com – News According to the Washington Post, right-wingers are angry with Obama for…not being right-wing. It seems they're upset that Obama isn't appointing the same people John McCain would have appointed if he had won. (tags: funny politics whiners)

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links for 2009-01-04

Feeling Stuck? 100 Ways to Change your Life | Wise Bread "You've got 20 minutes to change your life in 100 ways. Go." (tags: inspiration lifehacks creativity howto)

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links for 2009-01-02

The Online Photographer: When A**holes Do Good Work Insightful essay on human nature — what to make of people who do good work but also can be jerks. (tags: photography philosophy)

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links for 2009-01-01

Banished Words List Lake Superior State University "maverick" word-watchers, fresh from the holiday "staycation" but without an economic "bailout" even after a "desperate search," have issued their 34th annual List of Words to Be Banished from the Queen's English for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness. (tags: bestof2008 funny english language) 2008 – The Year in

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links for 2008-12-31

An Oral History of the Bush White House: Politics & Power: vanityfair.com "How did one two-term presidency go so wrong? A sweeping draft of history—distilled from scores of interviews—offers fresh insight into the roles of George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, and other key players." (tags: bush history vanityfair) Post some fucking cataloguers! LOL Librarians. Ha!

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links for 2008-12-26

95 Old School Games You Can Play Online | AMOG – Alpha Males of the Group (tags: gamesVideo gamesOnline) Installation Art, Sculpture, and Public Commissions by Devorah Sperber, New York City (NYC) Really cool pixel art – similar in concept to the bottle cap art car we did. (tags: art pixel media) The Buzzwords of

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links for 2008-12-25

Furoshiki Furoshiki is a Japanese cloth used for wrapping gifts. Green folks are encouraging adopting the practice to cut down on wasteful Christmas wrapping paper. (tags: culture reference japan crafts green christmas) Tutorial: Festive Engraved Type | The FontFeed (tags: design typography tutorials) Smashing Texture Contest Results | Graphics | Smashing Magazine (tags: texture stock

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links for 2008-12-24

Katrina's Hidden Race War Roving bands of white men with guns drove around the post-Katrina south, shooting anyone black. More violence was perpetrated by whites than by blacks during and after Katrina. (tags: racism violence crime katrina) Original Essay: The Not Rape Epidemic (tags: rape violence women sociology) Neutral's Room Escape Games Play Christmas Escape

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links for 2008-12-23

$200 Billion Broadband Scandal Do you have a 45 Mbps, bi-directional service to your home, paying around $40? Do you have 500+ channels and can choose any competitive service? You paid an estimated $2000 for this product even though you did not receive it and it may never be available. Do you want your money

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links for 2008-12-21

Flash photography website (tags: photography gallery) DIY – Create your own Bokeh | DIYPhotography.net This is a fun idea… (tags: photography fun bokeh) The Art of the Prank » Blog Archive » Marc S. Dreier Fakeout (tags: fraud finance) "Pixo & Confusion" The Changing Face of Brazil's Pixação Brazilian graffiti (tags: graffiti) Dollar Bill and

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links for 2008-12-20

Credit-Card Users Feel Pain as U.S. Banks Reap Gain They get rich off the government bailouts while you get screwed. Of course. You expected something else from rich assholes? (tags: corruption greed economy)

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links for 2008-12-19

Worst. President. Ever.—By Scott Horton (Harper's Magazine) “It would be difficult to identify a President who, facing major international and domestic crises, has failed in both as clearly as President Bush,” concluded one respondent. (tags: bush presidency failure) Obama's inaugural choice sparks outrage – CNN.com Still disappointed. (tags: homophobia lgbt religion)

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links for 2008-12-18

Gay community slams Obama on inauguration pastor pick That just sucks. Every time I get to feeling excited about Obama, he does something to shoot me down. (tags: lgbt homophobia) Odd: Iowa Town Uses Garlic Salt To De-Ice The Roads Ankeny, Iowa is the town I grew up in. (tags: funny) Design Highlights '08 |

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links for 2008-12-17

Save OurTunes (tags: music mp3 iTunes) ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive: Coraline Mystery Boxes! The crew of Coraline – the movie of the book by Neil Gaiman – creates and sends these awesome, one of a kind boxes to bloggers who are writing about the movie. That's some cool marketing right there. (tags: awesome movies literature) Horizon:

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links for 2008-12-16

Cooper Undercover… on Flickr – Photo Sharing! attach a mini digital camera to the cat, set it to take photos every 2 minutes. (tags: photos projects) gridr buildrrr (tags: grids webdesign webdev) The Top 10 Everything of 2008 – TIME Time decides to cover more than just books. (tags: bestof2008) Horn Book Fanfare , Fanfare

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links for 2008-12-15

Finally, Bring Home the Hollywood Classics in HD – Popular Mechanics Interesting what it takes to clean up movies for high def. (tags: movies DVD blu-ray) Dark Roasted Blend: Dieselpunk: Love Affair with a Machine (tags: designIdeas designCool) Tomorrow Museum » Archive » Matching Books and Readers: Publishers Need Better Websites (tags: publishing books)

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links for 2008-12-12

53 CSS-Techniques You Couldn't Live Without | CSS | Smashing Magazine (tags: css webdesign webdev) Foreign Policy: The Top 10 Stories You Missed in 2008 (tags: bestof2008) The Simple Dollar » Clutter Is Money Absolutely true. you have to manage all your stuff. (tags: organization lifehacks clutter) Family Traditions: What Children Really Want for Christmas

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links for 2008-12-11

Children’s Books, Lost and Found (tags: children literature books) Op-Ed Columnist – While Detroit Slept – NYTimes.com Ooo, real workable electric car models. Yum (tags: business transportation auto) Public Art Indianapolis » PublicArt Main Page (tags: Indianapolis publicSpace publicArt) 14 free tools that reveal why people abandon your website | Conversion Rate Experts (tags: webdesign

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links for 2008-12-10

Magnum Blog / Wear Good Shoes: Advice to young photographers (tags: photography inspiration) LETTER TO A YOUNG COLLAGE ARTIST (tags: artists awesome) snopes.com: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Rudolph was created as an advertisement for Montgomery Ward Department stores in 1939. (tags: christmas traditions fun advertising)

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links for 2008-12-09

Mural painted by Lilly employees sets record | IndyStar.com | The Indianapolis Star I have a number of photos of the mural in my flickr. (tags: mural Indianapolis art) Long-lost Oscar Wilde letters are found – Theatre & Arts, Entertainment – Belfasttelegraph.co.uk (tags: literature)

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links for 2008-12-07

Kowloon Walled City fascinating labyrintic outlaw city, Hong Kong (tags: urban culture Sociology) Profile: Author M.T. Anderson Challenges Young Adults With Complex Narratives Interesting (tags: books review toread) Shopping Mall History Malls are such an ingrained part of my life experience that it seems strange that they are a recent phenomenon, and that they might

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links for 2008-12-05

TraceyClean Home Page Green, enviromentally-sound cleaning products, produced here in Indiana. (tags: Indiana cleaning) Indy Photo Coach (tags: photography Indianapolis)

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links for 2008-12-04

PW's Best Books of the Year – 11/3/2008 – Publishers Weekly (tags: bestof2008 books) Holiday Books – 100 Notable Books of 2008 – NYTimes.com (tags: bestof2008 books) Thomas Frank: Health-Care Reform Could Kill the GOP "But it pleases me even more to think that the conservatives' nightmare of permanent defeat might come true simply if

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links for 2008-12-03

The “broken windows” theory of crime is correct | Can the can | The Economist This is why the upswing in graffiti downtown has me so bent out of shape. (tags: graffiti psychology crime Sociology) The Grid System The ultimate resource in grid systems. (tags: grids webdesign tools css webdev)

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links for 2008-12-02

24/7 Wall St.: The Black Friday Ten: Retailers Who May Not See 2009 (tags: economy business) Craft Project: Origami LED Light Embellishments (tags: crafts) Holiday light ball (tags: crafts lights) The Book Design Review's Favorite Book Covers of 2008 Many of these I agree with. (tags: bestof2008 bookcovers) Three fire engines turn up to rescue

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links for 2008-12-01

Web Design Inspiration – a set on Flickr (tags: webdesign inspiration) Best Of 2008: Most Popular Top 10's of 2008 (tags: bestof2008) Amazon.com: Best of 2008: Books: Books (tags: bestof2008 books)

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links for 2008-11-27

Maxing out your Triangle — jackcheng.com Everything I'm doing is wrong. 🙂 Hmmmm. Maybe that IS the problem. (tags: visualization philosophy lifehacks inspiration) Category:Pejorative terms for people – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia New and exciting ways to insult my fellow man. Yippie. (tags: funny language wikipedia)

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links for 2008-11-26

Tomorrow Museum » Archive » Is the fantasy genre inherently uncool? (tags: toread) Ladywood Estates Condominiums A condominium complex by noted mid-century architect Avriel Shull. (tags: architecture Indiana) :: Atomic Indy :: Mid-Century Modern Indianapolis: Waiting around offers a time to thank others Some mid-century modern architectural info around Indianapolis/Carmel (tags: architecture Indiana awesome) Goodbye,

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links for 2008-11-24

Twistory (tags: mashup twitter history tool) CRW / Corporate Risk Watch Interesting roll overs. Nice design. (tags: webdesign inspiration designCool designIdeas) Dezeen » Blog Archive » Pipe Light by Triptyque Interesting light/architectural sculpture. (tags: architecture lighting ideas design) Technorati: State of the Blogosphere 2008 94% of blogs are abandoned. (tags: blogging trends)

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links for 2008-11-20

The (Mostly) True Story of Helvetica and the New York City Subway: Voice: AIGA Journal of Design: Writing: AIGA If you like typography and design, you'll enjoy this article. You huge geek, you. (tags: typography design awesome) Andy Borowitz: Obama's Use of Complete Sentences Stirs Controversy But Mr. Obama's decision to use complete sentences in

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links for 2008-11-19

Bush delivers "The Shocker" Um. WTF? Just… Nevermind. (tags: photos) 10 sure-fire signs you're about to be made redundant (Guru) Like my stomach wasn't already in knots. (tags: employment)

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links for 2008-11-17

How to Tell if Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You (tags: funny illustration awesome pets humor) Newspaper Website Design: Trends And Examples | Design Showcase | Smashing Magazine (tags: webdesign inspiration designIdeas) Gaslighting – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia "Gaslighting is a form of psychological abuse. It involves an increasing frequency of systematically withholding factual

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links for 2008-11-16

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Gets a Remake Why? There's no reason. Just watch the original. (tags: movies) Truly scrumptious – The man who turned his Land Rover into Chitty Chitty Bang Bang | Mail Online Curse you for doing it first. But hey, where are the instructions? (tags: artCars)

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links for 2008-11-13

Indy Food Coop This is a really interesting idea that we're considering joining. You can become a founding member and get discounts on local foods. (tags: food local nutrition) Locally Grown Gardens A local produce market on 54th Street in Indianapolis. I stopped by on the way home and got free-range eggs, Honey crisp apples,

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links for 2008-11-10

9 Free Tools to Analyze and Improve Your Website | Smiley Cat Web Design (tags: webdesign webdev tools free) Spell with flickr (tags: api flickr letters tool)

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links for 2008-11-08

Art Cars Calendar (tags: artCars) Function Web Design & Development [ Blog ] » 50 Stunning Examples of a great redesign: My Top Picks (tags: webdesign inspiration) You Can Forget My Taxes – The Daily Beast Melissa Etheridge points out — hey, if we aren't represented by government, why are we paying taxes? Good point.

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links for 2008-11-07

Motel Hell – a set on Flickr (tags: signs) death does come, of this we are sure (tags: architecture death memorial designCool inspiration designIdeas) Facebook | Karl Baden's Photos – Discreet Deaths Heads: a Collection Collection of Death's Heads (skulls) hidden in mystery novel book covers. (tags: bookcovers) The Best Inventions of the Year –

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links for 2008-11-04

FiveThirtyEight.com: Electoral Projections Done Right: What A McCain Win Looks Like… (tags: election2008 politics) Chris Kelly: The Quotable Palin "I wonder if Churchill would have enjoyed Sarah Palin's joke about reading prisoners their rights, or if he would have thought she was kind of an asshole. I know this sounds nitpicky. But she's the one

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links for 2008-11-03

Elegant Web Typography – SlideShare Haven't watched this yet, but the designer internets are raving about it so I'm bookmarking for reference. (tags: reference typography webdev) Vote for Change | Voter Protection Center Know the facts to make sure your vote is counted tomorrow. (tags: election2008 voting rights) Blue Indiana:: Look what happened at my

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links for 2008-11-01

Restatement of the Law, Second, Torts, § 652 Federal laws regarding photography (tags: photography rights privacy reference) Links for Photography Law, Legal Aspects of Taking and Publishing Photos (tags: photography rights privacy freedom) USATODAY.com – New digital camera? Know how, where you can use it (tags: rights photography privacy freedom) Photographers' Guide to Privacy (tags:

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links for 2008-10-30

Lookybook A site that lets you see picture books before you buy, so you can pick out the best ones for your kids. Very cool. (tags: books reading kids) McCain Camp Buses In School Kids To Fill Crowd A local school district official confirmed after the event that of the 6,000 people estimated by the

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links for 2008-10-29

The Bilerico Project | Indiana | Rednecks 4 Obama Rednecks for Obama. That's funny. (tags: election2008) Daughter of slave votes for Obama Amanda Jones, 109, the daughter of a man born into slavery, has lived a life long enough to touch three centuries. And after voting consistently as a Democrat for 70 years, she has

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links for 2008-10-28

Dozens Of Call Center Workers Walk Off Job In Protest Rather Than Read McCain Script Attacking Obama Some three dozen workers at a telemarketing call center in Indiana walked off the job rather than read an incendiary McCain campaign script attacking Barack Obama, according to two workers at the center and one of their parents.

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links for 2008-10-27

THE BROKERS WITH HANDS ON THEIR FACES BLOG In case you need a stock photo of the current economic crisis while blogging about it. (tags: economy photos) Roger Hagadone Photography Some particularly nice photos of bigfoot. (tags: inspiration photography) The Wire: Writing Into Your Arc | 43 Folders (tags: writing inspiration television) Terrorist 'tweets'? US

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links for 2008-10-26

Blow Up – A Bond Art + Science Fair Project Very nice flickr photogallery tools. (tags: flickr photogallery) Lars Willem Veldkampf's photosets on Flickr (tags: illustration design interesting) RJ Eskow: But Wait … By Palin's Definition, Mohamed Atta Isn't A Terrorist Palin re-writes the definition of terrorist because she supports health clinic bomber Eric Rudolph

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links for 2008-10-25

McCain Communications Director Gave Reporters Incendiary Version Of "Carved B" Story Before Facts Were Known McCain's campaign pushed the false version to media before police announced the true details of the investigation. (tags: election2008 racism hoax) The Associated Press: Excerpts from Joe McCain 911, police calls I guess I shouldn't be embarrassed for calling when

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links for 2008-10-24

Action Method Online :: Pricing & Signup Very nicely designed online project management tool. (tags: productivity planning) Coolest Homemade Robot Costume Ideas (tags: costumes) Al-Qaeda Support for McCain – washingtonpost.com Ah ha ha ha ha! The terrorists want McCain to win! Ha ha ha!!! (tags: election2008 terrorism) Callie Shell – Obama – Digital Journalist Awesome

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links for 2008-10-17

Just Try Voting Here: 11 of America's Worst Places to Cast a Ballot (or Try) Machines that count backward, slice-and-dice districts, felon baiting, phone jamming, and plenty of dirty tricks (tags: election2008) toledoblade.com — 'Joe the plumber' isn’t licensed I'll bet Joe is sweating bullets that he ever stepped into the limelight now. (tags: election2008)

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links for 2008-10-16

The Gist of the ACORN Story If I successfully register Mickey Mouse to vote, on election day, Mickey Mouse will still be a cartoon character who cannot go to the local voting station and vote. Logically speaking there's very little way a few phony names on the voting rolls could be used to commit actual

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links for 2008-10-15

You Stole Our Obama Sign on Flickr – Photo Sharing! We bought another sign = more money to Obama. Suckers (tags: election2008 photos flickr) Barack Obama and Joe Biden: Change We Need | Tax Calculator Calculate the taxes you'll save under the Obama economic plan (tags: economics finance tools election2008) Turn a Boring Bar Graph

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links for 2008-10-14

Greg Palast » BBC-TV: “Set up to steal it again.” Is 2008 already fixed? They keep stealing these elections! And they stole it in 2000, they stole it in 2004, and they’re all set up to steal it again! – Robert Kennedy Jr. (tags: election2008 corruption) Barack Obama and Joe Biden's Rescue Plan for the

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links for 2008-10-12

Ethics report: Palin abused authority – Decision '08- msnbc.com ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Sarah Palin unlawfully abused her power as governor by trying to have her former brother-in-law fired as a state trooper, the chief investigator of an Alaska legislative panel concluded Friday. (tags: election2008) Talking Points Memo | Weird. Sad. Surreal This afternoon on the

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links for 2008-10-11

Download Fire Vox A screen reader to test for accessibility for vision impaired. (tags: screenreader accessibility webdev) American Experience | The Murder of Emmett Till | People & Events (tags: racism politics) Make-Believe Maverick : Rolling Stone (tags: election2008)

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links for 2008-07-31

Dr. Horrible Remote Control (tags: evil) Five ways to trigger a natural disaster – earth – 29 July 2008 – New Scientist Environment (tags: environment science)

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links for 2008-07-14

Anti-Gay Alabama A.G. Caught Being Gay No really? C’mon, this stuff is getting really old now. Can’t we just call all homophobes as gay and be done with it? That’s where we’re going anyway. (tags: homophobia politics equality) Global warming his the North Pole | Herald Sun FOR the first time in human history, the

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links for 2008-07-12

Bush to G8: ‘Goodbye from the world’s biggest polluter’ After rejecting global climate-change targets, George Bush’s parting shot to the G8 summit. Yes, because the imminent collapse of our climate and destruction of human life is super funny. (tags: government news Bush corruption green) Quintessential TSA stupidity: taking airline cutlery away from a pilot yeah

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