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Monday, February 22nd, 2010
12:51 am
Hello everyone!

Announcement: Yuko Shimizu is a GENIUS.


Ah, to be an illustrator that awesome...something to aspire to.
Monday, September 14th, 2009
9:01 pm
Monday, September 7th, 2009
5:26 pm
Dear Prudence
As I re-enter the hormone-infused world of college students, I find myself thinking a lot about sex, and the consequences it can have.

Doing HIV prevention education and tutoring kids whose dads have skipped out on them, I've started thinking that there's no such thing as casual sex. Whenever a risk of pregnancy is involved, women bear that burden disproportionately more than men. Obviously, there's a biological component to that, but there's a staggering socio-economic one as well (as our courts have decided that coughing up child support is comparable to the 24-hour adventure of raising a child).

People in abusive relationships don't always have control over when/with whom they're having sex. That shit is serious!

Is the ability to have sex a la carte (to borrow a phrase from Down With Love) what has equalized women with men? I sure hope not. Plus, that's really degrading to men, to assume they are defined by their willingness to have sex outside the context of a relationship.

I think abstinence-only education is one of the world's dumbest inventions. If anything, I think the best sex education would be truly *comprehensive* - discussing your options for sex, how to protect yourself and your partner, discussing (honestly, without fear tactics) the pros and cons of sex, and discussing the makings of a healthy relationship (if you're in a marriage, it shouldn't be with someone who demeans you. if you go home for a one-night stand, it shouldn't be with someone who demeans you. and everyone deserves to know that, no matter their political - or sexual - beliefs).

Maybe I'm being uptight about this. College taught me that hippies take sex much more seriously than a lot of uber-conservatives think. I don't know of *anyone* - pro-life or pro-choice - who takes abortion lightly, for instance.

What do you guys think?
Monday, June 1st, 2009
11:20 pm

I think I found my life's purpose.

Monday, May 18th, 2009
9:56 pm
mmm, reality t.v.
Man, this season of the Bachelorette is going to be AWESOME, judging by the season premiere. Among the 100% white cast of 100% tools, there are two Tanners, a Kiptyn, and the fitness model (?) who refers to himself as BillBro ("On a scale of one to BillBro, I would rate myself a BillBro. The hottest.")

"What do you say...to an angel?"

"She really punched me in the face with how beautiful she was."

"I don't think I'm drop-dead gorgeous. But I do have a huge heart."

"It's like a shark. There's blood in the water, and all the guys are swarming. I came for the prize, and I'm goin' after it. It's time to whoop some ass, dude." HAHA AND THEN HE PLAYED HER A COUNTRY SONG

"I think I could tell, within ten seconds, if I will marry a girl based on her feet. I got a glimpse of her feet in the pool. They're good. They're phenomenal."

"I hate all these guys." ...do you realize what show you signed up for, douchebag?

"She seemed like my soulmate. She seemed like the girl version of me."

"Maybe she's a little more country. Maybe that's it. Maybe I'm too city. (rationalizes for 5 minutes, and then:) Maybe she doesn't like awesome guys."
Sunday, May 10th, 2009
10:06 pm
this userpic describes me well
Wednesday, March 11th, 2009
12:39 am
uh, isn't this like 3 years late to be news?

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009
10:51 pm
chock 'n awe
stumbled upon this. why is this so big?

On the lighter side...

Ben & Jerry created "Yes Pecan!" ice cream flavor for Obama.

For George W. they asked for suggestions from the public. Here are
some of their favorite responses:

Grape Depression

Housing Crunch

Abu Grape

Cluster Fudge


Good Riddance you lousy sob....swirl

Iraqi Road

Chock 'n' Awe

Wire Tapeioca

Impeach Cobbler



Heck-of-a-job Brownie

RockyRoad to Fascism

The 20Reese's-cession

Cookie D'oh!

Nougalar Proliferation

Death by Chocolate.....and Torture

Chocolate Chip on my Shoulder

Credit Crunch

Country Pumpkin

Chunkey Monkey in Chief


Chocolate Chimp

Bloody Sundae

Caramel Preemptive Stripe
Sunday, February 15th, 2009
8:34 pm
haha, what!
my brother is a high school senior. today, his friends vanessa and some dancer chick took him out. an hour ago, his former girlfriend called to see if he could hang out. and right now, he's going out on a date with TWINS. (his friend is dating one of them, and the other has a crush on him.)

Good Lord. When did my baby brother become such a player?
Tuesday, January 27th, 2009
10:15 pm
mortifying quote of the day
"i think this is the best painting you've ever done. it's so cute the way you did your cleavage."

Sunday, January 18th, 2009
8:01 pm
illusions, michael, illusions!
i'm stealing sarah's idea and writing up my own ideal harem. other people should do the same!

1) andy sandburg from snl. i probably spelled his last name wrong.

2) michael cera (what? he's of age. i think) he would just stand around and be awkward, constantly, and sometimes accidentally punch my boob.

3) the angry bald guy with the beret from MythBusters. i would tap into his stylish beret collection, and he would blow things up.

4) tina fey, the brains of the operation

5) jon hamm from mad men. he would be the eye-candy, and provide me with personal grooming tips.

6) GOB from arrested development. to perform tricks - i mean, illusions. a trick is something a whore does for money. or cocaine!
Thursday, January 15th, 2009
12:03 am
Wednesday, December 10th, 2008
10:38 pm
interesting article about 5 sexist trends in advertising:

Friday, December 5th, 2008
10:11 pm
probably no one else will find this as hilarious as i did
I'm working part-time at a paint-your-pottery studio, and tonight this little toothless, freckled five-year-old came in to paint an alligator (including, obviously, blood on the gator's teeth). He delicately picked up a fan brush and declared: "I'm going to paint this now in the small spaces. Like Bob Ross. This is how Bob Ross paints small spaces."
Friday, November 21st, 2008
12:07 am
this icon will never stop being awesome
I'm not sure which is better:

This: CAIRO - Egyptian police have rounded up hundreds of teenage boys in Cairo in a day-long crackdown on sexual harassment.

"We have arrested a large number of boys who were flirting with girls," Cairo's police director Faruq Lashin said....


or THIS: Son tasered while carrying father's coffin

"...When deputies approached Russ during the funeral on Saturday, he "went wild" and spat on the officers, said chief deputy Ed McMahon."

Ed McMahon! And it's in North Carolina!


In other news, Photoshopping Conan O'Brien's facial features onto a Kewpie doll is more difficult than one would anticipate.
Tuesday, November 11th, 2008
10:54 pm
at least Kanye West is on it!
i've been reading up on conflict diamonds for a painting i'm doing. the Washington Post reported on the connection between conflict diamonds and Al Qaeda.

huh, we can invade Iraq in part because of a (false) connection to Al Qaeda...we have anti-drug ads equating pot use to sponsoring terrorism...but the government's been pretty silent on buying conflict diamonds. maybe it's 'cause the government doesn't get a big slice of the drug profit pie. capitalism, baby!

De Beers' response to the movie Blood Diamond: www.diamondfacts.com

Pissed off activists response to DeBeers: http://www.diamondsforafricafund.org/realdiamondfacts/home.htm
1:15 pm
Let's have a big fat gay marriage, Keith Olbermann.
thanks to Wendy

...although it's kind of odd he doesn't know any gay people. (cough cough, he probably knows anderson cooper. make that openly gay people)

why is there so much hatred against a movement rooted in love and equality?

what should the straighties do to show solidarity? i konw a few hetero couples who won't marry, or at least wear their rings, until marriage equality is acheived. but i'm catholic, my people aren't big on co-habitation for anyone, gay or straight (equal opportunity condemners!).

i almost feel like we should go to the same trouble to marry that same-sex couples have to. travel to mass. or ct. but it's so cold there. and i had all this hope for california (florida or arizona, notsomuch.)
Thursday, November 6th, 2008
6:52 pm
barack 'n roooooooooooooooooooooooooll
I'm pissed off at California, Florida, and Arizona for hating the gays. Why are people so threatened by other people getting hitched? What's the big deal? The big deal is for the folks who just want their lovin' union legalized! There are PLENTY of straight people who shouldn't be getting married, and nobody's going around, denying them that right!

I propose we circumvent this whole mess by inventing a supreme committee of rational people to determine how worthy a couple is of marriage, based on how sane/awesome/mature they are. Britney Spears and Kevin Federline: No. Ellen DeGeneres and skinny girl from Arrested Development: Yes.

But hey, Obama won. That's pretty neat. Let's take a cue from Kenya. Kenya knows how to throw a party! There's literally a two-day long, offically-sanctioned national holiday celebrating Obama's victory. GOAT'S BLOOD STEW FOR EVERYONE!

p.s. OK, one last thing of bitterness. You know what I don't get? REPUBLICANS WANTING TO MOVE TO CANADA BECAUSE OBAMA WON. No, no, Republicans: Canada is where the liberals threaten to go. You have no where to go. Because NO OTHER WESTERN NATION IS AS CONSERVATIVE AS AMERICA. Maybe check out some other continents. Yeah, try out your precious 2nd-amendment rights in Pakistan, honky.

Current Mood: bouncy
Tuesday, November 4th, 2008
12:54 pm
Tuesday, October 28th, 2008
10:27 pm
Uh, if these don't make you vote Obama, I don't know what will
if this man can bring together bluegrass + poppin' 'n lockin', there is hope for our country.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGx50xUJGvU - start at one minute. starring some kids you may know!

http://yeswecarve.com/ (Obama-themed pumpkins)
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