Month: July 2005

Zucchini, A Perspective Piece

I would just like to draw your attention to the biggest zucchini ever. The boyfriend’s mother accidentally let this one go for a number of weeks as it grew to gargantuan proportions. We decided to rescue it from the trash…

All Your Cats Are Belong To Us

Why the internet shrines to cats? The NYT has a possible answer: Maybe the difference is that dogs are public, everyone’s business. They go on subways and they go in parks. They are always caught in flagrante defecato. Cats stay…

More Weekend Music Blogging

Ryan posted some more music downloads along with the “most obtuse history of the War on Terra” on Liberal Avenger. I contributed Songs: Ohia’s “Riding With The Ghost.” Go see.

Elements of Style

From the fashion pages… Shopping while black — even Oprah can’t escape poor treatment in department stores, as she was recently shut out of an Hermes boutique in Paris. The Voice has more. Feminist fashion: the petticoat, apparently. I’ll admit,…

“Wow! She’s fat!”

At first, I was taken aback by the Village Voice article on the new Dove ad campaign, as it starts with calling the model “fat.” But what I like about it is that it admits that when many of us…

Thursday Reads, and My Family On Blogging

Physician, Heal Thyself: Legislating Morality Fact-esque: Rock, Paper, Scissors Man-on-Doggie Style Alas, A Blog: Femininity and Motherhood Pharyngula: Gilder Still Wailing Over His Spanking Suburban Guerilla: Sea Change To Be Determined: Why Don’t The Muslims Just Condemn Bombing? Lawyers, Guns,…

The Point and the View

My new favorite blog is BAGnewsNotes, a blog dedicated to analyzing news-based visual representations of politics, politicians, and what essentially functions as propaganda. These images are so often thrown in my face that I forget they are loaded with pro-Bush…