Day: February 8, 2006

More on the King Funeral

Maha at the Mahablog has a good roundup of right-wing reaction to the King funeral and arguments for why they’re full of it. Posting is going to be light for me for the next few days, since they actually want…

Best Thing I’ve Seen All Day

Perhaps this has been going around for a while and I’m the last one to see it, but you must do this. Google “Asshole” and click “I’m Feeling Lucky.” I guarantee it’s way better than “miserable failure.” I wonder if…

How To Top A Mohammed Cartoon

Run a Holocaust cartoon. Way to take a stand for your dearly-held national free speech values, Iran! We knew you had it in ya.* I’m sure that the right-wing blogosphere will immediately denounce anyone who questions the good taste of…

Abstain for Better Performance?

From Slate: Olympians are abstaining from sex to boost their performance, despite evidence that they should have sex instead. Triathletes, skaters, swimmers, boxers, ice dancers, and others avoid nookie before big contests; one says he abstained for 233 days. The…

Two questions:

Is it strange to make a special excursion to a celebrated French patisserie/cafe–croque monsieur, eclairs, fresh croissants, custardy bread pudding, the whole nine–and order muesli? Second, off of the digressive flowers conversation: Worst date you’ve ever had. Discuss.

Remembering Coretta Scott King

How do we remember one of the greatest civil rights activists of our time? By paying lip service to her “dignity” or her “faith”? Or by using her passing as an opportunity to advocate for those same the things she…

The Parent Trap

How much has really changed since Betty Friedan’s day? Well, lots, but it seems to be more of the same in the lives of many woman. I first encountered “The Feminine Mystique” in college, in 1986. We read it not…