Monthly Archives: January 2010

5 things that are wrong with this way of thinking

“This woman-hating world needs dash of chivalry” by Laurent Le Pierrès in The Chronicle Herald. ‘But my instincts still tell me it’s not right for a lady to be left standing while a gentleman sits.’ It’s not instinct telling a … Continue reading

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Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday

You know what to do.

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Good Ideas Gone Bad

This letter to the New York Times Ethicist column made me see red this morning: Our small nonprofit, the Opportunity Fund for Developing Countries, offers scholarships to African boys and girls who agree to keep up their grades, stay out … Continue reading

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So good.

I’ve just been listening to this over and over. It’s Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” as performed by YouTube user jacjacattack… on the harp. (via Anna.) Here’s a beatboxing and acapella version by VanJess24. Lyrics here. I just love stuff like … Continue reading

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Friday Fun-Reads

All things frivolous to make you happy this Friday: My current favorite interior design blog. I’m in the midst of re-doing my apartment, and Dept. of the Interior and my just-discovered Domino Magazine (RIP) pool on Flickr have been my … Continue reading

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Just Food

Just Food: Where Locavores Get It Wrong and How We Can Truly Eat Responsibly by James E. McWilliams (Little, Brown) Say what you want about publishers, but they know how to sell a book. Let’s say a manuscript ended up … Continue reading

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On the Virginia “Trust Women” license plate

I hear from my friends at Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia that they made their goal of 350 license plates. I won’t lie, I was a little worried about this, so I’m delighted. Yay, PPAV and yay, pro-choice Virginians! On … Continue reading

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Are you watching Obama speak to GOP House members?

Because you should be. It’s on right now, and it’s incredibly riveting.

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Support GRITtv

Just wanted to spread the word for our friends at GRITtv. We’ve posted their segments on here a few times, including Jill’s appearances, and I think it’s important to keep supporting media as much as we can. Here’s the post … Continue reading

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Breaking: Jury Convicts Scott Roeder of First Degree Murder

After deliberating for 37 minutes, a jury has found Scott Roeder, the murderer of abortion provider Dr. George Tiller, guilty as charged. He now faces a mandatory life sentence with consideration for parole after 25 years. The prosecution is aiming … Continue reading

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Friday Random Ten – The “If You Put Them All In a Room, Will They Sync Up?” Edition

Or, “Where I Crap on Mac Users,” thanks to this delightful essay pointing out the class aspirations inherent to Apple products, cost, technology, and design. Consider this your daily flame. …something that to me is so obvious that it barely … Continue reading

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Invisible Body

This is a guest-post by Eva Sweeney. “Nice shoes!” “Great smile!” “You have pretty eyes!” Those are the kinds of compliments I get on a regular basis and they are wonderful. However, people never comment on my body. You might … Continue reading

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