Sugarplum Does Her Speedbump Impression

She loves to sit in this spot, which just so happens to be where my bathroom, bedroom and kitchen doors meet. Cat’s got a talent for getting underfoot. Another special talent is waiting until my foot is starting to come down after stepping over her and getting up and darting right under it. more


I’m late to the party, unfortunately. Jenn over at Reappropriate posted this cri di coeur about borrowing and theft: I’m sick of it. I’m sick of the Whites who disguise themselves as culture-seekers-and-appreciaters going to the distant reaches of the Orient to find some aspect of my culture to rape, pillage and reappropriate. I’m sick […] more

If I didn’t know better…

…I’d get the sense that Robert didn’t really need to be told. But it’d be unfair not to “extend intentionalism” to him, so I’ll just take his comment at face value. From a comment on earlbecke’s post on a blowup that I was actually planning to post on: Translation: you’ll extend the courtesy of accepting […] more


So there’s a pretty interesting discussion developing on Self-Made Man over at Alas. I know I have a contractual obligation to comment on the book, but my deep and abiding hatred for Norah Vincent and all her works have thus far prevented me from fulfilling it. Anyway, for starters, I just wanted to highlight this […] more

Well, isn’t that special!

Via Alternet, an interview with a guy who hates religion. Not just faiths that are not Christianity, or faiths that are not his own, or fundamentalist faiths of one stripe or another, or theocracy. No, religion is just plain bad for you–the high-fructose corn syrup of the human psyche. Although it apparently has given rise […] more