Saturday, June 28, 2003

Monday, January 27, 2003

The funniest thing I have seen all day, via Metafilter

The State of the Union Drinking Game

Friday, January 03, 2003

Via Metafilter

Make your own Nation State. This is mine.

Sunday, December 22, 2002

The Age of Unenlightenment

As a person who pages through hundreds of news articles and the likes online a week and retains little, I think this essay is on to something, although it only scratches the surface.

Thursday, December 19, 2002

I posted this in my livejournal a long time ago, but it reminds me so much of moments with my mother. It is written by a fellow blogger that I do not know, who signs her blog Jared Greer, I do not have persmission to use this, but giving credit is going to have to be good enough.

untitled (for my mother)
'this time is the last time,'
she would promise
and i would nod my head
to demonstrate my faith
in her ability
to promise

and then she would stare coldly
into my eyes
and turn away

'i can feel you judging me,'
she would say
and i would look down at my feet
to demonstrate my ability
to accept
the truth

'maybe it wouldn't be so hard
for me to change,'
she would weep
'if someone believed in me.'

and then i would reach for her hand
as she would pull it away
because neither of us could bear
the insincerity
of the other

Tuesday, December 17, 2002

The 50 most loathsome people in America, 2002

At first I thought this was just going to be another piece of unfunny partisian crap posted to metafilter. But its actually pretty funny, well parts of it. The author makes me a little uneasy with his abortion fixation. My favs:


Misdeeds: Expecting people to care about his shitty childhood because he is white. Dissing his mama. Lifting weights after he got famous. Is the official voice of white teenage suburban boys. Has already worn out his shock value to the extent that his next album will have to include slurs against parapalegics and land-mine victims just to raise eyebrows.

Aggravating Factor: For someone who sells millions of records partly due to making fun of other people, has no sense of humor about himself.

Aesthetic: Trailer-trash cracker with just a hint of Down's Syndrome.


Misdeeds: Penned the not-so-subtle propaganda ballad, "God Bless the U.S.A." This guy should actually embarrass most Southerners. Seems to be under the impression that he has a career of some sort.

Aggravating Factor: Entire career rests on whether or not the United States is at war with somebody.

Aesthetic: The straight, leather jacket-wearing twin brother of Christopher Lowell.

Friday, December 13, 2002

I ran across an artist's site today, Urbanite by Design, and below is a picture he did that I like. It is supposed to express a person trying to shield herself from the infuence of mass media, which happens to be nearly impossible.

Monday, December 02, 2002

Day one! It's Alive