Friday, February 15, 2008

Blog Like Me

More cussing on TODAY
Asked by Meredith Vieira why she wasn’t a fan of THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES, Jane Fonda responded, "It wasn't that I wasn't a big fan. I hadn't seen the play. I live in Georgia, okay? I was asked to do a monologue called 'Cunt.' And I said, 'I don't think so; I have enough problems.’"

Recoiling in horror from this media event, even as it recounted it, conservative website (a project of the Media Research Center) described Ms. Fonda thus: “famous North Vietnamese propagandist.”

See? She DOES have enough problems.

Just wondering…
How did the subject of vaginas come up in the first place?

Speaking of the Media Research Center….
Brent Bozell III on DEXTER’s move from SHOWTIME to CBS: “The ‘artists’ who make this program cynically paint a canvas in human blood. They are poster boys and girls for a Culture of Death, a culture which revels in murder, wallows in blood, giggles at gore. CBS and Showtime are giddily sledding down a slippery slope to a pit where evil is glamorized with an ironic wink.”

Man, that’s good writin’! By the way, DEXTER, the SHOWTIME version, is out on DVD. He’s a serial killer who only kills serial killers. Sounds like somebody conservatives should approve. He doesn’t depend on the government to kill serial killers for him. He’s a self-starter. He’s entrepreneurial, carving his own niche in a free marketplace.

Mom! Mom! I got a “Satisfactory” in Risk Avoidance!
NYT Editorial: “Time was that a fifth grader’s greatest concern about gym was whether he or she would be picked last for the kickball team. Now, in schools in Hartford, that 10-year-old would-be athlete is being graded on how he or she ‘establishes and maintains a healthy lifestyle by avoiding risk-taking behavior.’ In music class, students are being graded on how they make ‘connections between music and other disciplines through evaluation and analysis of compositions and performances.’”

From popbitch, a Brit gossip newsletter: Knut still no longer cute.
Disgruntled Berlin zoo-goers are complaining that Knut is being kept out of visitors' sight for most days. They claim it's to protect him but an insider tells us it's all political - to stop the attention on him and away from the other animals. So we'd better turn our attention to Nuremberg's rival polar bear after all. Five things to know about Flocke:
1. Four people look after her so that she doesn't get too attached to her owner.
2. Flocke first drew blood with her claws at 5 weeks old (but didn't mean it).
3. She is fed on a mix of puppy milk, vitamins and cod-liver oil with a shot of maize syrup to prevent constipation.
4. Flocke doesn't yet have milk-teeth even though she's now two months old, and polar bears usually get them at around 30 days.
5. When she's about four months old Flocke will be given porridge with carrots, chopped liver and mince.

From The
“Anyone but me roll their eyes through the movie Hairspray? What's up with the equation of black struggle with physical stoutness?”

More obesity, from Slate
“[T]he claim that obesity costs the government $1 trillion is absurd at best and self-fulfilling at worst. Instead, the presidential candidates should pledge support for a federal ban on weight-based discrimination. If we stop blaming fat people for our problems, they might start feeling better—and start saving us money.”

All polar bears are left-handed.

Mind the extension cord
AFP: “David Levy, a PhD in gender studies and artificial intelligence and author of ‘Sex with Robots: The Evolution of Human-Robot Relations’…predicts …[that]…getting it on with an electronic femme-fatale or a superstud sexbot will become an accepted part of the human landscape. ‘Think of it: great sex on tap, 24/7,’ he said. People may even fall in love with their hard-wired sex slaves, he adds.”

New one on me
National Post: “Last August, a blogger in Cincinnati going by the name CincyBlurg reported that a black friend from the southeastern U.S. had recently discovered that she was being called a Canadian. ‘She told me a story of when she was working in a shop in the South and she overheard some of her customers complaining that they were always waited on by a Canadian at that place. She didn't understand what they were talking about and assumed they must be talking about someone else,’ the blogger wrote. ‘After this happened several times with different patrons, she mentioned it to one of her co-workers. He told her that ‘Canadian' was the new derogatory term that racist Southerners were using to describe persons they would have previously referred to [with the N-word.]’”

From the blog, “Mr. Conservative”
“With the pushing of Leftist politicians and environmental groups, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee held a hearing Wednesday to evaluate the delay in listing Polar Bears as an endangered species. The Left sees Polar Bears as a means of shutting down oil and gas exploration, fishing, mining, and virtually any human activity in the Arctic.”

Damn lefties! I was going to go snowboarding in the Arctic, and now I can’t because of those stupid Polar Bears!

Cosmonauts can haz gun?
Internet Broadcasting Systems: “Russian Cosmonauts carry a gun on their Soyuz space capsule, which is attached to the space station…. The gun is located in a survival kit between some seats aboard the Soyuz spacecraft. All the crew members know about it, and U.S. astronauts who fly aboard the Soyuz are trained to use it.”

Intruders? You have been warned.

Bi-polar bear?
Independent UK: “While some insist that bears born in zoos have a right to human intervention to save and secure their lives, others such as the German animal rights activist, Frank Albrecht argue that they become so dependent on man that they end up divorced from nature and turn into hyperactive, disturbed freaks. ‘Knut is a problem bear who has become addicted to human beings,’ he said. The German zoologist Peter Arras has described Knut as a ‘psychopath’.”


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm gonna practice my ironic wink so I can glamorize me some things.

4:05 PM  

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