It would be so nice if those who oppose evolution would take a tiny bit of...– Richard Dawkins in The Greatest Show on Earth
I made an abortion joke earlier, it didn’t go over very well.– My bff at her sister’s baby shower.
The last 5 episodes of Felicity are fucking weird. It should have ended with the graduation episode. I’m not allowed to start a TV show (that I intend only to watch by myself) EVER again. Get out of the house.
Dean: What is that Jennifer Egan book called?
Me: 'I'm a Dweeby Loser'? Something like that...
The proportion of the public saying they believed in God declined in Sweden from...– Figures taken from Sacred and Secular by Norris and Inglehart via The Faith Instinct by Nicholas Wade
almost-never asked: Dude, I love your avatar.
The Faith Instinct: How Religion Evolved & Why It...
This is one of those books that changed the way I think about the world. Nicholas Wade is neutral through the entire book, never expressing his personal views on religion, only explaining how it came to be. And it’s incredible. One of many things he discusses is the arrival of religion, and how that allowed humans to evolve to where we are today. In hunter gatherer societies there needed...
Hey Uncle Tom, is everything better than nothing?– The 3 year old at our Easter dinner.
The horrific struggle to establish a human self results in a self whose humanity...– David Foster Wallace via Consider the Lobster
5 rarest animals in the world →
There is only 1 Pinta Island Tortoise left.
An Infinite Jest Holder
I’m searching for a new purse for spring/summer and since I will be taking part in Infinite Summer said purse will obviously need to be able to contain this giant book. Maybe I should start looking into suitcases.. Good Talk.
Now the GOP Is Going After Sexual Health and The...
The world is going mad. nursekate: “But within the space of a year, Republicans went from passively ignoring the anti-contraception demands of the far right to making the issue a number one priority. Suddenly you have Rush Limbaugh, lover of Viagra and serial marriage, agreeing that the only form of birth control he finds acceptable is closing your legs. The conservative blogosphere came out...
There is nothing like..
Coming home and finding that a beautiful floor lamp with lots of glass pieces has somehow (??) fallen over and shattered. Leaving shards of glass EVERYWHERE. Including in the laundry and in your bed. It’s physically impossible that the lamp fell onto the bed in any way. And I’m not aware of glass having the ability to bounce. How the fuck did the glass get into our bed? How...
You would think after sharing an office with a consulting firm that i would have learned a little about what they do. Or at least what a consulting firm is. So far, all i know is they play a lot of ping pong. Good Talk.
Only you could get locked out of your apartment and then locked into a shed on...– Said one Kinko’s worker to another. She sounds like my kind of people.
Eating healthy for 3 days in a row means i can have pizza and cookies for lunch, right?
I want to think seriously about what I can accomplish with what is left of my...– Phil Toledano’s Father, from the project, Days With My Father. Very excited to feature this project in an upcoming issue of The Printed Blog.
Fashion Shoe Talk
I don’t like wedges and I don’t like platforms and I don’t see this ever changing. Give me sexy arches and heals that can double as some kind of spiked weapon in the case of an emergency. Good talk.
Yay! If you’ll be in Minneapolis that weekend, be sure to come check it out and say hello! finding-joy: stuffaboutminneapolis: INCREDIBLY SMALL Trailer by Dean Peterson Susan Burke and Minneapolis’ own Stephen Gurewitz star in this comedy about a young couple who move into a shabby 300 square foot apartment looking to start a life together. But things don’t exactly go as planned. A...
New Abortion Laws Come In Disguise
This is outrageous. Woman’s rights have come so far, it is incredible that in 2011 (said in all caps) we are still fighting to maintain the rights we were granted in 1973. standupforwomen: “The same bill, passed by the Legislature and awaiting the governor’s signature, would require that women hear what amounts to political persuasion by opponents of legal abortion who run “pregnancy help...