Tomorrow the world goes to Chicago. This weekend I will sweat sweat sweat at Lollapalooza. I will give the Claw to Thom for you. See you when I get back.
I would. →
I don’t fuck around. (moustache twirl Anne!)
a bit out of context, but more lively than Pierre...
hungryghoast: i just thought i had a good idea
HG: but apparently it's not a good idea
me: just write it into some fanfic and see how it works
HG: oh god deborah
me: put in a harry and draco makeout scene
HG: did you really tell me to cross that line?
HG: I'M NOT EVEN A FAN
me: and it'll be superpopular no matter what
HG: that's it
HG: i CAN write it
HG: it's NOT FanFic
HG: cuz i'm NOT a fan
me: YOU HAVE STUMBLED UPON THE ULTIMATE TRUTH
me: NOW SCIENCE WILL TRIUMPH
HG: haha actually, i think the truth i might have stumbled upon is that people who write FanFic aren't actually fans... they're not satisfied with what was given, they're not actually fans of it, they're fans of what they made up about it in their OWN heads
me: welcome to the wondrous field of cultural studies!
This is as close as I really come to praying.
Dude, I know you’re at a hiphop show in Minneapolis, but you’re still wearing a pork-pie hat.
A woman at twenty-five is in the flush of her young womanhood; a man at...– 25th anniversary issue of the Ladies’ Home Journal, November, 1908
In degrees of heat and humidity and hair length,...
The biannual Chucktown story →
This is where I used to live, including places I love and not just the Hominy Grill. Just two more blocks north and they would have reached Pizzas. They had over 50 beers at the Terrace? Really? I thought they had about five. Maybe they expanded. They kinda missed out on the so gay part of Charleston, though.
I stopped watching soap operas when I realized I was praying for the characters...– woman in the Honda dealership waiting room
Thursday's There. I said it.
The first hour of The Dark Knight was laaaaammmmeeee. They should have replaced it with the first hour of Mamma Mia! cos that was way less lame. There. I said it. Corrollary to Thursday’s There. I said it.: I spent five hours by myself in the goddamn suburbs and the Mall of America today and that was all I could come up with besides “When I’m in the suburbs I wish I had a...
Let's just do this
Things that are NOT annoying me today. 1. Tara 2. This book, which all fans of women’s media and history should read despite its lack of a cover image on Amazon. (Don’t worry. It’s a poorly designed academic cover anyway.) 3. The chocolate chip cookies I baked last week 4. My high school’s alumni newspaper, which contains the best status update ever: “HIGH SCHOOL...
Predictions that have probably been made about 14...
Remember the last RNC when everyone who spoke talked about 9/11 and heroes and stuff and all the TV stations showed countless pictures of fire and police departments as representative of New York? Here’s hoping that this RNC graces the Twin Cities with lots and lots of bridge metaphors! Let’s build some bridges, GOP. Or else it’s not change I can believe in.
I can’t remember where I read this, but on a blog recently someone hypothesized...– For the 3 people who read this who don’t also read Jezebel. And so I remember. From South In the Winter, via Jezebel
The way to see Mamma Mia!: Sunday matinee in a theater full of middle-aged and older women. So much clapping at the screen! Gasps at Piece Brosnan’s chest! I loved that movie with the same part of me that loved Ocean’s Twelve. Meryl Streep’s character did it with James Bond, Mr. Darcy and, umm, Hrothgar all in one summer! WHAT?!?!?! This makes my summer seem unproductive. ...
This weekend is the 160th anniversary of the Seneca Falls Convention. Just, you know, keep your foremothers in mind.
To be eliminated on account of its lack of meaning
“I don’t necessarily agree.” Instead, how about: “I don’t know if I agree.” “I don’t know if I understand what you are saying so I’m not sure whether I agree.” “I don’t agree.”
Today it is already less difficult for women to assert themselves; but they have...– SdB, you kicked my ass through that last bit of The Second Sex, and it was a much needed chastisement and inspiration. The experience of reading this was all dated and difficult and not entirely what I believe, but it works. If I reflect more, I feel like I’m wasting time.
If you live in New York and work in publishing, it...
Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States had an enormous impact on...– Bruce Springsteen (via azspot) The older I get, the more me and The Boss have in common aside from being from The Garden State…. (via hungryghoast) I knew there was a reason the first record I put on this morning was Born to Run. It was like the Boss was calling to me from Tumblrs across America.
Thursday's There. I said it.
Sometimes I like reggaeton. There. I said it.
It’s more like whale eats popsicle.– The awesome scientist who is dissecting the squid describing an encounter between a sperm whale and the giant squid. Take that, NY Natural History Museum. And Noah Baumbach.
Dear password resetting service at my university: These are the worst fucking questions I’ve ever read. Numbers 9, 11, and 13 are particularly indicative of the fact that these were written by a nineteen-year-old from Bloomington. 2. What street did I grow up on 3. What was my first babysitter’s name 4. What was the first album I owned 5. What was the license plate of my...
So I was reading Maureen Dowd today instead of doing what I should be doing (I was trying to revisit college, I guess?), and she quoted Jimmy Kimmel saying “There’s a weird reverse racism going on.” Googling “reverse racism” yields stories from Time, ABC News and CBS News in the top 10 results. It is not a popular term, but neither is it uncommon. It’s like...
I'm all over this like Bowie on Jagger →
If you were friends with me for any period of time ever, you will recall that I can sing a stellar version of “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” and I also love ice cream.
Humor, explained. →
I don’t much care about the Obama New Yorker cover, but I care about things that are funny. SUPER TUESDAY LINK EXCHANGE BEHIND Y’ALLS BACKS with the ghoast of grumbling stomachs.
Yes, I just selected the book I’m about to read because it was the one with the larger print size.
I just read nearly three years of Sassy in under...
I just saw Tay Zonday at the grocery store. He was having trouble with the self checkout. I learned that when you are an internet star, everyone at the grocery store says hi to you. Shoulda given him finger guns.
List of books the FBI would like to purchase →
Note that in addition to “Understanding Terror Networks” and The Koran, the FBI would also like to purchase several copies of “Powerpoint 2003 for Dummies.” Moustache twirl Magers and Quinn.
Even when you're seeing Wolf Parade
How come every show in Minneapolis smells like farts at one point? Seriously.
Flickr has this woman. And this one. And this one. And there’s also a unicycle dildo, which I originally expected to find in spades when I searched for “unicycle woman.” It would hurt to fall off though. And she doesn’t look happy, but I guess it’s a lot of responsibility to be the naked unicycler in the naked bike race.
I saw an attractive woman carrying a unicycle through my neighborhood and started thinking about how attractive a woman with a unicycle is. (VERY attractive!) So I tried to find some great pictures of ladies on unicycles but I can’t find many over the age of 14. These girls are cool: As are these girls: But where are the women? My preliminary searching is not revealing the kind of...
It is remarkable that in all those forms of behavior the young girl does not...– Simone de Beauvior (who I think of as just SDB and have been holding off quoting for some reason or other) will be the guide to my Sassy expedition