February 2009

Sperm Stealing and Urban Legends

28 February, 2009 // 1 Comment

Every now and then, the old trope that women are all secretly planning on impregnating themselves with the contents of used condoms rears its ugly head. I’m always amazed when it does, because it seems like one of the most mind numbingly ...

Fort Bragg, We Need to Talk

27 February, 2009 // 2 Comments

I need to rant about local politics for a moment. I realize that this will be intensely boring to readers who are not local, but I’ve been mulling all of this over for some time, and recent events have really instigated a great deal of ...

Lapping Laplanders

27 February, 2009 // 0 Comments

Who says the age of polar exploration is over? Sweet Pete, the Daily Mail never ceases to amaze me. Curiosity flooded the aquarium! We’re a red state now, baby! HAH! The hipsters are facing the hard facts of the current economy: goodbye, ...

Depressing

26 February, 2009 // 1 Comment

This may be one of the most depressing articles I have ever read, because it’s like all of my nightmares come to  life. And, the peculiar thing is that the article is written in a rather congratulatory, smug, happy way, as though the things ...

Moldy Tubas

26 February, 2009 // 1 Comment

Finally! Michael Cera has gotten off his high horse and agreed to do an Arrested Development movie. Yet another story in the growing tide of news articles about the impact of the economy on pets. Submitted without comment. The fate of one of the ...

Patronizing Pregnancy

25 February, 2009 // 0 Comments

One of the more interesting bits of news I read last week was the revelation of several studies which suggested that “pregnancy brain” was a myth, and that in fact, the cognitive function of pregnant women is not impaired. I’m sure ...

Rotund Cherries

25 February, 2009 // 0 Comments

Amnesty International has an interesting new report out on the munitions used in the ongoing Gaza/Israel conflict. Hey, guess what? Spending money on family planning saves money in the long term! Stephenie Meyer, force behind 28 million books sold, ...

Acting Gay

24 February, 2009 // 1 Comment

On my recent trip to the city, I passed a car with a bumpersticker which said “I don’t care if you’re straight, as long as you act gay in public,” and it got me thinking about the ongoing debate over Don’t Ask, ...

Windy Willows

24 February, 2009 // 0 Comments

According to Councilmember Dan Djerde the Economic Development Action Committee (EDAC) is looking for two more members. You can contact the Community Development Department at 961.2827 to get more info, or get in touch with Johanna Jensen or Chris ...
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