July 2009

Slippery Slopes

31 July, 2009 // 4 Comments

One of the very valid criticisms of abortion which rarely gets raised in the public discourse is the intersection between abortion and concerns about disability rights. It’s a conversation that’s happening, but it’s not attracting ...

Thursday Night LIFE: Ominous Rumblings Edition

30 July, 2009 // 0 Comments

In 1939, the writing may have been on the wall, but LIFE Magazine seemed almost unaware. As always, click on the images for embiggenment and a transcription of the captions if you have trouble reading. There’s a lavish multiple page spread on ...

101

30 July, 2009 // 2 Comments

We are all stumbling, to various degrees. One of the interesting things about being human is that we keep discovering the same things again and again and being convinced that they are entirely new and that we are the first to  have thought about ...

Operation Normative

29 July, 2009 // 0 Comments

Operation Beautiful has been getting a great deal of press in the feminist community lately, and I’m still not sure how I feel about it. I’ve read a lot of comments arguing that it’s empowering and revolutionary and awesome, but I ...

Goodness on Six Feet Under

28 July, 2009 // 0 Comments

After my discussion about content on Six Feet Under which kind of startled and upset me, I thought that it would only be fair to talk about content which pleased and excited me, because it really is a great series, even if I disliked some of the ...

A Pocket Guide to Thoughtful Disagreement

27 July, 2009 // 5 Comments

So, when I got linked on Whedonesque last week, my first thought was “woo hoo! I’ve achieved one of my life goals!” No, I jest. But I was pretty excited. And then I read the first comment, which started “Wow, I hugely ...

Kings: The New King

26 July, 2009 // 0 Comments

The season finale of Kings was a two parter, so I decided to talk about both parts in one post, because I’m obstinate that way. And because they fitted together neatly, so it made more sense to talk about them both at once, rather than ...

Fruit or Flowers

25 July, 2009 // 3 Comments

Evidently that’s the traditional gift for your fourth anniversary. Oh, but the modern gift is “appliances,” which I find delightfully capitalist. And I do need a new vacuum. That’s right, kids, this ain’t livin’ ...

Surreal Moment of the Day

24 July, 2009 // 0 Comments

I ran into a member of the Lost film crew at Harvest! Harvest, of all places. Well, I assume he was in the Lost film crew, because he was wearing a snazzy “Lost film crew” shirt, but I didn’t actually talk to him because I ...

Chocoventures

24 July, 2009 // 4 Comments

While Tristan was up for the Fourth, we had a chocolate tasting and backgammon adventure which seems worthy of documentation, primarily because I creamed his ass at backgammon and also because chocolate was involved. Actually, first we went to Glass ...
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