Thursday, October 23, 2008

Oh Sarah, please have my baby

VP candidate says she's a big reader, wants son named 'Zamboni.'

I'm going to get some Palin look-a-like reading glasses from a drug store on October the 30th, and I'll scare the living shit out of everyone the day after.

Embrace the incoherency...

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Hilarity of the week

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Diets worldwide that are rich in fried and salty foods increase heart attack risk, while eating lots of fruit, leafy greens and other vegetables reduces that risk, a groundbreaking study showed.


Now why isn't this is the NO SHIT section?
.. wait, why isn't there a NO SHIT section? Seems like 90% of "new studies and realizations" belong in the category.

Embrace the incoherency...

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

It's kind of hot,

m'I rite?

Anyways, Marcus Nonius Macrinus's tomb has been unearthed.

I remember that part in the movie, where the slave trader/Maximus's master asks him, that as a reward for his good performances in the Colosseum, if he'd prefer a female or a boy. I'm still not over the fact that he didn't pick a dude. I don't remember if he refused the reward, or picked some lady... either way, talk about my impossible expectations for the mainstream media.

Embrace the incoherency...

Monday, October 20, 2008

Hot damn,

Amanda Marcotte used "douche", "douchbag", and "douchebaggery" multiple times too, like, half a dozen times in one page!

...but I digress.

Since I try to make at least SOME of my post not a complete waste of the cyberspace, speak now or forever hold your argyle-induced blue balls, my friends.


Do we really need initials/last names? Though I can how you can get your shirt mixed up in some other team member's laundry. Shudder. We can replace the DT namesake with First Initial. Last Name, if your ego exceeds, well, everything else.

Is that infantile domestic flightless avian slightly less artistically offensive than the douchebag that is our current school logo?

The argyle, stay or go? (Can we at least give the ILLUSION that we're a classy school? Save your "LOL's" regarding that comment.)

Before anyone asks, if you want me to change the design on the account that it's too girly, I will come up to you personally and rip away some precious body part. Yes, I do know your student number. No, girls put up with way too much macho bullshit to hear you whine.

In all seriousness, I've decide to go with Spreadshirt as our provider.

The cheapest option I've found is $15 dollars (lightweight tee) for doubled sided graphics. AA tee's would end up at around $25 a pop, and there are many, MANY other options (no kidding).
There is also the option of have emblems on the sleeve(s).

Well, what do you folks think?

Embrace the incoherency...

Monday, October 6, 2008

Does calling a person a douche make me a bad feminist?

IDK, perhaps.

The original meaning of "douchebag" is so outdated, I don't really know why anyone would be offended by it. I ain't. Is it so bad to call someone the thing that olde time folks used to wash their vajayjays with?

I remember one of the facilitators at the young feminists' convention back in August brought this up. You'd think she's some srsbsns older lady, but she was actually a twenty-three year old, fifth year Women's and Gender Studies student. You'd think someone that young wouldn't like, gripe over the using of "douche" in a negative connotation, but no, she really did.

For a while, I was kind of careful about using that word. Eventfully enough though, I saw the word today, from the pen of another young feminist, twenty-seven year old Jessica Valenti (of Feministing) in her book, He's a Stud, She's a Slut, and 49 Other Double Standards Every Woman Should Know (phew). Let me tell you something, her mouth is foul. That's an excellent quality for angry young women to have.

Some of the insults, I can definitely understand why women would be upset at. Words like, "pansy", "chick", "Mary", "pussy", all suggest being a women, or being feminine is inferior, a unwanted quality. Ironically though, society expects so much more from women. Amidst the seas of expectations, the tremendous amount of things we do are always, ALWAYS, taken for granted. Things like, giving birth, or taking care of kids, are traditionally female things to do (hell, can the first one be any otherwise?), and as soon as we choose not to do it, we're selfish cold bitches who care for nothing except our own asses.

It's simple. When it comes to parenthood, a woman taking good care of her children is the standard. If a man does it, he's dad of the year. One the other end, women who don't have kids are mean career ladies, while men are considerate bachelors looking for the right girl, living the high live ... well, them boys will always be boys, hyuk, hyuk.

So back where have we's. Douchebags, yes. Sure, I'll always keep the somewhat sexist connotation in mind whenever I hear that word being thrown around (but not by me, because that is sooooo 2006). Doesn't mean I'm gonna correct that cute boy who's working on his B.A in Poli-Sci everytime he calls the head server a douche for not letting him going home early to study for next day's exam during a closing shift though, no ma'am.
Embrace the incoherency...