Food for thought
tentacular: Stand down: literature has defeated the Thought Police. Belgium’s supreme court has defeated the mischief-making of the whining PC brigade. Tintin is not banned. Huzzah! The badness of the bad faith involved in the commentariat’s discussion of this issue, the relentlessness of their categoric elisions, the unpleasantness of their crowing over the victory, should come as no...
Funky Retro Nails! →
Blew my mind while looking for circuitboard stamper plates.
Paleontology: Was there really a vampire who fed... →
Prepare to be confronted with something scarier (and cuter) than Jurassic Park’s raptors. In the mid to late Jurassic, the world was full of furry, flying vampire pterosaurs who fed on dino blood.
Gently wafting curtains: Woman in Comedy: A really... →
gabydunn: Part of me thinks it’s too soon to be writing about this because I don’t think I’ve completely processed how I feel, but I also think maybe this has happened to other women and I should talk about it in as raw a way as possible. I’m still really embarrassed and ashamed and garbled… What i’d like to know is, where was security?? EDIT: What I meant, and could not express...
Don’t Make Windows into My Uterus: On Religious... →
'S**tstorm' Chosen By German Linguists As Top New... →
“shitstorm fills a gap in the German vocabulary that has become apparent through changes in the culture of public debate.”
Valentine's Role-Play gets couple arrested →
I am torn between ‘ah sweet love’ and ‘what.were.they.thinking?’ Overall glad they got arrested, not because there was anything immoral with a little fun role play but more for the ‘juuust in case she’s been drugged lets arrest them and give her time to shake off whatever she is on…’ And besides, what a FAB story to tell your kids. “The day...
My Milk Toof →
My Milk Toof is just one of the sweetest little art projects around. I am not one to loose my mind for cute things but this has to be the exception! For ease of reading I went back to the start - you can read starting here or just start reading from the main link in the title.
Tips for Home Made Nerds
So today I was happily typing at my desk (typy typy typy) when suddenly my insert/overwrite flipped from insert to overwrite. No amount of toggling the button would turn it the other way around. After some keyboard cleaning and desperate cursing I found the toggle inside Word 2010 that lest you change it from the inside. Directions can be found here. For some reason the ‘overwrite’...
River Marked by Patricia Briggs: Review
*Some spoilers! Be wary!* I *loved* the Mercy Thompson books when I found them a few years ago. Mercy was a nice mix of sassy but also sensible, and the world was vivid and interesting. I think Patricia Briggs is #zomgawsome. However, I think the series is at its apogee and has nowhere to go but down. The progress of the series stopped eliciting feelings of “zomgawsome!” with...
Coco Chanel Quotes →
Coco Chanel, deeper than I thought.
5th Grader Accidentally Makes Explosive in Class,... →
surlyalpaca: Kenneth Boehr wasn’t expecting more than the usual from his ten-year-old students when he started a lesson on the Periodic table and handed out the molecule modeling kits. Then Clara Lazen handed him a model constructed from oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon atoms, and asked if she’d made a real chemical or not. Boehr found himself stumped. So he took a cellphone picture of the whole...
LEGO Gollum! →
LEGO, ok. You made up for the Girl Lego thing in one fell swoop. Meet LEGO Gollum.