Tuesday, June 26, 2007

I hate the world today.

I thought nothing could upset me more than the article "Girl provoked pedophile - judge," but watching Bowling for Columbine for the first time comes close.

Did you know the NRA held a pro-gun rally in Denver, Co. ten days after Columbine? Yes, you have the "right" to meet, Mr. Heston, but it doesn't mean you have to let common decency fall by the wayside. How many years ago was Columbine, and gun control has gotten more lax?

Every day I hate the world more and can't see an end to this madness. It's okay to rape a 10-year-old if she looks 16, and it's okay to own automatic weapons that serve no purpose other than killing someone.

Nothing changes.

Anyway, I'm off to finish watching the movie now.

Monday, June 25, 2007

And my point is so made.

Can you distinguish pricey art from kids' paintings? A quiz.

Saturday, June 23, 2007


A quiz!

On CBS and Fox, sex is not allowed to sell:

a) Hamburgers
b) Condoms
c) Cars
d) Cleaning supplies
e) Web sites
f) Beer

If you chose "b," you are correct!

CBS and Fox are refusing to air a Trojan condom ad.

Their reasoning (from this article in The NY Times)?:

    Fox said that it had rejected the spot because, “Contraceptive advertising must stress health-related uses rather than the prevention of pregnancy.”

    In its rejection, CBS wrote, “while we understand and appreciate the humor of this creative, we do not find it appropriate for our network even with late-night-only restrictions.”
Because a) preventing pregnancy isn't "health-related" and b) the Christian fundamentals are so dim they will forget that condoms also prevent pregnancy just because an ad doesn't mention it and thus they will forget why they don't approve of condoms?

Sunday, June 17, 2007


Note to self: no day baseball games.

Except I'm going to another one today.

It was hot yesterday at the Indians vs. Braves game. The sun was shining right on us the entire game. I found it hard to concentrate. Everyone got free bucket hats, so they were nice and useful. The Indians need to get rid of that Chief Wahoo logo, though. Geez.

We had pretty good seats, though, right by the Braves bull pen and left field foul line. I enjoyed watching John Smoltz of the Braves warm up - he's such a legend. Only three players are left from when we saw them 12 years ago in Atlanta: Andruw Jones, Chipper Jones, and Smoltz. Eddie Perez, who was always Greg Maddox's (another legend) catcher is now a bull pen coach. That's cool. When I waved to him, he waved back.

The Indians lost 6 - 2. : ( When the score was 2 - 2, the Indians second baseman fumbled the ball a bit on aan easy play, and the Braves hitter was safe at first. The guy sitting in front of us threw down his hat in digust. What an overreaction! My mom and I busted out laughing. The Indians got the third out on the next play, so come down. I get pissed at home watching a game, but it's not like this game is do-or-die.

There were a lot of Braves fans there. They both have the same colors, the red and blue, so it was hard to tell who was rooting for who at times!

And then our section was on the big Scantron for an uncomfortably long time! Smile and wave?

Friday, June 15, 2007

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There's always next year!: A Cleveland fan's mantra.

Seriously, though, the Cavs will be back in the Finals and eventually they will win. It took Jordan six years (also my mantra)!

I am going to the Indians game tomorrow, also prob. on Sunday, too.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Smart Women...

Last weekend, while we were at a bookstore in Legacy Village, I saw an absolutely darling collection of office products called "Smart Women." All of them had retro drawings of women and slogans like, "Smart Women Read between the Lines," "Smart Women..."etc.

Smart Women Store

I realize that this company is more or less using a marketing ploy, but I just love the products anyway.

And I won't feel guilty because:

"Capitalism isn't about welcoming women into the fold, or using our newfound economic clout to make changes in the way the system works. It's about making money. It's about tapping into what really is a very new and powerful phenomenon - the woman who makes enough to pay the rent and several credit card balances, but is young enough to be free of major money-sucking responsibilities - and channeling her for its own ends. So go on, go buy cute things. Buy cute things you want. But make sure you know why you want them. Retail therapy works only if you know what you're trying to cure." - Rita Hao, "And Now a Word from Our Sponsors - Feminism for Sale," BITCHfest: Ten Years of Cultural Criticism from the Pages of Bitch Magazine.

I know why I want to buy the products: because they are cute, not because I'm under any delusion that the company cares more about feminism than it does money.

Anyway, I think Smart Women actually is -at least partly - more than a marketing ploy, because they are affiliated with the League of Women Voters, and that's something, and they have rather decent links on their Web site. But they're still trying to make a profit.

Monday, June 11, 2007


"There is a dangerous myth going around this country that sexism doesn't exist anymore, that we have gotten past it and that 'alarmist' feminists are an outdated nuisance. Warnings like 'Oh, watch out - here comes the feminazi!' abound in our culture, as if for a woman, entitling yourself to an opinion puts you on a par with followers of the Third Reich." - Margaret Cho, from her foreword to BITCHfest: Ten Years of Cultural Criticism from the Pages of Bitch Magazine

I am only past the introduction, but already I am in love with this book! Something modern, finally! Plus, the loveliness of picking and choosing which articles I want to read, if I don't have time to read it cover to cover (although, I think I will have time, since it's fabulous).

"I believe that a thinking person in today's society can be driven mad by isolation." - Margaret Cho, same as above.

So needs to be a caption for something of mine.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Eastern Conference Champs!


LeBron has lived up to the hype

I am excited, but I also can't believe it. Oh, LeBron, you have the hopes of an entire city on you now (as always, but now more than ever before).

It's hard to believe LeBron is only 22 years old most of the time, but then you see him smile and celebrate after a victory, and there it is.