Sunday, October 5, 2008
United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Canada, Portugal, Poland, Spain, Australia, Sweden, Finland, Japan, Brazil, Belgium, Malaysia, Mexico, Norway, Hong Kong, Hungary, Austria, Chile, Singapore, Romania, Denmark, Greece, Bulgaria, Israel, Serbia, South Africa, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Trinidad And Tobago, Russian Federation, Ireland, Thailand, Argentina, Philippines, Taiwan, Egypt, Brunei Darussalam, China, Jordan, Turkey, New Zealand, India, Croatia, Peru, Korea
Saturday, September 27, 2008
The presidential debates were last night - just to state the obvious. While the debate's 'winner' is being....well...debated, there is one point that can't be argued.
On September 30, 1962, James Meredith was escorted onto the grounds of Ole' Miss as the first black student to attend following forced desegregation. Riots, the National Guard, and two deaths later, the University stood with a reputation that would continue to haunt it - as NPR argues - to the present.
On October 26, 2008, Barack Obama approached the podium with the world watching. He would stand and debate with John McCain as the first black candidate for the United States. Forty six years prior hundreds of white students stood scowling, enraged, as a black man dared to enter their campus, American turned and watched, waiting to see the outcome. Yesterday, thousands of students and others welcomed a black man to their campus, thrilled that the candidates had chosen their school as a national stage.
Featured vehemently - even to the point of tiresome - in the debate was the term 'pork barrel spending.' Wikipedia defines the terms origins as "early in American history, when slaves were sometimes given a barrel of salt pork as a reward and had to compete among themselves to get their share of the handout."
And there they stood. Two men vying for one of the most powerful positions in the world. A nation sat waiting to hear what they had to say, but perhaps we had all learned something already.
Look how far we've come.
Friday, September 26, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
4. Mary-Louise Parker
5. Katherine Moennig
[EDIT: I took down the pictures because they were bringing unwanted traffic to the site.]
Thursday, September 11, 2008
So today I was looking for songs by Laura Love on my iPod and I discovered that I have 823 songs with the word, album, or artist including the word "love" in it. Since I never let things concerning my iPod rest, I decided to do a little math.
I have 13,169 songs total. This means if I calculate the percentage ("love" songs divided by all songs) then I get .0643177, or about 6.43%. That's a lot of love, considering everything you could possibly write about. My friend Carly has 1,343 "love" songs and 22,033 (Jesus!) songs total, which makes her love song percentage a pretty solid 6%.
Because I'm at work and bored to death, I decided to go a step further. "Love songs" don't necessarily have to have the word "love" in it, so I compiled a short list of words that are synonyms of love and how many are on my iPod:
- passion- 30 songs
- marry+marriage- 7+14=21
- heart- 247 (I mean, christ, people- can a brotha get some original lyrics?)
- romance- 10
- sex (generalizing)- 58
- erotic (again, generalizing)- 1 (can you guess which song this is?)
My iPod thusly has a 8.5% uncreatively titled love related song ratio. What does yours have?
Harry Connick Jr. (41)
Ariana Richards (29)
Ben Lee (30)
Elephant Man- The Rapper(33)
Richard Ashcroft (37)
Taraji P. Henson (38)
Virginia Madsen (47)
Elizabeth Daily (46)
Kristy McNichol (46)
Scott Patterson (50)
Amy Madigan (58)
Brian De Palma (68)
Makes you wonder how one can celebrate a birthday today without offending anyone...
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
there once was a pigsty on ray
with two straight boys, two girls and a gay
so dawn called a meeting
to issue a beating
so we'd all remember our bitch day
there is a young girl named jessie
who hates when her house gets messy
so she brought out her whip
and gave it a rip
to make the culprits confess
there once was a limey named ed
and tupperware filled him with dread
his meals all in bowls
show portion control
he tosses leftovers instead
there once was a homo named joe
who everyone wished had a fro
he sure could bake
a nice pudding cake
but he couldn't stop saying "hey bro"
there once was a lady named dawn
when she cleans, in a flash, mess is gone
you blink: mopped are floors
you snap: got the mo'er
but damn! there's a shoe in the lawn
There once was a puss called Duncan
He sqwarked and he squealed till his grub come
One day he persisted
Till Ed's mind got a-twisted
And now he's locked in the dunjun.
Their once was dog named Max
who paraded himself as a cat
One day he goofed
When he forgettfully woofed
A blunder that we can call lax
There once was a kitty named Pilgrim
And next to her mate Max she looks real slim
She hates his brother
(They cause quite a stir)
I think it's because she can't fufill him?
Dawn: ‘I like these here rhyming poems!’
Joe: ‘limericks my sweet lipschen, limericks.’