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Wednesday, April 14, 2004 03:24 p.m.

Notes from class:

School teaches only conscious mind.
Student comes from the Latin verb meaning to be eager, zealous, or diligent.
Ghoti is pronounced fish. (to prove how difficult our language can be)
Alliteration is a product of extreme emotion. It appears to rise out of feeling or physical action as well as express them.
"Objectivity does not mean detachment, it means respect; that is, the ability not to distort and to falsify things, persons, and oneself." - Erich Fromm

Thursday, April 8, 2004 03:10 p.m.

The Sexual Organ: I especially like track four with the farthest right key played over and over again. Horrific!


Wednesday, June 4, 2003 07:28 p.m.


"Arrieros Somos (Mule Drivers are We)" was painted by Guillermo Meza in 1944 and can be found in this collection of Mexican artwork.

I was reading an amazing story (via caterina.net)about science fiction writer James Tiptree, Jr. otherwise known as Alice Sheldon that pointed to some great female sci-fi writers that I hope to find time to read soon:
Cecelia Holland, "Floating Worlds"; Gwyneth Jones, "Divine Endurance"; Ursula Le Guin, "The Left Hand of Darkness"; Joanna Russ, "The Female Man"; Karen Joy Fowler, "Artificial Things," and Kate Wilhelm, "Margaret and I."
Also via Caterina.net is this test. I insist that you try it immediately.

Test your memory with Memory Man.
I want a penis pillow!

Thursday, May 22, 2003 02:56 p.m.


Does the above picture of Salmita look familiar?

I had a lot of time on my hands today.
Another brilliant article in the Onion: '90s Punk Decries Punks of Today

"They can talk all they want about how much punk means to them, but the simple fact is, they weren't there," Tolbert said. "These kids today have no sense of history. They don't know about Pennywise. They barely know about Epitaph Records. Most of them don't even know about Green Day's legendary appearance in '94 at the L.A. Coliseum. It was a watershed, one-of-a-kind moment in the history of youth rebellion, and if you didn't live through it, as I did, you'll never get it, no matter how punk you pretend to be."

I live in a time of post-feminism, where the boys have become the second sex. When is it going to be clear that equality means neither privilege nor oppression? The New Gender Gap

A new world has opened up for girls, but unless a symmetrical effort is made to help boys find their footing, it may turn out that it's a lonely place to be. After all, it takes more than one gender to have a gender revolution.

Why Dr. Sears is a dangerous man.
Katinka Matson's flowers is a beautiful introduction to scanner photography.
A pictorial guide to all deviant desires.

Tuesday, May 20, 2003 12:11 p.m.

I just discovered The Global Network of Dreams. It would be even more amazing if they expanded their database, especially in the movies. Chuck Palahniuk and Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
Future gift suggestions: pr0n star trading cards and Tijuana Bibles.
Simple reminder: Why we have sex.
And one more naughty link, The Unholy Army of Catholic School Girls.

Monday, May 19, 2003 11:59 p.m.

Unused audio commentary by Howard Zinn and Noam Chomsky for the Fellowship of the Ring. This is absolutely hilarious if you're a fan.
Check out the amazing culture jam artwork at Illegal Art.

Wednesday, May 14, 2003 03:16 p.m.

The Soulmate Calculator tells you how many men or women you'll have to meet to find your soulmate, based on U.S. census figures and some weird theories. According to this: You have to meet 9,129,810 heterosexual males who are between 20 and 35 years old. That's really depressing.

Wednesday, May 14, 2003 02:52 p.m.

The Indentured Generation
For the children of the middle and lower classes, going to college and graduate school should be the single greatest opportunity to get ahead. Yet the very student-loan system designed to help them realize their dreams is, ironically, now leaving many of them falling behind.
This is why we cut up the credit cards, go to the cheaper school, and KNOW what you want to do after college.

Tuesday, May 13, 2003 11:24 p.m.

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