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Friday, July 17, 2009

I love looking at the BBC's pictures. Happy-making.

So I have to start preparing for work, again. Booo. Good news - this means READING. YAY. I'm going to re-read Brave New World, 1984, The Catcher in the Rye, and The Scarlet Letter. That should take me through the first month of school. I love Orwell and Huxley so much. In fact, I think that if I was honest with my writer-self, I would want to be George Orwell when I grow up.

Oooh, ooooh. Daisy of Love. I just have to make sure that this gets on the happy list. I know that reality shows are evil, and reality dating shows are the dregs of a degraded society in which nothing is sacred or good or lovely.

But Daisy de la Hoya is so perfectly stupid. I don't mean that cynically. I mean that she is unintelligent, and it does not actually matter. In fact, it works to her advantage and makes good TV. I like that, especially when people who are supposed to be intelligent reveal that they are just as stupid as everyone else - I'm looking at you, Riki Rachtman. "Resolvement" is not a word! You're looking for "resolution."

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

In other World News

I am so proud of our President. I'm proud of the way that he enriches global conversations by making them more complex and meaningful, not derivative and disingenuously* simple. But I wonder if he has the wisdom and credibility to go to a place like Ghana and say, essentially, "get over colonialism"? People seemed to like that, though.

So he is very, very good at being a symbol in a time when that is exactly what the country needs. Really.

I have such a crush on him.

*Although I'm not sure that Baby Bush was actually disingenuous, since one has to be kind of ingenuous to cover it up with dis. And I like to think of Russell Brand when he says that Bush "would not have been trusted with a pair of scissors" in the UK.

Dammit, Iran

168 people in Iran died in a plane crash. The BBC expresses its skepticism over "damaged" black boxes by using the quotation marks of questionable statements by a government. It also implicates the "Western world" - planes in Iran are old and made in crappy Russia due to sanctions.

I wanted to make this a "woohoo, you GO GIRL" Sotomayor post, but instead, it will be a GET YOUR FUCKING ACT TOGETHER IRAN post.



Tuesday, July 14, 2009

I forget that I maintain only a third of my blogs on a consistent basis. Hello Blogger!

Today, Nice Roomie Bob and I made a pizza. Okay, well, I made a pizza, and Bob ate it. But it was teamwork because he is going to procure some fresh fish. FISH!