Monthly Archives: April 2007

Islamic Swim Suit

Well, I guess that’s okay. But can you swim in it? Hey, don’t laugh too hard, friends; if my choices were the above and a thong bikini, I’d go with the above. Let’s hope it never comes to that, eh?

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LA Event Traffic Paranoia

“Visions of mass gridlock turned into versions of mobile grandeur Monday as commuters found themselves coping just fine with immigrant protests that closed major streets in Los Angeles. It had been billed as the motorists’ day from hell. But automobile … Continue reading

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Am in ur base

Steeling ur donerz DayByDayCartoon.com

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Qomics for Queers, but funny for all of us

“So, like a good little gay boy, I turn those expectations into innuendo in the weekly feature Qomics for Queers. I’ll do my best to read between the lines, reinterpret artwork, and completely make shit up about the past week’s … Continue reading

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Chinese Cheesecake anyone?

“All female version of Three Kingdoms. All the generals and warriors from the Chinese historical novel ‘Romance of the Three Kingdoms’ have became women!” I have no idea who this artist is, nor can I figure it out from the … Continue reading

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Why (and how) I blog

“The promise of the Internet-as-(Library of )Alexandra is more than the roiling plenitude of information. It’s the ability of individuals to choreograph that information in idiosyncratic ways, the hope that individuals might feel invited by the gravitational pull of a … Continue reading

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I’ve wondered about this

“The question I am here asking is: In what ways, if any, are our thoughts affected by the shift from the pen or the typewriter to a word processor? My question is not whether thinking about computers changes the image … Continue reading

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The penis and its malcontents

“So long as you aren’t throwing your hang-ups in other people’s faces, or expecting the rest of the world to conform to them, you really shouldn’t waste time worrying about them. Straight men who’d just as soon not look at … Continue reading

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The Astonishing Rodeny Smith

(via the ever amazing Wood S Lot)

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Of course this was before AT&T broke up

More Ernestine

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Oh, this is good. Kinkos owns me now.

“[M]ost digital copiers manufactured in the past five years have disk drives the same kind of data-storage mechanism found in computers to reproduce documents. As a result, the seemingly innocuous machines that are commonly used to spit out copies of … Continue reading

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Blogging the backlog

I tell myself that if I do this I can dig up more Laugh In videos.

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My struggle with the 60s

Link to YouTube page for more Laugh In goodness! I won’t pretend I don’t remember all this because I do. But looking back, I’m not sure a little kid should have been watching this and my parents did a great … Continue reading

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Hubba Hubba

Weng Ziyang (via StartDrawing.org portal, whose motto is: “Nearing 4 billion Asians… there must be some good artists.” Well, I think so.

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Defendez le chocolat

The FDA is entertaining a “citizen’s petition” to allow manufacturers to substitute vegetable fats and oils for cocoa butter.. Ew. Thank God, Julia is on the job. The FDA has been entertaining this petition since 2006 and we’re just hearing … Continue reading

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We don’t need a day of mourning, we are mourning

“A rational citizen, using whatever diminished faculties are left to her after a lifetime of governmental, cultural, and religious manipulation, will process the Virginia Tech event the same way she processes the news of any senseless butchery perpetrated by crazy … Continue reading

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Virginia Tech

I just saw the tape that the shooter sent to NBC. It’s dreadful. That poor child was insane. Now, let’s think about this. He was 23, and a senior. There are two missing years there. His writings and his tape … Continue reading

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Another UPDATE! UPDATE already: Defendez la Pibgorn!

May 11, 2007: Pibgorn at GoComics.com, May 14, 2007, but Dru! is on the page already. May 7, 2007: Pibgorn’s new home will be at www.gocomics.com on May 14! This just in: PIBGORN HAS AN ANNOUNCEMENT LIVE JOURNAL!!! Brooke McEldowney … Continue reading

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Ever wish you looked like a cover girl?

Well, maybe you do. Head on over to iWANEX STUDIO, click on PORTFOLIO, click on a thumbnail at the bottom of the page and run your mouse over it to see the retouch. Maybe it was just schadenfreude, but, man … Continue reading

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Friday collage blogging

Traveling Light, by Ginger Mayerson

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Clowns to the left of me, Jokers to the right, Here I am, Stuck in the middle (class) with you

“Working in a grocery store used to mean a stable middle class living. That changed in Southern California with the creation of a two-tier wage structure in 2004. Those hired after the strike make significantly less than those employed prior … Continue reading

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Responsible pet care

If you love your dog… don’t do this to your dog. Happy Easter to those who celebrate it and happy everything else to everyone else!

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Via Rebecca Blood

Which microlender makes the best use of my $20? (RB) The Global Glass Ceiling RB Sub-Prime mortgages are starting to fold (RB) Identity theft: A 24 Step Recovery Plan (RB) Modified Toy Orchestra RB Clearing out my saved links and … Continue reading

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Patrick Nielsen Hayden Kirbyfies it for you

“As for the danger of Friedmanizing, I was comparing Blackberry models with my cab driver in Nogales when it struck me with the force of a mattress full of Communion wafers. The Middle East is the Kirby Silver Surfer, while … Continue reading

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Universal Healthcare

“‘Real universal health care is demonstrably possible. SB 840 (the California Universal Healthcare Act), a bill I am carrying in the California Legislature, covers every California resident with comprehensive, affordable health benefits, and contains the growth of health-care spending while … Continue reading

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Friday Collage Blogging

Winter, by K Mas-Gallegos

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I don’t NEED to see 300

From CuteOverload.com, where else. Yessss I do read Cute Overload, what about it?

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Feminism, because that’s what it is, and comic books, which are not just for kids

“So, Steph doesn’t matter to me that much a character, but she matters to me as a very powerful symbol. And unfortunately, that symbol is now one of how the contributions of women are systematically denied, ignored, explained away, and … Continue reading

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Avon and the way we live now

Full disclosure: I do not use Avon products, but some of them sound pretty cool now. This post is about a lady who sells Avon in Las Vegas, New Mexico (the original Vegas!), is a single mom, has a wonderful … Continue reading

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Mayerson comic book agonistes

Avoid this if you don’t care about comic books and the female gaze or whatever it is. So Kevin (no, not that one) raises this question about Stephanie Brown: “Stephanie Brown played the role of Robin for three publishing months, … Continue reading

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