Monthly Archives: May 2007

New restaurant in Lincoln Heights

For those of you who are in Northeast LA, there’s a new restaurant around the corner from me in Lincoln Heights that pretty good. Well Being Spicy Chicken, click for menu and map because they don’t have a webpage. It’s … Continue reading

Posted in Los Angeles | Comments Off on New restaurant in Lincoln Heights

Occupying the landscape differently

“My position on this can be easily misunderstood. I don’t want civilization to collapse (I like Mozart and access to root canal). I don’t want Homo sapiens to go extinct, or the planet to parboil. I certainly don’t believe in … Continue reading

Posted in economics, health, politics, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Occupying the landscape differently

Why Barbara Ehrenreich should not speak at Commencements

“Look, I’m really sorry about the mess my generation and your parents’ generation is leaving to you: the cruel economy, the bloody quagmire of US foreign and military policy, our threatened habitat. And I just want you to understand that … Continue reading

Posted in economics, politics, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Female Ejaculation: a Christian man’s perspective

“Even if a woman has a small ejaculation, it can be messy. The amount of semen a man ejaculates can make an incredibly large mess; and since female ejaculate is thinner than male ejaculate it can spread even more. Being … Continue reading

Posted in amused | Comments Off on Female Ejaculation: a Christian man’s perspective

The Japanese Tradition: Origami

Okay, now this is just weird.

Posted in amused, visual pleasure | Comments Off on The Japanese Tradition: Origami

Bruce Shneier on Security Stuff

“Data collection in 1984 was deliberate; today’s is inadvertent. In the information society, we generate data naturally. In Orwell’s world, people were naturally anonymous; today, we leave digital footprints everywhere.” Is Big Brother a Big Deal? Teaching Computers How to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Bruce Shneier on Security Stuff

Blue Cross still fucking consumers blue, or trying to

“Blue Cross had been canceling thousands of policyholder’s coverage, once they submitted claims, over minor and inadvertent errors. The tactic is widely known and deplored as “use-it-and-lose-it” health coverage. In order to settle a class-action lawsuit, they have agreed that … Continue reading

Posted in economics, health | Comments Off on Blue Cross still fucking consumers blue, or trying to

Irvine Passes Living Wage Law

“What’s a Living Wage? “Definition: A policy requiring employers to increase hourly wages of any employees paid below a certain hourly rate. Hourly rate: Typically a living wage is set so that on a full-time basis, wages are equal to … Continue reading

Posted in economics, politics | Comments Off on Irvine Passes Living Wage Law

Swastika shaped Navy building blogging

“…Swastika shaped building cluster at the US Navy’s Coronado, California Naval Amphibious Base, built in the late 1960’s, can be viewed from space, via Google Earth…while the architect who designed the structures said the shape was quite intentional, a US … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Swastika shaped Navy building blogging

Science! In the News!

“The Wm. J. Clinton Foundation, with Bill himself explaining it on Wednesday, has lassoed a team of banks, energy service companies, and 16 of the world’s biggest cities to reduce energy use dramatically. Tactics include more efficient buildings, lighting standards, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Science! In the News!

Men hate you (TwistyTM)

I write a little about misogyny in comic books, but I think we should all remember that misogyny is a real world problem because too many men hate women. I won’t say all men, but some days it sure seems … Continue reading

Posted in comics, horrfied | Comments Off on Men hate you (TwistyTM)

Better than FEMA

“The prototype, called a ‘clean hub,’ is made from an old, 20-foot-long storage container and houses a bathroom complete with a composting toilet and a solar shower, a 4,400-gallon water tank, a foot pump-powered sink, and water collection and filtration … Continue reading

Posted in economics, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Better than FEMA

Never heard of alternative energy

“The following is a review of US Air Force Major Patrick Sullivan’s 2006 thesis for a Master of Science in Strategic Intelligence from the National Military Intelligence College (NMIC). The thesis examines China’s strategy to ‘buy equity oil interests’ around … Continue reading

Posted in economics, war | Comments Off on Never heard of alternative energy

Mavel gives you…

Made in America… Tentacle porn! This is not Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife and vice versa.

Posted in annoyed, comics | Comments Off on Mavel gives you…

Whoa! Colleen Coover is drawing for Marvel!?

Wasn’t I just saying we need more women drawing at Marvel and DC? Colleen Coover is a big step in the right direction. Would be amusing if she were writing there as well. I’m also very much in favor of … Continue reading

Posted in comics, impressed | Comments Off on Whoa! Colleen Coover is drawing for Marvel!?

Two from the Philosopher’s Playground

“The old joke is, ‘A salesman tells an American that he has a new invention that will do half his work for him. The American replies, ‘Great. Give me two.’” This sentiment comes to mind when I watch people and … Continue reading

Posted in amused | Comments Off on Two from the Philosopher’s Playground

A history lesson

“On Feb. 8, 2004, George W. Bush proudly proclaimed to Tim Russert on ‘Meet the Press,’ ‘I am a war president.’ Like an 8-year-old playing with toy soldiers, Bush, an Air National Guard dropout, looked at war with vicarious enthusiasm. … Continue reading

Posted in politics | Comments Off on A history lesson

ASBAR 5: There goes my street cred

I know it’s uncool to like All Star Batman and Robin, but I love this book. Okay, there was year between issues 4 and 5, and my personal shopper at Comic Odyssey wonders if this series will ever conclude in … Continue reading

Posted in amused, comics, visual pleasure | Comments Off on ASBAR 5: There goes my street cred

The horrors of leaving your computer

“Every now again, though not very often, I think about spending some time away from the computer, pulling back the blinds and actually leaving my basement to venture outside. “But then, my cub scout training kicks in and I realize … Continue reading

Posted in amused | Comments Off on The horrors of leaving your computer

More useful stuff from Rebecca Blood

Beyond Google: 119 Sources for Searching the Deep Web Using the Permaculture Zone Principle for Getting Things Done Hmmm!

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on More useful stuff from Rebecca Blood

What do women want?

From Marvel and DC Comics specifically. I guess I better get my two cents in on the Mary Jane washer woman/pole dancer scuffle before it goes completely cold. You can start reading the massive reaction to the MaryJane Washerwoman Statue, … Continue reading

Posted in comics | Comments Off on What do women want?

Chopsticks, now more than ever

Originally seen at Mr. Dan Kelly, but mine is cooler becasue it’s subtitled.

Posted in amused | Comments Off on Chopsticks, now more than ever

Watch your step

Julian Beever creates ‘hole’ on pavement in Singapore

Posted in visual pleasure | Comments Off on Watch your step

Bye Buy BuyBlue.org

So, BuyBlue.org is kaput. Why do I feel like I’ve been kicked in the gut? Anyone got a replacement for it? UPDATE: Advomatic?. Wish they’d put a date on this post. Oh well. Maybe The Blue Pages, but it was … Continue reading

Posted in annoyed, economics, politics | Comments Off on Bye Buy BuyBlue.org

Defendez le Purple Martin

Your Purple Martin PSA du jour.

Posted in impressed, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Defendez le Purple Martin

LJ on Bloglines?

Does anyone know what I can do to read LiveJournals on Bloglines again? Or why I can’t? That would be very sad, because Bloglines is perfect for LJ. Wading through my “Friends” list wears me out, especially when I’m just … Continue reading

Posted in annoyed, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

What’s wrong with these people?

“Despite heavy public opposition to the conflict, 19 Democrats broke with their party’s antiwar leadership to oppose cutting off funding by March 31, 2008, joining 47 Republicans and one independent in the 67 to 29 vote against the measure. The … Continue reading

Posted in horrfied, politics, war | Comments Off on What’s wrong with these people?

The Tar Pits… THEY LIVE

“Like many other visitors to the La Brea tar pits, sisters Samantha and Katie Salazar watched a basketball-sized bubble emerge from dark, slimy gunk Sunday and wondered, why are the tar pits bubbly? “For years, educators at the Hancock Park … Continue reading

Posted in Los Angeles | Comments Off on The Tar Pits… THEY LIVE

The Queen on democracy or something

“I visit the United States this week to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the landing of a small group of British citizens on a tiny island in what is now called the James River, here in Virginia. With the benefit … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Queen on democracy or something

California Hospital Gouging (the $ kind of gouging)

“California hospitals charged uninsured patients more than three times what private insurers or government programs would pay for the same services in 2004, a higher differential than all but two states in the country, according to a study to be … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on California Hospital Gouging (the $ kind of gouging)