by Dolk (who montana met and partied with when she visited Norway last year)
Skip to 7:00, “Do you agree with the Bush Doctrine.”
I thought this was a really good point, brought up by writers for Jezebel.
MOE: You know what is interesting, reading this interview? I feel like I sometimes err on the side of chalking up most Republican gaffes and idiocy re foreign policy to a kind of purposeful vagueness that buys them the license to invade whatever they want. But it should not be so hard to brief Sarah Palin. How could she come off so blindsided? How difficult is it, really, to grasp basic foreign policy? Why are so few politicians capable of giving a more accurate assessment in a television interview than i could? And I think to be honest, maybe it is tough for Sarah Palin to grasp. Maybe she just doesn’t absorb information about Sunnis and Shiites and Iran and Pakistan the way, you know, Barack Obama would. It isn’t that hard! And yet, it’s not like this shit gets taught in our schools, and that probably includes the communications curriculum at all six of Sarah Palin’s colleges.
MEGAN: My concern, though, is that it makes her just enough of a “regular” American that it’ll make regular Americans want to have a beer with her and mock us elitist Americans’ obsession with little things like the Bush doctrine and how starting an actual war with Russia might be bad. And that’s sort of what got George Bush elected. Twice.
Thanks Dan P.
Em brought up a good point in her mcdonald’s post. Why is it that all of a sudden jazz, a good education, community organizing and cosmopolitanism are considered bad, boo-worthy things? Roger Ebert (yeah, I didn’t know he wrote op-ed seither) thinks its ridiculous too, especially because we’re talking about the qualities we want to see from a future world leader here.
so lets drink our coffee at McDonalds!
McD’s is launching a new anti-Starbucks ad campaign.. it goes something like this: “In the 30-second “Intellectuals” spot, a woman sitting in a leather chair, sipping coffee in front of a fireplace with piano music playing in the background, tells her friend about McDonald’s new lattes, and says, “Now we don’t have to listen to jazz all day long.” The commercial ends with a voice-over saying, ‘Try McDonald’s McCafe coffees. All the coffee. Hold the attitude.'”
I’m not the biggest fan of Starbucks (except for one special Starbucks), but I have to say McDonalds is being a total dick here.. and sounds a lot like the GOP right now, to be honest.
Remember when Rudy Giuliani, suggested that the reason Obama was anti-Palin was that Wasilla, AK wasn’t “cosmopolitan” enough for him? I forget.. Giuliani was the mayor of which American city? Certainly not one known for CULTURE, right?
Just wondering when being intellectual became synonymous with being a douchebag. Jazz is superlame, let’s get happy meals.
It’s called thenewgay.net (whatever you do, do not type .com…trust me). I just read a hilarious and oh-so-true post on the perks of being single by DC’s Other Steph. The part that hit home hardest for me was the last point: You Don’t Have to Worry About Disappointing Your Whole Entire Family When You Break Up With Them
“It is, however, a bummer for those of you whose parents are more proud of your sig nif’s accomplishments than your own. If only you had won all those trophies. If only you had gotten your PhD and learned how to play the upright bass. Too bad, just don’t break up.”
I loved this segment on NPR, where ‘Joel Salatin, a farmer from Swoope, Va., talks about what actually happens when one attempts to put lipstick on a pig.’
listen to it now, ok!!
This one depicts what people were doing last night instead of watching Project Runway.
Zack and Nora and I went to zoo once and discovered these. Here’s one doing the beady-eyed intense look.
I don’t have a source to back up that these are real, but they’re amusing either way.
These are apparently genuine clips from council complaint letters…
1. My bush is really overgrown round the front and my back passage has fungus growing in it.
2. He’s got this huge tool that vibrates the whole house and I just can’t take it anymore.
3. It’s the dog mess that I find hard to swallow.
4. I want some repairs done to my cooker as it has backfired and burnt my knob off.
5. I wish to complain that my father hurt his ankle very badly when he put his foot in the hole in his back passage.
6. And their 18 year old son is continually banging his balls against my fence.
7. I wish to report that tiles are missing from the outside toilet roof. I think it was bad wind the other night that blew them off.
8. My lavatory seat is cracked, where do I stand?
I think I listed this site once before, but I’m having a slow day and I think it’s worthy of its own post. ffffound.com is a really great site to go to for inspiration. People are constantly tagging and posting new interesting images on the site so you can sit all day and reload and new images will continue to pop up- and you can follow images threads according to user and theme (sounds complicated- just try it).
ps. I don’t know if anyone has noticed but this is my 4th straight post in a row. I’m blogging to procrastinate for my reading for my class tomorrow. any procrastination/concentration tips would be appreciated.
My favorite woman fronted 70s classic rock band, Heart (no joke), isn’t down with Sarah Palin using their song Barracuda as her theme song. To be honest, neither am I. From Yahoo news.
Despite the Wilson sisters’ objections, one of the song’s co-writers said he was “thrilled” that the song was used.
In an e-mail to Reuters, the band’s former guitarist, Roger Fisher, said it was a win-win situation. Heart gets publicity and royalties, while the Republicans benefit from “the ingenious placement of a kick-ass song,” Fisher said.
But in a subsequent email, Fisher said he strongly endorsed the Democratic ticket, and would donate a portion of royalties he receives from the Republicans’ airing of “Barracuda” to the campaign of Sen. Barack Obama.
“With my contribution to Obama’s campaign, the Republicans are now supporting Obama,” he said.
Yea- a lot of stores have done pop up stores in the past but I feel like this fall there have been more than usual, or cooler ones i’m more interested in visiting.
Like the Target Bullseye Bodega only open from Sept 12-15th in four manhattan locations (i’m posting locations mostly so that I can easily reference and for your information as well- but mostly out of convenience for myself).
101 57th Street at 6th
813 Broadway between 11th and 12th
489 Broome Street between Wooster
and West Broadway
West Broadway East Village:
325 Bowery at 2nd
And then French boutique Colette(check out their website and their hott jams) is doing some funky, brilliant collaboration in the flagship Gap store for one month (9/6-10/5). This event/installation/store is so epic, it has it’s own cutesy website- colettexgap.com
We reported when Renegade Craft Fair was visiting Brooklyn. Well guess what? Now it’s in Chicago.
ps. it’s sponsored by PBR
On the Street…Dip Dye, Williamsburg, NY
“I’ve noticed the recent trend of dip dye fabrics moving from the runways (i.e. Bernard Willhelm SS08) to the streets. This chic woman pulls off this wonderful dress with some unexpected brown boots.”
It’s Sartorialist for cats!
Apparently any mention of lip stick is now an attack on Palin and women. Note that Huckabee took Obama’s side. Also note that McCain himself used the phrase to refer to Hillary’s health care plan.
Louis Vuitton pigs are ready for the runway. This feels wrong, PETA step in!
Did you say Orla Kiely? TOO BAD YOU FAIL. That’s from Pottery Barn Teen. Nice job on ripping her off like it’s nobody’s business, though. I totally fucking want that chair.
From this site. So pretty.
Ok, two things make this video awesome:
1) It’s totally a dance we have to learn before the next Idiotarod
2) It’s for a good cause.
Where my bees at?
Thanks SwissMiss. And yeah, I kind of jacked your post title. I’m sorry, I just wasn’t being very creative.
Good question Steph, why did they put a random mansion behind mccain during his speech? (jfyi- when i watched it on tv, it was just a blue screen…) I think a better question is though, why did they make the stage look like a penis?
That’s former Senator Bill Frist you see speaking on tonight’s redesigned RNC stage, with a lovely projection of the African plains at dusk as his backdrop. You know what else is a projection? The massive black cock on which he’s standing.
Why the random mansion behind McCain during his speech? Here’s a theory that I really hope is true.
People magazine calls it Katie’s chic streak, but I agree with Tim Gunn. The baggy rolled up pants are weird. Cute haircut though. Want.
Updated: art parade has been canceled for weather related issues- rar
September 06, 2008
Along West Broadway from Houston to Grand Street
Deitch Projects, Creative Time and Paper Magazine are pleased to announce the fourth annual Art Parade. The parade will take place on Saturday, September 6th, at 4:00 PM on West Broadway. Following the success of the past three Art Parades, we have again invited artists, performers and designers to create floats, balloons, placards, portable sculptures, performances and street spectacles. This year’s parade will include over 90 projects, including those by Jim Drain, Barry McGee, Clare Rojas, Beta Tank, Yoko Ono, Dzine, The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black and Kenny Scharf, and will involve over 900 participants, making this the largest and most dynamic Art Parade yet.
Deitch Gallery is the best! (seriously check out their site) I imagine that their parade will be lots o fun AND they are doing some event with East Village Radio on Sunday. The Vivian Girls, one of my new favorite bands, will be playing live- jfyi.
Get your ass to the Playboy Club!! Obvs! Oh, Michael Phelps.. way to mack it.
This can’t be real, can it??
here’s the about us section:
“Not to cut the story to short or anything but a bunch of us got bitter, disenchanted and crabs, so we wanted to put our college educations in biology to good use. We brought on an MBA guy (who says we can’t use his name, and he’s smart for it I’m sure) and today we’re right here. We may be the scum of the earth, but we’re making an honest living doing the very thing you wish you could do, which is give crabs to your ex.”
FYI – for $298 the Gold Package can be yours.. and those are the shampoo-resistant crabs. Zing!
hahaha. It’s fake it’s fake. that kind of got me.
New installation art in NYC – with biodegradable trash bags that beautify the streets of New York while drawing your attention to how much trash we produce. $30 for 10 trash bags. Nice work! Too bad we have a garbage shoot. Join the effort here!
From Steve / UrbanDictionary–
tr.v.; To document in the form of a weblog.
We thoroughly blogumented the details of our trip.
See also: blargument
A few examples i thought up myself…
I’ll blogument your mom. I can’t stop blogumenting Sarah P’s ridic antics. Em was the first to blogument McCain’s love of The Hills.
Cool ads from National Foundation for the Deaf in New Zealand for Deaf Awareness Week.
Oh Tyra. You wooed us to stay up late tonight watching the season premiere of ANTM Cycle 410934873596 (that’s the exact number of “cycles” they’ve done). You won tonight, I’ll give you that. But whenever I look at you and your head full of thoughts of world domination and awareness-spreading intentions (see: this cycle’s contestant Isis), all I can think of is that time when Spencer and Heidi came to your show and said something so racist that the whole universe should had been shocked but you were too stupid to notice.
(I can’t find the clip anywhere else online except from The Soup, which is great, I effing love The Soup, but just skip to about 6:28 in…)
I’m sorry. That’s just ridic-ba-dunk-a-dunk-ulous.
holy shit holy shit holy shit
God I love NOTCOT. I’m basically just going to jack this from him because it’s late and this shit is really cool:
Yamaha has teamed up with au Design to create Band In My Pocket – a series of cellular phone prototypes that also function as musical instruments. Depending on the prototype you use, you can turn your phone into a brass instrument, drum sticks, piano, string instrument, etc. The au Design website is in Japanese, but be sure to check out the videos that showcase each design (click on the black box with the arrow beneath the diagrams). Also worth checking out are videos of Band In My Pocket in action over at Bola Sociology’s blog.
Too bad nobody fucking cares about how to set a table.
I know, I know, anyone who reads Apartment Therapy knows where I get 80% of my posts from, but still. C’mon. How could I not post about this.
Apparently, there are places that will turn your pet’s photos into paint by number art. Emily, this might be the perfect (I’m sorry, “puuuuurrrrrfect”) craft project for us to work on!!!
Please start thinking about which picture of Meetza we will be immortalizing.
Also, this totally makes me think of Pussydoodles.
I really love how this is ultra modern but still looks very Eames-era.
from this place
I bet McCain is rethinking that vote against sex ed funding. Oops! (ok ok I’m really done now)
These cats have wings!
I thought I’d give Sarah a break.
Was this where her baby was born?
Oh no, never mind. It was at a legit hospital.
For some reason I’ve been really mentally slow today- feels like I drank a bottle of nyquil last night. Here is the best I could do for BOD. There are better, longer entries…check it out here.
I don’t mean to be rude, but these liberels are D-U-M-B. On the site dailykos, there is some yahoo claiming that I am wrong about when the pledge of allegience was written. I pointed out in 2006 that the pledge was written by our founding fathers in the 18th century. Well, guess when it was written you dumba**es- in 1892.
Word of advice liberels- GET A BRAIN.
im excited- we got a fancy atenna at the dollar store and now I can watch gossip girl in my own living room instead of making em and nora dvr it for me. xoxo.
I’ve been spending some time looking into the spunky Sarah P. and apparently many an internet meme has sprung up around her already. I’m trying my best not to rant about her, so I’m just going to include the ridiculous videos, pictures and memes I’ve found so far. (i do believe though that McCain is going to ruin her life…)
Little known facts about Sarah Palin…
She named her children Bristol, Piper, Track, Willow, and Trig.
btw- Wonkette is currently dedicated to covering Sarah P. so you should check them out too for continuous updates
oh yeah- and her 17 year old daughter is preggo (hence the juno pic)- congrats Bristol!
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