Entries from May 2008 ↓

Your Album’s Wack. I’m Not Too Crazy About Your Face, Either.

“Don’t be fooled: My face is real. The record is covering my body.”

I’m suddenly not too ashamed to admit that I used to do this before I knew it had a name: “Sleevefacing.” However, I did it with magazines instead of albums. (I wasn’t naked, either.)

Even today, every now and then, I stick a periodical in front of me piehole and strike a pose, just to be silly for the wife.

Aaah, memories.

Girls Gone Wild: “Ishq Kameena,” from Shakti: The Power

I can’t believe my eye…
Tell me I’m not dreaming: Shahrukh Khan’s mind’s about to be blown

Don’t let anybody lie to you: Indian sisters get down. Or, at least they do in Bollywood movies. I learned this the evening I walked into a screening of Shakti: The Power, literally by accident.

Continue reading →

It’s Over, Hillary.

Hope she can hit a low note. Illustration by Euan Mactavish

Come on. It’s starting to get embarrassing. It’s starting to get 3:07-a.m.-on-a-Sunday-night-we-were-just-having-drinks, when-will-they-ever-leave? embarrassing. Like, go home. Even the Fat Lady, above, is packing up to go home.

Continue reading →

Wanted: Advanced Japanese Technology That Will Keep Japanese Engineers from Disappearing

“Are we the only ones here?”
Last ones out the lab, turn off the lights: Japanese engineers

You know the way Americans always talk about Japan as the epitome of engineering? Apparently, that illustration is about to be permanently outdated.

According to The New York Times, “Japan is running out of engineers”: Fewer and fewer young people are entering the field.

Continue reading →

“I’d rather have lots of breast milk than a million melons!”

Truly a big girl now.
Soon we’re gonna need a bigger couch: Eliza Robinson, 7, cozies up to mother, Veronica, for a tasty snack

Kids say the darndest things: The quote, above, comes from a 2005 UK documentary, Extraordinary Breastfeeding.

The 60-minute film features British women who’ve continued to suckle their young past the recommended age of 2 1/4, and some well into elementary school. Bethany Robinson, older daughter of Veronica, above, who prefers milk to melons, or even, as she says in one clip, mangoes, breastfed until age 5. Her sister, Eliza, above, is nearly 8.

Continue reading →

The Old Web Just Doesn’t Go As Far As It Used To…

Old web ain’t what she used to be….

Talented caricaturist Donald Soffritti’s humorous “Decadence” series depicts superheroes, like Batman and Robin, Flash, and Spiderman, above, in their not-so-golden years. Plus, if you like the work of talented illustrators the way I do, the guy’s got a blogroll to die for.

What Jules Verne, Oscar Wilde, and Arthur Rimbaud Used to Surf for Porn

Log on, Mr. Holmes…

From his Steampunk Workshop web site, Jake von Slatt not only talks the steampunk talk, but walks the steampunk walk. Here, he delivers step-by-step low-down on how he built this gorgeous Victorian desktop PC mod. You won’t believe your pince-nez as you eye the finely crafted detailing, below. Continue reading →

Fashion Statement.

You wear it well.

I have a colleague who says that, if one were to sum up the relationship between white people and non-white people, from white people to non-white people, globally, the best way to describe it, in toto, would be with what he calls the Three T’s: Tacky, Trashy, and Terroristic.

Defiant!I thought of his words when I saw this stylish little number, above on the web: A hoodie with the words, “WHO KILLED OBAMA?” emblazoned across the chest. Continue reading →

A Higher Authority, Indeed…


Feds raided the nation’s largest kosher slaughterhouse last week when, after a six-month probe, they established that a crystal meth lab was being operated out of the plant, and that employees were bringing weapons with them when they came to work.

At Agriprocessors, in Potsville IA,

a former plant supervisor told investigators that some 80 percent of the workforce was illegal. They included rabbis responsible for kosher supervision, who the source believed entered the United States from Canada without proper immigration documents. The source did not provide evidence for his suspicion about the rabbis. …

At least 300 people were arrested Monday during the raid, for which federal authorities had rented an expansive fairground nearby to serve as a processing center for detainees.

So, Let Me Get This Straight: I’m Inferior To These People?

Need to know…
They prefer Americans, not Muslims: W. Virginians Tracy and Janet

The Real News Network (Motto: “The Future Depends On Knowing”) describes itself as “a television news and documentary network focused on providing independent and uncompromising journalism.”

So, it was fitting, a little before this past Tuesday, that TRNN journalist Matthew Palevsky went down to West Virginia to cover what this traditionally blue collar, Democratic-voting bloc was saying about the then upcoming primary. (Huffington Post linked to this video, but TRNN‘s own page contains a transcript to the video, part of which is reproduced below.)

Continue reading →