Sunday, August 31, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
Zimbabwe swimmer gets cash prize
"Zimbabwe's top Olympic swimmer has been given a $100,000 dollar reward by the country's president, Robert Mugabe."
I don't know much about this athlete, other than that she is a great swimmer for whom I cheered during her races. However, I'm really hoping she doesn't keep this money and scamper back to the USA. How could you take that money from that corrupt government while the people of Zimbabwe are desperate under 11,000,000% inflation.BAD ETHICS, I SAY.
In other political news, SARAH PALIN, WHAT? Thanks for the token lady, Republican fellows!
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
first, it sounds cool, and almost like a karate chop move.
second it means both 'avocado', and 'lawyer (feminine)'.
i feel like my love for 'avocat' helps me understand why David Sedaris loves the french word "Chef", it means boss, but also has all those lovely North american first nations connotations.
Today I had a great day in montreal,
i went to the Musée des beaux arts , had une cafe et une sandwich, in the cutest french bakery, recommended to me by the Museum's security-gard. I pretended i was a McGill frosh, stumbled upon a garage sael where i got two virgin mary pendants, and a dream catcher pin, for two dollars. They were twenty five cents each, but i thought that was too little. i walked further and bought a handmade GIANT wood ring. Walking down st-laurent i found a cafe/used clothes store, where i bought a blue skirt, and contemplated an 80s leather jacket. When Cailin joins me i am going to have her look at the jacket.
Saturday, August 23, 2008
I just read about this 1999 documentary here and it sounds really interesting. From the film's website:
"How's Your News?" is a film project like no other. It began years ago, in 1994, at a summer camp for people with disabilities called Camp Jabberwocky. Director Arthur Bradford taught a video class at the camp and each summer they'd produce a new batch of videos trying to incorporate the talents and unique personalities of the adult campers with disabilities ranging from severe cerebral palsy to downs syndrome. One of the most popular video projects were the news shows which they would produce at camp.
These unusual segments featured unexpectedly poignant and humorous man-on-the street interviews conducted by the campers with surprised passersby. These interviews became the basis for "How's Your News?", a critically acclaimed feature length film which takes five of the most enthusiastic campers from Camp Jabberwocky on a rollicking road trip across America during which they interview just about every person they meet along the way.
A bunch of clips can be found here
I don't think this is in the actual documentary, but this is my favourite
Thursday, August 21, 2008
It has been brought to my attention the Brock University has attempted to do something similar to what Ann requested. They wrote about kids who had there one style, and didn't pay attention to trends, or expectations of their peers. Best of all, the male featured is great friend Jamie Tubbs. Now both brother and sister have been featured in fashion blogs.
If schuman is correct, I want to go to Milan. Apparently it is stuck in the 1930s. What could be better than being stuck in the 1930s!!!!!
well not maybe with the Great Depression, Though I would like to live in the times of great horror films like, Dracula, Frankenstein, Jekyll/Hyde, King Kong.
I read an article making me feel guilty.
maybe, if i ever make some kind of fashion blog, i will attempt to fulfill the authors request,
"And in the meantime, if someone out there knows of (or wants to start!) a street-fashion blog that actually makes a concerted effort to highlight the awesome style of non-white, non-skinny, non-able-bodied fashionistas, let me know about it! I'd love to add it to my daily reading, guilt-free."
ironically, the article linked to a few fashion blogs i have never seen, that I have now bookmarked.
I love the fantasy worlds that surround nerd culture, unfortunately i don't have the memory, time, or intelligence to play the games.
the Warhammer Online game launches soon, and friends of mine are anxiously anticipating it. Jack (the roommate) had me watch the trailer today, it looks cool, and as he explains the world, I am super intrigued. I wish i had the time to just read about the world. but i hardly find the time to read books for school.
You can count on Rachel to deliver insightful reviews of hot new releases, but when it comes to confusing rants about ancient movies you may never have heard of, I'm your girl.
To-day's topic of cinematic horror: Mickey Rooney.
I think it is safe to say that Mickey Rooney is my least favourite actor, and probably the least attractive Hollywood star of all time. (You may remember him ruining Breakfast at Tiffany's as the cringe-inducing and oh so offensive Mr. Yunioshi. By the way, I finally read the original short story, and can tell you that Capote's Mr. Yunioshi was nothing like that. No, that was pure Rooney.)
The fact that he was box office gold goes a long way in explaining America's generally horrible taste in pop culture today. How can people be expected to avoid garbage if their grandparents and great grandparents handed down their shitty Mickey Rooney-loving genes?
A while ago I watched one of his Andy Hardy movies from the 1930s. The funniest thing about that movie was the long scene which demonstrated the wonder of Kids Today and their new-fangled ham radios. They treated ham radios like people used to talk about the internet, in a "My god! See how these youths communicate over long distances! Why, I never thought I'd see the day!" sort of way. Only, unlike the internet, the ham radio was shit. It took the ham radio boy hours and hours to get in contact with anyone, and then they had to send this stranger they'd reached running over to a farmhouse to deliver a pointless message to their Mother. DID THEY NOT HAVE TELEPHONES? Yes. They totally had telephones.
Really, I think a lot of problems would be solved if people simply remembered that telephones exist, and work pretty well. For example, maybe you shouldn't replace your land line with VoIP. If it were up to Mickey Rooney, we'd all have to count on ham radios to summon our ambulances and firetrucks. And then we'd all DIE. Does Mickey Rooney want us all dead?
Finally, wikipedia has provided more damning evidence against Mr. Rooney.
- He claimed that Mickey Mouse was named after him, which Disney denied.
- He claimed that he gave Marilyn Monroe her stage name, which he didn't
- His mother wanted his stage name to be "Mickey Looney," which he rejected. Mickey Looney would have been even easier for me to mock.
- " Laurence Olivier called Rooney 'the single best film actor America ever produced', a sentiment echoed by actor James Mason." This proves that Mickey Rooney THREATENED OLIVIER AND MASON into making absurd statements.
- He wimped out on the role of Archie Bunker in All in the Family because it was too controversial
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
most of it wasn't funny.
One joke in particular about being raped in the face, i did not find funny at all!.
One musical number was hilarious, and i did laugh out loud on occasion.
if you get a chance, watch the Jesus number on the internet, but the rest of the movie, not worth it.
Thanks to both Carly, and Paige, for giving me the opportunity to see the film!
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
we just finished watching the episode "world peace" and are about to watch it on "the war on pornography".
The episodes are interesting and funny! recommended by me!
I don't agree that they don't believe that there is no one who doesn't believe in "world peace". I honestly don't believe that, there are people who like to watch destruction, and like that war benefits them.
i have often wondered if with peace would be boring. But i don't think there were talking about a world where nothing happens. This isn't "We" by Eugene Amiatin. We don't want NOTHING to happen.
In the "war against porn" I gather that Dr. Russle's theories are simplified, but they do a good okay job talking about both sides. Penn and Teller are pretty convincing.
A lot of porn does give both men and women unrealistic expectations of partners, and of themselves. This was unfortunately not addressed.
TRULY this is what men love about women:
1. He loves that you indulge at dinnertime.
Guys love girls who love to eat... that kind of unabashed enthusiasm also tends to translate into other areas—including the bedroom.
2. He loves your occasional obscenities.
letting a curse escape your lips at an unexpected moment can be a major turn-on. “Hearing a woman use profanity out of context gives a guy a shock of sexual adrenaline,” explains Ian Kerner, Ph.D.
3. He loves that you aren’t a neat freak.
guys find the proliferation of hair products, accessories and unidentified stuff strewn about your apartment oddly sexy... Most men think a pair of boxer shorts and a ratty old T-shirt... is your sexiest look... men love you just as you are—in your comfortable, slightly sloppy glory.
4. He loves your extra padding
“My girlfriend exercises regularly, but I think the little pudginess in her thighs is sexy because it shows she’s not perfect.”
5. He’s fascinated by your knowledge of medieval tapestries.
passion for a subject as seemingly obscure as agricultural practices of the Mayans or as popular as Spanish as a second language.
With these insights in mind, this will be the picture I submit for any future personal ads:
Now I'll just sit back and wait for the suitors to line up at my door.
Monday, August 18, 2008
Talk about dueling graffiti. looks like the students of Guelph University have a different perspective. this one was found in the University Center at Guelph University summer of 2007.
i wish the photo was big enough that I could still read the rest of the changes made.
looks like my posts are staring to have a theme.
Sunday, August 17, 2008
There she goes assuming that Rachel must have made a mistake. When really Cailin was using her extensive knowledge of street slang. She got this particular word from Save the Last Dance.
I, Rachel, took this picture at Ryerson University, at Church and Gerrard across from the Hassle Free Sexual Health Clinic.
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