June 28th, 2007

Our dogs have some competition

We see this sight far too often at home…

Oh hai, I fixeted ur pilloh

Found on icanhascheezburger.com.

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June 28th, 2007

Bush Failed the Gulf Coast

After Katrina, Bushed promised help.  But it never came.  And now a pediatrician who stayed to help has  finally given up. Read his powerful story.

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June 28th, 2007

What the World Eats

Check out What the World Eats: a  pictographic essay from Time showing all the food consumed by families from around the world in a week.  Some of the worst stereotypes are confirmed (check out the German’s beer bottles) and the variation in cost is huge (from $5 to $500).  Fascinating stuff.  Sadly, no Australian family though.

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June 18th, 2007

Thank you, Mildred Loving

Loving vs Virginia was the seminal 1967 US Supreme Court case that finally recognized that despite a majority of Americans being opposed to it, it was simply wrong to make interracial marriage illegal. And now on the 40th anniversary of that decision, the wonderful Mrs Loving reflects on that time and how it applies to our situation today. You must read and be moved by the entire statement, but I wanted to highlight this part:

Surrounded as I am now by wonderful children and grandchildren, not a day goes by that I don’t think of Richard and our love, our right to marry, and how much it meant to me to have that freedom to marry the person precious to me, even if others thought he was the “wrong kind of person” for me to marry. I believe all Americans, no matter their race, no matter their sex, no matter their sexual orientation, should have that same freedom to marry. Government has no business imposing some people’s religious beliefs over others.

Thank you, Mrs Loving, for your bravery then and your wisdom now.

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June 6th, 2007

White Center is not Capitol Hill


Closed Auto Parts Store





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June 5th, 2007

Now I understand Pearl Jam

Anyone who’s ever ridden in my car and been subjected to my mix CDs know’s I love Pearl Jam. But this guy’s take on the lyrics to Yellow Ledbetter is just hilarious:

Pearl Jam is famous for not releasing official lyrics to their songs. Fansites take up the cause, but they’re subject to interpretation of Eddie’s luscious, gravelly voice, which isn’t always crystal clear. I suspect that’s often deliberate, and in fact he’s famous for singing Yellow Ledbetter with differing lyrics at each concert. In fact, I think that’s one of the reasons I like Pearl Jam: with each new listen, I often pick up a new nuance or lyrical turn in the lyrics I’d missed before. I still remember when I figured out the line “All the rusted signs we ignore throughout out lives, choosing the shiny ones instead” which remains one of my favourite PJ lines. Some songs I listen to over and over to the point where I’ve figured out all the lines (I’m looking at you, Love Boat Captain), but at that point the magic seems to diminish.

But I don’t think I’ll ever be able to listen to Yellow Ledbetter again without thinking of Mr Potato Head.

Make me fries…

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June 4th, 2007

Every vending machine needs these instructions

No idea where this came from, but the author is a genius. Click the thumbnail to read.

Vending machine directions

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