Wednesday, September 30, 2009

iTunes

I can't use iTunes, because I need my music player to assist manufacturing my nuclear, biological and chemical weaponry.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Just in case I wasn’t clear before…

Seriously?

Building a border fence would create jobs, which is just one more reason to START BUILDING IT.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

We need a border fence


OMFG, shit is going very wrong down there. (read it)

Start building a border fence, Stephen Harper…

Seriously though, a border fence. 

Now.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

I’m not buying it

I’m sure everyone has seen some variation of this type of ad, but I’ve been thinking...  Eva Longoria is a motherfucking movie star.  Are we expected to believe that movie stars colour their hair with $9 drugstore hair dye?  Come on.
I’m not buying it: the lie or the dye. 
I’m not an idiot, L’Oreal.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Milkless Man Nipples

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Meet Minnie (above).  She’s about 10 weeks old now, and is the newest addition to the household.  So far, her and Meez have been getting along swimmingly.  Meez is constantly intrigued by her energy and playfulness, and Minnie is thrilled to have a big brother around.  They sleep curled together, acting as both each others’ pillow and blanket (see:left) and Minnie loves to play on the Meez.  Yes, that’s right: play ON him.  He’s very mellow and so he sits, stoically surveying his household while kitten-Minnie jumps on him, at him, bites and scratches his face, neck, legs and tail.  He’ll occasionally stop her, holding her between his front legs and clean her head and back, only to release her so she can rampage on with a nice kitteny soft coat.  It’s pretty much adorable.  But as I hinted on my Facebook, she has a strange habit…

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On your right, you will see two sleepy kitties.  Cute, right?  Only on the surface.  If you look closely at the stomach of Meez, just above Minnie’s head, you’ll see some evidence of this strangeness.  Wet, matted fur that results from a kitten searching for a nip.  Minnie has taken to nursing on Meez’s Milkless Man Nipples.  The first two days of Minnie’s arrival, Meez was quite resistant to her advances, but due to his Bob Marley status on the relaxed and mellow scale, he no longer fights her.  In fact, he rolls on his back so she has better access. 
I wish it was cute, but it’s creeping me out.  I’m glad they’re bonding, but when I wake up with the cats laying by my head in the night, I don’t like to hear suckling noises.  I also don’t know what to do about it.  I can pull her away 50 times, and she’ll go straight back to it.  This is something Meez is going to have to do on his own.  The vet said it will likely stop once she’s a bit older.  And let’s hope so—at least when she’s a kitten, you can try to pretend it’s just cute.  A full-grown cat, though?  That’s probably mostly creepy.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Jack White looks like Edward Scissorhands

I think he’s awesome.  New video from the new song from his new album with his new band The Dead Weather.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Today’s Thoughts

First, Meez’s paw is injured from a new round of fights.  On the plus side, this puts my idea for the Dr. House/Meezie show even closer to becoming a reality, but the downside is that he is in pain and hates life.  He especially hates life now that Matt got us a kitten friend for him [Asha], and she insists on playing 22 hours everyday as well as cuddling him every time he sleeps.  He’s annoyed and in pain, feeling slighted and mad at us, but I’m sure once his paw is better, he’ll love her and us again.

Secondly, I just want to express my joy in the fact that my boyfriend has never once beaten me up or given me HPV.   And no, this is not sarcasm: some girls really are that dumb.

BBC Believes…

BBC believes most people will have read 6 of the 100 books listed here:

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen - NO
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien - NO
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte - NO
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling - YES
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee YES
6 The Bible--- NO
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte NO
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell - YES
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman - NO
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens - - NO
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott - YES
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy - NO
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller - YES
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare - - NO
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier - NO
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien - - YES
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk - NO
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger - NO
19 The Time Traveler’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger - - NO
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot - NO
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell - NO
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald - NO
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens - NO
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy - - NO
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams - NO
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky - NO
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck  - YES
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carrol - NO
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame - NO
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy - - NO
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens - - - NO
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis - YES
34 Emma-Jane Austen - - NO
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen - NO
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis – YES (Isn’t this one of the Chronicles of Narnia books?)
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini – I TRIED
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres - NO
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden - NO
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne - YES
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell - YES
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown - - I TRIED, it was terrible
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez - - NO
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving - - NO
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins - - NO
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery - YES
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy - NO
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood - - NO
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding - - YES
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan- NO
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel - - YES
52 Dune - Frank Herbert - - Strangely, YES
53 Cold Comfort Farm - - NO
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen - - NO
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth - NO
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon - NO
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens - YES
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley - NO
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime - Mark Haddon - NO
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez - NO
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck – NO?
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov - NO
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt - NO
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold - NO
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas - NO
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac - NO
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy - NO
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding - NO
69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie - NO
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville - YES
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens - YES
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker NO
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett - YES
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson - NO
75 Ulysses - James Joyce - YES
76 The Inferno – Dante - YES
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome - NO
78 Germinal - Emile Zola NO
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray - NO
80 Possession - AS Byatt - NO
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens - YES
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell - NO
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker - NO
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro - NO
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert - NO
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry-  NO
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White - YES
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom - NO
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - NO
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton - NO
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad - NO
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery - NO
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks - NO
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams - NO
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole - NO
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute - NO
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas - NO
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare - YES
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl - NO
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo – YES

 

Well I started out strong, but only made it to 25-27, depending on how you count it.  This just reminded me how bad of a writer Dan Brown is, and that I need to read something other than Chuck once in a while.  Maybe I’ll start making my way through this list.