So, I finally moved all my feeds over to Google Reader because Bloglines was starting to suck the big one. As a result, I’ll be doing less Blog Dumping here, because Google Reader has an awesome feature that just puts all the shit I like onto it’s own webpage. Enjoy.
Blog Dump, Long Overdue September 15, 2008
Category: Adorable (All from Cute Overload)
Category: Adorable AND Funny
Hedge Fund « Lolcats ‘n’ Funny Pictures of Cats – I Can Has Cheezburger?
Category: Just Plain Funny
Category: Why Don’t I Ever Hear Awesome Stuff?
6-year-old boy: MOM! I WANT A COOKIE.
Mom: If you don’t start behaving you’re going to turn into a deep-fried boy on a stick at the state fair.
Wayzata, Yacht Club
Category: Good Reading
Category: I’m Ashamed to be an American (again) (still) (but proud of these writers)
A Softer World: 353 (It’s only a matter of time, really)
Category: Good To Know
Category: Random Quotes that I’ve Picked Up
I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he or she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights – Maya Angelou
Put your ear down close to your soul and listen hard – Anne Sexton
Category: A Sad, Sad Day
Blog Dump – Long Past Due July 28, 2008
In Which We See Cute Things and Receive Spiritual Guidance from I Can Has Cheezburger
In Which We See Awesome Things That I Or Someone I Love Need To Purchase Post Haste
The Agreeable Sheep from Ooh-Shiny.Net (Heather?)
Puppet Hoodie from Ooh-Shiny.Net (This one is for me, but it’s not in my size….do these things stretch in the wash?)
The Urban Homestead: Your Guide to Self-sufficient Living in the Heart of the City on Boing Boing. (Sarah, you again)
Roku: $100 gadget for watching Netflix movies on your TV (Freaking EVERYONE! This looks awesome!!)
Portable cardboard toilet on BoingBoing. Yes, the Shit Box. My beloved has decided that, because we only have one bathroom, he needs a bucket with a toilet seat in the garage in case we both have the flu or something at the same time. Last time we were at Home Depot he bought the seat for it. For the record, I have been lobbying for the installation of a random basement toilet, but so far he’s not going for it. As a resonable second, I think that we should at least get a shit box. If I’m going to be emptying my bowels in the garage, I want a proper receptacle. Those of you that Twitter will find that this is my new icon. This is why I should never, ever show Christy funny stuff while I am drunk. When she says, “that would make a great icon”, I’m on it like white on rice. However, even when I sobered up I still thought it was pretty awesome.
In Which We Have A Commentary On My Job, Which I Am Not Currently Working
In Which The Holiest Part of Christianity is Blasphemed for Our Personal Pleasure
In Which We Listen In On Conversations:
English teacher: Calling someone a douche is not a constructive comment, even if it’s true.
Flora High School
Columbia, South Carolina
Metro Transit phone employee (on speakerphone): Take the sixteen bus towards…
18 year old girl trying to get directions: Wait, wait you’re talking too fast and my pen died.
Metro Transit phone employee: You killed your pen? You heartless BITCH.
Univeristy/ sixteen bus line
Overheard by Death to ink.
Financial specialist, in front of his pregnant wife/coworker: God, I would nail someone if they had some bacon right now!
Wife/coworker: What the hell is wrong with you?
Overheard by: God Help Me
Boss on phone: That is not clinical! Being an asshole is not a clinical condition.
Ginko Industrial Park
Kitchen grunt: You ever poop and suddenly find the world a better place?
Overheard by: RDC
In Which We Are Surprised. Wait, No We Aren’t
Absolutely fucking OUTRAGEOUS! by Paulius
Fox’s “Anti-Aging Fix” for McCain by Technology Expert
Larry Craig, Daniel Vitter Co-Sponsors of “Marriage Protection Amendment” by Technology Expert
In Which I Have A Whole Other List of Books To Check Out
List of every book read by Art Garfunkel since 1968. I’d like to point out that Art started this list the very month and year that my beloved was born. And that while Art is referenced in this article as a “voracious” reader, he averages about two books per month. This year, I am averaging two per year. And I really need to get going on cataloging them.
Speaking of books, some of my favorite books when I was a kid (and even now, I’ll admit it) were the Anne of Green Gables series by L.M. Montgomery. 100 Candles Anne of Green Gables grows old and gets her due. When my mom introduced me to Anne, the books were actually out of print in the states, and I read the same copies that she had read as a child…the hardbound editions with all of the dust covers missing. For years I thought I was named after Diana Barry, Anne’s best friend, my dad recently told me he picked the name from the Paul Anka song. When my oldest sister was born, when I was 11, I was allowed to pick her middle name. I choose Anne. Although my sister didn’t grow up to be a sassy redhead (wait, yeah she did), she can at least say – for sure! – that she was named after Anne of Green Gables.
In Which I Find New Websites to Waste My Time With
In Which I’m Just….Amazed. And A Bit Disturbed
Man electrocutes pickle to demonstrate power of Christianity So, because I don’t love Jebus, I will not glow in the dark and I can’t make any difference in the world? What?
In Which I’m Just Amazed
The Pregnant Man. I cried recently when I learned that Thomas Beatie and his wife had safely delivered their little girl. While I might just be a little sensitive about the whole having-babies thing right now, it makes me so happy when people who desperately want children are able to have them, in whatever way it happens. Birth, adoption, whatever – these people wanted an expression of their love for each other in the form of a child, and they were able to do it in an unconventional way. It’s beautiful. It would have been beautiful if they’d been able to do it in a “normal” way, too, but then the rest of us wouldn’t have been able to share in the joyous birth of a child who was so, so wanted.
In Which There Is a Gratuitous Post About Bacon
Let me talk about all the things that are right about this post. First of all PORK WEEK HAS A FUCKING ICON. And, there is an entire week dedicated to PORK, nature’s perfect food. WITH AN ICON. Damn, I might need to make that into a button or something. Oh, the article was pretty awesome too. And has a bacon suit. Seriously, this might be the single most satisfying read of my entire life. Should I add it to my yet-to-be-designed list of books? No, cause it’s not a book. But if it were, I’d be reading it. And eating bacon and other assorted pork products.
In Which Women Smarter Than I Talk About Life and Other Big Things
Yeah, whatever, Kate Moss by peggynature
The cult of dieting by attrice
Family Pride by Happy Villain
Eye-Opener by Happy Villain
Long Overdue Links April 25, 2008
Bear hedgehog and coat of arms on Flickr – Photo Sharing!
This is at Christ Church in Dublin – I can’t believe that Jeff and I missed it!
I have so been waiting to use this – from ICanHasCheezburger?
Fat Girl Rants and Links:
Ever had one of those days? by Body Impolitic
A Few Points That Bear Repeating by Fat Lot of Good
Random Stuff from Random Bloggers I Like
Bringing up baby by Everywhere Man
The Blasphemy of Creationism by Greta Christina
Horny Teenage Killers On A Rampage To Hell Day! from Girls Are Pretty
From Quotes of The Day
Bill Watterson – “Careful. We don’t want to learn from this.”
Stephen Jay Gould – “In science, ‘fact’ can only mean ‘confirmed to such a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent.’ I suppose that apples might start to rise tomorrow, but the possibility does not merit equal time in physics classrooms.”
E. B. White -“I get up every morning determined to both change the world and have one hell of a good time. Sometimes this makes planning my day difficult.”
For Good Measure, some Blasphemy from LolTheist:
Why Don’t I Every Overhear this Awesome Stuff?
Satisfied customer: They had bacon I would drop-kick a nun for.
College Age Guy to Suit: Hey, Sir, do you work here?
College Age Guy: Oh. You look nice.
Random Third Guy: You do.
Walgreens, Nicollet Mall
Overheard by Inflatigirl (ok, so I DID overhear this one!)
Guy yelling into cell phone: You know there ain’t no one else. All them other bitches, I don’t talk to them any more. I don’t want no other bitches, just you. I’m with you all the motherfuckin’ time. I ain’t got time to be with no other bitches. Why we gotta fight? Why can’t we just be cool? Come on, baby.
Light rail train all the way from the 46th Street station to the Warehouse District.
Overheard by someone who’s glad to see that romance isn’t dead.
Pregnant woman talking to friend and pointing to small initial charms in a jewelry store: Wouldn’t this look cute on my clit ring? (later…) My doctor wanted me to take the ring out ’cause I’m pregnant and all but hell naw, I done spent $150 on this sh*t, I ain’t bout to take it out now!
Mall of America
Overheard by Amused Employee.
Employee #1: So we don’t sell insurance! What’s hard to understand about that?
Employee #2: I don’t know. It’s like, ‘Don’t yell at the broccoli plant for not growing carrots.’
2145 Riverside Drive
Overheard by: not an insurance salesman
Big Blog Dump (with lots of hedgies!) October 26, 2007
Parents use religion to avoid vaccines – Yahoo! News
Seriously, people? Autism is a very complicated condition, and it is not – repeat NOT – likely to be caused from something simple like a vaccine. People that make the link say that autism rates are rising…but could it be that, like diabetes, the rates are rising because the definition of autism has changed?? I’m certainly not saying that autism is not a serious condition – for those that are affected, it certainly is – but it seems that autism is the new ADD – fucking everyone has it, and if you can’t figure out what is “wrong” with a kid, s/he is autistic. Let’s let diseases be, and accept that individual variations in a person aren’t always a clinical problem that needs to be treated.
Colbert announces presidential pursuit – Yahoo! News
Finally. A presidential candidate that I don’t hate!
Junkfood Science: Junkfood Science Exclusive: The big one — results of the biggest clinical trial of healthy eating ever
Best ending to an article ever:
Health is not evidence of moral
character and pristine diets. Don’t let anyone try to scare you,
threaten you, or get you to believe that if you don’t eat “right”
(whatever their definition) you’ll get fat, cancer, heart disease, or
die sooner. There is simply no good evidence.
Shakesville – I write letters
Damn, I love this woman. I hate Ann Coulter with a hatred I usually reserve for ex-husbands, but Melissa totally put the smack-down on Maxim for hating her in a stupid way.
2007-10-08 Burning Hog Day 3 004.jpg on Flickr – Photo Sharing!
(Adding to Christmas list!)
As you might have noticed, I have become a great lurker on the fatosphere. I don’t have anything particularly interesting to say, and when I do, other woman have said it best. I find that many weeks my best “clippings” come from these woman. Yay!
She Dances On The Sand: Too fat for the job
Shortness Reaching Epidemic Proportions! « Shapely Prose (Sarah, this one is for you! Grow, damnit!)
She Dances On The Sand: Sometimes, other people say it better than I can
Shakesville: Politicized Embryos Are Fair Game
Fussy | Photo
How, exactly, does one install cheeseballs?
I found a fatal flaw in the logic of love.: The Important Stuff: Part I
This reading is amazing. Congrats to Alissa and Evan!
Bitch Ph.D.: Just the facts, Ma’am
For fuck’s sake (see “CUSS”, above). When we people fucking learn about what PP really does? Also, you thorn-in-my-ass anti-choice people, if you don’t give access to/information about birthcontrol, there are MORE abortions. The best way to prevent abortion? Prevent unwanted pregnancies!
not martha: Martha’s Vineyard Fiber Farm Yarn CSA Giveaway
Oh, another wonderful thing on my Christmas list. I really, really need to find some rich relatives.
From Overheard in Chicago:
Man: “I try to help as much as I can.”
Woman: “But you don’t do anything. When I ask for help, you always say you can’t, or you’ll do it later, or some other excuse.”
“But, honey, you don’t understand. The more I help, the more I cause
problems. I can get in the way. I can do something wrong. I can mess
something up. The more I’d help, the more you’d need to clean up after
me. By NOT helping, I’m actually doing more than you think.”
— Submitted by Torpedo
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Teh Interwebs. Let me show you them. October 5, 2007
I love this one, because I think that kitties feets are cute, but also because it’s so fun to see exactly how they curl all up like that!
Hovercat…is hovering. « I CAN HAS CHEEZBURGER?
I need this, post haste, after I’m knocked up:
Uh, Fuck no: Big Fat Deal » To Whom It May Concern
“Don’t you wish there were a knob on the TV to turn up the intelligence? There’s one marked ‘Brightness,’ but it doesn’t work.”
“The average, healthy, well-adjusted adult gets up at seven-thirty in the morning feeling just plain terrible.”
Overheard Everywhere | We’ll Get Ours When We Turn on Bill O’Reilly
Father to squirmy two-year-old looking out bus window: No, honey, that’s a church. We can’t go there — they’ll give you a lobotomy.
San Francisco, California
Overheard by: Rebekah
Overheard Everywhere | Ugh, Noun-Adjective Marriages Are So Unnatural
Guy: I don’t understand! What is a pork roll?
Jersey girl: It’s hard to explain… It’s like if bacon married awesome and they had delicious babies.
That Should Be On The Tab Wikipedia Page.
Curly: Ever had Tab before?
Grizzly: No, what is it?
Curly: It’s diet coke before diet coke was diet coke.
Grizzly: How’s it taste?
Curly: Like a big gulp of dammit.
Overheard in New York | Kindly Clarify Your Objection
Girl #1: I’m living the good life.
Girl #2: No, you’re not! You just sit around eating pie all day.
Overheard in New York | Um… Yes?
Tourist lady, very slowly: Uhhh, can you… Um, excuse me, can you… um, tell me where… that place downtown… I think it’s, ummm…
Lady suit, interrupting: Christ on a crutch! What are you, Canadian or retarded?!
–4 train, Wall St station
More Awesome Minneapolis Graffiti…
DSCF9701.JPG on Flickr – Photo Sharing!
LOLTheist: Blasphemy is Teh Funneh » Blog Archive » My own little pink bunny rabbit … err … lamb
OMG. Christy pointed this site out to me, and I’m in lolve.
Speechless « Shapely Prose
“We may not imagine how our lives could be more frustrating and complex–but Congress can.”
“Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped.”
Chick: So, what’s so special about this phone other than making millions of people shit their pants simultaneously?
It hasn’t got any buttons, or some-such. It can tell who you want to
call by reading your mind. Also, it smells like flowers and tastes like
bacon. Which is handy, since it can regrow its own skin. And fly.
Chick: Well, I’ll be.
Overheard by: I did NOT shit my pants.
Tourist: Is this the 1:13 to Trenton?
Tourist: Oh, well, where is that?
Suit: Are you just, like, picking track numbers and hoping for the best? Go read the screen, you dumbass.
Tourist: You don’t have to be rude.
Suit: You don’t have to be stupid.
Overheard by: Erin
Contemplations of an Ordinary World: My corporate observation for the week
Apparently, Russ and I have the same job.
Life, What the hell is going on?: A Conundrum
What IS the correct answer? In theory, the correct answer is that fuckwits learn to keep their fuckwittery to themselves, and stop pressing it on other people.
This is just cool: Artist gets probation for building secret mall apartment – Boing Boing
The apartment. Not the probation. That sucks.
African family to adopt Britney’s kids. – By Ellen Tarlin – Slate Magazine
In the spring, I’ll tell you that it’s my favourite season. But in the fall, well, THAT’S my favourite season. And here’s why: confetti skies on Flickr – Photo Sharing!
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From the recesses of teh interwebs…. September 7, 2007
Where you fall in poll of U.S. reading habits – CNN.com
This makes me sad. One in FOUR American’s haven’t read a book in the last year. I average over 70 a year…I know that I’m a more voracious reader than most, but seriously? A quarter of the population doesn’t read at all???
In that vein, here is one of the quotes of the day:
“People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.”
Can’t Wait ’til They Go Up against Hillary’s Flying Monkeys
Girl #1: How come the pigeons don’t die when they hop on that third rail?
Girl #2: Because they’re Dick Cheney’s unholy army of the night.
Overheard by: I’m glad I couldn’t vote back then
Overheard in the Office | But I Guess My Underling Will Have to Do
Dispatcher peering into Tupperware container: I am so sick of kielbasa I could kick Jesus in the shins!
Foregound Background 3598 on Flickr – Photo Sharing!
Have I mentioned yet today how much I love the love graffiti?
IMG_8174 on Flickr – Photo Sharing!
This one won’t let me copy it, but go take a look – it just tickles my funnybone!
A Job in Hell: Why I Work
The-f-word.org » Blog Archive » Brains optional in Miss Teen USA pageant
This makes baby Jebus cry.
Cute Overload! 🙂
I ❤ hippos!
And now, for some hedgie goodness:
Poor baby hedges. Have a hairbrush for a Mom. Could be worse. Could be a Marlboro Light.
For more on this story, check out the Daily Mail UK.
Another sign I need in the future hedgie room:
hedgehog`s crossing! on Flickr – Photo Sharing!
Baby Hedgies!!! From White belly hedgehog – 3 days old on Flickr – Photo Sharing!
This is how I feel first thing in the morning: GIMME MAI COFFEH! « I CAN HAS CHEEZBURGER?
And, finally for this week, some photos I loved on Flickr:
DSCF3026.JPG on Flickr – Photo Sharing!
thecurseofbrian does the best graffitti photos ever!
(this one made me think of Boris!)
Free Bacon Night!!! (?) on Flickr – Photo Sharing!
HOOK ME UP!!!!!!!!
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A Banner Time on teh Interwebs August 21, 2007
Boing Boing: Wal-Mart pays Mexican teens $0 an hour
What a fucking shocker that Wal-Mart would try to exploit local labour laws…
There is no such thing as an underestimate of average intelligence.
- Henry Adams
US author, autobiographer, & historian (1838 – 1918
kare11.com :: KARE 11 TV – St. Paul police seeking people who removed man testicles
Dude! Word to the wise! Don’t PAY PEOPLE TO CUT OFF YOUR BALLS!!!!!!!
Savage Chickens: Reconsideration Cartoon
Word, Savage Chicken Dude. Word.
55414 on Flickr – Photo Sharing!
That’s where we live…but not for long!!!
HOLY CRAP!! Minnehaha w/o Falls on Flickr – Photo Sharing!
passiveaggressivenotes.com — passive-aggressive notes from roommates, neighbors, coworkers and strangers
OMG. This just about made me fall right off my chair at work from the laughing.
Cute Overload! 🙂
I particularly love this one:
I CAN HAS CHEEZBURGER? » Blog Archive LegoKitty™ «
Stuff On My Cat: My eyes, dems match.
I’m totally making one of these for Boris
Boing Boing: Flowchart: Is it f*cked up? What to do, if so.
This summarizes my entire work day.
Fatgrrl » Blog Archive » How to sleep in the same king-sized bed as a three year old.
Having attempted this feat, minus the naughtiness, I feel Fatgrrl’s pain. How can such a tiny being take up my ENTIRE BED!!??!!
Minneapolis considers restricting demonstrations | Twin Cities Daily Planet | Minneapolis – St. Paul
Dumbest.Idea.Ever. This means that my wedding reception, at my own house, would have needed a permit. As will church and volunteer groups. What asshattery.
Time for some Hedgie Cuteness….
Scarecrow on Flickr – Photo Sharing!
I totally need to get Furrow to do this:
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Links N Giggles July 31, 2007
Obesity, laxity, and political correctness. – By William Saletan – Slate Magazine
What a bunch of complete horse shit. Anyone who believes the very loose conclusions of this particular study, and uses it to claim that fat people need to be stigmatized deserves to be shot. Or put on a diet. 🙂
In an effort to avoid doing any actual work, here are the pictures I’ve saved off my Minneapolis Flickr feed of late…
CIMG3169 on Flickr – Photo Sharing!
This is one of a display of stone benches at the Walker Sculpture Garden….this one has always been my favorite.
More Love Graffiti!
street art on Flickr – Photo Sharing!
Body Impolitic – Blog Archive – » Health Insurance in the U.S.: The Devil in the Details – Laurie Toby Edison: Photographer
Anyone who minimizes the health care situation in this country needs to be uninsured…or a sickie.
10AM You Don’t Start Out Hating Them
Angry girl coworker: Goddammit! I fucking hate people!
Friend: But you work in HR…
501 Front Street
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instructables : Bacon Placemats : intro
And now for a bunch of pictures that I like on Flickr that I’ve been saving in my Bloglines for far too long…
A Gentleman on Flickr – Photo Sharing!
From Overheard in Chicago (3.16.2007)
Best of both worlds?
(on cell) “You’ve asked me ‘What’s up?’ 15 times in a row. Are you
looking for something? Do you want me to tell you some juicy tidbit
that I’ve been hiding for the past 14 ‘What’s up’s?’ Fine. You know
what? I’m dumping you for a tranny. That’s right. A chick with a dick.
I was going to tell you at ‘What’s up?’ number 3, but I was nervous.
After 15, I now realize that I don’t have to be. Me and my shemale are
going back to my place to rock out with our cocks out.”
– Grant Park
— Submitted by The Listener
WHO? WHAT? WHERE? WHEN? HOW?
posted Mon 18 Jun 2007, 4:34 pm
did it happen? When did we decide that actions DIDN’T reflect the
character of a person? When did we all decide that the media gets to
tell us what to think? When did the news of the day become a popularity
contest? When and how did we decide that individual freedom came before
the greater good? How important are words? How did so many ugly words
become “okay” to use in everyday speaking and WHY? When did words like
adultery, hatred, liar, cheat and scum become just words? When did
words like honesty, integrity, forthright and commitment to doing the
right thing get lost? When did we all agree with “the joke is on them
if they can’t figure out the new way to screw” the system?” When did it
become “okay” or popular to “do it because everyone else is doing it?”
When did being bad become so popular, note worthy, NEWS WORTHY,
important? When and why are “the bad apples” getting all the attention
of the media? What about things that make you go hmm? When did the way
one looks or who they know become so important that their actions are
justified? Where will this all end? What are WE going to do about it?
Freedom of choice; make it by doing something or doing nothing…it is YOUR CHOICE!
warning! on Flickr – Photo Sharing!
I’ve already decided (a few years ago) that when I breed, we’re decorating the baby’s room in hedgie. I’ll need to get one of these printed up for the door!
myshape.com – Home
Thanks to Barbara in Chicago for finding this site…!
Bad Boyfriends and Garlic Bread | BlogHer
The perfect example of why Rule Number One is always correct.
How to Choose a Fat-Friendly Doctor
This is great. I’m lucky that my own doctor is fabulous, but I know there lots of people aren’t as lucky.
“I’m Not A Smug Twat” Bag, a la KRiSTOPHER DUKES: Fashion Writer, Fashion Blogger
Must.have.bag. Do you suppose this would stop the “You Fucking Hippie” looks I get at the grocery store when I produce my own bags? You should have seen the look on the cashier’s face yesterday when I gave her my produce in my little canvas bags…
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