Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Palin-attack 2008 continues

You know, I used to think Matt Damon was kind of a Streisand but, I think he's rockin' the shit in this one.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Photo of the month, maybe of the year

Notes: On Hugging

Practiced publicly and privately without stigma in many nations across the planet, hugging is something I have ingrained in my interpersonal behavior. I hug everyone, and I mean everyone. I hugged my bosses at the Christmas party last year after four glasses of Malbec and a rum and Coke. I regularly hug my friend's husband, who voted for Bush once... maybe twice, and still, I hug him every time I see him. I've hugged my UPS man, a great waiter that I had once in the North End, and friends of friends of friends. I've hugged countless numbers of random people in bars, of strangers' dogs, of trees. I hugged someone that I saw crying on the subway (unsafe? eh, maybe).
I tend to hug a few seconds too long. I'm not the let-go party, I'm the oh-are-we-done-now-question party. Hugging is something people do all the time and I wonder what they think about it. I wonder how it makes them feel. The reason I am initiating it makes it pretty clear that I enjoy it. It's a good way to reconcile with a person. It's an even better way to show your affection or attraction for someone without taking things too far. Hugging is used as a key component in anger workshops across the world.

Hug someone today. Hug three people today. Don't be afraid of germs, or judgement, or getting a boner.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Peace out, ice shelf

This is so not news, but it is, however, in the news. Canada's ice shelf is performing a mass exodus. BBC article here. It is just so frustrating to hear morons like Sarah Palin go out there and say things like "Polar bears? Fuck them. They're bears. We don't want them here anyway." And "Abortions? Ah, ah, ah, we refer to those as schmaschmortions."

Seriously, visit the World Wildlife Federation website today and take the six bucks you were about to spend on Wendy's new and improved Baconator, and donate it.