Archive for April, 2007

Court to Women: Drop Dead!

April 18, 2007

Today is a bad day. Insisting that he’s with the majority because this is just a facial challenge to the so-called Partial Birth Abortion ban, Justice Kennedy leaves open the door to an as-applied case– in other words, “come back to us when one of you ladies dies because of this law.”

And coming soon! Court to mentally-ill people who still have some capacity to understand what is happening to them: Drop dead!


April 12, 2007

Now he’s going after politicians!

His evil powers know no bounds.

A. asks: “When will the madness stop?”

Vonnegut, R.I.P.

April 12, 2007


KURT VONNEGUT, JR. : 1922 – 2007

Am I just incredibly dense?

April 12, 2007


I have noticed that people seem to have particularly strong opinions about reggaeton.  By “people” I mean a number of my friends, but they are a diverse group — some are in punk bands, for example, while some are classically trained musicians who compose and produce crazy experimental music, while others are total non-musicians who listen to Top 40, pretty much.

Why is reggaeton so divisive?

I asked one person, and he said “cause it’s freakin’ annoying.”

While this question may appear to be “so a couple of years ago,”  I assure you of its continued relevance both in my neighborhood and on my ipod.


April 10, 2007

Is there anything more agonizing in today’s plugged-in world than waiting for netflix dvds that never arrive? I mean, this is PAINFUL. They shipped them on Friday 4/6 and now it’s Tuesday 4/10. Which means we’ve been dvd-less (we mailed all three back at once) since Wednesday. An eternity!

In Ann Arbor, at least, you could bide your time by going to the delicious AAPL and check out as many dvds as you liked. Sadly, it seems the Brooklyn PL only carries VHS (quaint!) and a smattering of children’s movies. I guess I’ll have to start blogging again.

Fickle postscript

April 9, 2007

Ok, sometimes Stacy is cute.  But the net effect of the show is evil.

Agh. Watching Double Indemnity last night was like eating  a crisp slice of honeydew. Now I feel like I just ate three boxes of lucky charms. And some cheese fries. With gravy.

Next, Delia comes face to face with her nemesis: ARGYLE.

April 9, 2007

Has anyone ever liveblogged What Not to Wear? Does it count as liveblogging if the show is a rerun?




Clinton says: This is the new way of doing argyle. Very deep, sexy V on the neck; this is crazy!!

And I love the hair guy who sounds just like Davy Jones (the Monkee, not the undersea guy with a locker.)

Ok dear readers, now we come to the ultimate question — Stacy London: Good or Evil? She drives me CRAZY. Somehow Clinton doesn’t bother me as much. He is sort of this innocuous Fred Schneider type guy who seems almost as afraid of Stacy as I am. But her, AGH!

I was told by one of my college friends that I am supposed to like her because she is a loud-mouthed Jewish girl. Ahem.

Poor Delia! Why should she have to wear Argyle? And why can’t I stop watching?