Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Wake Up Cat

It's easy to predict but still adorable. And it has to be a cat doesn't it? Because dogs are too damn loyal to their owners - cats are selfish to the bitter end, which is why I love them.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Celebrities say the darndest things

Gosh I forgot all about this interview. In which Whitney informs us that "crack is whack" - because it's cheap.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Red maple (Acer rubrum)

I know it's a little calendar-y, but I like it. Plus, I'm sick of the city today and want to play in the woods.

Photo by Kathleen Connally

What's in a campaign sticker?

The world is in chaos, who's going to make it better? I have little faith in the curative properties of the American presidency, let alone in any of the candidates. Still, it's fascinating to see what their logos say (or try to say) about each of them.

Illustration by Ward Sutton

Friday, November 16, 2007

Library, barn, or old-timey auction house?

My friends Emily and Ryan are getting married in a library. Perhaps I could interest them? These are photos of the Billy Graham Library, taken by Jeremy Lange for the New York Times. Admission is free! And is that a silo in the top photo?

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Maybe Siberia isn't so bad after all

Photo by Misha Japaridze for the Associated Press

Monday, November 12, 2007

Rusty the Narcoleptic Dog

And it's even better because the voiceover is that soothing, nerdy voice I remember from science videos in high school. Courtesy of Alex Parise.

Dia de los muertos...y platanos

Death rituals, marigolds, candles, and bananas. Seriously, what more could you ask for?

(Photo by Janet Jarman for the NY Times)

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Sex Education, Bollywood Style!

Really Weird Indian Condom Commercial - Watch more free videos

The video's a little long, but it's all worth it come the 5:55 mark.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

"Angel from Montgomery"

Never have I felt so guilty for mixing up Bonnie Raitt and Reba McEntire. The video is courtesy of Yuval Ben-Ami's blog (over there on the lynx list). I don't know why I'm still surprised when foreigners like American folk and country music. I should more just be surprised when Americans don't.

For a fine performance and explanation by the writer of the song, look no further:

Czech it out! (awful, I know)

These two photos are from "Defenestrated: An Account of My Semester in Prague," a blog by my friend Amneris's niece. The photos were taken in London and Berlin, respectively.

I like how many times the bottom one says curry...and the fact that they're eating french fries.

Finals are approaching

Friday, November 9, 2007

Crank That Superman (and Wonder Woman)

Like the song, this video gets old pretty quick. But for about a minute it's brilliant (in the case of this video, for about a minute and ten seconds - I love the guy with the bird mask).

"Crank that (Superman)" by Soulja Boy

Saturday, November 3, 2007

It just goes on for miles...

People are sometimes surprised to learn that I currently have no desire to visit Europe. My feeling is, I get enough culture in this blasted city, give me some open space to roam around in, preferably in shorts.

Both photos are from the New York Times. The first one is of Green Beach in Vieques, and was taken by Michelle Higgins.

The second photo is of the Texas Hill Country, which I've traveled through and is really travel through (probably not to stop in is my guess). Maybe I'm just saying that because one of the towns in the region is named Slaughter. (Sidenote: There's also a town in Texas called New Boston - some guy killed a bunch of people in a KFC there.) The photo is by Mark Graham.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

"Tank 1" by Timothy Schenck

"Goodbye, Mr. Bond"

You know that scene in Goldfinger where the laser's about to slice James Bond in half? Yeah, I never thought a giant waffle cone would remind me of that.

Kucinich on UFOs, Obama on helping the children of Earth

Dennis Kucinich's comment about seeing a UFO wouldn't seem so creepy if he didn't kind of look like an alien. As for Obama's response, it's like my friend Cornelia said: when you're asked a question like that, how do you not deflect it like hell?

Finally, I know this is really vicious, and I like to think that I dislike Hillary Clinton for better reasons than her laugh, but I'm genuinely surprised this video isn't more popular: